2001 - Teddy and Doll Expo East

Carol recently attended the Teddy and Doll Expo East on August 25, 2001 in Washington, DC

"T.R. & Berry" by Gretchen McKillip

Carol was very impressed with Gretchen McKillip's five-inch, jointed bear named "T.R. & Berry". This creation was a "Teddy Bear Review Magazine" contest winner of the Theodore Roosevelt commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his inauguration as president of the United States. T.R. & Berry President Roosevelt's great-grandson, Tweed Roosevelt, kindly offered to select the winning bears. Gretchen lives in Walla Walla, Washington. The mohair bear has wool-felt pads, onyx eyes, wired arms, and is stuffed with polyfill. The smaller bear doll in his arms is 2 1/2 inches in height.

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Diana Sammet of "Sammy Bears & Friends"
Carol and Dianna Sammet.  Diana is holding a chocolate moair bear.
Diana Sammet of "Sammy Bears & Friends was Carol's favorite choice at the show. Diana's "Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake" mohair bear is just adorable. He 8 inches tall, has glass eyes, ultra suede paws, and a hand embroidered nose. He is filled with love. Carol and Diana are shown to the left. Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake is shown below.
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake by Diana Sammet of Sammy Bears

Marie Osmond was at the Show
Below: Marie Osmond sends Carol her "Best Wishes" as she signs her new book about the first ten years of doll making. It is quite a story!
Marie conveys 'Best Wishes' to Carol by signing her book!
Below: Carol met Marie Osmond at the show. They reminisced about all the fun they have with their hobbies.