Friday, June 27, 2014

GOOD NEWS, DEAR JANE BLOCKS AND CHERRIES

First, the good news!  We found a house, made an offer and it was accepted!!!  The bad news is that we can't move in until the middle of August because there are renters in the house and they have to get 30 days notice, so with some extra time thrown in there for what I don't know, we are supposed to close on August 14.  The house has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a one car garage and is a duplex, but is a very nice one and in a super nice neighborhood.  We are definitely downsizing, but we will make it work.  Luckily, we sold a lot of our furniture and stuff.

I couldn't believe how many closets it has.  Besides the normal closets in bedrooms, it has at least 4 (maybe 5) closets in the hallway.  One is a broom closet and the other 3 are linen-type closets.  One is already designated for quilting along with one of the bedrooms and it's regular closet which is quite large.  I'm determined to have a design wall this time - big enough for a large quilt.  I'll need it for the log cabin quilt for sure if I want to get those blocks sewn together correctly.  There is also a pantry in the kitchen!  The kitchen is about 1/4 the size of the kitchen in my old house, but then, it's way bigger than the kitchen in the camper, so it will seem big to me after living in the camper another 6 weeks.

So, until August 14, I will plan to do as much sewing with the fabric I have as I can.  We plan to take a trip to the coast too.

Here are a couple more Dear Jane blocks that I made.  I was happy that this first one wasn't as hard as it looked.  It really is pretty square - the sides kept sticking up when I took the picture.  The fabric I used for both of these blocks is from the "scrap bin" at Common Threads in Waxahachie, TX.  I love to go there and dig through the scraps to fill up a baggie for just $2.00!  Maybe I can go there when we go to pick up our furniture that's in storage and can get some more.  Do you think DH will let me?

A-11
 I'm getting better at paper piecing, but none of my blocks are "perfect."  And that's fine with me!  I'm glad to be getting them made!

BR-2
Our son's house has 2 cherry trees, so my GS and I picked as many as we could - he did the tree climbing - and we made 2 cherry pies.  He pitted the cherries and I made the pie crust.  One pie went into the freezer for when DS/DIL return from Europe and one is half eaten.  Yummy!  That's the first time I ever made a cherry pie from fresh cherries!

If you look close you can see some cherries on the tree.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and has some time to do some sewing!

20 comments:

Karen said...

So happy for you. August will be here before we know it!! Out next door neighbors in Rochester, NY had a cherry tree. Good memories.

Lori said...

Congratulations from a fellow Oregonian! LOL What town is it in? Any chance you are coming to the Sisters show again?
My favorite kind of pie! Especially with fresh cherries.

Beth said...

Yeah!!!! Happy to hear you found a house and that your offer has been accepted. Sorry closing isn't sooner, but least you will not be house hunting and you have an 'end date'. Not that that helps.
Your blocks look perfect to me.
Cherry pie was the first pie I ever made (in Home Ec) but not with fresh cherries.
Congrats

---"Love" said...

The house sounds great! Lots of storage, and not too much 'house' to have to keep clean. Glad you'll have a real sewing room again complete with a design wall! Wish I had a slice of the cherry pie! ---"Love"

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Congratulations on your new home. I am excited for you. You must have so much on your mind now with thinking about how you will set it up. The cherry pie sounds good. So happy you are near your family now.

Rebecca in AK said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy you have found a house!! Six weeks won't be too long. Just think of the fun setting up your sewing room. How great to have a large design wall. I guess we have to give up some things to gain others. Your cherry pie sound delicious!

Doniene said...

I'm so very happy for you!!! Too bad that we never met when you lived in Texas!! But I am glad you will be near to your family!!

I LOVE fresh cherries! I wish I had a bite of that pie!!

Your blocks are wonderful and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your log cabin blocks!!! It will be an amazing quilt!

Janet O. said...

Wonderful that you have found a house. Now if those 6 weeks can just fly by!
Nice looking blocks--your paper piecing looks good to me!
Oh, cherry pie from fresh picked cherries can't be beat! And one from frozen cherries that you picked fresh runs a very close second!

Quilting Babcia said...

Congratulations Ruth! Such good news, and something to look forward to. Our sale is progressing well, still have a couple of hurdles before the closing. We'll need to get together for coffee soon.

Grit said...

Congratulation on your new home.
Your Jane blocks are wonderful.

Cathy said...

Congrats on finding your new home. I hope it is near your family. Love your Dear Jane blocks. Hugs

Katie said...

I'm so happy to hear you've found a home, even if you have to wait a bit to move in. And lots of closets are a bonus (my hubby tried to get me to buy a house with none...that lasted all of 2 seconds...). Those cherry pies sound pretty tasty, too.

Debbie Lou said...

Great news about your new home. Congrats! It sounds like you have some great storage in your new place. That's always a bonus. Enjoy!

Lesley said...

Wonderful news that you have found a home. Fantastic! Your blocks are wonderful!

lillianscupboard said...

It's great that you found your house. I'm sure the time will go by very quickly.

Love those cherries.
Lillian

a good yarn said...

All that marvellous storage space! Less house mean s less to clean. I'm sure you will have it made into a home in no time. It's too humid for cherries where I live but we grow fabulous ones in a place called Orange.

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on the house! I'm sure you will find plenty to keep you busy until moving day. Great work on the Dear Jane blocks. There is a reason they say, "finished is better than perfect"

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Congratulations on new home--closets sound great--August will be her in a few short days

Doniene said...

Wow, Cherry Pie - sounds fabulous!

Karen said...

I had no idea you were leaving Texas. Will be quite a change in climate for you.