Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hedgy the hedgehog plushie.

(please forgive the poor quality photo I just couldn't wait to show you my new "friend"!!)

While pulling out the Christmas ornaments this year I discovered something... my hedgehog is missing.  You see I have been enamored with hedgehogs ever since I was a little girl and we were stationed in what was then West Germany.  So one year at the Kris Kringle Mart my mom bought me a sweet handcarved hedgehog.  He was all of 2 inches long.  A number of years ago Chris went on a TDY where he had a layover of sorts in Germany.  During the time Chris was in Germany he was able to visit some dear friends of ours and do a little sightseeing.  On one of his trips he found a stuffed hedgehog which promptly made its way into his suitcase.  Each year my dear friend comes out and enjoys the holidays with us.  Well this year I can't find him....  But while visiting a friend's blog I discovered she had made this porcupine.

Once again Kirstin had come to my rescue without even realizing it.  One thing led to another and before you know it I was making plans to myself a hedgehog.  It just wouldn't be Christmas without my dear sweet friend under the tree or in the tree or next to the nativity! You see my dear little Hedgy has always had a penchance for travel.  So this afternoon I grabbed the sewing machine, zigzagged the yarn onto an old felted black sweater, and stuffed him with filling from an old pillow.  Its crazy as even the thread is from my super duper yard sale sewing notions find.  Oh I did buy the yarn but I had a 40% off coupon at JoAnn's.  I have to admit the lighting isn't all that great horrible as it already dark out but I just could not wait to show you my new friend!

Once again thank you Kirstin at kojodesigns for inspiring me!

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  1. awww, LOVE LOVE LOVE this! :)

  2. Alicia-thank you so very much!
    Yadira- it is nice to see you again!

    And thank you both for the compliment! I washed Hedgy and he held up just fine! Now I am working on a smaller one with a itty bitty red bow! :)

  3. Hey Peggy!! :) Your little hedgehog is SO cute! I hope you find your other one...maybe he's hiding somewhere and you'll find him while putting away your Christmas decor. :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog...I too have enjoyed getting to know you..I wish we lived even closer than we do, so we could get together and do some stuff. :) I really enjoyed our bloggers jaunt back in June...that was one of the best days of the year! Who knew there was so many of us so close to each other! :)
    Hope you have a Happy and prosperous new Year!! :)
    love ya!

  4. I like your hedgehog! Thanks so much for your prayers Peggy. It really means a lot. Things are looking up and I know they will get better. It's so nice to have friends who care!