This little guy was a Christmas gift that my oldest son (8) chose to make for his little brother (5) in 2011. Daddy took the younger out for the afternoon while I stayed home with the elder and worked on the bear that has earned first place in my son’s life – I’ve even had to repair him twice already, and he’s only 4 months old! It’s gratifying to know that something I made (er, helped make) is so loved.
As a side note, he’s sitting on a quilt that I made in 2009. It’s the most elaborate one I’ve ever done with over 900 individual pieces, and took over a month to complete.