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    no problem on not reading earlier pattern.

    I only hope it makes some sence as to cutting out and making pattern. I always add an inch to the hem for turning under for 5/8 inch hem on each skirt.

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    Thank you to all for your comments. They are appreciated.

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    Very cute dolls, and bless you for makiing and giving them.

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    WHAT

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    What a blessed soul you are to do this. These are just beautiful and so are you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    Very cute dolls, and bless you for makiing and giving them.


    Thanks so much, and I get a blessing everytime the doll leaves my arms for a home with a child who has cancer.

    Thanks again.

    VICKEY

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    thank you so much for those sweet words. I have 3 chemo caps....going out in the mail today for a little girl who got one of my dolls. She was not a local but a friend of a friend of a friend thing, and they told me about her. She was flown from North Pole, Alaska, to a Seattle, Washington cancer hospital for treatment of Leukemias. She is 8 years old and starts chemo on the first of August. In another topic somewhere,,,titled something like...NOT A QUILT...but perhaps, there are pictures of the chemo caps. Once cut out they go together in about a half hour. They look like amish or quaker caps and tie in the back. For $10 worth of material, I got to make 4 youth caps and 2 adult ones. They are reversable. I figure the cost at about $1.80 each.

    Vickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    thank you so much for those sweet words. I have 3 chemo caps....going out in the mail today for a little girl who got one of my dolls. She was not a local but a friend of a friend of a friend thing, and they told me about her. She was flown from North Pole, Alaska, to a Seattle, Washington cancer hospital for treatment of Leukemia. She is 8 years old and starts chemo on the first of August. In another topic somewhere,,,titled something like...NOT A QUILT...but perhaps, there are pictures of the chemo caps. Once cut out they go together in about a half hour. They look like amish or quaker caps and tie in the back. For $10 worth of material, I got to make 4 youth caps and 2 adult ones. They are reversable. I figure the cost at about $1.80 each.

    Vickey

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    I remember dolls like that from years ago! I am also a retired nurse, just a few years younger then you. I too have lost family and friends to cancer, the latest being my oldest daughter last year. I lost both parents to Alzheimer's.
    Part of my nursing career was with hospice. Thankfully I never had any children in my care. I used to make angels that I gave to the families of the patients when they passed away.
    I admire what you are doing. Keep up the good work. I hope the time will come when a cure is found for both of these terrible diseases. Untill then , we will try to give what comfort we can to those we can. God bless you. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    I remember dolls like that from years ago! I am also a retired nurse, just a few years younger then you. I too have lost family and friends to cancer, the latest being my oldest daughter last year. I lost both parents to Alzheimer's.
    Part of my nursing career was with hospice. Thankfully I never had any children in my care. I used to make angels that I gave to the families of the patients when they passed away.
    I admire what you are doing. Keep up the good work. I hope the time will come when a cure is found for both of these terrible diseases. Untill then , we will try to give what comfort we can to those we can. God bless you. :thumbup:
    thanks so much. Am sending you and 'gram of 6' a copy of my very latest writings. I do hope you will like it. God Bless you as well.

    Vickey Stamps


    I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU
    © Vickey Stamps 7-26-10

    The minute' being, little more than a thought in the mind of God, but in the
    reality of its potential, was very soon to become a baby. Now it spoke to Him.
    "Must I go? I do not wish to leave here. I sensed you sitting on the edge of a
    child's bed mere moments ago, smiling at her as she slept. Was that me that
    you were smiling at? I am content where I am. Must I leave, Father?"

    "Indeed you must. There is a purpose for you on earth. Without you to carry
    your share, for which I give all strength, another's burdens would be doubled
    and the burdens that so many carry are too heavy, as it is. Why do you ask
    this of me?"

    "Well, Father Of All, I think I am a little afraid. I know I am safe here,
    but earth pulls at me, and perhaps that is why I am fearful. I will go,
    knowing you care for me and that there is a need for me to be there."

    "I will never leave you. I will be in every living thing upon the earth, in the
    soil and every grain of sand. I will be in the sun that warms you and the
    moon that smiles down on you in the night. In each bright light that sparkles
    down from the heavens. I will be there. I will be there in the doctor who cares
    for you when you are ill, in the surgeons hands that are called upon to operate
    on my children from time to time. I will be the nurse who whispers a quick
    prayer passing the doors of the patients in each room.

    I will be in the bowed head of the keeper of your home, who speaks to me of
    needs from within the heart. I will be in the mother who leans across your
    crib and prays for all that is good and right, for life yet ahead of you, and for
    courage to face that which is neither good, nor right, that you will be sustained.
    I will be in every living flower that delights you, in every leaf and in every
    color. I will be in the laughter that rings in the air and all the hugs and kisses
    destined for you. I will be the first gentle breeze of late afternoon, that
    kisses your cheek.

