Sunday, June 30, 2019

Last Sunday in June and I mean to Stitch!

It is the last Sunday in June, all my belongings are now moved from the old house and unpacking has been a near daily task. I am stiff, sore and bruised in places I didn't know could ache but today I am determined to pull out the Celtic Cross project and put in some slow stitching I NEED it!
This is a free coloring book page from Dover publications I thought would be lovely embroidered I have been itching to get back to it, this is where I left off.  I know exactly where my project box is so I don't even have to hunt for it.

I am going to link to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching

and also here is a link for a summer give away by Red Thread Studio for a complete set of Sue Spargo Elaganza thread

 I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Red Thread Studio Give Away

A lovely summer's day and I came across this summer thread give away so I thought I would share the link.

I am Moved out of the old house and now slowly settling in the new one, things are still chaotic but I am going to attempt to get some stitching time this weekend.

Good luck with the give away.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Still Up to my Knees in Boxes

Still in the process of moving,  mostly unpacking boxes which seem endless, this week we will be moving the contents of the garage and a few things in the house that didn't make it on the last truck load which translates to stuff I am most likely donating but have to be sure I don't want it. 

Luckily there are several spaces in the house to use for drop spots which makes a mess but allows for all the stuff to be sorted and moved to designated rooms, closets etc.  I'm happy to say that just about every box I open more items are removed to the donate boxes, which is great since many things were designated to donation boxes while I was packing. 

I haven't had a moment to stitch, read or any other activity, after moving stuff during the day my body is so tired I barely have the energy to eat before I fall to sleep.  Once all the stuff is moved from the old place I will carve out some time for myself and unpack and a less hectic pace. 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

A little garden tour

This is the pond that almost was and part of a slate stone patio, when we first looked at the house I
was certain there was a plastic pond liner basin resting upon the two branches waiting to be installed
and it was there another time when we went back to take a closer look when it was raining, it was still there, I didn't think to snap a photo.
however the day of the closing when we did the walk through it was gone, my son doesn't recall seeing there but I was certain it was sort of kidney shaped.
So for now I am considering finishing the pond of filling it in, for now though it will have to wait till after I'm moved in, I do know I want to paint that big round rock perhaps with a big sun face.
The area where the pond is located is very shady spot with dappled sunlight, the beginnings of a serene garden area was in the making, this area below is to the back corner of the garden and has been cleared.
There is I think a pear tree in yard though I don't know how well it will do considering all the shade.
And either lime trees or very neglected grapefruit trees or both which should be an easy fix with proper fertilizer
Well those are a few photos of the garden on one side of the house, this week the real moving in begins when the furniture starts getting loaded onto the truck.  Today though I have a few little projects to do with the assist of my brother in law and then hope time to stitch.

Adventures in Moving

Yesterday the appliance were delivered after a 30 minute delay and just in time for the afternoon rain, silly me remember to measure all the spaces where the appliances were to be placed but I forgot to measure the opening to the front door, so the refrigerator doors had to be removed before bringing it in. 
The stove followed after and was easy move as were the dryer and the freezer, my current dryer is a gas dryer an old Kenmore possible original to the house so replacing it was necessary.  I went with a smooth top stove for one main reason the coil  get so warped and wobbly after a time which drives me crazy.
I spent most of the day Saturday at the new house cleaning even though the house was quite clean I always have to put my own cleaning touches in each room, whether is was wiping counter tops, and dusting out the cabinets, sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor or scouring the tub and toilets, I just feel they are cleaned to my standards. 
The first thing I did though was hang a clock and calendar, yes the calendar is crooked which is a strange quirk I have had since hanging my first calendar when I set up my first home straight out of high school.

Early evening had me picking up a few things at the store, outside trashcan, curtain rods, some bottled water, hurricane season began yesterday, I dropped then off at the house.

So funny story, I was back at the house checking to be sure the new fridge was getting cold (it is) and decided to take a real look at the back yard so I'm looking and I see a body of a cat or a dog and all I can think is oh gosh I got to call animal control to remove a dead animal and I haven't even moved in yet then I started walking on the other side of the pond that was area and tried to see if it was dog or cat and its a cat alive and well and looking quite indignant because I disturbed her sleep. Oh the adventures in moving!