Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ties That Bind


September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month

Kelly was asked to create a charm for "ties that bind" 100% of the proceeds will go to support ovarian cancer research.
As soon as I heard that they were short charms, I offered to make one for the cause.

now I have been away from home for the last 3 weeks and over the last few days I have been trying to get back into the swing of things and found out that there was a blog for "ties that bind" and low and behold people were altering ties as part of the project!
I wanted to make a tie!
so I asked Jan if I could make a one and she said, yes!
and here is what I did:

Not to take the easy way out and alter a tie like a sane person would do, I went crazy dyeing and stamping fabric. (teal is the color that is associated with ovarian cancer)
Then I went on to construct my tie from scratch.

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I machine stitched the tie to perfection with red thread.
Then added pearls and turquoise beads.

the tie reads:

Remember ALWAYS, time flies, laugh, live, CURE, love.

education is key:

Ovarian Cancer: The Facts



Anonymous said...

These project brings tears to my eyes! My BFF died almost 2 years ago of ovarian cancer! The tie you did is gorgeous! The necklace is stunning! I hope we find a cure for cancer!

Sharon said...

you are unbelievable!

Kelly said...

you are just too clever! i love, love your charm. it is perfect. and the tie is super fabulous. i would never expect you to alter a tie. you are always original.

Healing Expressions said...

Whata beautiful and heartfelt piece. It always move me when our creative gifts are used in a way that brings such blessing to others! Your work always inspires! Thought I'd peek in to let you know I am having a gratitude giveaway on my blog if you'd like to take a peek!

martha brown said...

This is beautiful, Ruth -- thank you for doing this -- it is a cause very close to my heart.....

Cindy Ericsson said...

Your charm and tie are so beautiful -- what wonderful additions to such a great project!

Cindy Ericsson said...

Your charm and tie are so beautiful -- what wonderful additions to such a great project!

Denise Felton said...

Fabulous work for an outstanding cause! I've scheduled a link to this post to go live on my blog this morning (Central USA time). I hope it brings you and the Ties That Bind project some extra clicks.