Sunday, March 7, 2021

Mischievous March Start 1

Here we are with another month of new starts! Rachel is a terrible wonderful influence in helping me start my stash, which is good since I've been stress-buying a bit over the last few months. 


I decided to start on one of my newer purchases, from a relatively new designer, Stitching Jules. She has a YouTube as well and is fun to listen to. She talks about her work as a veterinarian sometimes and all her pets and she stitches on a lot of different things, some that you don't often see other people stitching. 

This one is meaningful to me as it was a huge story when I was growing up:


This is Terry Fox. If you drive through most major cities in Canada, most will have Terry Fox Drive, or Terry Fox Road, park, etc. There's a lot of things named after him because he's a very important person in Canadian history. As a young athlete, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (1977) and lost his leg. He underwent chemotherapy and seeing so many people die from cancer while he was undergoing treatment, as well as seeing how little money was allocated to cancer research at the time, he embarked on a major fundraising idea for cancer research. He started on the far east coast of Canada, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and dipped his artificial leg into the Atlantic Ocean on April 12, 1980. He then ran the equivalent of a marathon (~42km/26miles) every day until he had to stop 143 days later when it was discovered his cancer had metastasized to his lungs and eventually caused his death on June 28, 2981. He had run 5373km/3339 miles across Canada and raised millions of dollars for cancer research before he had to stop. He ran every single day, despite snow, rain, ice, beating sun, people forcing him off the road, disagreements with his friends that were driving the camper van he slept in, etc. By the end, he'd created the Marathon of Hope, which still raises millions of dollars for cancer research every year and is held in over 60 countries. Oh, and he was only 21 years old when he started. I don't think he could have imagined the impact he would have on all of Canada, much less the rest of the world. 

This is a big 'un and the rest of my starts will be small, but when I saw Stitching Jules had released this one, I had to get it. 

I'm stitching this on 25ct easy guide and managed to get a little over 400 stitches in:



I hope you've all had good weekends, and good luck to everyone who's joining us in our mischievousness!

Happy Stitching and stay well,

Tiffstitch


8 comments:

  1. Great new start. Shades of black, white and grey - Nice.

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully it will go quickly with only a few colours.

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  2. Tiff: What an amazing Man, and what a tribute to him.
    I am looking forward to seeing your progress.
    Have a wonderful week.

    Catherine

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    1. Thank you! And yes, an amazing person that we lost too young.

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  3. Wow, do you think they based Forest Gump's running man on him?
    I'm doing March of the Mischievous Mice and actually completed one this weekend! It will be on my FFO post tomorrow.

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    1. I did wonder that when I first watched the movie. :) Congrats, that's excellent!

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  4. How interesting - I just read about Terry Fox somewhere a couple days ago, but not quite as detailed as your post! Great start, and great inspiration.

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  5. That certainly is a big-un to start MM with, and such an inspiring story behind it too. Glad to read your other starts will be smaller, and that I have been a terrible influence on you! :)

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Thanks for any comments!

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