Friday, November 02, 2012

finished and begun

and here is the finished bear 

back when my daughter was little, I made dozens of this style bear

when my friend ask if I could make one of these for her new great grand daughter, my biggest concern was could I find the pattern --- after all, I can build one of them practically in my sleep 

 I used to make these out of robe velour, but apparently that is a fabric that is no longer available (at least it wasn't available in my local stores), so this one is made out of fleece 

 pretty cute --- totally baby safe, washable --- just a good kid toy all around 

I don't make bears much any more, but I'm guessing I need to hang on to this pattern

 the beading continues

the openings in the backing are where I'll add the slices of shell in much the same way I added the big oval ruby glass in the chocolate cherry piece

this is a new technique for me and it's been fun finding ways to use it

the DH says the outline looks like one of those animal skulls on the desert -- I'm working on transforming it

yesterday I entered the mug piece in the contest I made it for --- I ended up titling it "Full 'o Beans" --- now I just have to remember to check their blog on Dec 12 to see if I make it into the finals

I've been doing some research the last couple of days, and I'm sure there is an answer out there, I just haven't been able to find it yet. 

At the recent doctor's appointment, the doctor changed some of the DH's medications.  Because his insurance mandates a mail in pharmacy, we had already ordered and received the next 3 months of one of these medications.

My first call was to the mail pharmacy to see if I could just return them -- they are all still sealed.  Nope, they won't take them back.

Next I called the doctor's office to see if they could take them and pass them on to someone in their practice.  Nope, I was told if I brought them in they would just flush them down the toilet (WHAT!?  I know that is a BAD idea!!!)

So now I'm searching for someone that can use this medication, still in the packaging sealed by the manufacturer.  It just seems wrong to just throw it away. 


AlisonH said...

What?! Around here, there are places you can take old meds to have them safely disposed of--and they specifically ask that they not go down the toilets and into the water system. Huh.

I had a $2000 a dose med I no longer was on and a cousin was on the same one and no longer had insurance covering it. Mutually solvable problems.

Jessie said...

You are the most prolific and renaissanced person I know of! The teddy bear is absolutely adorable and reminds me of one I had as a kid that still sits in my Mother's guest room.