Saturday, December 30, 2017

Seasons Greetings 2017

Belated Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year ... 2018 is just around the corner.

It's been a while since my last post.
Life has been just a little crazy.
I will give you a little update on life in our family.
This summer we lost my Mother in law , had a lovely wedding and gained a son in law,  had 2 family members diagnosed with cancer ( my hubby and sister in law) both have had surgery and are doing great. A bother in law needing surgery due to a blood platelet disorder called ITP  ( a name as long as your arm) the brothers both had there surgery on Friday the 13th at 1 pm in October. And then my mom was placed into a nursing home as she is needing more care than what can be provided at  home.  we are very grateful that the 3 with surgery are all doing great and will be starting off 2018 healthy. Life is slowing down and we are counting our blessings in our family and friends,
I am grateful to have a passion ... my quilting ... to help me focus and find a clam place. It did take a while until I felt I could sew again and I did miss it. Sew glad to have friends and family around while I was in limbo.
I was able to get 4 more quilts done for Victoria Quilts Canada, made a few runners for Christmas gifts as well as making some stockings for Christmas 2 for our daughter and her hubby for their home and one for a baby gift.  I even created a bed jacket for my mom for Christmas , a special request to keep her cozy.
loved how this one turned out
with the button centers

for a Christmas traditions
post card swap

10 degree ruler runners

Bed Jacket from a SweatShrit
I am going to try to post at least once a week in the new year. Wish me luck
I hope to plan out a few more classes to teach and make a few more Vic Quilts always something to do .
Right now we are having crazy cold temps -29c and a little breeze which makes it even colder.
It is quite at home now with the last of the kids on the way back to their home miss them. I enjoyed the games darts and just visiting with them all.
I hope you all had a nice Christmas with family and friends and have a safe and healthy New Year.
In Stitches


  1. My goodness the summer was a busy and challenging time for you and your famiy Annette, good to hear the surgeries went well and the patients are recovering. Time marches on bringing many changes to our lives. You have made beautiful things there, love the bed jacket for your Mum. Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy 2018.

  2. So glad that the traumas of the late summer and fall are behind you and that everyone is now on the mend. I have found, in the past, that quilting is so healing during the times of stress. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2018 and am looking forward to your posts.

  3. Hi Annette, what a year you have had... glad the surgeries went well and peole are on the mend.... its hard though. All the best for new year and lovely projects that you did get done... Yes, I think we are very lucky to have our sewing to zone out in...