Polymer Clay Polyzine
Bottles of Hope: Submissions From Our Readers
I thought you may like to see my BOH. This July
will be my fourth year to do BOH for our Mineral
Area Relay for Life. I made 100 bottles the
first year and I try to increase my number each
year. They are very popular with the cancer
victims and some people tell me they have
started a mini "collection" of them. My
miniature group donated one full meeting to
helping me make them this
past summer. Some of these ladies had never
worked with Polymer clay before.
How can I help?
Please respond to: [email address omitted
I wanted to send along some pics of the BOH's
that our guild has donated for the April issue.
We work very hard on this community project and
have had wonderful feedback from the volunteers
where our bottles are donated. Please feel free
to contact me with any questions you may
Southern Ontario Polymer Clay Guild
From Kim Kennedy: This is for Barb*
and her family.
Barbara was a mom just like many moms around the
world. She had her little group of friends and
family around her as she went into the hospital
for surgery. It didn't look good butwe all hoped
for the best.
Barb seemed to be doing well the day aftershe
came out of surgery. She was short of breath, so
we did most of thetalking and she listened. The
next day, I came by with a Bottle of Hope to
give her, but I found that she had been moved
into intensive care. It looked very bad. The
nurses allowed me to put the BOH into her room
so it would be there when she woke up.
Well, she never did wake up. I got an email that
she was much worse and rushed down to the
hugged her friends and family as we wiped away
tears. They had just gotten the word that it was
only a matter of time before she passed.
Tonight I got an email from a mutual friend. She
had been to Barb's daughter's house and saw the
bottle on a shelf inthe living room. I was
surprised and it
moved me to tears. It also made me think that
Bottles of Hope aren't just for the patients;
they're for the whole family. That someone cared
enough to make
something beautiful for their loved one, who may
not even know them, touched their hearts. The
message of hope and healing was not lost, it
lived on with the