1. Please check the latest comment for the latest bid before putting in yours.
2. All bids are placed as comments on this blogpost. All comments will be published instantly in chronological order.
3. The auction ends at 5pm, on Thursday, 23rd January 2014.
Note: Please monitor this post near closing time if you want to ensure that you are the highest bidder.
100% of the winning bid will be channeled to our Fund for the animals.
Do we hear RM150?
The bids as they come in:
At 3.13pm, PC Leong bids RM723.
At 10.27am, Belinda bids RM688.
At 7.52am, PC Leong bids RM623.
At 10.21pm, Belinda bids RM538.
At 9.13pm, Ninja Turtle bids RM488.
At 12.51pm, Shecky Turtle bids RM438.
At 12.42pm, BE bids RM380.
At 10.11am, Shecky Turtle bids RM288.
At 8.05am, BoBo Salem and catlings bid RM250.
At 7.51am, Nora bids RM200.
Here's the Rainbow Turtles!
This is a 2-layered cotton patchwork without padding in between.
It measures 52 inches by 71.5 inches.
The turtle cloth is contributed by Ng Chen Chen. With Chen Chen's 1 metre turtle parade cloth, I churned out two blankets without wasting even a single bit of cloth (this called for very exact measuring)! And the "framing" helped too. The turtle cloth is quality Japanese cotton. Its normal price is RM45 per metre.
The rest of the cloth (in the colours of the rainbow) is our own.
Ginger made sure I got the arrangement in the correct order - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.
A lot of patching and matching were involved for this piece. I used 14 different types of cloth to get all the shades of the rainbow with two shades for each colour. And this piece was done during my hand-sewing days. All the cats came to help. Some supervised; some acted as "paper weights".
Then, came the top-stitching and the backing, which was much harder work, even though it was done with the sewing machine.
Ginger stayed throughout. He is my most loyal sewing companion (and supervisor!).
The top-stitching was done with thread in the rainbow colours too.
The backing cloth (in beige) is contributed by Agnes and Gerley.
It took me almost a week to complete just the top-stitching and backing because it involved changing thread.
Do we hear RM150?
May the auspicious Turtle bring longevity and good health to all!
It's No. 23 - Another auspicious number!
For RM150, you get to help a dog neutering or a cat neutering and two vaccinations. In return for your kindness and generosity, you get a long-lasting home-sewn blanket - for your own use or to give away as a present to a loved one. And this one comes with auspicious turtles to boot, in cheerful rainbow colours!