Ovarian Cancer Awareness

ovariancancerribbon.jpgMost people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the ribbon color is pink.  Thanks to awareness, many lives are saved each year from breast cancer.

Most people probably don’t know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month or that the ribbon color is teal.   There is not nearly enough awareness about one of the most deadly of women’s cancers.

Approximately 21,980 women each year will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, ovarian cancer claimed over 14,000 lives. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are few and often subtle.  They can easily be confused with other ailments and many women won’t be diagnosed until the cancer has spread.  Even doctors don’t always recognize the symptoms.  My husbands cousin knew something wasn’t right and it took a year before she was finally diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer.  She lost her battle seven years later.

Had there been more awareness, she might have been diagnosed sooner.  Had there been more awareness, the 5-year relative survival rate for ovarian cancer might be higher than 45%.

Please help spread the awareness for ovarian cancer, continue to pray for those who are battling ovarian cancer, and the families of those who lost a loved one to it.  If you’ve lost a loved one to ovarian cancer or have a loved one who is fighting, I would love for you to honor them in the comments below.

Monday Inspiration: Crochet Car

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Crochet art is always fascinating to me.  The time and creativity it takes to accomplish some of these pieces…impressive.  This one is found at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Prague.  The simplicity of the ecru color allows the detail of the work to stand out.

What has inspired your creativity lately?  I’d love to hear from you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafy!

Ann’Re

Ann’Re learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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Vintage Crochet – Gloves

crochetgloveGloves used to be a fashion staple and not just for keeping your hands warm.  Pretty much any time you left the house, a woman wore gloves.  Special occasions called for more formal gloves.  Even when I was little my mom wore dress gloves to church.

I personally love dressy gloves. I’d love to have a pair of satin elbow length gloves…I’d only need some fancy occasions to wear them!  I wish gloves would come back into style.  I fear that the glamour of every day fashion is long gone though, replaced by yoga pants and flip flops.

These crochet gloves are so simple and elegant, I think I’ll need to find the time to make some…and wear them just because I can.

What vintage fashion would you like to see return?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafy!

Ann’Re

Ann’Re learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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