I am sooo ready for Spring this year!

But Mother Nature has had other ideas here in New England. We hope that Winter
has finally taken it's last gasp, but who knows.....

I have been ramping up my sewing and have several new bears to show you as soon
as the finishing touches are complete. You see Betty Sue and her little sock monkey
above. They will be available at the Quinlan show in Philadelphia April 29-May 1.

The show schedule to the left has been updated. The Raspbearies hope to  see you
in Philladelphia, Syracuse, Farmington, CT and Hunt Valley  this year.

Last September, the Raspbearies celebrated 30 years in business. Coincidentally,
They also appeared in the January 2016 Teddy Bear & Friends with a lovely story.
Here is a link to the digital version:    
TB&F JAN 2016

Here is a PDF file if you can't use the link directly:    TB&F pdf

Meanwhile, back at Rapbeary Cottage, I have only recently started to venture
downstairs to the bear studio as I rehab the new knee. It is still hard to sit for a
long period and so sewing is a bit dicey. Alas, I have a very sparse inventory of
bears and also a few special projects that await my muse. So in the coming months,
I hope to be repopulating the galleries with bears that are actually available for
purchase. What a novel idea!

Have a warm and fuzzy Holiday Season and hope to see you in the new year!
Vicki & the Raspbearies
Summertime....at last!

And TBAI is coming around again. Please note that TBAI has returned to its
August time slot: August 16-18 to be exact and will be in Syracuse/Liverpool, NY
as for the last two years. See details to the left.

Above, you will note that Cooper has a bit of a problem! Together with his little
chicken coop and his new companions, he will be available at the Gallery Sale in
Syracuse. As always, around 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the Gallery
pieces will be donated to organizations involved in the preservation of
endangered species. A most worthy cause!

There are a number of pieces - both old favorites and some new ideas - in various
states of completion and all over my workshop. I am working hard to get them all
comepleted (as usual!) I will try to keep updating the website  and add any
new stuff both here and on the Raspbearies FaceBook page.

I hope the Raspbearies and I will catch you all somewhere along the show circuit!

Enjoy the warmer weather !
© 2007-2018 Vicki Stephan Updated June 2018
Raspbearies will be
at these upcoming
(click on show name to open a
window to the show web page)

August 16-18, 2018
Public Show: Aug 18
Holiday Inn
441 Electronics
Syracuse, NY  

Bears  Near
Sept 29, 2018
10 am - 2 pm
Homewood Suites
2 Farm Glen Blvd.
Farmington, CT

Rocking Horse
December 1, 2018
Fredericksburg, VA
Congrats on the New Job!
Gallery Piece for TBAI 2018
Looks like Cooper's successful little egg business has
taken a FOWL turn...
Please see the NEWSTUFF page for details
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