Monday, August 25, 2014

He'd Give The Shirt Off His Back

Would YOU give the shirt off your back to help someone in need? My hope is that the answer is a resounding YES......

It is once again time for a new Shirt Off His Back Quilt...........this time I am looking for COWBOYS to donate a shirt for a quilt that will benefit a family in need through the Hatcher Wheatly foundation here in Southeast Idaho. It is such a worthy cause, and I am blessed to be a part of it, if only in this small capacity.

Since it has been a few years since I began making a yearly quilt to donate, I thought it would be good to go back to the beginning and let you know why this is an important project for me. 

September marks the anniversary of losing a beautiful daughter to cancer. She fought valiantly. We were scared and we were proud of her and we didn't know what to do.

When I was asked several years ago to be a part of a team for Relay for Life I had no idea that being on the team meant that I had to do a fundraiser! Tossing and turning and searching for sleep, I went over and over in my head the things that I might be able to do to raise money. I wondered what my husband......(who by the way.....couldn't ever seem to talk about his feelings too much about how he was dealing with this huge blow......) would have or could have done to save his daughter. The thought came to me that he would have given "The shirt off his back" to save her........I woke him in the middle of the night and told him that I was going to call some guys and ask if they would "give the shirts of their backs to cure cancer!" That was the only plan I had......the next morning I got on the phone and began the next couple of days I had managed to reach about 138 guys and asked for their shirts. They started pouring in. Along with the stories of loss and grief and fear. Tears were shed and I was a changed woman......Fortunately for me, I also belong to a quilt group and have had tremendous help along the way!!!

I have made one quilt a year and have not just donated the proceeds from the Relay for Life quilt, but also one for the Pocatello Free Clinic and St. Baldrick's foundation who raises money to address specifically children's cancer.

If you can donate a cowboy shirt or if you know someone who can, please please me at 208-251-4984.......

Thank you beyond words............


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WildHare Vintage Flea

Wow......we spent a day at the new venue for the WildHare Vintage Flea!!! Marking spaces, trying to figure out how to turn on the goodness for a good friend who doesn't mind cleaning toilets! AND.......about 20 of the vendors started moving in!!

Tomorrow, Thursday we will be filled to the brim with eager vendors just waiting for the doors to open up on Friday.........well, they won't just be sitting there waiting.......they will be filling their spaces with the best merchandise for your shopping pleasure! Then.....they will wait for Friday!

The facebook contests are over......Lots of winners lots of Early Birds will get to come to the Vintage Flea an hour early on Friday......some won a T-shirt and tickets.....some won tickets.....and tonight a couple of lucky folks left comments on a post and won tickets and WildHare Bucks!!! Friday will be a big day. If you didn't win, you are welcome to come to the Vintage Flea on Friday at 9:00 am and admission will only be $5.00. At 10:00 when the general public is coming in admission will be just $2.00. The old adage still holds true though....."The Early Bird Gets the Worm!!!"

In the should probably follow me on Facebook at WildHare FleaMarkets and Estate Sales. You will never have to miss another WildHare event!!!

Friday hours 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday hours 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck.....right next to Herbergers............

The Pocatello/Chubbuck Chamber Chiefs will be there for a ribbon cutting at 2:00 pm.......that is always a fun little come on down!

Can't wait.......but I am soooooooo tired.......I am calling it a day! (Of course, once I get to lay down, I will have thousand things running through my head) Nighty night all........

Monday, January 20, 2014

WildHare Vintage Flea

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WildHare Vintage Flea!!!

March 21st and 22nd, 2014
Friday 10 - 7 and Saturday 10-5


Stay tuned......there will be ways to get in an hour early on plan for a babysitter.....get those kids to school or call in "well" and make a date......Someone said on her FB post....set your calendars! At first I thought that was kind of funny.....then it occurred to me that we really do set our calendars. I forget how high tech I really am!!!

The Vintage Flea will be held in the Pine Ridge Mall this spring! Just think......we will have heat....lights....all indoors and all on one floor......lots of vendors...tons of is right next door to Herbergers.....You will be able to find AMAZING stuff....I promise....wait till you see the list of is mind boggling what these people find to bring to you!!! They spend months out picking and gathering and fixing up and painting and recycling and upcycling and planning their spaces.......

Admission is still just $2.00 and that will get you in for both days!!! Kids 12 and under are free.........

I can't wait.