Monday, November 09, 2009

Settling In

We are getting settled into our new home after a very busy past few weeks.  We had family visit last week even though we didn’t have much in the way of furniture yet.  It was actually quite comfortable and a good time was had by all.  There was the cutest little pregnant girl, my little sister, (who is expecting twins!),

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her husband, Craig, our Dad and Mercy helping out with cooking and cleaning.  We managed quite well with what we had on hand and played a lot of Mexican Train Dominoes.  Watching the deer run around the back yard and smelling the smoke from neighbors burning on burn days made it feel like camping in a house.  Tonight we are enjoying sitting by the fire ourselves, which is nice since it is about 35 degrees outside.  We even managed to fit in a short fishing trip today…the first of many I’m sure.

IMG_1468We have been tackling all the home improvement projects a little at a time and seem to be moving right a long at a steady pace.  I have even tried my hand at texturing a wall with a sea sponge and I have to say it did come out pretty nice.

It took some real team work, but we have even got all the Hunter Douglas blinds hung.  There were 3 sliding doors and one window.   One of the sliding doors was a real challenge because it was 14 feet long so we saved that one for last and by then we were pros.  We are loving the way they look and function and they really do seem to be keeping the warmth in which is very much appreciated at the moment.  The nice thing about the blinds we chose is that they have a sheer fabric around them that lets a lot of light in when the blinds are in the open position, but gives you a lot of privacy in the closed position.  They say that they are easy to clean with just a vacuum…I’m sure we’ll be checking that feature out in the near future.

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Finally I can get to the project I have been waiting patiently for and that is organizing and setting up my sewing area.  I started today and Michael even built me some shelves in the extra large closet we have.  It looks like it is all going to fit with room to spare.  Now to get to those sewing projects so I can have some sewing and crafting to write about on this blog!  There are lots of great ideas out there for the upcoming holidays and the quilt store nearby has lots of classes and free sewing days coming up that I can’t wait to get to.  I have no shortage of ideas!

Thanks to all our friends and family who stuck by our sides and helped us move and settle into our new home.  Now they can all come and visit and see why we chose Shingletown for our new home, only not all at once, please.

Enjoy the special days coming up and make some wonderful memories!



Karen said...

I'm glad to hear you are settling into your new home! I know that is a huge under taking! Congratulations to your sister. She will be quite busy with twins! Be sure to take some pictures of your sewing room to share on your blog. I always like seeing how others set up there rooms! :0)

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Anonymous said...

Ferne - what a delight it is to hear from you! :)

Your house is looking more and more and more homey -- I am glad to see that you are enjoying all your home projects.