Tuesday, November 17, 2015

It's That Time Again

If you come to my house right now you'll see this.
Daisy thinks this stack of cardboard is a
great scratching post & napping spot just for her!

And This.
Most of the boxes are filled with things from my sewing room.

Some of this, too.

Yep, moving again.

This one has come as a shock.  The rental we are living in was sold last year and the new owner informed us just a couple months ago we could stay in the house as long as we liked, that it was going to be kept as in investment property.  The next thing we knew the landlord was at our door telling us that things had changed, the house is being sold and we have to get out.  This is a lousy time of year to find a rental. There isn't much available in the area that we'd like to live in.  

We have found a new place; it's less than a mile from the old place.  Really, the house is much, much too large for two people and two cats, but it checked all our other items on the wish list and we'll be moving in next week.  It all feels like torture right now, but the new house has a much much bigger sewing room! I'll be going from little 9 X 10 room to a 13 X 11 room with a good sized walk in closet!

We get the keys tomorrow so I can alternate packing up our stuff with cleaning the new house because I know it won't be clean enough to suit me.  We've never moved into a house that was clean enough to suit me.  I'm not as bad as Mr Monk, but I could possibly be his cousin... ; )

Things will continue to be pretty quiet on the blog for the next couple weeks while we unpack and get settled again.  Then you can watch me go crazy while I try to put together my new sewing room!  That's a good kind of crazy, right?

I'll be so glad to have this behind us! Hubby & I have sore backs, pulled muscles, little cuts and scrapes from cardboard and packing paper, plus all kinds of bruises from corners of furniture and boxes being moved around.  We are getting tooooo old for this nonsense! LOL

Seriously, though.  I am sooooo tired!  

Hope things are happy and peaceful and piece-ful at your house!

Friday, November 13, 2015

November Bee Blocks

My lovely daughter and I got together to make our November bee blocks for Coast to Coast Quilters before I got the crud.  My sweet friend Leslie sent out beautiful Kaffe Fasset prints along with squares of Burgundy shot cottons. (sadly, it looks brown in the picture.  It's much much prettier in person!)  Here's the four blocks we made for Leslie.

The blocks are simple disappearing 9 patches, so fast fast fast to make. These blocks always turn out so well, and make such an interesting quilt.  Leslie's going to have a very bright and beautiful quilt!

These are the last blocks for this round of our quilting bee, so I'll have a break from bee blocks until we start up again next summer.  It will give me time to catch up on my Farmer's Wife 1930's and my Farm Girl Vintage projects. 

What are you sewing this week?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

When You See This.....

You KNOW you're getting close to some finishes!

Thanks for all the get well wishes.  Finally starting to feel a bit better.  This is one virus that just doesn't want to leave!  

Hope you are happy and well at your house!