A number of years ago I was given the honour of taking care of this little fellow. The lady that gave him to me said she played with him when she was a little girl, and she's approaching 100 now. I haven't been able to find anything online or in any books about him, unfortunately. The only identifying mark is 'Germany' stamped on the back of his neck. The only damage is that he has a broken thumb and he is in need of being re-strung. He's approximately 10 inches long.
I have plans to give him some clothes someday, but haven't gotten around to it. I am envisioning something along the lines of Little Lord Fauntleroy or perhaps Blue Boy...or...maybe a long christening gown.
Just a note here to tell you that Kathy Shaw (Shawkl) has announced a brand new addition to her free Intermediate Crazy Quilt online classes and it looks exciting. Go HERE to find out more about her ICQC-107 Mini Silk Ribbon Embroidered Gardens class. You'll have to hurry to register - they're only open until midnight June 21.
I fell down the Pinterest rabbit hole for a little bit last night and came across the work of Carol Walker HERE. I wasn't able to track down a blog or web site for her work, but what's been posted to pinterest is pretty incredible.
Today the quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson.... "The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him"