2016 is winding down….


It sure has been a great day. We have had a great week… Quick Lane Bowl on Monday. Tues lunch with friends at a Brazilian Steak house, visited with my family in the afternoon. Thursday we saw Night Ranger in concert at the Soaring Eagle Casino . What a great band and a great time even though I lost my 20 dollars in the video poker game. Pictures of several of these events are on my Instagram account, see the pics on the side bar.

Today I have been doing what I want to do. No cleaning, no time scheduled. I took advantage of it believe me! I long armed the diamond quilt. After much deliberation, I am doing an all over hook feather. I am halfway through the quilt and want to deliver it next weekend. I also spent time working on my Emeralds quilt. I have only 4 more blocks to make. The top is on point so it will be a challenge for me as I have not had tons of success with that setting lining up. 2016-12-28 20.32.10.jpg

Daylight is longer and it is so welcome. You can see after the big warm up earlier in the week , more snow arrived. I took the time to assemble two knitted pieces into pillows while watching football. I like the look of the pillows on my couch with the new pillows I received for Christmas. I really like the look of the multiple textures including my crocheted Santa and the Ralphie quilt.

I did start a large indoor fairy garden, my sister made the pieces in the front: mushrooms, beehive, gnome, and bird house. It is not finished. I want to get some moss, add some greens and whatever else comes my way. My trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday brought many ideas!

I have decided that 2016 was a great year for me. Lots of great things happened, I worked hard at my job. I am working locally now and don’t have to commute 2-3 times a week for 40 miles. I traveled to many wonderful Highland games, went to lots of great places and had wonderful adventures. We went to Chicago to celebrate 30 years of marriage as well as Detroit, Grand Rapids, for weekend trips. A grand child was born and we were able to visit and help after her birth. I was motivated to get healthy after being diagnosed with diabetes and we changed gyms this week. And quilting I had a quilt in the MQX show, I made several quilts, finished more and have been planning next years! I started a Podcast, too.  I have to say I have been knitting and crocheting. Zentangle helps me survive meetings …. whew.

What could anyone ask for? Good friends, good food, travel, love and creativity. I don’t expect 2017 to be any less of an adventure. Happy New Year to all !






  1. Busy busy year for you Vicki. The quilts that you long arm are beautiful works of art. I can’t believe how much you are able to accomplish considering you work full time and half of the year you are traveling weekends for Highland competitions. I wish you and Jay the best in the new year hoping you both have a happy, healthy year.


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