Thursday, June 12, 2008

Soap gathering

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.


Unknown said...

Hmmmmm....VERY tempting...........
You do an excellent job that is much appreciated, by the way :)

robin andrea said...

That does look like a lot of work, and you are so organized and neat. Hope it's a good meeting and a good time.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the hard work you do!

Katie B said...

Oooooo! Those look great! We do appreciate all the work, time and energy you put in. THANK YOU!! See ya on Friday!

MamaHen said...

Oh, Crafts Report! I love that magazine. Excellent resource for craftspeople.

Turtleheart said...

If I remember correctly, we share our anniversary date... so, Happy Anniversary! (if I'm mistaken, then Happy Flag Day!)

ps- those bags looked like a ton of hard work, but quite fabulous in the end

Anil P said...

That sure will have taken a great deal of effort. When things turn out well, the effort feels lighter.

egassner said...

Oh so fun! Looks like some great goodies in there! I wish I could just fly on down :D

Rurality said...

Thanks y'all, the meeting was a blast and I had the BEST time.

I'm passing on the mantle of "Vendor Donations Coordinator" for next year. Three years seems to be the burnout rate for the job. :)

Thanks Turtleheart! I did get home in time for at least part of my anniversary! Happy late anniversary to you too!