Indeed, it has! My first 2018 Island Batik Ambassador box actually arrived Thursday afternoon, 2/8/18, the same day reconstruction began on our post-Harvey flooded home…Friday was a whirlwind of activity, so I planned on filming early Saturday morning before workers arrived…only to be plagued by technical difficulties. Without future ado – here’s my box… Continue reading THE Box has arrived!
Setting just one monthly goal reminds me of "how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!" Well, I don't think elephants are on my must-try list of weird foods- besides this is a quilting blog (good thing, everyone knows I'm not the gourmet cook in the kitchen!) but the concept of breaking… Continue reading One Monthly Goal – February 2018
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
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
(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
One of my favorite Christmas TV shows growing up was Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. A quick google search told me it debuted in 1964 - I dare say I've watched it all my childhood and all of our boys' younger years. As much as I like the story I do believe I'm drawn more… Continue reading Silver and Gold – an Island Batik Christmas
I'm having so much fun with this 31-day blog writing challenge, especially finding graphics to support what day it is on the countdown! This little construction guy is just the perfect fit as there are so many things "in the works" around The Quilt Rambler Studio! Projects in the Works Yesterday I completed another customer… Continue reading In The Works
Sundays are my day of worship. The afternoons I consider my "day off" and I generally spend it in the studio with a little Sunday sewing. As much as possible I try to do relaxing projects, usually personal vs business. That's my plans for today... Side note: if you follow me on social media you… Continue reading Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style
Island Batik posted their application for the 2018 season of Island Batik Ambassadors just a few days ago and there are only a few days left to apply online. Part of the application process is to complete and mail an unquilted block, which I just finished up this morning. This block represents my gratefulness for this… Continue reading Would You Like to Be An Island Batik Ambassador?
Today was the first day of the vendor mall at the Fall International Quilt Market held annually in my "hometown" of Houston Texas. Yesterday was a sneak preview fondly called Schoolhouse - where attendees have hundreds of "classes" to visit and see the newest products and fabrics being introduced into our industry. In case you… Continue reading Quilt Market – Where Friends Meet