Monday, May 06, 2013

we're doing it!

We started moving over the weekend! This is the view from my new sewing space. I can't believe it!

Our phase of the weekend was "we're doing it!" Every time the reality of our situation sunk in, that was the phrase that came out of our mouths. It kept us chuckling, which is a good thing. Moving is a lot like work!

It was the kids' first day at their new school today. Lots of nerves for them this morning, but we left them in good hands. All went well, which is a huge relief!

My sewing space is pretty much a blank slate. I brought a limited amount of sewing stuff up here (so far), which means I have a limited amount of projects to tackle. It keeps that overwhelming feeling at bay. I'll take it!
At one point my husband said, "home is where the sewing machines are." It's true!!! He's smart, that guy! And funny, too!

I'm so glad I brought my bohemian garden quilt along. It was a last minute decision, but it was a good one. It's been wonderful to sit down and quilt something! I'm anxious for a finish.
The loops are looking so much better than the straight lines did. And the good news is, I didn't have to re-baste. Bonus!!!
We spent lots of time over the weekend exploring the yard and enjoying our new lake view. I have a feeling that we are going to love it here!
 
Happy Monday to you!

76 comments:

treadlemusic said...

Which lake is that??? It's a gorgeous view and will be more beautiful as the warmer weather descends. Beautiful quilt and the loopy quilting is so soft and perfect! Hugs and Congrats on the new "digs"! Doreen

Jacqui said...

What a view! Makes me homesick (ex-Edmontonian here). We just moved too, it's a pretty full-on experience and I'm hoping not to do it again for a very long time!

grandmarockton said...

SMART man knows IF momma's happy everyone else will follow, BLESSING

Clair said...

I was glad to be able to visit your new place.

Svetlana said...

yay!!! how absolutely wonderful. Congrats on the new home, your view is amazing, and so is your quilt.

skelly said...

beautiful view!

Gerri said...

What's not to love with that view!

Lauren said...

That looks so great! Congratulations! Moving is hard work, but it is also an opportunity to re-evaluate your stuff, make wonderful new memories with your kids, and look at life from a new perspective. Looks like you are off to a great start.

sharpie said...

Wow wow wow your new view is amazing! Good for you, lady ;)

ms lottie said...

That view is going to change so much with every season - how inspiring. And to have an empty space is fun too. Lots of work to move, but worth it by the sound of it.

SarahZ said...

Yay! And so happy for you and your family, all together! Yay!!!

Di said...

That is a beautiful view. I hope that you will be very happy in your new home.

coastal gray said...

I think you are too, going to love it there..... A lake.... Awesome.... I'm happy with a window and sky light in my room, but a view like yours....

Jane said...

So happy for you! Looks like you have a wonderful backyard & view.

Angela Nash said...

Such a busy, wonderful time! Your new view is amazing - just like being at a quilt retreat every day. Can't wait to see pictures in the summer. I bet all kinds of pretty flowers pop up out your window. Congratulations!

Ray and Jeanne said...

What a gorgeous view! Glad all is going well and that you have some time to quilt! ~Jeanne

Jean Belle said...

A lake view, and open water too! With this late spring we still had 20 inches of ice as of yesterday. Many blessings in your new home.

Linda said...

Can't believe you are actually gonna be so close! So exciting! :)

Dolly said...

Speaking from experience, I have to say that the yard/area is almost more important than the dwelling. I want to be outside ALL the time on this double lot where our home is.

You're very blessed........enjoy !

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks pretty - what state are you in? hope the kids enjoy their new schools it can be hard adjusting

mindingmomma said...

glad the kids had a good first day. hope they settle in quickly. lovely view and good luck with the rest of the move.

beth said...

What a GREAT place to be! Your husband has a new job. You have a great new sewing space. Kids are settling in. So many blessings!

Kim with a K said...

Congratulations on your new home!
Your quilting always looks beautiful!

Nicole said...

Congratulations! There's nothing like having a blank canvas to create on. Enjoy!

Lee said...

Congrats! What a beautiful view! : )

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

Congratulations! I love your view. What lovely natural light you will have to quilt by.

bloominworkshop said...

Oooh, I'm jealous of your view! It was definitely worth the wait!

Debbie Leschisin said...

Wow, how nice, on a lake! Glad that the transition for your children went well. Happy quilting and sewing in your new home!

Lesley said...

So wonderful to have such a gorgeous view from your new sewing room. Your quilt is gorgeous! Enjoy your new home!

Elizabeth Hipwell said...

Congratulations on your new home and the beautiful view from your sewing space! Enjoy!

Sara said...

Gorgeous!! What an exciting time!

I take it you moved further up North?

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Congrats on the move, glad all is going well!

Kim said...

I just finished moving too.....but so much easier without kids to move and get into new schools. Did you sell your home too? Did you move during that snow storm???

I hope you are happy in your new home
and enjoy for many years to come!

Happy Sewing

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a gorgeous view! You know I booked my flight a day earlier this year... hoping that I can sew with you in your new sewing space. Maybe? (My brother-in-law will happily drive me to your house...)

Suzanne said...

It's picture perfect and 100% wonderful. Everything is falling into place. Yippee!

Patti said...

