Friday, 7 July 2017

Are We There Yet?

About the Move

We borrowed a trailer (Thank you, Dayna!!!) and moved our furniture in a day (Thank you Brandt and Chad!!!), but we're still working on moving everything else.

My days go something like this:
*sort - pack - load stuff - transport stuff - unload stuff - make/eat supper - unpack stuff - repeat*

This is the worst possible way to move. I'd rather sort and pack in advance, and move everything in one fell swoop - preferably with someone else doing the heavy lifting. However, our experience with moving companies last summer (when we helped our son move, twice) was not good, so here we are.

Guess what we moved first??? (was there any doubt? ha!)

FreshofftheFrame.com

Even though it sat idle for a month, it pleased me to have it set up and ready to go.

Fresh off the Frame

As anticipated, I DO love having the studio directly connected to the house! Even in the midst of our (never-ending) move, I'm able to step into the studio and quilt whenever I have a few spare minutes - oh, ya!!!

Client quilt
FreshofftheFrame.com

My client made this for her (soon-to-be-born) grandbaby, which prompted me to add heart details in the quilting.

Bubbles!
FreshofftheFrame.com

Pink thread on the white fabric (and vice versa) helped them be more visible.

FreshofftheFrame.com

Super cute!

Are We There Yet?

I'd say we are about 65% moved. Still a few basement rooms to cull, and gardening supplies/outdoor furniture to round up. And a shed to clear. (We have a dumpster in the driveway for a reason. Ha!)

Our new place is about 95% completed. Our closet organizers are not in place yet, so we are temporarily living out of suitcases and boxes. There's a tiny bit of work to finish in the basement and on the exterior of the house, but things move forward every day.

So, we aren't "there" yet, but it won't be much longer until we are completely settled!

In the meantime, I think I'll load another quilt. :)

Try, Learn, & Grow!
Carole

11 comments:

  1. I can't believe you are quilting in the mist of moving! GOOD FOR YOU!!! This finishes is just wonderful!!! Your quilting inspiring!! LOVE IT!!!

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  2. What a fun quilt. And Huzzah! for moving! Hope the rest of it goes smoothly.

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  3. That's exactly the first thing we brought into our new house, too! Even had to remove the windows of the spare bedroom where my studio is in order to get the long arm frame rails in the room, lol! And we moved across the valley, so it was one carload at a time, too. Tests your mettle and challenges your age, but the move will be well worth it! Congrats!

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  4. Nice to see the important things got moved first . The baby quilt is stunning, your quilting amazes me!

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  5. What a wonderful job on the baby quilt! I love the embedded hearts so much. Your client did a super cute job with the elephants and prairie points, too!

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  6. I wish you the best with finishing your moving. We've been here for little over a year and finally found our flags we didn't know were missing. (Still in the family shed we stored stuff in.) The elephant quilt is super cute. I love all the quilty texture.

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  7. It makes me happy that you are over half way there!! I wish I could come help you with (some of) the remaining 35% for a few days... LOVE the quilting on this one - it's absolutely perfect!!!

    When we moved to this house, we'd planned on moving a car load at a time, and had friends lined up to help with the big stuff. Instead, a couple that we didn't even know very well showed up bright and early (along with our other friends) with a huge trailer. The gal packed my kitchen (which I hadn't even started on) while I sat nursing Josiah, and her hubby just sort of took over the rest. We moved the day after Thanksgiving, and they normally spent that day shopping, but gave up Black Friday sales to help us. I feel so grateful every year when I think about their loving generosity to us!!

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  8. Sounds like you are coming along, and maybe can the end is in sight. It is much harder to move in small loads, I feel for you!! Great that you have your longarm set up, quilting is good therapy!

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  9. Your longarm looks perfectly at ease in its new home. I hope you find that suddenly you are as well.

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  10. It's great to see your longarm set up in your studio. Love the baby quilt.

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  11. It is great you can still quilt while moving stuff around. We are only switching 2 rooms and our place is a mess :)

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