Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Crazy Couple of Months

I don't even know where to start.

In February, after a couple of months on pins and needless, we made the decision to move from Washington State to Iowa. Reasons were purely financial and I was a little apprehensive.
In March we spent 3 days frantically house hunting in the Des Moines area. I discovered that it's really SO much prettier here than most people probably think.

On April 9th, we closed on our new house in the woods.
I love it here although I haven't had time to explore and/or meet any local quilters. We've been busy painting, gardening and organizing our beautiful new home, which was vacant for 9 months. (You can see a little bit of it on my other very neglected blog.)

My mom was here for a month-long visit and, needless to say, not much sewing happened while she was here either.
I have one more visitor until the 23rd, after which I will seriously jump back in!
I still have a messy new sewing studio but it's huge, so I'm REALLY excited about getting it in shape.

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I managed to make a couple of pillow covers (with zippers!) for the guest bedroom.
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And a pincushion. Who remembers "Park Slope" by Erin McMorris?
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That's about it though. I've managed to post a couple of photos on Instagram so, if you want to stay slightly up to date, be sure to follow me over there.

I hope to be back here on a fairly regular basis starting today. For real.

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6 comments:

  1. Looks like you have a beautiful new home and I love the decal above the door in your kitchen. I have used a similar one in my house too. I'm sure once the nesting slows down you'll find a wonderful group of quilting friends in your new location. Welcome to the midwest (from South Dakota).

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  2. That's definitely chaotic! Major life changes always take a while to sort out... Best of luck and happiness with the transition and your new home!

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  3. Congrats on moving to Iowa. You will love the state and all the kind, friendly people who live in Iowa. (Can you tell I am an Iowan born and raised here!!)

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  4. So nice to see your update. I'll check you out on Instagram, and congrats on a successful move.

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  5. Welcome to Iowa! You will love it here. I've lived here for 21 years. The people are the best!

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  6. I grew up in IA and miss it so much! I've begged my husband to go back but no luck yet...best wishes!

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