Monday, August 25, 2008

Nie Nie Day

For the past four years, Stephanie Nielson (Nie Nie) has welcomed us into her charming abode through the NieNie Dialogues. I just recently began reading her blog and I absolutely have loved it. I was heartbroken to hear that on Saturday, August 16, 2008, Stephanie was in a plane crash with her husband, Christian Nielson, and his flight instructor, Doug Kinneard, near St. Johns, Arizona. Doug Kinneard passed away soon after arriving at the Maricopa County Hospital.
Christian & Stephanie remain in critical condition at Maricopa Burn Center. Christian has sustained burns on over 30% of his body. His wife Stephanie’s body was burned over 80%.

Design Mom has "officially declared this Thursday, August 28th, as Nie Nie Day". Swing by her blog to see the many ways to participate in honoring and assisting in the fundraising efforts for Christian and Stephanie Nielsen!

I'll be joining her in hosting a Silent Auction. Bidding will be done through the comments and the individual with the highest bid will win a necklace inspired by one of Stephanie's posts. Pictures will be posted Thursday for the auction. ALL proceeds will be going directly to help the Nielsens. So check back to join in the fun that's for a wonderful cause!


DaiseyB said...

I'll open up the bidding with my choice the bird necklace and I bid $35.00. Hope you get lots but I will be back to check often as I love your designs. Be sure to check out my blog, I am auctioning off a hand made patriotic quilt.