Rambling On

Update on Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop

Goodness, where has this month gone! This rambler has been a tad silent as I’ve entered the new year wearing lots of hats ~ juggling secret sewing, bookkeeping (closing out a year is always fun said no one ever!) and beginning a new year of teaching, travel and workshops. The hat I’d like to be wearing right now would have to be the one shown relaxing on a tropical island somewhere! Calgon take me away!

So how about that Getaway Blog Hop? Have you been escaping the winter woes with the Island Batik Ambassadors? I hate to admit I missed a few so this morning I decided to time travel and visit each of the blog posts to see the incredible talents of my fellow ambassadors. I thought I’d do a recap here for you, but don’t just look at the pretty pictures ~ there’s a story behind each creation that I’m sure will inspire you further so click on the links to “read more about it” then be sure to return to my blog tomorrow to pick up on the travel adventures.

Speaking of travel adventures ~ this rambler has a full travel schedule for the next few weeks, months and I’m all excited to share with you. Today I’m typing my blog through an app on my iPad to “test the waters” in prep for keeping up on the road. So we will see how the app performs compared to the computer!

meanwhile ~

Here is the list of all the ambassadors for this month-long hop!

WEEK 1

Monday, January 7 – Crystal Ball

Maryellen McAuliffe Mary Mack’s Blog

Sandra Walker- mmm! quilts

Tuesday, January 8  – Ditty

Stephanie Jacobson  Steph Jacobson Designs

Michelle Roberts  Creative Blonde 

Wednesday, January 9 – Elk Lodge

Connie Campbell  Free Motion by the River 

Anna Branch Ark Angel Creations 

Thursday, January 10 – Feline Fine

Bea Lee Bea Quilter 

Sharon Parcel Yellow Cat Designs 

Friday, January 11 – Flea Market

Geraldine Wilkins Living Water Quilter 

Jessica Caldwell Desert Bloom Quilting 

WEEK 2

Monday, January 14 – Fortune Teller

Sarah Goer Sarah Goer Quilts

Sherry Shish Powered by Quilting 

Jennifer Fulton The Inquiring Quilter 

Tuesday, January 15  – Gypsy Rose

Jen Strauser  Dizzy Quilter 

Janet Yamamoto Whispers of Yore 

Wednesday, January 16 – Paisley Park

Dione Gardner-Stephen Clever Chameleon 

Nancy Scott Masterpiece Quilting 

Thursday, January 17 – Soul Song

Carole Lyles Shaw Carol Lyles Shaw

Toby Lischko  Gateway Quilts & Stuff  

Friday, January 18 – Twilight Chic

Jackie OBrien  If These Threads Could Talk 

Tina Dillard Quilting Affection

WEEK 3

Monday, January 21 – Winter Park

Jennifer Thomas Curlicue Creations

Anita Skjellanger Quilt In a Not Shell 

Tuesday, January 22  – Bazaar

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s featured fabric collection Bazaar

Karen Overton The Quilt Rambler

Alison Vermilya Little Bunny Quilts

Turid Bakken Den syende Himmel

Wednesday, January 23 – Blossom

Karen Neary  Sew Karen-ly Created

Leanne Parsons Devoted Quilter 

Thursday, January 24 – Boho

Laura Piland Slice of Pi Quilts

Suzy Webster Adventurous Applique and Quilting 

Myra Barnes Busy Hands Quilts

Friday, January 25 – Brookview

Vicki Schlimmer  Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting 

Amy Warner Sew Incredibly Crazy 

WEEK 4

Monday, January 28 – French Blue

Pamela Boatright  PamelaQuilts 

Joyce Mullis Hearts Creations

Tuesday, January 29  – Midsummer Night

Kathleen McCormick  Kathleen McMusing 

Connie Kauffman Kauffman Designs 

Wednesday, January 30 – Oh Deer

Jen Shaffer Patterns by Jen

Jeanette Jones Inchworm Fabrics

Thursday, January 31 – Snow Berry  

Sally Mannke Sally Manke Fiber Artist 

Joan Kawano Moosestash Quilting 

Friday, February 1-  Candy Cane Lane and Icicle

Terri Vanden Bosch Icicle – Meanderings along Lizard Creek

Anne Wiens- Icicle – Sweetgrass Creative Designs

Mania Hatziioannidi Candy Cane Lane- Mania For Quilts 

Barbara Gaddy – Candy Cane Lane  –Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

And don’t forget to visit Island Batik’s blog to register for the giveaway!

This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, eager for more Island Batik Getaways!

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