Monday, August 25, 2008

Silent Auction for NieNie (Closed)

The Nielson Family, our prayers are with you!

Don't forget to visit Design Mom for other amazing auctions. All helping to raise funds for Stephanie and her family.

UP FOR AUCTION

"Sleepyheads"

Shhhh! Momma Owl is trying to get all her little owls to settle down, for the moon is waining, and the sun will soon be ready to say hello. She is reading her little one's their favorite book, Goodnight Moon. Looks like little brother has already fallen asleep from a busy night of hide and go seek and lightning bug races. Good luck Momma Owl, those other two look like real night owls. (sorry guy's, I couldn't help myself)

Up for auction is the original painting "Sleepyheads" in this lovely wooden frame. This is an original painting (not a print) using watercolors and acrylic paints. The size is 5"x 7" and the painting is mounted on coordinating acid free scrapbooking paper.


Stephanie and Christian and their beautiful family


I just visited Kathleen's lovely blog, Grosgrain, and found out the most heart breaking events that have happened to the family of Stephanie from the very well know blog The NieNie Dialogues. Stephanie and her husband Christian were in a plane crash two weeks ago. From what I understand Stephanie received burns over 80% of her body and her husband received burns on over 30% of his body. It is speculated that the medical bills will soar to the upper thousands if not millions. I am touched by Kathleen's kindness. She has decided to auction off one of her beautiful handmade dresses. Although I am new to the NieNie Dialogues ( I found them through Grosgrains links) I feel the need to help out in any way possible. I have decided to follow in Kathleen's footsteps and host a silent auction also.

Instead of hosting a giveaway this week, I am going to put one of my original illustrations up for auction. To purchase the painting, just leave your bid in the comment section. Check back often. If you would like to increase your bid, just leave another comment with your new amount. Bidding will end on Sunday August 31st at 12 pm my time. The painting will go to the highest bidder. The money will go straight to a fund set up to help the family with all the upcoming expenses. 

I will be keeping this sweet family in my prayers. I pray that they both have a speedy recovery.

I would like to thank Kathleen for passing all this information along. I hope she doesn't mind that I used the images from her blog to put on this post. If you want to find out more information on ways that you as a fellow blogger can help, please visit C Jane (Stephanie's sister's blog) for more details.

14 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Summer- This is so kind of you! I heard about this tragedy and am keeping the family in my prayers... I will start the bidding at $10. It's certainly worth MUCH more, though.:-) Lori

Grosgrain Kathleen said...

Oh, this is adorable! I will bid $15. I also wanted to recommend to you to email DesignMom at:
gabrielle@designmom.com
about your auction because on Thursday she is writing a post and listing all the blogs that are participating. She gets pretty good traffic so it's a great way to get the word out!

Heather said...

This is so Nie...I think she would love it. She has been a daily read for me for the past 2 years. She is in our prayers and this will help them so much.

I will bid $20~

Shay said...

Oh Summer~ How wonderful for you to post this, so kind. I'm off to read more and find ways I can help as well!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with this family. Shay

La Donna Welter said...

I will also keep this family in my prayers.


I will bid $25

La Donna

goose and bear said...

I found this auction from the link on DesignMom. I'll bid $30.

Heather said...

I'll bid $40....so sweet of you to do this~!

La Donna Welter said...

You are so welcome....and I thank you!
La Donna

Amy R. said...

Hey Summer, this is Amy, your fall swap partner. I got an email from you awhile back and have not heard back from you. Did you get my email? I just wanted to touch base with you and find out more about you and what you like. You can email me at athomeamy@bellsouth.net or on my blog crapemyrtlecottage.blogspot.com
thanks! Amy

BecksRoom said...

$45
rebeccamoore17(at)hotmail(dot)com

KKJD1 said...

oh wow, I will be praying for this precious family. thanks for sharing this with us. Blessings, Karen

FamiLee said...

Congrats on the Pumpkin Bag from Calamity Jane's Cottage! I am glad that I found your blog. You really are artful! I need to read more....

Tricia said...

Congratulations on your win.

Elissa said...

i am just getting back in the swing of checking blogs and just hearing about this family... also over at grosgrain. what a LOVELY painting you did for the auction and a great way to use your talents.