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News Update: A Song in My Heart

May 5, 2012

Tom's Big News Sing-Along Opener

You know I have talked about having BIG NEWS for some time now and every time I plan to share it, I burst into song.

Because you and I are such wonderful BFFs, I bet you will burst into song when you hear my news too. This got me thinking. I thought it would be two-tons-of-fun to celebrate my BIG NEWS with a sing-along. Doesn’t this sound like a blast?

Yeah . . . I thought you’d think so. We’re not BFFs for nothing.

Okay . . . Are you ready for the first song?

You’ll have to excuse me for a minute. I need to clear my throat before we begin. I’d sound like Kermit the Frog if I don’t do this.

(Imagine elaborate throat clearing.) Ah . . . Now I feel better.

I think I’m ready to begin. How about you?

You are? GREAT!!!

This spiffy little tune pops into my head every time I think about my BIG NEWS. The lyrics and melody are perfect and I get a little extra pep in my step when I sing it. Let’s start our sing-along with this memorable tune.

I am sure that most of you will be familiar with this classic song, but if you aren’t, you can listen to it here and then join us in a minute. Go ahead. Don’t be shy. We’re happy to wait for you.

Yes, I’m serious. Go and listen to the song. We’ll be right here when you get back. 🙂

Okay, are you ready? Good.

Here we go . . . .

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a fanciful trip
That starts from a Texas port
Aboard a great big ship.

The mate was a mighty sailing man,
The skipper brave and sure.
Thousands of passengers set sail this day
For a seven-day tour, a seven-day tour.

The weather doesn’t get rough,
The big ship doesn’t get tossed,
Because of the experienced and capable crew
The quilters could get sauced, the quilters could get sauced.

The ship sets course for three glorious Caribbean isles
Like Cozumel
Falmouth, Jamaica too,
George Town and Grand Cayman,
Fantastic quilting teachers
Wonderful Show-N-Tells,
Here on Quilter’s Isle.

So this is the tale of some lucky quilters,
They’re here for a long, long time,
They’ll make the best of things,
It’s a downhill slide.

The first mate and the Skipper too,
Will do their very best,
To make the others comfortable,
On this tropic island cruise.

No husbands, no kids, no motor cars,
But every single luxury,
Like living in a palace,
As luxurious as can be.

So join me for a week my friends,
You’re sure to get a smile,
From hundreds of happy quilters,
Here on “Quilter’s Isle.”

Wow! That was fun. You all sounded great!

Give yourselves a round of applause. BRAVO!!!!

I should have known you would sing beautifully. It sounded like a chorus of angels. We should try another song now that we’re warmed up.

What should we sing next?

Oh, I know. I’d like to sing this one . . .

This song is FABULOUS and feels exciting and new.

Does that phrase sound familiar? It does? Good. Then you know this classic as well.

For those of you who don’t remember this song, listen to it here first, then you can join us in a minute.

Sure, we’ll wait. We’re BFFs after all and that’s what BFFs do.

Are you ready now? SUPER!!!

This one is really fun, so let’s get started.

Okay, here we go . . . .

Quilting, exciting and new
Come aboard. We’re expecting you.
Quilting, life’s sweetest reward.
Let it flow, it floats back to you.

The Quilting Cruise soon will be making another run
The Quilting Cruise promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure,
Relax and put your mind at ease.

Quilting won’t hurt anymore
It’s an open smile on a friendly shore.
Yes QUIIIILLLLTTTTIINGG! It’s QUIIIILLLLTTTTIINGG! (hey-ah!)

The Quilting Cruise soon will be making another run
The Quilting Cruise promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure,
Relax and put your mind at ease.

Quilting won’t hurt anymore
It’s an open smile on a friendly shore.
Yes QUIIIILLLLTTTTIINGG! It’s LQUIIIILLLLTTTTIINGG!!
It’s the Quilting Cruise-ah! It’s the Quilting Cruise-ah!

Woo Hoo! That was fun! You are totally amazing. Where did you learn to sing like that?

Your performance has left me speechless.

You’ll have to give me a minute, my eyes are leaking. 

(Imagine 5 minutes have passed.)

Sorry about that. I get very emotional over the tiniest things these days.

Okay . . . now where were we?

Oh I remember . . . We’re having a sing-along to celebrate my BIG NEWS.

I sprinkled a few hints about the news in the songs we sang. I know the hints were subtle, but hoped you’d pick up on them.

You didn’t? Ah . . . that sucks.

Well, here’s another clue. 🙂 I hope this one helps.

. . . . . . . . . . .

HA! This sing-along and news update has been gloriously fun! I’m glad I could share this fantastic information with you. You are my BFFs and I couldn’t think of anyone I’d rather tell than you.

What? These hints weren’t enough help?

You still don’t know what I’m talking about?

Hmmmm . . . That’s odd. I understood everything perfectly.

Okay, let me try this again . . . .

Click on the link. 2013 Quilter’s Emporium Cruise brochure.

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More details are coming soon and guess what?
This isn’t my only BIG NEWS. There’s more . . . so stay tuned. 🙂
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