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Time to Celebrate!

Posted on July 30, 2008


July 24, 2008 will be a date I will always remember. It is the day I finished my chemo treatments for breast cancer. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that I don’t have to have any more infusions of that nasty stuff. So I say hallelujah, yahoo, yipppeee, and thank God for giving me the strength to get through it.

This is also my 100th post of my blog. I can’t believe I’ve made that many posts already. I’ve shared over 60 free patterns for recycled craft projects ranging from tote bags to baby bibs, wheelchair bags to scrubbie dishcloths, and lunch sacks to water bottle holders. Also in these last posts, I shared with you about “my pink journey” with cancer.

Needless to say, it’s time to celebrate. So let the celebration begin! If you drop by for a visit, please leave me a celebration comment.

40 Responses to “Time to Celebrate!”

  1. Kamrin
    Jul 30, 2008

    Congratulations and lots of confetti to you! You are an inspiration to so many in so many ways! May your health continue to improve!

  2. Kimbrah
    Jul 30, 2008

    Congratulations! I am in the middle of two of your recycled bag projects right now. Thanks for all the creativity that goes into this blog. I have been truly blessed to have met you in the blogging world! 🙂


  3. leslie
    Jul 30, 2008

    Woohoo!!! I’ll be praying that you will be blessed with good health and that your spirit will continue to be so strong & vibrant! Congrats on your last treatment! 🙂

  4. Lynne
    Jul 30, 2008

    Oh, how wonderful. God is so good. Blessings upon you, may you continue in good health.

  5. Eddie Christy
    Jul 31, 2008

    Congrats on many levels! And thanks for all the GREAT ideas!

  6. fusions
    Jul 31, 2008

    Congratulations! Wish you peace, health and serenity.

  7. Joy
    Jul 31, 2008

    Hi! Congratulations on both your post count and finishing your chemo treatments! I’m happy for you and wish you continued good health and more great posts!

  8. Trish McFarlin
    Jul 31, 2008

    Hi Cindy,
    I was on vacation last week so missed a couple of blogs maybe. I hope you are feeling well and that you know how very many people have been blessed by your blogs, your patterns, and the sharing of your struggles. This is the best the Internet has to offer. Caring, compassionate strangers coming together to life each other in thought and prayer. Keep on keeping on and may God bless you and all those who have been praying for you!

  9. Kel
    Jul 31, 2008

    Congratulations on the completion of your treatment! Your blog has been an inspiration not only for crafting (my husband giggles every time I say plarn) but for life as well! May many more blessings flow into your life!

  10. Kendra
    Jul 31, 2008

    Congratualations on finishing you chemo! I thoroughly enjoy you recylcing site.

  11. Sister Diane
    Jul 31, 2008

    Congratulations on two important milestones! I love this blog, and I’m so happy to hear your chemo is complete. Wishing you good health and creativity!

  12. Sarah
    Jul 31, 2008

    Thank you so much for your informative and beautiful blog. And congratulations on completing your treatments! You are a blessing to the world 🙂 I’ve been a lurker for a little while (got here via Craft Magazine’s RSS feed), and I really appreciate your writing about your projects.

  13. Sue
    Jul 31, 2008

    YAY!!! And when you say that you will remember that date, you will. Mine was July 1st 2004. I am so happy that you are past this past of all of the cancer crap. A milestone, indeed! But keep in mind that you now carry the Chemo Brain Card and are allowed to use it for the rest of your life. It’s been four years and I still pull out the card now and again. We have earned it. I am so happy for you!

  14. heather t
    Jul 31, 2008

    woohoo! Congrats and congrats! So glad you are done with the chemo – hopefully forever!

  15. Asta
    Jul 31, 2008

    … and this is a celebration comment from Switzerland. I enjoy your website (wow 100 posts already and I read them all!). I have crocheted also (with your instructions) some bags to recycle the few plastic bags that I try to avoid taking with me but sometimes I have no choice. But then they will be part of new products (mainly bags). Keep thumbs up and enjoy every day of life!

  16. Kim
    Jul 31, 2008

    Congratulations! I hope everything is still well and continues to stay that way for you!

  17. Kim P
    Jul 31, 2008

    I just thought I’d let you know that I just finished making one of your plarn grocery bags. Everytime I use it I get SO MANY compliments and I think everyone of my friends and family that have seen it have asked me to make them one!

    Love you patterns,

  18. Cami
    Jul 31, 2008

    whooh hooh!!

  19. Hooray! Happy 100th and happy last-day-of-chemo!

    I hope you’re still celebrating. 🙂

  20. Cindy
    Jul 31, 2008

    To everyone:

    I’m still celebrating and enjoying this time. I’m finally recovering from the last chemo and can really now enjoy the excitement of this celebration! Keep those comments coming, I simply love hearing from all of you.

