One in Ten

It’s vacation bible school week here and we’re busy, busy, busy. I’m in charge of crafts for 200+ children and it’s taking a lot of my time. I’m also working on a collaboration project with Papa for Eireann‘s auction to help her parents with recent medical expenses. Her mother recently suffered a stroke and according to the doctors is very lucky to still be among us. The medical bills have been a source of worry for Eireann and her family so she’s organized an auction of items donated by friends to help defray the costs.


I was 25 years old when my Dad had a heart attack and I understand how standing in the hospital, listening to what the doctor is saying about your young parent can paralyze you with fear. We were doubly fortunate in that my father recovered fully — after they put in six stents –and he was well covered by health insurance. There are a lot of great artists contributing to the auction — A LOT — and I have to say it’s making me feel rather inadequate actually. Self-doubt aside though I am working on a deadline — the bidding starts August 19 — so I better get back to it.


8 Responses to “One in Ten”

  1. 1 Lisa K. July 24, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    I signed up last Friday to donate something to the auction. Little did I know I’d only have until tomorrow to send a photograph! Gotta go now, to finish binding my little contribution!

  2. 2 sally July 24, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    We have VBS this week as well. But I think we’ll be lucky if we have 30 children! Good luck!! =)

    I’m finishing up my auction item right now! =)

  3. 3 Melissa July 24, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    My Grandpa had 7 heart attacks before he passed and my bestfriend’s dad died at the age of 49 from one. Health is something we shouldn’t take for granted. What I great cause! Wish I would have known to donate something sooner. Guess I’ll just have to shop!

  4. 4 eireann July 25, 2007 at 1:03 am

    those fabrics are just beautiful. i know what you will make will be lovely, too.


  5. 5 Alicia A. July 25, 2007 at 1:35 am

    You’ll do fine- I’m sure of it. You’re just as talented!

  6. 6 molly July 25, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    i can’t wait to see what you make. you are a wonderful crafter. it will be wonderful!

  7. 7 sheree July 27, 2007 at 2:18 am

    Great bundle of fabrics you chose! I am looking forward to seeing what you and papa put together–I know it will be great! 🙂

    It is a sad story with the insurance, but a happy one in that her mom has made it through and is recovering. I also experienced something similar with my 1.5 yrs ago and we are soooo amazed and grateful she has recovered and that the insurance covered things–I can’t imagine the added stress of having to worry about all of that as well–just can’t imagine. So I will be praying the auctions do really well. It is great to see so many wonderful artists coming together on this.


  8. 8 amandajean July 27, 2007 at 11:26 am

    ok, so I just had to laugh at your sentence…I am in charge of crafts for 200+ kids, so that is taking a lot of my time…I just can’t imagine!!! Hope it is going well. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the auction.

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