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Friday, September 16, 2011

Pink Ribbon Purse

Where did Summer go?  The leaves are turning orange and starting to fall, it's quite cool in the mornings so I've had to turn the furnace on and our Pumpkin Patch is ready for picking!

 I finished stitching up my 5th cat doll for this "litter":

I plan to sew these this little crazy quilt cat dolls up during the week.  It's always fun to see a bunch of them all together!

So what's my next project?  Well, I have to tell you, the word "cancer" is starting to go through me like fingernails on a chalkboard!  Every time I blink an eye, someone I know is coping with this horrible disease.  I know way too many people who are coping with it, have coped with it or have died from it than I can even count!  And I blame much of it on all the crap that's put into our food!  But that's not where I'm going with this.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I thought I would make a purse and donate a portion of my fee to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  This is the sewn block:

The pink ribbon cross stitch design is one that I designed years ago.  My friend and model stitcher Kim, worked up that cross stitch piece for me.  I plan to embellish this with lots of white, feminine lace and I'm thinking it needs some white Mother Of Pearl buttons but I'll worry about that when I get that far!  For now, I thought you would like to see the block before I start stitching on it.

When this purse is ready to list in my Boutiques, I will also make the cross stitch chart available again as a free PDF file download for anyone who would like to help the cause.

For now, I have a student coming this weekend to perfect her crazy quilting techniques!  I'm looking forward to it.  And I know when she leaves, I'll feel sad.  I always have a good time with my students!


fabriquefantastique said...

morning Kitty, well if its not in the food its in the pollution in the atmosphere

Gina E. said...

Oh Pam, you too...So many of our friends have been struck down by various forms of cancer. I agree with you, that what we eat has a lot to do with it. Or should that be, what we are FORCED to eat, with all the chemicals that are present in processed food. People go on about the increasing obesity problem, but I don't see that as all being caused by over-eating, because I know of people here who are very careful what they eat, but are still fat, and they can't seem to lose weight. I reckon it is the hormones the producers add to beef and chicken, which have made the younger generation grow excessively, poor people.

Gina E. said...

Oops, I forgot to mention on my comment a minute ago, your Breast cancer awareness CQ design is really beautiful.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It is certainly a disease that takes its toll in so many ways. Your purse will be beautiful I know.

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