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May this New Year be the one,

where all your dreams come true,

so with a joyful heart,

put a start to this year anew.

Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year!



Happy 4th of July to all  from the Combs’ family!


(Sorry, this is the best photo I could get, Cocoa would not look at me!  But you will notice both of the “boys” are sporting their 4th of July looks.  Cocoa in a red and white striped bandana and Benji is in a blue and silver stars. )

The year has flown by and 2010 is approaching fast! Can’t believe 2009 is almost over!

Each year, millions of eyes from all over the world are focused on the sparkling Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball.

For 2010 Waterford Crystal has designed a new sparkling “Let There Be Courage” triangle. The crystals feature a unique interlocking ribbon pattern woven into the Celtic knot.

Times Square 100th Anniversary Collection

The designs that can be created are amazing. . .


Hmm, I think I seen some inspiration for a quilt design!

Thank you to everyone for reading my blog this year!

I wish each of you a joyous 2010;  filled with love, joy, laughter, friendship and family.

As we reach the end of another year, I want to pause and reflect and share just a few of my favorite memories with family and friends from 2009. (Yes, just a bit of quilting and inspiration for good measure!)

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Here’s to a fantastic 2010, filled with many more memories with those we love!

A Very Merry Christmas to all! 

May your day be filled with family and friends, love, joy and peace! 

Merry Christmas

For the first time in a very long time, I’m home, really home.  Not just home for a week or 10 days, but home for part of the summer.

With such a hectic travel schedule, I’ve had to work 18 hours a day during the week and most weekends. Whew!  Am I ready for this break or what?

On the list to do while I’m home . . .

Finish the projects on my “must do” list,  such as quilts for magazine articles, quilts for new fabric collections, new class development, developing several new fabric lines. Okay, I’ll still be working on lots of stuff, but I’ll have time to. . .

 Sip my morning coffee in the sun











Hit the road with Rick on the Harleyrick harley1








Watch movies in the evenings

Visiting with friends

Piddle in the garden

AND working on some new quilt designs. . . . Just the “re-change” I need!

flag  Memorial Day.

Take time to remember our fallen heroes.  Thank you to all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep America free.

Engraved on the Korean War Memorial:

God bless them and their families and keep them safe.

Karen Combs is a internationally known quilt teacher, author and fabric designer. Visit her web site at

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