Saturday, November 04, 2006

Bits and Pieces

Starting another project today - not putting the bear paws away, just alternating. Hopefully I'll have something to show tomorrow. Lots of cutting for now.

Otherwise, worked on some bits and pieces this morning. Washed all the lovely blue fabrics my mom brought - it took three loads with my little washer!



Made the binding for the two blue and plaid (fraternal) twin-sized quilts for my brother.



And worked a bit on the HST border for the bear paws.



Last night I went to hear the Vaasa City Orchestra for the first time. I'm not sure I can put the experience into words, but I'll try. The concert was called After Swim and was held in the swimming hall here. We sat in the bleachers. The musicians were scattered around the pool deck and on the platform diving boards. There were lights reflecting off the water and walls, as well as a film projected on one wall with scenes from nature (under and near water), including cute children playing in the water and at the water's edge. The percussion soloist appeared in a bathing cap and robe. The concert ended when one performer climbed to the very highest platform, did a handstand at the edge, and dove into the pool. He was no spring chicken, either!

8 comments:

anne bebbington said...

I'll bet that was the most unusual concert you've ever been to :o)

Anonymous said...

Very theatrical concert. Was the music good too?

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

That sounds a bit "out there". That binding looks good all rolled up.

Fiona said...

I like the look of all those blue fabrics hanging there. The concert sounds very avant garde - what were the acoustics like in a swimming pool?

Libby said...

Sounds like a great concert -- if nothing else, a whole lot of fun.

Jeanne said...

Oh, all the blues in your photos are great!
That sounds like it was a very unusual performance!
Jeanne

dot said...

Sounds like an interesting evening. You know those Finns they do many things a little different.(Joke) I like your fabric drying. You have been busy.

Anonymous said...

What lovely blues!