Monday, October 18, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Well....I had some grandiose plans last week. I had every intention of doing a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. I know some survivors...and some not so lucky victims of breast cancer. One of the survivors I know, has a walk coming up. I wanted to donate and I have no shortage of pink beads!!! So I went a little crazy making earrings:


My plan was to sell them on Etsy and donate all the profits to the wonderful teams I know walking for breast cancer. (Geesh - I had some pretty great incentive ideas for this plan!!!)

But then.... well....my stepmother died of cancer over the weekend. Lung cancer. It was an arduous battle for her an it as at least a comfort that she is finally comfortable.

My plans were slightly derailed. But I will tuck those earrings away for next year's round of walks since I will be out of town for the next week to be with my dad, who lost his beloved wife of nearly 25 years.

In the meanwhile, Beads-N-Blessing's Art with Heart competition definitely takes on new meaning for me because profits will go to Step Up for Cancer. And the autumn themed kit feels rather poignant to me as well. There are still 11 kits left so if you are a beader, you can still get in on the charitable fun! The kits ship out today!!! And the deadline for the competition isn't until November 30!


I am excited to be working on another Margie & Me color challenge as well. Lost of fun and meaningful beading times ahead!

2 comments:

  1. Oh sweet Amy I am so sorry! Today is the 10 anniversary since I lost my mom to lung cancer! Hugs and Love to you!

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  2. Amy. You earrings are beautiful and I really respect your involvement in the fight against breast cancer.

    There are just never words for loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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