Friday, May 20, 2011

Name That Tune!!

Well, we got through our Name That Tune competition and it was a blast!!  We had 25 contestants and they all did great.  About 80 people attended the event which was filled with laughter and cheering.  One of our very own residents won the competition and our Elmcroft Jazz Trio also played a couple of numbers for entertainment.  The trio is made up of Ben (a cook) on the sax, Jamie (our Resident Director) on the drums and me on the keyboards.  We had a TV personality as our emcee and that was the best decision we ever could have made.  He heard our trio and asked if we could come on his show the next Monday.  It is called "3 Plus You" and is on at 11 a.m. in the morning.  So, the following Monday morning, we appeared on the show.  They all loved it and, asked us to come back the week of June 6th for a different segment every day!  They want to feature Elmcroft Assisted Living every day with one segment being our music, another day of crafts, another day of food we serve, another day of "How To Choose An Assisted Living Home" and then the final one on Altzheimer's information!!  What better advertising could we get??  And it is FREE advertising.  We are all so excited about this.  And our Resident Director is flying high!  But, I'm not too excited about it, right?

I want to include a picture with this blog, so here is a set of crocheted cloths that I am featuring on Etsy.  I alternate between tatting and crocheting these days.  I need to get back to tatting, and I will.  

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Clutch Trimmed in Lace and Tatting

I have been creating again.  I can't just tat--I like to think up things to add my tatting to.  So, here is my envelope clutch and I trimmed in vintage lace and my tatting.  Since I have been very busy at work, I have kind of put my tatting on the back burner.  But I am sure it will not stay there long.

At my assisted living job this week, we are having a "Name That Tune" competition between us and the other assisted living homes in the area.  Remember the "la la girl" back in the '60's (Kathy Lee Gifford)?  Well, I'm going to be the "la la" girl and we are doing tunes from the '30's to the '60's.  It should be lots of fun, I am sure.  We have been "practicing" and listening to all the old songs and, hopefully, all the residents will remember what they heard.  I'll let you know how it all comes out.  It will happen this next Thursday and we expect between 60 - 80 contestants.  This will be our first year and we plan to continue it in the coming years.  We have had  "Trivia Challenge" for the last 10 years, so we thought it was time to change it up a little.  Can't wait!!

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