Klezmer Band

What a wonderful concert we had yesterday. An hour of special music to celebrate Hannaka. It was a clarinet and an accordion. A few years I played in a Klezmer band as part of the program at Folk Life – a weekend celebration here in Seattle. That band had 8 or 9 players. I participated along with Maren who was our church choir director. This marked my one and only appearance on stage. And in hindsight it was a lot of fun.

Another music experience a few years ago

Friday Favorites: Glittersweet Bags

This is an old post – the bags are great


A friend of mine is a very talented bag designer. When I originally heard that Laura made bags using glitter vinyl, I have to admit that all I heard was “vinyl” and was very sceptical about these bags looking any good. I am very pleased to say that I was so wrong! On seeing her bags I immediately fell in love with the orange glitter vinyl and ordered the bag you see in the photo above.

A few months later Laura and I spoke about designing a bag for me with a penguin on the front. We settled on the penguin image I use on the back of greeting cards that I make. Laura mocked-up the image for me and then encouraged me to try the new design of bag she was experimenting with, the zipper and single ribbon strap as opposed to the snap button and double handles design…

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