This is a real short post, but just wanted to ask a question....... What do a center chimney, a cute playhouse, a white vinyl picket fenced garden area, a new refrigerator, fresh historical paint colors, new shutters, and a newly painted red door all have in common?
A NEW HOUSE FOR ME!
We are moving in this weekend. It has been a very chaotic three months, but after perseverance, signing papers on a house in a library 2,000 miles from here, and closing almost a month ago with painting, a few new interior doors, and lots of other hurdles, we are moving in Saturday. WHAHOO!
Whew! Sorry it took me a bit to post this photo.....I thought I could pull this one out of my hat and it took me a wee bit longer than I thought to finish this quilt top - those trees in the middle were a bear! But it is done! My mother left a sticky note in my 2003 December issue of Fons and Porter 'Love of Quilting' magazine saying she would really like this quilt. I don't know when she left the sticky there, but I only found it when we were moving from our home in August 2012. I decided it was time to make it for her! I think she will be surprised. I am going for a visit this week to Illinois - fun with family!
And yes - it is snowing and very cold there, but I am up for the challenge!
I started this quilt January 11, 2009......... and finished it today, January 11, 2014. I don't think five years is too bad, do you?
Now, how long do think it will take me to machine quilt it? And do you think Feathers are in order? Crosshatching? I can't decide - it might take another year or two to make up my mind! Oh, good grief!
I am a displaced early American born about 200 years too late! Actually, I do like my indoor bathroom facilities, but envy the simplicity and commonness that filled the days of the colonial women. Hard work, but they would and did find joy in their day!