STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a quilter, stitcher, traveler, gardener and lover of books, cats and fine chocolate....
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Catch Up Time!
I'm back! I've had a little self-imposed blog break, but hope to be here much more regularly now. So much has gone on in the last few weeks, it's going to take me a while to get caught up! I guess the sensible thing to do is to pick up where I left off. Our Spring Choir Concert was a great success and for those of you who missed it, here's a little sample below. Following are links to three songs we performed, all written by award-winning composer Donna Rhodenizer of Kentville N.S. Donna was in attendance, and it was such a thrill for us to have her there. We loved her beautiful music and hope we will perform more of her pieces in the future. I felt a special connection to each of these pieces - the first because I am a proud Maritimer and I do love the sea, the second because it is about a quilt (no need for explanation there!) and the third because it speaks to me about the importance of each person in a large group.. being a member of this Choir, and my Quilting Guild, I know that every person in a group makes a difference. I do hope you'll click on these links and give a listen...
We are very pleased to donate the proceeds of our concerts to groups within our local community and after this concert, we made sizeable donations to the Hospital Foundation and Hospice Fredericton. :)
Photo from Canadian Press/ Marc Grandmaison
Today here in my province we are mourning the loss of three young dedicated RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Constables. They were senselessly gunned down last Wednesday evening in the line of duty in Moncton. All three were fathers of young children. Please say a prayer for the families of Const. Fabrice Gevaudan, Const. Doug Larche and Const. Dave Ross. I have two close friends who are retired RCMP, and they were there today at the Regimental Funeral service along with thousands of their colleagues to honour their fallen brothers. You can be sure I'll be giving them extra big hugs next time I see them, and thanking them for their service. So very sad....
"The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." ~ Carl Jung