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15 December 2011
This is a bear that was made about 7 or 8 years ago from a chenille bedspread that belonged to my Grandmother Ida (Trautvetter) Neill (1910-1994). I want to say that Grandma always had that spread on the bed in the west bedroom of her house, but I can't remember to be honest.
What I do know is that my mother saved the bedspread from a fate that often awaits bedspreads on farms in the Midwest: my dad has used it to cover a tractor in the shed.