Monday, September 24, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I won't be here next week to post these ATC's, so I'm sharing them today. I'm hosting a swap with this theme. My ATC's are made from this fabric that I quilted last month. I cut it up and added a diecut ribbon made from sparkly felt. I stamped the word hope on the bottom with brown staz-on ink. The little rhinestone represents hope...that sparkly shiny thing that sits out there pulling for those who are facing the cancer demon. I think hope is one of the most important things when facing cancer.

I am fortunate that my breast biopsy last year was benign. I have friends who are not so lucky. I am a 4 year melanoma survivor and do understand the value of hope and of friends and family who make it easier to face the rough days. Take a moment today to do something for a friend facing cancer or for their family. If you don't know anyone, then that's a little miracle in itself to be thankful for. There are so many wonderful products available right now with pink ribbons that support breast cancer research. Here is a shop where you can buy online. Call your doc and schedule your mammogram, remind you girlfriends and family to do the same. Do something to make a difference today.

7 comments:

Lesa said...

Congrats on 4 years clear Tami! Be diligent with the mammos and sunscreen! Big Hugs

Heather Grow said...

They're gorgeous, Tami.

Julie said...

An excellent use for your fabric!

Lesa said...

Forgot to post that the ATC's are beautious! You rock Tami!

Jennifer said...

I love what you did to the fabric and especially love what you did WITH the fabric!

Kathy W said...

Tami, these are wonderful. Love the sparkly and idea of using fabric. I had my first breast biopsy this year; no overt cancer but a condition that places me at high risk. Definitely changes my view of life, and gives race for the cure a whole new meaning. Thanks for sharing your art, your message, and congrats on 4 clear years.

Aunt T said...

Tami,

Your ATC's are beautiful. I can't wait to get the finished swap :)

Great job.

Hugs,

Teresa