I am continually amazed with the needlework community and their contributions to breast cancer awareness. From shop owners, to designers, to manufacturers, to distributors, to stitchers across the globe - so many are involved in fundraising to find a cure - what a blessing it is to be part of such an amazing and giving community.
Many of you know Lois from Elegant Stitch and her tireless effort to promote breast cancer education and awareness - her contributions are stellar - beyond words - her generosity knows no bounds. She is constantly working on bringing special "pink" projects to needleworkers everywhere. Earlier this week, I received her two latest contributions - and they are both WONDERFUL (but who would expect anything less?)....
First, the Cherry on Top Priss (shown right) - how totally adorable is this??! We all know my weakness for pin cushions...and who could resist this delicious pink cupcake with a cherry on top? It was so much fun to put together...and took less than an hour. Her kit makes it super easy with almost everything needed to complete this special project - including the tiny glass jar with buttons filling the base and the JABCO cupcake pins...all you need is your sewing kit, a little stuffing, and some glue....easy peasy!
....and oh my goodness - have you seen the Elegant Stitch 2010 Breast Cancer Charity Piece "Pretty In Pink" courtesy of Brightneedle (with a little twist by Elegant Stitch)? This complete kit is TO DIE FOR! It has supplies to make the Brightneedle pinkeep, scissor fob, and face plate for the bag...and even includes the pre-finished Moda pink fabric bag, a custom designed waxer, and a pair of Kelmscott Designs Elizabeth scissors...BEAUTIFUL. As soon as I saw the linen, threads, and Gloriana hand-dyed silk ribbon, I'm pretty sure I started drooling. What makes me even more excited? - in true Brightneedle fashion, this entire project is stitched over 1 linen thread with 1 strand of fiber - I LOVE IT!
As many of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - and there are many ways you can make a difference - think pink!....and be sure to do your monthly breast self-exams - early detection is key!