Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Music To Share

Music is what feelings sound like.
 ~Author Unknown

'Tis the season for a joyful sound! Music is everywhere. I love many kinds of music. Did you listen/watch that little video I linked to last week? I can become an emotional basket case when listening to music. When I listen to certain movie scores it has to be loud and full of base. If you do nothing else today, take a few minutes to watch and listen to this:

This was sent to me about two weeks ago I have listened to it several times now and each and every time I sit in front of the computer with tears just streaming down my face.  I'm just a sucker for great music!!!!!s



Kern County in the fall

This is a picture my DH took last fall up in the hills near a bird sanctuary. Kern County is called California's Golden Empire for a good reason. This grand and historic area, where settlers once sought the riches brought by gold and the "black gold" of oil, is now a place of golden opportunity. Kern County is filled with booming cities and an unparalleled quality of life.  The third-largest county in California -- larger than Massachusetts, New Jersey or Hawaii; or Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.  My city, Bakersfield, is located in the heart of Kern County.


After five days off from sewing I was finally able to get to my sewing machine.  I'm a member of the Quilting Block Swaps Australia and completed my December swap block for Julie.  Her only request was that it be yellow and/or blue.
This block is called Wyoming Valley and is a 12" block.  The yellow is actually much brighter than it shows in this picture.  I hope Julie likes it.
I did get a couple of other things made but I will share them with you another time.


I don't think I ever shared the block I made for the Christmas Quilting Block Swap Australia. I made this block for Ann last month.
This block is called Christmas Star and is a 12" block.  There are little snowmen on the red and green fabrics.


Cotton Cocktails is have a Quit Show Giveaway. There are three possible prizes to win. You must enter by Monday, December 6th.

Stash Resolutions is having a giveaway to help announce the opening of her new etsy shop "Swell Cloth". She is giving away 6 fat quarters of your choosing. You must enter by Saturday, December 4th

You still have time to try win the Thimbleberries BOM Kit.  Just enter my BIG GIVEAWAY!



Are you being overwhelmed with all of the things that need to be done before Christmas?  I'm definitely feeling the time crunch and I'm not even giving anything handmade this year!  The hours seem to disappear and the days feel like they are just flying by.  In one way this is good because it means I will be able to see my DD and my darling grandsons.  We still have to pull out the decorations and wrap the gifts.  I wish a little magic Christmas elf would come along to help me.

Methinks I see the wanton hours flee,
And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me.
~George Villiers

Take Tuesday by the horns!!!!


Mary Lou Casada said...

I'm with you on the videos of the Hallelujah Chorus -- I've seen three or four of them on the web and every single one of 'em makes me cry!!! I LOVE IT! LOL (Sick, huh!? :-D)
Mary Lou

Cheryl said...

Everyone singing along was joyous! Great blocks--so precise!

Jen said...

Beautiful blocks! I especially love the blue and yellow one, so cheerful! I've driven through Bakersfield a million times, when I lived in Las Vegas and my family in Sacramento. It's very pretty land, I didn't know the county was so huge! Don't feel rushed, it's not even December yet! Relax, sit down with a cup of tea and watch a beautiful sunrise! Have a happy Tuesday!

Megan Harmeyer said...

I like the Wyoming Valley block - the yellow really pops! The one thing I like about the holiday season the most is the music (but not til December 1st). OK - you do all these blocks for swaps and such...how do you have time to do your own projects? And where do you get all this energy? I have so much to do before we pack up the car and head out to see you...but all I can do is take it a day at a time. It'll all get done eventually and if something gets missed, it must've not been all that important in the first place.

Char said...

That video is wonderful. It brings tears to my eyes ever time.
When I was a child, we stood in that very spot, next to the Eagle and watched the Christmas light show every year. Back then it was a beautiful family owned department store named Wanamaker's!

Nanabanana said...

Thank you so much for sharing the video and music with us! It was so awesome and I got goosebumps!

The Quilting Pirate said...

I love that video, it was sent to me 2 weeks ago as well and I've seen a few other ones that have taken place over the past month---just breathtaking!

OOO pretty blocks!

Are you going to share with us some of your favorite holiday cookie recipes?

crafty pug said...

just a gorgeous piece of music - made me cry too - i can't help it! love your blue and yellow block too

Lana said...

What an awesome video! Can you imagine just how good this sounds when the angels sing it? Lovely...nice way to start the Christmas season...

Cheryll said...

Absolutely FaNtAsTiC blocks !! Love them both.. if the owners don't want them.. I do!!!!!!!!!!

Marcia said...

Wish my PC could play videos - alas I'm on dialup. The Wyoming block is truly lovely. Music - perfect for praising God. Thanks for the Christmas thoughts.

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