Monday, October 4, 2010

October Breast Cancer Give-a-way is HERE!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness as many of you know here in the USA. Last year I started a yearly give-a-way of a pair of Kelmscott Pink Snips scissors with a sampler. This year I am trying to keep in tradition as a portion of this purchase will go to Breast Cancer Research (the scissors only).

Included in this giveaway are one brand new pair of Kelmscott Pink Snips!!!! These are very lovely, all gold metal with the handles coated with a beautiful pink.


and this sampler is on order here, pic is from 1-2-3 online webstore at: http://www.123stitch.com/



  Jane Baxter 1824 sampler

designed by Primitive Traditions

The verse says, "Lord, grant me the courage to proceed in what I have begun. All my desire and delight is in thy ways to run. My God, permit me not to be a stranger to myself and Thee; may I obey thy Voice Divine and All Inferior Joys Resign"

stitch count is 259 x 397

I thought this verse was most fitting for any woman facing a crisis whether it be breast cancer or any other challenge daily.

The Give-a-way begins now and will go through October 30th (promise)

On Halloween I will select a name from the random number generator so to increase your chances to win these beautiful items

1) post as a follower, or become one! I'm always glad to connect with new people all over the world and with blogger friends that have stuck with me through thick and thin ;0

2) for a second entry, you may post on your blog in some way (if you have one)


3) for another chance, post the approximate number of friends (no names please for privacy)  you know personally that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Statistics show 1 out of 8 women will be affected in her lifetime. Research to help find a cure is always a goal I want to see in my lifetime.

International accepted but please post in English


Because this will be a computer generated random drawing, you will need to post a different posting for each try. Thanks so much!!!!  Good luck. This give-a-way is always close to my heart as I work in Women's Health.
I wish I could buy everyone on this blog a pair of those scissors but not able to.

I promise you will LOVE THEM!!!!

So, something for me to look forward to on Halloween and for you too!

Let the fun begin in October 2010!

121 comments:

  1. Please enter me in your draw, I only know 1 person with breast cancer but I do know a whole bunch of other people with other types including my best friend... I am a follower too

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  2. Ooohhhh! What a lovely pattern and those scissors are great! I'd love to be entered, thanks for the chance!

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  3. I have known of 3 people that have been diagnosed. I would love to see the numbers of diagnosed compared to the number of responses you get to this question. I am sure it would be eye opening to some.

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  4. What a thoughtful giveaway. I have a sister who is a breast cancer survivor. I enjoy following your blog and seeing all of your wonderful work

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  5. I would love to enter your drawing. My grandmother succumbed to breast cancer in the 70's, and my brother is a leukemia survivor. Praying for a cure...

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  6. What a lovely thing for you to do - and annually, at that. Thank you for your concern for all women. I am a follower.

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  7. Great fun Jennifer! I would love to be entered. PINK!!

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  8. My friend Nancy died 2 years ago from a long fight with breast cancer. I still miss her so!

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  9. Love the sampler and scissors. I just became a follower and would like a chance to win, too.

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  10. I know 2 people who have been affected by breast cancer.

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  11. Such a lovely and meaningful give-a-way. I would love to enter your drawing. Thank you and I love reading your posts.

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  12. I know a couple of individuals personally and a couple of friends a work know ladies that have fought the disease. One is my best friend whose mother died of BC when she was in high school.
    I also many lovely ladies indirectly since I work in an operating room and assist in surgery of patients with breast cancer. My heart goes out to each one of them for their bravery and perserverance.

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  13. Hi Jennifer! I am a follower. Thanks!

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  14. Please enter me in your breast cancer give-a-way. My best friend has cancer and it's been a scary and long journey. I have lost several friends to cancer and pray they find a cure soon. I follow your blog everyday and enjoy it so much. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful chart and gorgeous scissors.
    Bobbie

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  15. For my second chance, I have known at least 4 women who have had breast cancer. Three have passed away. I would love to see an end to any form of cancer.

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  16. Please enter my name in your draw.
    My Mother and my sister both had breast cancer.

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  17. I become a follower but followed your blog through google reader already :-)
    beautiful give away, those scissors are SO nice !

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  18. I mentioned your give away in the sidebar of my blog :-)

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  19. I know 1 person, she's my niece and is having currently chemo therapy for breastcancer

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  20. Beautiful drawing that you make. It is essential to go to the doctor for annual checkup. Please enter me in your draw.

    I am a follower of your blog,

    I posted the drawing on the sidebar of my blog.