Such a beautiful yard and view! Lucky girl! Moving is a big adventure and definitely like work. You'll get through it one step at a time. And I love possibilities...that's exciting to me. Enjoy!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on all the epic changes in your life - all good! Remember I told you I couldn't believe how much where I live affected my life? You may find the same - although you have moved many more time than I have - and moving with kids is so different. Hope they all connected with someone today.

April Mae said...

You Moved! I didn't know it was happening quite this quick. We'll miss your family so much!

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

Are you living in a national park? Sure looks like one. How fortunate are you to have a view like that! Happy sewing!!!

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

Oh my word, how do you manage to stay in and quilt when 'that' is out there, I would be so torn between the two.

Wishing you all the very best in your new home.

Michele said...

Nice, nice amd nice. It sounds like it is going to work out well for you.

Carie said...

The quilt looks lovely but oh that view! I'd find it hard to get anything done with that out the window

Pat said...

Good luck on the unpacking. It is such a chore to find the proper place for everything and then in a few months deciding you must move it to a better place. What a fantastic view from your sewing room window. Good luck in your new home and may it bring you joy.

Mary Jo said...

Yay!!!! Looks like a fantastic place. And you are now closer to our quilt group. It will be fun to see how that lake works its way into your quilts.

Elsa said...

When we moved from Southern California to Portland, Oregon we kept saying the same thing.
Love the view you have from your sewing space!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh you lucky girl -- it looks like a beautiful view! You're too funny -- whaddya mean "Moving is a lot like work!" -- it IS work!

P.S. Are you going to market?

Kim said...

Looks like a lake I know and love, but in a state with this many, it looks like a lot of them. I looked close to see if I could see a Bible Camp on its shores. :)

Blessings on your new home and this time of transition in your life. So glad you will have so much more time with your husband as a result!

capitolaquilter said...

What an inspiring view from you room. Enjoy setting up from a clean slate. Sounds like a lot of work but in the end really worth it. Glad the kids new school is off to a good start.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I was smiling the whole time I was reading your post. May you have many, many happy times and years in your new home!

Anthony and Sharon said...

Wow! My window view from my machine is one where I see the eating table, the dining room and most of the yard...it's sunny and quite handy for minding the kids while I work, but I think I might would trade it for a lake view!!!
I'm seeing a colorful window treatment up there and some huge shelving to incase either side of the window space..."nook-like" and cozy! Enjoy!

nettie said...

Beautiful! And congrats. Moving is hard on so many levels.

Mama Pea said...

Wow! That's great! I feel like it's moving really fast for you now! Great new space and view. I'm so happy for you! It's nice to have your choices limited sometimes, huh?!

carol said...

So happy moving day has finally arrived. I know that you were in limbo far too long! Love your new view.....it'll be hard to ever leave!

Annemieke said...

It looks like a beautiful place and view. I let my husband read what your husband said...it made him smile;) Wish you lots of luck in your new home.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Lisa said...

Looks wonderful! Enjoy! It is nice to know good people are moving up in the world! Oh and very talented too!

themissymom said...

This looks wonderful!! I hate moving, but if you have to move, a beautiful place really helps!

Jenny said...

Wow, what a gorgeous view! Congratulations on having done it!

Elizabeth Ant said...

What a beautiful view. I wish you many blessings in your new home

Terriaw said...

Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful property!

Annie said...

What an exciting time for you all. Love it that the sewing room is already in action!

Beth said...

What an amazing view. How long do you have to complete the move? All the best in your new home.

amy smart said...

Great news!! So happy that you are on this side of things. Moving is so much work, but it will end. What an amazing sewing room view. And good job taking a sewing break. I always feel better after I get a little sewing in. ;)

Jeneta said...

What a beautiful setting! So exciting to be moving (exhausting and and immense amount of work too!). I love that moving means the beginning of another adventure!

Lisa H. said...

What a pretty view! Enjoy getting settled into your new home!

Anne said...

What a wonderful view. I'd have a hard time staying inside and getting things done. Best of luck with all the moving.

Shauna said...

Looks lovely AmandaJean! You have a wonderful view and it will look even nicer once all of the trees have filled in. So happy for you and hope the rest of the move goes well for you.

Esch House Quilts said...

What a beautiful spot! Have fun settling in and making it your own :)

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Congratulations! So happy for you! :)

Lana said...

oh wowowowow! I am soooo thrilled for you! Such peace awaits you in that space...and on that lake.

God Bless!!!!!

Bee said...

All I can say is WOW !!! that view is fantastic, cant wait to see the rest of your new home.

Dianne said...

Congratulations on your new home, the view is lovely. Playing in the lake on a hot summers day will be wonderful!!
I am impressed that you make time to sew whilst moving. I aspire to that level of organisation!!

Love Of Quilts said...

Wonderful!

1stteacher said...

Somehow missed this one until now. We'll have to stop by soon - you can put us to work.

Chase said...

The view is so lovely~ I have been thinking of you since I read the post, but haven't take my time to write to you. Glad you and your family have moved in and kids are in the new school. We are moving in less than 3 weeks and it is a big move for us.
Love your new pillow as well { new post}, It is always so kind and nice to send friends who need some cheers~ xc

sewpaintit.blogspot.com.au said...

It looks amazing there! Enjoy - and keep laughing about moving house - it wil soon feel just like a home again, if it doesn't already!

Smultronbo said...

I envy your view and I'm very happy for you to be able to enjoy it while creating. I'm sure you will love it at your new sewing space. Thanks for sharing.