This Saturday and Sunday is the Point Roberts Christmas Craft Fair. There was a short, practice session on Friday night to make sure everything was working right, and it appeared to be. Twenty or thirty people came to the trial and with 20 or 30 crafters about, as well, it was a nice crowd and there was cheese and crackers and wine, and singing and a little shopping, and lots of talking and comparing this year with last year and the years before that.
The Friends of the P.R. Library has a table at the Craft Fair, as it did last year. It is covered with donations from local people who want to help make our new library appear as fast as possible. I know most of the fiber arts people, so it is overly representative of fiber crafts, but we also have some other things, including a charming clock made from a Washington State license plate, and five sets of hand-decorated paper clips (you really have to see them to appreciate them), a yoga mat and four lessons at Madrona Yoga Studio, lots of exquisite small, hand-made leather wallets brought to us by my neighbor, and a passel of quilts, quilted things, and knit and felted things, including carrying covers for your new Kindle if you have one or are expecting to get one. Also, Christmas tree ornaments that are one of a kind.
Despite the fierce cold, we hope you will be able to make your way to the Community Center (Saturday, 10-4, Sunday, 11-3) to see if something Christmas-y might return home with you. Also, we have Christmas Donation cards through which you can give a gift of a library to the readers on your list; especially the local ones.
We are hoping that this event will help us get to the $300,000 mark that we expect to reach by the end of the year. Because all the proceeds from our table will go to the Library Fund, the price of everything that people buy at our table will be matched by our year-end matching fund. Come look, perhaps buy, wish us well, and wish the new library well.
Judy Ross, for the Friends of the Point Roberts Library