Monday, August 3, 2009

What an afternoon at the auction!

I'm sharing just a few pictures (more will come tomorrow) including the boobie bowl, made by yours truly. The auction was not as well attended as I wanted and it scared me - I thought uh oh less people, no money. But we raised an amazing $1,440.50 for breast cancer research!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My friend Dawn stepped in at the last minute, volunteering to be auctioneer, and my BFF Trudy played Vanna White, carring the bras around and semi-modeling some. Some of the stories with the bras were stunning....and moving....and inspiring. For more pictures, you can go to Here's more:

These are retired badges from former girls scouts, submitted by a current GS leader on behalf of all her little girls who have yet to get their boobies.
Carolyn did this exquisite tiled bra....

And this one represents several: lots of frills, buttons, bows, jewels. Just plain fun!

The weekend with my friends - laughing, hugging - was just what I need to chase the blues away. And we are such a party crowd, there are TWO more gatherings this coming weekend: a birthday party and a wedding party - so I get to see them all again!!!

More pictures tomorrow - I'm still trying to catch up from being away all weekend. Stopped at Home Depot on the way home and bought eight gazillion floor tiles for my kitchen, a new kitchen sink and hardware, new blinds for the bedroom, new curtain rod for the kitchen and a new living room rug. And I still have $70 left on the gift card all my dear friends gave me when I moved away. Now I'll have a bit of each of them in nearly every room in my house!

I'm interviewing the head of the Down East Community Hospital today and a group that is expanding their processing ability to market organic blueberries - the market is growing rapidly. Work, work, work. Gotta admit, I love it.


Dawn Fortune said...

you're thinking of tiling that floor? I predict difficulty and disappointment in your near future!

What fun we had at the auction, though. I put pictures of the bras up on my facebook page. I couldn't remember the names of each one or who made them, but I did my best to label them all.


Libby's Library said...

Please don't work too hard. Sounds like you're going to be up to your neck in DIY...
Why don't you have a work party and invite all those generous friend to come help you?

I'm gonna go check out the bras now:-)

Lili said...

Sorry we missed the auction...we were actually out showing property on Sat. And I so wanted to see all those creations...glad for the money it raised even with low attendance!

Becky said...

Glad the auction went well despite the turnout. You have got some serious projects lined up. An amazing woman is all I can say as you take on these tasks!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

That tiled bra is the coolest thing.

From someone who has battled breast cancer, I appreciate and applaud your efforts and am so grateful.