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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Some other things I enjoy :)

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Hi all, Apart from the kids being home..... this winter for me has been quiet, most of the work I get outside the home is in the warmer months. So I decided to teach myself to read crochet patterns and expand on my creative learning, I have always loved crocheting but was never taught how to read a pattern so a big shout out and thank you to all those who record learn to crochet tutorials on YouTube so people like me can learn visually! I have just finished this blankie which I'm putting away for my future grand-kids one day (I have two finished now)



So I was here in my craft room today and wanted to share with you some others hobbies I love. About 12 months ago I started to teach myself the Ukulele and I have a nice little collection of them now in all the sizes except a baritone.... I don't read music I write the letter of the chords above the words and play like that, which works for me :) sooooo I though it would be a bit of fun to show you what I have learnt so far... don't laugh.. well of course you can laugh!! Ive spent a lot of this winter in my PJs and I think its sent me a bit nutty! lol
I love this site for Uke stuff


One of my biggest all time loves is collection shells I have done this since i was a small kid. My mother would teach us how to spot the best shells as we walked along the beach and I have shown our kids how to do the same...and I thank her for that.... it has left me with a real appreciation for the things that God has created for us to enjoy. Oh and during this winter my Mother finally found out who her real Dad is!! she also has a brother and two sisters living in England that she didn't know about... I'm so happy for her!
Talking about shells.... last sabbath we were walking on Crescent head beach and came across the most amazing colorful star fish, there were so many of them ....here are a few pics


Aren't they amazingly beautiful !!
Ok so here's what I recorded for you on my Uke below, its called "Beard Song" by Sophie Maleleine....Oh no!... be kind to me!
 Blessings to you

 and a last thought
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret,
 intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them,
 the days that were formed for me, 
when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 139:14-16


44 comments:

Beth said...

I have followed your blog for a few years now, and I probably have never commented, but just wanted to say I loved your video on the ukulele!

Patsy Bocook said...

I am having troubling posting my comment. I surely hope it YOU!
YOU ROCK! Really:) Thank you for sharing your Ukelele - you definitely has musical talent!
Also, your talented is beyond extraordinaire! You are an inspiration and just exude such a kind and loving Spirit! I am always uplifted by the Scriptures you post.
Many hugs,
Patsy Bocook
www.anewcreationforyou.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I think that you did an excellent job playing your ukulele AND singing. You have a very nice voice. My goodness, you sure are talented and creative. Enjoy the rest of your winter.

Judy Covey
paljudy@comcast.net

daffyscrapper said...

Hi Valita I was moved by your post to comment which I dont often do. Thanks for sharing something about the real YOU. Those star fish are amazing!! I really enjoy your amazing creations keep being amazing : )

Anonymous said...

I loved it. You are GREAT in all you do. Keep up the good work, and the singing and playing. Nancy from Florida

TLady said...

Valita!
Your video is SO CUTE!!!!!!! :)And the song you chose is PERFECT!!!!!! (for us!) My husband has grown a beard & our son is embarrassed by it! (My husbands kinda got a "Mountain Man" look about him!) :) I keep telling our son, "leave him alone!" If he could tell him whether or not he should have a beard, then my husband could tell him whether he should have a beard or not! Our son seemed to get the message with that! :)Your song really is CUTE! LOVE IT! (I played it for my husband! ) :) Keep up the playing! You do VERY WELL! :)

teepee said...

Who hoo...Valita! I'm super impressed that you taught yourself these hobbies! Way to go, girl. Thanks for sharing.

britgirl58 said...

I had seen your video via YouTube and thought it great. But I would like to add here that I think you must have talent dripping from your fingertips! Your crochet work is wonderful, and you only just started..its amazing! You just taught yourself to play an instrument - and I think you play very well, too! And - your singing voice is great, too! All in all a super talented lady!

denise said...

It was so much fun to see you enjoying yourself, you go, girl, the crochet is lovely and keep having fun, that's what it's all about...hugs...
Denise Trottier

Anonymous said...

What fun!! and fabulous!! Such talent, and teaching yourself can be tricky but you did a great job. Thanks for sharing with us. I always enjoy your posts.

Harmony60

voyager said...

Oh, Valita, how wonderful of u to share more of your talents w/ all of us!!! You played & sang beautifully!! Bless your heart for being so brave. I loved your song & u have a lovely voice. Your crochet items are great, too. You have been a very busy girl!! I am also very happy for your mom finding her family members. Again, thank u for sharing so much of your wonderful self!

KrisCrafter said...

Valita,
I have enjoyed your blog for a while now and just love this video!! You are such an amazingly talented artist in all sorts of ways!! Your cards are wonderful, flower punch techniques are just fabulous, crocheting looks nice also. BUT your uk and singing skills are just, well joyful!! I don't know the song you sang but SO reminded me of MY husband because he often comments the I only love him for his beard!! You are so brave and wonderful to post your video... I'm grinning from ear to ear just thinking about it!! If you would can you email me the artist name and song title? I'm sure my husbum (his own word.. not mine!) would get such a kick out of it!? krisauders at verizon dot net. Thanks for all your videos... keep them coming!!

LuRae said...

You are the cutest person ever! :-)

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the small peek into your other non paper interests! Enjoyed the song too...good for you!

loly borda said...

Great job with the crochet and the ukelele! Congrats and thanks for sharing! Hugs from Alabama USA
Loly Borda

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us have a peek at your other talents! So glad to see you having fun and enjoying yourself. Love the uke playing and your blanket is beautiful. God bless and thanks again for sharing your gifts!

Ann R. said...

I absolutely LOVED this post!! You go girl. I am smiling and happy and appreciate your talent and guts.

Kelly said...

Love your paper crafting talent, and now so much more! Aren't you smart to teach yourself music and crocheting! Very fun video!

