Friday, January 21, 2011

Auctions for the Qld Flood Appeal.

Hello my dear friends! Welcome to Natasha In Oz!

I am so sorry I haven't posted for a while but I am sure you understand why I have lost my blogging "mojo". I am quite speechless these days and still get very teary when I think about the enormity of the terrible natural disaster that has devastated three states here in Australia.

Footage shot by David Jutsum in Toowoomba shows cars being swept away.

We were on a family holiday in Singapore during the worst of the floods and we watched it all on cable TV from our hotel room. We felt completely helpless and were continually worrying about our family and friends back home. My parents were also on holiday with us so we were able to share the grief together. Thank God our family homes were not flooded and for that we are so truly grateful. Unfortunately my cousin and his family lost most of their possessions in the flood in the Lockyer Valley but they are safe and are being looked after by friends and family.

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However, amidst the stories of sadness and loss are stories of hope and community spirit. There have been so many stories about people helping complete strangers and thousands of volunteers are getting in amongst the muck, the mud and the debris in Brisbane and Ipswich in an overwhelming show of support to get the community back on its feet.

Source-The Australian

The people whose lives have been affected by these floods near more than just help with the cleaning up-they naturally need financial assistance. My friend Fiona from the blog nicobelle design, has become involved in a wonderful fund raising idea that has been launched by Toni Coward. She has launched the Queensland Flood Appeal. As a contribution towards this Appeal, Fiona is holding an auction for the gorgeous skirt below:

This is a double layer twirl skirt made from 100% cotton fabrics by designer Heather Bailey. The underskirt provides added body and twirl and the skirt features lovely trim detail with an elastic waist for comfort and ease of dressing. In gorgeous sunshine shades, it is sure to brighten up any little girl's wardrobe. It is a generous size 6 (so will also fit a small size 8). Waist measurement is 58cm (23 inches) unstretched and length from waist to base of skirt is 46cm (18 inches). This auction is open to everyone and Fiona will pay postage to anywhere in the world!

Payment is by donation to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal - for details on how to donate, please visit the website. You can place a bid by leaving a comment on Fiona's Blog with your bid amount and email address. Please ensure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder. The auction is open to everyone and Fiona will pay for the postage to anywhere in the world!The auction will END at midnight on Monday 24th January 2011 (Brisbane time).
*****I have also just found out about another auction from the sweet Sandra who lives on Cumberland Island, GA. She is auctioning off this beautiful quilt for the appeal. Thank you so much Sandra! Please click here for the details!*****

There are so many other people raising money in blogland. The very sweet Tina from Rubie's Place has decided to donate all profits from sales for the month of January and  even Nie Nie has spread the word and posted about Retro Mummy's Quilts for Queensland appealIf you would like to see a list of all of the talented and creative artists and bloggers who are helping to raise money for the the Flood appeal, just click to visit the QLD Flood Auctions MASTER LIST.  

Before I go, I just want to thank you for your kind messages. I will try to get back in touch with you all soon but it might take a while as we are now getting ready for a new school year here in Australia and I have books to cover and school uniforms to name. My boy Big Al is moving to a new Middle School this year and he is very apprehensive and daunted about it all. Just please know that your friendship means so much to me and I am so grateful to be part of such a caring and loving community of bloggers.

Blessings and Best Wishes always,
Natasha In Oz 


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