I finished the binding on the quilt, Mike and I (mostly Mike) put together some really great looking tickets and fliers, I took it to work and everyone loved it. We started selling tickets and then.... wait a minute! Raffles are illegal for non-registered charitable groups in the state of California! Yay! All that work for nothing. And we had to collect all the tickets and fliers back from everyone. I was devastated. Who knew that raffles were so bad? Not me. That is a major first-time charitable quilt organizer faux-pas.
Luckily we were able to change the process around, after a LOT of work. We are now working directly with the Susan G. Komen foundation, and we're going to be able to have a drawing for the quilt on behalf of the foundation. I'm glad to have it all sorted, but wow, what a stressful day!
But what cheered me up was a visit from my favorite little bird on the window ledge by my desk...
It just sang its little heart out, and lightened mine a bit.