Friday, March 25, 2011

A "Give Away" for a good cause and to realise how fortunate we are

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE WINNER FOR THIS GIVEWAY:

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My dear friends, I have hand made a new set of matching bracelet and earrings. While I was making these, I was thinking of the people of Japan and how devastating it was for those who are affected by the disaster. It seemed to me that with every tiny bead I strung, I wished for more people to be saved or reunited with loved ones. My heart goes to those who have suffered and I wish that they will find solace and peace. The results of my small handiwork is something I want to give away to one of you. All you have to do is to leave your comment saying that you have made a donation to a charitable organization of your choice that are helping in the Japan crisis before entry is closed on 31st MARCH 2011 at 12 midnight Malaysia time. No proof of receipts necessary for I trust you have a good heart. Your name will be in the draw. It is that simple! Please enter this "Give Away" reminder to donate for the Japanese people. Thanks a Million!

P.S. My Quaylo, Stitch has asked me to report that we made an immediate donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society as we began to understand the extent of the disaster. You can too if you wish, via this web site: http://bit.ly/evdS9q . There are many accredited organizations that are actively engaged in the relief effort. But as a volunteer with the American Red Cross during two earthquakes in California, Stitch learned how they are often the first to arrive and the last to leave.

This bracelet is made from 72 safety pins and 720 tiny beads. It is stretchable so it will fit most wrists

24 comments:

  1. Those are gorgeous accessories you've made. I don't want to put my name in for your giveaway, but I just wanted to share that I've contributed to Red Cross for Japan. Instead of just giving a few hundred dollars from my own pocket, I thought I'd try to multiply this sum. So I've been baking to raise funds for Japan. So far, I've committed to making 30 bakes and have managed to raise almost $2500 for Red Cross. Have done 10 bakes so far; 20 more to go.... :)

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  2. NEL: That is FANTASTIC!! You are very kind. Thanks for sharing this with me. HUGS!!

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  3. Hi Quay Po,

    Please count me out of this giveaway as I've already been fortunate enough to already receive some of your beautiful creations. We've already made a donation, but I think this is such a wonderful thing you're doing to help out in any way you can. Hopefully everybody will see that a little help goes a long ways and everybody can make a difference, not matter how small or big their donation is. Lastly, but certainly not least, the bracelet and earrings are gorgeous. Blue is my favorite colour and I love that colour of blue that you've used - simply stunning. I hope you will get many many entries for this giveaway. Please don't ever change, you are a beautiful person, my friend. Good luck to all your participants.

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  4. Ya don't count me in this giveaway too. I seldom wear accesories. I can't help commenting that the ones you've mare gorgeous. Must have used a lot of "sum kei" to make. It's not an easy task.

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  5. LeQuan: I am not surprise you already made a donation. Even I have not met you and only know you through your blog, I sensed that you are a caring, loving and kind person. Haha, what a co-incidence, blue is also my favorite color and I was in blue house during my school days for sports. Thanks for your compliments, you are always so generous in giving. It is a delight to know there are many caring and generous people in the food blog community.

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  6. Small Kucing: I appreciate that many people are not into accessories but thanks for your comment and your compliment. It takes time to put the beads into the safety pins one by one but it is not hard to do.

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  7. It is very sad to have all these happening around us, the Earth is very sick. I have only donated $100/- to the Red Cross via my girl's school. Let's pray for world peace and disaster free...
    Emily

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  8. Hi,
    I have just commented, I like your bracelet, it is gorgeous but do count me out for the giveaway...

    Emily

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  9. Veronica:
    Indeed really sad to find our world suffered from one after another disasters first Christchurch, Yunnan and now Japan, I pray that won't be any more. :-(

    You did it again, what a nice set of earrings and bracelet. You can consider to sell it online.

    Very thoughtful of you to initiate this idea, I'm not into the giveaway, just wish to share my thought.

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  10. Emily: Every single donation, big or small helps. What is noble is your kindness. Thanks for sharing this with me.

    yummychunklet: Thanks for your support

    Yin: Thanks for sharing your thought with me. Yes, If I were given only one wish, I will wish for no more disasters and war.

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  11. Hi Quay Po,
    Your handiwork is really beautiful. I have send my cheque to the Red Cross for S$300. It's not a big sum, but this is so far I'm contributing. I doubt I will stop here though. I'll try to contribute in other means besides just cash. Thanks very much for hosting this give away!

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  12. Jane: Thanks so much for sharing with me that you have send donation to the Red Cross. The people of Japan will be grateful for your kindness. The World will definitely be a more beautiful place with more people like you. HUGS!

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  13. What a lovely gesture you've made. More importantly what a lovely example you have set. Your reminder is greatly appreciated. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. Hi Mary, I appreciate very much your kind words and you too have wonderful weekend.

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  15. Hi veronica! this is such a lovely gesture! and what beautiful and artistically made pieces!

    I was in from Japan just 2 days before the major earthquake and I can't tell you how shocked I was when I watched the news just less than 48 hours later. In fact, on the day of my departure, there was already an earthquake, albeit a smaller scale one which didn't affect our departure.

    My heart goes out to the Japanese people and at the same time, I feel so blessed, having narrowly escaped this catastrophe.

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  16. Alan: That is truly a narrow escape for you and fortunately you are safe back home.

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  17. the accessories is so LOVELY! and is so nice of you (: i've contributed my pocket money to red cross. though is not a big sum but my heart goes out to them.

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  18. Jasmine: You donated your pocket money? That's great. I am very proud of you!

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  19. Oh my, Veron, the bracelet looks fantastic. I love the colour combo very much. Sounds like it's mine already. haha... Yeah, the situation in Japan is getting worst. Pray hard for them.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  20. Kristy: Thanks for the compliment. I am definitely going to give away this set of bracelet and earrings. Since there response is not there good, I will just include all who has commented on this post in the draw. Perhaps people are not comfortable sharing that they have made a donation but that's okay. I hope you get this since you like it so much:D

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  21. I always love working with the Red Cross and readily support them. In the early 70's I helped develop what is now the emergency response team theory with the Red Cross.

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  22. I was v kiasu and only made donations to the Red Cross via sites that matched the donations dollar for dollar!

    I love the accessories, so pretty, but i seldom wear them so please don't include me in the draw.

    So sad about the disaster in Japan.

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  23. oh, i've changed my mind, can i please?

    Please include me in the draw but if i win the draw, please send it to Kristy since she likes the set so much.

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