Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Silent Auction, version 2013

You may have thought I talked myself out about the silent auction, but that was last year's silent auction. There's a whole new year of silent auction for me to talk about! But I won't. So much. Just a little, okay? A while back the cross-stitch ladies thought that maybe they could make a set of ornaments, each person making one or two to complete a set to hang on the Christmas tree. I found a cute nativity in a book and bought some vinyl aida for us to stitch on. (I wanted perforated plastic, but I went with what I found.) When I brought it in one Friday, only one other cross-stitcher was in attendance. So I pitched the plan. And she bit...and then she stitched all of the ornaments herself. All.of.the.ornaments.

All they need is some felt and glue and they're ready to hang!

By contrast, another attendee brings me two pieces of stitching she found in a thrift store, and tells me I can finish them for the tree. Oh really? Can I? She was a little put out that I wasn't excited by this transaction. You don't say.

10 comments:

Beth said...

The ying and the yang of volunteer efforts all summed up there.

Melody said...

The ornaments look really cute. What a sweetheart to stitch them all. Kudos to her! :)

Linda said...

Wow!! Congrats to the lady that stitched all the ornaments. Do you get to finish them?

Linda

Marcy said...

What a doll! The first lady, not the thrift store shopper ;)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

The Nativity set is really cute!

Pamela said...

The nativity set is very nice, as is the woman who stitched all of them. I don't know if it is available in the US, but in Japan I buy a peel and stick felt (three sheets for 105 yen - about $1) and use it on the back of perforated paper ornaments. It is so much easier than glue.

valerie said...

For some people it's "all or nothing". That was sweet of the lady to stitch all the ornies. They are really cute. Now the other lady...really?! I guess she thought her 50 cent contribution on the thrift find was enough.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love Beth's comment! Lovely set of ornies stitched by your industrious volunteer.

My favourite excuse for people not helping at toddlers/playgroup/school is "I've got children". Guess what? We all have, that's why we're here helping out LOL

Silverlotus said...

Whaa! That is something else, both good and bad. Also, I'm glad I'm a hermit and don't have to deal with people. (Okay, I wish I was a hermit.)

Needle Nicely said...

That nativity is really nice. Who designed it? And kudos to the lady who stitched it all.