Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013



Wow that year went by fast!  It was a busy year for me…but I finally feel like I’ve found a good balance between doing what I love and caring for who I love.  My only resolution is to keep working on it…to make the people I love my priority, and the rest is icing on the cake.
I love this quote…


…I’ve kept it on my desk to read when I’m having a loooong day (is Christmas break over yet???!).  It’s a good reminder to fit in the little things that matter most and forget about all the other junk.
Except quilting…that’s necessary…more like a prescription medication so momma don’t go crazy. ;)
Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bizzy Christmas


I finished my Christmas quilt with 3 weeks to spare… before it goes into a tub in the basement for another year!!!
This short season business is lame-o.  








I backed it in a green and white polka dot flannel.  As you can see I did a good ol’ stipple all over….it’s been awhile since I stippled a quilt and it was a nice relaxing change!   Pattern is Bizzy Kid (made a bit scrappy) and fabric is a mix from my stash.

I might need to keep this one out a little longer…red, green, and aqua works for Valentines Day right? 
And speaking of Valentines Day….I really really love this girl.  And candy canes.  Especially the mini ones.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Winter snowballs






I made this quilt and pattern a couple of months ago for the November issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.

I wanted something that felt a bit Christmas-y without using red and green…so I used different shades of aqua and teal with a few grays thrown in for variety. 

This backing and binding fabric are from Joann’s, by Patty Young.  I love a bold backing to match a simple quilt front and this print is beautiful! 

In case you forgot there are only 21 days until Christmas…21 days!!! 


I’m so excited…my kids are such fun ages to make cookies and crafts and buy presents for.  They are thrilled with anything and it is so.much.fun.  Remind me I said that in 3 weeks will you?  Thanks.  ;)