The stole was a hit. Well, with me at least. It turned out to be a bit too warm to wear it all night long. I had on a 3/4 length sleeve that night, and the auction was in an historic mansion just down the street. It got a bit warm. I wore it to and from the car, and around my shoulders, but not splayed over to show off the pattern. I’d have roasted! Very warm!

Here it is on me as we left the house. I know I look like a goof, but I always laugh when my mother takes the pictures, cause she’s even more non-techie than I am! A rarity in today’s world!

The auction was a huge success. We were very pleased. The whole bidding of the thing was very dramatic, and like we were in a soap opera. We thought bidding was going to end at $950. We didn’t see the woman who has historically gotten the class projects. Since her family moved away from the area AGAIN this year, I assumed we wouldn’t see her and the bidding would be between the parents in the class who either wanted it for their child or wanted it for the teacher (who, by the way, was bidding by proxy). Just when the emcee was counting down, saying “$950 going once, $950 going twice, . . .” out of the corner of the room, we heard “$1,000”!!!

And there she was. We couldn’t believe it!

The bidding went back and forth and back again between a couple different people, but the Head of School even got in on the act! Finally, a couple THOUSAND dollars later, the bidding ended at $5,200.00!!! We were floored, and the whole room stood up to applaud the craziness, I mean CHARITY of the woman behind it! The poor emcee had to get a glass of water! She was exhausted!

I was quite happy that my mother’s efforts had paid off so well for the school that I completely forgot I had bid for the cutest little beaded bag, and forgot to pay for it that night. I have it now, but want to get this posted, so I’ll take pics of it later and post again then.

For now, take a look at the Cha-Cha Clapotis my mother has already finished for the assistant in my son’s class. I still need to finish up the one for his actual teacher, but I’m more than halfway there so no worries! If I can do a wing in two weeks, I can do half a Clap!


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8 Responses to Whee!

  1. Nik says:

    that stole is very nice. you’ve got a great smile, girl.

  2. Adrienne says:

    It’s gorgeous and you do not look like a goof! LOL You have a beautiful smile!

  3. Jenny says:

    It’s gorgeous! I love the way it drapes on your shoulders. So pretty! That is AMAZING about the auction!

  4. del says:

    You look GREAT in that stole. Wonderful job.

  5. Robin says:

    The stole looks great!! I don’t think you look like a goof at all -I like that picture of you!

  6. Heather says:

    W.O.W. isn’t it nice to know that there are some people who have it to spend and spend it on something great- like education… and not just that of their own kids! Huge hug to you and your mom for all that work, without which there would have been nothing to bid upon. And while I am writing a novel, how gorgeous are you?!?! The stole is fab and you look so happy. *sigh* thanks for brightening my day.

  7. Pam says:

    I am just so proud of all the talent in my family. Maybe I can get my favorite Cousin and Aunt to do something for my school too…Hint, Hint…SMILE…You look very pretty in your wonderful creation…keep it up.

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