Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Midweek Makers #156

Happy New Year and welcome to Midweek Makers!
At last week's party, I stated I was taking a break from quilting over the holidays. That's because I was in Tucson, AZ at the White Stallion Ranch doing this:

Bailey at the White Stallion Ranch
Susan on Bailey

Aside from very cold weather (the highest was 52F), this was so much fun! We stayed at the White Stallion Ranch, an all-inclusive resort featuring horseback riding, cattle penning, shooting, and rock climbing - something for everyone! I rode every day, up to two hours in the morning, then again in the afternoon, which is a lot considering I hadn't ridden a horse before. 

Here's my family on Christmas Day, just before our first ride. 

My older son has started the tradition of wearing a Santa suit on Christmas, which makes for some good memories, especially if we're travelling.

As the week wore on, my sons grew tired of the horses, but my husband fell in love with his mount, Outlaw - I teased him that I felt I had been replaced! We loved riding so much, hubby and I would do it again.

But enough of my travels - let's get on to the party! With Christmas over, I'm decorating with blue and snowflakes, so I'm a bit partial to these from last week:

from Run 'n Stitch,


and from Grace and Peace.


I haven't had a chance to stop by everyone's blog yet, but I'll visit later in the week - lot's of catching up yet to do.

So what do you have to share this week? Come link up!
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  1. What a beautiful holiday you had. Memories were made for sure. I LOVE the fact that your son wears a Santa suit for Christmas. That is soooooo fun. I bet you guys are a hoot!

  2. What a fun holiday! The horse photo is a great memory. Thank you for featuring my wreath from last week!

  3. Hi Susan! Oh, what fun this vacation looks. I would just love to ride horses, and used to dream of owning one when I was young. Happy Happy New Year to you! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Looks like an amazing way to spend the holidays! Love the idea of the Santa suit on Christmas day. I bet that brings a whole lot of smiles where ever you go. Wishing you a very happy New Year!

  5. sounds like fun! too bad it wasn't warmer though

  6. That sounds like a wonderful and memorable way to spend Christmas!

  7. What a fun family Christmas holiday! Love the Santa suit; too bad the weather wasn't agreeable. You look right at home on that horse, given you hadn't ridden before. What fun memories!

  8. Santa made me smile. Glad you had a wonderful vacation and know that I did enough work around my home for both of us. Thank you for the linky party and Happy New Year!

  9. Beautiful family! In the 1980's I had a couple of those hay burners! I was so attached to my Mare! I know you had a ball at the Ranch! Lovely family! Thank you for all you do for Quilters thru the year! Happy New Year

  10. Such a beautiful family! Thank you for your faithful hosting of this party for so many years. I have learned tons from your blog, met other bloggers and even laughed - especially as I enjoyed your photos! You have inspired me with your decorating theme of blue and white snowflakes! Happy New Year!


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