Ribbons of Life – Knitting our Lives Together

For BreastCancer

48 Survivor – Thrivers from Ribbons of Life Stitched together FOREVER

ROL Quilt at Faire

 

Here is our beautiful finished knitted quilt displayed at the Ventura County Faire 2012. 48 Handmade Prayers TOGETHER.

Yarn

Here is how it started……balls of yarn in all arrays of pink……and knitting needles……

ROL Lise Teaching

Nobody knew how to knit, but all were willing to give it a go for the greater good……and to learn a new tool to aid in their own healing.

Lori Stephens

 

Soon we were helping each other……

 

Grandma and Granddaughter

Grandmothers teach Granddaughters……

 

Chris and Lise

It gets really fun and funny……

Gillian

Comic relief from knitting with newly acquired wigs we all had to try on……

Lisa Baretto

And incorporating knitting into our lives, bringing it everywhere we go……ROL’s President Lisa Barreto says “Knitting is helping me relax and be productive at the same time. That includes in my doctors waiting room before being called to have my bandages removed. Thank you for helping me knit in recovery”……”After a while those doctor’s office magazines start to look the same. Why not pick up a ball of yarn, a couple of sticks and get stitching. If surgeons can stitch, why can’t I?”

Squares

And suddenly we had 48 CareSquares……ready to put together!

Close up

48 squares knitted by different hands, who had different battles to conquer, each unique to themselves, each stitch different……yet somehow it all comes together beautifully……

Finished Quilt

because we did it TOGETHER……we are a community……and we enjoyed the JOURNEY of it all!

Carlene

 Now we embroider the names of all the Survivor – Thrivers

ROL Quilt at Gratitude Breakfast

Ready to show it off…. at the monthly BreastFest!

Please contact Ribbons of Life for more information on their program. They are such an asset for our community in all that they do for those afflicted with breast cancer and their families.

And…… go get your annual mammogram!

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