I'm trying to teach Philip how to play the fiddle. He's doing really good...he can hear the notes really well, and knows what they're suppoed to sound like. Sometimes when I can't get my fiddle out and he has a question about a part of a song, and I hum it for him. Most of the time he finds the notes without me showing him, just by listening to me hum (or "da-dum-ing it!)
Right now we're working on Tallahassee, and for those of you who know the song, we're trying to learn the bowing sequence on the A note, the last note of the A part.
So, so far we know Come Thou Fount (he and I twin that one,) and we're working on Soldier's Joy and Tallahassee. He knows all the notes and can play Soldier's Joy...now we're fine-tuning it so it's not choppy. A few days ago, he came to me playing part of a song we used to sing at our church in GA, Cheer Up Ye Saints of God. I didn't even know he was playing that, and he picked it out on his own.
In other news, I've been buried beneath a mountain of fabric, interfacing and tangled threads, which is why I haven't been blogging quite as much. All of my notepad holders sold, so I'm making a bunch more of those. Last Friday, I was headed toWalmart to pick up some fabric to match other fabric I had here at the house, and I stopped in at a yard sale. Turns out, the lady was a quilter and had a ton of fabric for sale. I bought $8 worth...which was quite a bit, and several things I got matched stuff I needed it to match! I was so excited! Since she quilted, a lot of it is small pieces and already matched in bundles, which is perfect for what I'm doing. Like I said, I was pretty happy about finding all of it! So far this week, I've made 7.5 notepad holders. One isn't finished. :) Seeing that that's just Monday and Tuesday, and I haven't been working on it too much, that's pretty good. I won't get rich off of this anytime soon, but it's something!
I also finished cleaning up and seasoning my new skillet. Before:
I'm pretty happy with it...if it weren't for that silvery paint...
Oh...and see if you can make sense of this picture...
Talk to y'all later!