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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    Thanks so much for the update. Am looking forward to seeing the next doll. :-)
    It is the most difficult time for me in cutting out the body part of the doll, sewing it and stuffing it. The rest of it comes easy. I don't know why that is. That is why, I think, I am trying to get several bodies sewn and stuffed, so the fun part is more prolonged or all at once. With 7 doll bodys cut and sewn, I now have the stuffing to do, then 14 dresses to make (2 per doll) . I do look forward to how the next doll will look. I never know till I get going on the dress what it will end up like. One thought at a time is all my mind will hold. giggling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christina bennett
    There are many charities that offer easy patterns for beginners. By helping , I have learned so many things. I find that if every one could make one item, the love could be stretched across the world. CORNY but true.
    Christina (chrissy)
    I too have learned in making my own simple patterns, and now adapting them in size now from the original. I too believe as you said that love can be stretched across the world, and don't think, as a bottom line, that what you said is at all corny. (Smiling atcha) I love that you said that, and that you are enjoying seeing the dolls. In my mind, I wish I had more arms and legs to work faster, so more dolls could go out, but will do the best i can. In a couple days perhaps, maybe I will get impatient and make a couple dolls up sooner, once they are stuffed, and get them posted. Thanks for your reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammynan
    WOW!! What an awesome thing to do. So much comfort they must bring. You are an angel!!
    I can't begin to imagine, even as a retired nurse, what these children are having to endure. I do know that, or at least hope it holds true, that little girls still like to cuddle and hold their dolls, and feel a type of kinship in having their very own dolls. It is my hope that despite their ordeal, and in the lonliness and confusion of what is going on with them when they get cancer, that they can do that with the doll and find comfort.

    I hope that makes some kind of sense. It is such a small thing for me to do, in the face of it all, and I am glad I began to do these dolls and the chemo caps. I would not be able to do as many on my own without the loveing help given to me these past few weeks by woman all over the US in their packages of fabric and trims. I will continue to make dolls as long as the supply lasts. It sure isn't just me doing this. Everyone who prays for these little ones, who writes me with encouragement here, and who does their best to help their fellowman, has a part in promoting love, and that leads back to what is in each doll.

    gosh, I got longwinded here. I suppose I have developed a passion about the dolls for the kids as well as the caps.

    God Bless all out there and hope this mail isn't clear as mud. I believe the next doll will be number 14.

    Vickey Stamps

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    they are cute i think they will help

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    [quote=christina bennett]There are many charities that offer easy patterns for beginners. By helping , I have learned so many things. I find that if every one could make one item, the love could be stretched across the world. CORNY but true.


    no corniness to that remark at all. Thanks so much. I am finisheng up a boy doll today and will post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie
    they are cute i think they will help
    Thanks. Just ten minutes ago, I finished a boy doll, he is 24 and 1/2 inches high. One side of him smiles and one sleeps. I have posted him here for the you and the others to see, along with the 2 girls posted earlier, that hubby wanted me to show 'together', so he took the pictures. The girls are 21 inches high.

    The boy was made wearing a sweater I 'cut down to size' for him and a cap, that I bought for $10 and wore 20 years. It was purchased from Montgomery Wards in Grants Pass.

    The blue jeans were cast offs of my hubby and also 'cut to size'. ggl. I hope to get two dresses done this afternoon and evening, for the two in one or flip dolls. That way, there will be 3 girls and a boy for some child with cancer. I hope you all enjoy the pictures.
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    awe, such a sweet little boy :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    awe, such a sweet little boy :-)

    Thanks. I am glad you liked him. I am trying hard to get two dresses finished now, and think it will happen, so one more doll (or 4 dolls total) will make it over to ACS mid morning tomorrow. After that I will try to get one or two dolls a week done, when I can, so I don't overtire the process, and have to stop awhile. I don't want that to happen. At 12 hours start to finish to delivery, it is difficult to get to sew a lot of dolls in a week on ones own. I'll give it my best shot. The upcoming doll is red polka dot skirt and gingham top with trims... and ruffle for the skirt. White nightgown will be pretty as well.

