but when it came down to it i couldn't resist. the week after thanksgiving is always short and busy. this year was not only 'not the exception' it was worse than usual. that's why i opted out of the gingerbread display at the library. just too busy. too, too busy.
until the first couple houses arrived that wednesday night.....
the entry information says it can be made of any material, i was working, it was a slow night, so i got busy. i dug through the pile of boxes, browsed a couple of affordable house plans books for designs and started to measure and cut. by the time i got home i had the house in mind and the pieces cut - ready to assemble and decorate. it would have to be finished with materials i had on hand at home - no special shopping due to time constraints. i figure i put in about 10 hours between appointments and work schedules. on my way out of town at 9:00 friday morning i delivered this to the library.
i look forward to this each year and while it pains me to admit i didn't bake my gingerbread this time it was a fun challenge to see what i could do.
here are a few other entries:
click to enlarge and get a good look at at the blue convertible belonging to thelma and louise.
did i mention the pony express riders came to the library saturday morning to take our deposited christmas cards for delivery?? gothenburg bills itself as the pony express capitol so the local group is working with the postal service to arrange for a special cancellation privilege. quite a tedious process as you can imagine. they've had the saddle and an official, authentic mochila (where are the pictures!?)on display in our lobby along with a special box to deposit your stamped, addressed christmas cards. things aren't finalized but they received permission to ride the mail down the road to the next station. check your cards for their special stamp and save me an envelope because i meant to send one home so i could see it.....