Thanks Kathryn. I wanted to respond directly to your comments, however, when I clicked accept, I lost the message. I remember some of your comment though. I usually check my e-mails every day multiple times and usually thereis at least one from a member of Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer concerning any of the subjects of concern for forum members. There have been quiet a few concerning making dulcimersand I'm interested in that subject since I'm in the process of planning to make a Cigar box dulcimer for one of my granddaughters. Well that's all. May see you tomorrow knight at our meeting. Henry
Hi, Kathryn I just this pass week became a member of FOMD and in surfacing the new membership list learned that you had recently become a member. I'm sure we will both enjoy it. In ready your profile I realized that you, as i suspected, were considerably more advanced than I was musically and you are still way ahead of me musically.
Hey Kathryn, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Regarding your question about Civil War period clothing, there are numerous sutlers that make dresses, but they can cost a bit. Just a matter of internet search. Sometimes ebay has a selection. If you are handy at sewing, you can get a historic pattern from a sutler. Sometimes costume patterns are not necessarily historic. A garibaldi style blouse, period style skirt, hoop skirt underneath and a Medici belt will be just fine. I don't wear anything too fancy since I'm usually calling dances and sometimes need to move between the dancers or I'm playing music and want to be comfortable. A woman's hair was kept up. I usually use a net or snood to hold my hair off my back or put it in a bun. Shoes are another part. I have some that are in the style of the period. Sometimes you can find a tie shoe that looks like leather. I will sometimes wear a hat that is of the time period (more or less). When it's cold out or in the heat it helps.
Hey! For videos, the only way to do it where everyone can see it is by a youtube link. People with iPads can't see videos loaded directly to the site. For still pics, there is a place on your page to click on (add photos) and then double click the image that you want.
Welcome Kathryn, you have a good weekend too. Course for me, everyday could be considered a weekend. Marsha
Hi Kathryn, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.
Welcome, Kathryn, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.
Howdy Katie Bug! Welcome to FOTMD!
Welcome to FOTMD Kathryn. It's good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."