Friday, April 12, 2013

Time to revive the blog!

We have had a very busy 2013.  In mid December, we finally got an offer on our house.  The stress of trying to get that house sold had really sucked my sew-jo.  Then we found out they HAD to close in a month, Jan. 14th to be precise.  With Christmas in the middle, this timeline would already have been stressful, but add in a scheduled vacation to Hawaii for which we were leaving on Jan 24th, it was crazy!  We prepacked for Hawaii and just tried to go with the flow.  Hawaii was great and I'm glad the move is over.

We've been organizing some light work on the house.  We painted the living room (medium grey) and master bedroom (blue).  We had the wobbly, totally unsafe stair railing ripped out and replaced with a waist high bookcase and stained wood pony wall.  The new curtains will be installed next week and then we are just waiting on 2 new chairs before the living room is done.  I thought about making my own curtains, for a milisecond, but common sense prevailed.  The living room window is 11 feet tall and 13 feet wide.  Can you imagine trying to muscle that much fabric through a little home sewing machine?  HAHAHAHAHA!!

I'm getting to know the quilt shops in the area and signed up for a long arm quilting class.  Our new house is in a suburb of Des Moines, so now I don't have to miss a meeting of the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild.  We couldn't be happier!

I've missed my little blog, so I'm promising to start updating it more often.  I have been working on a few projects in my new, dedicated, sewing room, but I need to get pictures.  Can I brag for a second? I only moved one WIP.  I finished everything but that king sized bed spread I've been working on for 2 years.  It is getting done before summer, I swear!

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