Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For the Girls

October is upon us in 3 short sleeps. Today in Vancouver we are enjoying the first of what I hope will be many sunny, crisp fall days to come. Besides the annual hoopla on the 31st (costume negotiations are officially ON at my house), there is the month long celebration of breast cancer awareness goin' on. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Team logo stitched by Poppyprint

I've written several posts on the subject, my favorite one was Boob Sandwich, where I got so many incredible comments and very personal, emotional private emails from many of you. Most of you know about the walk I did last year and again this August. And you've already seen this hoop remembrance I stitched up with our team logo designed by Berene.

Team logo stitched by Poppyprint

There was a lot of interest in the stitchery pattern, and since the lovely Bari J. posted it on We Love French Knots the other day, the orders are rolling in! Do you know a crafty cancer survivor who would love this in her sewing space? Or a recently diagnosed friend who could use a colourful, handmade-with-love symbol to give her strength and hope? Breast cancer is hard, but embroidery is easy - just chain stitch, back stitch and satin stitch (long, filling in stitches).

You can buy the pattern here for a nominal fee, 100% of which will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to further the already ground-breaking research that is being done in our country. Visit Berene's Happy Sew Lucky blog, read this beautiful post featuring incredible artwork by her SurvivorMom and help end breast cancer.

The girls thank you.

9 comments:

Nina Lise Moen said...

It's hard to believe it's almost October with 21C outside, but I know it is as I am preparing for my first Breast cancer patients Make a Boob workshop on Tuesday. Whatever happened to September??
Your stitching looks impeccable as always!

Katie B. said...

Brilliant.

Michele Pacey said...

Beautiful stitches Krista!

felicity said...

Such a perfect fall day today. I actually feel more alive come late September, October.

Beautiful stitchery, Krista.

Ethne said...

Beautiful work Krista

Mama Spark said...

Neat! I will pass this along to a friend that is a survivor!

Mama Spark said...

OH, I forgot to say, she owns an online quilt shop, maybe she would be interested in carrying the pattern for you? Crazyquiltgirl online fabric shop.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This touches my heart. My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1972 when treatment was gruesome. She was an inpatient at the University of Minnesota for a long time. Her treatment consisted of lines drawn on her chest, sandbags, cobalt radiation. Her back looked sunburned from the radiation. When she finally came home, she emitted so much radiation that she could totally turn the TV picture to snow if she sat too close. Isn't that awful?? She lived until 2008. And cancer was not what she died from. Amazing...

Trudi said...

I just found you from Lynnes blog, and this, oh THIS stichery is just perfect, thank you, I'll be making it for a special friend who starts her chemo in a couple of weeks :)