Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paper Piecing

I've wanted to do some quilting with Akita images for some time. Patterns are hard to find but I came across this paper pieced Akita.
The square is made with a pattern by Linda Hibbert. This was a bit of a challenge for a first-timer! It's was a new technique for me, and I had originally intended to make 4 of these, in different colors, as placemats. I think however that I will content myself with one. Not sure what this square will be made into yet. (It's approx. 8" square) But I do know that if I ever paper piece again, I will make sure the pattern has bigger pieces!
I like my paper pieced Akita though. Think she looks a bit like Bella?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Click Daily for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Breast Cancer Site was founded to help fund free mammograms for women in need — women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths. The Breast Cancer Site provides a feel-good way to help promote awareness and prevent breast cancer deaths every day — through easy online activities. With a simple daily click of the pink button on my sidebar, or at the end of this post, visitors help provide mammograms to those in need. Visitors pay nothing. Mammograms are paid for by the The Breast Cancer Site's sponsors and distributed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
The issue of breast cancer is painfully close to many people's hearts. Each year, 211,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 die. Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by a breast cancer diagnosis or that of a loved one. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women ages 40 - 55. Early detection is the key to survival and better treatment options, and mammography is among the best-known methods of early detection, yet 13 million women in the U.S. over 40 have never had a mammogram.
In addition to clicking the pink "Click Every Day!" button, visitors can make early detection and survival of breast cancer possible by shopping in The Breast Cancer Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers generate funds for free mammograms for women in need. The store offers a wide array of items to show your support, including pink ribbon jewelry and apparel. In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month I plan to keep the "Click Every Day!" button on my sidebar through October so be sure to check back and click every day! :) Want your own button to place on your blog or website? Go here!
The Breast Cancer Site