Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Goodbye to Florida, and hello to Georgia!

It's hard to see the house empty, but we know the adventure has begun. I think it will take awhile to un-load all the stuff and get it sorted and put away in the new house. I also have the feeling I will be looking for stuff for months after the move!!

Living room




The studio progress is steady and I am so excited to see how it looks with walls! Once the floor is down, we will be able to assemble the machine tables and get the quilting up and going. I figure that part of the studio will be the only thing in there until Tim has time to put together all the Ikea shelves! There will be very little sewing going on for at least a couple of weeks.
My scarf is almost done!

Simple pattern, but still pretty.

I can't believe the Christmas cactus has decided to burst into bloom today, of all days. The flowers are beautiful, but I think too fragile to survive the trip in the truck. Hopefully, some of them will hold off opening until we get there.
My Christmas cactus

I love the delicate flowers and the unusual pink and white color.

Well, it looks like it will be a quiet Christmas next week, as the kid's plans didn't materialize to come visit us. We have had Christmas by ourselves before, but it is never easy. I miss my family most during the holidays, and expect a little weep on Christmas morning. Next year, I plan to have all of them there...I figure I have a year to make it happen, so that will be the project for 2015.
My kids. Next year, guys...you WILL be home for Christmas!!
We will be unpacking and will have the turkey dinner as planned, despite not having family to share it with. We have our health and a lovely new home, so its all good.
The next post will be from Georgia! Stay tuned.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ready to load the truck...

I haven't been able to sew or quilt since my stuff has been packed and stacked. I did go to my sewing group for the final time and made a lap sized top from some fat quarters I had set aside. I will have to add borders and finish it after the move.
Small top made from fat quarters

The nights have become boring with nothing to do while watching TV, so I got some yarn and started a warm scarf for myself to have for walking Molly in the cold weather. That's fun...
My scarf so far

Did the Christmas cards and all the laundry. Packed the dishes (except for coffee cups and 2 cereal bowls) and the eating out has begun. We go to a friend's home for dinner tonight and to a restaurant tomorrow. If you knew Mr Wazoo, you'd know what a coup this is on my part, since he hates to eat out. We rarely go out, and then only to close by eateries. That's fine with me. Someone else will cook and clean up...Heaven!
Christmas cards ready to be mailed

The house is pretty bare. We have sold the furniture we meant to sell and I am relegated to a dining room chair in the evening unless I boot Molly out of her spot on the couch and sit there. We have been sharing the couch for three days...she's confused!
What a sad looking studio...

Everything that didn't go in the first two trips

We are relegated to the murphy bed for the next two nights.

Mr Wazoo does the final vacuum in our bedroom

Poor Molly has been laying low...the Christmas cactus is ready to explode with blooms. Drat!

What's left of the living room

The next report should come from Georgia where we should be moved in permanently.
I'll see you there!