Help my good friend Toni, the designer behind Whimsy & grace, who lost her home this past week in the fires in southern Oregon. Because she works from home, as most designers do, her business was also lost. She evacuated before the fire because a neighbor knocked on her door. She was only able to save a few possessions and her dog.
Her children have organized a GoFundMe to help her. Here’s what they say (I couldn’t say it better), “Beloved needlepoint designer Toni Randall of Whimsy and grace lost her home and studio in the catastrophic Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 8, 2020.
“Our hearts are full with gratitude as we share that our mother, Toni Randall — the creative force behind Whimsy and grace, grandmother of six, and a cherished elder in her Orthodox church community — is safe following a catastrophic wildfire on September 8 that destroyed her home and much of her town of Talent, Oregon. With almost no warning, our mom had to evacuate her home and studio as the Almeda wildfire, driven by 45-mile-per hour wind gusts, tore through her neighborhood. The devastation of this fire in our mom’s community is incalculable, as more than 1000 families in the towns of Talent and Phoenix have lost their homes and belongings. We thank God that our mom is safe.”
Use this GoFundMe page to help her directly And please keep her in your prayers.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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