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Monday, June 14, 2010

The French Bear Blogazine Story!

Hey everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. I got through mine by laughing my dooper off reading your comments. You sugars are just too dang funny. Susan from Art of Mine called to check on me last night and she was reading some of them to me and we both were cracking up.

I truly believe laughter is the best medicine for anything. If I had not laughed my way through my breast cancer I would not be here today laughing at your comments. God blessed you with a great sense of humor and blessed me for getting to read them. lol

Suppose to start physical therapy this week and I told Alan the other night (you know the friend of mine that thinks he is funny) I said Can you see me in a bathing suit and the stupid man replied ," I/m trying not to experience that vision!"

This morning I have another Maggie at The French Bear to tell you her story Isn't this the cutest bear.

The French Bear.......hard working wife,mother, and grandmother by day and teddy bear, bunny and doll making the rest of the time. I have been sewing and creating for most of my life. I love to learn new forms of art and to meet and be inspired by other friends who create and stitch. I am married to the “Dutchman” and I love to share photos of my beautiful grandchildren, I have been known to take hundreds of them......

Someday I hope to be able to teach them to sew and create.

My love of hand work and art came from my Mom, Emilia who always taught me to reach for the stars and to create from the heart. For most of my life my sister Karyn was my inspiration, she was a very talented and gifted artist. When I lost both of them, I lost all my desire to be creative.....until I stumbled into the world of blogging.

I haven’t looked back since then, there are so many beautiful and talented artists in this vast community of bloggers. Each one has touched me in some way and I hope to always give back to those who have shown me such kindness and faith.

When I met Maggie, I immediately felt a sisterly bond....not sure if it was partly her and partly Ms. Pearl.....that woman cracks me up!

Thank you Maggie for being a great friend and fellow blogger.

Margaret B “the other Maggie”
Thank you honey for sharing your lovely story with us. Just keep creating don't stop like I did when the fool left. I was writing a book had 25 chapters written and loved doing it. After he left I wrote one chapter and I slit someone throat in it. lol....Did decide to start back on it after getting to know all of you I think I am going to name the book  Here Lay's A Fool.
I miss my Tempation Mondays so I may start those up again. So if you want anything to share with others on Temptation Mondays send  it to me.
Remember everyone has a story to tell so be like the other Maggie and send me yours.
Love to all
PS:  Last night trying to go to sleep I decided you will have to help me give my roommate a name. I can not see me calling her Hey You!


Julie Harward said...

I am amazed that you can must have a great sense of humor to be able to laugh while having that kind of pain! You are a strong women, maybe that Mrs. Pearl is what makes up the most of you?! :D

Debby said...

Always good to see you on here. I have a confustion to make. I thought Tinkerbelle was a name you called your daughter. I loved therapy, escept for getting the chubby body in the suit and then out of a wet suit. Water therapy really helped me. You will like it as well, I hope. Get better Miss Maggie. I will check out the other Maggie as I love bears. ((((HUGS))))

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Maggs! Love that you featured Margaret B today. Love that gal and her creations. I hope to someday own one of her bears. They're just too sweet!

Now, as far as your roommate. We first have to determine if it's male or female. Then you need to consider something complimentary. They're nothing worse than a pissed off spirit. Perhaps you could choose a 'unisex' name to cover either gender. are my thoughts. "Rhett" for a male (if you're sure). "Scarlet" (pushy broad - also if you're sure), or maybe "Alden" (that could be either male or female, and could be a contemporary or historical name)...and we all like catalogs, too, right?
Failing that, just call it "Shadow".

Glad to hear you're feeling better. I can almost see the smile on your beautiful face!
Love you,


Thanks for coming by:) What a darling little bear and a charming story she has.. except for the loss of loved ones, but thank goodness she found her creativity again in blogging:)
Me too. Funny, when my hubby wanted to get a computer upteen years ago... I thought no way! the devils handtool.. ha! Now I don't know what I would do without.. in fact I am sooooooooo wanting a laptop.

Sue said...

What an interesting and hopeful story from the "other Maggie." I promise I will write one as per your request. If you can go to physical therapy and get yourself well, then I can certainly write one post!


