When I was growing up, my sisters and I were part of the children's choir at church. Every year, we would do multiple musicals, songs, and plays – Christmas was definitely the busiest time of year.
Every year, I would get the part of "Narrator" in the musicals… I had a deeper voice than any of the other children - my mom always assured me it was "mature", not "masculine", as I heard it on the tape recorder. The high point? Fifth grade – lead narrator in the 1-800-CHRISTMAS musical. I got to wear a sparkly red dress and pretend like I was running a telethon on television, trying to save "the true meaning of Christmas". While I was always the narrator, my middle sister, Mimi, was always the soloist. She was gifted with a beautiful voice, and that was apparent even when she was a child. She went on to study music at the university, and continues to perform today. My youngest sister, Sarah, was also a gifted singer, and actress, and acted in many plays throughout high school.
I was in the car the other day listening to the Christmas music radio station – I was driving with my mom to do some holiday shopping – and I heard a song that my children's choir had performed years and years ago. The words came flooding back, and I recalled that I even had a solo in this song (I didn't get many solos – singing was not my forte - so it was easy to remember my verse).
Christmas is a time… Christmas is a time… Christmas is a time to lo-ve
Yes, Christmas is a time to love. Then again, isn't it good to love all year 'round?
Christmas is also a time to… PARTY!
The Columbia knitting girls partied on Saturday night in Baltimore! Cheryl hosted us, and we had a lovely time!
See our fuzzy tiaras? *HOT*
We celebrated the holiday season, as well as Coleen's birthday. We did a little exchange too, and I just love my gifts from Erin! (She has had an amazing month – she got a studio and she is going to teach classes on handpainting/dyeing yarns!) She got me a collapsible market basket - perfect for taking to the market, and to the yarn shop. We are two peas in a pod when it comes to recycling!
And see the lovely yarn right on top? It is her amazing "Blue Waves" colorway – also a Christmas gift. This one made me "ooo" and "ahhh"
These are some of my assorted sock yarns that I cannot wait to cast on for… I have so many more waiting in a box – this is the overflow. Hopefully 2007 will bring many more socks to me and my loved ones!
In the meantime, I finishing up some Christmas gift knitting. Last year, I did not make any handknits for the family, and I decided to go ahead and do some smaller knits for them this year. I am hoping to finish by Christmas Eve, when we exchange gifts with my family… will mom be getting a wrapped up work-in-progress? I hope to finish it soon…
PS – Thank you so much for your motivational stories and tips on my last post! I plan to read over the comments again and again… many many thanks for your support.