In December I posted about the Pink Scarf Project. This was initiated by Vicki at 2 Bags Full. Vicki and I are collecting pink scarves until October of this year to be given away to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Vicki chose 2 blog friends who have breast cancer to visit the places where they received their chemo and radiation and give scarves to the women there. One of the bloggers is my best friend Donna from Starkey Hollow. Donna, thankfully, is doing well and back at work after almost a year of surgeries, chemo, and radiation treatment. She is one gutsy gal! She is still feeling tired at the end of each work day and I know struggles with trying to get back into everything full swing. My wish would be that there would not be a need to hand out these beautiful scarves....a wish that would include breast cancer wiped from the face of this earth because of a cure. I know that's not reality at this time, but we can hope someday it will be. In the mean time we will celebrate life, celebrate love, and celebrate giving, by sharing the beautiful and thoughtful handiwork of my co-workers and family and all those that have given Vicki beautiful scarves also. I have collected 28 scarves so far and here are just a few examples of the ones I have.
These were made by my Mom. She saw a scarf like this one in a store and just knew she could replicate it. She found some wonderfully soft material and made a bunch for us. Oh, did I mention my Mom is 86yrs young? (You can find her at my Sister's blog 2YaYas) She also loves Donna! She had the pleasure of knowing Donna's Mom too. Donna's Mom also had breast cancer and sadly passed away a few years ago.
I wish you could feel how soft these are! I'm always surprised to open my work locker and there will be a bag with pink scarves in it....many times with no names attached. I usually find out though! These were donated by Becky Roland's Mother. Thanks Becky!
This beautiful scarf was the handiwork of a young lady in my Church. She made scarves as one of her projects for completing her "Personal Progress" booklet and earning her medallion. Her name is Kayla Crawford. Her Mom Stacy has a blog called Crawford Clan Weekly. Thanks Kayla and Stacy!
This was one of the scarves that was left in my locker with no name. I'm fairly sure it was made by another coworker's little daughter...she's still in grade school! Look at the cute embellishment!
I love the little heart button! I'll give credit to Claire and if I'm wrong I will correct it!
These were done by a knitting club that is attended my coworker Lisa. The ladies there have given me others and keep their needles humming as long as I keep supplying them with wool!
I saved this one for last. I wrote about it back in December but it's a sweet story that I hope you don't mind if I repeat. My coworker Nancy gave me this scarf last fall when she heard about the pink scarf project. She said it had belonged to her Mother. Her Mom passed away from cancer. Nancy's Mom was a nurse too. She worked until she was 80yrs. old then got cancer shortly after retiring. She was a wonderful lady. I had the pleasure of meeting her on a few occasions and Nancy was very close to her. She told me, with tears in her eyes, that she wanted someone else who was going through treatments to have it in memory of her Mom. I asked her several times, with tears in my eyes, if she was sure she wanted to part with it. This picture does not do it justice. The color and softness of the silk are amazing as well as the beautiful beads throughout the scarf. We will be choosing the owner of this one very carefully and prayerfully. Thanks to all who have donated and I will post other pics later in the year as we get closer to October.
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