9/25/08

Class Kits and Fall Gifts




I've been putting together kits for a class on dotee dolls I'm teaching to a group of cancer survivors, their families and/or caregivers through our local hospital. I'm so happy to be able to give back a little to folks who aren't quite as far from their last treatments as I am...and I'm hoping to make this a fun and easy two hours for them all. The kits are all together, but I'm going to be taking out the body part and sewing and stuffing it since we only have 2 hours. If we had three, I'd have them sew the body too, but it seems to me that wouldn't leave them much time for the fun part of embellishing them!
On another note this week has been full of so many different gifts...lunch with a far-away friend visiting in town, another even farther away friend sending me some beautiful fabric for my growing stash and a dear oregon friend sending me these darling embroidery scissors with her very own handmade fob in silver and fall colored swarovski crystals...exquisite!
I'm getting ready for a couple of gift-giving opportunities myself...I should know more later in the week and I'll share then...
I'll also be back with more work as time permits....

9 comments:

Purple Girl said...

Bless your heart, Bobbi.

abeadlady said...

This is a wonderful thing you are doing. These folks need all the support they can get.

Suffering from fabric envy here. LOL. Nice gifts you received.
Arline

freebird said...

Dotee dolls are so fun. What a perfect project for people who are worrying and wondering what is ahead. They is just something upbeat about them no matter how they are decorated. What a wonderful gift you are to them.

Pursuing Art... said...

You have such a big heart and are so thoughtful and generous to have this class! The kits look just wonderful and I know it will be a fun class for everyone!

Beautiful new fabric for your stash...just yummy! They have your name written all over them!

Don't you just love the mail when it's not bills!!!

xo~Lisa ;-)

beadbabe49 said...

hi all...thanks for the kind words, but it's my pleasure to be able to do this...the folks who deserve praise are my docs and chemo nurses and friends and family who all combined to get me through this so I could be here to teach this class.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thanks so much for your visit to our place and the kind words. Edward and I have enjoyed looking around your lovely site and shall return.

Happy weekend, and you are welcome at our place anytime!

beadbabe49 said...

thanks pamela and edward!

LJ said...

BB? What IS a dotee doll, exactly?

beadbabe49 said...

lj, they're tiny, handheld dolls originated by a gal in Australia, named Dot Christenson...I've got a link to her website on my Dolls Today post of Sept. 29th, if you'd like to take a look?