Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Studio

The rest of the house is unpacked.

I vacuumed and dusted it all this morning.

Supper is partially cooked and will be quick to finish...........

Now to tackle the Studio.

This is what it looks like now........................

Let's see what I can do to make it a space I can enjoy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,






Tuesday, April 26, 2011

From One House to Another

On April 7th the truck showed up to take our belongings to NC.....

The house was looking rather empty except for all the boxes..................






They opened all the doors to take things out and it was rather cold that day. Rebekah found a place on the sofa and wrapped up in a quilt.


Little by little it was all put on the truck.


On April 11th the truck arrived in NC.............. And the process began of unloading everything.


Little by little things came into the house. Most of it went into the garage. That is where we are storing all of the things we can do without for the next six months.





The Studio got full first of course. I am still trying to get it arranged.


Lem's office already had a desk in it so we stored his in the garage. That was much easier than trying to move them.





The house was built in 1952 and has lots of lovely touches. Like the shelves over the stove. They are so much fun that I plan to have them put in the new house.


Here it is.................. on Meriwether Lane...........


A lovely street and a pleasant neighborhood.


This is the view from the kitchen window.


And on down the block...............

Now to get the necessary unpacking done..............



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Beginning To Catch Up

So much has happened in the last two weeks. I have lots of memories to make note of. Lem finally got his new computer on Wednesday.......... Oh Happy Day........... I got my computer back again. Now to find the time to post now and then. I am still unpacking but more on that later.

Before I left Orleans I got a few gifts from friends.............. This is a charm for my Pandora. It is made by a designer on Cape Cod. This was from Jean Mello (Quilting in Mequon). We always teased her when she lived on the Cape because she always wore flip flops.........Summer and winter............. She has stopped wearing them so much since she moved to Wisconson. This charm is Flip Flops all the way around.............

What a lovely memory..............


Adele is a friend that is my opposite. She does most things with a machine. And she is really good at it. Perhaps that is why I stay with hand work... I seem to have greater success.

What could be nicer than a Scissors Fob with a sewing machine on the end. A constant reminder of a dear friend.



There are more to report on but right now I need to continue to unpack so that I can start sewing again.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quick Update

Many things have happened since my last post.

We finished packing, the truck was loaded and all our belongings will be delivered today. I have been taking pictures but so far there has not been time to download them. Lem and I are still sharing my computer and it is not always possible to get a chance to write anything.

This is the center panel from the quilt my dear friends made for me........... Peg did the embroidery and Nancy did the quilting. How lovely to have such talented friends.


This is the label they made for the quilt.



As you can see the border and backing is just the perfect choice for this quilt.





And this is the choice for the inside border......... A constant reminder of the glorious days of living on Cape Cod.



Well, I must be off now to accept delivery and begin finding my way around a new abode.

The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10