Wow! You all really went to town with the donations! Thank you all so very much. At this moment (with at least one more check due to arrive in the mail soon) I'm at $680! I am humbled and grateful. I've started gathering yarn for the drawing (which will take place next Saturday). You'll notice lots of sock yarn: some Trekking XXL, Lisa Souza Sock!, STR lightweight, and a yarn sampler from Kraemer Yarns. There's more too! Remember, each $10 donated puts your name in the hat for a chance to win.
Last night's performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana was transcendent. The church literally rang with voices. It's been a while since I've sung a major work with a symphonic choir and the experience is very different. You get lost in a wash of sound and you become a small part of a much greater whole. I love it!
Yesterday was also Mother's Day Tea in Karin's classroom. This is an annual event and the 7th one I've attended in that classroom. The children do a marvelous job preparing food, songs, poems and gifts for all the mothers.
Karin started the event by introducing their presentation. There was laughter and a few tears as the children recited poems they'd written about mothers and sang some of their favorite songs with clever lyric changes all about their moms. Then we were served iced tea, lemonade and fresh fruit topped with yoghurt. Karin decorated this beautiful gift bag for me. I think it's a gift in and of itself! Inside was a handmade picture frame with a lovely picture of her smiling face in it. I'm so proud to be her mom!
I've been knitting too! Salina is coming along, but inches of stockingette are boring to photograph. Instead I'll show you my Ribby Pulli. I've finished the body and now it's on to the sleeves. They're only going to be 3/4 length, so they shouldn't take long. Maybe I can wear it by next weekend!
Have a happy and safe weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!