Monday, September 22, 2008

Church Bells

It's time for an entry! About time....the summer has sped by and I took a little vacation from my computer blogging. However, I miss my journal friends...so I am back to see who is still journaling and feeling the force. Since my last entry I've begun to learn playing the Church Handbells at St. Louise. I love the sound and am having so much fun learning. It's going to be performance time soon with the holidays just around the corner. Although we practice twice a week we only play a few times a year...joining the group was the main way I get to hear the bells on a regular basis.

The church bazaar season is starting soon and I plan to have a table with my cards and photos again as well as some practical books, stationary and calendars. I also plan to have my dulcimer to play....St. Francis in Burien...just need to find that signup form. It's so much fun talking to people and seeing all the other tables on my break. This will be my third year. I don't make a lot of money but usually enough to cover most of my expenses.

There is also a Costco photo contest which I want to enter...the deadline is approaching soon...end of September..the only holdback is that I need to choose a photo....the title is "Give us your Best Shot"....A scene that shows life at its best...it's an International contest. It should be fun..just go to http://www.costcophotocontest.com/ and look for the photo contest.

Here is a photo of the bells I've been playing with the others...there are at least 24 or so of these bells....St. Louise is in Bellevue. It's a challenge reading the music so I use a colored marker to make sure I"m not ringing someone else's bells....so to speak! :) Maria

6 comments:

madcobug said...

They are so shiny and pretty. Good luck on learning to play them also good luck at the church bazaar. helen

chat2missie said...

I love to hear those kind of bells playing!  Don't be such a stranger! LOL
Missie

midwestvintage said...

 I think that is so cool.  I love hearing them play bells.  Good luck in the contest.

                     Julie

radar446 said...

I actually really like the composition of this photograph.  The bells are perfectly placed, and the sheet music is a great addition.  It is very well done!

Greg

fasttrack58 said...

How fun playing the bells in church....
and good luck on the photo contest!
Linda :)

bojgill4375 said...

That sure looks like a lot of fun. Good luck on your photo entry. Blessings, Janie