People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas and New Year happenings

I needed a change with my hair and so my neighbor chopped it off and also cut Regan's. I LOVE it!! Afterward, the girls wanted some pictures taken with our new doo's so we got our silly on. What cute kids I have.

We had some pictures taken on Sunday. I made these skirts for the girls for Christmas and I loved them so much that I had to make me one.

Sophie loves her 'bootiful' dress.
The girls kept running in circles chasing eachother.

I made this quilt for Jason for Christmas. It is a twin size and a big thanks to my mom for helping me to get it done. I must say that I LOVE it. I love the colors. I love the wonky blocks. I love the quilting And I love the fabric.

This is the back of the quilt. I love it as much as the front. I did mini wonky blocks to kind of tie in with the front.

I had an old sweater that didn't fit anymore, so I took it apart and made it into a sweater dress for Sophie.
But she doesn't like it because it doesn't twirl. She is trying to check it's twirliness in this picture.

My mother-in-law has a bunch of trico and flannel fabric and I got bored after Christmas and made this in my spare time. Regan fell in love with it. Just a nice cuddle blanket.

I made four of these Christmas runners and can't wait to use one of them next year.

I really like the loopy quilting on it. Kind of makes it a little whimsical.


carrie said...

Those skits are adorable, you are so talented!

carrie said...

whoops, I mean skirts!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

You are lookin' hot in your cute new skirt and your pointed boots! I'm so proud! It is a great picture of all of you.
The quilt is so creative. I noticed the crazy sewing lines you made all over it in all directions. I bet at first Mom was going crazy with it because they weren't straight lines.
Table runners-I want one. ThAnKs:)

Kelly said...

Kristal! You are amazing! I love everything you did and am floored by how you complete so much while still chasing cute girls all day. I'm so motivated to sew in the morning and then by nighttime when I have time, I'm too pooped. You're inspiring and I love you!

JaredandKatie said...

Ok, I am such a slacker compared to you. You are so FABULOUS... I just can't take it any more. How did you make those ADORABLE skirts? We want to get family pics in the Spring so maybe I can make one for AInsley and I. Oh, and I love the quilts!! I have only done rag quilts but again... you are FABULOUS!!!

Bloggin It said...

I LOVE LOVE your skirt! :) You are lookin' SASS!

Ashley said...

You never cease to amaze me with all you find the time to do. I love it all, especially the skirts. You should post how to make them so I can make one for Lauren!

Summer said...

Kris, i want one of those skirts haha those are so freakin adorable i love them u did a great job on them i am so jealous haha love you girl tell jason and the girls hi for me and tell them i love them to

Dawna Greer said...

Well, the wait (for you to post again) was worth it!! Awesome 'doos on both of you! We love the famuily picture and your precious girls showing off and enjoying their adorable new skirts--reminds me of two other little girls I used to know in their twirly Christmas dresses;) The quilts and runner are so great--the random lines are unique and very manly to go with the pirate theme of the quilt! I love the loopy swirls on the runner--everything looks so complicated. I'll be glad when my sciatica calms down enough that I can sit and sew--you definitely have put me in the mood!

thewaites said...

Ok, STOP!!! You make me so sick!!! Everything you touch turns to golden thread practically! I mean seriously... do you have to do everthing so perfect! No really... I am just oozing with jealousy righ now. Its a good thing I love you so much or we could not be friends! LOL! ;)

Ok so I LOVE the hair {I actually cut my hair off today too!} and silly pics of you and your girlies! I love, love, LOVE those skirts! I saw one on a blog and wanted to make one... but didn't. So cute! The quilt is AWESOME and the table runners adorable! Ok i think I covered all my bases. You are just amazing girlfriend! You need to teach me some of your talents... I would love to glean from your wealth of knowledge!

thewaites said...

Oh yeah! And your adorable little sweater dress! So smart and creative! Maybe if you get some leggins and just call it a sweater Sophie will like it.... ;)

frank said...

Great job Kris. the girls look so cute and your dress on you looks super. The quilt that you made is really nice. You did a great job on it. Love DAD

Skousen Seven said...

Well, ditto to everything everyone said! You are one talented, gorgeous, crafty,awesome sister!!!!! Love the dresses! I want one and so do my girls. The quilts are so cute and creative. My favorite is the puffy one.
The girls look so cute in their dresses. They do remind me of you and Kandra:)

Heather said...

You're amazying! I love love love your hair and the cute pics! How did you get so creative and talented? I love the skirts! Do you have a tutorial or pattern so I can make one too someday? The quilts are awesome too. i'm so glad you posted what you've been up to lately because I've been wondering how you are! Take care and keep posting!

The Colvins said...

I love all your sewing projects!! The skirts are too cute (even yours), the blankets and runners--you are so good with a sewing machine! Cute family pictures too--you really look good.

Taneill said...

HI Kristal,
I was blog hopping today and ran into your blog- I hope that is okay. I am sorry for your loss. You are such a neat person! I love those skirts you made. I want the pattern- if your willing to share. Take care. Hope the new year brings you lots of joy and happiness.

Becky and the Boys said...

Amazing! You are so darn talented! Keep it up! I swear I don't know how you have "spare time".

Teanne said...

Wow! I am continually amazed at your craftiness & talent. How do you do that?!? :) Everything is so cute, and I bet it feels so good to say "I made that." I wouldn't know as I only WISH I could make that kind of stuff. haha. But good job. Keep posting pictures- I love it.
Thanks for your compliments on our pictures!
And thank you for your concern. You may have heard now, but my Dad is in jail. So it is as if we've lost our father (but not in an honorable way) in a hurtful, betrayed way. It's been a hard time for us, but yes we (I) am doing better now. We can think of the situation w/ out crying now, but just as- that's the facts of it. That's the consequences of that lifestyle. Anyway, we're making it through and we've learned a lot from it and grown closer through the trial. Thanks for asking. I hope you are doing well now too. I think hard times like the ones we have experienced recently just take some time to heal. Not that we forget or that we should forget, but it just seems to get less heartbreaking over time.

Brandi said...

OH- I LOVE THOSE skirts! Do you have an ETSY account yet to sell all your talents!