Sunday, May 27, 2007

Who knew?

That Laura Bush is a good friend of the stained glass window artist and would be at the dedication this morning?! Here I am thinking it is just special music they hired us for - I did not know we would have special people there too.

I took my camera on a whim just because this church is so pretty I wanted a photo. Who knew I could get the First Lady too??

I guess you never know who will be in the audience.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

I'm a bad girl

Thanks y'all!!! Italy was very romantic. We would like to go back sometime. And Woodstock was indeed an experience for the then 15 year old attendee. And if you were wondering, my parents told me I could not go but being the rebellious young thing at that time - I went anyway. After all, it was only 6 miles from where we lived! How could I not!!??!! Strangely enough, for all my hard rockin' Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Band, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, etc. rebellious youth, I have become quite conservative in my attitudes. Go figure.

Yes, I am indeed a bad, bad girl. And my husband does not help when he enables my by saying - "Have fun, I hope you find something you like!" You may think my misbehavior must relate to my colorful past, but no - it is indeed in the present. Read on~

I received an email from Jill telling me of her Woolie Ewe's Birthday Sale - 35% off everything in the store. So I drove over this morning and I found a few (HA!) little items:

I bought Mason-Dixon Knitting 'cos so many people have knit such cool items from it! The pattern is another Sirdar - #8872 - and the black ribbon yarn is the Ocean for which the sweater is designed. I thought it would be sweet for concerts. And of course, some yummy LL sock yarn in Denim. Like I don't have enough sock yarn .....

So as if that is not bad enough, after I arrive back home the postman rings my bell and delivers a box from KP containing this:

Here we have 3 colors of Essentials sock yarn on the left (what??? MORE sock yarn?), 6 Shine Sport in Orchid for a little tank top, the color card to go with said Shine, 2 packs of pins for blocking and one #3 circ.

But I am trying to be a good girl as well and put my personal UFOs on hold to knit this little blanket for a favorite former student who's baby shower is in 2 weeks:

I bought the (acrylic/ nylon blend) yarn at Hobby Lobby with a 40% discount (see, I am trying to be good). I know the pattern is a bit holey for a baby blanket, but I thought it was pretty. And it came from a Filatura Di Crosa baby pattern book.

Please cross your fingers that I can complete this (and keep my ADD knitting sanity even though I am staying on this one project until completion) by June 16.......

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I've Been Tagged

Well, miss Kozy Kitty tagged me. So now you will know more about me than you ever thought you needed to!

Here are the instructions: List 7 random things about yourself on your blog along with the rules then tag seven other residents of the blogosphere to do the same!

1. I met my husband of 20 years in Italy while performing in the Opera Orchestra for the annual Puccini Opera Festival. We lived in Lucca for two months and were kidded that we had our honymoon first.

2. I am an advanced open water certified scuba diver, though I no longer dive.

3. I have toured with or performed locally with many, including Reba McIntyre, Willie Nelson, The Moody Blues, Yanni, and Andrea Bocelli.

4. I love sushi.

5. I do not buy movies to watch over and over, nor do I generally reread books.

6. I have lived in a total of five states: NY, Vermont, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas.

7. And last but not least, I attended the original Woodstock.

Okay, if there are seven of you who are dying to do this - have at it!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Cece started

Thanks for all your encouraging words! I have been wearing my little Bolero with pride. The women at my LYS were also complemetary. Wooo hooo! And,(with a big smile on her face) I have begun my namesake sweater, Cece. Here is one side of the front:

I am using Shine Sport - soft and smooth! I really like this yarn - must get more :-)

My dear students have been gifting me with these beauties:


Dendrobium Orchids

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bach and the Bolero

Last week was another hectic one, I performed the Bach Double Concerto at one of the music club meetings. Sarah, the violinist was great. Emily, our pianist was great, and Ceci the oboist - well, I should not toot my own horn. :-) Let's just say I was quite pleased with the performance.

Then we had symphony rehearsals and performance on the weekend. And on Tuesday, I subbed for a friend on oboe 2 and d'amore 2 in the Bach Magnificat. It has been quite a ride. Things calm down now and I can get in more knitting.

Ah, speaking of knitting, here is the Bolero!!!!

I began it on April 18 and finished May 9.

Specs: Sirdar pattern #8706, Luxury Cotton DK, #4 KP options circs

On to the next project ........