Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Year in Fabric

This was the first quilt I ever made....this was about 20 years ago!

How crazy does that sound?!?!? 

Even crazier is that I have been married for 30 years in February, 2015!! YIKES!!!!


It was fortrel and broad cloth. Time to chuck it, Justin!!

I thought I would look at what I sewed in 2014....

A Canada WOW bag...


Another WOW in Pure...


In two versions...



Two Amy Butler Weekender bags...

A purse for the Hoffman challenge which is touring USA as we speak!!

If only fabric could speak......what would this little purse see and hear in her travels!!!


A set of curling outfits for Justin's team.....with one day's notice!!!

Amazing what you can do with some cheap curtains. Fabric is not readily avaliable in our town.


Wrote a pattern for Cathedral Ceilings, taught 3 times and sold about 30 patterns....


Did a few block exchanges..



Two Judi Neimeyer quilts....


This one was for an extra special person...


Namely Pat Jones!


Nearly finished my version....


Of Sedona Star....

Chantel's wedding quilt...


Participated in a Row robin with Bear Creek Quilts working on 8 quilts..


And was rewarded with an amazing Halloween Row Robin for myself!!!


A growth chart for my grandson, Jaxon....


Nearly finished a Bunny Hill embroidery quilt...


A trip to Houston Quilt Festival.... What a great time that was!!!


Throw in a trip to Florida and Las Vegas and a lot of farming....

It has been a creative and amazing year! 

What will 2015 hold for you?

Thank you for reading...hope you enjoyed!!

Kiss..kisss..Happy New Year!!!

Christa 


Monday, December 29, 2014

Ah...Peace on Earth....

 
Or at least in my house.
 
It's a mess.
 
 
I am in my jammies.
 
 
Will be all day.
 
 
Gifts have been opened...

 
Love this huge spool I received as a gift!!
 
Christmas tree napkins.....

 
have been used....

 
New boots have been walked in...
 
 
Time spent with some handsome men....

(My) Jeremy and Jaxon

 
Sister has been returned...
 
 
 
Daughter was married...
 
 
To HER JerAmy...
 
who I think we will be calling J.P from now on!!
 
(too confusing with 2 Jeremy's)
 
Fun was had with family...
Jeremy, Chantel and Justin
 
 

Arnold and Terry, Larissa,Christa and Maryann
 
and friends....

Christa, Maryann, Terry and Larissa

Music was played....

Larissa and my kids
Isles were walked...
 



Now it's time to rest!!
 
And people thought I was crazy booking a trip to Hawaii??
 
You're lucky I still have energy to type!!
 
8 days to pack!!
Christa
 

 
 
 



 




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Ready

The stockings are hung...
 
 
The tree is lit
(just last night)

 
Cookies made...

 
Tarts baked....

 
Dawson boxed Arnold's gift since she isn't so good with paper...

 
Some gifts have been received
 like
 this adorable Loony sized ornament from Shelby

 
Maryann made me a wreath of teas and chocolates...

 
I gifted one of my kumohimo bracelets

 
Chantel's Venue is decorated....

 
Ready for the big day!!

 
I am wishing all a very Merry Christmas Season
 
You may not hear from me till the New Year!!
 
Till then... Cheers!
 
Christa
 
 
Ps.
 
Our chuckle of the day....
 
 
A regular day in my life...
 
Justin and I went through the new Carwash in town
with
 a bag of cat food in the back of the truck!!
 
Not recommended...It was skinned!!
 
Made us laugh.....
 
could have been covered in Kibbles and Bits and Bits and Bits!!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bye Bye...Vegas....Hello...Christmas!!

We had an incredible show of frost coming home from Vegas...

The trees were covering in super thick frost...


Made for a beautiful winter scene....


Feels so much more like Christmas...that's for sure!!!


There is nothing like our sunrise and sets either!!


But that doesn't mean we didn't have an incredible time in Vegas



We took in the Beetles circ de solie called Love


Ate at Guy Fieri's restaurant, Vegas


It was some interestingly arranged food...


Quite delicious...


We always like to try new things and it was a good experience 


Visited the Venician....


Justin was tickling the flamingo....


Or getting squished??


Caesar's was as impressive as always....


Just loved how the escalators curved around for 3 stories....

The Bellagio water show....that bank of lights is actually a wall of water shooting in the sky...


Visited the Pawn Stars pawnshop...yup....that's Maryann down the counter...


It is very interesting to see what they consider to be of value 


This art work was very haunting with its 3D effect....


The eyes are so realistic..


Rented a car and met my parents at Lake Havasua by the London Bridge


This bridge was dismantled one stone at a time in England and reconstructed in Lake Havasua in 1970s. Looks like it has been there for centuries!

This was a pretty cool Christmas gift Justin had made at the Poloroid Store in Vegas for his friend...


If your able to zoom into the pictures you'll see they are from some serious stuckage moments from harvest at the Van den Hurks...not sure they are really 'over' it yet but it was a unique way to hang some memories!!

Going to be a busy week...Christmas and Chantel's wedding on the 27th!!

Going to need to try some energy drinks I am thinking!!

Christa