Happy New Year!

Congrats we’re almost through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! I thought i’d take this time to cram some beautiful things I’ve been meaning to share into this post on New Year’s Eve, Eve. Just before the new year!

I made this Cozy Cabins Mini quilt for my mom and stepdad for Christmas. You can find the free pattern HERE, and it comes in two sizes (lap and a mini). I made it using fabric from my latest collection, La Conner.

I drew inspiration for this pattern from our annual family trips to Mazama, Washington in Okanogan County. We stay in a cabin during Autumn for a couple nights and make wonderful memories each year. πŸ™‚ We’ve been going since before kiddos and as our family grows bigger (most recently my brother got married!) the memories get better. πŸ™‚ Below is a view from the cabin when we stayed a few months ago in November. We woke up to a winter wonderland.

Here’s Simon modeling the mini quilt top before I added borders. ;-p His double chin works as an excellent quilt clamp.

Here’s an up close of the quilting and La Conner fabric.

Next up on my list of beautiful things (the first two in this post being the mini quilt and my beautiful baby boy of course πŸ˜‰ is this gorgeous plate rack that my husband made me for Christmas!!! That’s right, he MADE it!!!

It’s perfect for displaying my mismatched red china dish collection! I still need two more red plates to complete it.

My hubby is Mr. Perfect, and my mom said it first via those xmas socks! ;-p hehe

Speaking of Christmas, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! This photo below was taken at Country Village in Bothell, WA. One of my fave places to go antiquing and home to my fave quilt shop, Keepsake Cottage Fabrics.

Christmas in Seattle was quite magical because we got about 4 inches of snow on Christmas morning! This NEVER happens!

On a different note, I had to share this adorable notions holder that I got in my December Sew Sampler Box. How cute is that? It displays my La Conner scissors quite nicely, don’t ya think? I have a thing for cute scissors.

Some other fun news…! My family and I stopped in at our local fabric shop in Seattle called Pacific Fabrics. And we found my fabric plus my book! I will be having a book signing at Pacific Fabrics at their new Bellevue location on January 28th. More details to come! I can tell you now thatΒ  I’ll be handing out gifts for the first 50 or so people that arrive. πŸ™‚


What else…of yeah, I turn 32 tomorrow on New Year’s Eve! πŸ™‚

Since it’s my birthday week i’ve been taking advantage and doing lots of treasure hunting while my husband watches the kids. Here’s some photos of “Remember When Antique Mall” in historic downtown Snohomish.Β  Love this place.

When I need a dose of inspiration for my fabric designing process, I hit the antique shops.

More eye candy…


Anyway, that’s it for now. My little kraken has awoken from his slumber, so I better get going! πŸ˜‰

Happy new year! See you in 2018!


<3 JerBear

13 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. Dorothy December 31, 2017 at 10:09 am #

    Happy New Year—–enjoy your view (?) of the Space Needle fireworks. My view is on KING-5

  2. Jean December 31, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    Beautiful pics! Happy New Year!

  3. Anna Veit December 31, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the mini quilt pattern. I bet you found your needed red plates at Remember When!

  4. Annie December 31, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    Such a beautiful little family! I wish you joy, good health and plenty to smile about in 2018.

  5. Marilyn Podoll December 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    Happy Birthday–Happy New Year. All my favorite things wrapped up in your post today. Antiques, Country Village, Jera’s new fabric. Not to mention cute kids, husband, Seattle …I could go on and on…That plate rack is wonderful. Your pics are amazing. May 2018 be a wonderful year for you.

  6. billiemick December 31, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

    What a lovely post and family.

  7. Kate December 31, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

    Loved your post. All the best for 2018!

  8. Rebecca January 1, 2018 at 12:12 am #

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A beautiful blog and family.Enjoy

  9. Rosemaryflower January 1, 2018 at 9:28 pm #

    I enjoyed looking at all of these photos you shared, Jera. The month of December is always a “flurry” and ends in a Happy New Year. So, I hope this new year brings many more happy days to you and your loved ones

  10. patsy kapsak January 13, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

    More please really wonderful so happy I found your site going to make a few from your tutorials !!!

  11. CAROLYN m BUCK January 27, 2018 at 8:03 pm #

    I recall when your oldest was a little baby you’d just brought home from the hospital…. Best wishes to you all.

  12. Donna Matuszak February 9, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    I found your quilt kit La Conner Stars @ Keepsake, but it is only in Twin size. I want to do this for my son as a wedding quilt, as this is the one he likes. Can you make this kit for me in a queen size? Please, please????? Please contact me.

  13. nahian September 6, 2018 at 2:52 am #

    yes great, nice article

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