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Friday, June 14, 2013

The Pink Scarf Project

The statistics are horrifying~~
It is estimated that over 230,000 women  were diagnosed with breast cancer during this past year. Ninety-five percent of these cases occurred in women 40 years of age and older. As horrid as those numbers are, they are an improvement over the previous year. And those numbers are an improvement over the year before -- thanks to increased awareness, better detection methods, and remarkable new treatments.

 Hello All...

I am participating in THE PINK SCARF Project and I hope YOU 
will join in with hundreds of ladies helping to fight  BREAST CANCER.

This project is trying to put a beautiful, pink scarf,
 HANDMADE or BOUGHT, around the neck of as many BRAVE women suffering from BREAST CANCER as they can... let them know WE CARE.

"Pink Scarf Project."
 Simply stated - it has only one goal~ 
 To bring a smile to the face of a woman who is fighting her own battle with breast cancer.

It took me several months, looking off and on, for just the right yarn
to TRY to crochet a beautiful PINK SCARF to be given to a beautiful
woman, going thru the horrible ordeal of breast cancer.

This yarn is so soft and a little fluffy...
I think it will make a lovely scarf.

NOW, I am NOT a crocheter....
oh, I've made the GRANNY SQUARE afghans...3 or 4... 
but it was 40 years ago.

I've never crocheted a SCARF....
but I surely am going to try !!

 THE beautiful photo above is from VICKI'S site.

PLEASE click on her site and read about her awesome project.
Maybe you belong to a ladies group that would like to make a scarf...
a Sunday School group...
a Bunco group...
a Bible Study group...

If you would like to join us, we'd be sooo PROUD. 

The guidelines for this project are simple--
just make or purchase a pink scarf
in any style or design that you wish
as long as it is predominately

Think about the SMILE from a beautiful lady fighting for her life,
when she slips a pretty PINK SCARF around her neck....

knowing it was made or bought by another lady that
LOVES  her....
is PRAYING  for her....
is FIGHTING  for her.

Please think about joining in THE PINK SCARF PROJECT.

I will keep you up to date on MY contribution...
I just hope I can make it REALLY PRETTY.

 I walked into our market yesterday and the very first thing I saw was this
and , right there, in the middle of the grocery store...

 I'm coming right along with the scarf....
and I am lovin' creating something that means so much.

A special address for these donations has been created~
"Pink Scarf Project"
311 West Main Street
Grayson, Ky 41143 
(Please note that this address is for scarf donations only.)

xoxo, bj 

to all the men in our family...
Mr. Sweet
and to all fathers, everywhere.  


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

How beautiful. I know whoever get the scarf will be so happy!

Lorrie said...

What a sweet idea. I know of several women who have endured treatment for breast cancer. This would be a great encouragement.

Latane Barton said...

What a great idea, bj. Being a cancer survivor I know that the women appreciate the love and care that goes into each scarf.

LV said...

Wonderful idea. I never learned to knit or crochet. In fact, I h ave a neighbor that just went through having a mastectomy last week.

TexWisGirl said...

you are very sweet. i follow another blogger who made 2 scarves for this project. wonderful.

Entertaining Women said...

First I've heard of it. I like it! I'll spread the word. Thanks, so much. Cherry Kay

Vee said...

What a worthy project and if I find some lovely pink yarn... Thank you for telling us about this.

Madeline's Album said...

I know your scarf will be pretty and someone will really enjoy it. Have a blessed weekend. Madeline

Audrey said...

Beautiful bj ... you, your post, your project and your scarf. Very loving thing that you are doing.
Audrey Z.

Diane said...

How nice-- looks like fabulous yarn.

Jeanne said...

Oh bj, I love this idea. I'm on it. Breast cancer has been in our family several times. My Uncle's wife died of breast cancer. I hate cancer. My parents both died of cancer. Sigh!

Your scarf will be awesome. I will have to buy one. I am not talented in any kind of knitting or crocheting.

I posted you comment bj. Thank you for emailing me. It made me smile.

Wishing you a happy pink Sat. and weekend.
love from your sister friend,

Patty said...

Beautiful post, bj. I am inspired to create one. I just retired this week and am seeing all of the wonderful things I can do now.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Lovely BJ. I'm sure your scarf will be beautiful ! (())

Social Lady said...

What a lovely idea. The color you chose is just beautiful and would bring a smile to any woman's face. Thank you so much for supporting those with breast cancer!


I am sure you pink scarf will be greatly appreciated.. The yarn is beautiful.. I also made a scarf for Vicki's project.. Hugs Judy

Unknown said...

So glad you posted about this today. I have planned to do one but have yet, like you, not found what I want to use. I had afghans to do for graduation and my thumbs are about out of socket. Gonna let them simmer down and make my pink scarf next. Yours is beautiful.

Susan Shull said...

I love this idea! Thanks for the info.

bj said...

O, I thank all of you so very much for your encouragement, kind words and loving hearts.
Thank You !
xoxo bj

On Crooked Creek said...

You bless my soul, dear one!!!
Your scarf is going to be gorgeous around the neck of a gracious lady!!! Yours will be the best because each stitch is done in love!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful, BJ. I know who ever gets your scarf is going to cry with joy. What a thoughtful gift! Thanks for the heads up on this wonderful project.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Happy to have you visit me in blogland, and happy to return the favor. The scarf idea is a lovely project. The yarn you chose is wonderful. I know you'll do well.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a great project bj! I have a friend who is going through chemo now for breast cancer. I love this idea! Your scarf is going to be gorgeous. Thanks for letting us know about this.
My own dear hubby has prostate cancer and has been battling it for going on 8 years.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a pretty color, BJ. What a wonderful project and your scarf is going to be beautiful. I love the quote on that card, too. I never did learn to knit or crochet, although my Mom does.

Vicki Boster said...

Bj- I'm so thrilled that you are participating in the Pink Scarf Project-- you are so kind to do this. Thank you for sharing the info with your devoted readers:)
I know this beautiful yarn and it is SO soft. You are off to a beautiful start with the scarf!! Your gift will touch a life in ways that perhaps you never thought possible..

I love you for all the special prayers and love that you are putting into this amazing project--


Claudia said...

That is such an admirable thing to do, BJ. Good for you! That shade of pink is lovely and I love the texture of the yarn. Someone will be thrilled and grateful for your scarf - made by caring and compassionate hands.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Such a thoughtful gift you are giving - someone will be thrilled and appreciate the effort you put into this scarf!

Savannah Granny said...

This is such a worthy cause, I will follow your progress with interest. I will talk to my Bunco group about this program. Thanks for letting us know. ginger