Sunday, November 9, 2008

Working on plans for Vintage Winter Gathering

I'm lost in a cloud, well what's new? My mind is jumbled right now with ideas, plans, goals, etc., for the Vintage Winter Gathering. There are a lot of details to work out. We went over yesterday to paint the tops of the tables in the kitchen. They had always been covered with plastic tableclothes, and we were needing to get a coat of "something" on them b/f the kids spilled cocoa on them during church, but now it's even more of a push, so that people can sit at them and have their coffee and pie. I thought about leaving them wood and just varnishing them, but traditionally, they would have been a white-ish color anyway, so that's what I'm going with. I have a list of honey-dos for Randy so that we can have displays set up the way we want. Things are already coming in and probably more in the next few days.
I'm working on signs for the show; I want that out of the way wayyyyy ahead of time. We're about 3 1/2 miles out of town, so we need to make sure we have the path cleared! I believe Sherri (Flowers & Fluff) is going to have some of her greens done on Tuesday so that we can see what to expect, hopefully I can give you a peek. I am so anxious to see the church all glittered up for Christmas! I know a lot of people in our own community have never even been in the church building, so it will be fun to be hosts!
What else? There's tons on my mind, I've just lost it LOL. I'm very excited to see the "Oregon Historian" come out this month. Tracy Laine, the editor for the Historian (great job BTW Tracy!), is doing a write up on the old building. I guess I hadn't realized it but the little building is the oldest church in our area!! She was very gracious to write it up and to "advertise" the show for us at the same time. Guess that's the break I get for being her old babysitter??? What, we're not THAT far apart in age, but I guess she did have a younger sister, too. Anyway, it was very nice of her to do this for me! Be SURE to get the paper, I think she has it all over the place, including the Pearl District.
Well, I'll have more news as it comes! -I feel like a reporter!


Debra said...

It sounds like the Vintage Winter Gathering is going to be wonderful! Wish I lived close by!

Cher said...

We'll have to call you The Plain and Simple Reporter!

The Texas Woman

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Sounds like it will be a wonderful show!
About seeing wild foxes, you won't believe this, but I promise it's the Daddy had a family of foxes that he would feed. Every evening right at dark, he would put food out for them and whistle. A few minutes later, they would come and eat. At first, only the male was coming, then he brought along a female. A couple of months later, two little ones came with them! I couldn't believe it either until I saw it for myself. We had to be completely still & quiet on the porch, or they wouldn't come. But that soon changed when they started trusting us. At the time my Grandaddy was living with my parents and he got too friendly with the foxes. Daddy was checking on him and he was in the yard bent down about to grab one of the foxes! Daddy was so afraid that Grandaddy was going to get hurt, so he stopped feeding them and would chase them away when they came. My Grandaddy thought he could pet them like dogs, and I think my Daddy realized that somebody might get hurt if he didn't put a stop to it.
They are beautiful creatures and so graceful! I wish I could have gotten a picture of them, but that would have frightened them half to death! And it's hard to get a good pic at night.
Have a great week!

Laurie said...

Sounds like you've got your hands full. Don't forget to slow down and breathe every now and then. Have fun!!! Laurie