The Cousin Series - Chapter 4
Chapter 4: Everett
Everett is the fourth child in our little Boise, ID family. He is also the LAST, according to his mother!
Everett gave her a run for her money when he decided to come. He was coming quick, so quick in fact that she didn't have time to get the epidural going. (you know, past 8 centimeters you are in the hands of God) I think she tapped into the power of the earth and of heaven, and of all women-kind, found the strength, endured the unspeakable pain and fatigue, and pushed! Thank goodness she did because now we have Everett. Way to go Mom A!
Everett is a quiet, gentle boy. He, like his brother Soren, was born far away in the the lovely land of Idaho, so I haven't had much time with him. However, I have spent a weekend. It speaks volumes. Everett loves his mama. He wanted to be with her all the time. Even when he was supposed to be sleeping, much to Mom's chagrin. Not always a consistent sleeper, he wears a little thin on the virtues of babies everywhere. But, makes up for it by the love he shows to his mom and dad. I haven't seen him for almost a year now and I'm sure he's working out just fine.
This little bear is a miniature version of this pattern. I used a sport weight yarn and an E-4 hook which gives him his petite body frame. I had also been incorporating felt into some other amis around that time and thought he could use a little something else, hence the star on his belly. I used yellow embroidery thread to sew the applique on. It seems to give it that heirloom toy feel. I also like how the "pooh-bear" face came out. This is the old "pooh-bear" face, not the newer Disney version. Argh, he's so cute!
Again, Everett, I would love to make you your own choice sooner or later. How about this?
Or this?? ---------------->