Saturday, December 1, 2007

Craft Fair 2007

Today was our 4th Annual Arts and Crafts fair at Lighthouse. We hold it to support the Women's Ministries at Lighthouse. For the past 3 years I have headed up the organization of it with the help of two wonderful people, Barb Boelens and Joanie Hodson. This year I have stepped back a step and allowed Joanie to take over my baby (you may not know how hard this is for me : - ) Each year it grows a little more. We have new crafters come, but we also have some old favorites that we have begun to build relationships with. Joanie and I got to church this morning at 6:00 am and left after 3:00 pm. It is a long, but fun day! I usually spend the rest of the evening sitting in my lazy boy with my feet up. This year I think was the best so far. We had a steady stream of people all day, only little lulls. Women's Ministries at Lighthouse are such a vital part of the ministry that it is always a pleasure to be a part of helping it. I know that I would not be where I am in my spiritual life, if not for the wonderful Bible studies that I have attended.

I also couldn't resist adding a picture of my little crafter. Every once in a while Bekah will knit hats. She is making them for babies at the Family Life Center here in town, and for the homeless. Hopefully this week her mother will get on the stick and take her down to Degage to give them some hats, and the $62.00 she has collected for them. She has a wonderful heart for people!
Have a wonderful evening! Enjoy the warmth of your home as it blows and snows outside! We have a wonderfully warm fire going right now, and our family is watching "Amazing Grace".


Anonymous said...

Hey would Becca like some yarn? when we were cleaning out opa and Oma's house there were several skeens (sp?) in a bag that didn't even look like they had been used at all. I can check if they're still there if you want.

Mari said...

What a wonderful thing Bekah is doing - I love these kids innocent and giving hearts. I missed the craft show again! Every year it is on my weekend to work and since I'm there from 7-3 I can't come! Maybe next year.

Melissa said...

Today was fun, and the turn out was excellent! Lovely picture of me you have there (not! oh well...) I think that is just awesome of Bekah to make those hats and that she's raised money too is soooo cool! What did you think of Amazing Grace? Isn't it a great movie?

A Stone Gatherer said...

I thought the movie was excellent! That should be a movie in our collection and probably will be when the price is right! The kids had lots of questions about what it was about.

Anonymous said...

Kim.. Tell Bekah that hospitals and places like Degage are in need of itty bitty baby booties for premies. Just don't sew up the heel and make them very small!!! I used to have a pattern for them. I have to look for it. Its great she is doing that.