Last week I mentioned having Andrea special-make a cushion for me. I had a project going for the Wishers and there were no cushions available anywhere in the size I needed. As you all know, Andrea is the Master Maker of all things Sewing/Crocheting. Here is why I needed the special cushion. Husband and I put a gas fireplace in Older’s home when she moved in. Her home is all electric so having some heat when the power is out was important. There had been one problem after another with this unit. Husband worked on it many times and we even ordered replacement parts over the years. But last Winter, the fireplace finally completely quit working. We got Older a different unit. The heating parts of the fireplace that we took out were unusable. But the shell still looked good. I kept trying to figure out how to use it somehow, somewhere. Then it hit me. If I had a cushion in the bottom (where the fire used to be), it would make a really cute cat bed. So here it is. With Andrea’s cushion bringing it to life.
Now speaking of Andrea’s talents . . . this next part is about a special order she did for the writer of the blog – Critters in the Cottage. (I MUST interject here that Critters in the Cottage is the blog where I fell in love with Lewis, and will forever love Lewis-faced cats. As you know, I have my own Lewis-faced cat now – my Pipes.) While Andrea was making things for her Insta-Auction to benefit Winnie’s Wish, LP asked Andrea if she could special-make some stockings for her crew. Look how beautiful.
Andrea, of course, should do this stuff to make money for herself! But she takes on these special orders and then passes the money on to Winnie’s Wish. Andrea had intended to include the money for this special order in the Auction check she sent to me. But she ended up sending me that check before the full transaction took place with LP. She told me she could send a separate check or use that money to send things from the Wish List. I told her to do what was easier for her. And this is what was delivered to Winnie’s Wish from chewy.com with the money from LP’s special order. WOW!!
Andrea and LP – THANK YOU.
Andrea also sent something “extra” (a gift from her) because she said she knew how needed this item is and that I probably don’t receive it that often. She’s right!
Andrea – THANK YOU.
Andrea has another project already in mind. Winnie’s Wish is happy to have a Fundraiser President with SUCH talent! (and motivation and energy and love for kitties)
See you tomorrow.