Sunday, August 7, 2011

Getting settled

The deck is completed, the storage shed is finished--all but painting the door. All that is left outside is a bit of landscaping. The flower beds will have to wait until next spring.

The new deck...

My nephew has completed building my deck!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


I chose to go with ascots in the bathroom and matched the "lively" green in the shower curtains with my window fabric. Mini homes are all painted with the contractors primer paint, in a year the company comes back to crack-fill any possible cracks that occur the first year as the house is settling. I plan to paint this room an "Oatmeal" color once the year is up.

I'm getting there...

When I was ordering my mini home, I asked for this closet in my sewing room. I love all the shelves and as you can see, they are all in use. I also scrapbook, crochet and knit, so along with my quilting things it didn't take long to fill the closet. Thankfully for the Dollar Store, I bought many small totes to store things in.
I'm still unpacking and the only sewing I've done is toppers and I altered several draperies for the windows. I've got a large circle of lady friends, so when the weather is beautiful and when they call...I'm on the road, out to coffee or a long walk! I can unpack when the snow is a foot deep!
Some of my lady friends and myself have started the "17 Day Diet." Last week we were on the "Cabbage Soup Diet" to kick start out metabolism. It's great having support! I put on weight when I was on the steroids, now it's time to address the results of that!
I trust all my blog friends are having a wonderful summer...keep in touch. I will be back soon...after the unpacking!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hello Blogging friends!

I’m still not quilting!

Packing and unpacking is a tedious job. I’m finding things I forgot I owned! Downsizing from a house to a mini home isn’t easy…a yard sale will be scheduled at a later date.

I miss quilting. The past few times that I took time to sit at my computer, I visited bogs to see what every one is up to—the result of this is I WANT TO QUILT! I’m thinking it will be awhile though; I still have so much to do.

 By the way, I actually am getting a social life! Six of us ladies met last evening for coffee—I haven’t laughed that hard in a very long time!! My laughter is good for the heart and soul, I feel rejuvenated this morning!  

Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm moved

I love my new home, it's so cute! I'm busy unpacking, I sure miss working on a quilt, but first things first...I've got to find my sewing machine!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter!

Another busy weekend! I'm invited to my sister-in-laws for supper on Saturday. I'm taking cranberry pies and rolls. I will be happy to see all of her family and my niece and nephew and their families. There should be about 25 of us, a great way to spend the holiday meal together.
Sunday, my daughter and her family are coming! The house is in total chaos, but who cares, it's just family! I wanted to have one more meal together before I move. I can't believe I'm moving, I've spent most of my life here. I'm a bit sad but I'm also overjoyed to be moving to a new home and being debt free will be wonderful!! I will be able to join the town quilt guild and the rug hooking group too!
Blessing to all and have a fantastic Easter!