And what a day it was!
My humble contributions of stitched pumpkins and crochet top towels brought in roughly $70 for the guild. That made all the effort worth it to me. I'll be setting things aside for next year's auction ahead of time.
I did manage to win the piece I wanted. I spent the better part of several months with the guild's quilting group putting together a queen-sized quilt for the auction. Much of that time was spent keeping Confetti from sleeping on the blocks. In fact on the day she died we were in the sewing room and I was working on the bottom row of blocks. She had been helping me do this of course.