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Summer Lovin’ – The Great Outdoors Blog Hop

  Ah, summertime ~ don't you just love being outdoors in the summer! Do you have summer memories as a kid (or with your kids) of picnics on the beach, boat rides, hiking, biking, camping or just enjoying the sunset together? I'm an endless summer sort of gal and I like nothing better than dreaming… Continue reading Summer Lovin’ – The Great Outdoors Blog Hop

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Summer Lovin – Blow flowers

When was the last time you made a wish on a blow flower? Okay, officially it's called a dandelion but my grandmother who lived in the country called it a blow flower, so blow flower it is. Make a wish, blow, and watch in childlike wonder the aerodynamics of nature's way to spread seeds. Ah,… Continue reading Summer Lovin – Blow flowers

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Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

Honey, I'm home! I shared a tad the other day about my "party for one" quilt retreat at an undisclosed location (grin). Well, I'm home so now I will backtrack and tell you the rest of the story... Settle in as I ramble on.   Quilt Retreat: Okay, so I stretched it a bit -… Continue reading Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

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What’s Old is New Again – Vintage Family Quilts

The April Island Batik Ambassador challenge is to "Look Back" and allow vintage quilts to inspire new creations. I am blessed to own over 30 vintage family quilts and they are all so inspiring. Most were made by either my grandmother, Mary Brown Pliler, or my great aunt, her sister, Effie Brown Barker. Each of… Continue reading What’s Old is New Again – Vintage Family Quilts

My Dangling Carrot quilt designed by Karen E Overton The Quilt Rambler 2008
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Quilt Story Saturday – My Dangling Carrot

Today's Quilt Story Saturday is a tale of a quilt I created and called "My Dangling Carrot".  Leftover orphans blocks were included in the quilt featured a few weeks ago called My Colorful Past. It certainly doesn't seem like 10 years ago, well, technically a little over 9 based on the time of year. Settle… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – My Dangling Carrot

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Quilt Story Saturday – For Elise

Welcome once again to Quilt Story Saturday, it's a cool morning here in the Texas Gulf Coast, so join me for that second cup of warm beverage and spend a moment as I ramble about the quilt  My Colorful Past, a quilt made from leftover parts and pieces of previous quilts or orphan blocks. For Elise… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – For Elise

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My Colorful Past – Quilt Story Saturday

I remember waking up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. The Jetsons and Yogi Bear were among my favorites. I especially liked the way Jane could look so perfectly made up when talking on her futuristic phone. If I could make that come true I might be tempted to use FaceTime or Skype....until then, no thank… Continue reading My Colorful Past – Quilt Story Saturday