Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Fabric of MY Life


Another fabulous year of 'LIVING'!!

I met all my goals...

I didn't have any!!

I think life is for living so take every opportunity 
Enjoy every moment!!

The year started with happy times.....
a brand new grandson, Braydon

Sad times with the loss of Arnold's dad, Roger

A whole lot of adventures...

A cruise in the Carribean

Pretty sure that's why I love blue so much!!

A summer vacation to Osoyoos, BC spent with our second family

Family reunion at Ghost Town Blues in Maple Creek,Sk

A week at the Artisan cabins in Kenosee,Sk

A weekend in Deadwood,South Dakota

Houston Quilt Market and Festival in November

 Calving season was blessed with a warm winter

There were two litters of pigs

 A litter of puppies

The heat was on this summer...

The baler burned up... 

Justin's farm nearly burned down...

(Thanks to all the family and neighbours who came to the rescue!)

As I looked back on this past year,

I was amazed at all the quilting I did.... in between 'living'

 A second Farmers wife quilt

Green Bali star

Brady's baby quilt

 Toni Whitney Barn scene

Crabapple Hill Flowers

Hoffman challenge butterfly

Bunny Hill's 'Rabbits Love Embroidery'

McKenna Ryan's 'From the Coast'

Country Chic with Quick Curved Ruler

Eric and Heidi's wedding quilt

Cherry sprinkles

Stripology's Quadrants

Maple leaf flag

Tula Pink Butterfly quilt


Tim  Holtz Expedition Bag

Chantel's Weekender bag

Anita's weekender bag

2 small Storms at Sea

Arrow quilt

Arrow table runner

3 Betsy bags

Early bird quilt 

With a bonus of meeting Kate Spain in person!!

Our quilt show was very memorable 

Especially when you start it off with my very first quilt
(or what's left of it)

I was so sure Irene Roy could restore it
(just kidding, Irene..I wouldn't do that to you!!)

My only regret for the year was that we did not video our show. 

It was sooooo good!!

Thank you to all who danced in and out of our lives in 2016

I hope our stitches cross somewhere in the New Year!!!

Thank you for reading!!

 I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to live a little more!!

(Insert Margarita Here)



  1. Wow! You had a busy year. You made some many beautiful quilts and other projects. Congrats on a successful year. Wishing you all the best in 2017.

    1. Thanks, Ariane! I can't believe another year has passed! I still have a million projects I want to do! Need a few more good years! Here's to a great quiltied 2017

  2. You are an amazing woman, Christa!!

    1. Do I read 'crazy' in between these words? Thanks , Tracey!

  3. Happy New Year Christa. Thank you for sharing in your blog and I look forward to reading more in 2017

    1. Thanks, Jimmi! Looking forward to Bali with you! Going to be an adventure!

  4. It looks like it was an amazing year. Best wishes for the new year.

  5. Happy new year, Christa! Your blog, your quilts, and mostly your attitude towards life always inspire me.

    1. Thanks, Brenda! Looks like you had an amazing Christmas season in BC! Thanks for the memories! My parents lived in Chermanuis and I love reliving the adventure through your blog!

  6. Whew, when you condense a year to a blog post it's pretty overwhelming. I always enjoy the reading and pictures though. Thanks for the entertainment.

    1. I hope you paced yourself and read it over a couple of days! I need to start putting warnings of reader overload on some of these posts! Can you believe it's 2017!!!! Happy stitching in the New Year! I look forward to seeing more of your works of art!


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