I can’t believe this paradise of a home is ours forever !!! It is just so exciting 😀
I have NEVER felt as I do about a place as I do about this place… in the valley of the mountains in rural North Carolina is the place for me! Now I am soo happy I left my retreat in Fla for THIS!!!
Rick got a RC boat that I snuck and ordered for him… watch the video here if you are interested…
It zooms around our pond for sure and was a fun kind of thing to get amidst all the work we have to do still! lol
Meanwhile I have been unloading boxes and enjoying the view from here as well…
I never tire of the grist mill running… we do have to divert the water to it when it gets below freezing outside but hopefully those nights are now behind us for the year!
I shared last week how Rick got my shelves in the closet for my fabrics… and how I filled them UP!!!
Well this week I have focused a lot on those Kaleidoscope Krazy blocks I have worked on for a while now!
Above you can see me working on them… and below you can see me counting my progress…
Those little purple circular things are Dove eggs… dark chocolate… yummm!
Organized my 60 finished blocks above
And further organized the 72 blocks to go on top of those in a styrofoam tray I harvested for this project… works great 😀
Then I focused on my leaders and enders I had been building …
they look like they need a border and binding to be a baby quilt! lol We will see if I make it bigger or finish it and call it done! This was my 1st time to stick with a leader/ender project long enough to do anything with it!
I also put up some memorabilia decor in the sewing room…
And decided instead of buying valances for the sewing room I would somehow rework a vintage improved 9 patch I have been hoarding for A WHILE… to make a set of 2 valances 😀 So stay tuned for that feat! I do appreciate having my ruler holder back up though!
In the living room area I have been working slowly on slow stitching on the wholecloth with no pic to share as it is BORING yawn… I need to focus and get something worth sharing ready for next week… and on the other side of the living room….
I have the relaxing rocker and the big frame ready for new leaders to be put on… meanwhile a flimsy I finished a couple years ago is waiting for borders to be reworked… then it will be ready for hand quilting… I already have the binding cut for this one but the outer border turned out ruffley for some reason so after examining it again I realized letting it vegetate for a while did NOT change it’s situation… so hopefully this week it will get a seam ripper to it. and get ready for the new leaders to be attached 😀
My honey … is a veteran… and we are both quite patriotic as well… so a flag was a must for our new home….
He got it flying high… 20 feet high to be exact…
You can see it from the post office and road above… very cool!
He also got the lawn mower back in working order and the deck painted… it was very chipped up! It looks sooo nice now 😀
Also I was able to snag a full shot of our golf cart… the rear of it makes a seat for 2 passengers or as it is a flat area to carry stuff… that is our primary way to transport heavy things from the house/garage to the out building.
Do any of you have these little but heavy pattern weights? They have felt on the bottom but are plastic on the top and go inside a rectangle shaped box when stored… I saw these on a friends blog and she shared this pic with me… I want some!!! lol
Here is a little wall hanging I fell in love with… hoping to use my applique skills soon to make something like this for our home 😀
Here is a fun photo I choreographed for my latest guilty pleasure too! lol
Pretty fun that April 1… aka April Fool’s day is also Easter… so hope you are having a blessed Easter!
Thanks for stopping in … hope you enjoyed your visit… please share what makes you happy as this wonderful month of April begins !!!
so nice seeing you getting settled into your new place, and can see why you love it so much. I am so glad the first place fell through and you got this one instead – I think this place was right for you. It takes time to settle in but I think you are like me in that you want to get everything unpacked and have your new home have a finished look to it. Have fun continuing to make it home
Everything is so pretty! I can see why you love it!! Your whole cloth is anything but boring!! I can't wait to see your valances for the sewing room.
Your new home looks so lovely, nice green grass. We are still stuck in end of winter mode, I'm so ready for spring.
Bit by bit and each week you are settling in nicely at your new-to-you NC shangri li. A bit of hand quilting and machine stitching are a nice balance and a good break from unpacking boxes. Total agreement with Gretchen, 'nice green grass.' Brown grass still in Michigan.