Mum belongs to an organization which is putting on an auction in a few weeks. They want donations, naturally. Mum decided to give them 3, what she calls, baskets. One is a small fabric box with 10 or 12 hot wheels and a portion of a kit to launch them. Another is a baby quilt she just finished, along with 7 storybooks associated with the quilt (monkeys), she bought a carryall for those. The last item was another quilt and stuffed animal gift for a baby. She hasn’t completed the last one, but the others were ready to go. She purchased ONE plastic gift bag cover for the lot. I admit, I didn’t look at the package that held the
plastic see thru bag until I opened it. I get how she didn’t realise there was only one in the bag. However, only one means I can wrap only one item.
Another frustrating thing is the carryall for the quilt. The contraption expands and is larger than I thought! I could have used it to cart a good portion of the clothes I brought with me to Alaska. OK, a small portion-- It is lightweight and expands like that darn foam crap you use to fill cracks. Somehow, I am supposed to neatly put the quilt and the books in this bag and then put them inside a different bag for display purposes. I already used all the ‘scrap’ stuffing paper in the container with the hot wheels. I could put a blanket and a crib sheet set inside this darn carryall and still have room for the quilt and books!
This is what gets me the most, though. In all the wrapping debris she has that I can find, there is no normal tissue paper (it is all Christmas). The only wrapping ribbon I’ve found is hot pink (it will work for the monkeys, but I cut apart a saved ribbon stash to get enough black to tie the hot wheels bag closed!). She does not have any more display gift bags. And I cannot find a hole punch to use on the photograph I took of the stuff that is inside the display bag. Mum was pissed cuz people were ‘rifling’ thru the things people had brought in. She insists they are screwing up the whole auction and they don’t know what they are doing. She was not asked to help, so it is none of her business, but she is pissed (most of those last three sentences are verbatim!). Anyway, because of that rudeness on the part of people visiting the center or working there, she wants everything sealed. So, I took photos of the items to put outside the bags. It won’t help a lot, but it gives mom a peace of mind as to keeping people from prying into the goods. But, I need a hole punch. Taping the photo to the bag is a little bit tacky. Although, tacky might be the name of the game. Shudder!
If I had known I didn’t have the items we needed, I could have gotten them on Wednesday when we went into town. I’m not sure what she’ll decide to do now. I guess we’ll not take these things in today and go shopping for more stuff. Go, figure.