Monday, 18 June 2018



Recently we visited Germany with my choir to sing Vaughan William's Sea Symphony, together with some German choirs.
It was a wonderful trip and we made lots of new acquaintances and renewed some old ones. One of the latter was a lady whom I stood next to in the concert we gave 15 years ago on a previous visit to Osterode. It was strange how we remembered each other after such a long time.
She had decided to come to England to hear the performance we were giving of the symphony on our return. In fact she wanted to sing with us and that was also arranged. 
I offered to pick her up from the airport and offer some hospitality and in appreciation of this she made this beautiful painted silk scarf. It's really rather clever how she incorporated our choir logo into the corner of the scarf.

This is the card I made for her to thank her for such a thoughtful and creative gift.
As we were singing the Sea Symphony I thought that the anchor would be an appropriate image and after adding the chain I tried to make a play on words and added one link in the form of a letter 'd' so when read 'd'anchor would sound like the German for thank you!
It's the colours of our choir too... Red and black and here I added a little gold too.

This is a picture of the combined choirs in Osterode.

The anchor and chain are from Creative dies and the Danke sentiment from Mama Elephant.
It's for the challenge at Just US Girls


  1. Love this card, what a beautiful design and so appropriate for the recipient. xx

  2. I was just thinking of you yesterday, Chrissie, and here you are! I think your story is goose-bump stuff. How incredible that you two ladies who are both so artistic and creative and musical should have your paths cross in this way! Your card is a stunner and will be cherished by her, just as her scarf will be treasured by you! Very inspiring and heartwarming!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell


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