"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Charity Needs Help--and Katya Helps Her

Since this blog is mostly about Katya and the process our family has gone through to get her home, and her progress now that she is home, I wondered if this was the appropriate venue to share about Charity and her project, but I finally decided it was. It involves the star of this blog--Katya--in every which direction, so yes, certainly so!

Back in the late fall or early winter, Charity's violin teacher told her that she needed an upgraded violin. Hers was an inexpensive one as violins go, and her playing had surpassed what music she could coax out of it. He said that she needed to be thinking about a violin in the $1,500 price range.

Charity knew what he said was true, and was very excited at the thought of upgrading, but sweet and caring girl that she is, she told us she would wait to upgrade until after we got Katya home and paid off her adoption expenses. That way, she was able to focus on helping sew and craft for Katya's adoption expenses.  Now that we have the adoption out of the way, Charity  is ful swing in trying to finish raising the funds that she needs. She needs only around $400 more to upgrade her violin, since she can turn in the violin she has currently for credit towards the new one AND she had some money saved already towards an upgrade.

She has been busily sewing in almost every spare moment she has, as well as raiding her stash of vintage-like dresses that she has collected, with plans to sell them. Because her violin is very important to her. And she so badly  wants to be able to get a better one soon that she's willing to sacrifice--just like Katya, facing a horrible future and possible death was so important to her that she was willing to sacrifice for Katya!

Now, Katya is trying to help Charity get her violin! Yes, she really is! I present the following photographic evidence of this for your pleasure! These photos were taken JUST TODAY so are "hot off the camera" so to speak!


What? You say you don't see how Katya is trying to help?! Well, Miss Katya has a real aversion to getting her photo taken! And yet look at her--here she is in this photo and all the rest, modeling the apron and bucket bag that Charity made to sell to help add to her violin fund! Just look at Katya!


Nicely trimmed Cobbler Apron with cordinating green polka dot fabric making the pockets.

Check out the hand stitching around some of the owls on the bucket bag! Charity is always looking for ways to ramp up her projects and take them from "ordinary" to "special"!

Katya, smart girl that she is, hung the bucket bag on the door knob all on her own!

Asking $15.00 for the apron, and $6.00 for the bucket bag if purchased separately. If purchased together, $20.00

These are made from quality 100% cotton that is brand new and from our non-smoking home. Made with care and precision by Charity, to help raise funds for her violin. Intended to fit a child in the 4 to 6 year age range, depending on size. Ties at the sides with ties. Pops off and on over the head. First come, first served, so please email at: phdfam@gmail.com if you are interested. We accept PayPal or personal check (item will not ship till it's cleared.)
Stay tuned for more items coming soon!!

2 comments:

Mike and Christie said...

What a great idea! I would love to hear Charity playing the violin!

Rachel said...

Sent you an email!

Blessings,
Rachel Whitmire
Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
Reece's Rainbow Down Syndrome Adopiton Ministry
rachel@reecesrainbow.org
www.reecesrainbow.org