    Some years ago a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, she fought the disease and was victorious. Today, this very well.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  21. Jennifer, please enter me in the drawing, as I'm already a follower.

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  22. I know at least two breast cancer survivors, and others struggling with other types.

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  23. Jennifer, please consider this my second entry. I have worked in the past with two ladies who survived breast cancer (chemo, mastectomy) and BOTH came back to work full-time after.

    However, now it's even closer to me. My cousin who is 7 years younger than me found a lump and the end of last summer at age 34 and has now had 3 surgeries to remove other lumps. Fortunately, it has not resulted in chemo of any kind, but it brings home that it doesn't matter your age at all when it comes to breast cancer.

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  24. Jennifer, I have also posted your giveaway on my blog!

    Thank you for the opportunity....I really enjoy reading your blog as you share your life with us.

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  25. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for being so generous. I would love to be entered.
    I have 2 friends who have survived breast cancer and 1 who had a bad scare not too long ago.
    I am also a follower.

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  26. What a awesome giveaway. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks

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  27. I posted a pic of you give away on my blog.
    Thanks

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  28. I'm also a follower on your blog

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  29. Please enter me in the drawing.
    I know of at least 5 including my grandmother that have had breast cancer... although, I know there are more.

    I am a follower and I put a post on my blog about your drawing.

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  30. Thank you Jennifer for your generosity to us and your gift to breast cancer awareness. Luckily I do not have any close friends who have had breast cancer, but there are a few acquaintances. Survivors so far. I will post to my blog. I think this will be three chances.
    Again, thanks so much for your thoughtfullness.

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  31. Please put my name in the hat for your lovely giveaway. I have known 3 (close relatives) that had breast cancer and so many more with various other forms. Only one of the three survived the breast cancer to go on and pass from old age.

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  32. I'm a new follower! I'd love to enter your giveaway :D

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  33. I posted on my blog sidebar ;)

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  34. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am so happy that you are having a giveaway for Breast Cancer awareness. I have one on my blog too. I have 1 cousin, 4 friends, all survivors and 1 neighbor who is currently battling the disease. It is a cause near and dear to many hearts.

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  35. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I am a follower of your blog and enjoy it very much.

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  36. I know two people who have had breast cancer. Both are survivors!! YAY!

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  37. Please enter me in your giveaway. I have known many people who have had breast cancer....some have passed on but I have two friends who are currently cancer free. Plus, my father died of brain cancer and numerous relatives have passed away as the result of different types of cancer. Love that pattern! I can't figure out how to become a follower but I would like to! Tina S

    amypig2@mchsi.com

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  38. Breast Cancer a very important issue for all, congratulations for organizing such a beautiful drawing.
    Please put in your drawing.

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  39. I am a follower of your blog.
    I put this on my sidebar.

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  40. Do not know anyone nearby with Cancer.

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  41. What a great giveaway Jennifer, for such a great cause. I'd love to be entered.

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  42. I have had three family members diagnosed with breast cancer. And know of two other women.
    Two of the three family members are still alive today! So there is always hope.

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  43. Jennife: Happy Fall to you please enter me in your givaway.
    I am so happy you are doing this.
    catherine

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  44. Please enter my name Jennifer. I would love to be entered :o) Thank you for your generosity!

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  45. I am a breast cancer survivor! Ten years now :o) I'm not sure if I count. LOL!

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  46. I have an aunt, a cousin and three friends that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I would love to be entered into your draw.

    Carole
    mykoop1@cox.net

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  47. Great scissors and sampler! I am a follower and would love to be included in your giveaway.

    I know 3 friends/relatives whose have been diagnosed.

    Hugs,

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  48. I do not wish to be entered, but I will post a link on my blog. My step-mom is in remission (I think, or maybe recovered) from Breast Cancer. She was diagnosed around 10 years ago. She is not yet 60. Fortunately, this does not run in my genetic line, but my sister has to get screened every year or so just to make sure nothing is going on with her boobies.

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  49. Beautiful. Please enter me. I am a follower.

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  50. I have known 2 friends with breast cancer. One still with us.

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  51. I'm posting about your draw on my blog A little Bird told me

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  52. Please enter me. I am a follower and love reading your blog! My paternal grandmother and my mother in law both had breast cancer.

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  53. what a lovely giveaway! i would love to enter. i am a follower. Also, i personally have been touched with knowing (family/friend) 3 beautiful BC survivors.

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  54. HiJennifer,
    Please enter me for your give-a-way!
    Dorothy

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  55. Hi Jennifer,
    I have known 3 people personally and met 2 more professionally who have been diagnosed.
    Dorothy

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  56. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway that brings attention to an important issue. Please include me in your drawing.

