Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Activities...

In the bible, Deborah is a judge.
So today, I took on my biblical moniker and became a judge.
Of sorts.
I was asked to be a part of the Christmas Fantasia, a fundraiser for our local county's food pantry.
The trees, wreaths and table decors are judged then all of them are auctioned off to benefit the very important non profit.
The pantry supplies sustenance for so many, not just at Christmas time, but year round. Many people rely on the leg up that the pantry signifies for them.
So, it was a pleasure to take a small part of this important work.
Turns it is was an easy gig too.
The other two 'wreath judges' and I were in nearly complete accord and our time at the Christmas Fantasia took a minimum of time.
Fun time. Lot's of work goes into this and I so appreciate all that took part in it, on both sides; those that made items to auction, the organizers and those that bid on the beautiful items.
And bless the recipients of all the good that will come of it...

And here's our local library director pinning the second place ribbon on this lovely offering.

And our first place winner...
It was really quite beautiful. My inadequate camera hardly does it justice. I now regret not staying and bidding on it.....

And more from the sewing room....
Library bags for two well read little boys.....(my young friend, Emily, gave me this idea from ones that she made years ago...You should check out her blog and see her amazing Halloween costumes from this year...apronwings.typepad.com)
Fun stuff....

4 comments:

  1. OWL BAGS?!?!?!?!!!!!!!
    You have to be kidding me... like I needed another reason to want another bag... ridiculously cute Mom... You KNOWWWWW I love it to pieces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. AHHHHHH!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE OWL LIBRARY BAGS! AH!!!!!!
    More of these are necessary, they will sell like hot cakes!!! Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. YOU HAVE OUT DONE yourself! I love love love them! Too cute!! Owen and Breckin will always remember the Mama's Collection library bags that they recieved as young boys and in the meantime... I am sure all of their friends will want them too!
    LOVE YOU!

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  4. Library bags, huh, not sure I ever would have thought of that but what a brilliant idea. My kids shall always have one, once they reach "library age". What a simple way to teach them responsibility for the borrowed items and make sure they actually make it back to the library. Thanks for the wonderful idea. Hope ya don't mind if I make my own, I'm getting a sewing machine for Christmas. (I think!!!) :)

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