Bead-it-Forward is something dear to my heart. If you don't know what that is let me tell you. Beaders stitch 1 1/2 inch squares on a theme. They are assembled into quilts, ornaments, and other items. These items are sold and the proceeds go to benefit beast cancer. This years theme is "wild about finding a cure." The squares are to be animal related. When I think of wild animals a lion is the first thing I think of so I chose to stitch a lions face. I googled lion images and chose one. Then I sized it to the graph paper. Next I cut out his face and laid it on the paper and roughed sketched it in. His mane was cut and traced around his face. I used colored pencils and made the pattern. It took me a couple of tries but I like how it turned out. Jeanette Schanigan is who started this. She is a beader from Alaska who's Mother died of beast cancer. She started with about 20 people and this has grown to be a worldwide challenge with hundreds of beaders participating. I am proud to have been part of this for the last six years. The reason I hold this to my heart is that my Mom and Sister have both had breast cancer. I consider it an honor to help with this cause. If you want to know more about it here is the link http://bead-it-forward.com/ You can find patterns to stitch squares and see past years entries. I want to thank Amy Severino for tanking over the task of making the quilts and selling them this year.