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Teacher Ann


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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  2:49:16 PM  Show Profile Send Teacher Ann a Private Message
Hi, this is my first time to participate. I couldn't resist because this was such a great idea. I'd love to make a square too. My sister had breast cancer, now doing fine, and my mom died many years ago of uterine or ovarian cancer, I don't really know which. I will do the square as soon as I can, in between grading exams and doing lesson plans. Where do I send it? Thanks.

Ann
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vicky by the bay
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  2:54:45 PM  Show Profile Send vicky by the bay a Private Message
Welcome to the forum Teacher Ann....Schoolmama will be pleased that you are participating in the Healthful throw. It is a wonderful thing to be a part of for sure! You will love it here on the forum. The people are awesome! I have learned so much since I've been a member. Welcome again!

Vicky (Queen O'Yarn archivist-QYA)
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Trina
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  3:03:17 PM  Show Profile Send Trina a Private Message
Barb,Count me in too! My grandmother died at 59 from colon cancer. I am working on a prayer shawl right now for a man who is 48 & dying from bone cancer. Please let us know where to send our squares. My prayers are with your friend.

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
-Langston Hughes
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kkreavis
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USA
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  3:28:54 PM  Show Profile Send kkreavis a Private Message
This is my first response, also, although I've been enjoying
the forum for a very long time. Count me in for a square.
My best childhood friend whom I haven't seen in 25 years is recovering from breast cancer now. This is a terrific idea.
I'll be praying for Gail while I knit this square.

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Pinky Yarn
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  3:36:32 PM  Show Profile Send Pinky Yarn a Private Message
I'd like to help too, you are really a great friend. I'm prayin for her. ::hugs::

-God bless, take care, and dont eat soap!
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much2knit@hotmail.com
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USA
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  4:13:37 PM  Show Profile Send much2knit@hotmail.com a Private Message
I'd like to help out with the health throw -- but since this is my first rply, I don't know how. How big are the squares? How do I get them to you? and any other information I should Know? We do prayer shawls for our ill members at church, but this is a great idea that allows many people to work at the same time. Please respond so I can get started. P.S. Do you want washable or are natural fibers OK too?

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valryan
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USA
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  4:15:06 PM  Show Profile Send valryan a Private Message
I'll make a square also. Who doesn't know someone who has had breast cancer? It is so prevalent...wonder why.

Thanks for doing a project like this. It's therapeutic for us as well as for the recipient.

How do we get your snail mail address?

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Trina
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  4:23:26 PM  Show Profile Send Trina a Private Message
It's me again, Barb. Is navy too dark? Is cream close to ivory? I like that you're happy with knitted or crocheted. If we can knit & crochet you'd get 2 squares for 1!!!! Please let me know if those colors would be ok. Thanks ! Trina

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
-Langston Hughes
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Snowcat
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USA
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  4:47:46 PM  Show Profile Send Snowcat a Private Message
Hi,
Just finished a crazy quilt afgan for a friends wedding. Still in block mode so I'd love to contribute. Don't have any Cancer stories. Hopefully never will. Please "e" me a mailing address and I'll search my stash for blue. Please also remind me of a due date.
Kathy
Cliftonka@yahoo.com
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Pinky Yarn
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  5:32:07 PM  Show Profile Send Pinky Yarn a Private Message
oh yea!! go here http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CTDSites i think i did that right...but every day click on provide free mammogram, in oct. the sponsors are doubling the usual contribution, so click, you could be helping to save a life! ::more hugs to everyone::

-God bless, take care, and dont eat soap!
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Kaa0316@aol.com


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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  5:33:27 PM  Show Profile Send Kaa0316@aol.com a Private Message
id love to help where do we send the square to......
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schoolmama
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  5:35:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit schoolmama's Homepage Send schoolmama a Private Message
Hi, everyone. Thanks again. Looks like we are up to 30 or more now. I have had some responses on regular email, too.

Navy is ok, and cream probably, too. Seems like that is about the same thing as ivory to me!

