the one in ten auction is now taking place on ebay. my contribution can be found here, but make certain you check here for all the other wonderful things to be had. it is for a lovely cause and ends friday morning so don't delay.....
the one in ten
auction will begin august 19th, on ebay, offering wonderful items,
created by a wonderful community. contributing my 'felt and floss' quilt
to the effort feels good.
the following is why... written by erieann lorsung of her mother's struggle.
On June 4, an aneurysm on an arteriovenous malformation in my mother's
cerebellum ruptured, causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding
between the brain and skull). Blood also collected in the center of her
brain and caused a stroke. She was in the ICU for 3.5 weeks, then in
physical and occupational therapy (inpatient) for 1.5 weeks.
We were told by the doctors only a week ago that one in ten
people survive this. Very few people are expected to recover. My mom
has astounded her doctors and therapists with her tenacity, her
strength, and the progress she has already made and continues to make.
She has diminished function in her left side and has lost her hearing
in her left ear. She is expected to make a complete recovery within a year, for which we are unspeakably grateful.
Although my mother does have some health insurance, a pre-existing
condition makes it such that the insurance she does have will not cover
things like this. My dear friend Shana suggested an auction of handmade
things to help cover my mom's medical bills.
The making community is incredibly supportive, kind, loving. I've been
borne up by your comments and prayers over the past 5 weeks. My family
and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
step by step instructions for covering a metal button....
i have also made a little slide show of the tutorial. get there by cutting and pasting this link...