    Back to the sewing machine. If I can get the doll #15 done, I'll post a picture for all that come here.

    Vickey

    hugs to yu and yours.

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    Wow Vickie you are a busy bee. I have been working on Project Linus quilts for the last week and today I got a bit burned out. So I think tomorrow I am gonna take a break. So far I have 3 complete and 1 waiting for batting that I have to get more tomorrow. But when you know what they are for it helps to push on with it. I am so glad you are able to do these and can't wait to see the pictures of the little ones once they are born. Hehehe. I have another box ready to send to you in the mail either tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest. Had as much fun putting this one together for you as I did the first one. I will let you know for sure when it is in the mail so you can watch for it. Keep up the great work. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    Wow Vickie you are a busy bee. I have been working on Project Linus quilts for the last week and today I got a bit burned out. So I think tomorrow I am gonna take a break. So far I have 3 complete and 1 waiting for batting that I have to get more tomorrow. But when you know what they are for it helps to push on with it. I am so glad you are able to do these and can't wait to see the pictures of the little ones once they are born. Hehehe. I have another box ready to send to you in the mail either tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest. Had as much fun putting this one together for you as I did the first one. I will let you know for sure when it is in the mail so you can watch for it. Keep up the great work. :-)
    Try and check back in an hour or so for a new doll posting. I think this red dress for the girl doll is going to turn out really pretty. I'm going now to attach the waist of the top to the skirt, then do the bonnet. After that the nightgown, which is already cut out and ready for sewing. I have been having fun with this red dress.. Great for you on the Linus project. I'd love to see pictures. If you want to PM me other then here, go to

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    Thanks for the great reply.

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    Okay Dokay...last doll I'll do for a few days. 12 hours yesterday and the same today, but got two done for those children with cancer. I hope you will enjoy the posting of this. It is doll # 15 so far that I have made. I'll be delivering them to the cancer office tomorrow, since I didn't make it to church today, where the ACS manager teaches childrens church.

    Hugs to all

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    :-(

    forgot to tell you that the very first doll on this topic and with a July date of posting, has been given by the ACS to a little girl with cancer. I do not know either name nor details, only that the manager of our small town office had a child for the doll.

    Hope this little one makes it safely through and the doll comforts her. I am so glad I got it there so it could be given to her. Thanks to all of you that are helping.

    Vickey Stamps

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    Oh my isn't she just beautiful. Great job Vickey....

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    AN UPDATE OF MONDAY MORNING 8/16/10

    The 4 dolls are now down at our small Crescent City ACS, where they will remain until in need of their new home. The most recent one before these three has been given to an eight year old named Maggie. Her parents are taking an apartment in San Francisco, CA to be with their daughter as she will be requiring eight months of cancer treatment. I pray she will survive the ordeal. This info came from the ACS office manager when I delivered the dolls this morning.

    Thanks again to all of you for what you do. They are in need of a few more chemo caps, especially for adults, so I may try to make a few more of them, before the next doll. They only take about an hour or less to do per cap.

    Vickey Stamps

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    AN UPDATE OF MONDAY MORNING 8/16/10

    The 4 dolls are now down at our small Crescent City ACS, where they will remain until in need of their new home. The most recent one before these three has been given to an eight year old named Maggie. Her parents are taking an apartment in San Francisco, CA to be with their daughter as she will be requiring eight months of cancer treatment. I pray she will survive the ordeal. This info came from the ACS office manager when I delivered the dolls this morning.

    Another update

    Thanks again to all of you for what you do. They are in need of a few more chemo caps, especially for adults, so I may try to make a few more of them, before the next doll. They only take about an hour or less to do per cap.

