24 May 2019

Summer Dollhouse

I had to skip displaying my spring dollhouse because of moving preparations, so I was anxious to get my summer dollhouse up as soon as possible, if a tiny bit early. These are all my little Texas finishes (if you remember the Texas basket I did a couple of years ago). If you'd like to see my other seasonal dollhouses, just click on the label at the end of this post.

21 May 2019

Remaking a Home

I am aaalmost there, y'all. The house is pretty well put together, so I was able to start on my sewing room yesterday, and hope to finish it today. It's quite a bit smaller than my previous sewing room, so I've encountered some challenges, but I also have some ideas! 

We got our shipment on 18 April and I set a goal for myself to have the house finished by the end of May. I think I'm actually going to make it. There may be a few odds and ends left, but all the major stuff will be done. 

I have a big summer planned, in which I do...


I have been in moving mode--planning, prepping, moving, unpacking--since December and I am done. Done, done, done. I want to spend the next three months playing in my sewing room, stitching, finishing, framing, and just generally enjoying not having moving hanging over my head.  If nothing comes up and I actually get to do all that, I'll have lots of stuff to share here on the ol' blog, so stick around. 

It's going to be a nice, quiet, slooow summer.

04 May 2019

Saturday Sampler: I'M BACK! Edition


This move.


This is a happy place so I'll skip the details, but it was... challenging. Happily, and thankfully, we're fine, Tiger Lily is fine, and the stuff I've unpacked so far is fine, but... wow. Definitely our toughest move yet.

But look at this tree in our front yard! I don't know what it is but it smells lovely.

Tiger Lily is doing well. She did great in her fort in the hotel rooms, and was a little trooper in the car. Our longest day was 11 hours of driving and she never made a peep. She's slowly settling in to the new house, mostly keeping to the bedroom during the day and exploring the rest of the house at night. 

Housewarming flowers from some of the Texas fam.

I checked out my new LNS and was thrilled to find a very nice fabric and thread selection. I picked up the latest in With Thy Needle & Thread's new Holiday Hoopla series.

And a couple of the new Mill Hill autumn kits. I can't remember the last time I bought any of these little bead kits, but I couldn't resist these lanterns. So cute!

And I got this teeny notebook. Nothing like new stash to make a girl feel at home.

So! We're here safely, we're adjusting to some challenges, and we're beginning to explore. I am s-l-o-w-l-y getting the house together (and I would like a few words with the clown who designed this house). My sewing room is last on the priority list, but I hope to get to it by the end of the month. Thanks so much for all the kind comments and well wishes and prayers for our move. I do so appreciate it.

We made it!