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    Doll 132 for VERY sick kids

    Yesterday I got a request from a lady on the forum that reads to VERY sick children (most with cancer in her current group) She needs 5 to 9 dolls sent to her to give these children. The reason I say 5 and not 9 is that 2 are boys age 8 that might not 'take to a doll' and 2 are 9 year old girls that might feel 'too old' for a doll. I am waiting for her to find out. I have the dolls ready and will put them all into one big box if I can for her to give out to the kids.

    Today I got a letter from a woman in South Africa who wants me to send her patterns for the boy and girl dolls. She said they have a huge problem there with AID's and as a result orphaned children with neither toy nor doll to cuddle (some of which were born with AID's). She is a quilter and wants to try her hand and making dolls like I make to give these little guys. Isn't that awesome to think about her doing. As soon as I get a mailing address from her, I'll make up a kit to mail her way. She promised me the first photo.

    Here is Doll number 132. The outer skirt came donated from one of your quilting friends here on the forum. It is what I call Silver lame. It is a thin fabric with silver sparkly stuff incorporated into the fabric. I sewed tiny roses onto it and tied a piece of light green narrow ribbon around the stem to simulate a couple leafs. I hope you like it.

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    She is darling! What a wonderful thing you do!

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    What a beautiful gift you have! Do you get donated fabric or pay for it all yourself? If you take donati ons pm me with details.
    Thank you for doing this! The children do appreciate it!!

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    thanks so much dear Bonnie. Glad you liked her. Hope her future child will as well. HUGS

    Vickey

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    Thanks Painiacs. Glad you liked her. I sent you a PM. Hugs to you and yours

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    How do you get the pattern? Thank you.
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    I got down on my knees with a piece of paper and a pen and drew out all I wanted to have to make both boy and girl dolls. I started smaller and went to bigger as the kids seem to like it better.

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    She is very pretty and will be loved by some lucky girl. Your dolls are such a wonderful idea, Good for you to make them and give away. What a shame there are so many sick kids.
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    yes it is JIngles. I have to finish up 2 boy dolls and then there will be a total ten dolls I will have to package up and get to a lady in Carolina who will give them to 9 with cancer and 1 with uncontrolled diabeties and a blood disorder. That takes me back to square one on having a doll readily available. I sewed up 6 more bodies and have 6 more to sew up then have to stuff all those, dress etc. All 12 are girl bodies. If I get a need for a boy doll I'll just cut one out, sew, stuff and dress him.

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    when these ten dolls go out the door it will make 132 children who will have a doll to love. The lady getting to dolls to disburse is a regular reader to these children at their hospital

    Vickey

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    Oh, they came out soooo beautiful, they will beloved.

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    thanks. It turns out that I had to make 2 more boy dolls. That means when I mail them all to Carolina tomorrow or the next day that 134 dolls to date will have found a child to love them.

    Your package should be there soon. Hope you like it

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    What a wonderful way of letting small people know they are loved. Maybe the boys would like aliens, monsters or dinosaurs? Much simpler to design/make than bears or animals. My kids (all boys) did like the comfort of a "cuddly"...Anyway...I just wanted to say you are doing something truly beautiful and meaningful. Bless you.

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    What a generous and caring person you are.

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    thanks. Hope to get al ten mailed off tomorrow.

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