Saturday, April 22, 2006

Delta Dawn, What's That Flower You Have On?

Last week I wrote about how Jane over at inspired  me to sign up for the Delta Crochet class offered by HassDesign.  I am now at the midway point with my  Delta class lessons.  I found it interesting that as I worked through each level (I just completed level 3; the coaster you see on the right) that the song by Bette Midler, "Delta Dawn what's that flower you got on" kept replaying in my mind.  At times, dare I admit it, I'd even belt the song out loud and in doing so, infected my children with it.  So yes, now the song is stuck in their heads too.

"Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on?
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
Did I hear you say he was meeting you here today
to take you to his mansion in the sky?"

The funny thing is, when I'd discover I had completely askewed (nice way of saying I completely messed up, huh?) a row and had to frog (*frog=ripping out work) back a row, the tune from Bob Marley's song "No Woman No Cry" would interrupt Bette Midler's song.  It must have been my frustration in having to rip out work that caused the musical glitch.

No woman, no cry.
No woman, no cry.
Little Darlin', don't shed no tears.
No woman, no cry.

But hear this (well, maybe you don't want to because I can't carry a tune), when I finished this particular project, Pink's tune, "Get The Party Started" took over.  Yes, it was a great feeling to come this far in my class and I deserved a moment of celebration.  Now I have three more levels to complete to finish the class series.

I'm comin' up so you better get this party started
I'm comin' up so you better get this party started
Get this party started

So, my thoughts thus far on the class?  I'm enjoying it.  I did have some difficulty in figuring out the flower flow and will be writing to Hass about it (Jane, did you have trouble too?) as it appeared some of the helpful graphics were flipped for "left handed interpretation."  Of course, I could have been completely off base because I was busy singing about the flower Delta Dawn had on.


Anonymous said...

 That song Delta Dawn was written and song by Tammy Tucker. She wrote the song when she was around 13 years old. I just love it I had no idea that Bette Midler sang it too:) What a nice surprise.
 I love your doily Im in the midst of makig my mom one for Mothers day:) How cool is that.
 IM inspired everyday by your blog. I was watching the show Ghost Whispereron CBS last night and the main character Melinda was crocheting something on the show. I could not see what she was working on but she was using a crochet hook. Thought you would like to know:)
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

(hurray! I finally figured out how to comment right on your blog!)
I had great trouble figuring out those detail pictures.  I kept fussing "I don't know where they want me to put this petal".  The hardest was the "corner blossom".  
Here's what I finally figured out, the entire series of detail pictures (below the full chart) is show from the point of view of the completed blossom.  For the first 3 petals you are working on a row, the last 3 petals are worked on the following row.  Instead of showing the first 3 from the direction you're working that row, it's shown from the direction it will be when finishing on the following row.  That's why I made use of the colored highlighters.  I colored the first petal blue on both charts (full & detail) then in blue, I wrote out the directions.  Petal 2 I colored green, then wrote out the directions in green.  Then I was able to work from the directions that I had written.  That helped me to understand what I was seeing on the charts.
I think it might help, if there was a note between detail picture # 3 and 4 that you've turned your work.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the song was done by Tanya Tucker, we have that album.

Anonymous said...

oops Jane is correct it was Tanya Tucker not Tammy Tucker:) I was sitting here working on my doily and her commercial came on tv and it dawnd on me heehee that her name is Tanya:) Sorry about the confusion:) lol I know I should not open up my mind until I have the facts.

Anonymous said...

Delta Dawn was originally recorded by Helen Reddy.