Monday, October 3, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway!

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*

41 comments:

wendy111 said...

Firstly Happy Birthday for the 18th in case I forget to wish you that later.

What a lovely giveaway, I would be happy with either, and you can go back on your soapbox - people need to know about this subject and have mammograms.

Jennifer said...

Please....soapbox away!

And please count me in for the L*K portion of the giveaway.

Kimberly R. said...

Happy Early Birthday!!
I go every year for my mammogram(having a family history - Mom and Aunt).
I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway!
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Dede said...

This is the month for my annual boob squeeze.
I would be happy with either wins! Staty on the soap box!!! Thank goodness women are not as embarassed as they once were to talk about these things!
dede@caplingers.com

socialsue said...

Please enter my name for the Lizzie Kate give-away. My sister had breast cancer first, then bone cancer, then lung cancer. After 14 years, she passed away in my arms so I am very familiar with the cancer. I go every year since it is in my family history.

socialsue

a4x4aspect@yahoo.com
socialsue.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful thing to do to remind everyone about this, I know several people who have had breast cancer so I do understand...both kits are fabulous, but I would really like the hardanger one...but since they are both so sweet, just enter my name...thank you for the opportunity...Rebecca Keith....

Rhonda Polk said...

OH yes----soap box away-----the more the merrier...the more I don't say---"won't happen to me"...
please enter me in your beautiful give-away, I am interested in the "LizzyKate" Kit.
yes Cancer can be scary-and "anyone can get it", I go for my check up here in a few months...
and my recent update on my shots....like the flu !

here is my e:mail address-

rrpolk97030@yahoo.com

Thank-you so much for this thoughtful give-away!

Donna's Stitching said...

Thank you for posting about breast cancer on your blog maybe somone else will get there cancer caught early and save their life please enter me for the Lizzie Kate one
Hugs Donna

luvmyqsnaps@yahoo.com

patti said...

DJ, please stay on your soapbox.

My girlfriend is now 10 years cancer free - Yay! My great-aunt also had breast cancer (along with a great many other problems). I just lost her over Labor Day weekend, but she'd been ill for so many years, it was a blessing.

I've lost way to many people to cancer and if we can find a cure - so much the better!

Okay, now I'm off my sb. Would you please enter me in the drawing for the L*K?

I don't have a blog, so you'll need my e-mail: pateacake@aol.com

Thanks!

Mouse said...

keep on that soap box girlie :)ooo love both charts so chuck my name in the hat :) love mouse xxxx
ps soo glad you loved the quilt ;0

Sunshine said...

Happy Early Birthday!!!!
Keep the soap box coming.
Please enter me in the Sweetheart Tree drawing.

Timberland's Stitchin said...

Thanks for the drawing offer! please enter me for either chart both are amazing!

Franny said...

Happy Birthday on 18th October, we share the same birthday. I would love to have the Sweetheart tree.

Babs in Alabama said...

Love love love your post, DJ. Spoken like someone who knows and has endured. I've never done hardanger but winning a chart would be a good incentive, huh? Aw, just put my name in :)
love,
babs

ChrisG said...

Children get breast cancer, too. The nephew of a dear friend of mine was diagnosed but by the time they found he had cancer he had mets everywhere. He lived 1 year after diagnosis. His symptoms were basically poo-pooed by doctors.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. My grandmother had a double mastectomy and was a survivor. Happy birthday on the 18th and please enter me for both. Thanks!

TryonA said...

Lizzie Kate Only please!

Anne Margerison
TryonA@shaw.ca

Keep the breast cancer reminders coming!

I had a scare with a non-malignant tumor in my lower hip in 2009, the little pain I was feeling at the time they detected it was almost nothing. If I hadn't decided that it was in a weird area, and went to the Dr early, it would probably have been much worse.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday

Pick me - I am married to you

angie said...

I loved reading your blog. I to am a breast cancer survivor I totally agree with every word you said on your blog make sure you get your mammos. Had surgery in 2008.

Please enter me in your giveaway for the Lizzie Kate...

Taking One Day at a Time.

apres1428@yahoo.com

Angie

Tracey said...

What an inspiring post! My mom is a breast cancer survivor as well and there was no history of it in our family either. I try to remember to do my self-exam monthly. Please enter me for the Lizzie Kate pattern, I have wanted to do this for my mom since I saw it! ♥ Thanks for the chance!

Jeanie said...

Happy Birthday on the 18th ! Please enter my name for the Lizzie Kate give-away. Thank you !

Patty C. said...

Please include me in the Giveaway - I would be interested in the Lizzie Kater pattern - Thank you so much !!!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday when it arrives ;)

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Happy Birthday, on the 18th! Please, enter me in your giveaway.
(Breast cancer is - sadly - familiar to my family: my grandmother died because of it, and my mother and my youngest uncle (!) have had it too, but are now well again. You wrote about an important subject, thanks for that!)

