Happy January // Works in Progress // Great Outdoors


The calendar on my wall (from last year) assures me that it is January 9, but I have trouble believing it.

Happy new year, friends! The last month or so have been full of planning and prepping and partying and visiting and eating (and eating) and skiing and snow shoeing. I was even brave enough to try a few blue ski runs (picture above is at Alta, right on the Alta/Snowbird line. The mountain in the background is the backside of Timpanogas. It was the most beautiful day, and it was just my husband and me. Merry Christmas to us).


My daughter and I made a pillow for her aunt (I helped with cutting and trimming and quilting, she did the rest!), but that was about the extent of the handmade in December. Except, I finished of 6 or so spools of thread finishing up projects here and there, so I must have made more than I am remembering.

My daughter and I also finished her quilt top (its giant–almost 80-90) from the #notyourmamasbee. We call this the #polkadotrainbowquilt. We made about 30 blocks (for a total of 42. We used 5” squares, the entire quilt is made of polka dots, and the blocks measure 14.5” unfinished), and the quilt will have minky on the back and is at Nicole’s house to be quilted right now (@kwilter100).

It seems to snow here all day, every day. Or at least weekly. I learned that practically everyone I know has snowshoes, so I jumped on the bandwagon. The baby is usually happy, until she gets cold. I’ve ordered some super duper warm base layers, so we will see if that helps.

I have finished 2 more quilt patterns, which I will be sharing soon, so check back later this week!

Happy new year.

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  1. Cindy Hutchins
    Posted January 9, 2017 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    can you tell me where you found the super duper warm base layers for your baby? trying to find some for an 18 month old for Mardi Gras in Louisiana. Thank you.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted January 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

      I bought some online last week from the REI Garage. I bought REI brand and a different one, figured I would keep the warmer one.

  2. Rosemaryflower
    Posted January 9, 2017 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Happy Fresh New Year!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted January 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      thank you. happy new year (+ a few weeks) to you too!

  3. Posted January 13, 2017 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    Look how cute you 2 are in your snow gear!! <3
    Glad to hear you've had a restful break and hope the new year treats you well
    E xx

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted January 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      thanks so much. We have a good time!

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