Monday, May 20, 2013


   If you thought I've taken a long leave of absence from blogging, you're right. We listed our house the day after Easter and we received a full-price offer on it the 1st of May, with one stipulation. We had 30 days to be out. OMG!!! It was wonderful and terrible at the same time. I was thrilled that our house sold so fast, BUT, 30 days! I have been spending every waking minute sorting and packing when I'm not at work that is. I'm averaging only 5 hours of sleep a night and I'm an 8 hour per night kind of gal. I am beyond tired.

  I have consigned  antiques, collectables, quilts, quilt tops, blocks, and fabrics to an antique auction on June 19th. So far, I've filled 2 hayracks, besides furniture pieces. It's time to slim down some of my collections and moving into a new house is a good excuse.

  Our house won't be ready for 2-3 months so we're moving into my Mom's house when school is out and all our stuff is going into a 30' by 30' storage unit. It will be awhile longer after we move in before we start on my quilt studio. I absolutely can't wait for that! I'll keep you informed when work begins.

  It may be awhile before I post again. Mom doesn't have internet, but when I'm here on "house" business, I'll bring my laptop and catch wifi somewhere. I'm sadly not getting to quilt during all this, but hope to resume by September. In the meantime, I have a busy speaking/teaching schedule for the summer months. It won't be a relaxing summer vacation for me this year for sure. I'm not complaining though. I feel very blessed at the opportunity to design, build, and move into a new home and after 40 years of dreaming, to finally have a quilt studio too.

  I hated to post without a picture so I've scanned the realtor's flyer. Until next time, keep stitching!