Eliza M. Stone 1881 – Breast Cancer Fund Raiser Chart

Friend Judy posted a link to the Eliza M Stone 1881 chart from Whilst Iris Naps a week or so ago.  It’s a great little sampler that you can get for a donation to breast cancer research.    I went back and forth since then trying to decide if I wanted to stitch it.  Every time I would look at it, it would be a reminder of breast cancer and I don’t necessarily need a reminder. 

elizaMstone1881  But I finally came up with a plan and made my donation today to get the chart.  I likely won’t stitch it in pink – I’ve never cared for pink so don’t think I would enjoy stitching an entire sampler with it.  But I think instead of  Eliza’s name and school – I will be replacing the text in in that area with my name and with my Aunt’s name – we are both breast cancer survivors.  As a matter of fact, after I printed the chart it dawned on me that today is exactly three years ago since I had surgery –  a perfect day to be making a donation to the cause.  So I’ll be stitching along with Judy who plans to work on this stitch on Sundays.    Now I just need to figure out what fabric and thread color I want to use.  It’s charted for two shades of the same color but I may use just one hand dyed that has a bit of shading in it.   And it should be a sweet little stitch – I plan to use a higher count Aida so it will be smaller than 7 x 8″ if I do it on 18 count, but I’m considering 20 or 22 count but need to check out what color Aida I have in those sizes.

5 comments on “Eliza M. Stone 1881 – Breast Cancer Fund Raiser Chart

  1. I did see Judy’s post on this chart, but I must say yours was the clincher- especially the thought of using hand dyed. Agree pink is not a favorite! Glad you are a 3 year survivor- 6 months for me…

    • Does that mean you’ll be stitching along with us? 🙂 I pulled some fabric – 20 count and Victorian Motto Floss – just one color which has some brighter and darker bits so subtle but it looks pretty. Shhh… don’t tell Judy but I did want to see how the floss looked so got the whole first row of letters stitched tonight but after tonight I’ll put it away till Sunday and just keep it for Sunday stitching. With the 20 count it will measure 6.75″ across the stitched area and looks great in the dark purple I chose so I’m glad I decided to stitch it.

      • I think I might! Need to see what fabric I have stashed – would love to do it on 16 count or higher so it only needs one thread. And I can’t believe you already got one row done!!!!

  2. I had looked at the chart and liked it but was worried about donating on the link. Great to hear about your 3 years! I’m a kidney cancer survivor, just passed my 9 year point. I really like your idea of making it about yourself and it got me thinking of doing the chart in either orange (kidney cancer colors) or purple (cancer survivorship). As I type this I think I would include the color orchid (testicular cancer) as my son is a 2 time survivor although he’s still in the monitoring phase. I’m going to have to look into floss that has variations and think about how to incorporate those colors. I think I will go back and check the link out again.

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