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Savannah, GA —
When Patricia Williams lost her husband Willie in 2006, she took to her sewing machine.
“After he passed away and I retired I needed something to do.”
So, she started making quilts to pass the time. the first was a gift to her grand daughter.
“I sat up with a pair of scissors and a tape measure and pencil and marked and cut each piece for this one.”
Her ”busy work” soon became a blessing to others. A year later, she took a class to improve her skills and decided to donate what she made to children with sickle cell anemia- a genetic blood disorder that predominately affects people of color.
It’s a cause that’s close to her heart. the disease took her husband’s life.
“He needed cover,” Williams recalls. “I realized that because of his sickness, he would be chilly.”
Every day mrs. Williams measures, cuts, pins, and pieces together squares in his memory- hoping to provide comfort to children.
“The kids, I just thought that they need something when they’re going through their crisis that they can hold on to.”
It takes mrs. Williams about three to four weeks to complete a quilt. each one, different in its own way. right now, she’s working on a new set that she’ll present to the children in April.
Their identities are anonymous. She keeps a card with only the first name and age of each recipient in a personal scrapbook.
As for mrs. Williams. She doesn’t look for recognition or expect anything in return. A simple passage stitched in every quilt explains her purpose.
“It is a scripture based project. It’s based on 1 Corinthians 13:13. And now abideth faith, hope, love. but the greatest of these is love.”
To date, mrs. Williams has crafted 25 gifts of love. Given freely to each new owner. She says she’ll keep on sewing and sharing a tiny piece of herself and her husband in every quilt that she makes.
“It’s something from my heart more than anything else… and I hope that they receive it in this manner.”
All of mrs. Williams quilts are donated to Memorial’s Backus Children’s Hospital.
For more information on Sickle Cell Anemia or to learn more about the Sickle Cell Association of Savannah, visit: sicklecellinfo.net/info_links/sc_centers.htm
Talk to a couple grown women who had princess parties when they were young, and they’ll tell you about the doll cake centerpiece. why? because they remember it vividly like it was yesterday. That’s the power of the doll cake.
The power is so strong that some grown women who received doll cakes for their birthdays or other celebrations refused to cut into them. they insist that it is too pretty to eat. Little girls are not immune. one cried each time her mother moved the knife toward the doll’s dress to cut it to serve to party guests. this young lady told her mother that she didn’t want any cake and suggested that her friends eat the ice cream nearby. that cake went into the refrigerator taking up valuable space only to be looked at for months until the dried up cake had to be thrown away. A picture would have lasted longer and the memory of the delicious cake would have lingered on in her memory.
Doll cakes are meant to be eaten and are simple to make. Wilton’s wonder Mold Pan makes regular-sized doll cakes large enough to serve 12-18 people depending on how it’s cut. too scared to start with one that big? Use the Mini wonder Mold Pan which makes four miniature one-serving cakes. Once you practice making the miniature cakes, you will have more confidence to go to the larger pan. Most craft stores carry both of these pans and the doll picks that are inserted into them.
Regular cake mixes made using the pound cake style recipe on the side of the box or scratch cake recipes work perfectly in both of these pans. just make sure that you thoroughly grease the inside cavity of the pan(s) with Crisco and dust with flour. you can also use those shortening/flour aerosol can sprays to prepare your pan. fill no more than 2/3 the way full.
The regular doll cake should be baked on the lower oven rack with the top oven rack removed, at 325 degrees, until done. this way your cake bakes evenly with a flat top instead of with a cake dome that you have to remove to make the dress level on a plate.
Once your regular-sized cake has finished baking, remove the wonder Mold pan from the oven. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15-30 minutes. Remove any cake dome with a serrated knife before taking out of the pan. take a paper towel and lay it over the cut part of the cake, set a wire rack on top of the paper towel and invert. this is important for several reasons. The first is that your cake is extremely fragile right out of the oven. if you were to remove it from the pan immediately, it could split in two while cooling on the rack. and, if you cut the dome off right out of the oven, your cake would dry out. please make sure that the wire rack is elevated so the cake is not sitting directly on a plate or table so can cool completely without sweating.
If you decide to split the doll cake into three layers to add filling, use a serrated knife to cut straight across. Use buttercream to create a border on the outside of the cake (use coupler without a tip) to keep the filling inside. when you put the top cake layer on, press down to make sure your filling and cake have complete contact. some frosting may ooze out of the size. Spread a light layer of frosting over the rest of the cake. Refrigerate to make sure the filling has set before proceeding to decorate. this way your cake will not shift.
Buttercream or fondant design? if you’re covering your cake with buttercream designs, you can start designing now. Test the consistency of your buttercream by putting a little into the decorating bag with a coupler on the end. Add your tip and pipe a design. if your buttercream is too thick, add a little liquid whipping cream to it to thin it out and make it easier to pipe the design.
