31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, Chrsitmas, Current Worldview, Post Harvey, Rambling On

Family and Fabric

The past few days were spent enjoying family whereas the next few days will be spent enjoying fabric!

Family – Home for the Holidays, Part 1

fall trees and Texas barnChristmas morning found my husband and I on a two hour trip across “the great divide” meaning we went from south of Houston to north of Houston to visit with my sister, brother-in-law, and mom. It’s always fun to leave the “city life” behind for a few hours in the country.

We were so busy having fun and enjoying great food – including a homemade cheesecake made by my brother-in-law – that we forgot to take photos! Not having any special equipment we opted for a selfie with my iPhone.

Family Christmas photo

 Family – Home for the Holidays, Part 2

After a few short hours of eating and visiting, we headed south again to the Overton side of the family for evening Christmas plans. My in-laws were affected by Hurricane Harvey, losing their entire downstairs – kitchen, media room and great room – but were determined to have our clan gathering even without finished walls and with bare concrete flooring. Nothing was going to stop the annual Bingo challenge!

Family Christmas photo

This year we were able to have all three generations together, the three brothers with their wives, the 5 nephews with 2 wives and our one niece (center) – sixteen in all! We always tease that all the smart women married Overtons, as only one was blessed to be born an Overton….so far that is…

Family – Home for the Holidays – Part 3

After being with extended family I was thankful that we could steal away just a little time with my “family five“. The kids joined last night  for a simple pizza party in our RV – the first official  “all family dinner.” Even Oscar joined us but neither he nor I made it into the photo. Guess we were shy.

Family photo

Indeed, we have had a wonderful time with our family over the holidays and very thankful that we were able to see all of our immediate/extended family which can be rare at times due to work schedules and travel.

Where’s the Fabric?

If you’ve been following The Quilt Rambler Great Harvey Adventure then you’d know that we are still in a mess over here. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel and this time it’s not a train!

We are moving things into temporary storage and/or the RV – it’s quite an undertaking and will be days until completion in preparation for our reconstruction to begin.

Next step is organizing all the fabric! If you recall, my fabric stash, as well as my personal quilts all, were dispersed to my “quilt angels” to freshen up with a good washing and have been returning a little here and a little there being plopped into the living area awaiting organization. Well, that day is scheduled for tomorrow when I will have helpers sorting all my fabrics into those wonderful weathertight totes that I have fallen in love with.  Here are the “before” photos so you can see the challenge ahead…

Fabric in wire baskets and buckets under the kitchen cabinet all freshly washed
More fabric in wire baskets and buckets needing to be organized, and a few quilts
New totes awaiting filling – quilts, and batting waiting in the corner of the room

There is so much to do but it’s exciting to finally be getting to this point of organization. I just hope I don’t have to go shopping for more totes!

This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, eager to share the “after” photos of all the pretty fabrics neatly organized!

Day 27 #31dayblogchallenge #2017blogwriting challenge with muppin.com

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