Thursday, November 06, 2014
My husband and I drove in to St. Louis Children's Hospital and delivered 48 dolls I made...which is about ALL I'd been doing for quite some time. Few of the dolls are for babies and toddlers who are hospitalized.
The rest of them are for children who suffer from cancer and hair loss. The dolls are bald...each girl doll has a hat, scarf, head band and wig. She also has a little pillow and blanket.
Each boy has a baseball hat, a superhero reversible cape, and superhero mask. In addition, each boy cancer patient receives a child-sized superhero mask. Oh, yes, and he boy dolls also have a pillow and blanket.
Why 48 and not 50? Because I couldn't bring myself to sew one.more.stitch! So happy to have been able to do so. I received WAY more doing this than those little ones received. Beautiful little children.
I have one more heavy project going on, and then I'll concentrate on Spark again! Seriously hardly have time to use the restroom!! Here are some doll pics.
Monday, October 06, 2014
It's been way too many years since I had kids to take care of while I worked full time as well. Good for you moms who take care of jobs, home, kids AND trying to control your food intake in all of it.
We are the temp home to our son's family. He is half time out of town and half time at home for 10 months...he will move his family to join him after this school year.
Meanwhile, it seems that all I do is get kids ready for school, walk to school bus, plan meals, cook, get kids off the school bus, take them for doctor and dentist appointments, meet granddaughter for her twice-weekly violin lessons at school, etc. I've had to go on hiatus from some of my volunteer work.
I haven't truly had time to count my nutrition values or stay on top of my eating habits. I hardly have time to use the restroom. Exhausted.
I have a deadline looming as well. I am taking 47 dolls I made to St. Louis Children's Hospital a week from today, and am still frantically sewing! I have 47 little bedding sets to finish (blankets with pillows) before I'm done.
Tomorrow is weigh-in day. I don't even want to be in the same room with the scale. I dread this weigh in.
Monday, September 29, 2014
but I certainly got a lot of exercise! Had the smallest grandchildren this weekend while parents were out of town. We went to parks, playgrounds, a village Abe Lincoln lived in (2-1/2 hours of walking). Must've gone up and down the stairs 20 times per day since that's where their playroom is. I made superhero outfits for them, and they insisted on wearing them when we walked around the block...and to the store. (I didn't let them wear them to church, however)!
Today I took the day off from EVERYTHING and read my book and took some cat naps. I think it'll be a week before I'm caught up on sleep. It was a wonderful, fun, loving weekend with them, but this grandma is feeling every second of her 71 years today! (I have no clue if this link will work, but it's our superheroes. Imagine a weekend of this!) The link works as a copy and paste.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
After talking a walk today, I approached the front door to my house, and started to brush away a small twig on the glass. It freaked me out when the tiny twig "branches" started to move! It was something I'd never seen before...a stick insect. More than 5" tall. Yeah...this woman went into the house through the back door! Now THIS is skinny!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
I got some really good advice on the "boy" donations for the hospital, and I will likely use some of them when I have the time AND can afford the materials. But Sandy1969 came up with the winner....I'll make the boy dolls, but instead of them just being "dolls" they will have superhero capes and masks...and the boy will also get a superhero mask. I think it will be fun, so I'll get started in a few days after I've finished all the girl dolls (I have to finish headbands, scarves, hats, wigs and bedding for every doll).
Thanks again, everyone!!! (If anyone comes up with any other ideas for the boys, feel free to let me know, I'll be doing donations for hospitals for...well for as long as I can!
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