“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you.” ~ George Lucas ~ Many of you may not know I’ve being doing genealogy research for close to two… Continue reading Break Through the Brick Walls
“I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. ~ Henry David Thoreau ~ Taken between Townsend, TN and Cades Cove, TN Most of you know me as the BamaSteelMagnolia. And, there is a reason for that. For most of my life I’ve lived in… Continue reading I Love the Landscape Because It Is So Sincere. It Never Cheats Me.
“Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.” ~ Saul Bellow ~ “ I was going through my portable hard drive this morning and rediscovered this image. It’s one of my favorites…I love doors, they hold mysteries behind their closed portals in my opinion. I apologize if you have seen… Continue reading The Wolves of Insignificance From the Door, by Beverly Hicks Burch
The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries: Chapter 6 – “Till Death Do Us Part…Well, Maybe” or The Wedding Ring Block And the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. Mark 10:8 NASB (*This post can also be seen at my quilt blog Around the Block with the BamaSteelMagnolia™ where I am… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries: Chapter 6–“Till Death Do Us Part…Well, Maybe” or The Wedding Ring Block, by Beverly Hicks Burch
It just so happens that the last few days I have been doing a little research on my East Tennessee and Western North Carolina “roots”. This picture celebrates two really big reasons I have those roots I love so much…my Papaw Hicks and my Daddy. Of course, my Papaw is the proud dad of the… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Daddy, by Beverly Hicks Burch
One of my most favorite places on Earth is Cade’s Cove up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. East Tennessee is where I was born and it is where my “roots” are. When I see mountains, my heart soars and sings and it’s why I built my house where I built… Continue reading Old Cantilever Barn in Cades Cove, by Beverly Hicks Burch
In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains there is a little hamlet called Townsend, TN. It is part of my ancestral roots. My Daddy was born there and his daddy before him and so on and so on. The Hicks Family and the Walker family and the Dunn family were Blount County residents for generations.… Continue reading God’s Green Earth, by Beverly Hicks Burch
Thanks to John Wesley and the Scots, the Methodist flourished in this part of Georgia. As a matter of fact, John Wesley himself visited the Scots in Darien in 1737 and as a result had an indirect affect in helping this little church be built. It was the faith he built and stirred in the… Continue reading Darien Methodist Church, by Beverly Hicks Burch
The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 2: Southern Belle and Yankee Puzzle…or a House Divided Will Fall… By Beverly Hicks Burch In her book A Quilter’s Diary: Written in Stitches, author Mimi Dietrich includes a section on “heritage”. Many of you would not be surprised to know I was drawn to that section. After all, genealogy… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 2: Southern Belle and Yankee Puzzle…or a House Divided Will Fall..
The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 1 Cupcake…or Happy Birthday to Me… By Beverly Hicks Burch del.icio.us Tags: The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries,Diary Quilt,Quilt Blocks,Applique,Parents,Birth,Tall & Handsome,East Tennessee,Birmingham AL del.icio.us Tags: Humor,Birthday,Photography On an early January morning, I entered this world as the first born daughter of a young East Tennessee couple. I had been, at first, what… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 1: Cupcake…or Happy Birthday to Me…, by Beverly Hicks Burch