Sunday, November 2, 2014

Under Construction...

I definitely need to make some changes here. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Big Girl Panties......

I have no idea when my house will be ready although they say I should close sometime in December.  I know that this one is sold and will no longer be mine after December 1. Sometime in December is really quite vague. I am trying my best to cope with this uncertainty  but moving is difficult enough without specifics. 

Originally we had hoped to be in by November 20 but apparently this is not going to happen. The upcoming holidays are my favorites. We shall look for a place to stay on the beach for 2 or 3 weeks until we can move in. I will not have a Christmas tree. But we will have Christmas and we have much to be thankful for so we shall just try to be patient and calm. 

Now, where did I put those big girl panties????

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I know it's early.......

I know, I know, I know. We have not even had Halloween or Christmas yet but I don't know when the new house will be ready and I don't know where we will spend Christmas. We may move in the week before but I am not sure I can make it happen. I am enjoying a bit of it now. It is my favorite time of the year.

As you can see there is still a lot to be done.

This area will be my studio. There will be a bedroom and bath up here as well. Torrential rains have slowed down the process. Stressful to say the least. My home is sold and will close on December 1. Stressful.

Most of the cupboards are empty. We have filled one storage unit and now will stack things around the house. 

Soon, the artwork will be packed but I like looking at it for now. In a perfect world, the new house would be ready before Thanksgiving and we could slowly move "stuff" in. I am crossing my fingers.

The village will be packed toward the end and be the first thing set up. 

I know it is early.......

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Packing and finding. . .

I have been packing drawers and sorting out. I am a saver. My finds this week have been possessions of my parents which I could not part with and tucked in a drawer. My mother's pen, some watches and the purse from a trip to Italy. The hair brush and mittens belonged to my dad. 

All the crocheting was done by father's mother. I made the needlepoint tray. 

In another drawer I found my father's pencils. Words on the box proclaimed that they were for his use only. 

Amazing the things we save. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Studio Time

I have contract on my home. I am thrilled. There will be an inspection on Monday but that should go well. So now we can have a life until the closing December 1.  Hopefully the new house will be ready before then and we can move with no storage time involved. Fingers are crossed. 

Yesterday I embroidered some guest towels for the new house. Machine embroidery is one of my hobbies and I love to make things for my house. These designs with the bugs are from Anita Goodesign and called Beetle Blossoms. Now we all know that if I actually saw one of these bugs in my house I would have to call 1-800-Pest Control. The first design is from Urban Threads and has a French flair. I will do another with a postcard next.

The wonderful thing about selling so quickly is that now I can do some of my projects again. The quilting will have to wait until I am settled in my new home but the machine embroidery, needlepoint and some knitting can be done and we can cook again without worrying about what the house will smell like. We like onions and garlic!

Color charts are spread about and thread is all over sewing table.

Jack is making out the grocery list. Think Puttanesca sauce.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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