Monday, October 24, 2011

"Sister Act", The Musical....

was just featured in tonight's episode of "Dancing with the Stars"....and reminded me of a great email I received in January of this year. A recipient of two of the "sisters" from the "Nun of a Kind" collection contacted me, because she was involved with the musical being prepared for Broadway. She suggested that perhaps my "sisters" might be a good "fit" with the show as one of their souvenirs. For a few weeks, I lived in hope that this might happen, even though it is never likely that handmade is attractive enough in a business setting like this. Some nice conversations, great comments, but, it was not to be. I did, however, receive some of the items that were in the giftshop on Broadway because a friend of mine did go to the show when she was in New York in September. I have the Playbill even though it is unlikely that I will actually make it to the show myself....and heard that it was fantastic!
One of the "sisters" did make it to 42nd Street, though...sent as a sample, and hopefully gracing someone's bookshelf there now! The dream was great while it lasted!! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Very Special Sister....

is the reason that this particular "Sister" has been created. At shows, I am often asked to create a new "sister", and this request was a reminder of one of the reasons that all of this began in the first place! The request was for a nun for a piano teacher....and my own piano teacher was one of the three special "sisters" which prompted this site. Pictured here is "Sister Mary Melody"....my own special Sister was Sister St. Louis, who taught music at a local convent. Every week, I would take two different buses to reach that destination, and from the age of eleven until she retired just before I left for university, I spent an hour a week with this very patient woman. Although I love to play the piano (and do it less and less now), I cannot imagine listening to students struggle with the keys each week, hour after hour. She was always very encouraging, but firm. When she celebrated her fiftieth year in the order, she gave me a gift of the rosary which she wore during that time, and it is a very special treasure to this day. She prepared her students through the practical and written portions of the conservatory work, and again, I must applaud her patience. She is missed.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Darling Model!

sporting a cute beanie that matches her eyes perfectly! I wish that I could borrow/hire her for modeling all of the hats that I make!