A wonderful quilt blogger, Rachel of Stitched In Color, has recently given birth to her third child – baby girl Eleni. After complications during birth, Eleni has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The community is organizing a support effort via an auction on Instagram (@AuctionForEleni #auctionforeleni) on March 14th and 15th.
My cousin in law, a preteen girl full of smiles and a zesty personality, has cerebral palsy with a low functioning expression. I cannot grasp what this means, emotionally, for her parents; how it altered their lives. But now, as a newbie mom, with the challenges of a baby’s first months so fresh in my memory, I understand a little better.
I’m donating two pairs of earrings to the Auction for Eleni. To bid, 1) sign in with your Instagram account on May 14th, 15th; 2) check out the items posted by @AuctionForEleni; 3) comment with your bids under the photos of the items you want; 4) persons with winning bids will be contacted after auction close with a Paypal invoice and details for receiving the item.
Slim Twilight Earrings
This nuanced pair features a grape-like cluster of earthy colored tourmalines, iridescent labradorites, and chocolate smoky quartz. Light and sophisticated, they add a calming presence to brightly colored outfits. Place your bids HERE on March 14th and 15th.
These fun and versatile earrings feature a bright sky blue cascade of aquamarine. Arranged in a graduating cluster, like grapes on a vine, each gemstone stem combines a smooth chip and faceted rondelles, resulting in a fuller earring body with a leafy sparkling texture. Place your bids HERE on March 14th and 15th.
Take a minute to oggle the donated fabric and handmade items!
Here are some handmade quilts and crafts that have caught my eye.