Saturday, July 1, 2017

New Quilt Room!

About every three or four years my inlaws have the dubious honor of being infested with these creatures in the canyon where they live.   They swarm every square inch of earth and eat everything that is green.   They are huge and one of them would pretty well cover the back of your hand.  Repulsive!  ICK!  Why would I tell you about these?  Read on!


Just a few years ago we were living with my inlaws while waiting for our remodel to be finished.  While there, one of the largest fires in decades swept through the the county burning well over 250,000 acres of land.  This is how close the fire came to where we were living.   It was a miracle (and a lot to do with a large group of church friends coming to fight the fire) that it didn't burn all the buildings, but not a single one was touched.


Later that year, when the rainy season came and there was no vegetation to hold the water, we experienced some flash flooding down the gullies that threatened to wash away a few of the outbuildings on the property.

I've been teased that we have been cursed with plagues!  Fire, flood and locusts!  On the bright side, we did survive!

Oh!  I almost forgot about the rock that came tumbling off the side of a cliff, smashed deep craters in the road leading to the house and also smashed the fence on the other side of the road.  We're talking a HUGE rock!   About the size of a pickup.  I have pictures somewhere but I can't find the memory card it's on.

I mention all these things just to say we have had quite an adventure while we've been waiting for our final home to be built.  And this will seem like a silly thing but I am thrilled about it!  A brand new pretty bronze mailbox with my very own permanent address on it!  This is finally happening!

I never really thought I'd think of a mailbox as beautiful, but THIS ONE IS!!  :)
These mailboxes kind of tell the story of our journey toward our final house.  5451 is the original farmhouse we remodeled, lived in for 8 months and just moved out of a few days ago.  5383 is the one we were going to move into if it didn't sell but it sold just a few weeks after we started building it.  And the sale of the first two is financing the building of our final and permanent home at 5371!  I'll show pictures of that another time.  There isn't much to show right now, it's just in the framing stage.

Here is where we will be living for the next 6 weeks or so . . .

Needless to say I haven't done any sewing for quite a while so I don't really have anything sewing related to talk about today other than to say, I finally bought an Accuquilt!  With no rent or mortgage payments due this month, I decided to splurge!  

And in spite of how long this has been going on there is the light at the end of the tunnel.  Here is proof!  This is my new quilt room!  Can you believe it?  I am going to love sewing in front of that huge window.


So my apologies for not having anything quilt related to show you today but I promise, there will be next time!

There have been so many beautiful quilt creations going on out there in blog land I can hardly stand it!    I guess if I can't sew, I can at least see lots of great eye candy so thanks for that!  Pretty soon, I'll be joining in again.  Yahoo!!


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17 comments:

  1. Love to watch the building process to get to your room.

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  2. Yes do keep us updated on the progress of your room/house! I'd say you guys were so extremely lucky to have survived the fire with the property in tact. Hugs to you!

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  3. it will be so fun to watch your house go up for you knowing that you are not selling it but moving in it. You can survive the summer in the camper - might not be fun but you can do it knowing you will have your own sewing room in the end. Can't believe how close that fire came to the house - lucky it didn't for sure!!!

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  4. Oh what an exciting transition for you as you wait in anticipation of your new sewing room. ENjoy the journey!! IT's fun.

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  5. It is so amazing that you documented that mailbox. You should print a photo and frame it to hang in your new house! Or, even better, make a quilt that duplicates it. :) I am so excited for you to finally have that dedicated quilting space all your own (not to mention the rest of the house). I sure hope you keep posting the progress.

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  6. Wow!! And here I thought my ant problem was bad!! Yikes that thing is big as the back of your hand? That gave me chills!
    That looks like a good sized sewing room.

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  7. Oh, how exciting! Looking forward to your progress even if it's not with needle and thread!

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  8. Always love to read about your house updates and that mailbox is a beauty. It's not something we have here in England and I wonder how secure they are. Do you have some type of lock/key to open, to get your mail out? I've seen in films how you know there is mail inside because that little flag is up on the outside :)

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  9. No matter that we can't read "quilty news"! I'm just happy you have time to write! I love your writing style! The mailboxes look so home and warm! So very happy for you! :)

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  10. What an exciting time of life for you! Hope everything goes on schedule! Are you doing any handwork?

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  11. That is a truly beautiful mailbox and I know you will be so happy sewing in front of that large window.

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  12. WOW, you have been through a lot! The fire was so close. Congrats on the new home, love the mailbox photo and you are going to be so inspired from that view of your NEW sewing room.

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  13. Fire, flood and locusts! Ha! We can laugh because you have survived :)

    That huge window in your quilt studio-to-be is to die for! Imagine all that natural light on your workspace....heavenly!

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  14. Its going to be so awesome! I love your mailbox too! PRetty! And wow - that fire got close - I am so glad you all were able to save it and be safe

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  15. Mother Nature plays with us all the time! Glad you're staying ahead of the game, and congrats on getting your own home under construction!

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  16. That is quite a story! When this is all done, you are going to love that new quilt room. May you have many happy quilting years!

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  17. I clicked on this thinking I would get ideas for my new Quilty room, which is not even framed. It will be the upstairs of the new screened in porch. So I will stay tuned!

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