Sunday, January 22, 2012


I love this bouquet- it makes me want to put on a fur coat and go to the opera with a red flower in my hair. The thing is, I'd have to first go get a haircut, buy new heals and remember how to walk in them, get my nails done, find something to wear that doesn't involve yoga pants and a's nice to dream.

I made this today and both of my girls want it. Sara is playing the flute and Julia is playing the clarinet, so they both have a new love for things with musical notes on them. They both play in the school handbell club, too.

I'm a bit of a music geek myself. I played the piano and mallet percussion during my school years, and continued on to play in community theatres in the pit orchestra. I also played in my church handbell choir, and went on to direct that choir for several years. When I moved out on my own, I found a local church where I was living, and joined their handbell choir. Before Mark and I got married, he came along and joined the handbell choir, too- that's commitment! One of the last times we played with that handbell choir was the Sunday morning of Julia's Christening, back in 2000.

I was thrilled to find out that our elementary school here has a small handbell club. The girls both joined, and I've been going in to help out and play when I'm needed. I was thrilled this week when the music teacher asked me to help out his church handbell choir a few towns over as a substitute/alternate player. It's an advanced group, and I'm looking forward to playing again!

Maybe I'll have to make myself a musical flower for my hair! :)


Stephanie said...

Love your musical flowers, and what a pretty backdrop! I love to hear hand bell choirs and water goblet ones... do any schools do that is that just something on tv?