I hope you have been keeping up with the Island Batik Ambassador Four Seasons Blog Hop this month. Personally, I have enjoyed the parade of new fabrics that are arriving in our local quilt shops this month as well as the creativity of the ambassadors! Technically this blog hop ends the 2017 Island Batik Ambassador program.… Continue reading Four Season Blog Hop – City Culture 2
Forgive me dear readers, for I have been AWOL, it's been 11 days since my last blog ☺️ I wish I could blame it on just the recent freeze - gulf coast Texans can handle a Cat 5 Hurricane with a "bring it on" attitude but we are like the cowardly lion when it comes… Continue reading Winter Freeze
It's here! It's here!! The Four Seasons Blog Hop with The Island Batik Ambassadors began today with a beautiful collection called Blue Moon (which I dearly love). The full schedule, complete with links, is listed at the end of this post. Each day for the next four weeks the ambassadors will be sharing their creations… Continue reading Four Season Blog Hop Begins Today!
I am over the moon excited to announce that the rambler and the redneck are teaming up to teach this fall at Studio 180 Academy! What is Studio 180 Academy? Imagine three days of quilting bliss with Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors in a luxurious setting in Zion, Illinois. You can read more… Continue reading Guess Who Is Teaming Up to Teach in 2018?
It does feel like time is standing still. But things are actually moving forward. Here’s the status update for things at the Overton household and The Quilt Rambler Studio (all under the same roof!) Yesterday the Repipe Specialist dropped the water lines to replace the old galvanized pipes. This is not part of Harvey damage… Continue reading Is Time Standing Still?
Goals. Seems to be the buzz word this week! Some say they are best set one month at a time. Sometimes for me, it's just a daily thing as the to-do list in its entirety can get mindboggling. I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts to share my January monthly goal(s) then at the end… Continue reading Three Monthly Goals for January 2018
Happy New Year 2018! What a difference a year makes! This time last year I was celebrating a brand new studio redo. That Was Then In all honesty, the room really never stayed like this - it's a working studio after all and I tend to make "creative messes." It was certainly colorful! This is… Continue reading That Was Then, This Is Now
There are a few hours left in 2017 and I couldn't help but think of some of the challenges facing me in 2018. Not necessarily difficult challenges, perhaps time-consuming, but all will be opportunities for growth. Earlier today I shared generic goals for 2018 both in my quilting and in my personal life. I've been… Continue reading More End of the Year Thoughts – Future Challenges
What a loaded question! I think it's so funny that we get all excited about turning over a calendar page when in reality it's really just another day...but I have to confess I get caught up in the idea of new beginnings! Somehow just the thought is stimulating, exciting, so much anticipation and imagination. Possibilities are indeed… Continue reading What’s In Store for 2018?
(Photo Credit, Eric Overton, Dickinson Texas after Hurricane Harvey) How do I say thanks to the many people who have influenced my life this past year? With tears in my eyes, actually. This wasn't exactly the post I had planned for today but in going through photos of 2017 I knew this had to be my… Continue reading It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times