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HomeGoodsByToni had a soap event in May. It was at Bounce U, a fund raiser for Make a Wish Foundation. It was our first official public appearance. We had a blast, new scents, and soaps and a lot of happy soap buyers. Pictured is Jessica, what a cutie.
Violin News: I am working on a project with the fine friends at Fiddlerman.com on "Thaxted." I will keep you all posted. I might even have a video by June 20th to share. Yes, that is a deadline, go ahead give me a bit of pressure. I have a nice online friend helping me get the "Fiddle" and the "Jig" in to my Swallowtail Jig. So he gave me a little song called Stitches in my Britches to play. It is really fun. I might have a clip on that one soon also. I am playing 45 minutes to 1.5 hours a day. I see progress at times and other times it feels I am not making progress.
On Memorial Day, I thought it would be fun to see how well I could play The Star Spangled Banner. Last year I learned and practice for 3 months to make a somewhat sketchy video to post in a Fourth of July Forum. This year I pulled out the sheet music and had it decent in about 30 minutes. That is progress I told myself. That lead to a binge of pulling out sheet music from songs from a year ago and playing them, and I have to say I feel happier in the whole over all progress. Especially since songs from a year ago had the music marked with the letter number over the note, and I had learning tapes on my violin.
Spring and Summer has brought forth some mediocre gardening and flowers. But I am enjoying the fruits of the labor of my watering.
and a bit of mediocre photography also.
A sweater is emerging from my needles, and a cheerful quilt is on the way.