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Friday, March 29, 2013

* S I N G *

Here's a pic of the 'Sing' bag I saw at Steph's recently
The bag is by Anni Downs and is from her latest book 'The Simple Life'
On the back it says 'Sing and the world sings with you'

Oh my goodness I'm so excited!!!
I think I have had 5 singing lessons for all of which I have been doing 'excersises' and yesterday I was given my first song......totally unexpected seeing I didn't do any practice whilst at Nundle...
I did think about it though Girlfriends (maybe JoJo may have started something here LOL by calling the Nundle girls Girlfriends)

My first song is 'Sweet and Low'  (Wind of the Western Sea)

It's a little Folk/Ballad Nursery Rhyme......Sweet and Low
to listen to it go over here

  I have read that it was originally written as a poem by English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) and set to music by English composer Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)."

My version is from the book 'Jacky Dandy Song Book'
compiled and illustrated by Deborah Niland
Music by Patrick Niland

I must admit that I had a little tear as the words are so beautiful
My teacher said that's all right as Maria Callas apparently once said
I cry when I hear it
I cry when I sing it
and I cry when I rehearse it

How perfect is this bag now for me now that I have 'music and words' in a folder along with my practice CD!!!

So now it's off to practice I go......and start choosing fabrics for my SING bag...


Yvonne W said...

What a great idea to have singing lessons-- and you are obviously enjoying it. The bag is most appropriate.

Sue-Anne said...

A perfect bag to carry your music in!

mumasu said...

I have to say my singing voice is ATROCIOUS but I love to do it so my family are subjected to it on a daily basis. I love "Two Little Boys" and cry whilst I sing it. I love the bag it's perfect.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I am so excited for you, as you discover YOUR voice! Isn't it fun to find out something about yourself that you never thought possible?

This bag is SIMPLE GORGEOUS with its little bluebirds and apropo for YOU, miss songbird!

Happiness abounds in your heart dearest, SING IT OUT! LOVE, Anita

Fiona said...

Lovely sing bag.. and what a wonderful activity.... enjoy the singing...

Palomasea said...

What a perfect bag, it is adorable!
This is serendipity at work, dear Dzintra! ;)
I am so excited for your singing progress (I tried listening to the lullaby, my computer is not cooperating, I will try again later..)
Much love and wishes for a splendid Easter!
Big hugs,
- Irina

Sea Angels said...

How fabulous Dzintra I envy you your voice... mine is like a rusty paint tin ha ha .
Your bag is gorgeous and so beautifully embroidered.
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Rachaeldaisy said...

Dzintra, I think it's so wonderful that you're singing and that you have been giving a song. and such a beautiful song. You'll be singing as you sew that super fun, gorgeous bag!

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