Friday, January 29, 2010

Passing the Baton

Hi, I'd like to take a moment and introduce myself to all who are visiting for the first time. My name is Brenda and it is my privilege to pick up where fellow artist, Pat Winter of Chesterton has left off. By "luck" or guided angel, you pick, I was introduced to Pat via my backyard neighbor....I was admiring one of the dolls she made in Pat's class and well...that quickly led me to pick up this wonderful project.

I can't wait to get started, and I look forward to our future of helping women to move out of the darkness and fear of abuse, into the light of hope and courage.

Smiles to all,


  1. I cannot express the joy I felt when you inquired about taking over this project. My heart is still singing. Thank you so much for seeing the need and accepting this task.It was hard to think this project was ending,and now it takes on a new life. It is such a much needed venture and over 1000 have already been "hugged" by way of receiving a Comfort Doll, not to mention the love the creators felt while making their beautiful dolls for these women. Thank you and I will direct the donors to your open arms. Blessings to you and your family. Pat

  2. I am so glad to see that Pat's project is going to keep going. You must be a special lady and I know you are going to recieve many blessing for this. I was a hospice care giver and you always get back more than you give. God bless you and I hope want to wish you the best.
    Hugs, Pat

  3. Hi Brenda,
    Congratulations on your new adventure. I supported Pat in the past and now I will re direct my things to you. I am a busy fibre artist with a cottage business so I always have my time filled. I will always have a space in my scedule and in m y heart for this project...

  4. Yea! I'm so glad the project has found a new owner. Thank you so much. Wishing you lots of luck!

  5. Oh my Gosh you guys, this is wonderful. I was looking at the Vancouver Ladies and their comfort dolls which are sent to Africa. They included a pattern for squishy knit and crocheted dolls for kids. In the past, have the kids been included in this project. I have some knitting connections who may want to knit the basic square needed and then my thought is I could send these out perhaps and then someone could embellish and send back....that's just one idea. This is the first time I've been exposed to blogging, so, I'm still learning the basics on posting and adding other gadgets and items.

    Smiles to All,

  6. Bless your heart Brenda.
    I am so happy to see this project keep going. I know it must be alot of work and you are to be commended.
    I will have a few dolls coming your way within the next 2 weeks. Again, Bless you!!
    Patti Koosed

  7. Brenda, I'm so excited to learn that you will be taking on this wonderful adventure and will be keeping this project going...I have supported this project for the past couple of years and will continue to do so now...look forward to getting to know you too!


  8. Hi, so happy to hear that you are taking this wonderful project over! Good luck and thanks for keeping up the good work!

  9. this is fabulous news. i was sad to hear that Pat was not going to continue the project, but i totally understand her. the blessings that come from serving others are amazing and many- enjoy- you are such a delight to God!