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Ways To Help Wildlife => Other Fundraising Projects => Topic started by: Mary Jane on February 08, 2012, 07:09:26 PM

Title: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Mary Jane on February 08, 2012, 07:09:26 PM
Handmade and Felted Derby

10-day auction for this beautiful handmade Hat by Knitmaster starts today.

Click for eBay auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270911058020 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270911058020)

(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z409/MJH-jingles/DSCN2180.jpg) (http://)

This handmade and felted derby, with a handmade and felted contrasting band adorned with a lovely pin of an adult and juvenile bald eagle was made by "knitmaster" and is being auctioned as a fundraiser to benefit MARS (Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society).
 
This hat was lovingly made in honor of all of our beloved bald eagles and to the wonderful people at MARS, whose rescue and rehabilitation work is extraordinary and so important.

It measures 6 1/2 inches high, 9 1/2 in. wide, including the brim, and 7 1/2 in. inside the brim.  Inside circumference about 2 inches up from the open end is around 23 inches and has enough stretch that is should fit any woman.

Knitmaster is donating the proceeds of this auction to MARS.  She had made one very similar which Maj at MARS now proudly wears. (Mary Jane has listed it for her on her eBay account.)  

(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z409/MJH-jingles/Majw_hat.jpg)
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: luvthebirds on February 08, 2012, 07:13:24 PM
That is a great hat!  Thank you so much Knitmaster for the generous donation of your fabulous creation!  :eclove
I am sure MARS will be appreciative of your gesture and the help it will bring them.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: knitmaster on February 08, 2012, 07:20:17 PM
Thank you so much, Mary Jane, for doing this for me and for MARS!  It looks great!
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: emc on February 08, 2012, 09:18:55 PM
The hat is gorgeous! And the eagle pin is a nice addition for us eagleholics. :biggrin6
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Mary Jane on February 11, 2012, 11:25:17 AM
WOW!  As of this morning bid is up to $103.50 with 14 bids  :thumbup:   Thank you knitmaster for doing this - and thank you to all who are helping to spread the word and to those bidding.  MARS is such a wonderful rehab and this is going to help them in their work to rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife   :eclove
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: knitmaster on February 11, 2012, 01:42:40 PM
Yikes - just checked and it's up to $151!  I can't thank you all enough - and especially Mary Jane for making it happen!
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Rajame on February 11, 2012, 02:01:59 PM
Yay Knit and Mary Jane!! Two wonderful artists!! :hug
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 11, 2012, 02:21:11 PM
Woo hoo!  It's looking good!  Beautiful knit cap and the eagle pin adds just the right touch!   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Cawatcher on February 11, 2012, 02:25:11 PM
Wow Knit! fantastic!!thank you so much for sharing the  bounty of your work! :heart
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: BBE on February 11, 2012, 09:49:25 PM
Thanks to Knitmaster for your generosity. I love the pin, which adds a touch of chic and flair.  :eclove  Mary Jane thanks for setting the auction up.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: knitmaster on February 14, 2012, 03:29:09 PM
Thank you all for your kind words - it was my pleasure!  So glad it is going well! :redheart
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: NancyM on February 14, 2012, 07:59:47 PM
Current bid is  US $177.50

Bidding war will end  Feb 18, 201219:14:54 PST

 :biggrin3
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: knitmaster on February 14, 2012, 08:10:19 PM
 :clap
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Donnae on February 14, 2012, 09:36:49 PM
way to go Knit !!!! wow
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 14, 2012, 10:14:45 PM
 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Mary Jane on February 16, 2012, 09:49:28 AM
 :thumbup:  With 2 days and 9 hours yet to go, the bid is now at $180.50 (US)

Wonderful!  Thank you all so much.
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Mary Jane on February 17, 2012, 09:20:02 AM
It is so exciting to post the updates for this fundraiser  :eclove

1 day 9 hours left - 28 bids - with the current bid now at $202.50
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 17, 2012, 11:18:55 AM
 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: knitmaster on February 17, 2012, 06:16:29 PM
This is so exciting!  Thanks to everyone!
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 18, 2012, 06:11:01 AM
Beautiful Hat...Wonderful bidding...Awesome donation of you time and talent Knit!!  Miigwetch!! (I love Love LOVE this hat!!)
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: emc on February 18, 2012, 09:46:23 AM
Looks like at least 4 people agree with you Mishi. 4 bidders! Two are in a bidding battle. They really, really, love this hat and MARS  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: MaggiesMom on February 18, 2012, 10:03:06 AM
I really really love the looks of this hat - but I have a fat head - I really wanted to bid - should I anyway?  what a dilemma!
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: emc on February 18, 2012, 10:18:45 AM
Maggiesmom, this is from the description:

