Sunday, June 23, 2013

Absent

I'm sorry it's been so quiet over here the last couple of weeks!  Just after my last post we got an offer on our house (after 11 months on the market)!  Once we were under contract we spent about a week looking at houses (getting our internet list of 50 down to 30 that we went and looked at during the week around babysitters and work, and then saw 5 together on Saturday, put in an offer on Sunday).  This past week has been getting ready for inspections, finding a good mortgage and packing.  I'm nearly done with two rooms!  Next is my sewing area and the attic.

We are down sizing from 3100 square feet, two story house on 3.8 acres in the mountains:



To a 2100 square foot (including the sunroom), one level ranch, on a 10,000 square foot lot in the city.



And luckily it has a den, which should be perfect for sewing (once we brighten it up a bit lot).  Plus it's right next to the back door and the kitchen!  My current sewing space is upstairs, and I have to walk through EVERY damn hallway in the house to get to the kitchen downstairs (which are the two most used rooms in the house, naturally).  What a waste of time and space.

In addition to all of that, we've been having a particularly hot and dry June, so motivating myself to do any sewing has been difficult.  I did get to spend one nap time working on the TARDIS quilt, but only made one block.  I'll try to write up a post about it soon though, it is going to be a fun quilt!

Now that moving is a reality (finally!), I have been thinking about blog changes.  We will no longer be living on Sparrow Lane, so I feel that a new blog name is in order!  Not sure how to make the changes yet...or what the new name will be.  But I'll be sure to keep you all posted!

9 comments:

  1. Aw, that's kind of sad about a changing blog name! But change is good, too :) Congrats on the selling of your old house and buying of the new one - so exciting :)!

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  2. Congratulations on selling the old house - it will feel great to downsize! Enjoy your new home!
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  3. congrats on all of this. i'm excited to see if you do change the blog name. how about "bad ass free-motion quilter" no? ok, just a thought! hahahaah. i am so happy for y'all, and i can't wait to see your new sewing space. if i had to walk through that much space to get to my sewing room NOTHING would get done in the house. the hubs would never eat. hahahaha. oh, wait. nothing gets done anyway! hope you have a great week, renee!

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  4. 1000 square feet less to clean! All good.

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  5. Congrats on the move! I hope all goes smoothly and you get settled in. I'm excited to see what changes you'll make and your new sewing room of course.

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  6. Congratulations on the selling and buying! Hope the transition is an easy one!

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  7. Glad your back, and congrats on selling and buying! Your new house looks great, and with a perfect sewing location as well! I just gave up with sewing in my studio and moved my machine into the kitchen!

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  8. It all sounds wonderful! We will very soon be empty nesters, and went ahead and down-sized also. Oddly enough, our new, very much small home, has a wonderful SEWING loft. Now if I could only machine quilt as beautifully as you!!!!

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  9. We just moved in February from an 1800 SF home (included basement where my sewing room was) in the city to an 1800 SF home on an acre in the country with no basement. Right now I am set up in the living room for sewing and master bedroom for cutting and piecing. Some time in the future hubby said he may build me a room outside! My personal blog is Purple House Quilts...I no longer live in a purple house but I like the name! Layers of Hope Quilting 911 is for the needs of others!

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