Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday Meanderings 12 - 16 - 2019

Concert week is over -- it was a fantastic week too! 

7 days, 3 rehearsals and 3 performances. 

Our neighborhood chorus had an open dress rehearsal and a performance -- both went well and were well attended. We followed it up with a party the next morning.  The white elephant swap was great fun. Music was turned in and we are on hiatus until late January.  

The Spotsylvanians concerts were Saturday and Sunday. They were fabulous.  We were rocking a Jazzy Christmas. Every song was a jazzy version of an old favorite.  The audience loved it.  Close to the end we sang "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" with a special appearance by the Grinch himself.  Photo ops were available afterward.  Here's Sophie with Mr. Grinch. 

He was roaming part of the auditorium while we were singing and he jumped on the seat in front of Natalie and Ellie.  Yikes!  Theo was watching him after the song with some trepidation. 

The concert ended with "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" with both Santa and Mrs. Claus walking through the audience.  The song was definitely jazzy and really high energy.  Great fun for all of us. 

Here's all of the grands in front of the backdrop the Spotsylvanians provided for picture taking  I had no idea the two girls were in matching dresses.  They do like to dress alike.  As does Sophie and Theo.  The best news is everyone enjoyed the concert and we had a great time afterwards with the whole family having pizza at our house.  It's become a tradition that everyone seems to like. 

We now have a lot more free time than we've had for the last couple of weeks.  I was able to squeeze a little studio time.  I've done another "thing" on my embroidery machine.  I've got one little thing to stitch on to the "thing" that is so close to being done.   I'll do the stitching today at our hand stitching/knitting/crocheting group.  Then it is on to three more "things."  Sorry. I'm not sure whether the family reads this blog or not. But I am taking pictures to share later. Hum, my goals for the next 9 days! 

Despite not having a whole lot of time at home I did get all the blocks for a Happy Block quilt done.  You've been seeing them progress over the past month or so.  I may redo a block because I'm not thrilled with the distribution of the outside colors. The yellow, green, orange blocks together in the top row doesn't work for me.  And, I'm evaluating the inner 5" blocks to see if the mix of fun and realistic works. More specifically -- are there too many really juvenile prints that upper grade students, 5th through say, beginning high school, would dislike.  I'm hoping to give this one to the Taps program in the spring. 

I'm linking with my normal parties:  Oh Scrap, Monday Making, and Design Wall Monday.  Hope you'll hop over to see what's going on. 

Sewing is calling my name although it will be mostly hand work this afternoon. 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. So glad to read/see that the concerts were a success! It seems that holiday happenings are front-loaded to the beginning of December allowing social down-time later on. The happy blocks are happy indeed. I didn't see anything glaring in the "frame" colors but I well know that if it looks off to the quilt maker it just won't feel right.

  2. Great photo of the Grands! Have fun working on the "things" on your goal list.

  3. I love seeing your GK's all dressed up! Sounds like your concert was a rousing success :)

  4. What a fun picture of the grands. Sounds like a very fun concert, well worth all the work. Hope you can get in some relaxation and stitching. Enjoy the run up to the holiday.


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