Larry looked at me this morning, and said: I love it when you work on a Komen quilt. It makes you happy.

After he left for work, I thought about what he said. I am always flattered when he compliments me, but this is different. When I am making a Komen quilt, I feel like I am giving back in some small way. {Early detection saves lives. Have your mammogram}

The Komen quilt, that I call “She” for some unknown reason, has been started.

Photo: Komen Quilt in progress

For now, everything is being hand pieced. After I have the blocks pieced, who knows what will happen?

Photo: hand piecing square. One of my favorite blocks. Churn Dash.
Photo: Cluttered work room today.
Photo: Pink tickets and fabric.

Two donations have been made to Team Believe. Thank you Lisa Aven and Judy Dils. I will get your tickets out to you this week.

I wish you a happy day. Perhaps, stop for a moment and look around you? Life is so precious….right now…I am typing but the birds out front are singing so loudly, I can hear them over my keyboard and thank God for the beautiful serenade. {Because of early detection, I am here to enjoy the beauty.}

Have a perfect day.

Love you beyond the churn dash.


Komen Race For The Cure

We walked the Komen Race For The Cure on Saturday. It was an overcast day. I had a piece of paper with the names of special people next to my heart and I felt as if I could cry during the entire morning. Year lucky 7 is a sentimental one for me. {I am 7 years into this remarkable journey} Next year, there will be ART raffled. I am inspired. Below is my favorite shot from the day.

Photo: TEAM BELIEVE ~Declaration board for Komen website

My experience this year has been different than the past 6 years. Some people feel that my cancer threat is gone and I do not need their support. I must be honest, each day that passes, my anxiety about a recurrence gets worse.

This past year, some “people” have been interesting. A friend even tried to hijack my Komen fund-raising account and make it her own.{you do not want to know} I did not raise as much $$$ this year as in past years but the funds were donated from the heart. That means the world to me. Thank you all.

Today, I am thankful and proud. I would like to thank you for the support and love given to me. I send you each virtual hugs and as much love as I can muster on this page. You know who you are.

Today is beautiful and joy fills my heart.

Love you beyond the moon.


Team Believe 2019

These are the names who will be carried next to my heart during the Komen Race For The Cure,

I will be adding: Larry Tolbert, Jami and Jared, Lauren Josh and Matilda to this list. There are not enough words to thank you all. I do not know what I would do without you.

Pink surrounded us

and strength grew with each breath.

You are the pink that stirred

the positive karma that restored health.

Healing comes in all forms,

rejoice in the journey.

Love you beyond the moon.


And The Winner Is….

On Saturday evening, the winner of Komen Race For The Cure Raffle was chosen. Jamison and Jared invited us to their house for dinner and together, they picked the name out of a crystal bowl. We had pizza, salad and over dessert, Jami and Jared picked the winning name.

Congratulations Kathy Anderson! Team Believe appreciates your support of EARLY DETECTION.

PHOTO: Jami and Jared, picking the winning name

Next Saturday, May 18 th, is the Race For The Cure. I will have each name of TEAM BELIEVE 2019 members on a piece of paper close to my heart. Thank each and every one of you for being so supportive !

Photo: The winner is Kathy Anderson!

The photo is blurry, My new camera was focusing on something other than Kathy’s name…But you can see it…

Jami was tired and not very well while we were there. We had a lovely visit, celebrated Mothers Day and we laughed a lot.

Jared gave me a beautiful begonia plant and a new LODGE cast iron skillet. {I am sooo excited about it} Jamison, gave me ART. It is a phrase from the song, Wonderful World and designed beautifully. But honestly, just being there was gift enough for me.

AND the winner is….ME! And Kathy. It was a perfect evening. My cup runneth over.

Tomorrow’s post will be “Mothers Day, part two.”

Love you beyond the moon.


Four Days Until Raffle For A Cure

In four days, all the names of Team Believe 2019 members and their respective numbers of chances, will be in a bowl. (But you still have time to be part of the fun!) From there one name will be picked out and that will be this years winner of a $100.00 dollar gift card from Williams Sonoma and a hand embroidered dish towel. If you would like to find out more about the give away, please go to this link:

I would like to thank everyone involved in my annual efforts to support early detection. You all mean the world to me.

Love you.


Team Believe Shirts, Donations and More

Team Believe supports Komen Race For The Cure and early detection. Each year, our family participates in the North Texas race. I would not be alive if it were not for early detection.

I designed this years TEAM BELIEVE shirts and they have arrived! Matilda modeled hers for me this weekend.

Photo: Matilda modeling the 2019 Team Believe shirt
Photo: Team Believe shirt. Back

TEAM BELIEVE shirts were designed by me. You can purchase them at… Big Frog Custom T Shirts and More.

972-941-3641 or

No proceeds from the purchase of the T- shirts goes to Komen or me.

Ask for The Robin Tolbert- Team Believe 2019 shirt. They run around $30.00 OR you can go to my Komen site and make a donation ….read more about the give away at the link below.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this. If you are not interested in donations, t-shirts or give-aways, there is still something that you can do for me. Perhaps it is the most important thing of all. Please remind the loved ones in your life to have an annual mammogram. Early detection saves lives.

Love you.


The Spice Of Life

Photo: Spice of Life project for Komen Race For A Cure

I adore Williams Sonoma. It is an inspirational shopping mecca that is my “happy place”……

It is because of my love for Williams Sonoma dish towels, that I buy and embroider, that this years give away will be a hand embroidered dish towel {in progress above} and a $100.00 gift card for Williams Sonoma. {Larry is generously donating the gift card. Thank you Larry}

For each $25.00 donated to my Komen page, your name will go into the bowl. Your first name, last initial and how many tickets you have earned, will be listed on the Team Believe page. {above on the menu}

The drawing will be held on Saturday May 11, 2019. You may make donations anytime between now and then. Please use your name on the Komen page, that way I can have a record of your donation and accurately manage your tickets . Thank you so much!

The Komen North Texas {Dallas} race will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at The Star in Frisco Texas. The link to my Komen page is below and it is also on the Team Believe page.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart….

Love you.


Team Believe/Thinking Pink

Yesterday, I registered My Larry and myself for the 2019 Komen North Texas Race. It will be held at “The Star” in Frisco, Texas on May 18, 2019. This is my annual renewal of dedication & promise and to encourage “Early Detection”…plus a 5K. Please find the link to my Komen page above.

I honestly don’t know if I will auction/raffle anything off this year. My thinking cap has been on strike some time now. All suggestions are welcome. {Please}

Photo: Vintage Team Believe shirt

Excuse the wrinkles, but I dug an old Team Believe shirt out of the closet this morning. The new Team believe shirts will be much like this one, but a little different. They will be available to order {from the T-shirt Company} in a few weeks. I will let you know the details after the prototypes are complete.

The Photo below is of the back of the vintage Tee. This is my original design and I entered it into a contest years ago. I did not win, but the people who sponsored the contest decided to use the design and profit from my work. I know that entering a contest relinquishes my copyright but…crap. I just hate when that happens.

Photo: Back of vintage tee

Please support finding a cure for breast cancer by a donation, prayers , walking the 5K with Team Believe {or any team} and by having your annual mammogram.

If perhaps you are going through this difficult disease, I am always here to help.. Email me at:

A forever thank you goes to my friends who have been such an amazing support during treatment and even now. I love and adore you all.

Love you beyond the pink.