Hi. I own a piano.
We got a piano this weekend from a thrift store. It had been there a few weeks. Someone else bought it last week, but then changed their mind. We got it for $99. It sounds pretty good and it's neat. It is an old upright made by Lauter. It was a monster to get home and inside our house. Ah! 4 men had to come over and heave-ho. I had to move a bureau out of the dining room so we'd have a spot for it. Now the bureau is in the attic and everything that was in it I'm getting rid off. A working piano for $99. Very cool. Hubby wants to refinish it, because some of the veneer over the mahogany is banged up. We shall see.
Keely is enjoying it very much and won't let me play it very often. I am trying to remember songs I used to be able to play. I do remember a few chords and also how to read music, albeit veeery slowly. None of us can walk by it without playing a note or two. Keely is the most dramatic player in the bunch. I hope I don't regret having a giant noise making machine in our bitty house.Clang! Clang! Wham!
Notice the dress Keely is wearing here? Long time readers may remember the one time I tried to make a dress for her. The arm holes were way too small and the hems very wonky. She found it in my scrap basket and wanted to wear it. I told her it doesn't fit. She tried putting it on anyway. She got it stuck over her head and starting jumping around screaming. I took it off her, grabbed the scissors and cut the arms bigger. It is now her favorite dress. figures.
I may try again at the dressmaking this week using french seams. Don't hold your breath.
August 7, 2006
Not very impressive, but it felt good to make something after almost 3 weeks. They're little patchwork bookmarks. Really I just liked these small scraps of fabrics and HAD to use them for something.
August 7, 2006