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    What a wonderful, caring project. You're quite a special lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brenda 5
    Your doll is so cute. I have made dolls form a web called rag dolls to love, inc. they have a web with a free doll pattern.
    If you ever need more fabric. pm me. I would be glad to donate. My grandsons has spent many hours at the local childrens hospitals and cleveland clinic. They don't have cancer but it is scarry for any child to go to the hospital and they start sticking them.

    GOOD WORK!!! I know ;you didn't show us this for praises but we root you on.
    Thanks so much. The thing I am shortest on all the time is skin tone fabric, but any and all donations are beyond welcome, if you have something to spare. I will be happy to pm you with my address if you wish to have it and i will check out the rag doll thing. THat might be ideal for the very small children with cancer. Thanks so much for the kindness of your heart and your taking time to write me. Hugs to you and yours. I love Beverly Lewis books and also Debbie Macomber books...also Janette Oaks. I will be 70 next Sunday. WHEW...where does the time go???

    Thanks again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brenda 5
    Your doll is so cute. I have made dolls form a web called rag dolls to love, inc. they have a web with a free doll pattern.
    If you ever need more fabric. pm me. I would be glad to donate. My grandsons has spent many hours at the local childrens hospitals and cleveland clinic. They don't have cancer but it is scarry for any child to go to the hospital and they start sticking them.

    GOOD WORK!!! I know ;you didn't show us this for praises but we root you on.
    Thanks so much. The thing I am shortest on all the time is skin tone fabric, but any and all donations are beyond welcome, if you have something to spare. I will be happy to pm you with my address if you wish to have it and i will check out the rag doll thing. THat might be ideal for the very small children with cancer. Thanks so much for the kindness of your heart and your taking time to write me. Hugs to you and yours. I love Beverly Lewis books and also Debbie Macomber books...also Janette Oaks. I will be 70 next Sunday. WHEW...where does the time go???

    Thanks again.


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    How do I find the rag doll website online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosewcrazy
    What a wonderful, caring project. You're quite a special lady.
    Thanks. My hubby goes on with life watching me sewing these dolls, and bless his heart, he never ever complaints. He said he would never begrude what is done for the precious little ones with cancer. I am a blessed woman to be able to do this.

    Thanks again

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    There is a special place in heaven for folks like you. May your cup overfloweth.
    Blessings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    There is a special place in heaven for folks like you. May your cup overfloweth.
    Blessings.
    Thanks. I have my health problems, but all over the place one will find others far worse off then me.

    Thanks for what you said and may the good Lord bless you and yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    Quote Originally Posted by brenda 5
    Your doll is so cute. I have made dolls form a web called rag dolls to love, inc. they have a web with a free doll pattern.
    If you ever need more fabric. pm me. I would be glad to donate. My grandsons has spent many hours at the local childrens hospitals and cleveland clinic. They don't have cancer but it is scarry for any child to go to the hospital and they start sticking them.

    GOOD WORK!!! I know ;you didn't show us this for praises but we root you on.
    Thanks so much. The thing I am shortest on all the time is skin tone fabric, but any and all donations are beyond welcome, if you have something to spare. I will be happy to pm you with my address if you wish to have it and i will check out the rag doll thing. THat might be ideal for the very small children with cancer. Thanks so much for the kindness of your heart and your taking time to write me. Hugs to you and yours. I love Beverly Lewis books and also Debbie Macomber books...also Janette Oaks. I will be 70 next Sunday. WHEW...where does the time go???

    Thanks again.


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    How do I find the rag doll website online?
    thanks. I found the site and saved it to favorites

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    You are special to do this! Thank You! The dolls are adorable

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    Vickey, on the inside of your chemo caps do you use flannel fabric?
    I'd also like your addy so that I can send some fabric to you! You're ONE special woman to be making these dolls for the cancer children!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisey
    You are special to do this! Thank You! The dolls are adorable
    Thanks. If what I do breaks only a few minutes of happiness to a child with cancer...it has been worth it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Vickey, on the inside of your chemo caps do you use flannel fabric?
    I'd also like your addy so that I can send some fabric to you! You're ONE special woman to be making these dolls for the cancer children!!
    No...I use either qulting fabric or regular cotton on each side. I am afraid the flannel might get too warm.

