This little doggie makes me so happy. I found the pattern to make him on the Allsorts blog (see in my 'Blogs I Visit') and I made the little guy a few weekends ago. T.J. couldn't wait until I finished him and named him "Checkers" when I was done (one of T.J.'s favorite board games right now). Friday was BIG stuffed animal day in his class but he said he wasn't going to bring a big one, he wanted to bring Checkers. I will admit, I'm kind of protective of Checkers right now, maybe because it took me several hours to hand sew the darn little guy.