Smiles All Around

The girls and I are all smiles tonight. It looks as if the auction will net over $17,000. I want to say big thank yous to:

  • my daughters for taking an idea I had and organizing and running a great auction. They gracefully survived a major bump in the road at the beginning.
  • the artists who generously contributed their work and the shipping costs (in most cases).
  • the buyers who were extremely generous in their bidding, making this auction an overwhelming success.
  • the friends who donated money to the cause to help defray the E-bay and PayPal fees. You rock!!
  • blogging friends who cheered us on and gave us hope. You rock, too.

I couldn’t get back in the studio today, so I putzed around upstairs and accomplished very little other than working on the auction numbers. It was very exciting early this afternoon when I realized that we had enough donations to cover our extra costs. The person who is paying $760 for my little aspen quilt has not paid yet, so I do not know who it is or where it is going.

Mr C has finished installing my new energy efficient sliding glass door and we can already feel a difference. I have better light, too, because I had sheets of styrofoam up against the door to try to keep the cold air out. I should have taken a before picture ?Ǩ it was not pretty.

I am going to try very hard to have something artsy to show you tomorrow.

6 Responses to “Smiles All Around”

  1. Jane Ann says:

    You and your girls are formidable women! What you put together was amazing and I’m thrilled for your success. You must be so gratified. What a nice example and thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. terry grant says:

    Well, I’m thrilled too, but I have to tell you, that picture of the smiling pig is the freakiest thing I have ever seen!

  3. Dorothee says:

    OK, so the excitement continues … let me know when the highest bidder paid. Otherwise, I might take the frame planning a bit too far because the spot for it to hang has already been chosen!

  4. teri says:

    I am so happy! Can’t wait to find out who bought mine (and the final price paid- nothing close to what your quilt and Kristin’s brought).

    Yes, the girls did a wonderful job!!


  5. Reva says:

    Congratulations again, Gerrie and the girls!

    I agree with Terry; that pig photo is seriously disturbing. I’d ask where you got it, but I don’t think I really want to know.

  6. terry grant says:

    Ah, Gerrie, did we intimidate you into removing the wierd pig picture? It was freaky, but it did catch one’s attention and make you wonder what you were going to say!