    I used to knit Chemo caps, but did that in the winter time. I sent my addy to you in a PM. Thanks for whatever you can do.

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    that is such an awesome thing you do. Any girl would cherish such a loving gift. Happy Early Birthday to You. May you enjoy many, many more!

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    Those are a one of a kind special doll. It is so kind of you to do this for the young ones. I cann't imagine being that young and facing cancer. I'm sure you add a lot of joy to their lives. Do you go and hand the dolls personally so they can see who has made these dolls for them?

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    God bless you for the wonderful thing you are doing for those children. And believe me your Mother is there with you. If you will PM me with your address, I will send you some fabric for the clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter2B
    that is such an awesome thing you do. Any girl would cherish such a loving gift. Happy Early Birthday to You. May you enjoy many, many more!
    Thanks for the Birthday greeting. Just finished stuffing up two dolls. Now to sew them closed and put on the faces in the morning, then MAYBE tomorrow, I'll make a dress for one of the dolls and Wednesday or Thursday I'll make another. Actually I have to make two dresses for each doll then join the skirts together with a whip stitch or something. Then I'll take a brief break from sewing for a few days. I have to get some skin tone fabric somewhere before I do more dolls. Thanks for your words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annz
    Those are a one of a kind special doll. It is so kind of you to do this for the young ones. I cann't imagine being that young and facing cancer. I'm sure you add a lot of joy to their lives. Do you go and hand the dolls personally so they can see who has made these dolls for them?
    As a rule I never see a child that gets the doll. I've been promised pictures, but it hasn't happened for whatever reason. Won't let that disappointment stop me though long as health lets me keep on. There is a little girl in Seattle I MIGHT get a picture of. She is from NORTH POLE, Alaska and has leukemia. They flew her to a Seattle Washington cancer hospital and she starts chemo tomorrow. She is 8 years old. An 80 year old e-mail friend told me about her, and I made her a flip doll that was 31 inches long (Never do that again(giggling) and sent her 3 chemo caps. The parents might send a picture. I didn't go through the ACS for that one.

    Thanks for what you said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by galvestonangel
    God bless you for the wonderful thing you are doing for those children. And believe me your Mother is there with you. If you will PM me with your address, I will send you some fabric for the clothes.
    I sure hope she is. It would make her so happy to see me doing that for the little ones. She was the kindest person I've known in my entire life.

    I will pm you my address. Thanks for whatever you can do to help. I appreciate it so much. Hugs to you and yours.

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    Here is another writing for the group that I did...I think last week or so. I hope no one minds my putting this on here once in a while.

