Thursday, December 10, 2020

Something's Coming, Something Good!

Could it be? Yes, it could
Something's coming, something good, if (you) can wait
Something's coming, (you) don't know what it is
But it is gonna be great

Are you the kind of person who translates everything into song? I (Teri) confess to that odd trait; no matter what I'm thinking about, somehow an obscure song gets stuck in my head as I'm processing. So this week, as I pondered this post, the song "Something's Coming," from West Side Story, replayed in my brain. Why, you may ask? Because Kara and I have been busy stitchers, preparing for a lot of fun to come in the new year—and some of it is mysterious!

Stocking up on wool for kits at
Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks

Life has certainly changed a bit in the past year, with many online stitch-along type projects replacing our in-person teaching. We have learned a lot and met many new people along the way, so there has been a lot of positive in the trials. To that end, we are jumping onboard in full, and offering THREE stitch-along opportunities this winter!

First, we have been invited to join a new group: the Winter Wonderland Mystery Sew-A-Long. We'd love to have you join us by heading to the Facebook group (click here) to check it out. We will be working with a new group of twelve designers, and this project promises to be perfect for those shut-in wintry days. The title gives a big clue as to what season we'll be stitching, but the rest in a mystery! We are excited about our block, and we are getting all kinds of fun gems in the mail as we prepare to make kits. Here's the only hint you get for this block—one of the embellishments.

Second, we are again collaborating with our wonderful team of Woolen Oak Designers to create a new quilt. Again, it is a mystery, and I'm still sworn to secrecy—sorry, not even a hint—but I PROMISE you will love the designs for this new quilt! I hope that was enough to pique your curiosity and interest, because at this moment, our lips are sealed! 🙊Again, if you haven't yet joined the Woolen Oak Facebook page, click here and join the fun—and get the first notice of what's to come. 

Third, we have a new project that we are starting within our own Hopeful Bluebird Facebook Group (click here to join us). In this Stitch Along, we will be offering four floral patterns. We used wool appliqué, but our focus will be learning some new embroidery stitches as we go. What a fun way it will be to build our stitching toolbox! We do hope you will stitch along with us. A few hints below might entice you.

And finally, we have word that the Academy of Appliqué is on for March! Many safety precautions are planned, and we are looking forward to getting a wee sense of teaching normalcy returning. We are teaching these four little houses, part of a Village Wandering Series. It's not too late to register!

Village Wanderings: Homes

So, if we have to spend more time at home this winter, we are planning to stay busy and stay stitching!! How about you? 

We may not be able to give you all the details, but "something's coming, something good . . . it's gonna be great!"

Maybe you'd like to sing along while we plan to stitch along?

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