Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Not quite last minute jitters

Ok, coming up on mid-week, and our Race For The Cure happens this Saturday!  Thanks to all who've stepped up and donated to this cause.  The rest of you: what are you waiting for?  You probably know someone who's been affected, or know their families, or ARE their families....  Think of how these folks would feel, if a cure could be offered.  Think of all the folks getting screened, because the Susan G. Komen Foundation works to make it possible.  I know you'll do the right thing. 

Ahem! let me just jump off the soapbox now.  The Young Gent & I have discussed the Cowboy Surf scarf/cowl and decided a cowl is definitely the way to go.  I've reworked the formerly bound off edge, with a few more rows in pattern, a couple extra rows of stockinette with buttonholes, and several rows of garter stitch.  Now to find the buttons.  We talked about toggles -- I wasn't sanguine, but he is -- and now I'm looking for some nice grey (his choice!) toggles that aren't more than about 1.75" long and 5/8" around.  I came across a terrific site,, with a plethora of super nice buttons.  And it's not just the buttons that are great: they're all sorted well, right in the sidebar!  Easy-peasy looking for whatever you might have in mind; I've bookmarked it for later use. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One step too many?

DiscoDame & I are registered for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, coming up 10/27.  We are getting a late start on our fundraising.  SO, I'm turning over all rocks & putting it out there -- won't you help?

Sample impact
Dear Friends and Family,

We recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in its efforts to end breast cancer forever. I will also take part in the Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure® as part of this program.

Please help support us in this important project by contributing generously to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Nashville Affiliate. Your tax-deductible contribution will fund breast cancer education, screening, and research programs. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. More information on Komen Greater Nashville and its programs can be found at

Whatever you can give will help it all adds up! We greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on our progress.


Erin & Ann Devine   Hugs to all!