Monday, February 8, 2010

You just never know, now do you?

To the right you'll see a photo of my Crayola quilt posted at the very top of my sidebar - I'm going to plan and leave it there for several months to help spread the word about mine and my HGTV friends SUPER raffle that we are holding to help raise LOTS of $$$ for The Ronald McDonald House Charity.

But what I really wanted to share with you was the photos that Nora and I took today of my quilt. It's been super wet here for over a week now and I was just itching to get a better photo of my quilt now that it's 100% completed... so Friday after her "Grandparent's Day" program at school - she and I took it by Super Walmart b/c inside there is a McDonald's and no need to worry about getting my quilt dirty on the wet grass...

There were two shoppers parked by the dairy isle catching up and chatting with each other who I politely asked if they could help do me a favor and hold up my quilt in front of the golden arches. They were more than happy to help me and I think having Nora with me was my good luck charm, b/c they both complimented her more than they did my quilt ;)

And naturally I told them both all about why I made the quilt and how I was mailing it off to be in a raffle for raising money for RMH charity..... and yes, I also told them all about the crayons, and how we all got one in the mail...ect. :) you know me, never met a stranger... LOL :)

Well while folding it up this nice lady Mrs Trina, asked how could she buy a chance to win - so she and I sat down at one of the tables and she wrote out a check for some tickets. I was thinking that she would pay for 3 chances for $5 b/c she was talking and saying how this wasn't much and she wished she could do more... she asked me to fill in the "TO" place for her and I was happy to do so.

(All checks are to be made payable to Ronald McDonald House Charity)

Well imagine my excitement when she handed it to me and it was made out for $60!!! Just goes to show you, you just never know! Thank you Mrs. Trina!!! You made my day and weekend!

Last week, I also sent out quite a few emails to my friends and family with attached photos of my quilt and explaining how I'm helping to raise money for RMH charity. A dozen or so have already replied saying they will help me and are mailing me checks. So I'm excited to see what comes in the mailbox this week!

My personal goal is to sell chances to 100 people!

Yes, 100 - and that's just the natural sales person born into me... ;) Wouldn't you like to help me meet my goal? I think it would be awesome to be supported by my blog readers and followers! If by only $2! Every little bit adds up!

Chances are $2 each or 3 for $5.00

If you can help me, please email me at bminor (at) gt (dot) rr (dot) com and I'll send you the email :) Thanks!

Love from Texas!


  1. Good for you for supporting Ronald McDonald House. I have included them in my will, after a long, too sad experience. Ronald McDonald house was the one good thing during that terrible nightmare.

  2. I keep looking at the HGTV site but have not yet seen your quilt there. Is it OK (enroute?)?


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