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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Trying to Make a House a Home

Greetings from our hotel room.  Still!  Yes, we are still staying here, waiting (not so patiently) for our stuff to be delivered, so we can finally get settled in our house.  I was so sure we would get the call that the shipment was in the area yesterday, but it didn't come.  It is "overdue" now--I don't remember the exact day they said it should arrive but I do know it was before my birthday. 

Yesterday we finally got all the "hold baggage" shipment mostly put away.  It had some kitchen stuff, and I'll confess that I didn't know where to put some of that.  It always amazes me that a new house, maybe one even larger than the last, doesn't have the "same" space.  But then I'm the sort of person who doesn't want to waste mental energy on figuring new things out.  I guess I'm going to have to, though.

Once the kitchen stuff was dealt with, I discovered the box of quilts!  I sort of forgot that I had put half of my really good quilts in the hold baggage, along with my second sewing machine--just "in case."  (I wouldn't want to put all my eggs in one basket!)  Anyway, lots of quilts go a long way in making a house more like my home!

I actually got some applique done yesterday, and maybe today I'll finish another Sarah block.  It really feels good to stitch and helps soothe my frazzled self.  I'm just so ready for this to finally be over! 

I know the stores are full of school supplies--forcing us to admit that the summer is almost over, but on Sunday, I actually saw Halloween stuff!  Who can think about that when it is 100 degrees!  Goodness.

Have a great day, everyone!


  1. I don't consider summer over until I'm eating corn from the garden! We still have a few weeks left.....enjoy it! Glad you got some stitching done.....that always seems to smooth a hectic day!

  2. Hang in there! At least you do have your wonderful quilts to comfort you until the rest of your belongings arrive.

  3. There is still almost 2 months left to summer according to the calendar...I think that is precisely why we feel like life is zipping by so quickly.Halloween stuff in July!!! Talk about rushing things and wishing our lives away...people need to relax and enjoy the moment.
    Sounds like you are taking time to relax with your stitching...probably a good idea because when your things arrive you may be pretty busy for awhile.

  4. Our stuff was late once. Where was it? The driver had decided to take a detour through his hometown because it was "nearby"..... Insert a big sigh here....... I'm glad to hear you have some of your things now. Quits especially :-)

  5. Oops....that should say quilts not quits! LOL!! Autocorrect!