Breast Cancer Awareness

Sulky Supports The National Breast Cancer Foundation

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Two summers ago, my closest friend received the awful news. She had breast cancer. The last two years have been spent getting operations, chemo, radiation, and more operations. I remember two Octobers ago sitting in the chemo room with my friend. We were looking at a magazine and seeing all the ads about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We chuckled at the irony. Neither of us needed a special month to be aware of breast cancer. At this point, it was a daily part of our lives.

5284f92f7032cfa91f00000a_rgb_354_600I am happy to report to you that today my friend is cancer free, a survivor; complete with her new boobies and freshly grown hair. She is part of the 98% of women who, because of early detection, can proudly say that cancer is no longer the thing she thinks about every single day.

My guess is that most of you reading this blog have been touched by breast cancer. The disease is far too prevalent and disgustingly common. So this October, we decided to increase our ongoing efforts and support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sulky is introducing three limited edition thread sets, the Pink Ribbon Cotton Collection, the Pink Ribbon Petites Collection and the Pink Ribbon Rayon Collection.

Pink Ribbon Cotton thread Collection

Pink Ribbon Petites Thread Collection

Pink Ribbon Rayon Thread Collection

I have designed projects using all three of these sets and 10% of the proceeds of these will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The thread sets are available to purchase on our website now and I will be introducing the projects and tutorials on the blog every week during October.


The projects are geared towards supporting a friend or family member who is going through the journey of breast cancer. I will tell you about my experience supporting my friend and give you free tutorials for a Cancer Fighting Tote Bag (a simple bag full of things that will be useful to someone going through chemotherapy treatments), a small wall hanging/prayer flag, and a couple of hand embroidery projects.


All the projects will be free, but I do hope you will buy the thread sets to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It is an excellent organization and their mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.

I want the check that we write to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to be the biggest check we have ever written. Help me do that by purchasing a thread set today.

Happy Sewing!

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  • Susan E Nelson

    I ordered the pink ribbon petites collection. I want to make the bag. When will the pattern be available? Thank you for all you are doing. My daughter and I are survivors and continue to support all people affected by this insidious disease. We truly appreciate your participation and I am so happy your friend is one of our survivors! Susan

    • Kelly Nagel

      Susan, yes! The tutorial for the bag will be the first one I publish next week. I will also include a list of suggested things to put in the bag to give to a person going through treatments. Any suggestions of items you think should go into the bag?

      • Donna Miller

        I have stage 4 lung cancer (never smoked), but I have a pattern for breast cancer patients that is a pillow that goes under the arm to give support. That might be something to add to the bag.

  • Joan Shriver

    Thank you for doing this! I was diagnosed last Oct. from a mammogram. Keep reminding everyone to schedule their mammogram.

  • Anita L. Anderson

    Thank you for doing this. I love the idea of making something for someone with this illness. I will buy the thread!