A Generous Monday

Today was a hectic but good Monday.  Monday, good?  Hectic yes… but good?

It actually was a pretty decent day.   Today we started our bi-annual “teacup” auction for the American Cancer Society, we have at work for the employees to participate in.  My morning was filled with setting it up.

When I first heard of a “teacup” auction, I visualized a lot of pretty teacups sitting out for auction. 

That’s not exactly how it goes.   We take in donations from our employees and some suppliers, for the auction and I use recycled cardboard boxes from work to collect tickets.  Tickets are sold and the buyer puts a ticket or tickets in the box for the item they are interested in.

This teacup auction had enough donations to have 57 different groupings, taking up 5 tables.

The donations were everything from live plants to items from Professional football and baseball teams.

Here are a few pics of some of the stuff turned in. 

Someone made a birdhouse .  There is also a bookmark that is embroidered.
This box gets filled up every time!  Go figure.  🙂
 One of our pro-athlete donations
A cute embroidered diaper (part of a set)
A cedar book shelf and a small cedar chest, made by an employee’s spouse.
Small table… 
Can you believe it was made out of scrap pallets from the back of the plant?!
We usually get some pretty good stuff to raise money with.  I think we will do good this auction.  I will post how much we raise later in the week.  We will have the drawing on Friday.
This evening I reached one of my goals for this week.   
 I finished the star block for the Quilts of Valor project.  
I will mail it off tomorrow.
 In Closing…

The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.
Psalm 34:7

God bless and keep you,


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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.