Ah summertime! Don’t you just dream of tropical vacations or perhaps a walk along a shady cool riverbed? These two images may seem a little disconnected to you, but both come to mind as I’ve spent half my adult life either living in the foothills of the Tennessee Smokey Mountains or near the Texas Gulf… Continue reading River Valley – Simply Celebrate
Ever have one of "those days" Today was one....if I hadn't of been working on my calendar and knew it was Friday I'd of bet it was a Monday all over again - except I had a good Monday this week.... Maybe it was the weather. I don't do cloudy and dreary very well. Maybe… Continue reading Can We Talk?
I would like it better if I were on the island today - or in the middle of the Caribbean on a cruise ship...but alas, I'm not. I'm still stuck in winter on the Texas gulf coast, where recently we broke all sorts of records with a high of 81 and now it's dark, dreary… Continue reading I love Island Time
Do you hear the whistle blowing! Welcome to the Whistle Stop Tour on behalf of Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design and Island Batik, I’m Karen Overton, The Quit Rambler, your conductor and tour guide, well, sorta! I’m more like the steam in the engine to get this train on track for a fun filled adventure… Continue reading Whistle Stop Tour: All Aboard!
🎶summer breeze, makes me feel fine🎶always have a quilt on my mind 🎶🤦♀️ Okay, so maybe everything isn’t a song, but why not! I could be singing 🎶because I’m happy, happy, happy 🎶 Yes, I’m happy because it’s July and here's my reasons why: (1) summer is my fav time of the year (2) it’s my… Continue reading Bursting With News – Checking The Boxes
How many of you remember Paul Harvey, and “the rest of the story”? I remember back before the turn of the century (mid-1990’s) when I homeschooled our sons that the world stopped at noon so we could listen to Paul Harvey on the radio. In keeping with that spirit, I invite you to settle back,… Continue reading Fiesta Stars – The Rest of The Story
Time. Generally speaking, we all have the same amount of time each day, 24 hours, to fill at our discretion. Time is precious. Time is something we tend to take for granted. Sometimes we don't think about time until it's time to do something, such as an appointment, or when time is running short, as… Continue reading Time
Getaway... Island Batik style... Oh, my thoughts just naturally turn to a tropical vacation! I can't help it! I know I am blessed to live on the Texas Gulf Coast, just 23 miles inland from Galveston Island, so thankful I'm not shoveling snow. And yes, my favorite getaway is usually a cruise out of the… Continue reading Time to Getaway! Island Batik Blog Hop
With a Cozy Log Cabin Quilt that is! 'Tis the season! It's been a busy busy busy month: Quilt Market, Festival, customer quilts, secret sewing, and the November Island Batik Ambassador challenge Cozy Cabins! Settle in with that second cup of warm beverage and get all cozy as this rambler shares the thought process and step… Continue reading Let’s Get Cozy
Welcome! For my first-time visitors let me introduce myself. I'm Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, a certified instructor with Studio 180 Design. I am so excited that you are joining me today as we kick off the Evening Elegance Blog Hop showcasing Deb Tucker's brand new signature line of Island Batik fabric, Twilight Chic, officially… Continue reading Evening Elegance – Day One of Deb Tucker’s Blog Hop!