Saturday, February 27, 2010

The First Step In The Right Direction

Today I attended my "Get Started" meeting for the Cancer 3 Day walk. This is a challenge that I've taken on for myself this year, to walk 60 miles and raise money for Cancer research. On March 7th, I will be 60 years young and figured that I could walk one mile for each year of life!

On August 13-15, 2010, I'll be walking 60 miles over the course of three days, camping out at night with thousands of other women and men taking this journey with me. It's for an event called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. Net proceeds from the Komen 3-Day for the Cure are invested in breast cancer research and community programs. Komen for the Cure® works hard to build a future without breast cancer, and I plan on raising $2,500 to help bring us closer to that goal. Please consider making a donation to help me reach this goal. If you can't give this amount all at once, you can spread it out over four months, using the payment plan option, if you donate online at Please also ask your employer if they will double your donation with a matching gift.

I will be walking with my daughter Irene. We've formed a team called "Pom Pom Shakers", as we are former cheerleaders! While none of the women in my family have suffered from breast cancer, I had a scare about 8 years ago. I discovered a lump! Thankfully it was a benign cyst that was aspirated. It made me wonder about the one in eight women in the U.S. that will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That's why I'm walking in the 3-Day for the Cure. Because everyone deserves a lifetime.

Just follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising Web page and make a donation. If you don't want to donate online, please download and print a donation form from my Web page and mail it to the address on the form. Or you can call 800-996-3DAY to donate over the phone. I would like to reach my fundraising goal by May 31st, so don't delay!Thank you for taking the time to read this e-mail and thank you for your support.Sincerely,[Name]P.S. Don't wait - donate today!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Completed & Shipped

After many hours, I have sewn the last button and clipped the last thread. All the costumes are finished for Belhaven University's production of "The Importance of Being Earnest". They where packed up and shipped out to Jackson, Mississippi today. Mind you, I only did the women's costumes(See last 2 posts). I worked on 4 characters, 2 of which had 2 costumes each. 19 pieces in all, to complete all that was needed.

I am no Edith Head, but I'm very thankful for the opportunity to put my God given talents to work. I also love working on Period pieces! It was a challenge to work with only measurements and sketches supplied by the university. I would have loved to work directly with them, but trust all is well in what I did. I can't wait to see pictures of the costumes on the actors.

I'd like to thank:
my boss Kellie, for including my work on costumes & quilts on her website and for her assistance and critique
my co-worker Villa for her assistance
all those who sent me words of encouragement
especially for those of you who prayed me through this endeavor.

I can't wait to see what new door God will open for me in the future!