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
Yesterday didn't go exactly according to plan..you know what they say about best-laid plans...my word is "be flexible." The afternoon sewing plans were interrupted by an unexpected visit from our son and daughter-in-law. No problem. Family first. So it was evening before I was able to begin my table runner project. Sunday Sewing Recap… Continue reading Best Laid Plans
Thanksgiving gives us pause to stop and count our blessings, to express gratitude for the things in our lives, for the people in our lives, and for life itself. These past three months have been a whirlwind of activity, emotions, joys, frustrations, tears, fears, isolation, determination, resolve.... On tonight, this eve of Thanksgiving I am… Continue reading Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart
I have had a blast, an absolute BLAST, being a new Island Batik Ambassador. I can't believe the year is half way over. Take a walk down memory lane with me as I review the quilt challenges so far this year! QUILT CHALLENGE ROUNDUP You may remember that as an Island Batik Ambassador I received… Continue reading My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!
I've Been Nominated This past week my fellow Island Batik Ambassador, Laura Piland, Slice of Pi Quilts, nominated me for the Liebster Award. Naturally, I just had to ask ... what is this and what does it mean (grin) and I'm sure you are curious too - According to The Global Aussie, where the Official… Continue reading Liebster Award
If you have been following The Quilt Rambler on social media the past few weeks you have seen little snippets or sneak peaks of a "secret quilting" project I have been working on ....and now...the big reveal! Why was it a secret you ask? Well, on occasion, as a longarm quilter I am asked to keep… Continue reading Secret Quilting – A Secret No More
The Past Few Weeks Have Been a Whirlwind At times do you feel like you are in a whirlwind? Not necessarily the devastation kind, but the kind where things just keep swirling with lots of commotion and activity. I think if my life story were to be written focusing on the past month it would… Continue reading Can You Relate to My Whirlwind?
Piece for Shelter Pets and the Island Batik Ambassadors have been publishing Furry Friday posts featuring adoptable pets via the PetFinder Foundation for a number of weeks now as an encouragement to bring attention to animals needing to be adopted. You may recall that our Island Batik Ambassador project for February was the making of Kennel Quilts and… Continue reading Furry Fridays With Island Batik Ambassadors
As part of the Island Batik Ambassador program, I was challenged in March to make a mini quilt using paper piecing or foundation piecing. I got a little carried away and turned my paper pieced block into a quilted cover for a composition notebook and haven't looked back since! They are multiplying like rabbits over… Continue reading How To Make a Quilted Composition Notebook Cover
Oh my goodness! Where have the days gone! March Madness indeed! It's been 2 weeks since I've last blogged. I promise I haven't been on a world cruise and forgot to tell you about it. Actually, I wish I HAD been on a cruise! Things have been hopping over here in The Quilt Rambler studio… Continue reading MIA: Behind the Scenes Creative Explosion