It seems like Sundays are my days for stitching and finishing. I sat down today and in between laundry, watching TV and taking care of my mother & husband, I stitched and finished this. Last week's ornaments were soft and feminine. This one is bright and bold. The fabric is a dyed Jobelin (28ct of course) called Pink Raspberry. I stitched it with Hyacinth GAST and used the 2007 Breast Cancer Awareness pattern (center of it). In the very middle, instead of the flowers, I put a sterling silver ribbon charm. The back of the ornament is finished in some pink ribbon fabric and the edging is just perfect for Oscar night. It is made in a ladder design with rhinestones every 1/4 inch or so. I tried to take a pic but the rhinestones gave off too much glare, much like the dresses some are wearing tonight! LOL. Many of you have asked where I get the backing fabric I am using. It is from Allyndayle Awareness Fabrics at www.allyndayle.com They are wonderful to work with! I have also decided to try and stitch some ornaments in honor of some special people. This one is for my friend Ashley's mom who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer right now. She works for a wonderful group, the Girl Scouts of America and she gives so much of herself to others. She recently lost her dad while having to deal with this disease. So maybe while she takes care of herself, this will brighten her day! Thanks again to all!
What is stitching for a cure? It started as a year long project to help save lives. We were stitching ornaments that decorated a tree that was raffled off on Thanksgiving 2009. The money raised went to American Cancer Society.
We have raised over $1000 with that project. We went on in 2010 to stitch quilt blocks and to make 3 quilts. Those quilts raised over $2000. Amazing. My focus has turned to a new cause. Juvenile Diabetes. I am not sure what our next project will be, but I am sure that our stitching will play a big part in this adventure. Come join us by stitching or simply following us on our journey!
I hope to educate anyone reading this blog on Juvenile Diabetes. But mostly, we want to stitch for a cure!
I am 55 glorious years old and married to a wonderful man. I have one daughter who lives in Houston and 2 grandsons (ages 12 & 14).
I love traveling locally and chatting with friends.
I am retired and loving it!