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Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 19, 2013 - 08:17am PT
BUMP! gear gear gear!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 19, 2013 - 08:41am PT
Hi Sonya, in the spirit of what goes around comes around I sent you 18-19 of my old Chouinard (and a Cassin) Wired stoppers so you can build some more. They're is no conditions on them, they're yours and if I see them on ebay no worries (I'm kidding, but no conditions):-)

You really dressed up the one you donated for Ians family, and mine don't looks any better...ok, maybe one or 2 do. So it's a good use, if anyone else has any she'll make good use of them. Should be at your place by Monday I'd expect. Coming postal to your PO Box.

Be nice to see the diamond C on some of these.



VERY nice work.
SofCookay

climber
Jan 19, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Couchmaster,

I am humbled and touched by your generosity - thank you VERY much for the stoppers and no worries, they will definitely not end up on Ebay...I promise I will put them to good use and turn them into something beautiful that others will enjoy.

In return, I hope you will allow me to turn one of them into a necklace for you.

This is just the pick-me-up I needed. My sister passed away unexpectedly last week, just a few days shy of her 50th birthday, and as you can imagine, this was devastating to me and my family.

Some of you may know that part of the reason I started creating and selling stopper necklaces and earrings is to help fund my hike of the Pacific Crest Trail starting in April of this year. I am hiking this trail to honor the memory of my sister Mae, who passed away 8 years ago at the age of 35, my mother, who passed away 7 years ago, and now my sister Tammy.

So thank you again for your kindness, it is truly appreciated.

Sonya
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 19, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
Thats so awesome. Thanks for the offer too on making me one, but I stopped wearing necklass's when I got old:-) They're all yours, hope you make a lot of money off them and that your art gets noticed. I sure noticed it due to your generosity to donate one for Ians family. Thanks for that and enjoy!!!! Sorry to hear of your familys troubles. Have a great hike!!!


Mark, photo 7, is that a Yates big dude next to the Maroon metolius? Do you know the size? (comp to #6 or 7 Camalot? That should get a nice nickel once it's identified and the wide boyzs see it.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 19, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Just checked, I have one just like it and mine is a HB Flexi-Fit, comparable in size to a #5 Wild Country. Nice cam.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 19, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Wow Sonya, it's amazing what people have to endure and yet still find a reason to smile. I think you and Michele Gill are two awesome folks!

Susan
SofCookay

climber
Jan 20, 2013 - 07:16am PT
Always look for the light, Susan - I promise, it is there.
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 20, 2013 - 07:36am PT
Sonya I am so sorry to hear of the losses you have suffered in your family. My condolences to you for this most recent loss as well. I wish you the best and hope you have a wonderful trip along the Crest trail!
Is there somewhere to see more photos of the jewelry you make?
Audrey
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 20, 2013 - 08:50am PT
Always look for the light, Susan - I promise, it is there.

Yes Sonya, you speak the truth!

Susan
SofCookay

climber
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:55am PT
Audrey, thank you so much for the kind words, I really appreciate it! Can't wait to hit the trail...

I sell my jewelry through Etsy and you can view it here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaeMonkey

Currently, the shop is very low on stopper necklaces as I just about sold out of them all during Christmas. I am making a bunch of new ones that will be posted this week, but I have to buy a new camera as mine was stolen from my hotel room while I was back home in Texas. Argh. I do a lot of custom work as well.

Thanks again!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 20, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Just sold a bunch of biners and some cams. The pile is getting smaller and smaller but there are still a few brand new and other really useful items left!

The generosity of you SuperTopians is a wonder to behold!
Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Hi Sonya, I am so sorry to hear about all of your losses. My thoughts and prayers are with you. So glad to see you hitting the trail in honor of your loved ones. This spring, Trevor (our son) and I hope to go skydiving in honor of Ian. We call it flying for dad. Everyone on this thread has been so thoughtful and inspiring. Whatta great bunch of folks!
SofCookay

climber
Jan 21, 2013 - 07:39am PT
Hi Michelle, that is awesome! Please take lots of pictures and share them with all of us here - would love to see you and your son's flying adventure. No doubt Ian would be quite proud. Skydiving terrifies me - I'd rather hike 2,650 miles than jump out of a plane - ha!

Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Jan 21, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
Mark, don't be a boob! Bump!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:11am PT
Up for a really important thread!
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:01am PT
Bump for boobs and gear!
SofCookay

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 09:40am PT
This is the first of Ian's stoppers that I have made into a necklace. A portion of the proceeds from this sale, and others made from his stoppers, will go to his family.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/121413597/rock-climber-necklace-climbing-stopper

Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 23, 2013 - 09:47am PT
Sonya it's beautiful!! and what a beautiful gesture on your part to donate proceeds from your sales.
I just may have to post your link on Facebook if you don't mind!
Audrey
SofCookay

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 09:55am PT
Thank you, Audrey, and by all means, please share. I have more of his stoppers to create with, this is just the start! It is truly an honor to have them to work with.

Almost forgot - you can also go to my company's Facebook page and "like" it (if you wish) to see updates and listings of his stoppers - you can always share the listing directly from my page.

https://www.facebook.com/StoneMetalDesign
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:04am PT
oh even better, i will definitely do that!
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