Monday, September 29, 2008

Housework Complete

OK, so technically, my housework is not complete but my beadwork house is! I hope to have a few hours this evening to complete the background. If all goes well, I will post it completed tomorrow and then I can tell you it's significance.

I'm happy to report that the purse I told you about last time which I made for the Japanese Embroidery Center fundraiser was a success!

Remember how I wanted ALL the women to be so desirous of the purse that they ALL wanted to win the raffle and so they would buy lots of raffle tickets?? Well, as Garth Brooks says, sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers. When I got there, there were only 9 women in attendance this year...that was compared to 25 women last year. I was worried. No matter how you slice it, 9 women don't have the same potential raffle sales as 25. At 1 ticket/$5, 3 tickets/$10 and 10 tickets/$20; I had visions of my purse being raffled off and having only made $50 max.

Well, I have learned a lesson. I learned that I didn't really need a whole room full of desirous women (though that would have been nice...). All it takes is ONE really interested person who is willing to pay ALOT. I hadn't considered this scenario. There was woman there who loved the purse so much that she went around asking permission to "buy out" all the other ladies so they would not buy any raffles and she could win the purse. She offered to donate $150 to the Japanese Embroidery Center and bought the purse outright, then and there. WOW! I never expected that and it was the best possible outcome for the day.


Cheryl said...

What an absolutely charming piece! I love how you varied the types of beads you used for this yummy house that I would love to live in. Peadwork is so much fun to do...hope you enjoyed putting this piece together as much as I did viewing it!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Congratulations on the outcome of your purse. Someone is very happy today with her new purse.

The bead house is lovely and full of interest with the various sizes and shapes. Very nice! Does it even need a background?

Elmsley Rose said...

Fantabulous! I hope that you feel special (and skilled!)

In the last photo there is a 'fan' of 3 shell shaped opaque pieces. Are they mica?

Vicki W said...

The beaded house is beautiful!! Love the story about the purse. Congrats on such a big donation.

Barbara C said...

Congratulations on the success of your bag, and on the big donation it inspired.

I love your house, especially the swag over the door. I'm curious to see what work you're going to do on the background.

Debra said...

Sometimes you have to let go and let the forces of the world take over for you! Congrats!

I noticed you replaced the 111 with your initials. I am sure you will tell us why soon, right?

Allison Ann Aller said...

Absolutely exquisite, Susan....what a nice place to live that would be.

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