Friday, November 30, 2007

sold

We sold our house today!

The closing was this afternoon and some lovely couple in their 50's bought their first home today. Or so I hear. We didn't have to travel to Michigan to close, we did it all through the wonders of Fed-Ex. For that I am so thankful. The traveling we did over the Thanksgiving weekend nearly did me in.

Anyway, the selling of our home is reason to celebrate, don't you think? (Especially in this market.) What better way to celebrate, than to have a give away?

I sewed up this purse today in honor of this oh-so-very joyous occasion.
You know the drill.
Leave me a comment and I will pick a name on Sunday morning, December 2, 2007.

116 comments:

Leah S said...

Congrats on the house!! :)

Anina said...

Woohoo!!!!! Jumping up and down!
Lovely bag!

stacieknits said...

Congrats on selling the house - what a great holiday gift!

Shannon said...

Wow! Congrats on selling your house! That is a huge YAY! And of course that bag is to die for!

Barefoot_Daydreams said...

Congrats! Cute bag too.

Frogdancer said...

Wow... all that sewing and selling a house too?
Congratulations. It must be a weight off your mind.

Fantastic looking bag. (I linked to you in my last post... I'm just beginning quilting and I was blown away by your work.)

dot said...

congratulations on the sell. What a lovely purse. I certainly hope I win it.

Mikilana said...

yeah on the house! There can't be anything more stressful than trying to sell a home

Karyn said...

Congratulations! What a great bag...my fingers are crossed :)

Beth H said...

Congratulations on the sale! Now begins the 'fun' part.
What a great giveaway too. The model really puts it over the edge for me. SUPER CUTE.

Nichole said...

Congrats on selling your house! We are currently in the process still.

http://kirstencan.typepad.com said...

oh, hooray! so glad about the house.

Angela James said...

Like you said, especially in this market. Good for you! Congratulations .

kirsty said...

Fan-freakin'-tastic!!
Nothing in my life has made me stress out as much as selling houses so I am very very happy for you!

beki said...

COngratulations! I'm sure that's a huge weight lifted from your shoulders. Selling a house is so stressful.

Marcia said...

Congrats on the sale of your house. Now you can relax and enjoy the Holidays much better in your home.

northdakotablonde said...

congrats on selling your house! Closing is such a stressful thing! And how fun that its their first house!!

Kim said...

Doing the SOLD the house dance of Joy! What a relief to be done. Hope the new residents enjoy their very first house, too. How nice for them!

You know this giveaway sure would take the chill off my days to have that cool bag you are giving away. Count me in!

I may need to consider making one myself, lol, as soon as MN thaws! Lazy Girl pattern is hanging over my cutting table. Staring me down. Daring me to sew one! Sigh...

Mama Urchin said...

I just want to smooch that little purse model. Hooray for selling the house!

Claire said...

Congratulations on the house sale. I love the bag its great ^_^

Donna said...

congratulations on the sale of your home (I know the feeling 2 times over in the past 6 yrs) the purse is so pretty! I think basic grey is my favorite right now! I got a pair of pants, a shirt with grey in it, a headband and I just got my basic grey c/s from SU! tonight!

Tracy said...

It's lovely! Yes, please. And congrats on the sale of your home!

crafty amy said...

What a perfect day... you sold your house and even got some crafting in. Congrats!

Heather said...

Congrats on the sale. The purse looks so cool- and the model is fabulous!

Beth said...

Congrats on selling the house, in this market that is fantastic!

I love that bag, and the model is so darned cute! I'd love to be entered in the drawing please!

Joy said...

every time I look at your blog, I am inspired to start quilting SOMETHING again. Hasn't happened yet but there's still December. I love fabric purses!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Congratulations!! ......and I love the bag!!

LeeAnn said...

That's one cute purse model! Congrats on the sale of your house!

Kevin said...

YAY!! What a great thing to have that house off your mind. It needs to be clear to think up all the quilty, crafty, melty projects!! I agree, your model is adorable. Her dad must not be too bad looking... Hey count me in on the drawing too, being the Christmas holiday (would it be wrong to regift it)?

http://lindamade.wordpress.com said...

it's gorgeous! and congratulations on selling your house, that's an achievement!

Beth @ FeltLikeKnitting said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you. It's hard to be up in the air for so long.

HobbyMommy said...

Congratulations! I'm so very happy for you! Happy! Happy! Early Christmas for you!! Love the bag!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the sale of your house. What a great way to start the weekend and the new month.

Lynn said...

Congratulations on the sale!

Jen said...

Wonderful news for you - I'm sure they will love it as much as you did. And the bag is as delightful as its model!

Jessica said...

Congrats to you. My best friend's closing fell through today. :(

Kim said...

Congratulations on selling your house! I hope you have a wonderful stress free weekend! :)

Jenny said...

Just in time for the holidays! And to sell a house in Michigan - that's great!

Sarah said...

