Saturday, February 26, 2011

Precious things/2 Teddy bear

26. 02. 2001 1

This teddy bear was a mourning gift from Mr. C. Today, six years ago our first kitty Norbert died. I was devastated. This teddy was of great comfort to me during the mourning period. His name is Mr. Scrumpy.

26. 02. 2001 2

Even though Mr. Scrumpy is now quite old and scrumpy looking (hence the name), I'll never part with him.

26. 02. 2001 3

This is a photo of Norbert. Forgive the lousy resolution, this one was taken by an ancient camera (before digital technology was readily available).

Update: I also forgot to mention that teddy was made in Sweden and is partially filled with barley. (I'm trying to support high quality plushies)

The purpose of this post series is to show you some of the things that surround me. This isn't about bragging in the sense of: look how many pretty expensive things I have. All of these items are important to me out of various reasons. What they all have in common is that they have come to define me and my life in some significant way. In the end it's all about the story. And I love a good story.


  1. I think that this post series of your precious things will tell us a lot about you! Precious things can´t be measured by what they cost.
    I have had a post much similar, but not quite, so maybe I´ll follow your example one day..
    I understand your love for Mr. Scrumpy. He came at the right time.

  2. Thanks Mette! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so yes to those who read my blog these posts will reveal a lot about me.

  3. Mr Scrumpy is gorgeous!!! We don't have a very good track record with our farm cats, but we keep trying.

  4. Aww I can understand how much Mr Scrumpy means to you, Norbert looked like a real cutie, and what a great name too.
    I also wanted to answer a comment you left on my blog, hope it's Ok here, wanted to make sure you saw it. The stones I used on my dress were black, I also have these coloured ones in my stash (I have no idea why). I would say each one took a few minutes to sew on, similar to a large button.

  5. Dear Allison, thanks so much for commenting. And yes, I like to give my kitties interesting names and considering Norbert's ancestors were wild forest cats he needed a name with a bit of a punch.
    I do read your blog regularly but thank you for answering here. I was sure the stones were bronze colour, I guess it's a trick of the light.

  6. wow great i have read many articles about this topic and everytime i learn something new i dont think it will ever stop always new info , Thanks for all of your hard work! personalised teddy bear