Hi there, it's me again! You're probably thinking I have too much time on my hands...LOL Nothing could be farther from the truth...but I wanted to get this out there so folks would have time to sign up.
Last year I gave away a few charts and things that had to do with Breast Cancer Awareness. I decided to do things a little differently this time. I got a couple of charts and kitted them up with fabric and floss. I didn't get anything to finish them off, because there are a number of ways you can do that, so I'll leave it up to you how you want to do that. Lizzie Kate put out a pattern and all the proceeds went to Susan G. Komen for the cure. I thought that was sweet and generous of her, so I bought two of her patterns. If you win, you will receive the pattern, the fabric (28 ct linen) and full skeins of DMC floss. I have two, so there will be two winners for that. The third giveaway will be a pattern from The Sweetheart Tree. This is a hardanger piece, and it also has an embellishment pack but it does not include the beads. I DO NOT have any fabric for it or floss. It will also need Perle Cotton # 8 and # 12. So...here are the rules. If you would like ONLY the Lizzie Kate pattern, mark that in your comment. If you would like ONLY The Sweetheart Tree pattern, indicate that in your comment. If you would like either one, just say you would like to be entered. I will have the drawing on my birthday, the 18th. Please check back on the 19th to see if you have won, and if you don't have a blog, please leave your e-mail address so I can contact you! Here are pictures of what you'll receive.
And remember....speaking from experience...having breast cancer doesn't just affect you, it is like ripples in a pond. It affects everyone you come in contact with...your family, your friends, your coworkers, your online friends (who surprised me with the most beautiful quilt of biscornu squares...and I cherish that more than you'll ever know), even the checkout lady at the grocery store and the teller at the bank. More people care about you than you are aware! The earlier you catch it, the better chance you have of surviving. Get your mammograms!! Those of you who think you are too young for a mammogram, talk to your health care professional and find out the CORRECT way of examining yourself, it's not just about feeling for lumps. A fellow warrior found a dimple with no lump and it turned out to be an aggressive form of the disease, and she is in her 30's. Another fellow warrior has twin 5 yr old boys and she is in her 20's. I've also learned that men can get breast cancer, it's not just about us, ladies. I found my cancer with a routine mammogram. I found it early, there were two tumors smaller than a pencil eraser, but by the time I found mine it had metastasized to my lymph nodes. They couldn't be felt and were barely visible on the mammogram (I was blessed to have a VERY observant Doctor/technician with an eagle eye!!). There was no history of breast cancer in my family, or cancer of any kind, so be vigilant!!! This was a total shock, and if it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone! *climbing down off my soap box* It's only because I care and want everyone to live a long and happy life. So...leave your comments on this posting only, tell your friends about the giveaway and help spread the word about early detection! Good luck! *Hugs*
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