"This illness is to fatigue,
what a match is to a nuclear bomb.
It's an absurd mischaracterization!"
~Laura Hillenbrand

January 22, 2008

FlutterBear Hug

I was tired. I was sick. Everyone in my family left for their activities. I felt a little bit like Donkey in the movie "Shrek"

"I need a hug!"

So I sat down and told God just that!

He didn't show up in physical form at my request, (though it might have terrified me if He had - hee hee), so I told Him I wanted to spend the evening with him. I picked up my roving and needles and began playing around - doing a little felting. Suddenly and idea came to me. I began work for real, and God and I had a wonderful evening together!

There is an art contest on eBay called Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC). There is a monthly theme, and artists from all around eBay come and create something for the theme. Everyone lists their art on the same day - the 20th of the month and everyone lists for the same price - 99 cents! Then the artists who get the most unique bidders wins!

This month's theme is "Combine 2 Animals into 1"

The sudden idea I had was to create a needle felted teddy bear with butterfly wings. A FlutterBear! I created him with wide open arms - ready for a hug! He even has butterfly antennae!

I had a great time creating this - my first needle felted sculpture! I don't think it will be my last! God did give me a hug in His own way. He wrapped his arms around me and spent the evening with me, and for that, I very thankful!

BTW - FlutterBear could make a fantastic Valentines day present! The auction ends Sunday February 27 at 4:00pm. Click Here to view the auction for "FlutterBear Hug"


  1. What a sweet little FlutterBear! Sending you a warm hug from chilly California!

  2. Flutterbear is adorable! Here's a hug from Camas!

  3. Oooooo I'll take all the HUGS I can get!!!

    Thank you! :-)

  4. I was just feeling the same way! Thanks for the encouragement. Your flutterbear is adorable...so glad you got your God hug. :) I need to ask him for one right now.

  5. Hello Melanie!
    Now, that is what I call an advanced version of what I used to call a 'Warm Fuzzy' (made from those little pom pom balls and with eyes and noses and stuff). I absolutely LOVE this flutterbear and this new craft of yours!
    BTW, I think we like a lot of the same music...I have the Jim Brickman CD too, and of course, Enya!
    Love, Emily