Have you ever had so many thoughts and ideas floating around inside your busy brain that anyone casually looking at you would say "she must have her head in the clouds". I've found these are the times its just best to sit quietly and listen to the still small voice inside. What's My Dream? I've just… Continue reading Own Your Dreams
Getaway... Island Batik style... Oh, my thoughts just naturally turn to a tropical vacation! I can't help it! I know I am blessed to live on the Texas Gulf Coast, just 23 miles inland from Galveston Island, so thankful I'm not shoveling snow. And yes, my favorite getaway is usually a cruise out of the… Continue reading Time to Getaway! Island Batik Blog Hop
Happy New Year! I realize it's the close of the 3rd day already, but it's never too late to wish someone a Happy New Year is it?...well, maybe there is a point when it's time to refrain from the greeting ~ probably before the next big holiday I'd imagine. Who writes these rules anyway! Regardless,… Continue reading I’ve Got A Planner and I’m Not Afraid To Use It!
We had our first spill the other day. Glad to get that over with! Can you see it? I was walking through the "big house" with my arms loaded with take-out Schlotzsky's sandwiches headed to the tiki hut for lunch when somehow the paper cup with my drink went flying and crashed on the floor… Continue reading It’s in the Details – Studio Update
Talk about Christmas in July! I just opened my 2nd box as a 2018 Island Batik Ambassador and my oh my the fabrics are so bright and colorful! As an Island Batik Ambassador, we are given two boxes a year with fabrics to use in completing our monthly challenges. The first box came back in… Continue reading Big Reveal – 2nd Island Batik Ambassador Box Opening
Today marks the 6 month anniversary of Hurricane Harvey's flooding of our home. My Monday musings are not focusing on what has been "lost" but instead the blessings that have come through this experience and the things I am learning. For example - it's people that are important, not stuff. Don't misunderstand, it's not a… Continue reading Monday Musings – 6 months post Harvey
Indeed, it has! My first 2018 Island Batik Ambassador box actually arrived Thursday afternoon, 2/8/18, the same day reconstruction began on our post-Harvey flooded home…Friday was a whirlwind of activity, so I planned on filming early Saturday morning before workers arrived…only to be plagued by technical difficulties. Without future ado – here’s my box… Continue reading THE Box has arrived!
I get by with a little help from my friends! Especially quilting friends. Today my friend Dianne took a day off of work and brought her granddaughter Beyonca over to help me sort and organize my quilts and fabrics for storage. These are items that had previously been dispursed post-Harvey and taken by "quilt angels"… Continue reading Friends and Fabric
I remember, as a newlywed, moving 1000+ miles from our home state of Texas to upper East Tennessee. Someone at church gave me a little refrigerator magnet with the words "bloom where you are planted," we were planted there almost 20 years! Those words still ring true as I was reminded of that yesterday when… Continue reading Bloom Where You Are Planted
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