    THE TREE THAT WEPT
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    The tree stood in a park sitting on the edge of a bank, It’s roots protecting the bank from pulling away of its soils, called an erosion process. Water was its constant companion having shared the many years of the trees growing. It wasn’t yet what one would call old, but its youth had indeed fled. Its had pointed leaves and wished they were larger and perhaps a different color like others in the times of Autumn. Sometimes the tree wished it could raise its branches to the sky as the trees around it could do. It wanted to praise the Creator as well. Yet here it stood, head bowed and its leaves all but touching the water. Sometimes when a strong wind would come, the tree would think “Today is the day I will at last raise my branches and limbs up.” It would summon up the deepest breath it could manage, willing itself to rise up in part, with a waving of its ornamental leaves to the heavens. Instead the winds would whip it about in a circular manner, like a full skirt blown by gusty weather. The tree wept and thought itself of little importance. It wept for what surely lay ahead for it with its bowed head and slumped demeaner. It was a Willow tree. The tree and the water that rippled about it nourishing its roots, had often burned the midnight oils with the it , not just by being together, but by sharing the moments that had passed over the years. When all was quiet and the night had fallen, when the waters lay about the tree in as quiet a moment as they could mange, they would speak together.
    Now the bluish-green and slightly yellow tingled leaves were silent. The water other then its rippling surface kept its silence as well. In the lateness of afternoon a man had come to visit the tree. It seemed he was an artist, for he sat up an easel upon the lush grasse in the park, and only a few yards from the tree. A smile lit the mans face. The tree and waters wondered what was in the mans heart that he would smile so at the tree. A breeze came up and blew the leaves playfully in the direction of the painter. “AHHH….” He sighed, at the pleasureable message upon his skin. He turned to lay out colors upon his palette. As he began to sketch and paint he talked to the tree in loving tones, telling it a story of all he knew of it. He had traveled from another place to come and see this wide tree beside the bank, with its park setting and with its water. He knew he must capture its image upon a canvas.
    “You are beautiful, oh Willow Tree. You are such a marvelous creation. Surely the Heavens smiled when the Lord created such as you!”
    “Me?” thought the tree. “Me, with my watery bark, and all these mixed colors in my truck, uponmy branches and limbs…in my leaves?,. Me with my slumped back and hanging down leaves. That cannot be. Surely this man makes a joke about me!” The tree wished it could communicate with him like it could with the other things of nature around it.
    “I have been relieved of my times of pain because of your bark, tree. A wise man was given knowledge of it and made a medicine that has served mankind for many years. From your wood have come beautiful products , cradle boards, musical instruments, toys,, ropes, paper and many other things to make our life easier. Lovers will sit beneath your branches for privacy, others for shade from the days heat. Children dance around you in happiness to see your beauty. Small animals seek shelter from you. You will bare many children in seeds that grow upon you. The seeds will be carried in the wind. Your children will grace the land in many places. Do you weep, dear Tree?. Weep for what the other trees do not have compared to your gifts. Weep for the sadness you see and hear sometimes within this park, if you feel you must weep. Do not weep for your self, beautiful tree. You are a treasure.
    Now the artist had finished his painting, turning it around that the tree might look upon it. Instead before, having seen only part of its reflection in the water, saw itself now as a whole thing. Wide spread it stood upon the bank, full of color, a shelter, a helper of mankind and a creation of beauty. The tree wanted to smile for the man, but did not know how. In its heart, the tree had a new respect for itself, not to mention for the Creator of all living things. It knew without doubt….
    LIFE WAS GOOD.

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    You are an angel!! Bless your heart. The dolls are adorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pedersens
    You are an angel!! Bless your heart. The dolls are adorable.
    That was a nice thing to say and I thank you. Glad you enjoyed the dolls. I thought that a child should be able to have two choices of a 'mood' to be in...and hopefully most of the time it would be to smile when they could and sleep when they could.

    Thanks again.

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    what a beautiful story of the tree and the waters below it. I have copied it and sent it out to my daughter. She was here and read your thread yesterday and I know that she will enjoy reading of the Willow.
    thanks, mj

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    I love the dolls, they are beautiful, and so are you for doing this.

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    You definitely have jewels in your crown for the giving of time and money you give to such a wonderful cause. I'm sure you will never know what a blessing you have been to so many people, parents as well as children, because when you do for our children you have done a special deed for the parent. If you will pm me with your address I will send you some supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    what a beautiful story of the tree and the waters below it. I have copied it and sent it out to my daughter. She was here and read your thread yesterday and I know that she will enjoy reading of the Willow.
    thanks, mj
    Thanks for what you said and sharing with your daughter. I hope she will enjoy the story as well. I do a lot of writing...usually short stories like you've found here. I am glad they bring pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    I love the dolls, they are beautiful, and so are you for doing this.
    Thanks so much for your kind words and sincerity. I apprecite hearing from you.

    Vickey S.

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    Wonderful!

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