Pat Matejcek said...

I would love to be entered in the lizzie kate giveaway!! My mother died from breast cancer many years ago. I go every year for my mammogram. So you keep spreading awareness it may save someones life!! You go girl!!

H said...

I would like to enter your giveaway please and thank you. I would ik to try for the LIzzie Kate giveaway.

Hugs Hilly

RhondaWoman71 said...

Please count me in as well.
I too survived Breast cancer this year. If it weren't for my mammogram, it would not have been found as early as it was. SO ladies, go get checked out.

Linda said...

Hi DJ, I would like to be entered for the Lizzie Kate giveaway. I am a 16 year breast cancer survivor.

Linda

Margit said...

Hello DJ.
I hope that you will have a wonderful birthday on the 18th with no worries at all.
Like I already stated in the CJC 2012, I would like to enter your giveaway because my sweet niece passed away last week and I am also a survior of the terrible cancer.
Thank you very much for the giveaway and I would like to enter for the LK please.
Hugs,
Margit

Kay said...

Hi DJ

I really dont want either chart but would love to be in the draw.

If I win, please auction the prize and give the money to a breast cancer charity.

Hugs Kay whose email addie is
kayandmichaeljones@btinternet.com

SueT said...

I would like to be in the draw for any of them. I' just got my reminder for a mammogram so will be going in soon.
Happy Birthday for the 18th
Sue T
sue.trescott@orange.fr

Jana said...

I would love to enter your drawing for one of the Lizzie*Kate charts. My sweet Mama had a lumpectomy for Stage 1 breast cancer on Sept 22nd. She will begin radiation soon.

Thanks!
Jana in Tulsa, OK
jana AT shbctulsa DOT org

Astrid's dragon said...

I've been squished already this year - so far, so good!

Please toss my name in the bucket for Lizzie Kate, I love it.

Looking forward to our stitching date - btw, I'm treating you to lunch for your birthday!

Hugs!

Heidi in MN, USA said...

We are blessed to be able to wish you a Happy Birthday this year. Thank you for the 'soap box', this affects more people than we are aware of. When my stitching buddy got breast cancer, the world of bc survivors came out of the woodwork. I was amazed by how many of the people I hang around with have had mastectomies that I was unaware of.
Thank you for your heartfelt blogging.

Please enter me in the drawing for the Sweetheart Tree pattern.

hestia said...

the brest cancer is not nice, neither is the uterus cancer, even if it's call frobroms, when your are only 30 years old and the first person you see say he must remove it, and your dreams of childs goes away .....

I've test a new things call "embolisation" in french, and one monthes later, i only ahve 4 fibroms left, starting with more than 20 .... i must wait and see if they'll fall like all others in 6 monthes i'll know if i can hope of another child or not ...

I know ot's not the same, but the way wa all live it is different, the feeling, the sadness, the revolt when you listen, you may not have this, it's for women after 45 !

i never sepak about that before .. but i think it join the work you do informing peoples ...

Soft Kiss

Arlette / Hestia (france)

Lyne Blodgett said...

Thanks for doing this - I'd love to be entered

lanybleu said...

I would be happy with either, thanks for this chance.
I say stay on your soap box, if it makes people more away of these issues then I am all for it.

Niina said...

Hi DJ!

Please enter me on your giveaway :)

Carissa said...

DJ,

Thank you for making a post on breast cancer awareness. Many years ago I worked with two dear ladies who were diagnosed with this nearly back to back and they were both able to kick this thing in the butt! Two years ago my younger cousin (35 at the time)who I am very close to found a lump, had it removed and biopsied and then found that she has the BRCA gene. Fortunately this one was benign, but she had to go every 6 months for a follow up for the past 2 years and now can go yearly for her mammos.

I'd love to be entered in the LK giveaway as I don't know how to do Hardanger.

Anonymous said...

Stay on your soapbox, you reminded me to make my appointment, and yes, true friends are the ones who are there ALWAYS.

Love the L-K, thanks for being so generous.

I will have my 2 daughters add your name to their shirts for next week's Avon 2-day walk in NYC. Unfortunately there are too many there already.

Mary Ann / NJ
madirishstitcher@yahoo.com

Maggee said...

I don't do hardanger and already have the LK chart--just popping over to say keep up the good work! I am a 4 year survivor, and am having my mammo in about 4 weeks. That IS how they found my cancer, so ... it is surely worth a few minutes of discomfort versus the alternative of not being here! Hgus!

Mary Joan said...

Happy Birthday for the 18th. Please count me in your draw for the Sweetheart Tree. I've posted your draw on my blog.

Take Care and Happy Stitching

Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/