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Woo Hoo!

Yes, I know a little quiet… on the blog. But I’m going to change that and catch you up…

No Chatter

I don’t know how some bloggers find anything to say… when in a waiting game. I can’t seem to think of anything worth talking about outside of the ‘major’ thing. Especially since it seems to affect every single aspect… can’t talk about sewing because its all boxed up, can’t share about what’s on the longarm, again because it’s in pieces, can’t share about life in general because it is all on hold!!! Can’t really share what is going on in the store, because most has been boxed or nearly impossible to get to. But if you order… I’ll make it happen!

The Creative Space empty
Not much creating going on in the Creative Space

Invitation

Also, didn’t want to say too much or project our ambitions. Too often, the Universe takes the opportunity to get involved. You know Murphys Law! It has been a long 30 days waiting to close! We sat in the middle of a deal that had at least 3 moving parts, maybe more.

House with for sale sign
For Sale and Sold!

Where we are

So to catch you up to where we sit now. Both houses have closed. The one we are leaving has new owners! They are excited to live here. Which is just what we wanted. It has been a comfortable house, and large enough to accommodate both of our studios and a place for the dog(s).

Front of the house
The front of the house

Where we’re going

A few hours later, we closed on the new place. The Owner is looking forward to a place with nearly the same amount of land, but a smaller house. We, on the other hand, are looking forward to more space inside and especially more space outside!!

When

Moving trucks arrive on Monday. Yes, trucks! The road will not accommodate a big semi and trailer, so we will make the move over 2 days. The new place is close; about 1/2 hour in a car, a bit more in a truck or two.

and Next

There are some changes we are going to make inside. A couple of wall modifications, (doorways being closed/added), and new flooring on the main and upper level as well as paint. Lots of paint!!! The original owner was also a quilter.

Bedrooms with Quilts
The 3 bedrooms with quilts

The difficult parts have been accomplished. Deciding on the colors, types, and styles. Next living through implementation!!! Needless to say, the above picture shows why we need to paint, there are other rooms that also depict a reason to paint too.

How do you not talk about the elephant in the room?

Beth

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A Name Change : is always difficult

I have been sharing the creation of the Hours and Hours quilt during the last few weeks. You can find the previous blogs here, here, and here. And I have a plan for moving forward. But I have a much bigger task to complete before I can begin quilting.

So this is where we are

Loaded on the longarm for quilting. I knew I might have to take the quilt off the frame once or twice, so I basted the quilt and pinned to the leaders. I have already taken it off once, to quilt a gift quilt, put it back on.

Hours and Hours loaded
The Hours Quilt loaded on the Longarm

The Plan

How am I going to quilt this quilt? For planning, I took a photo of the quilt and enlarged it to 17″x 22″. Printed it out in black and white and played with the plan for quilting with a pen. I had originally played with the quilting plan on the tablet with a stylus, but that was much too tedious.

A drawn diagram of the plan for quilting the Hours Quilt
A diagram of the quilting plan for Hours and Hours

The plan is to use rulers for the white. I am planning to do a continuous curve in all the white triangles and a variety of free-motion fills for the color triangle.

A detail pictuer of the quiltng plan for Hours and Hours
A Detail of 4 sections of the quilting plan for the hours quilt

What do I know

You can see that the plan is to create lots of texture and have some fun while quilting. I know the white will be quilted with a white thread. But, have not yet decided if I will choose to quilt the color triangles in white or another color or change for each color. If you have an opinion, chime in!!!

The Why for a name change

You may be wondering why the need for a name change from Hours and Hours to Months and Months. Because I have to take the quilt off the Longarm and set it aside while I move the longarm. However, in order to move the longarm, I need to make some other changes. Those other changes will occupy the weeks before moving the longarm to a new space.

I have been looking forward to quilting this quilt. The colors remind me of summer. A grand summer filled with family fun, warm days spent in swimming pools or the beach, barbeques and picnics, lawn games, late dusk games of hide and seek, fireflies and ice cream! If you don’t have an opinion of the thread colors, tell me what summer means for you.

Until later. Beth