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by barbara waters

goodkid.JPG The latest of the bags for Shelly’s dream - I rediscovered this material Saturday - it was in a bag of scraps. The wording is “I’m a Good Kid” - just how appropriate is that?

The bags I made are all different sizes - the material had been cut out for a child’s pair of pants, I think. So I had to cut around and out and about and try to come up with rectangles to work. Got 12 bags out of the material, so not too bad. Sewed them by hand because my machine is not working - finished them off with yarn cords and beads.

50bags.JPG So - count to date of the various and sundry bags: 50 - with two more (that I know of) en route, and I think a few more promised. We are, as far as I can tell, 18 shy of the goal of 70 . . so if you’ve been sitting on some bags and haven’t contacted me to send them on, now’s your (last) chance. Drop me a note at prplmoose AT kenaiwriter DOT net. We are getting close to the end of this project - Shelly will soon have her guest bedroom back - and 140 kids will be blessed by the goodness of a whole lotta people’s hearts.

Here’s the breakdown of the ones you see pictured: 5 from Noriko, 2 from JoJo, 5 from Keiko, 8 from Kate, 12 that I made, and 18 that someone (sorry, I’ve forgotten who) sent to Shelly and Shelly sent to me and I decorated with beads.

I thank you all who have joined in the effort. There was no effort too small - no sharing too little - no love too tiny - you ALL made and are making a difference.

In yarn news . . . after having coffee with friends on Saturday I visited the LYS and bought 2 skeins of sock yarn for Mommy and Me socks. One of my friends (Ms. S - and thanks, Shelly for pointing out the funny about my friends’ names - Ms. B and Ms. S - hahahahaha) has a friend who is welcoming a new baby into the family. (I think this is a grandbaby, but I’m not sure) and wanted to know how much I would charge to make a pair of Mommy and Me socks.

Well, as any of you who craft (knit, crochet, sew, etc) know, that is a tough question. How do you put a dollar figure on time and love. You can’t. So, I let her know tonight how much the yarn cost. Ms. B suggested a gift certificate from the LYS - so, friend is thinking on that as well.

To be honest - it would be my pleasure to make it a gift. Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

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