This is how I spent the day yesterday: putting together the goody bags for the annual Alabama Soapmakers meeting.
To start, I make stacks of all the printed materials. Magazines and heavy catalogs go first, business cards and coupons on top.
Persnickety, me? All liquid and possibly-melty things must be segregated in ziplocks! (It's rare that something leaks, but you never know.)
This takes me all day.
My feet are really tired when it's done.
But it's worth it!
Our 10th annual meeting is this weekend. Anne-Marie from Brambleberry is coming! I'm hoping some of her energy will rub off on me.
I wrote about our soap meeting once before here.
I'm so thankful to all our sponsors, who donated door prizes, samples, catalogs, coupons, and all manner of cool stuff. As Vendor Donations Coordinator, I've begged, pleaded, beseeched and harrassed them for the past three years. This year, the economy has sagged. I heard "no" (or silence) more than usual. I can relate -- everybody is pinching pennies. But I'm especially thankful to those vendors who came through for us this time.