Golden State Season's Greetings

It seems like ever since Quilt Market, life has been go, go, go.

This is our booth from this last year. Not bad, eh?

In order to make remnants a reality, I had to spend the greater part of the holiday season in Northern California. This was A-OK with me. I got to spend the best quality time with both my families. I even got to see my very best friend in the whole world.

This is PeePee Dog. He's pretty much the sweetest dog that I have ever met in my life. He's not a baby anymore, he's 7 now, but he's still my little Peeps.

I quilted more than I've quilted in the past 3 years. I didn't photograph all the quilts, just some of my favorites.

 This is a little ditty that has haunted me for the past 7 years. It must have been something someone left in the free pile at work, but I somehow rescued it and decided it needed life. So i added the two borders. Everything is vintage. I will probably quilt it up when the machine gets delivered and put it up for sale.

 This came out of Bonus Mom's stash. I added the outer border. Ran out of time to quilt it, but I'm thinking I'll find a cool tapestry style quilting pattern.

 This is a little something that I've had in my stash for about 4 years. I'm saving it for when I have a daughter someday. Incidentally, Bonus Mom pulled out the same panel in a different colorway out of a shelf in the sewing machine. Cracks me up.

 I made this for my sweetheart stepson Tegan. He is just starting to read and Dad bought him some Dr. Seuss books for Christmas. I didn't get a chance to see him in time to give it to him for the holiday, which kind of broke my heart, but it gives me time to bind it at least. Each border has a custom quilted pattern, and the skinny polka dot border says "Merry Christmas Tegan, Love Dad and Jess 2011". A little memento for my Thing One.

There are many, many more, and I cannot wait to show you the photos from my trip home. I can honestly say if I never drive thru New Mexico again, life would still go on for me. More about that soon, definitely worth sticking around for.

Before we talk about the trip home, may I just say that I had the best Christmas dinner ever tonite? I was so restless from 30-plus hours in the car that I knew a couple hours in the kitchen would relax me.

I made sweet potato fries for the first time : )

Merry Christmas to all of you, fiberheads or merely fans, and the yummiest of New Years.