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I normally END my weekly message with the reveal of this week's Puffy Four-Patch Pin Cushion. This week I'm putting it right up front because it and all its sister puffies are the star players in something exciting that has HUGE potential. And YOU can be a part of it all! Read on. . .
Pin Cushion #26, Shut-down Series
From the top, this week's pin cushion installment looks a bit subdued, but the side fabric print is covered with brightly-colored tipsy cocktail glasses. The top and bottom four patches are polky dot prints. Each dot on the top is embellished with a knot or wheel of embroidery.
14 left to make! That's an eventual grand total of 40 Puffy Shut-down Pin Cushions!
Over and over, I've had questions about what I'm going to do with all these pin cushions. I was going to WAIT until the end of the year with my idea. But I decided last week that they needed to fulfill their greater calling NOW.
Are you ready?
Each Pin Cushion will be auctioned. With proceeds (minus fees and handling charges) to benefit organizations in need.
You get the pin cushion,
the featured organization gets the proceeds.
Before this week, I've never sold anything on by online auction, so I'm starting slowly, with one pincushion up for bid this week. If it goes well, then I'll add three or four pin cushions up for bid each week until they are gone.
Don't hesitate, participate!
Citrus Punch was the first Pin Cushion made this year and it's the first one up for bid!
We all do! I love that these pin cushions get to be bigger than a pin cushion! I hope you agree with me! Each one was made with care and fun. Now they can help to serve a community that needs the help desperately right now.
The Red Cross
We've all heard about the terrible wild fires that continue to burn on the west coast of the US. Families in Washington, California, Oregon, and other western states are being evacuated. The Red Cross provides food, water, and shelter to those displaced families. It supports the first responders as well.
For future auctions, the beneficiary organization may change as the pin cushions change. Each listing, and this newsletter will clearly identify where the proceeds (less fees) from each closed auction will go.
You can still make your own four-patch pin cushions. For the step-by-step tutorial, jump over to the blog and scroll down to the first Puffy Fours post from March 5. That's when I started, about the same time the world was shutting down to contain the spread of the pandemic. And that'll bring you to the beginning of the four-part tutorial.