Saturday, February 8, 2014

Last post before 2000 mile move across the country...

That is right. The BIG move is finally upon me. It's bittersweet. Moving is tough and I've done it more times than should be legal. We have been blessed with the most incredible property I could have ever wished for. I am mostly excited about what kind of childhood this new chapter will provide for my sweet Piccadilly! We bought a 43 acre farm and it is amazing. I will share more about that once I am settled. It will be an indeterminate amount of time before we will have internet again. We are remote enough that internet service is currently out of our financial reach. I figure I can go to the library once a week to catch up and blog etc. So for awhile I will be slow to respond to emails and things of that nature. Please forgive me in advance.

I wanted to share this bit of providence. I was able to purchase two of these vintage wooden DMC display cases from an old variety store that went out of business. This same store is where I purchased my first tatting shuttle at a very young age. So these boxes will be great reminders and a great addition to my tatting collection. I think they will house my hand dyed tatting thread in the near future.

As promised, I am sharing a few goofy wallpaper pics from my real estate search. As I mentioned before, the irony is that our farmhouse is top to bottom decorated in 80's style wallpaper. I have a LOT of work ahead of me.

I know this is a totally normal picture. But I had to share it because this is a pretty amazing story. This picture is from a home that was our second choice to purchase. Do you notice the orange spoon rest on the oven there? I made and sold that 10 years ago. No, I don't know the person who I sold it to as I sold hundreds of pieces of pottery in that area at the time. Anyhow, I almost dropped dead when I saw it! What are the chances and how cool is that?!?!?

Happy Tatting until next time friends!


Miranda said...

And it is obvious that the person who bought your pottery has the best taste!

The farm sounds lovely. Are you planning on growing your own food?

I'm sure you'll miss your internet, since you're so used to having it. But if it means weekly trips to the library for Picadilly, I guess it's not all bad.

You'll have to show us before and after pics of the house.

Best of luck on the big move!

Suzanne said...

While I am no fan of wallpaper, and never use it, I don't actually detest the floral paper in the entry has a certain 'country' charm. The tassel on the door is perhaps a bit much!

Congratulations! farm life will be fabulous for you and your family. Wishing you safe travels and much happiness in your new home.

Frances said...

Good luck with the big move.

JB said...

Good luck on your big move. It's so exciting. That is amazing about the spoon rest.

Ladytats said...

Best wishes on the big move. I will miss your posts, but understand the issues.
Holler if you need anything.

Karen said...

Congratulations on the farm purchase! A farm is a wonderful place to live & for Miss P to grow up. Internet is not the most important thing in life but it'll sure be nice to see your posts and hear how things are with you.
Love the picture & story of your spoon rest.
Blessings to you and your precious family. Love, Karen in OR

Margarets designer cards said...

Well done on getting a great new home, what a find to see your spoon, well whoever brought it had very good taste.
Good luck with the move, I hope everything goes well and miss P enjoys herself in her new home.
I will miss you and I hope you can find somewhere near to be back to blogging soon.
Take care and look forward to seeing pictures of your new homes
Until we meet again in blog land happy tatting

Jane McLellan said...

Good luck with the big move! So exciting. I hope you will all be very happy in your new home.

Suztats said...

Wishing you a safe, happy move and much happiness in your new home!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That is very cool! Good luck with your move. I hope all goes smoothly. Maybe you'll be close enough that I can come visit some time!

YorkieSue said...

A very Happy New Home Sherry... :-) Please do touch base when you're more settled. I remember you fondly from Spokane - bless
Sue Hanson

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the move - hope to hear from you as soon as you can, with pictures of the farm. So exciting! Cheers, Lesley

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Best of luck on the move - maybe you can come to Tat Days in September!

The farm sounds wonderful. I know it will be a terrific place for your family - and all your art - to be.

Barbara Gordon said...

Good luck with the move. Hope you get internet very, very soon!