Saturday, October 3, 2009

October is Pink

It is October again and this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in New Zealand. My friend at Little Bear Studio has a gorgeous pink blog today so I've decided to 'copycat'...these are a few of my favourite pink things... it is my favourite colour and I get lots of compliments when I wear it. Pink Roses from my dear old Dad's garden which he cared for every day. The garden was his favourite place when he was well. He had 199 roses at one time and this was one of the photos I framed for his birthday once. I love roses too, in fact he took 35 of mine when I moved to Brisbane. Everytime I see a rose I think of Dad. I miss him so much.My grandson's new shoes... hmmm well.. they are PINK! Makes me very humble as I used to give my old boss Stew heaps about his 'favourite' shoes which were red, white and blue shoes .. I told him they looked like union jacks.. (hanging my head now). I showed George a photo of them. He loves Stew's shoes... so good on them for having the confidence to wear what they like no matter what!! But they are PINK?
Of course my little Princess... my gorgeous granddaughter looks wonderful in pink. She was only a couple of days old in this photo And she still loved pink at 2 1/2 years

And here she is 6 months ago on her 5th birthday, her favourite colours are pink AND purple now. Olivia is 5 1/2 now going on 15! I thought I'd given her plenty to keep her amused last weekend but she'd do that and ask for "another job please Nannie".

This gorgeous shrub is so amazing and beautiful. This is all one branch.. so many colours and shades. It was growing over a fence when I lived in Brisbane 6 years ago. I never found out the name of it but I wish I'd asked now.
Of course, my favourite quilt is the one my friends made when I had surgery. I had to say what was my favourite colour.. and so it is pink... I treasure it .. whenever I'm homesick for my friends I have my quilt. Finally this is a necklace my sister bought back from USA in 2007. They go to Israel every year in September and that year I was recovering from my surgery so she bought it for me. And yes, right now they are back in Israel at the Festival of Lights organising the ushers at all the meetings. Hard work but they are very committed christians and have met many wonderful friends from all over the world. I think this is their 10th year of working at the festival.

To all the wonderful courageous ladies who have suffered and survived this incideous disease CELEBRATE.. WE ARE SURVIVORS and each new day is precious. To all those who have lost a loved one because of breast cancer, my heart goes out to you but their loss should be an inspiration to you to take care of yourself and live each day for them as well.

Don't forget my giveaway for my 100th post and check out Diet Coke Rocks giveaway.. which includes a gorgeous quilt and fabric so far... It's her 300th blog!!!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I loved seeing all your pink.
Thanks for visiting me today and for the mention.
Especially your dear Dad's roses, they are pretty.
Also your sweet little Granddaughter Olivia, she is a cutie.

I hope that you are having a great weekend and it is not too cold.
We seem to be having rain here.


Chris H said...

Karen... it's not my 300th's my 3RD YEAR of blogging!
I love your pink things, especially that pink shrub!