It measures 6 1/2 inches high, 9 1/2 in. wide, including the brim, and 7 1/2 in. inside the brim.  Inside circumference about 2 inches up from the open end is around 23 inches and has enough stretch that is should fit any woman.
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: knitmaster on February 18, 2012, 08:14:28 PM
Yay!  I'm so happy!  Thanks so much to all of you! :clap  Huge hugs to Mary Jane!
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Mary Jane on February 19, 2012, 12:40:20 AM
Congrats to the winner of this auction, I'll put the hat in the mail to you on Monday

Thank you all so much for the great support - This is going to help MARS -  :eclove

Knitmaster - thank you so much for creating such a wonderful hat, it is beautiful - and then to donate it to help MARS... wow, so generous -  you are a gem  :heart
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: boodle317 on February 19, 2012, 07:17:54 AM
Wow!  great auction!  Thanks so much Knit for your contribution and Mary Jane for assisting with the auction!  You guys rock!
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: joyofdogs on February 19, 2012, 07:26:05 AM
Maj LOVES her knit hat.  She wears it often.  Great job here.
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: knitmaster on February 19, 2012, 08:43:21 AM
 :grouphug2 This is what teamwork is all about!
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Mary Jane on February 19, 2012, 08:50:49 PM
$202.50 has been sent to MARS through Canada Helps  :eclove

The winner of the auction has said that when they receive the hat they will take photos and then sent it to MARS for inclusion in their silent auction.  WOW - this hat will just keep giving and giving  :biggrin6

Thank you everyone - This is just so wonderful   :heart
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: knitmaster on February 20, 2012, 09:35:50 PM
Wow - how wonderful!  Thanks to everyone who made this work!
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: OpieK on February 28, 2012, 03:57:32 PM
Hooray - it's even more beautiful in person than in the photos.  I'm boxing it up and sending it off to MARS in the morning.  Thank you Knit for making it, and to Jingles for helping get it sold, and to Cali (who unbeknownst to me kept the bidding war going!).  And thank you MARS for all you do  :heart

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab46/CarolKrenek/MARS%20Hat/IMG_4054copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: typoscount2 on February 28, 2012, 04:02:56 PM
 :thumbup:


U look Maaarvalus   OpieK  
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Donnae on February 28, 2012, 04:03:40 PM
OH my Opie... you look wonderful in that hat!!!!! honest. you really do.

Nice that you are giving it to MARS though... they are a winner in two ways  :ecwink
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Rajame on February 28, 2012, 05:06:25 PM
(((Opie))) Once again you are so generous. :hug
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: boodle317 on February 28, 2012, 05:10:58 PM
Oh my gosh Opi!   that hat looks ADORABLE on you!!!   

You are a peach for sending it to Maj for re-auction! 
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 28, 2012, 05:20:02 PM

Oh Opie...That is SO wonderful!!  You DO look Mahvelous!!

Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: ccfan on February 28, 2012, 05:58:13 PM
It looks great on you Opiek...you are so generous to pass it on. :eclove
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Majee on February 28, 2012, 09:46:54 PM
Thanks to Knitmaster, and mary Jane and everyone else who bid on this hat I can attest that it is a great addition to any wardrobe!!!  good for swan counting, eagle watching or just walkin in the woods. 

MARS thanks all of you!!

cherio maj
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 28, 2012, 10:35:25 PM
Opie, you look beautiful in The Hat!  To give it to MARS now, for their silent auction, is a true gift of love.   :heart
Title: Re: Fundraiser for MARS - Hat Auction
Post by: knitmaster on February 29, 2012, 05:34:20 PM
Opie- you look mahvelous!  Again, my thanks to you for your kind generosity! And repeated thanks to Mary Jane for giving me so much help.  Thanks to Cali, too :-) and Maj, of course, for all you do.  It wa fun to be part of this adventure!  I will knit on!