Sunday, October 26, 2008

Question about colors

I have had some inquiries about using different colors for the ornies.  While I think we should stick with purple and pink for the tree just so that it will coordinate, I also will be selling some individual ornaments at the event for the fundraiser.  So the answer would be yes, you can use a different cancer related color if you choose.  We just need the majority to be pink and purple.  

Friday, October 24, 2008

New e-mail addy just for this

I have set up an e-mail addy just for this project.  It is
This way I won't "lose" any e-mails that are sent with questions or suggestions.  
I have already experienced just a touch of what this journey is going to bring.  I have had e-mails from women who have friends and family members with cancer and some have lost friends and family members to cancer.  Some have cancer themselves.  The stories touch my heart.  And this is going to be AMAZING!
I have set a personal goal of raising $5000 for this.  That is 1000 $5 tickets for the tree.  Or a combination of tickets for the tree along with sales of individual ornaments.  Always think big and plan big.  I know we can do it.  
Thank you to all of you for joining me on my journey.  We will all grow together and learn from each other and have fun in knowing that we, just some little stitchers, can make a BIG DIFFERENCE!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

3 ornament patterns

I have chosen three free patterns that I want to use for the ornaments.  I will be choosing one more in the coming weeks.  See the links on my side bar.

Why Stitch for a Cure?

I, as many of you, have been touched by cancer. I have friends who have had cancer, I have friends who have died from cancer and I work in a field where I deal with cancer patients and their families everyday. I don't like cancer.
Now that might seem like a funny thing to say, but I don't. And I would like to see cancer gone. That might put me out of a job because 75% of the patients that use blood are cancer patients. But I DON'T CARE!
So what can I do? What can any of us do? Well, one thing I like to do is stitch. And so I thought, how can my stitching help get rid of cancer? I stitched a piece called Peace, Love and a Cure by Lizzie Kate. Framed it and donated it to American Cancer Society. This Saturday night it is up for auction at their annual Relay For Life to help raise money for cancer awareness. I will let you know how it does.
That got me thinking. What if I stitched Christmas ornaments (one of my favorite things to do) and decorated a tree and put that up for auction next Christmas (2009)? Wow sounds great! But I don't think I can make enough ornaments myself to decorate a whole tree by then. Hmm????? What can I do?
Wait a minute! I have friends! I have friends who like to stitch! Maybe they could help!
And so I started this blog. I am meeting with the American Cancer Society on Nov. 4. I am choosing designs (probably about 3 or 4) that we will use for the tree. It will be in the colors pink for breast cancer and dark purple for general cancer. I have contacted a few designers to see if they can help.
I am now on the road do doing something. I hope you will go down this road with me. In the next few weeks I foresee things coming together. Please check back and see our progress. And don't forget, take care of yourself. Mammograms and colonoscopies aren't fun. But losing wonderful people like you isn't fun either.