Thursday, October 2, 2014

Amazing Women: Helping Women with Cancer

In a recent blog post, I wrote about some remarkable women from the Searsport, Maine area who  were planning to get together to sew scarves for cancer patients in Augusta.
Well . . . they did!

The "Sewing Party" was hosted by Kendra. a woman I met at Fiber College. Thanks to Kendra and her friends, the legacy "My Sister's Scarves" will live on and benefit women with cancer in mid-coast Maine.

Kendra emailed to tell me that she wanted to help with the scarf project in honor of her sister-in-law, who has been battling cancer for six years.

So she invited over fourteen (!!!) of her closest friends . . .
and their sewing machines . . .

Put out some refreshments . . .
And got busy!

In just two hours, this industrious group completed 42 scarves!
(If you and your friends would like to make some, the pattern is here.)

Kendra reports that they had so much fun, they want to do it again.
(They're accepting donations of cotton fabrics if anyone would like to help out; you can contact me and I'll get it up to them).

In the e-mail in which she sent me these photos, Kendra told me a story I wanted to share.
 She wrote, "I wanted to tell you.  I have a daughter who was sleeping when everything started  ~~ when she came downstairs she started crying  because the scene (of all the women sewing scarves) touched her so much."

I love the clever way the ladies decided to show off their finished scarves . . .
where else on a gorgeous September day in Maine but on the clothesline behind the barn?
I think they look pretty happy to have finished . . . especially Kendra...
She's the one celebrating in the front of the group.

I just received this in the mail (literally . . . while I was typing this post) :
Isn't it amazing how women just help each other out, without being asked?

Sewing in memory of . . .

My dear friend, Diana
Breast Cancer
1941 - 2010
My sister, Nancy
Ovarian Cancer
1952 - 2010
This post is linked to:
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants
I Quilt Thursdays at Pretty Bobbins
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Inspiration
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Wow Me Wednesday at Ginger Snap Crafts
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Cozy Little House
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