For the third year in a row, I have been a part of the handbell choir at my parents' church. Aside from playing in Sunday church services periodically we always have a fairly busy Christmas schedule. AND we carry out the fairly busy Christmas schedule donned in our Dickens' Era best. Petticoats, large hats, bustles, & high-collared shirts are among the 31-piece outfits.
|Rachel & I and our hobo gloves...together we had 5 missing fingers; good thing the weather wasn't cold that day!|
|The magical workshop filled with all of my|
favorite colors & lots of shiny things!!
|I also learned several sewing terms: this here|
is a type of finish ribbon who's proper
name I have already forgotten!?
Jeff, Emily, Jake, & I were able to make one of the six shows on the weekend of her graduation. I was dancing in my seat for the entirety of the show!
Jeff gave me a new camera for Christmas [!!!] and it has this really cool panorama feature. [You will be seeing a lot of panoramas from here on out!] Below is a panorama of the sanctuary during the final parade. So fun!
After the show, Jeff took the 4 of us out for a celebratory dinner: Emily's graduation & my new job! We went to a wonderful, local Italian place [a personal favorite genre of food] and very much enjoyed atmosphere & live music.
|Jake & Emily|
|Jeff & Ellen|