Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pink Scarves Made With Love

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. 








18 comments:

Kim said...

I tried to knit one for you but it was kind of ugly :). I'll try again as soon as this never-ending rug is finished.

PoetessWug said...

What beautiful scarves, Yaya...and for a very good cause.

Julia said...

Thanks for posting pictures of those beautiful scarves. I still have not made my way to the yarn store to pick up my pink yarn but promise that I will support your effort because Donna is also my good blogging friend and i love her like a sister.
Hugs for you for doing this. I love you as a sister too. You are so kind.

JB

selvageedge said...

Such a beautiful project. I need to brush up on some type of crafty skill and add to the mix.

rosaria williams said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful idea! You are one wonderful lady!

joanne said...

the love and care that has gone into the creation of these scarves is just an amazing testament of God's love, working through the hearts of others. Simply beautiful!

Scriptor Senex said...

My wife and I will be looking out for them and hopefully will send you some later in the year. They won't be home-made (at least, not by us) but they will have been searched for with love!

dstarkey7 said...

I am so touched and blessed by this project...your work, Vicki's and all those who have put their hearts and love into each stitch, make me shake my head with gratitude. It is with humble amazement that I watch your pile grow....you and all involved are truly SPECIAL FRIENDS!!!!

Much love, Donna

acorn hollow said...

what a wonderful cause I will try to knit or make one before october.
where David got his transplant there is a woman who knits hats they are wonderful sassy hat or dark colors for the men and boys.
(they are given chemo before their transplant)
that last scarf is just beautiful
Cathy

vicki said...

Kay- these are beautiful scarves-- I love how they just seem to magically appear in your locker--- like a sweet surprise!! Thank you so much for sharing these photos and stories-- and for doing your part in collecting those donated at your hospital. This project has taken on an amazing life of its own-- thanks to so many folks like you!

Xo
Vicki

Carole said...

Beautiful project and I know so many will feel the love worked into each stitch as they wrap themselves in these wonderful pink scarves. I do a similar project for hospice, we make Prayer Shawls for the residents and have been doing so for several years. Thank you Kay!

Bonnie said...

I am such a fan of scarves. I wear one every day not only because it is freezing-ass cold here but because they are super cute! I think outfits always look better with one ... maybe that's just me. :) What a beautiful project. I'm all for supporting a great cause. The recipients of these scarves are so lucky!

Nonnie said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful project you have going there. I do not know how to knit or crochet, so I have great admiration for the hands that can create these lovely scarves that will bless the ones who will wear them. A big thumbs up to your Mom!! Being a breast cancer survivor myself, I can appreciate the love that goes into these projects and the softness of the scarves. It also sounds like you work with a great team of people there.

Stacy Crawford said...

I'm not sure if Kayla or I will get back to the scarves. Do you want the left over yarn for the knitting club?

Rick Watson said...

Very nice Yaya. That is a great project. I have too many copies of my first book Remembering Big, so I've given a few boxes away to the folks in the infusion/chemo centers where Jilda goes.

Cheltz said...

You are going to have A LOT of scarves by October, and they are each beautiful! Those women will be tickled pink that you thought of them!

Sue said...

I LOVE the beautiful things women do for one another. Makes me proud to be one.

=)

Munir said...

These scarves are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I like all of them, but the one with the heart button and the really really soft ones are very special.