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Happy Dancing with you among the cow patties!

I've seen some really great quilted totes/purses lately. I hate sewing, but
may try one.


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Ohh YAY!! I remember now, you had the great Wizards quilt too!
The totebag turned out so good!  Thank you!

Elena in Tx

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That's so cute! I love the buttons on the handles.

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It is adorable, Ann !!!!!  Congratulations  -- and your other quilts are
great, too -- Thanks

Mim
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Wow!  What a wonderful gift.

Karen, Queen of Squishies



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Thanks!  Now it's time to fill it up and send it off.  I think we are going
to Target tomorrow to pick up some fun
girly treats.  Anybody have any great ideas for summer treats for a 9
year-old girl?  I have my 10 year-old boy to help, but he is a boy after
all...

I was thinking of:  a book (not sure which one yet...maybe a classic like
Little Women, or perhaps an installment from a new book series for that
age...), sunglasses, nail polish, bubble gum, some hair accessories -- stuff
like that.

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Well, another thing would be a magazine. At 9 my dd liked Nickelodeon, Kids
Discovery...

How about sun block? Lip gloss! My dd loves lip gloss. Just try not to get
something too stinky! I hate it when she puts it on in the car. (it's now a
rule that she can't!)


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Ooh, great ideas!  Thanks!

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Don't forget stickers, glitter-glue, beading kit, crafty things like that.
My granddaughter goes nuts over that stuff.

Karen, Queen of Squishies



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Can we take this a bit further?
One of our 'acquaintances' DD has a rare form of bone cancer--may lose
her leg--
I need 'have to be STILL for hours' type of thingies to get for her
(this is a JOINT effort so it won't just be us)
All we know about her:

8 years old
loves to read
She is admitted to hospital the night before the treatment and then they
have NO IDEA for how long after each treatment.

We did get her a 'floppy hat with pin-on crocheted flowers' which her
parents appreciated--she lost her hair with the first treatment.

HELP please

Butterfly (no, I have not met this child)


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Hmm.  It depends on how still she has to be.  Just in bed - no walking?
Or more limited than that?

If she can do lap-top crafty stuff, I would consider a breakfast tray to
work on
with a big bag of assorted pom-poms, jiggly wiggly eyes, construction paper
or craft foam bits with scissors,
pipe cleaners and glue.  Then she can make all kinds of little animals and
people!

Or, if that's too much, maybe a couple of washable ink pads and colored
markers and nice paper so
she can make little thumbprint/fingerprint people!  A fun thing to do with
the paper is to make copies of pages of
paper with lines drawn dividing the page into like nine blocks, staple or
otherwise bind together, and give that
so she can create little comic books of thumbprint people.  A few packages
of tiny stickers that could be
accessories for the people would be a fun addition too.  You could start off
the story with your own thumbprint people
to give her a starting idea...

Other ideas (from the traveling with kids by plane experience)...
a mini magna-doodle -- hours of fun for ANYBODY, magnetic chess/checkers
(though she will need someone to play with her), and those yes-and-know
invisible ink trivia books are all big hits with my kids.

Hope that helps--
Ann

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NOT allowed to move the 'infusion???? arm' whilst in treatment--2 times
the same day.

I like those ideas you sent--will pass any and all ideas to her folks
for approval before "we" go shopping : )

At present, we don't know how much she is able to get around--as she
does have a broken leg--that wouldn't heal--so that is still quite an
issue for regular mobility.
Knew you all would come up with useable things for her

Thanks
  Butterfly



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JIGSAW PUZZLES!  

As I well know, they are doable one-handed.  You can buy the roll-up
mats so that they are portable while in progress!  Lots of puzzles
cheap on e-bay.

Monique

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8 is not too young to learn to cross-stitch or make a hand-pieced
scrap quilt.  Ragged edged applique would also be easy.

Monique

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Thanks so much--am thinking of getting a tackle box and wrapping sets
  of : paper/pens
stickers/sticker books
keep the ideas coming---this may be a LONG process before they can do
the fix the broken bone surgery.

Gentle hugs
Butterfly

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Does she have a pretty common surname?  This may sound off the wall, but
maybe you could find her a book on heraldry.  The rules and the language are
just complicated enough that it might keep her entertained for awhile.
Paper and crayons to color in the shields, or colored construction paper and
scissors ( if she cuts with the mobile arm. ) It might amuse her for awhile,
and it's two different sides of the brain activity.  Left side for the
reading, and right side for the artwork.
I was thinking another book that she might like is one that shows you how to
fold paper airplanes.  Origami is great too. The craft stores have really
outstanding papers now in the scrapbooking aisles.  However, maybe that's
something for when she has the use of both hands, but still needs to be in
the hospital.
If someone is there with her, she could make colored sand sculptures too,
only need one hand to pour the colored sand into the jars and vases.  But
one accident and I can see the mess! oy!
Would she like a disposable camera?  Maybe to take pictures of the staff?  A
Polaroid might be more fun since the pictures develop right then, but the
film can be expensive.
Did she grow up with the Where's Waldo? books? Maybe she would like a book
like that.  They make ones where it's not just one thing to find in each
picture.
I think the black notebooks and gel pens to write in them are still popular
too.

Elena, still off the wall, but hoping this goes well for them. :)


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Howdy!
  E-mails and cards from all over the country/world.

Ragmop/Sandy
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DH said he would 'ask' the parents on this--keep you posted if it's a "go"

Butterfly (might even go to Target tomorrow--well--it is on the SAME
street as the LQS is--no, I don't know how many miles apart)

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Re: Need entertainment Re: happy dance
How about a globe or atlas so she can "pin" the locations of the postcards
and emails she gets?  grins
Elena

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