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More lovely people with more talent than I…

More lovely people with more talent than I…

April 22, 2007

People with great big hearts.

My dear friend Stacy, Jurgen Nation, is a wonderful photographer. It is her shoe photo in my header image. She is donating one of her photos matted and framed. Again all you need is a hammer and a nail and you will have a wonderful piece of art. She offers four from which the person can chose one. Here are her descriptions of the photographs and why she chose them, which makes them even more poignant.

I chose this one because of the name and subject, “Wish.” It symbolizes hope and optimism, which are things I know all of us feel for Heather.

I chose this one to signify strength in the face of the unknown:

I chose this one because, though it’s stark and cold, we’re all behind Heather through it all:

and this one, because the sun can illuminate even the ugliest of things, making everything brighter and full of hope

Be sure to click on those links and see her work. Amazing.

My friend Jenniffer is donating homemade biscotti. She will make it to order, with whatever flavorings you enjoy. biscotti

She is the most amazing cook. Seriously, my husband wishes he was married to her whenever I show him photos of her food. I wish I were married to her, or at the very least her next door neighbor so I could conveniently drop by at dinnertime every night. You can see some of her food photos here They look like they belong in a magazine.

Carmen, from Mom to the Screaming Masses, is donating one of her fantabulous tie dye shirts. My daughter has a tie dye dress Carmen made and she gets complements on it all the time. Also, if you want to be inspired, check out Carmen’s new blog The Elff Diet
where she writes about her amazing 60lb weight loss.

Jenny from Three Kid Circus is donating a $25 giftcard to amazon. The possibilities are endless, truly since amazon seems to sell everything AND the kitchen sink.

And the Mommybloggers is donating a gift basket, The Ready for Summer Tootsies.
pedicure kit How much would your feet love to that!

Rachel, from Gaggle of Girls, is donating a necklace and earring set that she and her three girls made.
I was lucky enough to receive a set as a present from Rachel last week and my daughter got a personalized bracelet. She does not have one of those common names that lends itself to finding personalized items. I was so touched by her generosity. Not to mention that they are beautiful.

love jewelry

is donating a gift basket of her handmade goatmilk soaps that she sells at her esty shop. They sounds fabulous. I am a sucker for nice soap. The winner can pick their choice of 4 different soaps and they will arrive in a gift basket. If I had these at my house I would forbid my boys from using them. They just don’t appreciate soap. Or cleanliness for that matter.

handmade goatmilk soap

The Sarcastic Journalist is donating a set of handmade notecards. I saw photos of her cards that she made for Christmas and I was in awe of her crafty talent.

Jessica, from Kerflop, is donating something to be determined once she returns home from her weekend away. And from being harassed by me. Emails I sent like: Didja get my email? or, Are you ignoring me? I will not be ignored. or, Don’t make me go get your bunny. I kid. Maybe. I had no idea people go away without their computers. fanning myself

Angela, from Fluid Pudding is donating a handmade felted vase. Have you seen this woman’s knitting? Beautiful. I just had the felted vase explained to me too, by the way, I was thinking how can wool hold water? Wouldn’t it leak and leave a big sloppy wet mark on my table? WOuldn’t the whole vase collapse like a limp sweater? But now I understand it is a gorgeous decorative cover for a glass vase. or GASP for some silk flowers. Just pretty please promise me that if you use silk flowers they will look like flowers that actually occur in nature.

Yvonne, from Joy Unexpected, is donating a candle set. Can a person have too many candles? I say NO, you can not. Especially if you live in a house with lots of smelly boy people.

Debbie has a special donation for people living in the UK. Anyone living in the UK can pick any item from her store. The little smock is so cute it kills me.

Kelly, from Girl on a Mission is donating a lovely bracelet from her online store, Celebrate! Designs. She describes it as jewelry which reflects your personal statement of faith. I describe it as pretty.

believe god bracelet

Tracy, who doesn’t have a blog, lives in Germany so if you win her donation expect to wait a bit longer to receive it, makes reversible little girl bonnets. When she showed me photos of them I squealed, fondly remembering my days when I was obsessed with Little House on the Prairie.


I don’t know many little girls who wouldn’t love to have an old fashioned bonnet.

Shazia is donating an intro to web development class, valued at $300. The description from the website says: “Learn xhtml and css with hands-on projects, including a blog, web store, forum and a personal portfolio. Online Format, Hands-on Lessons & Projects, 10 weeks.” Wow!!! How many of us are clueless and wish we weren’t. This would be such an amazing learning experience. I am tucking this one in the back of my brain for my son who wants to learn to do these things.

Posted by Chris @ 11:40 pm  

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  1. Military Mommy says:

    Oh.My.Word at the donations. Wow. Lots of people have really shown their kindness in the midst of tragedy. Just breathtakingly beautiful!


  2. Susan says:

    My faith in the human race has officially been restored.

  3. Chris says:

    The Web development class…I would gladly pay for that one. I’m such a blog nerd. Great job though putting all this stuff together for Heather. I’m impressed, you get my vote for “good people”. I’m on my way over now to do my part. Seriously, it is so sweet of you to take this on. ;)

  4. Heather says:

    Wow! The generosity of your readers amazes me!

  5. Liza says:

    you’ve got some very talented, generous, wonderful friends! Thank you all for your donations. Like you, I do not know Heather personally but I am blessed by her courage and faith, and so I support her.
    Thanks again everyone.

  6. Carolynn says:

    There are a lot of very talanted and generous people our there. I have read some of the links to Heather that you have put up Chris, and having a terminal illness myself I know exactly what it is like to be faced with this type of thing. I am truly amazed at her strength to not only have gone what she has gone through with Emma but to now face her own problems as well and to keep her faith is so amazing.

    Thankyou to both yourself Chris (whom I also think is amazing) and to all those generous souls out there, it renews your faith in the fact that the world can be a knid and generous place to be.

    Love to All from CJ

  7. Holly Smith says:

    I’m with Chris! I would gladly pay for lessons! I was just thinking this weekend of taking a class and I’d love to design my own page.

    WOW! What wonder-full people! I’m so very proud of their giving hearts…may it cause many to love on Heather.

    Thank you, friend, for all you do!
    I loved the “Maw-nin!” story. I thought of the name of God “Yah” your son’s name for love…how cool is that? From the mouth of babes…
    Blessings on you!

  8. The Wooden Porch says:

    How cool! That bonnet is adorable! My daughter and I have been watching Little House on the Prairie on DVD. I wish there was something cool I could make to donate.

  9. CPA Mom and Soccer Mom Angela says:

    I am late to the party, but I have donated. I donated “chai” so that in giving “chai” I am “giving life.” May God bless Heather and her angels (you, Karen, BooMama, etc) in her time of need.

  10. cristen says:

    wow–i want to WIN.

  11. deborah says:

    Let me whip up something for you! I make jewelry for fun. Just let me know where to send it. I’ll get on it today, take a pic and get it on there for you! Deborah

  12. boomama says:

    Well, this is WAY earlier than I planned to start with the crying today. Bless all you sweet people - I am blown away by your open hearts and your generosity.


  13. Sarah says:

    Does Tracy sell those bonnets? I would really like to buy one from her…