I was stunned and thrilled to read Bernie’s blog this morning mentioning my friend Amy and her charity, A Doll Like Me. I also got a few shout outs. To be even a small part of this connection between these two women artists, is an honor for me. For awhile now, I have been making doll blankets for Amy’s amazing customized dolls. While I love making the little doll quilts, I just can’t keep up with the numerous creations that she makes each year. Here is where Bernie of Needleandfoot.com came up with a big idea. She has written a wonderful post about Amy and is requesting doll quilts on her behalf. You must check out her blog post. I know Amy to be an incredible person with the ability to bring support and love to so many families. The world would be a much better place if we were all like her.
I am just getting to know Bernie and am so grateful for her interest and for this February blog event on behalf of A Doll Like Me. Here is just a little shout out so please, to learn more, click on the Share The Love photo link below. Quilters all over the world are being asked to make doll quilts for A Doll Like Me. It would be incredible if Amy ended up with a tall pile of blankets ready for each doll that she makes and sends. I don’t know if I’m allowed to participate, but I would be honored to pledge a quilt or two in honor of Bernie’s effort.
While you look or click on the link photo above, two of those doll quilts may look familiar because they were made by me. The dog quilt to the left here, Annie’s quilt with moveable ears, went to a brave young boy who has endured many surgeries. His doll, named Stuart, has become an important best friend and vital companion through many surgeries and hospital admissions. The story of this boy and doll has been featured in the news. Their tale is a fabulous example of the immeasurable support provided by A Doll Like Me.
This Pink Friendship Braid doll quilt, along with the doll above with the pink heart t-shirt, went to a young girl awaiting surgery. The expected procedure was going to remove a painful and unhelpful digit on her hand. I hope that after healing, she has more mobility and is pain-free.
For now, this is it. Please spread the word about A Doll Like Me and even consider a donation of a doll to someone in need.
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