I've started a new set of Bucilla ornaments. I hope I can finish the set before I leave for the Houston Quilt Show. This set is fairly easy...not a lot of embroidery which I find is the most time consuming part of a kit. These ornaments revolve around the theme of Santa's Workshop.
A Choo-Choo Train...
Now it's time for me to pat myself on the back. It seems an eternity since I did any quilting...and I can't wait to set up my sewing room in Paris. But here's a list of what I've managed to accomplish in the past two months with our new house. Most of it with the help of a wonderful handyman.
Stairway Railing installed...must still be stained my me.
Custom closet shelving installed. It all needs to be stained by me.
It took me about 10 days to get the master closet stained and polyurethaned. The rest of the closets will have to wait.
Dog kennel constructed.
Wednesday the studio floor was officially completed and I have started moving back into my space.
No photos...but I also got a few other things done.
House numbers installed on the exterior.
Hardware installed on all the cabinetry.
Snow stops installed on our metal roof.
Room cleared in the garage to store the '78 Corvette.
Security system installed.
Cleaned up the deck for winter...cleared and stored the planters, raked leaves.
New washer and dryer installed.
Animal heads and artwork hung on walls.
Windows measured, pleated shades ordered. Hanging shades scheduled for this week.
Trips to the dump. Trips to donate goods we don't need.
And the toughest part...sending Tonka and Jenny to their new home. They are doing very well and although I miss them I don't have the horrible sadness that comes with the death of pet...I just miss them and get a little teary-eyed every now and then.
I've been a bit stressed...a bit grumpy at times...and pretty tired. This week will be spent taking care of final "busy chores." Getting a new driver's license. Changing my cell phone service to an international plan. Getting my Bernina packed for shipment by a professional packing business. Buying all the stuff we need to ship to Paris (lots of chunky peanut butter, personal care products we like, all the stuff for my Paris sewing room, lap top to connect me to the everyone, printer, home office supplies...you get the idea.)
Almost time to start the next chapter of my life.