There is a lot of news to share today, with two big announcements today for the Scrap Dance series, plans for the coming year, and I need your feedback. First, the wait is over for Minuet to publish! For this week only, you can order Scrap Dance Minuet directly from me at the introductory price of just $6. Introductory price will be good until January 3rd.
To order, just send me an email with your request, or leave a comment. I’ll send you a paypal invoice, and when the payment is completed, I’ll email you the pattern. If you’d like to order additional patterns, please use the My Patterns page form.
Next, things are going to get rolling in January, with a special event announcement coming on January 3rd, and I’ll need your help with that wherever you are.
Then, we’ll finish up the layout of the Teacups Quilt Along on the 10th.
More news!! There will be a mystery quilt along in 2020! Get ready to Twist the night away!! Gather your charm packs as we’ll use a lot of 5-inch squares. Details to follow on January 17th, with clues monthly on the third Friday.
Then, we’ll begin the Vintage Christmas Quilt Along on the 27th, with new posts on the fourth Monday of each month. We’ll be using the book Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book for block patterns.
Once again for New Year’s Eve, I want to remind you to put your money outside that evening! Have you done this with me in years past? You hide some money outside on New Year’s Eve, (doesn’t matter how much) then bring the money into the house on New Year’s Day. It is supposed to bring good fortune with it, as long as it is still there, LOL!! Now, I am not superstitious, this is just something fun to do, and seems to be a conversation starter too.
For more good luck on New Year’s Day, I usually do a version of Hopping John that I have kicked up a notch with sausage and call Jumpin’ John. The peas are mixed with rice, sausage and sauce, then garnished with green onions. It is a good luck lunch in a bowl while watching the football games. Here’s a pdf of the recipe in case you’d like it – Jumpin’ John. Share your good luck traditions in the comments, and on our Friends of From My Carolina Home Facebook group.
One more thing, since we are on the cusp of a new year, I’ve been thinking of the direction the blog will take in 2020. I have always thought that we are all multi-faceted individuals with more than one interest, and my blog has been a wide variety of subjects reflecting all my hobbies and adventures. But, it is perhaps time to streamline just a bit. I know that sometimes I’ll have a few new readers subscribe with a fun post, then when the next one is on a different subject, they cancel their subscriptions. So, it is that people want blogs to be one subject, or is it that only certain things aren’t appealing? Help me out, certainly with the plans outlined above this blog will continue to be heavily quilting, but what else are you interested in seeing? If you need to see what has been done in the past, like for the Japanese Inspired February event, click on that category on the sidebar. The answers come up in a random fashion, so everyone will see them in a different order. I’ll assume things with few or no votes will be the things you wouldn’t rather skip. Select as many as you like.
If for some reason, the poll isn’t showing for you, please just leave me a comment with your choices, or click on POLL. Quilting, sewing, crafting, stamping, book reviews, gardening, cooking, mountain living, tablescapes, embroidery and needlework, wool applique, thrifting, decorating, travel, and special events like Japanese Inspired February and Autumn Jubilee. Thank you!!
Have a very happy and safe New Year’s Eve, and a wonderful New Year!!