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Forum topic by Betsy posted 03-29-2009 05:18 AM 953 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2009 05:18 AM

We had our annual church auction tonight. It really makes you feel good when just with a little effort you can help raise a lot of money. My pen that I turned Photobucket

and my cutting board – (not this exact one – but one like it)

brought in $600!!!

Just gives you a really good feeling that there are ways you can help others no matter what your circumstances are. I know that many of my fellow LJ’s do this same thing – I’d encourage everyone to give it a try – sure will make you feel good. I promise it will.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 03-29-2009 05:22 AM

WAY TO GO BETSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 03-29-2009 08:40 AM

Good for you and the church!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-29-2009 09:52 AM

Betsy looks like you may be worth your weight in gold – very nice work !
I always admire all projects I see but I especially admire those where
the woodworker has that third dimension of also being an artist.

As soon as I get my cabinet projects over, I’ll buy a lathe and will bother you
for some pointers – those pens and cutting boards are on my to do list ;)

-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia

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#4 posted 03-29-2009 02:10 PM

Great job, Betsy. You built a couple of nice pieces and the auction brought in money for a worthy cause. Sounds like a winning combination to me.

Since your projects did this well maybe you should consider going pro! :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-29-2009 02:59 PM

A big blessing for the church! ( not the $600…your skills!)

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#6 posted 03-29-2009 03:53 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 03-29-2009 03:59 PM

27000 peso! That pen could pay my living expenses for 2 months!

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#8 posted 03-29-2009 04:07 PM

Could you send those people to Lake Tahoe this summer ? I have a feeling I might need them this year. They really like your beautiful work … way to go Betsy !!!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#9 posted 03-29-2009 05:17 PM

Thanks guys. It sure makes you feel all warm and fuzzy to do something for others. I’m not sure how much was raised overall last night but it will all go to some good community ministries. We distribute literally tons of food every month to over 60 agencies as only one example.

I admit it does a lot for my confidence to have folks oh and ah over something I make – so it does good in a lot of ways.

You should all try it!

Thanks again.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#10 posted 03-29-2009 08:22 PM

Very nice. Wow that is really saying something, that kind of money. Too cool!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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