May I ask how long you have been sewing?? Maybe it's just because I JUST started being interested in sewing, but this bag looks like it should be in a store! It is gorgeous! Also, your blog got me started on my newest obsession...reading quilting blogs! So thank you!!! :) Love the idea of a quilt-a-long, and once I learn how to quilt, I'd love to do one! But for now, I don't even know where to start....

Thanks again for the inspiration!

Cathi said...

That is a gorgeous purse!

Congratulations on selling your house! I've been reading your blog for a while after following a link here, and really enjoy it!

Can you put my name in the draw?

driftwood said...

Congratulations on selling your house, it is such a stressfull time. Have a lovely weekend.

Libbys Blog said...

Many congratulations on the house sale, are you moving far?
I have been following quietly from the sidelines all your quilt making activities, I will have a go, one day, you make it look so easy!

KCQuilter said...

Woo Hoo and congrats to you!!! My sister has been trying to sell her house for several months and you're right, a difficult market for sellers. Would love to win that gorgeous bag from you!!!!

de vliegende koe said...

Congratulations on selling the house. This will mean a lot less stress to you all. You made a gorgeous bag!

Caron said...

Wow! I am so envious of your Realtor in Michigan! Not only am I a quilter, but a Realtor as well, and hardly anything is selling here in Michigan! Congrats to you! Love the purse... does the child come with it?

Caron in Michigan

Leanne said...

Lovely bag congrats on selling your house.

Kathie said...

congrats for selling your home. What a relief this must be.
OH I just love that bag , the fabric is wonderful and the model is just adorable :)
thanks
Kathie

Sweet P said...

I've been lurking for awhile collecting your Quilt-A-Long patterns that I plan on working on in the New Year.

DH and I have been placing offers on two different condos this week and would love if one of the buyers would say "SOLD". Can you come to NH and give one of them a lesson of accepting in offer in a down real estate market?

Nichole said...

Oh! How fun!
Congrats on selling your home! I'm also from Michigan so I know that is a huge feat! Where in MI did you live?

Louise said...

Such good holiday cheer to get your house sold-- congratulations!

qusic said...

You are lucky, house sold, bag sewn, ready for a giveaway! I will do the quiltalong blocks today, after writing, I love the bag fabric combo and hope you pick me....if not, I have three new blocks and had fun:-)

Heidijayhawk said...

wahoo!! i am so happy for you guys!

Artsy Momma said...

Oh that is awesome for you guys!!!! Congrats!!!!

Lindsey said...

oh my goodness what wonderful news! congratulations!

Clair said...

Yipee!! You don't have to enter me into the contest, I just want you to know that I am glad for you.

Jenny said...

What a relief! Congratulations. Beautiful bag too!

Waldeck Dry Goods said...

Congrats!! And I love that bag! :)

Amy Jo said...

YEAH!! Congrats!! I was still hoping that they were going to make you come to Michigan to sign something, but oh, well.... I can always hope!

LOVE. the. bag.

"Mrs. Formon" said...

Love your model! Cute bag to boot!
Jenny

Archaic Dome said...

*sits quietly with hand up*

:)

Sewbaby said...

Congratulations!!!

Love the purse and the little model is so cute!

Traci

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Yeah for you! I love the bag! You do wonders on short notice!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on selling your house. I have recently found your blog and love it.

Kelly said...

Congrats on selling your house, and great purse!!

serina said...

congrats on selling your house!

cute purse.

Suzan said...

Congratulations on the house sale! In this market,I know it is an arduous process. Best to you and your family. BTW - love the purse. I am convinced you never sleep!!

Chara Michele said...

Yay!!! Congrats on selling your house! Also congrats on not having to travel back to MI to sell it! Very cool:)

I love that purse! :) I am actually doing a giveaway on my blog this weekend too. Kind of funny:)

kate kmdegroot@yahoo.com said...

Congratulations! It must feel like a huge weight is lifted. We are seriously considering selling our house, but are afraid of 2 morgages for months... or years. Yikes. Could seriously use some good house selling kharma over here. Love the bag!

margaret k. said...

Yea on selling your house! I've been lurking here for a month or two. Fascinating blogging you do.

P.S. pick me!

Jenn said...

Congrats on selling your house. What a wonderful weight to have off of your shoulders for the holidays! I've been following your blog for a few months & am a beginner quilter so I appreciate your posts & encouragement. - Jenn

Pst... Cute purse!

Sarah C. said...

Congrats on selling your house! What a relief! :)

Carol said...

Congratulations on selling your house...that is wonderful news.

Hazel said...

Congratulations on the sale of your house!! I agree with you about the market right now! Love the purse!

Taia said...

Congrats Amanda! Is that your little A? She is getting so big! She must have changed a lot since this last spring.

Amy said...

Congratulations on selling your house and thanks for taking time out to make something for one lucky reader!!!!!

Sarah and Jack said...

LOL, as usual I had to scroll for pages to get to the bottom of the comments here, but congratulations.

Foofanagle said...

Congrats! That's got to be a huge relief. Now...onto the packing! :)

May Kristin said...