    As I said, I will never leave you, nor will I forsake you. I love you. I will be
    in the arthritic knees of the old person, who yet kneels in humbleness, seeking
    me in the hours before finding rest for the night. I will be the worker of
    miracles and when your time comes to return to me, I will be there with open
    arms to welcome you home. Donít forget, I sent my only son to help the lost
    find their way. I repeat again, I will never leave you. When all seems bad,
    when you feel alone, call out to me, and I'll be there. You may not see me,
    but I'll see you. Reach out a hand, I'll take it, and I'll walk with you.
    Never forget, because of me, your Father, ...

    LIFE IS GOOD

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    I think all of us have been touched somehow by this horrible disease. What a precious blessing you are to be making these sweet dolls. God Bless you . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Again....(See the chemo caps sending of a few days ago) is not exactly a quilt, but like the one cap, it is the use of mixtures of fabric and trim, sewn together for a purpose. This is number ten of the dolls for local kids with cancer, I have made. Each one seems to be a little different. This time I actually took wax paper and planned out a pattern I believe I will continue on using. She is a flip or reversable doll with a smile on one end and a nice dress, then on the other a nightgown and a smile.. She took almost 12 hours start to finish to complete. She is 21 inches tall. Two children so far were laid to rest with their dolls. I hope there will be no more. I am a retired nurse, writer, sewer, knitter, etc and will be 70 in just over a week. I've lost friends and family to cancer, and complications from Alzheimer's... so this type retirement project is a 'pay forward' thing.
    They are sooooo Beautiful and sooooo are you!!!! You are doing a wonderful thing for these children!! :shock: :shock: :-P :mrgreen: ;-) :XD: :roll: :-o :shock:

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    thanks again to all who have responded to my pictures, and to a couple of you (You know who you are) that have decided to share some excess, fabric and trims, etc, you have for me to use on my dolls and chemo caps for victims of cancer.

    It is appreciated so much.

    Vickey Stamps

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    I know any child will love your dolls. It is a blessing that
    you do this. God love you.

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    Thanks so much for your words

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    What a wonderful cause. I love your doll. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing her with us.

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    What a cute doll! I'm sure anyone would love her.

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    thanks so much to all of you for your response and thoughtful words. I appreciate you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Thanks. My hubby watchs me work all that time on those and never complains, because he feels it will give a little girl who is endureing cancer a small measure of comfort. Sometimes I get scraps donated by quilters, and that helps, as I usually have to buy my own skin tone fabrics and they aren't real easy to find. Each doll with this 'hispanic look' fabric came from a quilt shop and costs $4.50 per yardage required for each doll body. The nightgown, I was able to make from an old white sheet I had not bothered to throw out yet. The trim was some a sister in law bought me years ago for my birthday, and the dress material was from scraps a quilter friend gave me ...just for the dolls. Probably more info than you wanted to know, but at least this doll's expenses weren't as much as they could be. I thought of finding clothing at the thrift store and using it as well. I count my blessings that I am able to make these dolls. Thanks for your kind reply above. I am looking for a peach color and a darker skin tone for african american doll bodies, although when I asked the American Cancer Society office manager (for our small ACS, that accepts my dolls,) if she needed different skin colors and she told me the little kids don't seem to care what color the skin tone is. I'm thinking they may have good hearts despite their cancer situations.

    Vickey Stamps
    good morning, Vicky..after reading your posts, I went and looked at the trims that I have stashed from when I did crafts. If you could use them, I would so like to mail them out to you....
    Also, I would like to send you a check for the fabric for one of these adorable dolls. It would be so little to help you with so much that you are doing for these children.

    If you would like this trims and such...please PM me and let me know where I should send them.

    God watches over you for helping his children.....

    MaryJane

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    Aw, Bless your heart! I had tears from reading your post......I cant even imagine the saddeness of having a child with cancer. Your doll is adorable!

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    you dolls are soooo cute!! I wish i could make dolls like that for a child i am taking care of. Your cause made me cry I think what your doing is wonderful. Reminds me that there are still kind and caring people in this world that not everything is bad. May God bless you for what you are doing.

    With love
    Kelly loves to quilt

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    You are an inspiration. The children receiving your beautiful dolls will cherish them, love them and keep them in their care. Certainly as the children are blessed with your gifts, you are blessed as well.

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    These dolls are great. I love the "pay forward" concept. I think I will give some thought into making a few for the Children's Hospital in Dallas were my daughter's maid of honor is a doctor. God bless you in all you do. :)

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    No doubt these are a blessing and you are blessed as well.

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    Bless your heart, the dolls are wonderfull.

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