Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Do You Pinterest?

Do you Pinterest?

Since we have been in escrow I have been spending way too much time on Pinterest. I have been looking for ideas for storage,

decorating,  you name it. If it has to do with homes and decorating, I've been looking at it.

Which means that I'm behind on my quilting. I haven't figured out how to surf the web and quilt at the same time, pity that.

However, I have managed to finish five quilts that I'll be delivering this weekend in California, and two that have been delivered locally this week. Here are some pictures of a couple of them.

This is a redwork quilt done by my old quilt friendship group.

This one has also been done by Noreen's friendship group.
This is how the cornucopias looked before the detail quilting.

Then I used Superior Threads' MonoPoly to add details by stitching along the applique lines. This is how it looked after the extra quilting.

I'm having Pinterest withdrawal. I'd best get back to surfing the web.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

About Face

Well, things do change. Today, as I was mourning the end of escrow, our real estate agent called. It seems that the owner of the house met with the selling agent. He met with her to tell her about the problems with the house, and that we were going to have to withdraw our offer. Poor lady burst into tears. It seems that she really liked us, and wanted us as neighbors as much as we wanted the house. She offered to fix all of the major problems with the house! The gist of all this is that we are back in escrow. Yippee!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


We are no longer in escrow. We had the home inspection yesterday. There were some very serious problems with the wiring in the house, plus nearly all the additions to the house were illegal or in violation of building codes. I'm very sad. I really liked the house. Well, back to house hunting.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

House Hunting

Though we returned from vacation July 30 I haven't had time to post.

We've been house hunting. Before we left on vacation, we saw a great home on a great lot. The owners had raised vegetable beds, a compost heap, a greenhouse, workshop/longarm studio space. Their decorating style even matched ours. We worked up an offer and ended up as a second back-up offer.

Then last Friday, there was a home on a large lot, pretty oak floors, a big bonus room over the garage that could have been for the longarm, and a recently remodeled kitchen with limestone counters. We worked up an offer on that one, only to find out that an offer had been received just a few minutes before we were going to submit ours.

Our agent was feeling pretty sorry for us. She got a few more listings and arranged for us to view them Monday. One was on a hill with a pretty view, but near a highway with lots of road noise. Two on one street, both of them were kind of smelly and pricy.

Then we saw this one.

The lot is smaller than we were hoping for. However, it has fresh paint inside and out, new carpeting and tile, and one of the bedrooms is large enough for the longarm.

We rushed back to the agency office and wrote up an offer. We managed to get it in before anyone else, but  still we didn't know if it would be accepted.

Our agent called this morning, we got the house!
Escrow closes September 21.
Check out this fabulous room! It's a north facing room. It's not quite as large as the photo makes it seem. I can't wait to have my morning cup of coffee here.

It also has a quirky, funky, wonderful yard. The coreopsis was blooming when we saw the house. I love coreopsis. I tried to grow it in California, but I couldn't get it to stay alive.

I'm so excited!