Anonymous said...

OMG I really enjoyed that!I think you did an amazing job learning to play and hey your voice isn't bad either! You know as long as you enjoy doing some thing you like why not! I think it was great and hope you play some more for us! Thank You so much for doing that video! God Bless. Mary L.in N.C. USA

valita said...

the song artist is Sophie Madeleine

Teri said...

Oh I so enjoyed your video today. You sure made me smile! Your playing is great and so is your singing. The song was adorable. Thanks so much for the chuckle. Love your work!

Cindy - John 3:16 said...

Good job Valita! This is what life is all about...having fun, and it's obvious you are!!! I make cards and I've also taught myself to crochet from the videos online too. I've been following you for quite a few years now and I thoroughly enjoyed your song...ROCK ON!!!

PammieB said...

I think you are a riot! I love your blog so much. I can see some of your craft room in the back, would you give us a tour sometime I would love to see where you create your awesome ideas and crafts.
Pam from Rhode Island

Anonymous said...

Too funny!! You are so talented!

Anonymous said...

Valita, Your playing and singing were delightful. You have a lovely voice and the song was so enjoyable. God has blessed you with many talents, and it's great to see that you are using them. Love your cards too. I've been checking your blog for several years, and am amazed at how creative you are, and all the beautiful cards you design and make. Thanks for your inspriation.

Jessica said...

Lovely little starfish! I didn't know they came in different colors! All we see along the s e coast of the US are brown ones. Maybe it's the different temp of the water there. Whatever it is they are beautiful! They (and possibly meeting you) make me want to visit Aus all the more. Love the song, thanks Jess

Whimcees said...

Hello!

What a wonderful and fun video! You are one mult-talented woman! I loved your song - you can really play that ukulele! I love all that you do and your many creations - but most of all I love who you are! I thank you for sharing yourself with all of us lucky people! Wishing you sunshine today! I'm still smiling! :<)

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Holly M said...

What a JOY you are! thanks for bringing me tears of laughter on what has been a gloomy day for me!

Anonymous said...

Too Amazing You are! You are a very Crafty and Talented person! So nice to see the many sides of you! Thanks for Sharing!!!
Cheryl McAskill
c.mcaskill@verizon.net

CroShayLady said...

Valita! Thank you for being such a good sport to sing us the beard song. You have a lovely voice! I really like the sound of the Uke . I noticed you tune it the same way I tune my guitar. I was taught to tune a Uke differently so my chording, on the Uke, would be different than your chording. Now don't change! You've again proved you can do something differently and it be well accepted and appreciated. I'm going to re-tune my Uke now! BTW my hubby wears a beard so I'm going to learn the beard song! Blessings, Charlotte from the beautiful Willamette Valley, state of Oregon, USA.

CroShayLady said...

Valita! Thank you for being such a good sport to sing us the beard song. You have a lovely voice! I really like the sound of the Uke . I noticed you tune it the same way I tune my guitar. I was taught to tune a Uke differently so my chording, on the Uke, would be different than your chording. Now don't change! You've again proved you can do something differently and it be well accepted and appreciated. I'm going to re-tune my Uke now! BTW my hubby wears a beard so I'm going to learn the beard song! Blessings, Charlotte from the beautiful Willamette Valley, state of Oregon, USA.

terrie said...

Valita, what a wonderful video..you put a smile on my face.
You were having fun and to tell us about some of the things you like to do...your crocheting is beautiful and your palying the Ukuele and singing was awesome...
Thank you for sharing this with us...You are one talented lady!!
I'm going to watch it again...

Anonymous said...

Valita stand up and take a bow....bravo...bravo...bravo...Encore please...I loved this post of yours.

Your crocheting is fab....where do you buy your wool from? Is it a local store, or some place online?

Sara

Donna Maligno said...

You are positively refreshing!

shirley said...

Hi
Your great, I
Am recovering from surgery and have been looking through my posts this evening any you have really lifted my spirits. Your singing and playing are great, and the crochet is beautiful. Need more videos like this one please.
Thanks.
Love
Shirley
XXX

jt said...

I loved the vedeo, very entertaining. You got it all, looks, humor, talent and most of all you share it. Loved it, Loved it!!!!!

cardchick's world said...

FABULOUS!!!!! you are an amazing person... your talents are non- ending luv your blog!!!!!

Merry said...

That was the most wonderful video I have seen. So glad you took the time to do it. Such a talented lady. Great ukelele playing and then you can sing too. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this.

Lysa said...

Hi Valita,
Thanks so much for this video! I had forgotten to smile today and after watching this you reminded me a day without a song just isn't a day at all. Thanks for the smile, you are just lovely!
Lysa

CaKah said...

Just had to leave a comment as you made me laugh and smile as you shared a few moments with us. What a talented and fun lady you are!! I have long enjoyed your fabulous cards and never knew what other talents you have. Keep these videos coming. Hugs from Southern California.

Design Originals by KC said...

Just found your blog and found myself happily entertained with your ukelele vid... you did a great job on the shawl too! Love your cards too btw! Kathi

Gail said...

This is a side of you we should see more often.Card making can be a very solitary hobby and it's good to break out and be fun.

hugs

Sally said...

you're fab on the ukulele, thanks for sharing :)
I'm also loving your cards and your youtube videos thanks again for sharing.

I too started playing the uke recently (got mine for xmas 2011) find its'a great stress reliever :)

Carol Maynard said...

You are simply AMAZING!!!! I have enjoyed your videos for years and absolutely LOVE that you sang for us! And how cool is it that you taught yourself how to play the ukulele? That is so AWESOME!!! You are a woman of faith with many God-gifted talents!! Don't change a thing! You have inspired me so MUCH! Stampin' hugs to your and your wonderful family!!