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  57. I recently finished a "C is for Cure" flatfold for a coworker who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I've known at least 5 people (male and female) who've been diagnosed.

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  58. Oh, I also posted about your giveaway on my blog (same post as the FF finish).

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  59. I LOST MY two UNCle, my cousin to cancer of mamas 15 years ago, but in Jesus we have the hope.
    and 5 months ago the mother in low of my brohers, It was terrible, i don't have the words.
    sorry because i speack in Italian and spanish

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  60. Hello!
    I share in your Giveaway
    I am a follower of your blog

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  61. I posted the giveaway on my blog, nice scissors.

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  62. I met two people who have overcome breast cancer, it was not easy because all the procedures is difficult, so we must watch a lot

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  63. I would love to be part of it!
    *Ü*
    Paty

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  64. Gandiosos draw
    I am new follower of your blog.

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  65. I posted the giveaway on my blog.

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  66. I met a person who suffered from breast cancer and sadly died, was not detected in time

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  67. Hi Jennifer, please enter me in your giveaway in honour of this dreadful cancer.

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  68. I know one cancer sufferer. My mum died 13 years ago from breast cancer that went on to spread through the rest of her body, whilst I was pregnant with Nicholas. So, a cure for breast cancer is very dear to my heart.

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  69. Hi
    My name is Ana Lourenço, I'm portuguese and a breast cancer fighter...
    How many fighters I know?? Two much to count...and some of them are my blog's friends...and also on facebook (men and women)
    Almost all are breast cancer fighters but there are some with other cancers..
    In Portugal this month is also the breast cancer month
    Hugs my sweet friend

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  70. Please tell me what must I do for the second point...I didn't understand... Thanks a lot. Hugs

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  71. I just lost my SIL to this dreaded disease...please include me.
    and I have personally known - 5 that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully only one lost their battle; the rest are going STRONG!
    oh, and I'm a follower :-)
    robin
    www.robinpich.blogspot.com

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  72. Please, enter me .I´m in love with this scissoirs!!

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  73. My mother had breast cancer at age 83

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  74. Please enter me - I'm a follower now, I posted about your giveaway in my sidebar and I know 2 diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Pirjo from Finland
    pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com
    http://pirjoka.blogspot.com

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  75. Please enter me in your giveaway. It is a very beautiful pattern. Thanks vml421 @ yahoo.com

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  76. I have put a post about your giveaway on my blog. Nutmegger's Stitching Works

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  77. My BFF is super cautious of checking for breast cancer. She had her first mammogram at 30. Her mother died of breast cancer when my friend was still a baby. It was in the 1970s, so there was no awareness and was a death sentence. Medical research has come a long way but there is so much work needs to be done. The females in my family has been very blessed so far of not having breast cancer. Just because its not in my genes, doesn't mean I will not get it. I am a very firm believer every woman should have a mammogram every year.

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  78. Hi, I'm a follower. Please enter me.

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  79. I knew two ladies who died from breast cancer. One was a childhood's friend's mum and the other was a church member. I also know people with other types, one of them being my good friend's mum.

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  80. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower and have been for a long time. :)

    Personally I only know one survivor and another (my great-aunt) who passed many years ago of breast cancer. :(

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  81. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower and have been for a long time. :)

    Personally I only know one survivor and another (my great-aunt) who passed many years ago of breast cancer. :(

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  82. Please enter me in your contest. The pink snip scissors are darling.
    I am a survivor of Domestic Violence ( many years ago ) but the scars are always with you.

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  83. I also know of 6 women ( 3 of them were my mother and her 2 sisters) that have had Breast Cancer, and I lost my 1st cousin to it 7 years ago.

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  84. I have also added a post to my blog about your giveaway.

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  85. I know two ladies, both survivors of breast cancer, and many more with other types pf cancers.

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  86. Very good sweetie, thanks for the chance.
    Greetings from Ukraine.
    link on the side panels, I am a follower
    http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

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  87. What a wonderful and beautiful giveaway! Thank you for entering me.
    I've been a follower for quite a while. :)

    Thank you - Julie

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  88. My mother had breast cancer and my grandmother died from it. :( It has touched my life in a very tragic way.

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this horrible disease.

    - Julie

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  89. Please enter me also. This is very generous!
    Thanks
    robin
    www.robinpich.blogspot.com

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  90. I've listed your giveaway on my blog.

