I love a good play on words.  Can’t resist you know. 

I haven’t yet got the store on a Facebook account, let alone a Twitter account.  Some of you – and my conscience  – tell me,  “You’ve got to do this Linda!”.  But in my defense, I’ve got to tell you, I’ve been busy getting the website re-vamped.  Styling.  With it.  Or I hope you think so.  Check it out at www.alongcamequilting.com .

That, and doing my bit with this blog these last few months have been the main focus of my CCO responsibilities.  And since I’ve still got a bit of behind-the-scenes work with the website going on, I won’t be setting up a Facebook or Twitter account for a little while yet.

And I don’t need Twitter to tweet about “Home Tweet Home”.  It’s McKenna Ryan of Pine Needles’ new applique block of the month.  Perfect for all of you who told me that, “Roosters just aren’t my thing.  I like birds, but I’m not interested in roosters.”  (That having been said, there were plenty of you who crowed about  the roosters of  McKenna’s “All Cooped Up”, which we are now sold out of. 

Home Tweet Home consists of nine appliqued bird houses, feeders, or flowers, with – other than the renegade squirrel – birds.  Pretty little birds, such as the hummingbird and goldfinch.  Add in some flowers on graduated backgrounds, and you have nine sweet little vignettes of the birds’ summer days at home.  McKenna designed a checkerboard sashing and bias border to tie them all together into a 42 1/2″ square quilt wall hanging .

I loved it and have ordered the patterns, embellishment kits, fabric, and shop cutting guide.  The backgrounds will be arriving shortly, as should the guide and shop patterns.  Once we have these, we can begin the process of reviewing the suggested cuts, and pricing the program out.  The batiks used are not yet at the distributors, but they’ll be shipped as soon as they arrive.

So without a guide to figure the yardage, I can’t give you a price.  Nor can I give you an exact month that the first kit will be ready, but I’m thinking it will be sometime in the latter part of spring.  (In Calgary, Spring is defined as April – June.)  

Right now, we are taking names of “Bird Watchers”.  These people will be contacted as soon as we begin registration, and a couple of days before I e-mail the general populace.  This way the bird watchers get first sighting, and  a spot in the program.  

If you would like to become a “Bird Watcher”, please e-mail us at askus@alongcamequilting.com or phone us toll-free at 1-877-745-6445 or locally at 403-253-4419, and ask to be added to the bird-watcher’s list. 

She tweets in the blog, all day long,
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and a-singin’ the song,
Linda Goh
Tweet, Twiddley, Tweet! 

Want to groove to the entire song?  Here it is:

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

Rockin’ robin, rock rock
Rockin’ robin’
Blow rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight

Every little swallow, every chick-a-dee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flappin’ their wings singing go bird go

Pretty little raven at the bird-band stand
Told them how to do the bop and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriol

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

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