And yes, natural or synthetic fibers are fine. Mine is wool and acrylic Woolease! Thanks, Barb

"OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE LOST, I MISS MY MIND THE MOST!"
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ChimpKnits
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USA
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  6:22:36 PM  Show Profile Send ChimpKnits a Private Message
I'm new here, but I'd really like to help, too. I can just imagine all the love and prayers that go into every stitch of a throw like this. It has got to be healthful. Please send me mailing info.

Berni

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SerMom
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  6:39:15 PM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
quote:

oh yea!! go here http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CTDSites i think i did that right...but every day click on provide free mammogram, in oct. the sponsors are doubling the usual contribution, so click, you could be helping to save a life! ::more hugs to everyone::

-God bless, take care, and dont eat soap!



Things like this make me so glad we have socialized medicine. Can you imagine dying of something because yo couldn't afford testing or treatment? Did you know that medical expenses are the single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the US?

Barbara

"I know we've got one SOMEWHERE"
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Susan T-O
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  6:44:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Susan T-O's Homepage Send Susan T-O a Private Message
Navy is OK? Yay, I don't have to shop. . . um, I think that's a yay. I'll spin up my deep blue Corriedale this weekend And since cream is OK, my sister won't have to shop, either.

--Susan T-O

PS--It's so exciting to have another HT to contribute to--I felt kinda, I dunno, not let down exactly. . . at a loss, I guess, after I had mailed Vicky's square. Maybe we could "take turns" collecting squares & making throws. If we don't have a particular person to give it to, we could always donate it to a shelter, nursing home, hospital, or homeless person.

Sometimes life is so perfect you just want to muss up your hair and quack like a duck!
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schoolmama
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  7:26:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit schoolmama's Homepage Send schoolmama a Private Message
Susan, that is a great idea. I was thinking of something like that, too, especially if we DO end up with 5000 squares..YIKES! Did you see how many people have looked at this site? 1111. We could really make this world a better place, huh? And I think some "deep blue Corriedale" sounds lovely....haven't seen or touched any of that yet!! I bought some cormo wool at the Taos Wool Festival Saturday, and ooh, is it soft, and lovely. I decided that is going to be something special for ME, since I haven't made much for me yet, maybe a hat or scarf.

By the way ** someone mentioned that I ought to tell people to leave a nice long end on their squares to sew them together....so do that if you can. Thanks. Barb


"OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE LOST, I MISS MY MIND THE MOST!"
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DebiL
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  7:30:19 PM  Show Profile Send DebiL a Private Message
Hi Barb-

What a lovely idea...do you still need squares? If so, could you email me your address?

Debi

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SerMom
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Canada
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Posted - 10/09/2003 :  7:51:44 PM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
quote:
By the way ** someone mentioned that I ought to tell people to leave a nice long end on their squares to sew them together....so do that if you can. Thanks. Barb


"OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE LOST, I MISS MY MIND THE MOST!"



I did that for my other squares, and then felt guilty for not 'finishing' them 'properly'.

Barbara

"I know we've got one SOMEWHERE"
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Aunt Zan
New Pal

4 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2003 :  9:35:18 PM  Show Profile Send Aunt Zan a Private Message
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Hi, I was just wondering if it is too soon to start another throw? I have a dear friend (25 year friends) who learned she has lupus a while back, and now just found out she has a very invasive form of breast cancer. She started on chemo right away and will have 6 weeks of radiation after that. She and I had our babies together. She has two grown kids in their 20's now. She and her second husband have only been married 6 years. Anyway, if you all are interested and willing, let me know. I was thinking of 8" by 8" squares again in some soothing colors of ivory and blue. No limit on type of yarn, just not bright colors if possible. So, let me know. I think doing this might comfort me as well as her! Barb

"OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE LOST, I MISS MY MIND THE MOST!"

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Aunt Zan
New Pal

4 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2003 :  9:41:57 PM  Show Profile Send Aunt Zan a Private Message
So sorry. I am new and just learning how to post to forums.
I want to contribute to the "healthful throw" schoolmama's friend needs. I would be proud to help. My grandmama died from breast cancer and I, like many others whose replies I just read, also have an autoimmune disease - fibromyalgia and RA.
Please send instructions or post for us. I will try one of the squares I am learning from the book, 100 Afghan Squares to Knit. Later - Suzanne or Aunt Zan
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