I'm making more progress on the Prairie Schooler Alphabets. Here are K and U.
(I used 221 for the red in the K block. I also had to lighten up most of the colors in the cat.)
And here is the whole thing so far.
I'm using 30ct Legacy Custard Creme over one with DMC. I'm thinking of taking a break from the Alphabets for a while. We'll see what happens. I always have a mental block with starting new projects so we'll see if the hurdle wins or the new start wins.
In other news, it's been a concert time of year around here. The boy child is in his high school orchestra, the advanced orchestra at the high school, and the county's regional orchestra -- which isn't affiliated with any schools but is its own entity. So the non school orchestra's concert was first. And we forgot the camera. But here's a pic from the father type's cell phone.
Once again they were wonderful. I guess I'd better get used to the fact that symphony orchestras made up of the best student musicians in the county are going to sound pretty darned good. I just basked in the music. Wonderful stuff! They played two pieces I love, the Danse Macabre and the waltz from Swan Lake. Bliss!
Then it was time for the high school's orchestra concert. Not bliss, but you know, they're not bad. :D The regular orchestra played first, and then the advanced orchestra. This is a picture of the advanced orchestra. (The regular orchestra is bigger.)
Here's the bass section.
And here's what the boy child thought of the music they were playing (the advanced orchestra played Pachelbel's Canon, the most boring piece of music to play ever, according to the boy child).
The girl child made it home for Christmas. We did have snow here, but only 2 or 3 inches. Down where the girl child's college is they had more like a foot, but she made it home anyway -- late at night of course. But she's here and now we're all present for Christmas. Now just to get these final two days of school and one bass guitar lesson over with. :D The father type has been on vacation since the 11th so it has been interesting having him underfoot, so to speak. He has to use up his vacation time, so he won't be back at work till the New Year.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or whatever you may celebrate. And thanks for stopping by and saying hi.