Best get this posted as I’m getting a teeny bit tired of dealing with cookies. I love to bake them but it’s not as much fun getting the assortments packed up in various containers to give away. However, I did assemble and donate one plate of cookies for a charity auction that gave my ego a real boost. I should explain. I donated a plate of cookies to an unusual fund-raiser. It’s unusual because everyone who attends brings auction items, and everyone who attends also buys things. Everyone is apparently very generous as this is a fund raiser for a good cause. If I understand correctly, the money raised is used to buy sewing machines for widows in a village in India, when the women graduate from a sewing program. This allows them the opportunity to support themselves. I think this is a good thing. Here’s what I sent, starting with a photo of the glass platter I used (it was probably about 16″ square):
Now you can imagine my delight when I received a text during the evening telling me that my cookies had sold – for $550. I was so pleased, but already I’m trying to decide how to make something more spectacular for next year! All of the items at the auction are sold for ridiculous amounts, but I’m not letting that act as a reality check. Amazing how much more we value our work when someone is willing to pay for it!