Saturday, July 27, 2013

We are moving!

Wow, this has been quite the test. As I had mentioned earlier, we had put our house on the market in March. We received our offer the middle of June, which meant a quick trip to our new area to look for our new home. This trip coincided with our family reunion which lasted a week, so between activities we dealt with all that goes with putting in an offer. As of the 8th of July, our offer was accepted! Hooray!!

Not so fast Anne.... What does that mean for the next month? Ugh... All the things I really must do like packing, cleaning, arranging, signing etc. What it also means is that all the quilting that I so love to do is packed away until the move in mid August. It is a good thing that I packed up my sewing room first because I would have gone in there and hid, hoping the packing fairies would do all my work for me.  As of today, I am happy to announce that by the end of this week, our old house is should be all packed up and all but a few rooms will need to be cleaned. I am a little ahead of schedule but rather that than a mad scramble at the close.  We won't be able to move into our new house until the middle of August, so my cats and I will be living in a motel til then. Soon.....

Talk later

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

It has been so long....

As the title suggests, it has been so long since my last post and I will now give you the excuses. 

There has been a lot excitement happening here. I managed to get one of my two quilts finished and so close on finishing the binding of the second.   

Here is the first one. It is a wedding gift for a couple just married in May. It was good fortune to have the bride walk in one day and say that she loved this pattern.  And that was before I had even sandwiched it. Because I was just winging along, I thought that it would be nice to made one for the groom too. Actually, it went together so smoothly also but then other things in the works caught up with us.  I only have a side to finish binding and thought that I would wait til finished to take the picture, but that was ten days ago. Yikes.... So here is a picture of the 'almost' finished quilt for the groom. 

 As this is for a tall young male, I had to made it longer. It still worked out nice and even my husband loved it and wanted one for himself. I had to break it to him that I didn't have any more of these fabrics. I am getting better at balancing my colors eh?

Now the excuses... We had put our house on the market in March, have had 14 showings and finally an offer ! After three weeks of trying too nail down the purchase (really?) and going through the inspection (which involved more haggling), we finally am officially sold. 

We had already had a family reunion in the works for the last 18 months, and the weekend we were leaving was now slated for looking for our new home.  Actually, we have been following a piece of property for the last two months, hoping that it would still be on the market when ours had sold. And voila! The sellers have accepted the contract, within 24 hours, the inspection is done and now we are working on the financing.  So, my days are going to be filled with packing, yard sale this coming weekend, canning raspberry jam so as to clean out the freezer and to catch up with the plants in the yard.  With the warm weather we have been having, they have just exploded. Also, the yard work as I would like to leave a nice looking place. We have three weeks to accomplish all of this. 

As for the reunion, a good time was had by all. Here are a few pictures of our time together..

 

  Till next time....