August 5, 2011

A Tribute to a Battle Won!

Now, I normally post my crafts on a different blog, but somehow it just seemed fitting to cross-post this one ... I always say that there is no such thing as "too much pink", but I think there is one intance I'd love to see pink disappear and that is when we find a cure ... no prevention ... for breast cancer.

Last month I finally got to a project I'd been excited about for a while-a beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon provided by Artecy Cross Stitch.

This is a personal one for me because it is not just the pink that draws me to this ribbon, but the of the fight and determination that I saw in my grandmother and family when she waged war against it when I was in college. I watched as she quietly battled this war while our family rallied to offer love and support and in the end, she won - no, we won. I can't imagine what it would be like not to have her with us, to share with her the stories of our little boy and the promises we make to him to let him see "Ma & Pa's horses" next time we are home in Texas.

The great thing about this free ribbon is that designer Tereena Clarke has allowed stitchers to use her pattern to create pieces for donations for Breast Cancer Research. I am so happy with the way it turned out and know that whenever I use this dishtowel it will remind me of my grandmother, not because of the sickness, but because of her determination to overcome this obstacle and for all of the hugs I have had since she beat it ... those are a little more special.

designed by: Tereena Clarke, owner and designer, Artecy Cross Stitch
Pattern found at: Artecy's Cross Stitch Free Patterns

July 2011

Charles Craft cotton ShowCase Towels with a
rectangular 14-count Aida panel

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P.S.: Check back soon, I have (with the permission of the designer) altered this pattern for something special!

Until our next cup of tea ...

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Sue said...
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Sue said...

I have recently begun wearing a Teal colored bracelet for my friend who has Ovarian cancer. She has a huge support network out here and it feels good to wear it as part of my daily attire.
We all have our ways of supporting those we love who are dealing with a serious illness - to be able to visually wear it (or to handcraft it) is a great thing. It's a reminder that we should never take good health for granted - neither our own, or someone else's. And it's even sweeter, as you said, when you know someone for whom the battle is won.
God bless those hugs you and your Grandmother share...they must surely mean sooo much.