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Sew Much To Do Sew Little Time

Don't you feel that way sometimes? That the to-do list or calendar obligations seem to just run together as you race to check things off. Oh summer, you are going too fast! Forgive me, dear reader, it's been 13+ days since my last blog (grin). Settle in for a while and catch up on The… Continue reading Sew Much To Do Sew Little Time

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Sewing On Gilligan’s Island

A three-hour tour....a three-hour tour....we can all sing along to that famous theme song. It's been like a three-week tour as I sit here and wonder just where did May go? A week or two ago I posted about sewing outside and someone said: "just like Gilligan's Island!" So I just had to google to… Continue reading Sewing On Gilligan’s Island

The Quilt Rambler Displaced
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Around Town, Reconstruction Update, and Personal Thoughts

Thought I'd take a moment to catch my breath and "report in" a few details of this past week or two. So sit back, put your feet up, and settle in for a photo ramble before some transparent thoughts concerning my current worldview. It's been a wild four weeks! A month ago we were heading to Beaumont… Continue reading Around Town, Reconstruction Update, and Personal Thoughts

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That Was Then, This Is Now

Happy New Year 2018! What a difference a year makes! This time last year I was celebrating a brand new studio redo. That Was Then In all honesty, the room really never stayed like this - it's a working studio after all and I tend to make "creative messes."  It was certainly colorful! This is… Continue reading That Was Then, This Is Now

31 Day Blog Writing Challenge 2017, Rambling On, Weekly Review

My 2017 According to Instagram

Today is day 22 of the 31-day blog writing challenge and I really couldn't think of anything to ramble about besides Christmas quilts, or going out to lunch with my daughter-in-law yesterday - not that these events aren't significant- I just neglected to take photos yesterday... Ah, but I've got a whole year of photos… Continue reading My 2017 According to Instagram

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Which house? Or Perhaps We Should Say “Plan B”

It's two weeks until Christmas! It's also getting closer to our moving from "house to house" to begin reconstruction after Harvey.... A funny thing happened a few days ago - a little TMI actually - but I thought I'd share anyway concerning "which house?" After reading this you will probably think I belong in the… Continue reading Which house? Or Perhaps We Should Say “Plan B”

Red Aurifil thread matches the fabric perfectly for hand sewing a hanging sleeve on the back of a quilt
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Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Sundays are my day of worship. The afternoons I consider my "day off" and I generally spend it in the studio with a little Sunday sewing. As much as possible I try to do relaxing projects, usually personal vs business. That's my plans for today... Side note:  if you follow me on social media you… Continue reading Sunday Sewing – Christmas Style

Collection of quilts made by Karen Overton, Island Batik Ambassador
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My Adventures As An Island Batik Ambassador – So Far!

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!

Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, is about to embark on a secret sewing mission
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Summer Secret Sewing

Say that three times! What a great start to summer! So what is "secret sewing," you ask? Quite frankly a new experience for me - after all, I am The Quilt Rambler, not the keeper of quilt secrets! Do you realize just how hard this has been for me trying to keep things under wraps… Continue reading Summer Secret Sewing

cartoon version of The Quilt Rambler studio with the appearance of the after effects of a whirlwind due to the creative clutter
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Can You Relate to My Whirlwind?

 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?