Saturday, November 22, 2014

Still Unpacking

Still unpacking - you would not believe how many boxes there are yet to be undone....

But I wanted to show you this...

That is a rose blooming in my new house. It's not just any rose, but it is, in fact, the rose I started from a cut flower we bought at Costco. I've had it in a pot for at least 3 years now, so I didn't have to leave it for the new owner.

This is my Mother in Law's Tongue blooming again even though it got pushed around in the truck. Three nights in the cold truck. We were really careful for it, and keeping it in place with some fabric strips until it's happy again. I'm just happy nothing broke.
Haven't been sewing much. I don't know if I did any more Drunkard's Path blocks since I showed the last ones. I sit down in the evening and fall asleep in seconds. I did start unpacking the sewing room today. I've got a lot of quilts to make. I can't believe the number of boxes of stash. Worse than that, there are bigger and more boxes marked crafts... rubber stamps and its paraphernalia. OMG.
Hope your weekend is going great.


  1. Scary! This is why I swore to never move again when we bought this house. You probably did that too--buy don't tell me! I'm surprised that your quilt stuff wasn't unpacked first. You can always buy meals out, even buy a toothbrush and toothpaste, a bar of soap and be good for a couple of days. Quilting is always the priority! Good luck with you boxes! Remember to keep putting lotion on your hands; I hate the way cardboard dries them out!

  2. Your green thumb is amazing! so glad your plants made the journey so well. There will be boxes for days to come, it took me almost a month to get through stuff. take a break to survive!

  3. I had no idea that Mother-in-laws-tongue bloomed!! Mine has never done that. Do you feed it??? I have to repot my pot bound one...
    I hate to tell you this one: we still have unapcked boxes in our cellar from 10 (yes, TEN) years ago...good luck hugs, Julierose

  4. So happy your rose survived the journey. It's beautiful. Will you plant it in your new garden or keep it in the pot.

    Unpacking is hard work!!!! Unpack your sewing room and reward yourself with some sewing time.

  5. Welcome to your new home Terri. I hope you will be very happy there. Yes we had the same thing here when we moved in. I'm still getting rid of things which I should've sorted out long ago. It is a nice feeling though to de-clutter. I hope you have fun while you are sorting out your crafts rather than it being a chore alongside all the other moving in opening box chores.

  6. Welcome to the neighborhood. I was hoping you were unpacking and not still waiting for your stuff since your last post! Unpacking is a pain...there's always more stuff than you left with, it seems. But it will get done, you will get "settled" and back to fun in good time. Looking forward to seeing whether your new surroundings influence your work. :)

  7. I'm betting your stash was breeding in those boxes. I'm trying to organize my stash right now. I can only do bits and pieces until after Christmas, when I can finally pack up the rest of my son's stuff out of his room and closet, I'm wrapping my larger fabrics (most of it) around comic book boards and lining it up neatly on bookshelves. I'm starting to see fabrics that I don't even remember. Nice to see what I have. Have fun unpacking.


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