Friday, October 30, 2009

Decking the Halls and Stocking the Shelves

Decking the Halls...I sit here in my warm kitchen, in my warm bathrobe, drinking my warm cup of tea, as I think warm thoughts about Christmas. In a few minutes I will head out to the Shop and pack up all the Halloween goodies and put on some Christmas music and start to deck the halls with Christmas goodies! I am so excited to make the change in the Shop. We have been getting lots of new goodies! Tim and I have been so busy working on some custom orders and also cutting and painting signs. I have lots of new signs for the Shop. This is the start of the busiest time of the year for us. Our house is starting to look like Santa's Workshop! I just wish Santa would give me an early Christmas present...A MAID AND A housework has suffered...oh well, we have to keep our customers happy...housework will just have to wait!

Stocking the Shelves: And as I sit here in my warm kitchen eating my warm bowl of oatmeal my thoughts turn to people who are waking up today with no food in their food to feed their children. The Brickhouse Craft Shop is accepting donations of non~perishable food and NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS. I volunteer at the Food Bank at the Upper Dauphin Human Services Center, Clearfield Street in Elizabethville. I was there yesterday and our shelves are so bare. We have so many more clients coming in asking for can you help? We will have a box on our porch at all times for donations. You don't even have to come when we are open to make a donation ( but we would love to meet you and to thank you). You can even stop by the Center (across from the Library in Eville). Every Christmas the Center has a Christmas program where parents can come and "shop" for presents for their children. We are expecting a lot more parents to sign up for this program and we need toys. I can't imagine a child waking up on Christmas morning and not having any please help. I know times are tough for all of us..but it we can give a little we can help a please help. And for all our followers of our blog, please go to your local Food Bank and make a donation or even volunteer. Thank you.


Cathy Hughes-Webster said...

Looking forward to seeing you and Tim next Saturday and sharing a cup of tea on your lovely porch.

TeresaM said...

Hey.......... I want a maid and cook too!!!

I'm going for groceries today and will drop off something for our food bank in town! Thanks for the push Patti!!!

Happy painting and decorating!

bspinner said...

I will try to stop by tomorrow with some groceries for the Food Bank.
See you soon,