Friday, April 8, 2011

Fundraiser Creation!

I was approached by one of my relatives who is on the Board with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless about donating for an upcoming fundraiser.

This focal piece is a huge unique rough chunk of pink opal that is mainly dark gray in color. I paired it with rose quartz, black obsidian and gunmetal (to complement the gray on the pendant). The winner is going to have a one of a kind creation sure to receive many compliments (I hope)!

The fundraiser is called "What's in the Bag" and is a handbag/accessories theme! I'm sure the female attendees will love this fundraiser!

The weather is gorgeous this weekend! I have all sort of lilies, tulips and irises working their way out of the ground! So far crocuses are all that is blooming:

These are really sweet...petite sized. I do have some leaf clean up to take care of though!!!

Thank you Lu from Crocheted Little Things for picking my blog for this fun questionnaire!

~*!*~List of Fours~*!*~

1. Four shows that you watch:
~ Mad Men
~ Breaking Bad
~ Glee
~ Celebrity Apprentice

2. Four things you are passionate about:
~ laughter
~ travelling
~ jewelry
~ cooking

3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:
~ whozejigger (a family word, no idea how to spell this! it is a term used to describe an item....any item)
~ seriously?
~ that's crazy!
~ I love pizza.

4. Four things you've learned from the past:
~ It's easiest to go with the flow and accept things as they come!
~ I have an anxiety problem.
~ Go with my gut!
~ Enjoy the little things in life.

5. Four places you would like to go:
I have been fortunate enough to have travelled a bit in my 20s so I have seen some great places. Still on my list are:
~ The Grand Canyon (I want to ride a donkey down like the Bradys)
~ Barcelona (my friend attempted to visit here twice, but the first time the cruise line we were booked on folded and the second time was the day of the bombing in Madrid...ended up in London that time)
~ Africa for a safari
~ Hawaii

6. Four things you did yesterday:
~ chores
~ went to the gym
~ had dinner with my friends
~ discovered a local wine bar with my man

7. Four things you are looking forward to:
~ going to sleep tonight after a perfect weekend
~ my next vacation (although not planned)
~ looking forward to the day when I am sharing a house with more than 2 cats...human interaction would be nice in the household
~ retirement

8. Four things you love about Winter:
I really dislike winter so this is difficult to answer!
~ homemade soups
~ sweaters
~ snow days (rare for an adult but I did have a couple this year!)
~ being near a fireplace

Until next week! ~Val


  1. I enjoyed reading the answers to the questionnaire! It's fun to learn things about other people!

    I am sure your jewelry piece will gets lots of ohh's and ahh's!

    Hope you week starts wonderfully!

  2. That focal stone is FABULOUS! (I know I use that word alot, but it's true!) You always amaze me, Val.

    Spring is definitely here, thank goodness. So, you don't have to be optimistic about winter for another whole year. :)


  3. You're very welcome!

    Love your fundraiser pieces! I'm sure the winner will treasure them for a long time!

  4. The necklace pandant it is sooooo nice!!

    Many kisses,


  5. Very pretty creations! The focal is amazing. Sounds like a really fun fundraiser... great idea. Your answers were funny and made me think. I don't like winter either... but soup is a favorite!

  6. love the straighforwardness of the black and white pallete on the necklaces. lovely!

  7. I enjoyed too reading about your comments. It's nice to know what people value :o)
    Me too , I go with the flow and just accept what happens, and sometimes that takes you further.
    Thanks for sharing this.


  8. Hi Val, what lovely jewelry. I'm with you, I dislike winter so much that I cannot really find anything good to say about it.


  9. Thank you for all your wonderful comments. :) ~Val


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