Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 already

Sawtooth baby quilt using V and Co. Ombre Navy and what I'm working on right at this very second :)
What the heck happened to 2014? I can't even believe that we are now looking at a new year. This last year was a hard one for me...a parent passing away, our beloved dog passing away, putting our house back on the market in Utah, wonderful family members having to go through serious surgeries and some of them having complicated health issues, and all the other sprinkled in there trials of stress, that go with said things.
But it was also a wonderful year. I released a


  new fabric line, which ships to stores in the next couple of weeks! 

I also announced my hard cover book series: Simply Color:A Crayon Box for Quilters and red is on its way to release soon!!!…Later on this year I'll be showing the last three colors to complete the rainbow in the series. I've been working on new fabric lines, along with new ombre colors :) this year is looking to be a busy one again.
This last year My oldest started high school, and got his drivers permit (holy crap that should be considered torture to sit in a car driven by that young of an individual…also scares the crapola out of me thinking there are other cars out there being driven by said youngsters!!!) . We now have two teenagers in the house My youngest two are 10 and 8.

We rounded the end of this year visiting the husband's parents in Salt Lake City. We hadn't spent time in Utah since we left over 3 and half years ago. It was nice to be there.
Salt Lake City Temple 
But because we spent some of it driving to and from Utah and spent some time there...it actually made our winter vacation too short. Tomorrow the kids go back to school, and that's going to be a rude awakening. I don't think any of them have gotten up before 9 this whole vacation except on Christmas morning when they got up at 7:45 yikes.

This year has seemed like a roller coaster. The husband and I have a few more gray hairs, and are continually holding on to dear life just wondering when it's going to slow back down. Will it? I actually started crying the other night when I realized I only had 3 and half more years before the oldest goes on a mission or goes to college somewhere. It's bothersome how much it's bothering me now that they are growing up so fast. Must be that I'm leaving "little infant spit up on you never have a moment to yourself stage" to the "please don't grow up so fast, and why don't you hang out with me stage." But all is well, they are turning into fine young individuals.
During my trip to Utah and back I bound like nobody's business

All in all it's been a year of learning through many high points and a few low points.
Here's to a fresh New Year of highs and lows…and continual growth.
No resolutions for me, just keep on keeping on with what I've been working on improving all along. :) Watch for a new post on Wednesday I've been making a lot of stuff, and I'll show one of them on Wednesday.
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11 comments:

Kate said...

Happy new year! Wishing you a 2015 that is better than your 2014.

Karen said...

Hear that noise? It's the sound of my hands rubbing together with delight over the news of Color Theory coming soon AND some new ombres! Here's to 2015 :)

QuiltSwissy said...

So sorry about the losses and trials. most of the bad stuff happens to me at the end of the year, it seems.

I figure, if I can make it to January I can handle the rest of the year!

Sherri said...

Seriously...hold fast to the next three years because I swear it was just the other day that our oldest was heading off to college...and now they are all gone!

Looking forward to seeing your new things for 2015!

V and Co. said...

thank you kate! yay karen! so happy you are as excited as i am! quilt sissy it's okay i have grown so much because of the trials! and sherri, i KNOW i can't believe how fast time is going! ahhhhh!!!!!

Laurence W said...

Bonne année 2015 alors !

Denny1600 said...

Hang in there! I think this is called life. Most of the time I think we're just hanging on for the ride, doing the best we can. I love your fabrics, patterns, and books. Thank you for sharing part of your ride with us. All the best in 2015!

SarahZ said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year, Ms V....and Co! :)

charlotte said...

Here's to a great new year. Time does fly by. It is tough to adjust when they grow up and finally move out to their own lives. You will survive this, but it will hurt, just a bit. That's the mother's love pulling at your heartstrings. Looking forward to you new fabrics and books this year.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy New Year Dear V. So glad you got to spend a little time in Utah -- especially at Christmas! Not to depress you so early in the year, but, life won't slow down from here on out. Time passes more quickly -- plus as your children become independent, the family will grow -- more for you to do -- so, enjoy your relative peace and quiet now LOL!!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Um, what is the quilting pattern on the pink/green star quilt?

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