Do you know how I can tell?????
I attended my sister's annual Madrigal Dinner!
My sister with my niece and nephew.
And, yes, in case you are wondering, I did make my sister's and niece's costumes.
My sister is a very talented choral director. I really admire her for all she does for her students. She allows them to have a little different perspective during the Christmas season by having her high school students present a Madrigal Dinner, complete with costumes, acting and singing. This is a really cool event to attend, and it is super awesome since my niece is in high school and participates in it. My sister even lets my nephew get in on the act........and trust me.......he has some mad dancing moves........even to Renaissance music! LOL You had to have been there!!!!!
My apologies for the blurry photos.......it's hard to get good photos in such a large dark area!!!!!!
My niece performed as a maiden by the name of "Gossages."
Here she is being scrutinized by the court jester as the Royal Court looks on.
I wish you could hear the beautiful music that was performed!
These students worked so hard, and it really paid off, because now......
I have found my Christmas Spirit this year!
My great room all decked out for Christmas!
The office tree is even up!!!!!!
My handsome boy Valentino loves sitting under the office tree.
I have to admit, he is a REALLY good cat.....I have never seen him bat at ornaments
or climb up in the tree.........EVER! Santa usually rewards him well for being such a good boy!
Sophia Annabella is in her Christmas bow......for this photo only!
Gracie Lu is such a good model! LOL
I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season thus far? I couldn't seem to get in the Christmas spirit this time last year?????
The second clue for Bonnie Hunter's "Grand Illusion" mystery came out on Friday..........
Linking up with Bonnie's Mystery Monday Link Up Part 2!
This was a fun block to make and I LOVE the variety I am going to get in these blocks!
I cannot begin to tell you how much Bonnie's SCRAP USER'S SYSTEM helps!
I am a firm believer in it, and if you haven't thought about organizing your scraps,
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE follow this LINK!
I was able to cut these rectangles out lickety split for this part of the unit from 2.5" strips that were already cut!
Here is a sampling of the reds I am going to use for this clue's unit.
Truth be told.......this was such a busy, jam packed weekend for me, all I have done is the one test block! But, I do have all of the pieces cut and marked. My parents are visiting me, and I am going to take them Christmas shopping this week, so I will just have to work on Clue #2 as I have time this week. I will definitely have them finished by Friday when clue #3 comes out!
How are you coming along on Bonnie's Mystery?
If you aren't doing the mystery, what are you working on?
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter