Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sometimes it's all about circles

First off, I want to announce the winner of the Metro Circles Bundle from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.

Will Annabelle please step to the head of the class?!  You're the lucky winner!




"Circles, love them!!!!!

I have lots of favs but I about to do this 

http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com/2011/04/wip-wednesday-rainbow-scraps.html

one with a charity bee. Should be fun and easy for our frist quilt together."


Congrats Annabelle!  I'm sure that you'll enjoy them...I know that I would. ;)



In other news, we recently made the decision to move back home to South Bend, IN.  We are currently living in New Orleans and moved here after Katrina to help rebuild.  But the time has come for us to return back to the midwest and cooler weather, to snow storms instead of hurricanes.

After a very brief stint trying to sell our house for sale by owner, we talked to a real estate friend of my husband's and determined that the most efficient way to sell our house here would be to list it with an agent.  So we did...and within 48 hours we had 4 showings, 3 families in love with the house, 2 offers and ultimately a verbal agreement for the sale.  Let's just say that it has been a crazy weekend!




So we'll be leaving the Crescent City and returning to the home of Notre Dame in 4(!) weeks.  That's just slightly overwhelming but exciting.  I'm going to keep trying to sew as long as possible, but I can't make huge guarantees at this point; especially as we near the move date.  I'd like to get the quilt along going before I leave so you all don't forget me when I inevitably will need to take some days off from sewing and blogging.  It's getting there...I promise.  Sometimes I'm full of promises. ;)


I'm working on a hand bag for a swap currently and will zip out my bee blocks soon so that I can move onto other things.  I want to make sure I get to use the long arm quilting machine here for three or four quilts before I leave.  I hope that's not being too optimistic. ;)

25 comments:

  1. Wow, how exciting! I wouldn't be sad about leaving the heat and hurricanes, either. But 4 weeks - whoa! I highly recommend spending the money to have a moving company pack you up as well. We were able to live normally literally until the day before our move. Well worth the money!

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  2. Wow, that's a big move! But it sounds like you'll be closer to family again? Congrats, and good luck with the packing!

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  3. Wow 48 hours is fantastic. Congratulations and good luck with your big move.

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  4. Hope your move goes well! We lived in South Bend for a year. You want to go back?! haha...just kidding! I did love the seasons (just not the long winter) and met some really love people when we lived there.

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  5. That would be lovely people not love people. ;0p

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  6. Oh, and I am so happy for you, but so sad at the same time! What a blessing to have such interest in your home when the market is so tough :) If I don't see you before you leave, we'll meet again in Salt Lake City. I think our room should be the party room ;)

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  7. That is so wonderful that you had so much interest in your house. Come move here right away and rub a little of that off on me :) I can't wait to get to meet you before we move :)

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  8. Wow! Good luck with the move. My husband and I are from Valparaiso, IN, and we're big Irish fans!

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  9. Congratulations on the sale of your home and your impending move!

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  10. Glad for you. It took us 8.5 months to sell our house last time.

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  11. Wow! Good luck with the move. So happy you were able to sell your house so quickly. :) Looking forward to showcasing your amazing talent this week!

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  12. Thank you so much Angela, I still can't believe I won :O

    Congrats on the sale and the move. We left south LA. 4 yrs ago now and I must say we do not miss it, family yes but LA no. So I don't blame you :)

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  13. Congrats on the sale and your move, how exciting and hectic it all must be for you!

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  14. yay, good for you! It is so exciting (and a little scary!) to have your place sell so quickly. That was us last year at this time. Best of luck to you in your move!! :)

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  15. That is great congratulations. Have a wonderful safe move.

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  16. What an amazing blessing to sale so fast!!! And sounds like you're planning a VERY busy 4 weeks. Don't push yourself too hard. We'll be here.

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  17. Awww...we won't be Louisiana neighbors anymore! Sounds like you will have a busy month! Enjoy the process of starting fresh!

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  18. that's amazing news about the interest in your house! hope you get a signed contract ASAP. congrats on the upcoming move, though i can't imagine leaving the south for somewhere else with long winters!

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  19. That is just wonderful news!! So thrilled to hear you get to move "home" again :) We will all be waiting and sending our best wishes and we'll be right here as soon as you get a chance to check in :)

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  20. With so many other priorities, one should never feel pressured to sew or blog, surely they are for pleasure....If you have a chance, great. But you will be busy.... Great to have the house sold and start moving on to the next season.

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  21. Wow! Lucky you cleaned up the sewing room! It will be much easier to pack your fabric now it's neat :D lol

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  22. Congrats on the sale! I read your blog all the time and live here in South Bend (actually now in Granger). You'll have to pop into Erica's when you move here. My favorite LQS!

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