Sunday, November 16, 2008

THANKSGIVING SWAP



Well as promised I am hosting a Thanksgiving ATC Swap.
All you have to do to participate is leave a comment with your name and I will partner you off next Sunday.

I will be out of town from Wednesday 11/19 through Sunday 11/23 .


Also I made another Comfort Doll and plan to make many more. After the tragic news of Alisha, a fellow ZNE member's niece being murdered by her husband it just makes me want to do these dolls even more.

Those of you that don't know what a comfort doll is, it is a doll made no bigger than 6 inches,sewn or glued fabric and painted with fabric paint and embellished with trinkets or jewels and a short written message i.e, "Made with Love" I wrote Jesus Loves You on the two I have made.
They are for Battered Woman's Shelters across the world. These little dolls can be carried in a purse or pocket just to remind these battered women that someone cares.

17 comments:

Bevie said...

Hi Patti, yes I'd love to be paired up with someone for the Thanksgiving swap!! Thanks so much for inviting me, and I love your little dolls. I'm gonna try to make some too!!! What fun they will be, and a great way to touch others in need. I think I read somewhere an address to send them to...did I?? hehehe!! Blessings sweetie, Bevie

Christine said...

Hi Patti,
I would love to be paired up with someone for the swap as well -- Thanks for the invite!!
Keep me posted.

Christine
(aka Divaforever)

deborahbohm@embarqmail.com said...

I'd love to participate in your swap! Thanks! Deborah Bohm Widup (deborahdare)

minervas madness said...

Hi Patti,
I would love to play. Any rules or a particular theme like Thanksgiving?
Have a safe trip.

Cath

slommler said...

I would love to play as well. It has been awhile since I have done an ATC so this will be fun.
Thanks
Hugs
SueAnn

whymsicalmusings said...

Patti thank you so much for the invite count me in! This sounds like so much fun.
Sending you big hugs!
Oh I just about forgot... Your doll is Mavelous daling!
XXX
Becky

Salzanos said...

Count me in!

LOve the dolls you made. They just say happiness to me.

brenda salzano

Anonymous said...

me too
jane vickers lostandfoundibjects2

Just Joni said...

Your little dolls are sooo cute and I just love the "Jesus Loves You" message...you just never know when those three little words will change someone's life forever.

God bless Alisha's family...what a tragedy...so very, very sad.

Patti said...

Hi Patti, Thanksgiving ATC swap - YES! Thank you for giving hope to battered women!

Nadine

Vickie said...

Patti first I'm sorry to hear of the news of Alisha! Such a tragedy.

Please count me in on your swap. I love participating in them. I'll have to get my thinking cap on. I love this second doll, she's just precious. Thanks for your kind compliments too! I posted a twist on a nursery rhyme today. I hope you have a wonderful day and your trip goes well.

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Regarding Battered Woman's Shelters.
My little sister and her three children were able to escape, for a while, at Sojourn House. Starting in CT and ending up in hiding in California. They are near and dear to my heart for the hope they gave Jenny for almost four months. They were the happiest months she had in her adult life and I have kept in contact with them since losing my darling baby sister at the hands of her cruel and manipulative husband of 16 years. One very powerful thing I learned in this whole tragedy.......if the victim(s) are actually able to escape...NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go back REGARDLESS...REGARDLESS, REGARDLESS of what the "authorities" or lawyers or anyone says. If you escape to another state, STAY there. DO NOT go back.

Your sweet gifts of Comfort Dolls just touch my heart and I can imagine, they touch those that receive them each and every day. A token of hope and, indeed, comfort.

Love and light to you and yours.
xo Rella

FOREVER JANN said...

Hi Patti,
sorry I cannot take part in the Thanksgiving swap but please keep me in mind when you do another. Love the Comfort Dolls, now that is something I would love to get involved with. I admire you for doing that, like always so enjoyed viewing your blog.
happy happy to you....
jann

Lori Garbarino said...

Count Me In
Love the comfort Dolls!

Love you!

Lori

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Patti my heart is so heavy to hear about that poor young woman. How can someone who is supposed to love you do that?
I will never understand that kind of evil.
I love your dolls and I would like to make some for our shelter.
Sending you love, Nita

althena12 said...

Yes, yes I would love to swap. Linda

Pamela said...

Hi Patti, am I too late? I got busy, but would like to swap! Thanks!