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.
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.
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.
Peggy 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.
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.
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.
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.
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