As usual, I'm slow to post - it's been a busy Fall! I sing in the City of Lakes Chorus and we recently returned from Baltimore where we competed in the Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition. I'm thrilled and proud to report we came in 6th (we were 7th in 2012; we couldn't compete in 2013 since you have to "sit out" a year). For our semi finals round we performed "My Foolish Heart" and "That's How You Jazz & The Jazz Jam Medley". See it here. If you watch the video, I'm in the fourth row, a couple people to the right of center from the audience viewpoint.
Here's a photo of me with my former quartet members in our chorus rehearsal room wearing our semi-finals costume.
Here's a photo of me with my friend Connie as we were leaving for the finals.
We had such fun in Baltimore! We stayed at the "headquarters" hotel, the Hilton which is attached to the convention center - so convenient! Other than rehearsing and competition, we don't have time for too much else but we walked around the harbor, did a bit of shopping, and ate at a wonderful family restaurant in Little Italian called Sabatino's. We all ordered 1/2 size portions and they were still too much to eat for one meal! Of course, that was after we shared an order of garlic bread - to die for!!
The Melodeers of Chicago won the chorus contest and the quartet champions are Bling! - both were amazing and will represent our organization well over the next year!
Well, back to reality of work and getting Christmas cards made! Yesterday, I participated in a Scramble on the Hero Arts Flickr group. The theme offered by Theresa, the host of the event, was Snow. Perfect - a chance to make another Christmas card! Here's my card:
I used the Hero Arts Tiny Ink Dots background, inked in white, as snow behind my white embossed snow flake. This Dazzling Snowflake isn't being sold on the Hero Arts website right now, but I do see it here at Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from a fun current Hero Arts clear set "Friends and Family" - just love the trees on that one! Thanks for stopping by!