Don't Die of Ovarian Cancer

It's important to me that you don't die of ovarian cancer, very important to me in fact. And if you wanted, you could help save the life of another, wouldn't that be so wonderful?  How is that possible? It's easy, learn these symptoms of ovarian cancer and then send them to a woman you love.

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
  • Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often

Those aren't very specific, are they? You may, in fact,  feel that way right now. That is part of the problem with ovarian cancer, it's a bit sneaky and hard to self diagnose. You can find out more information here.

Why am I writing about this now?  Because it's September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, time to spread the word and save lives.

tealre2In the sewing community, there is Teal Ribbon fabric made by Blank fabrics. In the past I made aprons from this wonderful fabric for my sister, my mom's sister and my daughter.  My Mother died of ovarian cancer so it's an apron we all wear with pride and love.  We hope someone will ask us why we are wearing it and we can have a conversation about ovarian cancer symptoms and awareness.

Is this going to be my only blog with Teal ribbons? Oh no, I plan to sneak it into another blog just la di da, use some teal ribbon fabric to remind you to spread the word.  What word? Tealre1TEAL - Take Early Action & Live. If you click on the link, it will give you a way to spread the symptoms of ovarian cancer with an email.

I just got three new teal fabrics from Beautiful Quilt Fabrics, I was so excited that they still stocked it. (It's a great site for all kinds of fabrics by the way.) When I made the aprons,  I used all teal ribbon fabrics, this time I bought the teal ribbon and then some companion fabrics in the teal family to complement the ribbons.

Now I just have to decide what project, what fun thing I can create with these beauties.  I am thinking it should be a tutorial of something really basic that might be searched and read fairly often.  And it would just happen to be made of teal ribbon fabric, reminding us all to be vigilant of these symptoms so we can all live long full lives. Any ideas?

Helping even one person get an early diagnosis and live, now that would make me Sew happy!

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