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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. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!


  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.