So, it is National Pink Day. There is no reason for it, other than someone just decided to name this day Pink Day. OF COURSE, I have a reason or two for it... First, I love pink... and grey... So I pulled out a WIP in just those colors to work on today.
It will be a multi-sided BALL! I found it on this blog: jujulik.blogspot.com I hope to finish it soon, and then tackle assembling it! I have about eight more 'sides' to stitch, then finish backstitching them. Using 36 count Pearl Grey linen and Victorian Motto Raspberry Ice cotton thread.
Reason Number Two for celebrating National Pink Day for me is that, as a Breast Cancer survivor, I appreciate that Pink reminds people about Breast Cancer Awareness. Locally, a young woman just died from Stage Three Breast Cancer. She was diagnosed when she was eight months pregnant, last year. After a little bit of debate, they did decide to take the baby and start aggressive treatment. The baby boy is one year old now, but his mommy just died. There are older sisters and a daddy to care for him, but it is tragic. And lots of us certainly remember our blogging sister Cathey, and her brave fight against this deadly disease. Don't forget to do Breast Self Exams, and if there is a history of cancer in your family, and you are not the 'recommended' age, get a mammogram anyway! I don't even know what the recommended age is now. I know my daughters are getting their first ones this year, and they are 37 & 35. They save lives!
I also have another finish. Are you tired of seeing them? It IS different for me, isn't it? I am going to plow through some WIPs during this down time!! Without further ado, here is my latest completion
As can be seen, it is America by Sunflower Seed. On, interestingly enough, 36 count Pearl Grey linen, and colors I liked that were or were not necessarily called for... I wanted to do at least ONE patriotic stitch this year. I have another couple of smalls lined up... we shall see if they get done in time to display for the 4th!