Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Binding, Binding, Binding!

Binding is the name of the game today! I know some people don't enjoy binding a quilt, but I love it. It's relaxing and repetitive. No thinking involved!

So here's the cake I made hubby yesterday. It's not the prettiest thing ever, but it sure is delicious! It's a Pina Colada Cake and is SO EASY! No mixing bowl, no mixer, not even a spoon needed! Just dump and bake! I got the recipe HERE.

One of my readers asked for a house update. As you remember, we sold our 4000 square foot home in Auburn and planned to build a new big home in that same neighborhood. We moved to the lake in the meantime. Then we did a BIG switcheroo and decided not to build. We put a contract on a tiny (1600 square foot) cottage instead. The cottage is just outside Auburn in the town of Opelika. It's in a fabulous golf community that has lots of amenities we plan to use. I love that the cottage is Craftsman in style - my favorite!

The builder is busy adding in a few things we requested: screening the back porch, adding a few additional electrical outlets, and planting some new bushes in the back yard. We close on the home exactly one month from today! But we won't move in until a couple of weeks later, after Daughter 2's wedding.

We have THREE storage units full of all our belongings and of course, it won't all fit! So we'll be picking and choosing. The rest of the stuff? Our daughters will get to pick what they want. And then we'll sell the rest. BOOM! I know this process will take a few months at the minimum.  Can't wait to live a more simple life!


  1. I'm so happy for you...downsizing is always good!! Less to clean and a good way to purge! I too enjoy binding..but it's hand work which I love! So works for me! Now if my wrist would cooperate so I could get back to work! Haven't done any stitching in over a week!

  2. This is a wonderful time for you!! New house, and a wedding!! I'm in the process of getting my house ready for the market. I can't get over all the stuff we have. How to decide what to keep and what to get rid of is a challenge. Just trying to find a balance and stay on track. How did you manage staying focused? I too enjoy binding. I will be keeping a few binding projects available once my studio is packed up.


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