Monday, April 27, 2009

Cancer Ribbons

For Aunt June who battled breast cancer over 20 years ago. We miss you!

It states that light blue is for childhood cancer. There is a young girl who has breast cancer. Her name is Hannah and she's ten years old. Go check out her parents blog here. When I started stitching this I just wanted to stitch one ornament for every cancer. I think we can dedicate this ribbon to Hannah. Purple is for pancreatic cancer which I believe is what Aunt Becky was diagnosed with eight years ago. Her cancer was so advanced that they opened her up in surgery, they had to close her right back up. She passed away a couple months later.
The finish for Peace, Love and a Cure; just need to finish it into a flatfold. I found some pretty material at Wal-mart last week. I have everything I need to finish it except for time but I'll find that soon! LOL

For Grandpa Moreland who was diagnosed with leukemia when I was fifteen. He went in to have bypass surgery when I was flying from Conneticut to Arkansas to spend the summer. Due to engine trouble, I got stuck in St. Louis and didn't get to Little Rock until a day later. While I was out of the loop, they got the diagnosis. That was the last summer I spent with him and we had a great time visiting and driving my Grandmother crazy.

For Grandma West. She's gone now but was a breast cancer survivor.

I plan on doing as many of the colors that I can get done between now and the time Donna raffles off the tree. It surprised me how many family members and friends I've lost to cancer. I've never sat down and thought about it until Donna mentioned that she'd like the story behind our ribbons as she's thinking about writing a book about her experience.


8 comments:

Mel said...

That is a beautiful pattern that you are working with.
Such a lovely project to work on.

CindyMae said...

The cancer ribbons are looking awesome! Love all the colors!

Sharon said...

Bautiful finishes Terry!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

Your making great progress. All your lovely stitching reminds me that I have to get busy on mine.

Shay

Mylene said...

Your stitching and all finished pieces looks great!

mainely stitching said...

Wonderful way to remember the loved ones you've lost!

Lei B. said...

I love the two designs you chose to stitch. They are quite lovely. I also love the picture of Peace, Love and a Cure. Can't wait to see it finished!

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful stitching! and a great blog:)