Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Classical Christmas Music Recommendations and Giveaway Winners Announced!

Advent is more than half over...  I'm not quite done with our shopping and I still have some projects I'm working on.  But I'm getting there.  We finally got our Advent/Christmas music out of the attic and to have it on in the background has helped me stay motivated!

Here's a quick look at some of the classical and choral  Christmas music we've been loving lately and then, at the very bottom... the Happy Handmade Christmas Giveaway winners are announced!   

(Starts with a beautiful version Veni,Veni, Emmanuel)

(fun and funny to hear holiday favorites played in the style of Mozart's string quartets!)

(This one is especially beautiful if you like to play music for kiddos at bed time.  The boys love to listen to this falling asleep :)  )

John Rutter: Music for Christmas 

Well, seeing that everything Rutter writes is beautiful, this CD is... beautiful!

  Classical Kids Christmas 

  We really love this unique CD.  I mean have you ever  heard any other Christmas CD that weaves the Huron Carol into a holiday story for children??  (don't you just love the Huron Carol?!?!  In excelsis gloria!)

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And now... for the moment you've all some of you have been waiting for!  The giveaway winners!  I have to admit I was simultaneously so happy to choose the names and really disappointed that I can't send something to everyone who entered.  I think I see more giveaways in my future... ;)  (is it less painful each time??)  

The winners randomly selected from a shatter resistant Corelle bowl (white with red stripes) are...

of the crocheted nesting and stacking bowls, Katie!

of the child's kitchen apron, Christine!

of the Holy Family peg dolls, Kelly!  (kgill26)

of the gray crocheted beret, Ann-Marie!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and congratulations Katie, Christine, Kelly, and Ann-Marie!  Ladies, please send me your addresses so I can send you my thank yous :) (my email address is theresa[dot]blackstone[at]gmail[dot]com)

Have a happy Tuesday!


  1. dude! i totally missed the post with the giveaway :( then i want back and saw it. gah! your stuff is so cute! i'm sorry i missed it! can you tell by all my exclamation points, haha. you should do a peg doll tutorial at your house sometime. or knitting for dummies who can't even sew a button on a shirt.

    1. Nicole! Come and paint peg dolls here Thurs night! (If you're feeling better and your better/more important Adoration and coffee date are postponed... ) We missed you last night :)

  2. And my AMAZON wish list just grew by quite a bit :). Thanks so much for the giveaway. I am very excited about the hat!

    1. Your so welcome, Ann-Marie! My husband was able to mail it out today so watch the mail! I hope you like it :)

  3. Wow! My very first give away win, I'm so excited! Thanks :-)


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