The friends of JoAnn Ortega Shepherd, who passed away this summer from cancer, are having a wonderful sale of her stash over on Facebook. Not only is it a great way to enhance your stash, it helps other as well, which is thr reason behind the sale. The About page tells us:
JoAnn was a prolific stitcher of all types of embroidery as well as a collector. Before she succumbed to metastacized breast cancer this summer, she asked that we make sure her huge stash was not just thrown away. She wanted her things to go to people who would love them and enjoy stitching them as much as she would have. The proceeds of all sales (after expenses incurred storing the material and shipping items) will be donated to her chosen charity, the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.
Her friend Sara Leigh Merrey is heading up the sale. Se tells me that JoAnn “was the daughter of a Cuban immigrant and a Puerto Rican immigrant. She still kept in touch with her mother’s relatives in Puerto Rico, sending them aid after the hurricane.”
Here’s what it says at the top of the page:
You can purchase new (as in never been stitched) hand-painted needlepoint or charted canvas projects. New items will be posted weekly, or whenever the number dips below 6. These items come from a household that once had a smoker and a cat (though they have been aired out). To purchase comment, “Me please,” and send your email and shipping address via Facebook message. Domestic shipping is included in the listed price; at this time, we are not shipping internationally. Payments are via PayPal; a PayPal invoice will be sent to the email provided. Shipment on receipt of payment.
You’ll find lovely canvases and projects. Some of them include stitch guides and some include threads. Because only a few canvases are up at any time, you should check back often. When I checked on Wednesday afternoon I found a complete kit for a Tony Minieri project, several Painted Pony angels, and a Charley Harper canvas. Items go fast, often within minutes, so visit often.
Last week I bought a wonderful Maggie canvas of houses that will become a scrap bag project.
Put this site on your must read list!