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Main talent?
« on: December 31, 2009, 11:31:34 AM »
From what I've gathered, all the girls (OTMA) were talented in music and art, but I'm wondering about Tatiana's main hobby...what was she best at and and what did she seek out to do? Apparently Marie enjoyed painting particularly, Olga was quite a reader and poet, etc.
Was there one unique thing she enjoyed doing above all, and was very good at? Her "main talent"?
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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 12:24:25 PM »
Tatiana was best of OTMA skilled in needlework and sewing. She often did that to pass her time just like her mother.

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 12:42:24 PM »
Tatiana was interested in more practical pursuits. Embroidery, styling hair, organizing, etc.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 01:56:21 PM »
That's really interesting, I didn't know that. Is it true that she was best at piano, but didn't play with as much emotion as Olga did? I've gotten into the Romanovs again after a period of time and have forgotten some things :D

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 02:15:06 PM »
It's said she played very well but when she played it was more technical and dry; she didn't put any emotion or feeling into it. Olga was more musical and had a good ear for picking out notes on her own. She could even play in the dark.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009, 03:21:56 PM »
It's said she played very well but when she played it was more technical and dry; she didn't put any emotion or feeling into it. Olga was more musical and had a good ear for picking out notes on her own. She could even play in the dark.

In the dark? That's pretty impressive! Where did you find that out?

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 03:42:57 PM »
A letter by Olga Nicholaievna.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 04:45:31 PM »
A letter by Olga Nicholaievna.

Do you have the letter, Holly? :)

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 08:11:40 AM »
A letter by Olga Nicholaievna.

Do you have the letter, Holly? :)

Yes, I too would like to see that letter, if you don't mind, of course, and do you have any pictures of Tatiana's 'finished work' in other words, the things that she sewed, knitted or embroidered?
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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 03:49:03 PM »
I'd also like to see photos of Tatiana's sewing.

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 03:18:50 PM »
Yes, i've never seen any of her sewing before. there is one pic of Anastasia knitting a VERY big piece of knitting around 1908, but shiivbzik doesn't seem like the sort of person who would like to knit by choice.

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010, 04:49:51 PM »
I don't have time to search for the letter and post it but I'm pretty certain it's on the AP main site in her letters section.

Anastasia actually did knit a lot. She knitted socks and such and did it till the end.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2010, 05:34:21 PM »
Interesting. I would have never expected that of such a rambunctious girl.

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2010, 06:15:37 PM »
Well, she wasn't lively and funny all hours of the day. This is a stereotypical Anastasia people have in their minds unless they learn more about her. She made faces and cheered up her family but that wasn't all she was like. She read often and knitted.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2010, 06:20:13 PM by Holly »
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Main talent?
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2010, 07:19:41 PM »
Here's a few of Tatiana's paintings and drawings...wow, she was much more talented in that than I thought! Unfortunately I'm coming up empty on the photos of her sewing/knitting work.








If anyone has pictures of her sewing or embroidery work, please post! :P