Friday, September 19, 2008

Nie Nie Recovery Fund

AS OF 8:30 AM,
IS: $25.00
About Nie:
On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Stephanie Nielson 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%.

Nie has been blogging since 2005. Her blog entries are honest, whimsical, and touching. Her love for her family is evident in each one. Her sister, C Jane, is reposting some of her entries, which you can read here:

Word about Nie & Christian has been spreading through the news, and the blogging community. Many have begun special charity functions to raise money for the Nie Recovery fund.

Today I begin my contribution for this amazing family,
and I ask your help.

I am holding a "Silent Blog Auction" ~

Although I am not being SILENT about it,

and I hope you won't either!

PLEASE help spread the word about this auction,

about Nie,

and about her recovery fund.

I will open up the bidding here today, and this is how the auction will work:

Rules for the auction:


1. Place your bid in the comments section of this post.

Please include your email address if your comment does not link back to your blog.

2. The winner will be the last highest bid before auction closes at

5PM PDT, Saturday, September 27, 2008.

I will try to update this post with the current bid at the end of each day.

3. Winner will donate and pay directly to paypal using

Once you have paid, please forward a copy of the receipt of payment to me at

4. I will then send your Angel to your home on golden wings!

5. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at:

6. If you would prefer to donate to Nie's Recovery Fund directly,

you will find a link on my sidebar.

I will begin this auction as soon as this is posted, September 19th,

and I will end the auction in 8 days,

on Saturday, September 27th, at 5:00 PM (PDT)

Thank you for reading.... thank you for spreading the word.......and May God Bless!

And now, without further ado........... May I introduce you to my auction item:

NieNie's "Angel Of Hope"

She is approximately 27" tall from the top of her Halo,
to the bottom of her sweet little feet.

I have attached a small ring, and pretty white sheer ribbon to the back of her wings so you may hang her on your wall or door...... Or you could prop her to sit anywhere if you prefer......

But, please be aware, she is NOT meant to be a toy,
she is for display ONLY.

Her wings are about 13" wide,
and have been "glittered" with angel dust....

Her hair is a sweet Cinnamon color.

Her body is made from muslin. Each seam has been double stitched, so that she can be a part of your family for years to come.

She has been stuffed with

100% polyester antibacterial fiber

and love,

and even contains a small pouch

of rose sachet powder in her chest.

She has a pretty little stitched heart as well,

because we know all angels have beautiful hearts.

She has been lightly sprayed with a rose scented perfume .

Her sweet bloomers are made of a sweet candy-stripe-floral cotton, tied with cotton thread, and adorned with sweet pink bows.

Her dress is a very pretty rose print by Robyn Pandolph, edged with lace and ribbons. The sleeves are a beautiful pink silk print.

She carries a very special bouquet consisting of 7 gorgeous white bridal roses, with one very special perfectly pink rose for Nie in the center.

Her bouquet is surrounded by ribbons, trims and lace, and she carries a very pretty 1 1/2" faux-crystal cross to remind us of the power of prayer......

I hope you love this dear Angel..........
She truly was a Labor of Love.......
Please bid if you would like this sweet Angel to come and live with you.....

Please feel free to use the

"NieNie's Angel button"

I have designed

which you will also see

on my side bar,

on your blog

to help spread the word....

Thank you so very much!


Shawnee said...
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Shawnee said...

I don't mind starting the bidding at $10. What a sweet thing to donate!

IsabellaCloset said...

Joyce, I'm so very sad to read what's happened to Stephanie & her husband..
What a wonderful contribution you've made for them.
You are such an Angel yourself and do so much for so many! God bless you for caring as you do..
Hugs & much love ~Mary~ :-}

Bonnie said...

As a collector of anges, I have to bid.. $25.

Bonnie said...

Don't know what happened to the l in my first post but...

c'mon, folks...this is for Stephanie. Start bidding this thing up. :) I don't mind winning it but...we could raise more!

Bonnie said...

Joyce, Please send an email to me at I have an idea for the angel I'd like to "talk" to you about. I'll be hopping on paypal tomorrow to take care of payment & will forward a copy of my receipt, too, once I have received it. Thank you so much!! Bonnie

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