Friday, September 19, 2008

The Excitement Builds

...toward the Thanksgiving Concert.

The day was ok.

There are things I would change...
but isn't that always the case?

It looks like I will have 16 girls
singing for the high school ensemble.

The three boys that showed up have chosen
to bow out of the singing and are going to
make our props. As long as they are happy,
I am happy. It was a bit awkward for them
to try to balance singing with the girls when
they are so outnumbered. Only two of the boys
even tried.

The nearly 50 4-6th graders were so good.
They bless my heart every time.

I cannot wait to hear them sing these songs.

We did a bit of a sing-a-long yesterday and the
voices were so both classes.

I am pleased with the high school girls because
they were very quick to pick up on the alto
part I threw at them just to see what they
would do with it.

It is looking good!

On a different note~

Want to see some of my candle mess?

Yes, that is the backside of a bottle of pain killer
beside the fragrance oil. I never let that get far
from my reach.

Some finished product waiting to go back to
my Amish friends. It is something between
fun and a challenge to make all the different
containers at the same time. Figuring out wick
sizing, mixing different ounces and fragrance...
fun, but time consuming.
I make up what they give me.

You can never have too many wicks.
I had to order more.
These are all too big for the next
round of candles I'll be making.

Gel tealights went into a container sent over to
me by the customer. They look a bit like jolly
rancher candies. The Fresh Squeezed Orange
smells like candy too.

The hot chocolate is for a show I'll be doing
soon. I have to make a bunch of candles for this
show and another one over the next couple of

I am organizing and labeling things to
make this next round of fundraisers faster
and more efficient. I'll need all of the
organization I can pull together. Things are
about to get really crazy.

After more than three years of candlemaking I have finally written the fragrance on the top of the bottle so I don't have to keep pulling bottle after bottle to find the one that I am looking for. This is the "joy" part of having all three kids at work at the same time....I am actually getting to some of those projects that I have wanted to do for a long time.
I do miss the kids...a little...when they are not here. lol It is only three hours at a time, at most, that they are all gone at the same I have to work quickly...
Well, I had better get going on this day.
Sorry to run on and on.

Becky K.


Alicia said...

Wow!! You sure have got an array of fragrances!!! You better get to work!!! :)

SweetAnnee said...

Oh my gosh..the candles look so fun!!
I bet your home smells yummy when you're making them.

Autumn Scented Candles was on my list of joys yesterday!!
smiles ...Deena

SweetAnnee said...

I am so glad you have such a good turn out for the
Thanksgiving Concert!!
I love Concerts and Plays

smiles, Deena