Monday, January 14, 2008

Winter Tea Time and Dumbledore's Army

It's finally time to break the winter cold spell with a little letterbox Gathering.

Saturday, February 2, 2008
Columbia Public Library, Conference Room B, 1st floor
1:30-5 p.m.

Schedule (see details below):
1:30 Dumbledore's Army Plotting Session
2:30 Break for Tea and Stamp Exchanges and Contest Voting
3-5 Arts and Craft Session

In the tradition of English Tea Time, we will have an afternoon Gathering at 2:30 p.m. and drink a little tea, eat a few snacks (kudos to anyone that actually bring crumpets) and do a little letterboxing arts and crafts show and tell. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate, teach or learn letterboxing-related crafts such as making aged paper, creative logbooks, intricate box containers, stamp carving, etc. This will also be the time for the traditional exchange signature stamp images and meeting new people.

Also, as promised, the winner of the Short Sweet and Sassy contest will be voted upon and a prize awarded. If you have not yet found the boxes related to this series, now is the time to go hunt for them so you can make an informed vote.

Prior to the 2:30 Gathering time, if you wish to help plan the annual Spring Gathering (and/or find out how you can volunteer to help), join us at 1:30 for a gathering of Dumbledore's Army (a fitting title considering the Harry Potter theme of the Spring Gathering). We will be planning and making preparations for the spring event which is traditional the largest Gathering event of the year. I expect we will draw up to 75 people this year and so some coordination, planning and volunteers will be a must for this event. If you have not yet marked your calendars for the Spring Gathering, it will be all day Saturday and Sunday May 3-4 at Binder Lake Park in Jefferson City.

If you have questions or need information, please reply in the comments section or contact me directly through


ahistory said...

Sounds like a good time. I would love to help out for the spring fling.

I was wondering if you could post a listing of all contest entries. I have found some, but I am sure there are quite a few I am missing.


Dee Dee said...

I was wondering the same thing so I looked through the list. This is what I came up with so please add any that I may have left off.

Quiet Please!
My Sassy Secret
Diva Pickle
Stealthy Kewps
A Drive Interrupted
Blackberry Hill
Get My Drift

Do you have to find them all to vote? I haven't found the last 2 yet. I've made sev. attempts at Get my drift but Im still adrift- Arghh!!

I hope to be at the gathering,
Dee Dee

Fox-fyr said...

The only other contest entry I can remember is by Lady in Red (the clue refers to a garden and some flowers) but I believe it's down for maintenance.

You do not have to find them all to vote.

As far as Arts and Crafts go, we will be quite limited in both space and time (though some would argue that space-time is infinite) and tables so we may consider doing demonstrations rather than tons of art projects. If you have a particular project you would like a lesson on, please let us know so that we can prepare.

Lnd-Crzr said...

I just posted this onto AQ as well.


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nugglebugs said...

Just a note -- our "Quiet Please!" Box was created for the Short Sweet Sassy contest and will be retired after the February 2 gathering.