    Vickey Stamps



    Final update of the day: I have spent the afternoon cutting out 16 doll bodys. (5 will be boy dolls), and I have 4 girl bodys already sewn and ready for stuffing, plus one
    girl doll stuffed and ready for the dresses. As I have mentioned, four dolls were delivered, so thanks for bearing with me, as progress is indeed being made. The little girls (and boys) will have a total of 21 more dolls in the future to 'bring to life' to fit into their arms. God is good. I figured on 20 and got 25, counting the 4 that went out today. Thanks to you all. It will be a few days before I do a doll. I am tired tonight, but as I say....my tireness is nothing compared to what the children go through. I think I will start a pair of socks for me, as I find that relaxing...then back to the sewing machine in 3 days or so.

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    Hugs to all of you and to yours.

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    For those who keep checking this topic...as I said I delivered 4 dolls to the ACS, and needed to take a short break. I knitted 1 simple sock with one to go, then found the ACS is in need of Chemo caps, so today cut out 7 adult and 2 youth caps. I am going to finish them all up tomorrow, then the remaining sock for a daughter. I got 2 youth ones finished and 3 adult caps today, before deciding to take it easy for a bit.

    Last night I heard from one of the quilters on the board who has a daughter with terminal cancer, so made her a couple adult chemo caps plus had one undelivered one on hand, and got them in the mail today. In another couple of days, will try to get a couple dresses made for the one doll stuffed, and then will be able to stuff 6 more dolls with stuffing I picked up two days ago.

    Hope all this isn't clear as mud. Hope all out there are hanging onto their health and enjoying life to the fullest. Talk to you all later. :D

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    Thanks for the update. And thanks for all the work you do from your heart for the ones stricken with cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    Thanks for the update. And thanks for all the work you do from your heart for the ones stricken with cancer.
    I am glad I am able to do that, as well as know how to do a few other things that keep me occupied. It is very difficult for me to be idle, so am happy to be busy.

    For 'Pete's Sake' I fell asleep after tossing and turning for a couple hours last night. I had been thinking on the dolls and how I was going to get all of them done, that are ready for sewing and stuffing! ggl.

    I wish I were a couple dozen people and could fill a warehouse up with the dolls and caps for those in need. I wouldn't mind giving them to other children with devestating illnesses, if I got ahead of what was needed in my county and the adjoining one of Humboldt.

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    WHEW and double WHEW!!!

    Today I cut out 8 dresses for 4 more dolls, and picked out trims, etc. Tonight or tomorrow, I will be stuffing 3 more dolls to go with the one already stuffed, so by this time next week, and maybe sooner, 4 more dolls will be taken to the ACS to find a home.

    I'll post them as they 'come to life'. Thanks for hanging in here with me, and.....STAY TUNED.

    as Paul Harvey would have said FOR THE REST OF THE STORY!

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    Cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann clare
    Cute
    Thanks and hope you will enjoy seeing the dolls as they are posted. Hugs to you and yours.


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    I am bushed. I spent 11 straight hours on the dolls today, and finished up the one already stuffed, except for the two faces, which I will do tomorrow morning. I am happy with how it turned out and hope you guys that are following the topic here, will enjoy seeing it as well. She is wearing soft green on her dress-up side, with some dark green accents, and an apron.

    The nightgown has a touch of dark green on the sleeve and hem, with a bit of ribbon on the dark green near the hem, that says JESUS LOVES ME over and over on the pretty ribbon.

    Both wear the Mop Cap. to match the dress and nightgown. I'll ask hubby to take a nice picture so I can post it , once I get the faces done.

    Hope all are well, happy and healthy.

    Vickey Stamps

    SEE YOU LATER TODAY! It is midnight now! (WEDNESDAY)

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    OMG Vickey, the energy you have. Can't wait to see the new doll. She sounds beautiful.

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    You are absolutely amazing, and I'm sitting here in tears.
    I admire you so much.

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    Thanks to you both for your response. Here is the new doll. I hope all watching will enjoy her.

    Note the writing on the ribbon attached to the larger green on the hem of the nightgown.

    Now for a day of rest....MAYBE. giggling
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