Thanks to everyone who generously bid on the beadwork challenge piece that I auctioned off to help with Andrews medical bills.
There is a winner and she has been notified! As in the case of my Bellmabel freeform bracelet, the winner is someone I know, so I am thrilled with this piece going to a good home. Update, and the winner is Jamie Poorman Dulski! I had the pleasure of meeting Jamie first when I taught for the Kentucky girls and again in Lake Tahoe at last years Bead Unique retreat. I am honored that she liked the necklace and of course thrilled to be passing on the very generous proceeds to Andrew.
Another bidder, wishing to remain anonymous, graciously gave me the amount of her bid whether or not she won, and I will be sending her a kit from my collection with the balance going to Andrew.
And now I'm off to finish up all the last minute details for my trip to Australia! Mark will be staying home with Miss Maya so it will be along time apart. We hope to be able to Skype a few times during the stay, although I can tell you Miss Maya is not one of those dogs who watches TV or reacts to her owners voice on the phone. So she is unlikely to be impressed by my presence on the computer screen, however I suspect Mark and I will enjoy being in touch.
I leave tonight, I land Wednesday morning in Australia. I'll be in touch!