Doll picks can be inserted into the top of your skirt and decorated with various tips. Tip 16 is perfect for making stars on the bodice of your doll pick. Tip 21, 81 and 104 are great for making simple swirls in your skirt. Practice using the tips to see what effect is desired on your bodice or skirt.
When using fondant to design your cake, cover it completely in buttercream, set in the refrigerator to get cold and then remove. With a cloth paper towel, smooth the buttercream frosting. Roll out your fondant 1/4 thick, into an 18 circle. Use a cake board and a pizza cutter to cut out. Gently run your fingers across the end of the fondant. this is your hem, and it should be smooth. Slide your hands under the fondant and lift up. Center it over the cake and then attach making sure it’s even on all sides. Gently smooth the top of the dress skirt down. The dress will show gentle curves. put your finger under them to look like inner and outer folds all the way around the dress. Stand away for a moment and look at your skirt. if you can see the cake at the bottom, gently smooth the fondant on the skirt, and it will move down. be gentle because you don’t want tears in your fondant. if you have too much fondant on the bottom of the dress, you can trim it away with your pizza cutter or food safe scissors.
Cut a piece of wax paper to create the template for the bodice and then use that as a pattern to cut out the fondant. Attach to the doll pick with a little piping gel. Decorate as desired. With all of the gumpaste tools and flower cutters on the market, the sky is the limit.
Ideas: Bridal doll cake (regular size) centered and surrounded by her bridal party in miniature doll cakes matching their actual hair color and dress design.
If not, plz tell me your own opinion
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Windows versions, settle for XP or go for Windows 7.
If you want a 64 bit version, avoid XP, as the 32 bit support is quite bad
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Kids love arts and crafts and so can parents, with endless hours of fun, concentration and family bonding.
There are so many arts and crafts to choose from, there is bound to be something that you can find that will excite all the family, a focus that will bring you all together on a regular basis.
One great family arts and crafts project is scrapbooking, as people (even kids) tend to keep ticket stubs, photos and flyers that have happy memories associated with them. You could create one giant family scrapbook, with pages on ‘What is my favorite place?’, ‘What is my favorite memory?’ or ‘Reasons why I love my pet’, to name a few.
The arts and crafts projects don’t have to be expensive – some paper, scissors and glue would be a good start. How about a matchstick craft kit, so you can all contribute to building a masterpiece?
The best option would be, to do some research on arts and crafts and find a project that gets the thumbs up from all. Remember that kid’s votes are worth double the parents’ votes!
Choosing the best Craft Kits for your Kids
So how do you pick out the best craft kits for your kids? Here are some tips you should bear in mind.
The first thing you should check is the age guidelines of craft kits. Some kits will have small pieces; need use of tweezers or other sharp objects, which will need adult supervision if your child is young. Your child’s safety should always be at the forefront of your mind.
If the craft kits are associated with a favorite program or television character, then you stand a really high chance that your child will absolutely love the craft kit.
Always check what it contained within the craft kits, as if everything is not included, you will run the risk of a very disappointed child. Usually it is something like glue that is not included, so make sure that some appropriate glue on hand for the craft kits in question.
Lastly, getting craft kits are a good taster to see if a particular arts and crafts project is enjoyed and appreciated by your children, before wasting money on encouraging a new hobby that is not enjoyed.
It's not saving the world or anything, but I'm quite proud of the first aid session today at our house, where 10 ayahs (child-carers) got the opportunity to learn basic first aid. many of them are semi-literate, which is a fancy way of saying that they are robbed of the opportunity to pick up vital information just by glancing at things, in the way most of us do all day, everyday. they are robbed of being able to casually glean opportunities to make their lives more comfortable, equitable, healthy and fun.
This lack of literacy is akin to a physical disability — like being partially blind… except that no one takes pity on you or insists on giving you a hand. The inability to read is something best keep hidden lest you be taunted by others, or irritate your demanding employers. No wonder Indian workers sometimes don't seem to comprehend the most basic information. You can write down an address, but they can't interpret it! You can give them instructions, but they'll have to rely on memory and trial and error to carry them out! The lack of literacy also means a blindness in understanding some of the most basic concepts we all take for granted: citizenship, rights, nationality.
In short, you're blind to ideas… most of them!
I cannot imagine how much less productive America or Britain would be if the people who worked in offices, shops, schools and hospitals could not read.
So what a joy to witness a small opportunity for disadvantaged Indian women to be allowed the dignity of attending a class!
The ayahs all had the opportunity to practice choking maneuvers, CPR and basic bandaging on babies and children. they also learned about dealing with burns, seizures, cuts, fevers, heavy bleeding and how to assess why a child might be unconscious. they were given material in Hindi which summarizes what they learned as well as emergency numbers – some of which I didn't know of. they were all great sports and seemed to really appreciate and enjoy the session. it was lovely to watch!
Thanks to East West Clinic here in Delhi for providing the excellent class — which is on par with the paid first aid training I received in the UK as part of a hostile environments class for journalists a few years ago. Highly recommend it!