I’m so happy to introduce you to a special bear named Logan. Here is his story.
For many years, I had set bear making aside. In 2006, I took a bear to sew at a craft Saturday at church. Elaine, a dear friend, approached me about making a bear for her 5-year-old granddaughter, Logan, who was struggling with aplastic anemia. I enjoyed working on a bear again and completed Geneva (my grandmother’s middle name) in time for Elaine to give her to Logan for her 6th birthday.
Sadly, sweet little Logan lost her battle with her illness in March of 2007. She is now with Jesus and experiencing a life we can only imagine. Geneva was the last bear I completed until this year.
In memory of Logan, I decided to name the first bear I completed after her. And so, Logan the bear was born earlier this year.
Logan the bear wears a photo pendant and a key tied over his heart with blue silk ribbon. The pendant holds a photo of Geneva, Logan’s bear. The key says LIFE to celebrate Logan’s life on earth and in heaven.
And Logan the bear comes with a small wooden frame that holds a copy of a drawing of a bear done by Logan herself.
Logan the bear stands 10.5 inches (26.67 centimeters) tall, is made from a lovely peach-toned Schulte kid mohair with a hint of a blush, and has matching Ultrasuede paw pads. He is five-way jointed, has a hand-embroidered nose in pearl cotton, sports black glass eyes, and is stuffed with polyester fiber and plastic pellets for a good weight. I have carefully added some light shading to enhance his features.
Logan is available for adoption for $185 plus shipping. If you would like Logan to come live with you, send me an e-mail.
Update: Teddy Logan has found a new home! He is being adopted and will be going to live in Virginia.
I hope you have enjoyed meeting Logan the bear. I’ve enjoyed creating him and having him around the studio.
For more of young Logan’s story, be sure to visit her Caring Bridge website: Logan's Race.