. . . It's officially Time to Freak Out! (So much for being Zen! ha!)
|The push is on to complete the exterior - we are still waiting for our stone to arrive, but there are other things to do.|
My list for this week includes finding bathroom mirrors and hardware (like TP holders and towel rods), configuring storage in the closets, planning window coverings, and cleaning the dirt, dust and fingerprints from every surface in the new place.
|Just need heat registers and some (blinds? drapes?)|
OH, and gardening. There is a pressing need to tidy our current garden - the darn weeds wait for no one.
Add in a trip to Edmonton to help judge the Festival of Quilts and you can see I've jumped in the deep end again. (Glub, glub! Why must everything happen at once?)
|Bonus room over the garage = future bunk room for visiting grandkids!|
For my own sanity, I've decided there will be No Packing until after my Edmonton trip.
(Unless I pack my studio? Surely I could sneak that in! Ha!)
Fresh off the Frame
It's rather happy/sad that these are the last quilts I'll ever do in my current studio.
|Modern Twist panto on a "jelly roll race"|
(Here is a 2014 post introducing my space - it has remained much the same, except that my missing Gnome reappeared about a year ago! A happy ending to the mystery of his disappearance!)
|Tweet Tweet panto|
|Birds repeat up and down the border - a pretty view!|
That will be handy, too!
|Kandinsky panto on a baby quilt that looks like modern art!|
|A Little Bit This panto|
And this is it. The last quilt from the Gnome House.
It will be an emotional goodbye when we lock up for the last time. Not only are we leaving the home in which we raised our children, we are leaving the trees we planted over the years.
Maybe it's crazy to miss trees, but they illustrate the story of our lives. Old friends planted at key times - like the blue spruce that is the same age as our granddaughter, and the crabapple that was the first living thing on a bare plot of land. I will miss our beautiful trees.
|Our 20 year old crabapple tree bloomed like crazy this year! It was the first thing we planted on this property.|
|Exciting and new!|
And, there will be plenty of love (and sweat equity!) in the new place, too.
And, eventually, plenty of trees.
Try, Learn, & Grow!