Thursday, 17 June 2021

ELECTRIC UKULELE + CROCHET THROW

 



All exciting here, I'm getting an Electric Ukulele delivered tomorrow.

I love my Uke but sometimes I feel it a bit flat when playing slower tunes.

Am hoping this will cure that.

Who would have thought an old lady of 75 would be playing and electric Uke. lol

Today it's so muggy and hot Tom is having trouble with his breathing.  Summer is not ideal for him and although we wait all year for the sunshine the Autumn and Spring are best regarding the weather for us both.

I think it's a stay at home day with a bit of jigsaw etc and hope the damp muggy weather soon clears.



The crochet throw is still in progress.

Here are the latest two squares and the first one in the background.

I'm now on the fourth square and enjoying it immensely.

I think the colours are a factor with lots of changes so I don't get bored.

Will show the next square soon, just have a couple of rows to finish. 

Stay cool wherever you are.

Briony

x

25 comments:

  1. Enjoy your electric ukulele. Love the crochet squares!

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  2. I love the colors and your work on the crocheting but I must say I am not a fan of the ukulele but it is a great thing that you are loving to play it and that the electric one is much better. Play on and enjoy

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  3. The colours are lovely, no wonder you are enjoying it!

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  4. **swoon** Oooooooh, that square!! It's absolutely gorgeous, Briony!! And good for you regarding your new purchase of an electric uke! Hush now... 75 is still young, especially for making beautiful music!! Stay cool~ Andrea xoxoxo

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  5. The crochet is gorgeous. Clearly your fingers have stayed flexible and active with age - the sewing the crochet and I guess no surprise then the ukulele as well. What sort of music do you play? (and please don't say ukulele music!(LOL) We discovered the ukulele orchestra of Great Britain a few years back and are truly amazed by the variety of styles and sounds they are capable of.)

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    1. The very reason I wanted the electric Ukulele was to sustain the notes. Unless you are doing traditionl songs the ordinary one can sometimes sound a bit flat. I play all sorts of music on it but only for my own amusement (Tom suffers in the corner, lol)
      I do have arthritis in my fingers and some of them go off at angles but I think because I have kept going they still actually work fine. x

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  6. Love love love those squares! Have fun with the electric ukulele. I’ll be interested to hear how different it is from your unelectric one.

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  7. You wild thing, you! haha I never knew there was such a thing as an electric ukelele. Will you give us a taste of what it sounds like? I could Google it, and may do so, but if you feel like sharing a clip, please do.

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    1. Jenny, I would not even think of putting a clip online, I only play for my own amusement but Tom thinks it sound good so I'm taking his word for it, lol x

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    2. Fair enough, lol
      I did Google it and they sound amazing :)

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  8. P. S. And humidity - yes, it is very hard on the breathing. I hope your weather clears soon.

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  9. I love the purple border. Maybe you can post a video of you playing the new ukulele!

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  10. Oops, I see your reply in the comments! Still, it's something to maybe consider...

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  11. Does it need an amplifier too? Do you have one?

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    1. Yes, I have the amp coming with it, it's only a 10w so probably won't blast the neighbours out.lol
      Really looking forward to it.
      x

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  12. Just love the colours of your crochet and your work is always beautiful. Enjoy your new ukelele- never too old.

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  13. I want a video of you playing your electric ukulele :)
    I like the colors you used in those squares for your crochet throw.

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  14. The colors and the pattern in your crochet squares are wonderful. As for the Ukulele, it's probably not only fun, but good for your arthritis! Keep those fingers agile!

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  15. No need to tell me to stay cool honeybunch, I am always cool - like The Fonz. I hope you are delighted with your electric ukulele and discipline yourself to practise every day- even if its only half an hour.

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  16. Good for you playing the electric ukulele, sounds like a lot of fun. Love the crochet squares, that is going to be one beautiful throw. The eclectic mix of colours is stunning.

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  17. I didn't know electrical ukeleles even existed!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment I'm enjoying it so much, been looking for a crochet project for some time the was a bit more interesting than the norm.
      x

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  19. love your crochet and have fun with the ukelele!

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  20. Your crochet squares are just lovely. Beautiful colors!

    I hope Tom is going to be OK. Zip also hates the heat because it's so hard to breathe. We go from the house where there are fans to the car where there is AC. No outdoor activity.

    WOW, an electric uke! We are now going to expect to see MUSIC VIDEOS! You sing too? I can't wait!

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