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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

WOYWW #246 - Welsh Folk Harp

Hello everyone and Happy WOYWW to you all. Here's the answer to last week's conundrum.

A 19 string Welsh Folk Harp.

I had wanted a harp as a small child around 7yrs and had been given a guitar instead. Needless to say I didn't go on to play the guitar at all or any other instrument for that matter. So decided to mark my 50th birthday with getting a harp knowing now that there are smaller ones than the huge orchestral ones which was the reason behind me not getting one as a child. I grew up in Wales from age 9yrs so a Welsh one was quite fitting too.

Crafting has taken a back seat since I got my harp on Saturday but when I did do some I sliced the top of my finger with my craft knife, so no chord practice on my harp for a day (without a plaster!!!)

Anyway, there's a page in my diary for DLP with the line of hearts, a general catch-up last week can be found, here.

There are a few printouts awaiting crafty mojo to hit me. 

Plus the cutest little Owl making kit I got for my birthday too.

Oh the sweet sweet sound of the harp is so enchanting....


Anonymous said...

That's an amazing and beautiful instrument BJ, congrats on the milestone birthday and good luck with the learning and the practising.

Brenda 74

Nikki said...

That is just beautiful pressie you got for yourself and it's so pretty to look at have fun playing it :)
hugs Nikki 5
I have candy to

kay said...

It's fantastic Bj,hope the finger heals soon so you can practise more and my card arrived x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Congrats on getting that harp you always wanted. They make sure beautiful noise. I can see why crafting has taken a backseat. But when you are interested in it again, it will be there for you. The pretty owls kit is cute. I'll bet they are just as sweet as they look on the package. Judy 93

Anne said...

It really is beautiful BJ. Be careful with your craft knife!!!! :-) Hope your finger heals quickly. Anne x #53

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - that is a beautiful birthday present and I'm so glad that at last you are fulfilling a childhood dream.

I always wanted to have a proper Romany caravan and Mr M has promised that if I can think of a way of getting one down the 1m wide path at the side of our house I can have one - so far I can only think of having it craned over the house but I don't really think it's a go-er!

Hope your finger heals quickly so you can get back to playing. MMx #57

Sarah (wonderstrumpet) said...

Oh my!!! That is a beautiful harp!! My mom plays and her wife is an instructor, so there is much love for the harp. Just fabulous - good for you!!

Jackie said...

So your birthday gift was a harp then..... How lovely!
Jackie 15

Cass said...

Never tire of seeing that beautiful harp. Hope the finger is healing up, like the owls!

Cassidy xx

Unknown said...

Your harp is a beautiful instrument. Too bad we don't have sound so you could play a chord for us. I also like your page with the hearts.

Helen said...

Hope the finger heals quickly - and you enjoy the harp - still can't believe I guessed right! I love all those hearts... Helen 10

Christine said...

A HARP! Oh! how wonderful for you. Now is a good time to learn, (sight read while the finger's out of action)and I hope you enjoy learning - I am just a tiny, (tiny?)bit jealous! lol
Enjoy the week and I know the finger will be better soon ... it will.
Bishopsmate #67

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh to be musical BJ...I'm not but do appreciate it. Love the harp and your heart page is fabulous. Hope the finger heals quick so you can get back to what you love doing, Cheers RobynO#56

Sherry said...

Hi BJ, I haven't visited in a long time - so belated 50th birthday wishes (you're catching me up!). When I first saw the harp on your desk I thought you were going to alter it! It looks beautiful and I bet it makes a beautiful sound too - what a lovely present for your special birthday. Take care x

Sherry WOYWW #94

Mrs.D said...

Such a beautiful harp, BJ, not surprisedyou are not doing any work.
Is it a triple harp or a double, can't quite see from the picture?
Bless you
Chris #45

shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous harp! The colours in the wood are amazing. Have a great week, hugs Shaz #38 xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I seem to be following Shaz around this week. I totally agree about the beauty of the wood in that lovely harp. I envy you the chance to lay such an amazing sounding instrument, and I hope you don't damage any more of your fingers. xx Maggie #97

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

What a beautiful instrument!!! And, I was right!!! Woo hoo. Which leads me to the owl kit -- can't wait to see what they look like finished.

Happy belated WOYWW
Kay (90)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm late and missed your birthday all together, but I love that harp. What a beauty. And to think it only took you about 43 years to have your wish come true. Happy belated birthday, dear from #3.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I was right!! That is a beautiful harp, I bet it sounds amazing. What a completely fabulous prezzy!
Happy belated 50th
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

Karen said...

Oh BJ! your harp is beautiful!!!! Now then...no more cutting of fingers, HUGS xxx

Nelle said...

WOW dreams really can come true. Wishing your finger better soonest. Then play till your heart is contented.
Nelle 71 xx

glitterandglue said...

Hi BJ. Hmm - slicing your finger apart ain't good - hope you can get back to practice soon. It's a gorgeous looking instrument - soooooo glad you have finally got it. ENJOY!!!
Margaret #17