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Monday, May 05, 2008

Moving, moving, moving

Wonder where I've been? Me too!

First, we bought a house, then declined the contract because of what we found in with the inspections. Then, when we least expected it, we found another one that was even better! It's on three acres of land, brand spanking new, and is being finished exactly the way we want it. The builder and his wife are just super nice people, and they will be our neighbors when their new house is finished in the next month or so. There will only be about 9 houses all together on this cul de sac and the street behind it, and it IS COUNTRY!!!! We love it! We'll close this Friday and take possession of it then, too.

Just to show you how much in the country here's a couple of pictures of the house from the front which faces west, then the north and south sides of the yard.




We have a lot of landscaping to do. At this house, we've spent the last 8 years planting over 50 trees and I can't begin to count how many perennials.

In the meantime, I've been getting this house ready for market, and it got listed this past Friday. A showing on Saturday went well, they want to come back again. Tomorrow is the realtor walk-through for five hours, so we are going to go "plant" our new mailbox at the new house during that time. I also had to get my two SAMs (storage and moving) ready with all the extra furniture (read that as sewing tables, sewing cabinets, sewing tools, fabric and a few pieces of real furniture) to make the rooms look better and bigger. They got moved this morning to the new house, so that's done.

Because we've had so much rain lately, we've had to cut the grass about every other day here at this house, and we just got finished doing some paint touch ups. I can't think of another single thing to do. I've even planted about 8 flats of petunias and have all my lawn ornaments out.

So. That's what I've been up to. Not sewing, but dreaming of sewing in my new 18' studio space with another 12' X 13' resource space, AND an unfinished space with a window that has a sink hook up and drain where I can paint and dye to my heart's content.

Here's Hubby on the stairs going into my space:


Kitchen nook
Living room with hubby on the hearth

Part of the kitchen

Looking into the dining room

Come on over and stitch with me! (or help me with the landscaping)

19 comments:

ForestJane said...

Wow, beautiful
All that space! and All that vibrant green grass! I hope you have a ride on mower. ;)

I also love all the round robin quilts - very nice work, all of you! I think it'd be fun to be in a round robin BUT only if you know the sewing level of each participant - I've heard some horror stories.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Did I see the happy dance in that last picture? The new house looks wonderful! Congratulations!

Karrin Hurd said...

Looks like a wonderful house. Congratulations!

Carolyn said...

Wow, the house is gorgeous! Congratulations, I wish you years of happiness in your new home...

ROZ said...

Wishing you lots of happiness in your new home

Judy said...

While I loved the old house, I'm sure you'll have this one all fixed up and perfect in no time...and country is nice too!

Claudia said...

Beautiful new house. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I did wonder where you had been. I am really, REALLY loving this house! Good choice. Hope you make many new happy memories! Nancy in WI

Teresa said...

Congratulations! Looks like a great home to me. Good luck on selling your current home.

dot said...

Congrats!! Look like a nice new home.

Jacquie said...

One door closes...another one opens. This looks beautiful! Congratulations!

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous new house. I can't wait to see your new sewing space. It sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

You'll be busy getting settled in your new digs! Love the house and yard. Looks like you have room for a horse...the grandkids would love it! Have fun...Wendy

quiltmom said...

Sharon,
What a lovely new home for you both- it looks so spacious and I am sure you will soon have it decorated to make it uniquely yours. You must be looking forward to working in your new studio. Congratulations on your new abode- I hope you will spend many happy years in it.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Carol E. said...

Beautiful house!

YankeeQuilter said...

What a wonderful house! And all that room for sewing! Wish I could bring over some Daylillies....maybe next year!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What time is the stich-in? Can I bring cake - chocolate of course! Love the new house. You'll have it looking like home in no time.

Sherry said...

Pretty house! Congratulations & much good luck & happiness in it!

In peace & pieces,

Sherry

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