It feels like forever since I have shared anything with you about our move to the country. We are in our new home! There is still lots to do but we are still recovering from Covid and taking things slow.
Yes, Builder Bob ended up testing positive after catching it from me. He is doing pretty good, just no energy and taking lots of naps. He is still getting headaches also. We are so fortunate that we didn’t get sicker. It is very hard to remember to take lots of breaks.
My sense of smell has returned and yesterday we put a beef roast with potatoes, onions, cabbage and carrots in the slow cooker. It smelled wonderful unfortunately, Builder Bob can’t smell or taste anything right now which made him very unhappy.
We really lucked out with our move! This is what it looked like two days after we got all moved in. The day before it rained, so glad we didn’t have to deal with that. Isn’t the snow beautiful!
This is the view out of one of the bedroom windows. I can’t wait until I feel good enough to go for a walk in the woods!
We still have cleaning and a few things at the other house but right now we are just taking things slow. Bob has a few more days of isolation, then we’ll get things finished over there.
I have no idea how long….or if ever it will be before we can have Mr. Mickey loose outside when we are with him. The first time we took him out, there was a cat and the next thing he took off and was down in the woods!
Luckily I have my temporary dog fences that I bought last year for him and Miss Sadie. I ended up buying about five sets and I have them set up outside of my basement walkout door.
Organizing my quilt studio
I am slowly, slowly putting things together in my quilt studio. I love this house and my new studio! I have a long ways to go but I know many of you are anxious to see it.
I am so happy to have my cutting table set up again! This was originally a table Builder Bob used for his woodworking. It has wheels so I can move it anywhere. It was too tall for me and he cut the legs down to adjust the height for me. I have 4 large cutting mats on the top of it.
Being able to easily move the table is perfect when I want to lay out a quilt.
Finding old quilt projects
One of the best things about moving is finding treasures you forgot you had. I still have lots of things to do but I found a box with an almost finished quilt top that I think I started it 8 or 10 years ago!
I thought it would be fun to take a “little rest” and finish sewing the blocks together. Do you like my fabric wall?
Luckily I had written notes with the blocks telling me how to make more if needed but I actually had enough for a nice size quilt and a section leftover that I’ll use for a pillow. I did a little searching on my website and actually found another post where I showed these blocks and talked about a color block quilt.
In my notes I wrote the block name as X Marks the Spot. It is a great way to use up charm squares.
I am still using my piano stool when I sew am I’m trying out the Sew Pad cushion on it. I’ll be sharing a review on it soon.
I already had large sections pieced together so it took no time at all to piece the quilt. I wonder why I never finished this?
Notice how I moved the cutting table and have all of this room to layout the quilt? I love it!
I brought the quilt top upstairs and placed it on Mr. Mickey’s chair, then I sat him on it. He still doesn’t enjoy being a quilt model. I’ll write up a tutorial on how to make this block soon.
Here is something else that has made me happy, a place to hang my quilt rulers. The previous owner had a workshop in this room and one wall has a pegboard. We had the entire house painted in an alabaster color which I love.
I was so tickled to be able to hang some of them up. This wall is where I am storing things temporarily until I find spaces for them. It is amazing what a person collects!
Just to the right of my rulers is my AccuQuilt and books area. I have the Studio cutter and also the GO! Electric cutter which is on the other side of the room. I have two bathroom vanities that Build Bob cut tops for that hold the cutters. Eventually, I plan on painting them white.
Have you seen the new Mariner’s Compass die from AccuQuilt? I decided to treat myself to a gift and just bought it. They have a special deal right now where it is on sale plus you get the cutting mat included and free standard shipping.
This looks difficult but I’m sure it won’t be when the pieces are cut with the die.
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