THE MUSICAL TATTER (Formerly known as "Blog Thoughts By Linda")
Thursday, March 14, 2013
LATELY . . .
The problem I have is that I like to make lots of things. I try to add my tatting to whatever I make but sometimes it isn't possible. I am making things for a very cute local store and they are selling my jewelry. So, guess what I am making? I am also making tatted items for their new wedding line, which I love to do. Today, I am taking some wedding items there and we shall see how they are received and if they sell. I have also taught a tatting class there and have another class next week. I wish more people would like to learn tatting. Everyone always says how beautiful it is, but I guess they think it is too hard to learn. In a way it is a good thing, because it stays a unique and beautiful craft and not everyone tries to do it, like making those popular scalloped scarves. :). I have made those also--about 40 of them--and sold them all at that little shop. But lately, the yarn has gotten much more expensive and very scarce. I think I have spent more time looking for specific colors than I have knitting the scarves. Are these scarves popular where you live? Anyway, I need to get back to tatting. Although, I did sell two tatted bracelets last week on my Etsy site. They were for little girls ages 8 and 10. I sure hope I made them small enough for their little arms. Well, I need to go and finish up my items for my wedding line. I will be back!
Welcome to my blog! I have started this in hopes to share my creativity and thoughts with you. I would love to be able to meet, via the internet, others who share my love for tatting, handmade books, ACEO's, angels, altered books, painting and other areas of arts and crafts. I also love music and teach voice and piano as my profession. Presently, I teach 13 wonderful students ranging from ages 7 to 70! Yes, I said, "70"! I have a lady taking piano lessons--she says this is on her "bucket list" to learn. I think that's great!
I have a great part-time job. I work for Elmcroft Assisted Living as an Activities Director. I plan at least 5 activities each day for my residents. I try to have a great variety so it is a real challenge to come up with different ones each month. I play the piano and sing, so I fill in with my music when my volunteers call and can't come at the last minute. Just about everyone loves music, right? I am always on the lookout for old music written in the 1930's and 1940's. Those are the great songs; "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", "What A Difference A Day Makes", to name two.