Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Thanks for all of your comments on what you are looking forward to in 2011. Personally, I am looking forward to having my kitchen back some time this year. My 1987 kitchen needed a face lift. My sons that were 1 and 2 when our kitchen was built (and a few sons-in-law we added along the way, and my 9-year-old grandson) helped tear down the kitchen they were raised in. Lots of great memories there, but looking forward to many more. Any of you who have remodeled know what a giant mess it is! Sheet rock dust everywhere---need I say more?

But sheet rock dust or not, there were new patterns to write (coming soon) and quilt kits to ship. While I'm at the post office, I think I will ship a "Blissful Day" kit to our giveaway winner:

 L. Johnson who said: "Beautiful quilt and fabric! I am looking forward to a year of snuggling and watching my first grandson grow! Merry Christmas to you and your family!"

Congratulations! E-mail your address to bonnie (at) cottonway (dot) com so I can send your kit right out!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Time for Celebration

It's that time of year, a special time to spend with
family and friends. 
A time to look back on the year and reflect on the events of
2010 and count our blessings.

This has been an especially great year for me. 
So many amazing things have happened in our family. 
We are SO blessed!

As many of you know, I have been celebrating
Cotton Way's 20 year Anniversay all year long as well.

And to top it off, this magazine just hit the stands. 

My "Blissful Day" quilt made the cover!

It was fun to read the article about our family and how
 Cotton Way all started. 
What an amazing journey it has been.

Quilt Magazine did an amazing job! 
Thank you to everyone involved!

If you are interested in a quilt kit, hop on over to our website
It's a super easy quilt to make and it's made with my
favoite fabric line so far, Bliss.

So, to finish the year and my 20 year Celebration off right...

I am doing a give a way for the quilt kit for my
"Blissful Day" quilt!

To enter, leave a comment telling me what you are
looking forward to in 2011.

If you blog about it, or link to it, you will get two entries in the
give a way. 
The winner will be announced on December 31st.

 I hope your holidays are filled with joy, peace and laughter!

Merry Christmas,

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Best Christmas Present

  Anyone that knows me well, knows that I love newborn babies. My last baby was born on Dec. 26.  It really made Christmas a special time for our family.

 Now little Nicholas is here and he is such a sweet baby.  I finally got to snuggle the little guy and snuggle we did.  All weekend.  Camille could barely pry him from me to get a few snuggles in herself.

Don't you just love the way they lay on your chest and breathe on your neck and squeek now and then...     oh I just love that.

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's a Snow Day!

One of the great things about living in Idaho is the change of seasons!  All weekend it has been snowing and blowing like crazy!
When we got up this morning all the schools around were closed for a
Snow Day...

What's better on a snow day than some hot Potato/Bacon Soup (We grow the best potatoes in Idaho) to eat after playing outside on the snowmachines and sleds!

My neighbor Danette gave me this recipe and it's one of our favorites. 

Potato/Bacon Soup
2 cans Swansons Chicken Broth - regular
1 can Swansons Chicken Broth with garlic
8 cups chopped potatoes
1 medium onion chopped
1 can cream of Chicken soup

Put in your crock pot and cook until potatoes are soft, mine cooks in about 4 hours, my neighbor says 6.

Then add 1 - 8 oz. cream cheese which has been softened in the microwave
3 oz. of Homel Real bacon bits.

Stir and continue heating until cheese is melted.

Serve with grated cheese and parsley flakes on top.

MMM good!
Have a great day snow or shine,

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas is just around the corner from Thanksgiving.  I thought it would be fun to have a 25% off sale on my website to say "THANKS" to all of you for the great support this year and maybe help you out on your giftgiving this year!  Head on over to and place your order before December 20th and you will also receive a little extra surprise with your order.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

The snow is falling and the fire is roaring.  I made some hot chocolate and Breanna bars and spent the day making pillowcases for Christmas for my grandkids.  I used Bliss flannel and Snuggles.  Ohhh so soft and snuggly!  It's not Christmas until I start making gifts for family and friends, and now that it's snowing, it starting to look alot like Christmas.
What a great day! 

Friday, October 1, 2010

APQ Thank You!

Just got my issue of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine and I am pinching myself! 

You see, for the last several years I have been meaning to take the time to submit a quilt to the magazine.  It is something I have always wanted to do!


Well, it finally happened and here it is!  In all it's Bliss.  Thanks APQ!  What a fun way to celebrate my 20th year!
Kits are available at Fat Quarter Shop, one for Camille's quilt and one for mine.  Thanks to Kimberly too!

Have a great weekend everyone,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

So Proud!


Just got my copy of "Simplify" by Camille Roskelley and I got it from the author herself!  What a beautiful book, I am so proud! 

She even signed it for me... so sweet, I had to show you.  Mom's love to get these kind of notes! When Camille was little, she used to draw pictures and wrote notes and leave them all over the house.  Never imagined she would be writing this one!

I happen to know she worked really, really hard to make every page perfect and I would have to say, she really out did herself.  Great Job Camille!

Thanks to everyone for your comments on all the family pics and for entering the give a way.
The winner of the "Bliss" Charm pack....Julianne from Joe and Julianne.  Congratulations!

Have a Blissful day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

#9 is here on 9-9

Our sweet little grandson is here! Mom and baby are both healthy and well.
 I love newborn babies, they are the best!!! 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Summer re-visited

I don't know about all of you, but I can't believe summer is officially over.  Here in Idaho it hardly seems like we had a summer. There were not near enough warm, lazy days.  For instance on our annual Jefferson County Stampede Days in June we were all wearing our winter coats and snow hats to keep warm.  I have turned on the heated seats in my Jeep every month so far this year and am sure I will be using it every month for the rest of the year.  Who ever invented those, Thank you!

Never the less, we did have a few warm days. I LOVE SUMMER!!! It is my favorite time of year.
So I thought I would share a few pics of our summer fun.

We went to a few parades...

My husbands father with his Belgium horses in the 4th of July Parade.

Mr. K enjoying the day.

We had lots of fun at Grandma's (me) house climbing...

and swinging...

throwing rocks in grandpa's pond...with only one small slip...

cooking out...

and playing games.

We rode horses,

celebrated several birthdays...

picked and ate lots and lots of raspberries...MMMM

We had our daughter, Emily and her husband Jordan's Open House in our back yard.

  What a great day!

We had a wonderful family Reunion in Island Park.

with camping...

and boating

and lots and lots of waterskiing...
little guys...

and big guys.

Yes, that's my husband at 53 showin' em how it's done!

On the way home we stopped at Big Juds for a BIG, BIG burger,

and some ice cream.
We haven't all been together at our home for 6 years!
It was so fun to get together!
Don't we have the cutest kids and grand children ever!!!
PS - One Olaveson baby due any day and a little Olaveson/Roskelley baby due in December.
That makes 10 grand children for those of you who are counting...we are so blessed!
My husband and I took one last overnight get a way to Yellowstone Park last week.  It was so beautiful!

Old Faithful is amazing!
...and did I mention I LOVE SUMMER!  I hate to see it end.

Wow, that was a lot of pictures to wade through, but I think all of you that did deserve a prize!  Make a comment and you will be entered into a drawing for a "Bliss" charm pack!

 "Bliss" In stores now!
Hope you all had a great summer!