"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Some Random Thoughts on Harping, Thread, and My Feline Overlord

This morning I taught my first harp lesson since The Incident. My student's posture and hand position haven't lapsed nearly as much as they used to do after going such a long time without my incessant nagging. I suppose this means one or the other of us has done something right.

Here's what arrived in the mail yesterday:

My latest order from Yarnplayer, Stardate and Leafy in various sizes. I wish I had had some size 80 Leafy on hand when I made the picture in my banner; it would have made much prettier grass, don't you think? I have no particular plans for these; they are just to have when I need them.

Sometime soon I'll show my whole collection of HDT's. I can't do it now because I first have to go buy batteries for my camera. Yesterday I had to steal the batteries from my toothbrush to take those pictures; then I wanted to brush my teeth.... At least I'm feeling hale enough to walk to Walgreen's today.

Finally, my Master has requested that the Earth please stop rotating so that her sunny spot doesn't move. I told her I'd work on it.


  1. Oh, yummy new HDT's! ENJOY!

    Oh, BTW! Thanks for the follow! I appreciate it! I am glad you did follow me because that is how I happened on your lovely tatting blog! I look forward to reading about your tatting goodies as well! :)

    ~TattingChic ♥

  2. My kitties will love you forever if you manage to stop the earth from turning - just be sure you stop it when their sunny spot is in the right place. ;-) Oooh, you play the harp! I tried to learn in college, but learned only enough to truly appreciate those who play well. I will stick to the organ - it's easier to manage multiple keyboards and to play with your feet.

  3. hi there i'm also a new blogger but i'm not so good with the computer love your first blog the tatting looks great. have just bought the book you mention but don't get it till next week end can't wait now i've seen your tatting

  4. Love the look of t your blog. Very eye-catching.

    That thread is so beautiful. I have the Stardate and so far have only fondled it.... Can't wait to get it on the shuttle.

    Hope you are better and better!
    Fox : )

  5. Hi, Chic, glad to see you. BTW, it was your blog that led me to shabbyblogs.com, which is where I got my background from, so I owe you a thanks, too.

    Missy, hmmm, you live a couple of time zones to the east of me, so maybe we can find a time when your kitties can get the afternoon sun and mine can get the morning sun, and all the poor kitties in Asia will just be out of luck!

    Welcome, geraldine. Yes, the first couple of days blogging have been a bit of a learning curve, but I'm getting the hang of it now.

    Thanks, Fox. I was just wondering if the background was too busy. I'm glad to know that someone else likes it.

  6. The stargate is gorgeous, look forward to seeing what you tat. Glad you are feeling better.

  7. Gorgeous HDt!! Can't wait to see what you make with it. Happy Tatting!

  8. Lovely threads! I can't wait to see what you do with them!