Lori said...

Margaret from The French Bear is super talented and so sweet...i loved reading a little more about her here...thank you for sharing her story...i hope things go well for you at therapy and you are feeling better soonest!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Was wonderful to discover your blog through reading Margaret's post today.
I enjoyed reading the review of Margaret, who is so lovely and makes the most beautiful creations.
I look forward to coming back to visit.
I hope that you are feeling better and the therapy goes well.


Shirley said...

I am so glad that I found your blog. Margaret B. was one of my first blogging friends who stopped by and left comments which I truly enjoyed. She is such a special lady and I love the bears, the dolls and all of the things she makes. I love seeing her granddaughers because my grandchildren are all boys. I wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog. Karen at Valentine Design designed my blog. She took a blog banner I had and expanded on it. She made all of my little things. She is really easy to work with and I love what she did for me. She is hosting the Blog Party that is coming up around the 18th. I am just going blog hopping this year maybe I will do it next year. I go for a swallow test tomorrow and an upper gi next week. I have problems with swallowing medicine at times and they think I am getting an ulcer. I don't know. I so enjoyed reading about your ghost. I know it is not funny and under the circumstances I don't know how I would react in your shoes. I hope physical therapy goes well. Have a wonderful week.

Vicki said...

That's the roomie's name....

This time next year you'll be dancin and crackin jokes about all this..

Love ya Maggie :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wonderful feature on the other Maggie! She's such a talent! :-)

Dan said...


I loved ready Maggie's story! Thank you for sharing it with us.

I am thinking of you and hoping that you get better really soon. This would be a great time to finish that book. I bet it would be a best seller. I know I would read it!

Take care and rest!


LiLi M. said...

I'm here through Margarets French Bear blog. She is sooo talented! Love to read more about her and getting to know you. Though I haven't read much, only this post, I'm already an admirer. We should say you are an artist of life. Have a lovely day! Nice to meet you!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Margaret is such a talented woman; I'm so glad you featured her! Thrilled to have found your blog as well. I'm hoping to read through some of your posts today. {Blog reading helps the day job go by faster}! : )

NitWit1 said...

A very touching post....loved it. Hope the therapy is the answer.

Anonymous said...

Good to see you here sweet Maggie. I hope the therapy works wonders for you and you will be back up and running on all cylinders soon. This has not been a fun break from mowing for you to say the least.

Loved the story of the "other Maggie". I am off to see her blog.

Wishing you the best with therapy.

Lots of warm hugs for you!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Maggie, I can't imagine being flat on my back staring at the rafters this long! I enjoyed reading this post as I always love to read other people's stories. Everyone does indeed have a story to tell.

Just Deb said...

hi! i agree with your statement about laughing at breast cancer. I've been very public about my battle with stage3 bc. I made jokes and laughed throughout it all, and i always say thats the reason i made it through without any problems. :)

sitting oh so pretty said...

Hi Maggiexx I totally agree that laughter is the best medicene!!Pop over to mine and have a little read at my posts on my label 'giggle time'. It is completely bonkers but I reckon it will make you laugh. lots of love Karenxxx

Karen Whittal said...

Hi There, Glad to see you are still laughing, sorry that you are not yet pain free, but I am keeping you in my prayers, thought of you the other day, we were away for the weekend, came out of a public toilet and the lady in front had...... toilet paper hanging over the top of her jeans...........

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Maggie......glad you are starting therapy. Things should be going totally uphill for you from here. You have been such a trooper and an inspiration to all of us with your humor and bravery!!

Thank you,


~ Regan said...

hey Maggie! You and Christi need to check out page 202 in the new (july) issue of Better Homes and Gardens. There's some good info on dining out Gluten-Free! Fyi!
Have a great weekend friends, hope you're feeling better!

Arkansas Patti said...

Two Maggies? That is either scary or delightful. Pretty sure its the latter. Will check her out.
So glad you are getting therapy. Then you will feel like you are at least a bit in control with your healing.
Kind of like Vicki's idea of "Boo" for your roomie but then I just watched To Kill a Mockingbird so Boo has good vibes.
Take good care.