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  91. I know several that have had breast cancer. my maternal grandmother who lived to be in her 80's. Cancer was just an inconvenience to her :-)
    But most recently, my SIL. She was only 45 when she lost her battle. She left my sweet brother and their 8 children. She passed away on August 15, 2010. She had the worst of the worst kind - triple negative. IT's very aggressive, it's treatable but if it comes back, it is with a vengeance and it's quick. She only lived 9 months after she was diagnosed. We miss her very much.

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  92. I know 4 friends that had it. One is still surviving. I was diagnosed Jan. 30, 2008 and thank God I am surviving. Thanks for a chance to win!

    Hugs
    Julie

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  93. I have become a follower and would like to enter your giveaway please.

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  94. I will post about the giveaway on my blog. ;D

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  95. I am very fortunate in that I know of only one person who has suffered with breast cancer . Sadly I know plenty more who have had other types of cancer.

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  96. Hello, I apreciate your giveaway, it is a lovely way to make well kown this fight.
    I am a new follower. I will take your logo to my blog and I know several friends which mother or sister are died caused by brest or womb cancer. I am going to make only a post, you can consider one or three numbers for the loto, this is the less important thing at this subjet, isn´t it?
    Thanks for your support.

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  97. I follow your blog via GFC.
    Thank you for the chance to enter this wonderful giveaway.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  98. Thanks for bringing attention to this illness. I don't know anyone personally who has been affected by it.

    I'm a follower, and will post this on my blog.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  99. I posted a link to this on my blog, for a second chance.

    Please enter me for the giveaway.

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  100. Lovely design
    Please include me in your giveaway - I am a follower :)

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  101. I know 3 close friends who have been diagnosed - but know many others

    It's a worthy cause to support for sure !!

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  102. I will post your Giveaway on my blog ;)
    Take Care

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  103. Jennifer, I thoroughly enjoy your blog. Glad to know we are all human and have good days and bad. I would love to be entered in your drawing. I know 9 women who have had breast cancer. 8 have survived for many years including my mother. She is 85 and had a mastectomy, chemo and radiation eleven years ago. I'm blessed to have her and the others in my life. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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  104. Jennifer please enter me as I'm already a follower of your blog

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  105. Hi again....I posted your giveaway on my blog.

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  106. And one more time....in one office I worked in we had two ladies who were about 15 years apart in age who were both fighting breast cancer at the same time. Someone closer to me is my cousin who found several small lumps this past spring and had them removed. Fortunately, they were benign, but unfortunately, she has to now have biopsies every 6 months...she's 36.

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  107. hello!
    amazing Giveaway!
    congrats!
    I want to play with you...
    please enter my name...
    lapappilon.blogspot.com
    lapappilon@gmail.com
    Hugs
    Eva from Serbia

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  108. Thank you for just a heartfelt giveaway. I am a new follower, having just found you here in the month of October. I love popping in a seeing what you're working on, and what your poochie is up to :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  109. My mother is a breast cancer survivor and is currently getting back into cross stitching again. I also have a cousin, 2 neighbors, and 3 friends who are breast cancer survivors. It is difficult to find a person who does not know of someone in their life with breast cancer. Sad thought, really!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  110. I have been reading your blog for a while but just became a follower. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you for doing this!

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  111. I have known 4 women friends with breast cancer and thankfully all four are survivors! Early detection is the key!

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  112. Please enter me in your drawing! I am a follower. This is a lovely remembrance for all those affected by this disease. I know quite a few people who have been diagnosed and fortunately many of them are survivors! Blessings to you!
    Frances fnelson1@comcast.net

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  113. I love that you always have a special give-a-way in October.

    Thank you for entering me in your drawing. I have emailed this info to a friend also.

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  114. I love this sampler and have been looking at it for some time. And, I would like to be entered in your contest....I do not have a blog but do know 7 people who have been diagnosed or passed with breast cancer including my mother. I know there have been many strides in this area for cancer research and hope some day there are less and less who have to deal with this pain. Thanks for the great give away and beautiful sampler and scissors...very generous. pj

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  115. The place's crowded already, I'm glad for that!!!!, I'd love to be entered in the drawing because I'm starting to collect scissors, they're really cute, thank you Jennifer!!!

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  116. Forgot to say in my previous comment I'm your follower and forever will, love your blog and your Abbie <3 and you know that!!!, so oficially this is the second post... I have the info about your blog permanently in my blog, there's a pic of Abbie there, it's my eye candy!!!

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  117. Hmmmm let's see about this question... is it just about friends or family?, I have 3 friends who has it, and 5 family members, the closest are my cousins (they're sisters)

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