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
Yep, call me crazy, but I just accepted Cheryl Sleboa's challenge to write on my blog for each of the 31 days OF DECEMBER! Once a day! In the busiest month of the year! What was I thinking! Grin - this is going to be good! Background: I met Cheryl at Fall Quilt Market 2016… Continue reading 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge – The Quilt Rambler way
Just wanted to touch base and let you know I'm still kickin' and diggin' out over here! The walls have been down for a few weeks - don't you love the country look of my shiplap! I feel like a log cabin quilter! The new shelves are filling up...All that is left to organize is… Continue reading Still Kickin’ After Harvey
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!