Thursday, October 11, 2007

We can all make a difference

I actually got some work done on my quilt this week, I am very proud. Doing it reminded me how enjoyable it is to sit down at a sewing machine and accomplish something. It also reminded me how much of a struggle it is to wrestle a quilt in 10 different directions with all that fabric in the way! Of course I am working on the sewing machine I received as an 8th grade graduation present in *cough cough* – 1973. Oh that was painful to say. I imagine by now they have machines that do the wrestling for you!

Luckily though, I am healthy and strong enough to continue to wrestle the old fashioned way and I am extremely grateful for those blessings. I may have gotten through my recent breast biopsy with wonderful results, but next time my answers could be different. I read a story last week about a 21 year old girl who was recently diagnosed with stage III breast cancer, and a type that is a very aggressive form of the disease. At 21 she is heading for a double mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy.

Jen, over at Get in The Car! is featuring my Etsy shop as part of her Philanthropy Thursday series, where you can read how 10% of anything purchased for the rest of the month of October will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Jen is showing us how all of us can make a difference!


Sweet Pea 48 said...

That is neat! It's wonderful that you are donating 10% to such a great cause.

Pawhealer said...

Hey BJ,

I was going to order up a special anklet...I want all very high quality with rhinestones...with a charm!

What do ya think?

BetteJo said...

Sweetpea - it was Jen's idea - and I had to admit I had never thought of something like that - so I was thrilled!

pawhealer - Swarovski crystals maybe, very sparkly, and a charm - of course!! :)

Honeysuckle Rose said...

The sewing machine the textile artist uses at our gallery is so high tech it even has a function where you can write *in cursive* ... time for an upgrade for you methinks!

Lavender said...

Good for you working on the quilt! Is there a possibilty of pictures in the future?

SUEB0B said...

Thanks for doing this! Every lil bit helps.