Thursday, August 6, 2009

~Kathi Roussell.~

Auction Item 99
Hand Crafted By Artisan
Kathi Roussell
Warm, rosy salmon coral "cherries" are contrasted with hand forged oxidized sterling silver stem, leaf and ear wires. the earrings gently swing and swish -- for a bit of urban drama.
I just went on Kathi's website and found an oh~so~much better photograph of these gorgeous earrings. Aren't they just lovely? Make sure you visit Kathi's etsy store to see all her other beautiful items. She also has a wonderful blog!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

.~Heart@Work Update.~

As I write this blog entry, I am sitting at the Grouse Mountian Lodge in Whitefish, MT.
While driving home this evening to Eureka, MT, there was a big car accident in front of me.
I was asked to turn around to let the emergency vehicles through.

One never knows what lies before them when they wake up in the morning. I pray for the folks in the accident. I pray that no one was seriously hurt. I pray for God's hand in this whole emergency.

And as I sit here, I'd like to thank God for allowing me to live one more day:)
So what did I do with my day?
I was in Bigfork all day preparing for the auction which is on Sunday August 9th, 2009.
What is really special about the Flathead Valley right now is that it is Flathead Cherry time! Along the highway from Bigfork to Polson there are cherry stands filled to the brim with paper bags full of fresh cherries from Washington for sale.
The cherry growers all along Flathead Lake are harvesting. Soon we will all be munching on fresh Flathead cherries ~ YUM! It is a time of year we all look forward to.

The site of all the cherry stands made me think of an auction item that everyone has their eye on. Kathi Roussel donated a beautiful pair of coral cherry oxidized earrings seen above.
Please make sure to visit Kathi Roussel's Etsy store it is filled with the most gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewelry:

Stay tuned to all the other wonderful items I have left to post! I appreciate everyone's patience with me getting items up on this blog. Especially the etsy artists. You have all been so generous!

I just want to encourage everyone to buy handmade this year. And buy especially from the the donating artists that are helping find a cure for breast cancer by donating their artwork to our Heart @ Work Auction which all proceeds go to the Susan G. Foundation.

PS I pray for my little mom tonight as she is fighting against this dreaded disease. Love you mom~

Monday, July 27, 2009

.~ Deebs Fiber Arts.~

Auction Item #62
Debra Poth artist behind Deebs Fiber Arts created this item exclusively for our auction. This photo does not do this masterpiece justice. it takes your breath away!
Please visit Debra's Etsy store.
If you looked up the word exquisite in the dictionary it would say:

.~Shannon L. Bakke.~

Auction Item #61
Up for auction are two gorgeous fabric postcards. They were made and donated by Shannon L. Bakke. They are just lovely.

.~Krafted Keepsakes288.~

Auction Item #60
Just look at these glasses! They jumped right off the web page the minute I clicked on them!
The artist behind them is Ardell from Krafted Keepsakes288
I love her description:
"These lovely ladies each hold 16 ounces of wine!! Saves on all the walking back and forth for refills!! Great for girls' night out parties, bachelorette parties, you name it. Each glass is hand painted by me with glass enamel paints and glaze. They are dishwasher safe but I recommend handwashing. Complete with rhinestones and a brass bustiere wine glass charm these girls are ready to dazzle!!"
Ardell lost a great friend to breast cancer. Her donation is on behalf of Cynthia Alex-Burrington. Here is what she wrote in honor of Cynthia~
"The wound heals but the heart keeps hurting. I miss you, Ardell".

.~Sea Glass Designs.~

Auction Item #59
Rita from Sea Glass Designs donated this amazing sea glass necklace. The sea glass is wrapped in sterling silver and hangs on an 18" sterling silver box chain. Please visit her website here: There are several people at the Bigfork Bay Cotton Co.who are fighting over this!!!
P.S. This item came all the way from Nova Scotia!!!

.~Heart At Work Auction Update.~

By Jennifer Lambein
8" X 10" Print
Auction Item # 100
Hello All!
Just wanted to give you an update on what's happening with the Thrid Annual Heart At Work Auction 2009. I am about 1/2 way through listing auction items on the Heart At Work Auction blog. And amazingly enough more items keep coming in daily! There are so many more wonderful things to list including an aerial photoshoot from John Stalowy Productions/
Oh and there is a one night stay at the Bearister's Den donated by Peter Leander. Donna Lawson from the Jug Tree in Bigfork, MT just donated a case of gorgeous Reidel Wine glasses! Wow!
Cakebox Cookies just emailed me and told me that she has a gorgeous 3 pound box filled with delicious sugar cookies arriving via Fed EX today.
I am looking at a list of so many more wonderful things to post including more jewelry, pottery, prints, paintings, textile art, knitted items, ceramics soaps, glassware... .
This auction is filled with some of the most amazing handmade items!
So make sure to check this blog daily!
If you see something that you want, but cannot make it to the auction, simply email me with the item number and how much you want to bid for it. I am accepting silent bids until August 7th, 2009.
Tickets for the Private Wine Tasting are almost gone. But there are a few left. Please contact me if you are interested in attending: 406-889-5140.
I appreciate all your help and support!
Back to posting more items!!!
Cheers to finding a cure~oxoxoxox