Thursday, April 30, 2009
My sister convinced me to walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure last year. My reluctance was not because it isn't a great cause...it is. It just seemed selfish to raise money for a disease I have. After mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and re-construction I am five years out from my diagnosis of Stage III Breast Cancer in March 2004. I have a different perspective now on the Race for the Cure. It is not self serving to advocate for money for breast cancer research and treatment. I have an obligation to do it. I have benefited from state of the art medical care and tremendous support from my family, friends and co-workers. It is hard to know which was more crucial to my healing, but I do know all breast cancer warriors are not as fortunate as I. Join me in making a difference. Go to my race page and donate or join us in the race. Surviving Stitch by Stitch - Knitting and Surviving Stitch by Stitch - Quilting Donate on my race page and post here to be entered into a drawing for a fabulous knitting bag full of yarny goodness or a quilting prize! Each prize is worth approximately $75.00. Just post to the blog and put a K next to your name for the knitting prize and a Q by your name for the quilting prize. Drawing will be on RACE DAY June 16th!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I lost my knitting mojo about a month ago. Started multiple projects couldn't get excited about any of them, Part of this was probably due to my new excitement over baby quilts and finishing the fair isle vest. I missed knitting though. I need to knit...the world is a safer place when I am knitting, note T-shirt. It says "I knit so I don't kill people!" (I am on the left...the old one!)