Sunday, February 11, 2018

February is speeding by here!!!

Happy mid February Y'all!  I can't believe it is the 11th already !!!

After my last post we had a frenzy of showings on our home... then after a showing on February 1... we got a cash offer for our home and we accepted!!! 

The NEXT DAY they had us leave again for an inspection!!!  So to the beach we went :D
It was windy but warm for the beginning of February... and the tide was out so it was good!  Negotiations after the inspection continued until we settled on the original agreement on February 6 with all things signed... now to find a new home for us to move to!

We had been looking north to get back to seasons and decided Appalachian foothills country would be closer to family in Tennessee and seasonal but closer for beach visits and more moderate climate WITH seasons ... with trees and mountains... all the things we miss in flat Florida ! lol

Here is a view from an overlook near the part of the Appalachian foothills we will be calling home...
Click on the pic to make it larger if you like... it is near the clouds though!!!  Lots of ear popping happened on this trip!!!!

Soon we settled on a house but we are waiting on all to be final... so just a few shots of the house to show you what we have in mind as awesome..




 Soon it was the last time we would be entering Florida as actual residents ... our trip up north only lasted 2 nights and 3 days but thanks to my honey's prowess on finding properties online... we found a house we want to fix up to call home!!!

We looked at several houses and went back to this one a total of 3 times before making our decision final... but it has privacy, is newer all around that our current home, it is better sized for the 2 of us and an occasional visitor, plus it has TONS of potential and good bones about it as well!  And we got it for what we could afford to pay from the sale of the house we are selling so it a GREAT :D





Meanwhile, I have been hand quilting mainly.. I did make up a few Kaleidoscope blocks ... but my focus has been packing, washing, moving, and finding our forever home as well... as it should be!

Here is the section of quilting I was working on last post on my Colorful Whole Cloth quilt...

 And here it is laid out on the floor when I turned it to get to the opposite side...
 I am working from the center out... so once I had reached one side completely... I felt I needed to turn the quilt and work from the center that was done... to the outer opposite edge... so here it is back in my PVC frame ready for me to quilt...

 Here I am rotated and making quilty progress...
 And here is where I am working this morning ....
 Here is an overview of all I have done on THIS side :D
I am enjoying the variety of colors and stitching this quilt involves... esp with so much going on in our lives presently... and this PVC frame hand quilting project will work nicely until my wood frame gets set up in our new home if all goes according to plan on that.  Linking this hand quilting progress and where you will find me on and off today with Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday link... come see what other hand stitchers are doing at her Olympic focused Linky Party HERE!

Here are some Kaleidoscope Krazy blocks I have been stitching a bit on...
 Here they are as I had cut and paired them up into sets and pinned them... these piles when sewn will bring me to halfway on block construction for this big quilt...
 While sewing these I am trying out leaders and enders Bonnie Hunter style...  making hour glass blocks!!!
 Above are the ones that I trimmed up :D

And this quote sums up my life right now...
 A Wild Wild ride!!!!

Here is a cool barn quilt block I saw on saved on my computer... while up in the Appalachian foothills we saw lots of varieties of barn quilts... so if we are blessed enough to move there I will be looking for pointers on painting my own to show off on our home!!! Always wanted to do this too soooo awesome to get the house and the chance is all works out :D
 And who doesn't love doxie quilts for doxie owners... doxies in sweaters... love this layout and inner border of winding ribbon!!!
 So until my next post....








We are DEFINITELY doing this NOW!!!!

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on the sale of your home. Once that happens, time flies. Appalachian foothills, mtns, anything is pretty. Hope you find time for hand stitching during this busy and exciting season of your life. Maybe you have a small portable project in your stash for when the big move happens. Love the bow on your whole quilt. Best wishes the next few weeks!

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  2. the area you are moving to looks so very pretty - you will be busy and settling in for awhile but I know you will always take time to quilt. I'm so glad that the two of you found something that suits you and is the right size for two people and nice to see that ramp with your knees so bad!

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  3. Love the progress you are making on the whole cloth quilt, So good to hear your house sold and you found a new home in such a beautiful location and to have 4 seasons again how wonderful is that.

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  4. What a gorgeous whole cloth quilt.

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  5. Congrats! on selling your home. I hope you will love it in Western NC. How exciting for you guys. I've made several barn quilts... not hard at all. Lowe's sells precut plywood boards in different square sizes. Lots of painters tape, a pencil and a ruler, and some paint... you can knock one in out in no time. Even with everything going on, you have made a lot of progress on the wholecloth.... Maybe you can use it on your bed when you move. I've never really understood the whole leaders and enders thing, even though it's been explained to me numerous times. lol Keep us posted on your new adventures!

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  6. Congrats on the new home. I hope everything goes well with the sale. I love that whole clothe quilt. I am thinking I might make one of these for my daughter as she is indecisive about quilt colors. Your quilting is beautiful.

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  7. So exciting to hear about your move and new adventures in the mountains!
    Looks like the perfect spot for hand quilting!

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