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Monday, October 13, 2014

There and Back!

No, we didn't go to see the Hobbit.  We went to Washington - the state - and bought a new house. But first here is my Drunkard's Path quilt start.  I'm going to make the Wedding Ring setting... I'll show one in a day or two.

I made the pattern the night before we left on our house seeking trip. I got the pattern from www.mccallsquilting.com and I made the pieces 142% larger on my printer. Then I applied the pattern to template plastic and cut them out so the curve would be for hand sewing - traced line on the curve is the sewing line and on the straight lines is 1/4" seam allowance for using the sewing machine -  like I did on hundreds of smaller blocks ages ago. I thought I'd sewn a few more red & purple ones...  I started out trying the circle technique, but I don't like what happens when I clip so close and while manipulating a glued bunch the fabric shreds and there's very little seam allowance... see below.


























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Now for some pictures of my new house....


The front yard is huge, so it  will fit my magnolia (I started from a seed).






 It's the corner house  of a cul-de-sac. We're going to get the old guy a riding mower, cause that's a lot of lot to mow at his age. It's on a quiet street, and seems like a nice neighborhood. The house is 3 bedrooms (2 are really small) and 2 bathrooms. The kitchen is about 1/2 the size of my old one... Oh, well. Less to clean! Right?

On the way home I took this picture of Mt. Shasta... over 14,000 ft. Magical, I think.
 
So now the big work starts... finish packing, build a bunch of little plants for  Halloween (one of our last days here), coordinate everything and move. Wish me luck. I think we're going to need it.
 
Happy Monday,
Hugs,
Terri

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on finding a house! It'll be interesting to see how your DP quilt develops. I haven't tried the circle technique myself. Looks a little tricky.

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  2. Less cleaning time means more sewing time!

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  3. Congratulations on the house purchase Terri . That’s wonderful news ! Cant wait to see the inside. I bet you make it feel like home straight away.

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  4. Cute. I also live on the corner of a cul-de-sac. Can't wait till you are all moved in. What (exhausting) fun!

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  5. What a wonderful house and the yard is huge!

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  6. I missed this post! LOVE your pictures! Beautiful home on a beautiful lot.
    Not going to try those curves. lol.
    LOVE Shasta Mountain.

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