Mustang, Oklahoma, United States
60-ish 'child of the prairie' who loves sewing, baking, knitting and most of all -- family & friends.

Monday, April 23, 2007

The work of many hands . . . .

A few weeks ago, a collection of used chairs lined the hallways of the church, just waiting to be cleaned and decorated for our 'Chair-ty' auction. And, each week a few chairs would disappear and some new-improved chairs would take their place - these chairs had obviously gone through total make-overs that involved lots of paint and cosmetic surgery. It was fun to see a plain wooden chair leave and a painted masterpiece take it place -- the creativity was amazing.

Members were also asked to furnish aprons (either purchased or handmade) for our 'Tie One On' apron auction. Members of my Monday night group, Stitchers, furnished quite a few aprons themselves - from full length aprons to cute half aprons - all out of rainbow of colorful fabrics. My dear friend, LB, even sent two aprons all the way from Oregon to support her former church home.

One of the members of our Stitchers group was responsible for table decorations. She made tiny aprons for an assortment of Barbie/Ken dolls. The aproned dolls were centered on the tables along with small wooden chairs painted by another member of our Stitcher group. Nancy and Jackie both did an outstanding job.

Many members contributed to this luncheon and auction benefiting The Mustard Seed Ministry. From all the individuals who participated by decorating a chair or donating an apron, to the church staff members who guided and worked along side us, to the committees sponsoring this project -- the planning spanned many weeks. Planning for the decorating, the meal, entertainment, volunteers for set-up, serving, auctioneering, clean-up. All these tasks toward a very good cause were completed by many hands.

And, I'm humbled to have been even a small part of this project --