Sunday, February 7, 2016
We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies yesterday, pulling a trailer to the lake with two recliners and an oversized ottoman. Behind us were two guys with truck and a similar trailer loaded with a washer and dryer.
All was unloaded! I put my Celtic Solstice quilt over the sofa to bring in some color. I also brought some colorful throw pillows. Ahhh...yes, it feels homey now! This will be our digs for several months.
While we were there, I put together my Sewezi table - this little spot will be my sewing studio, with fabric stored under the beds.
Last night I worked on the 2016 Hexie BOM. Do you notice something interesting? I'm working with Kaffe Fassett fabric. And under my feet? A Kaffe Fassett rug!! Gotta love it!
Today's schedule will involve less heavy lifting (for me, anyway)! I'm going to focus on sewing! Hubby will be packing boxes of his stuff in the Man Cave. Progress is being made!
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Art quilts came off the walls yesterday - packed up!
And there went the piano out the door.
My studio cutting table left, also. Along with two recliners and the BIG ottoman that hubby and I loaded on a trailer to take to the lake today (along with a washer and dryer that two men will pick up this morning).
We arranged for storage of all our belongings during our new home build. I packed my china and cookbooks. And I loaded my car with more charitable donations.
Moving is tiring. We ended the day at Country's Barbecue - and came home and crashed.
My hope is that we'll be back from the lake by lunchtime - and I can devote the rest of the day to HEXIES!!!
Friday, February 5, 2016
I played with my Curved Hexagon Ruler yesterday - if you're new here, the ruler is used to cut your hexie papers into curved sections. I love this one! The ruler is ON SALE for a bit - until Feb 15 - get 20% off with the coupon code MOVING - get it here
Look how beautiful it turned out!!!!
I never got around to packing boxes yesterday. I spent most of the day working on hexies. But today lots on moving activities will be happening. Our piano will be moved out of here and stored by a professional piano moving company - it will be safe and sound and we won't have to worry about it.
Hubby was able to take the day off from work - we'll be taking down some drapes and packing them. And we'll be doing anything else that requires a ladder.
Tomorrow we'll be moving a washer and dryer to the lake to replace the 26 year old ones there now.
And today I hope LOTS of boxes will be packed. I'm going to put hubby to work in his "man cave," packing up his stuff. And I'll work on packing my stuff.
AND...if I'm lucky...I'll stitch some hexies...
Trying to remember to just breathe...
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Here's the fabric that will be making it's way into curved hexagons today! I'm really under the gun, with a magazine to put out AND a major move, all needing to be done by the end of the month. I'm trying hard to focus on the goals and plug away without becoming frazzled. Though every once in while, I do get frazzled. Will everything get done??? I certainly hope so!
I need to buy more boxes today to get ready for a massive packing weekend. And I hope to pack more boxes in our upstairs. I'm making good headway there.
I hope to finish the next section of BLISS over the weekend, too, so I can write the pattern instructions.
And so, while I drink my coffee this morning I'll be basting hexies. And then I'll cut fabric for others. And then pack a few boxes. And then I'll repeat! Haha! Baste, cut, pack, repeat! My life these days...
Make it a great day!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Today I'm making curved hexies from this Kaffe Fassett design roll - got it for Christmas from Daughter 2. We are in the midst of heavy rain today, so this happy fabric will brighten my day!
Two different movers are coming this morning to give us estimates - an necessary interruption in my already packed schedule. I hope to pack a few more boxes and make progress on all the irons in the fire!
I had a nice trip to Birmingham yesterday. I lived there for 30 years, and it was all so familiar, but it just doesn't feel like home any longer. So strange. Auburn is definitely HOME! I was lucky to run into a B'ham quilty friend - so good to see you Penny R!!!! I had a couple of hours to kill and ended up running some errands. These were little shopping errands that I could have done here in Auburn, but I got them done and out of the way while there. Yay!!!
Have a happy hexie day!!!
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
You don't always have to piece a hexie to get a big impact - I love the way the swirl falls in this one - such a happy little fellow!
Here's a small peak at what I've been working on - a bit dark because it's still dark outside this morning.
Look what appeared yesterday - the official SOLD sign! Still pinching myself. We are feeling so blessed that our home sold in only one month. The housing market in Auburn is crazy good. There are always new people moving to town - new professors, new coaches, or just people like us, setting themselves up for retirement in this lovely place. Have I mentioned lately how much I love living here?
The lake view is a bit dreary this morning. It's going to be a drizzly day. But that's okay! I'm off for a quick road trip to Birmingham this morning and I'll be back before the bad storms hit our state this evening.
I packed several boxes yesterday and got a lot of sewing done. Last night we took 2 televisions off their wall brackets - ready to pack them. We're making progress. Tomorrow I have two different moving/storage companies coming over to give estimates. Plus a meeting with our builder in the evening. Busy times!
Monday, February 1, 2016
This will be our life for a couple of weeks...packing! We kicked it into high gear yesterday. We totally emptied our attic and sorted through the stuff - lots went into the garbage - YAY! I love throwing away and donating! We also took a load to Daughter 1's home - anything related to the wedding will stay there.
My goal this week is to pack up the two spare bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs. Totally doable!
I also plan to sew hexies together (my favorite thing!) today and continue getting my business books ready to meet with my accountant. Should be a busy day!
Don't forget the sale going on for my Curved Hexie Ruler! Get 20% with the coupon code MOVING!