October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What Cancer Cannot Do charity cross stitch chart
by Kincavel Krosses

Many people will already be aware (but equally, as many will not) that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All kinds of cancers warrant attention, but this one is particularly close to my heart. You see, I have an Auntie who very fortunately won her battle against this particular cancer, and several friends who have done the same. I know many of you will have been touched by this cancer, whether personally or as a family member or friend of someone who has fought it, hopefully successfully.

What many people don’t realise is that it’s not an exclusively female cancer. Yes, men can get it too. We ALL have breast tissue, it’s just that this area tends to be more prominent in women.

It is vitally important that that everyone knows what to look for because breast cancer, if caught early, is very treatable, and the earlier it’s discovered, the more chance there is of beating it and coming out the other side a survivor. The longer it’s left, the more the chance of recover drops.

Please, everyone, be aware of changes in your breasts, or in those of your partner. Check them every month and take note of even the smallest change, then get it checked out! The old adage of “Better safe than sorry,” has never been more true than when applied to the detection of cancer.

There’s also something else you can do. You can help in the battle against ALL cancer by ensuring that research into treatments and cures is funded. To that end, I have designed a cross stitch sampler bearing the poem “What Cancer Cannot Do” and each time one of these is sold,  I donate the entire proceeds of the sale to Cancer Research UK.

You can purchase the cross stitch chart directly from my Kincavel Krosses Folksy Store HERE.

And if you don’t cross stitch, you can help by making a donation, however small or large, at my Just Giving page HERE. Don’t forget to add gift aid if you’re in the UK – it doesn’t cost you anything extra, but it means the charity gets a little bit more.

But that’s not all! I’ve also created a series of FREE cross stitch designs that you can use, whether as gifts, or in your own fundraising efforts for breast cancer charities:

BIRTHDAY SALE!!!

As my son’s birthday is on 24th September and mine is on 26th September, I thought I’d celebrate by having a little sale.

From 00.00 on 24th September to 23.59 on 26th September (GMT), you can email me with your choice of any charts (as many as you like!) from my Folksy store and have them at the price of just £2.50 each. That’s a whole £1.00 off every chart.

The only exceptions to this are the charity sampler (What Cancer Cannot Do), as all money from that goes directly to the charity (although please feel free to order that one too!), and the Team Twilight trio, which will be £8.00 (still £1.00 off – giving you three charts at £2.00 each – what a bargain!)

This sale is not through my Folksy store*, it’s a blog-only offer, so here’s what you do:

  1. Take a look at the charts available through my Folksy store HERE.
  2. Email me between 00.00 (GMT) 24th September 2012 and 23.59 (GMT) on 26th September 2012 with your choices:
    Kincavel_Krosses@yahoo.co.uk
  3. I will send you a Paypal invoice for the total cost (£2.50 per chart).
  4. As soon as I have notification of payment, I will email you the PDFs of the charts you have chosen.

Only one of each chart (but yes, you can order ALL the charts if you so wish!), and the usual copyright rules regards sharing them apply.

Have fun!

* All orders made through the Folksy store will remain at the usual price of £3.50 per chart, so please make sure you email me for this special offer!

Night Circus Diagonal Bookmark

This design is available for sale
email lady.kell.smurthwaite@gmail.com

Design: Night Circus Diagonal Bookmark
Size: 70w x 70w (this design is stitched diagonally on the fabric)
Designer: Kell Smurthwaite, Kincavel Krosses
Price: £3.50

Charted for a single colour for adaptation to your preferences.

Design inspired by the novel The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

What Cancer Cannot Do

This design is available for sale
email lady.kell.smurthwaite@gmail.com

Design: What Cancer Cannot Do
Size: 139w x 139h
Designer: Kell Smurthwaite, Kincavel Krosses

All proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK

Designed exclusively for Breast Cancer charity fundraising

Permissions:

  • This design is copyright to Kell Smurthwaite and Kincavel Krosses
  • You may use, copy and/or share this design, and you may change it to your liking for your own use
  • You may not sell this design or use it to make up kits
  • You may sell the finished piece for charity, but you may not sell it commercially

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!

During this month, I would love it if you would like to stitch this design for a friend or to raise money for breast cancer charities, whether local, national or international.

All proceeds from the sale of the design will go to Cancer Research UK, but please feel free to stitch the design for auction or a raffle prize at a fundraiser for a cancer charity.

If you do stitch this design, I’d love to see photos and will create a special gallery specifically for them if I get a few.

Some sites you might be interested in visiting:

Kincavel Krosses Folksy Store

Thank you for visiting Kincavel Krosses. If you like these designs, but don’t have time to stitch any of them, perhaps you would like to buy something ready stitched? If so, please take a look at the Kincavel Krosses Folksy Store. I hope you like it!

Merci de votre visite sur Kincavel Krosses. Si vous aimez ces motifs, mais que vous n’avez pas le temps d’en broder, peut-être voudriez-vous en acheter déjà brodés ? Si oui, vous pouvez jeter un coup d’oeil au Folksy Store de Kincavel Krosses. J’espère que vous l’aimerez !

Danke für das Besuchen von Kincavel Krosses. Wenn Sie diese Entwürfe, aber nott haben Zeit, irgendwelche von ihnen zu nähen mögen, möglicherweise möchten Sie etwas bereites kaufen genäht? Wenn ja nehmen Sie bitte einen Kincavel Krosses Folksy Store. Ich hoffe, dass Sie es mögen!

Grazie per aver visitato Kincavel Krosses. Se vi piacciono questi schemi, ma non avete il tempo per ricamarli, forse vi farebbe piacere comprarli già pronti? Se è così, per favore date un’occhiata al Kincavel Krosses Folksy Store. Spero li gradirete!