Sew, we’re in our new home ~ praise the Lord! We’re exhausted, sore, and a bit overwhelmed. Moving is a lot of work ~ especially if you haven’t done it for 18 years and you have TOO much stuff! But we’re here and we have the rest of our lives to make everything “perfect” (because I’m never moving again 😁!)
Our last move was in 2004 and a quilting friend gave me some advice then that was a huge blessing: “wrap the breakables with fabric instead of newspaper or bubble wrap”. It’s an easier way to move your stash, doesn’t waste packing material, and it’s so pretty each time I open another box and look inside.
Then I fold the fabric and stack it while putting the dishes away. We have boxes and stuff everywhere, with little open space at this time, so the fireplace mantel looked like a good spot to put the stacks until I was ready to move them down to the studio.
And speaking of my studio ~ the old one looks so empty and lonely (after a lot of packing):
I spent so many wonderful hours here, and was very blessed to have such a great space. I have a lovey new space in a walk-out room on the basement level of our new home, but it’s just a big room that the previous owners used as a family room.
It looks a bit different now with all my stuff!!! Note my “magic box”, ready to be mounted to the wall on the left. To read about it in a previous post click here.
I’m very excited ~ a dear man (and talented carpenter) from our church has agreed to make it the studio of my dreams! It may take a while, but as long as I can have my machine up and running during the process, I can be patient. I’m very spoiled and very blessed indeed.
Why, you may ask, did we put ourselves through this? Well, we’re not getting any younger, and the old house had 3 levels with the master bedroom on the top, the living room/kitchen in the middle, and the garage/laundry on the lower level. Mike and I are still fine with stairs, but we decided it would be wise to have a home where all the essentials are on one level. This home fits our needs ~ and it’s closer to town!
My studio will be the exception to the “everything on the main level” rule, and hopefully I’ll be ok with stairs for a long time (some things are worth the effort).
It’s a pretty house and flowers grow beautifully on the east facing front porch (which you can see if you look past the ladders ~ we’re still in the process of moving after all).
I know it will all come together with time, but right now I feel like I need a nap 🤣. Actually there’s no time for that. There are more dishes to unwrap and fabric to fold!
I just received some exciting news. When I attended the Ken Burn’s quilt exhibit in Peoria we were told it was the final stop for his quilts and then they were going home. But it was just announced…
His exhibit will be at the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show in Madison in September!
To read an interview about the exhibit click here! I’m looking forward to seeing them again 😊.