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An interview with Twinkie Wedding Planner Mitzi Winters on “Just a Fling”

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On “Just a Fling” with Kitty Mortland Season 1, Episode 1:

Twinkie wedding planner Mitzi Winters explains how this whole Twinkie shebang began at

http://youtu.be/2231yZhHW5g

Runing the Holidays: Simple Rune ornaments

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How to use:

Runed Ornaments
Runed Ornaments

1) Click on a set.

2) Print  either/both of the following jpeg sets onto sticker stock 8.5″ x 11″.

3) Cut out circle.

4) Stick on ornament (or anywhere else that is safe.)

rune ornaments 1
Set 1

 

 

rune ornaments 2
Set 2

 

Runing the Holidays with Christmas Rune cards

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You can print these half-page MS Word card documents as duplex, and stuff them in standard size A9 envelopes to send to all of your friends!!!! Just download them.

For better quality, use white card stock in your printer.

ENJOY!!

Christmas card Ladies chain rune Click  Ladies chain xmas card cover

 

Balance xmas card coverChristmas card Swing rune Click

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irish Runes

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House Rune Patch
House Rune Patch

The design I use for Petronella works wonderfully for the Irish move called “House”.  You “house around” at the end of many sets.  So here is a version of that same design, but called HOUSE.

The Irish crowd also uses a swing, and a move that is similar to square dancing’s “grand right and left”.  So watch for that design in the future, you Irish fans!

If you’d like a patch, contact me.  They cost $8, plus shipping.  Each one has a fusible on the back, to hold it in place while you SEW it onto a garment or bag.

Runing the Holidays Christmas Season-Runi: Runed Carols

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HO HO HO!!! Here we go again,  Runing-the-Halls with: Runed Carols!

#1) Sung to the tune “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Circlin’ around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas contra dance
Runes are hung where you can see
Every couple starts to prance

Circlin’ around the Christmas tree
Let the contra spirit ring
Perhaps later on, you’ll dance with me
Or just go caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you dance,
Spin around, clap your hands
Petronella with every fella

Circlin’ around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday,
Everyone swinging merrily
In the new old contra way…

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear,
Someone shouting, “Ho-Ho-Ho,
Here we go in a do-si-do.”

Circlin’ around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday,
Everyone swinging merrily
In the new old contra way…

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#2) Christmas Season Contra Dance (sung to the tune “Blue Christmas”)

Play it here as an mp3: Christmas Season Contra Dance Blue Xmas tune

I’ll have a mer – ry Christmas dancing with you
We’ll be so mer – ry, dancing together
Decorations of runes, up and down the hall
We’ll be so merry, when in my arms you fall

Up on the stage, the caller is calling
New lines of four, down the hall, are progressing
Circle up, ladies chain, and then a do-si-do
Is not enough dear, if we don’t dance some more

But when the band starts playing the last tune
We’ll feel the dance is over –  way too soon
But we’ll do it again — see you next week
Until then, have a so, mer – ry Christmas

But we’ll do it again — see you next week
Until then, have a so, mer – ry Christmas

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 #3)  12 Runes of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love danced with me
A promenade around the ring.

12    Twelve balanced swings,
11    Eleven petronellas,
10    Ten allemands,
9    Nine box-the-gnats,
8    Eight right-and-left-throughs,
7    Seven hey-for-fours,
6    Six contra corners,
5    Five do-si-dos,
4    Four circle lefts,
3    Three right hand stars
2    Two ladies chains,
And a promenade around the ring.

(and I’m SO-O-O dizzy!!)

Patches Galore!

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I am having just SO MUCH FUN embroidering patches!  The rayon thread produces a lovely sheen, and I have a variety of background colors.  There are even variegated threads that change colors as they go along.

The designs we offer are:

Balance and Swing (2 patches),  Do Si D, Do Si Do with Twirls, Gypsy, Hey for Four, Ladies Chain and Petronella.  A few have been featured in earlier posts, and here are three new patches.  They are 4″ x 3″, with a fusible on the back, and they cost $8, plus shipping. Contact us if you are interested in owning one!

Hey for Four Rune
Hey for Four Rune

 

Gypsy Rune
Gypsy Rune

 

 

 

 

petronella Black (2)
Petronella Rune

 

 

Guest Haik-U-Runi: From Sherry Brodock

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COMMUNITY DANCE

Locked in a swing.

Circle of smiling joy.

On to another.

Swing
Swing

with permission, by Sherry Brodock, Plainwell, MI

Haik-U-Runi #3: Balance and Swing

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Balancing,  swinging.

Spinning clockwise together.

The point of contra.

Balance and Swing
Balance and Swing

Haik-U-Runi #2: Do-Si-Do with Twirls

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Do Si Do with Twirls

Do Si Do with Twirls

Two Spin Symmetrically

A Dance of Beauty

Do-Si-Do with Twirls
Do-Si-Do with Twirls

Haik-U-Runi #1: Petronella

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Petronella:

Petronella
Petronella

Together we all

Spin, spin, spin — spiny spiny whirl —

as Dervishes