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
Is Autumn your favorite season?

It certainly is one of my favorites. After all the heat and humidity, I really crave
the cool days and almost frosty nights. I'm a sucker for all the apples, cinnamon,
pumpkins and Halloween goodies, as well. And the fall colors just wrap it all
up like a soft, wooly sweater.

Of course, with three shows coming up - and one this very weekend - I find
that I am spending much of the fall season, so far, in my bear workshop! I do have
some bears to show for it, however. Please take a peek at the Newstuff page.

Note, also, that some of the Raspbearies will be appearing at the Rocking Horse
Gallery in Fredericksburg, VA during the shop's Open House on the first weekend in
December. There will be several other artists there and this will be my debut visit.
You will find the contact telephone number at left to get details of the weekend
from the shop directly. We are excited to be invited to this wonderful event!

My show schedule and links are on the left. The Raspbearies hope to see you in  
Farmington, CT,  Hunt Valley or Fredericksburg soon! I will certainly be putting my
two new knees to the test this year. Come chat!
© 2007-2016 Vicki Stephan Updated September 2016
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Raspbearies will be
at these upcoming
(click on show name to open a
window to the show web page)
Eat, Drink, & be Scary!
Ready for Halloween?

Hunt Valley Holiday
Teddy Bear Show &
November 13
10am - 3pm
Embassy Suites
Hunt Valley, MD

Rocking Horse
December 3
Fredericksburg, VA
Call shop for details:
(540) 371-1894
Still Available