Thursday, January 22, 2015

Soo 2014 Was A Pretty Busy Year

We had a lot going on last year.  It seems like 2014 just flew by........

The first major milestone was the wedding of our friends' daughter, Sarah.  She and Mike planned an outside wedding, but because of the weather......... it ended up being held indoors, at the reception venue.


 
 
It was a beautiful wedding and a really fun day.  That was in June.
 
In July, we took a 10+ day vacation to Silverton and Taylor Park, Colorado.  We went with about 20 other couples and rode 4-wheelers and side by sides in the mountains.  After we got use to the elevation, we had a great time!  There was still SNOW on the ground!!  Crazy!
 




 
 
After our vacation it was time to  start getting ready for our daughter's wedding.  OMG  My baby girl was getting married!!!  I had to buckle down and get some stuff DONE!!!
 
I had a huge list of things to do:  (aka MAKE)...  Pew bows, aisle runner, flowergirl dress, and a bunch of decorations for the reception.  (As mother of the bride and having had hired a photographer, I didn't take any pictures that day.  I wish I had......  but....... Hind sight, right?)
 




 
 
Me and my baby girl!!

 
 
And during all of this we finished working on our house and put it on the market.  We ended up accepting an offer right after we got back from vacation!!  But.... it was contingent on the sale of their house!!  The tentative closing date was a week before the wedding.  YIKES!!!   They ended up not selling their house quick enough to meet that closing date.  We finally closed on it a couple of weeks after the wedding.  That meant, as soon as we got home from the wedding, we had to start packing boxes like crazy people!!!   And, on top of that, our son also purchased a house and he moved into to it 3 days before the wedding.......   Talk about hectic?!?!?!!
 
 
And, then at the end of October, our friends' other daughter, Christina,  got married!!  It was a beautiful fall wedding at a winery!!  The weather was actually rather warm for October, but it was just lovely!!
 



 

 
And that lead us into the holidays and all the fun that entails!!  2014 was a great year!  And I'm really excited for 2015, because we are planning on starting to build our new house in a few months!!
 
Thanks for visiting!!
 
Hugs ~~ Suz
 
 


Update on my Last Quilt (i've been meaning to post this for a while.....)

So, when I made my grey and lemon quilt, I had this itching to make it, but had no idea who I was making it for.  It's kind of hard to explain to a non-creative minded person.  I just knew I had to make this quilt for no other reason than I had to make this quilt.


When I was close to having this quilt complete, I found out that a man in our town was having some health issues, and his aunt was planning a benefit auction.  Thanks to Facebook, I found out that she was looking for donations for the auction.   This is what I had been compelled to make the quilt for!!

You see, the first quilt I made, my breast cancer quilt, I donated to our local breast cancer dinner and auction.

 
 


It was won by a guy named Ryan who's mom, Linda, had fought breast cancer and won.  Mr. Inspiring knew Ryan and Linda and contacted Linda to let them know that if they ever decided they didn't want the pink quilt, since it was my first one, he'd like to buy it from them.  About a year later, Linda contacted Mr. Inspiring, right before Christmas, and GAVE it to him.  He wrapped it up and surprised me with it at Christmas.  It was the best present - EVER.....
 
 
Linda is the aunt that was planning the benefit. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This quilt went together very quickly and I really enjoyed making it.  But the best part was the reason I made it.  It went to a great cause.
 
Sometimes, things do come full circle and good is returned to good.  
 
Thanks for visiting!!
 
Hugs ~~ Suz

 


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A New Quilt!!

Hello, Everyone!

I'm so sorry that I don't post very often............ I promise I have good intentions!!!  I post one post and think to myself "I'm on a roll!!"    LOL!!

Well, I do have good news!  We have had our house on the market for 2 1/2 weeks and according to our realtor, we should be receiving an offer by the end of the week or by next Monday.  This family has looked at the house twice and are pretty excited!  YAY    Not too shabby for a town of only 8,000 or so people!

And our offer was accepted on another house.  Things seem to be falling in place!  sshhhh!!  I don't want to jinx it!

The new house is like a blank canvas and I just can't wait to start in with the ideas I have swimming in my head!  And I'm going (to try really hard) to post about my projects!!  I can't wait!

In the mean time, tho, I'm trying really hard to not get any big involved project going here at the house. But - - I've been itching to do SOMETHING!!  So, Sunday I decided to make a quilt!!  And I got the top finished tonight!!  I would have had it all sandwiched together, but........  I just didn't have enough fabric to make the backing that I wanted...... So I need to go to Hobby Lobby, which is about 30 minutes away.


I've had this gray and lemon fabric for 2 - 3 years.  I just didn't get into a hurry to figure out exactly what I wanted to do with it - what kind of quilt I wanted to make.

Then Sunday, I was wandering through Pinterest.........  (imagine that - right??) and I came across this quilt.  Lindsey over at Inspiring Creations designed it.  Click Here to go see her 4-Patch Slice pattern.  It was soo EASY and it went together quickly!!  And hey -- I pretty much had all the fabric for it!



She made her's with 20 blocks and I only used 16 blocks.  Counting the 2 borders, my quilt is 55 inches square.  That's a nice cozy size!!



Mr. Inspiring got me a Nikon D3200 DSLR camera and I'm taking a photography class.  So, hopefully, when I have the quilt done, I'll manage to take some pretty - hopefully outside - - pictures!!

Thanks for visiting and thanks for tolerating my sporadic posts......  HOPEFULLY I'll pick it up a bit!

Happy Spring!

Hugs ~~ Suz

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