THE BEST IN THE LAND,
EVERYBODY SAID 'OH MY, THEY'RE GRAND'...
BUT OH, HOW THEY LAUGHED WHEN THE TUBA WENT BY....
You'll see the reason for this lyric later in the post!
If you are thinking of coming to the WOYWW Crop on the 13th of October, please could we have a definite response soon as we need to judge numbers for catering/bums on seats. If you could email Julia, then we can keep the info exchange simple :) Many thanks!
I'm gonna be a Good Girl today (makes a change, eh??) and get straight to my desk...
Over the shoulder pegbag No. 2. For the daughter of the lady who ordered the stripey version as featured on last week's post...I really hope they're happy with the choice of fabrics!
Do you remember this beach hut material? I decided to kick start my sewing again this week. My 'go-to' when I'm not sure what to make are my shopping tote bags. I can make them in my sleep now! I got out three different contrast fabrics for the lining and wasn't sure which one to use...I did pick one in the end but will have to show you next week! Which one would you choose??
And what a Pile of Pretty we have here! I've got a bit of a project on the go, which I can't share yet..sorry..but was having fun sorting through all my summery fabrics, some of which haven't seen the light of day for a considerable time!!! I think that colour therapy is essential at times, it just makes you feel better...
Ok, the lyrics explanation...I had quite a few comments last week about me being in a band. Those of you who already know the story can skip this bit!
My name is Lunch Lady Jan and I'm a secret tuba player *grin* I don't care who knows it, I'm a brass band fiend!
Actually, in brass banding, the tuba is known as the Bass - I play the E flat version, there are tubas tuned to B flat, C, F. I've been musical all my life, singing, playing piano, cello, baroque recorder, tin whistle - but the Bass is my true love. I fell into banding 6 years ago when my son, G3, started in the training section and I got dragged in. I was initially given a cornet but blowing it felt like my head was going to explode! The Band leader told me I had enough hot air to blow it straight, like a party blower!!! Hmmmm... But you can't deny that I have a good pair of lungs and you need a LOT of air to fill a bass. Oh and by the way....the wisecracks about me blowing a big horn....I've heard 'em ALL!!!!
I once read a brilliant article about choosing the right instrument for your child and it was all based on personality - quiet studious types should go for the piano, eccentrics for the bassoon etc etc. If your child was loud, rebellious and anarchic, then they and Brass are a match made in heaven. Need I say more?? Oh, and Brass players are always the first to the bar........ :D
Have a great week, y'all..!!