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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

First Quilt Completion of 2015

Oklahoma State University - College of Health Sciences T-Shirt Quilt for Dr. Kristina Smith

My New Year's resolution for 2015 is to finish as many unfinished projects as I can in the 12 months ahead. My first endeaver was to tackle the bag of T-shirts my daughter gave me in 2012 from her medical school years. I had promised her a quilt but it had never been made. 2012 was a very difficult year....I became an empty nester when Kristy graduated from medical in May and a widow in August when Jeffrey died. Needless to say the bag of t-shirts was not on my mind during that time. 
Kristina's birthday is January 14th (today) so I thought it fitting to begin working on my resolution by making her quilt. Even though we are all OU fans when it comes to football (both girls graduated from OU undergraduate) and we bleed RED.   I had to move to the dark side (LOL) and use OSU fabric for the set up and backing of this quilt since her medical school was affiliated with OSU.

I gave it to her tonight at her birthday dinner. What a surprise!! She was thrilled.

Happy birthday Baby Girl... Dr. Kristina Smith.....or as her favorite niece would call her, "Auntie KK" Happy Birthday!!

One project me energy to move on to the next bag which contains a baby girl quilt top.

Happy Trails,

Mtn Mama

Friday, January 9, 2015

Looking Back and Moving Forward

It's good to be back on this blog road again!! Thanks to those many faithful friends who have been asking me to return to my blog with adventures from my kitchen and sewing room. WHOO HOO I'm back! Somehow Sept rolled around this year and I fell off the blogging world for adventures unknown to most of you. How about I get you caught up on where I've been and a look at where I'm going in 2015!Here's a quick recap of the last four months:A Blue Ribbon for my Primitive Embroidered Quilt at the Tulsa State Fair!

Lots of pumpkin bread was made during the fall months.

There was Camel riding at the Pumpkin Patch!

Lot's of pumpkins.......

The True Woman Conference in Indianapolis with my BFF!

Pumpkin Brioche!

A Sloth encounter at the Tulsa Zoo!

Apple pies ......

Family Dinners.....

Halloween.... and Hallozooween

My True personality coming through....

Football with good friends... on a very hot Day in October!!

Caramel Cashew Cups..

Cold weather brings out the hats....and I love babies in Hats!

Decorated Thanksgiving Cookies thanks to Dr. KK!

Four generations enjoying lunch at our favorite Chic Fil A!!

Christmas Cookies...lots of cookies baked, decorated and given away!!

Christmas Quilts.....made with love for some special guys in my life. Lots of midnight oil burned in the making of these beauties.

Fabrics I brought in 2009 in Alaska for a special guy who spent a lot of time in Alaska working over the past 40 years.

A Center panel framed with flannels makes a nice lap quilt for my brother David.

My special grands....

As you can see I have been blessed with lots of activities and people who I love and love to be around. This past year I have moved into a good place where I am purposefully enjoying all the gifts that God sends my way each day.

I look forward to 2015 as I begin this new year. My journey continues and I hope that you will join me as I try to be faithful to my God, Family, Friends, Work and this blog.....LOL!!

We will see!!

Happy Trails,

Mtn Mama