Congrats on selling the house! And that purse is so cool!

Linda said...

So glad you were able to finally close on the house and that that is all settled for you before Christmas!
Please don't include me in the drawing since I won last time, I just wanted to let you know I was happy for you!

Sandra @ The Memory Workshop said...

Congrats on your home sale!
And that is a LOVELY purse :)
Have a great weekend.

Kristi said...

very nice. congrats! pick me! pick me!

Becky said...

Congrats on selling the house! Looks like a great purse, hope I win.

kat@taylormadedesigns.com said...

Congrats on selling your home!
What a happy christmas it will be huh! relax and enjoy!

Teresa K. said...

Congrats on the house selling!!!! Little A isn't quite so little anymore! What a QT. Love the purse!

kate_koenig@yahoo.com said...

Congratulations on selling your home! The bag and the baby are adorable!

Kim said...

Oh congrats on selling the house- you are so right this is not the market for the seller....alot of houses have been on the market forever here-
enjoy your weekend- I'm debating starting some 9 patch for our quilt along blocks- maybe 2 in each color I've used so far- I'll have to remember to do that when we get the new blocks so I won't have a ton at the end :D

Holly said...

Oh, congratulations! What a great way to start Advent. I am so happy for you!

Nicole said...

Congratulations. What a relief! And what a fantastic give a way! How very generous. It is really beautiful.

suelynn said...

woo hoo! what an accomplishment in this market. doing the happy dance for you.
luv, luv, luv the purse. can i have the model too as much wanted granddaughter? lol

Kacy said...

That is so great to hear! What a blessing to have your home sold before the holidays.
The purse looks fantastic!

A&J said...

Congrats on the house! Cute purse!

Pat said...

Congrats on your house. Love the bag.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!
Loving the purse!! :o)
Enjoy your blog!
TamaraP. North Carolina

Shannon said...

Congratulations on the sell of your house. What a load off your back:)

hill road erin said...

congrats amanda jean! i am sure that you are very relieved! what a wonderful way to enter the holidays.

Laurie said...

congratulations. What a great day.

Kate said...

Congratulations on the sale of the house! And to think, I just came along looking for a quilt-a-long (because obviously I need one more thing to do) and was gobsmacked by your lovely purse.

Shelli said...

Mazal Tov on selling the house. PHEW, that must be SUCH a relief!

Can I ask where you moved TO?

Janey said...

Great news on the sale of your house.
Love the bag and what great fabric.

Em said...

Congrat's on the house selling! It's so much easier to do it long distance, at least once they buyer if found! We sold our house without having to go to the closing too, it was in a different city, and just not conveniant for us. I think the bag is almost as cute as the model! Em

Chookyblue said...

SOLD just magic words......they can make you sooo happy........

Sarah N. said...

Congrats on selling your house! We are wanting to build again but between selling this house and finding a reasonably price lot, we have decided to sit still for a while!

Cute purse!

Ellen said...

Congrats! Great purse!

Kris said...

103 comments!!! I guess you don't need me to tell you it's a gorgeous bag. I think the 103 comments do that nicely!!!

I Love the fabric you showed in the post below too.

Cedarquiltlady said...

I am so happy for you! We were selling our house last year at this time of the year and I can tell you that it was a royal pain during the holiday season trying to keep the house straightened up during the holidays in case someone wanted to come by. I love, love, love the purse and the colors that you picked. Green is my very favorite color.

Pieces said...

Congratulations! Not an easy time to sell a house--you have every right to be happy.

nicky said...

What a beautiful bag, gongrats on the house sale!

Sarah said...

Woo-hoo! You are the Giveaway Queen!

Quilt Nut said...

congrats on selling your house! love the purse; you have the bestest giveaways!

Bonnie said...

OH oh oh oh oh!! I need some of your luck! Our house goes on the market monday....my DH starts his new job in NC on the 17th...we have yet to find a house there, but my life is in upheaval as you can imagine! And I love love love the purse (I could use a pick me up!) Is this whiney enough to get chosen? *LOL*

bonnie

The Calico Cat said...

Congrats! (no need to put my name in the hat, I use my back pack.)

a friend to knit with said...

can you believe it? a weekend away from the computer and i miss your fabulous news?
congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!
and nicole is one lucky girl. that bag is beautiful. and so is the model!

Sarah said...

Congrats! What a load of stress lifted off your shoulders I'm sure!

Love the purse! And the model... :o)

Suze said...

Alison at "My Little Stitching Corner" left bread crumbs that led to your door. I really owe her big time too.

What a blessing to have your home sold...

What a blessing you are to share such great things with the rest of the world.

I will be working on my block a week and trying to catch up.

sulu-design said...

You know I love the bag, and I'm smiling from ear to ear about the closing. Congratulations!

scrapbooker47 said...

Congrats on your house being sold. I love your blog and look forward to seeing a lot more post from you. I am a new blogger and loving looking at what everyone has to share.