Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Birdie Turned Ten

Well my adorable "other" granddaughter turned ten and since she is not a girly girl I have to be very simple and plain in gifting her....so, I made her a journal/diary. She will decide what it is and how to use it. She loves the color blue so I did this with some great paper from a scrap pad that DD gave me. It's Colorbok and it has co-ordinating papers. The colors all match but I have some flowers along with strips. Simple to just cut and paste and put a wee "M" for Madison on the note pad. The big paper clip can keep track of where she has last writen. I used to babysit her from the time she was about 1 year old but I had to give it up when the family went from 1 to 3. This old broad can't race after kids like I used to. This darling girl's nickname is Birdie and that's what I will always call her, although she now is professionally known as Madison. We have a date for an after school outing on Friday and I have some money in a card that I know she will have fun spending.
In case you haven't noticed, I have now received 3490 Valentines in the drive for 1000. I have taken the liberty to call our local hospital's children's cancer center and they will happily take some of the extras. Hope that is Ok with everyone. I figure it still is Cards 4 Kids and they are all sick children so why not share the gold.

15 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great set for your granddaughter! I am sure she will love it--I know my 11 year old would!

3490--Wow! I knew you would exceed the 1000. With over a week yet for your deadline, I am sure you will hit 4000!

denise g. said...

What a cute gift for your Birdie. Bet she's looking forward to your outing, too. How impressive to get all those Valentines!! Way to work the blog hopping system for a great cause, Pat.

Viviane said...

Hi Pat,
simple and gorgeous!! I'm pretty sure your grandaughter will love them!
And congrats on the amounts of cards 4 kids!! I'm so happy you have now over 3400 cards!! it is a shame that my cards didn't get there yet!!
Hugs
Vivi Casale

DeniseLynn said...

Oh I am happy to hear you have received so very many cards for the kids. I knew you'd go past your goal but I didn't think it would be that far over. Woohoo!! I only sent one package of cards and had hoped to send more but shortly after mailing my first set out my very dear friend was in a terrible car accident and is still fighting for her life. She remains in a coma. When I am not with her and her family I am sending them cards with words of hope. They say that all the cards they get from me and from others mean so very much. Please know this: you are uplifting folks with all those cards you give all the time too. It means so very much ... you touch more people than you might realize. Thank you. Thank you for all the cards you send on a regular basis and from everyone who chipped in this time too! Hooray for card makers and senders everywhere!! thanks for allowing me to help this time too. (my friend is Ann by the way, should anyone be so inclind to lift her in prayer)

Shirley said...

It's absolutely not girly but gorgeous just the same. The blues are wonderful and she will love it!

Anonymous said...

Pat, be safe with all that weather coming your way by Groundhog's Day! The weather forecast made all things Detroit look stormy. Cozily stay home after you complete the wonderful birthday outing looks most reasonable in your area! Happy B-day, Madison! on your 'other' gran outing! Mighty fine crafted with love gift, Pat. Stay safe!

Anonymous said...

May cards of encouragement be sent Ann and her family after we lift her up in prayer? .... note Annon's entry regarding Ann
Keep Looking Up!

Juliann said...

Great gift for your Grand daughter!!!

I think it is so wonderful that you had too many cards!!! Just warms my heart! How great that you could take them over to the other hospital, I couldn't see anyone being opposed to that!
You are so wonderful!

Anita said...

Beautiful set! Wow that is amazing that you got so many cards.

mochamama said...

lovely gift set for your grand-daughter. She will be thrilled especially since nanny made it. And wow the cards that came in is incredible Pat!!!! That is soooo awesome. I got a thank you letter from the hospital the other day and I cried. I didn't expect that.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Soft and lovely - I love it!!!

Sam said...

My goodness me!!!! I bet you never thought that you'd get that many!! It just goes to show that we all listen very carefully and then run and get our crafty bits out!!

Jean Rowell said...

Pat:
I'm so glad that you received our box of cards today ! My friends and I were just so excited to help you out !! I'm amazed that you have received sooooo many cards (currently over 5,000) and with a few days left ! I'm sure you will receive more ! I hope that you are really good friends with your postman !!!

It is truly amazing and impressive the turn out you received.

Tanya said...

Love this set!
WOW. That is outstanding that so many cards were donated. What an amazing thign to be a part of!

dianets7 said...

LOL. 3,490 is more than three times what you needed and I think that shows how great all of the crafters are.

I'm happy that someone gets what I do, so I'm okay with it being given away to any other charity.