Not me. My Mom.
I'm a California girl... mostly. With quite a few other places thrown in... to the point that one of my classmates in grad school commented that I often spoke like a "Texas Valley girl". The "valley" being Southern California. Like totally.
But as usual, I digress.
My Mom was born and raised in Palisades Park, New Jersey, and went to Leonia High School. She'll wring my neck if I tell you when she graduated so ixnay on that. Her sister, and her nephew and his family still live there and like most folks, we worried about them during Hurricane Sandy. We were relieved and happy to learn - a few days later - that they were all safe and had fared well.
Not everyone was so fortunate so we did what many folks did, we made donations to the Red Cross and hoped that it would help. We tried to think of what else we could do because even though the news has moved on to other things, there is still a lot that needs to be done to get way too lives back to some new kind of normal.
While I was moving quilts around and re-organizing, I had an idea... and then I saw something on eBay that would make actually doing it a whole lot easier. Like totally cool.
I have a lot of quilts. I have like way more quilts that I will ever use or need in my lifetime. I expect I'll make more quilts in the coming years so maybe if I sold a few of my quilts with the proceeds going to the Red Cross, it might do a little teeny bit to help.
So this Friday, I'm going to list a couple of quilts on eBay. I'll post the links to the auctions then - I just wanted to let you know what I was going to do... if you were interested.
These are the quilts I'm going to be listing...
Message in a Bottle.
There will be more pictures on eBay - including a few close-ups - but I think it's a pretty good bet that while there will be more, they probably won't be "better".
All of the quilts have been washed and used for quilt samples, meaning that they have traveled and been displayed but never used on a bed or table, etc. They come from a smoke-free home but obviously not a pet-free home.
If the quilt was appraised, I will include the appraisal form with the quilt. And I will pay for all the shipping costs.
Payment will be done via PayPal and the money will go directly to the Red Cross. The only thing I'll get is your mailing address.
And yes, my Mom said that as long as I wasn't selling Birdseye, it was okay.
So I'll be back on Friday - really. This Friday - not the one in three weeks.