Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Helping Out

One of my sister's working place had a bake/craft fundraiser yesterday to raise money for two of its coworkers to help them with their medical expenses.  

Me and my sisters met on Sunday to work on our donations.

Geri made the pecan tarts.


Sweetie and Didi made Holland Cookies.  

Sweetie used the recipe that she saved from her high school homemaking class, wouldja believe.   I'll share her recipe with you in my next post.

I made Pizzelles.  If you don't know the story on how I scored this pizzelle iron, you can find out here

Didi put together some fruit mui which she had prepared earlier.

She helped Sweetie make and assemble some somen salad.


My mom donated some of her crocheted dish towels.

These are bracelets that I made with mostly swap meet finds. 

Geri made this ruby, pearl and quartz bracelet.

We had some ramen and Sekiya okazuya food for lunch.  

It took us about 7 hours to complete everything, but the time just flew by.  It was a great way to spend the day . . . and for a worthwhile cause too.


Kalin's Mommy said...

Wow, everything looked good!

jalna said...

Thanks, Mich!

Anonymous said...

How kind and generous you all are!

jalna said...

Anon, mostly was just good fun doing it.

Myko said...

These are great ideas for bake sales to benefit my work place fundraising (March of Dimes & Aloha United Way). Do you have any other suggestions?

Anonymous said...

J: I really wish I knew you back at KHS. You're too funny. I admire your creative skills, I love the bracelets the 3rd and 4th from the left, so pretty.

And the food. OMG - did y'all learn from your mom becuz I saw that your bro is also a chef. You guys are major foodies!

I'll be impatiently waiting for your cookie recipe, they looked along with your pizzele (sp) and concidently read your past blogs about the other nite.

Aloha - N

Leslie's pics said...

Wow, that's awesome. Looks like you guys worked hard! They must be so grateful... :) Looked yummy too!

Susan said...

I like how every single craft and food item is homemade. Nowadays people like to buy ready made and sell. I'd buy all your stuff!

jalna said...

Myko, my sister said that someone put together hawaiian food lunches. Also had individual cake slices. Even had guppies and worm decomposition kits. Having a rummage sale might be good too.

Thanks, N! I'm the only one in my family that doesn't cook. Everybody else, including my son and my husband, can cook good.

Thanks Les. My sister said that one of the recipients who sits right next to her at work cried and cried the day of the fundraiser because she was so touched.

Awww, thanks Susan!

jason.f.leong said...

Wow this is so intense! You guys don;t mess around

jalna said...

LOL, Jason. We each kinda had our own agendas and would help each other out in between. Worked out good.

K and S said...

so much ono stuffs!

jalna said...

Yah, Kat!!!

Nippon Nin said...

The pizzelles iron for $3 An amazing deal! And they look great!So did other foods. The bracelets are so nice.
What a fantastic group of people! It was very kind of you.

jalna said...

Aww . . . thanks, Akemi!