  21. bricolo-chic
    Jul 31, 2008

    Evviva! I’m so happy for you!

  22. notjustpretty
    Jul 31, 2008

    Congratulations dear, so happy for you!!
    and thank you for visiting our blog and leaving a link here!

    I LOVE this blog and am I have bookmarked and adding you to blogroll so I can read more and visit you again!

    Thanks so much!

  23. Millie Smith
    Jul 31, 2008

    I am so happy for you and now you can really keep busy with sending all those patterns to us all.
    Congratulations and sure hope you will feel 100% better
    love Millie

  24. Bubbles
    Jul 31, 2008

    Congrats and a pat on your back for the many wonderful projects that you have shared with us. I hope that you will continue to improve in your health and continue to write many more wonderful post.
    Keep up your Great Work:)

    My opinion on Anything Under the Sun

  25. paula vicente
    Aug 01, 2008

    Hi, I´m not talking about your wonderful bags…. I would like to say to you that we don´t know each other, but believe me, I´m very glad for you. And now, it´s time to create …life and …bags. See you

  26. Gaby Sayer
    Aug 01, 2008

    You are a warrior! Thanks for sharing things with us while fighting that cruel disease.

  27. Condo Blues
    Aug 01, 2008

    Congratulations to you all the way around!! The 100th post is great but finishing Chemo is even better! Woo-hoo!!!!

  28. Leslie Newton
    Aug 01, 2008

    Congratulations! God is in Control! I just passed my 4th year as a Breast Cancer Survivor. Chemo is difficult, but I’m glad that it’s over. You are truly a stronger person for it and you have experienced a miracle. By the way, love your bags!

  29. Michelle
    Aug 02, 2008

    Congratualations X 2 on finishing you chemo and the 100th post
    Look forward to reading many more

    Aug 04, 2008

    Congratulations. Hope you go from strength to strength. I went through mastectomy, chemo and radiation in 2001/2002. Take care and keep up the good work. Been working my way through your wonderful projects.
    Durban, South Africa

  31. cindy
    Aug 05, 2008

    hey congrates XD I’M HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

  32. Annie(bgirlsquirrel)
    Aug 06, 2008

    Congrats on finishing chemo and on your 100th post!! Having walked the journey of breast cancer with my mother, I know the kind of spirit one must have to get through it. I am so happy for you!!

    Take care!!
    Washington State, USA

  33. you have great reason to celebrate… woo hoo!

  34. Kristina
    Aug 11, 2008

    I just found your site and have been so impressed with your creativity. And then I learn that you’ve been doing so much while fighting a WINNING battle! You are an inspiration! I am so glad I found you and your site. Congratulations and many thanks for sharing!

  35. Carrie
    Aug 14, 2008

    I stumbled upon your website the other day, and have been inspired. Not only by the number of free recycling projects, but mostly with the courage and strength you have shown through your pink journey. Congratuations to you! I hope your health continues to improve. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  36. Helen
    Aug 16, 2008

    Congratulations on 100 posts and completing your Chemo. I wish you good health from now on.

    I have made a few things from re-cycled bags in the past, but it’s lovely to have this site to reference and get amazing ideas from. Thanks so much for it!

  37. JustAnotherSAHM
    Aug 21, 2008

    I found your site when Googling for more patterns to add to my latest post about recycling plastic bags. My mom already crochets totes, hats, and purses, but I’m going to share your link because she is always looking for new things to try!
    Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful patterns & best wishes to you on your last bout of Chemo. May it truly be your last & may you continue on to a long healthy life!

  38. Mandi
    Aug 24, 2008

    Congrats on finishing chemo. May you never have to go through that again! You are a SURVIVOR! Welcome to the club. ~M

  39. joanie
    Aug 26, 2008

    Cindy, I’ve been a remiss blog reader since moving home in January – I didn’t realize you were diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m so happy to see you’re doing well and have got through chemo. I have so many friends and family that have had breast cancer that I’m hosting a fundraiser in Sept. in our local village here in the UK for a cancer support charity. I’ll be thinking of you – best wishes!
    P.S. Hope your crafting has helped you through, it sure inspires the rest of us!

  40. Jeannie N.
    Sep 10, 2008

    Good for you! May you heal well and quickly.
    And thank you for sharing your patterns.
    –Jeannie N., Seattle

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About Me

Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. Welcome to my blog site that is dedicated to recycling and crafting. I love to crochet and create crafts and other useful things from recycled materials. I share many free tutorials and patterns for creating recycled projects as well as other handmade items.

Here is a direct link to all my free patterns available here on My Recycled Bags.

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