Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sweet Hope Cat Pin Cushion

Hello Everyone! I have been so busy. My sister has been visiting from California. My whole family is finally over having colds. The girls are busy with ballet and tap along with their classes at church. And I have been sewing and creating like crazy. I haven't been on her as much as I would have liked.
One of the creations I came up with is another one of my original design cat pin cushions. I named her Sweet Hope. She is being donated for the, "Komen for a Cure," fundraiser that P.E.P (Painting Ebay Pretty) is having on ebay. The fundraiser will be October 19th-25th under ebay ID: Painting-e-bay-pretty. If you scroll down my blog, I have a banner that is linked to this fundraiser. Please go check it out.
I have been touched in so many ways by cancer, not just breast cancer. My mother has lost two sisters to cancer (breast & ovarian cancer). She has two other sisters who have had reoccuring skin cancer. Many family members, on both sides, have had some form of cancer. And two years ago my husband had a cancerous kidney removed. Plus he discovered that his remaining kidney had kidney disease. And he was told that he will eventually need a kidney transplant. I have to tell you I was terrified. Audrey was 1 1/2 years old and Jane was only 5 months old. I was faced with the thought that my girls might grow up without a father. The idea of having to see the pain in my girls eyes when they miss their father, just took my breath away. I don't want anyone else to feel they way I felt. Or the way that so many families feel with their battle with cancer in their life. Please, if you can give.....give. If not monetarily, then with prayer. Pray for those all involved with the fight for a cure! Thank you for taking the time to read this post. hugs, Ellen


Jennifer said...

Ellen she is super cute!!!I can imagine the girls must love ballet and tap.I remember whn I was in it and enjoyed it so much!!I'm glad everyone is over those colds!Hows the kittens doing?Hugs,Jen

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Hi Jen. The girls are having lots of fun. They start to get really excited on Friday because they know ballet is on Saturday. I am glad the cold is finally gone too. Between all four of us it lingered for about a month! The kittens are doing great. I'll have to post some updated pictures. I just told my sister yesterday that they now "look" like they are part of the family. They were laying on the couch sleeping and looked so sweet. Thank you for stopping by. hugs, Ellen

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful post today Ellen! I simply adore this pincushion! Your work is always so beautiful! I LOVE what you used for the bottom!!!!! What a wonderful idea! I put the cone link back in the group for you :)

Love ya,

Shirl said...

Beautiful pincushion and lovely post Ellen, Prayers to you for what you have gone through. So sad but it seem you have a wonderful outlook on life. That means so much!
Blessings, Shirl
SHirls Rose Cottage