The power of the blog! I'm so excited to be able to help out with this cause. Some might raise an eye to the idea of being excited about this, but think about it - Stephanie and her family have been handed a blow. It will change thier life, but they will grow from it. And we get to help and watch the progress! It's pretty cool to be able to use your blog to help touch someone's life. I had never been to Stephanie's blog until her accident started popping up all over blogland, but after reading her past posts, I just see her as the type of person that isn't going to sit around and mope about what has been handed to her. Press forward. In case you haven't seen, today has been officially dubbed Nie Nie day and everyone who wants to can auction off something on their blog to go to Stephanie's family. It is a silent auction-bid in the comments. I am auctioning off one Cupcake Pincushion, made by me with my own two hands. I have had endless requests to sell these since I shared them for the first time a year ago. I have never sold one, knowing that I could not keep up with the requests and not wanting to pick and choose who to sell them to. But for this cause, I will do it. :) Bidding will start at $25 and go up in increments of $5. Bidding will end Tuesday at Midnight, MST. I will email the winning bidder and have them deposit the funds into a paypal account. (Either mine or the account set aside for this cause-I'm not sure of the specifics yet.) I will ship the cupcake worldwide, with a bonus collection of goodies for the winner.
A little more info:
This is the High Calorie version (the pattern will be printed in High Cal and Low Cal size)
This is the cupcake that was photographed for the instructions of the pattern so it's a bit of a collector's item.
This Cupcake Pincushion stands approximately 6 inches tall and is approximately 6 inches wide in the center.
It is a combination of quilting weight cottons and wool felt.
I will sign the bottom of it if you'd like but you're going to have to ask because I feel very strange offering my signature. ;)
And if you would like to read a little more about Nie, read here..