Monday, August 24, 2015

Home

I'm writing from beautiful Greenville, South Carolina. I'm officially home - not without a major inconvenience, but it certainly feels good to call this place home.

After weeks of packing up a house and a life, we headed east from St Louis to South Carolina. I couldn't miss the chance to stop in Nashville and visit Anna Maria Horner's Craft South. An inspiring store - no surprise. The drive through the Smokey Mountains was gorgeous and after 13 hours on the road we finally made it to our new home. But our stuff had other plans and unexpectedly didn't leave St Louis for another 3 weeks. I could sleep on an air mattress and sit in a folding chair and cook in a microwave, but I sure did miss my fabric.

After a whirlwind of unpacking things are falling into place, and I'm happy to say that it feels like home.


The sun rises right outside my back porch...


For the first time ever I have a fence to hold up a quilt...


The sewing machine is ready to hum...


And there's new fabric in the house...


My quilts are out of their boxes enjoying a bit of breathing space...  


Yup, it's starting to feel like home...

23 comments:

  1. Congrats on completing your move! I love the quilt on the fence.

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  2. I bet it feels good! Once you are more settled in, please show us what you do with your quilts in the new place, how you display them, etc. I am always looking for ideas.

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  3. Wow, you have accomplished a lot! My hat is off to you, I am scared to move, we've been here 27 years! :l
    Show us some pictures of your new house! Did you husband's work take you there?

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  4. Wow! 3 weeks?! How frustrating. It is good to hear from you again. Your's is one of my very favorite blogs. Love the quilt on the fence and can't wait to see your new studio.

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  5. So good to hear from you again! Can't wait to see the new projects!

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  6. Oh YAY! It looks wonderful! So happy for you as you begin in a new place :)

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  7. Happy to hear you're settling into your new home. Your quilt looks great on your fence! We'll miss you at STLMQG

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  8. Wish you a wonderful time in your new home and lots.....and lots.... of new quilts!

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  9. Congratulations on a successful move! Enjoy your new home.

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  10. I'm glad your move went well. What is the name of the pattern for the quilt on the fence and what fabrics did you use? It is absolutely beautiful!!

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  11. Glad you're finally getting settled! I can't imagine how frustrating it would be to not have all of your stuff for a month!
    Amanda

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  12. So happy to hear from you again after your moving adventure. No fabric for a month.....unimaginable!

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  13. Congratulations. I know it has to feel good ... no it has to feel wonderful. I love that quilt on the fence, too.

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  14. Congrats and welcome to Greenville! I hope I get to meet you in person soon, our next Greenville Modern Quilt Guild meeting is Saturday, September 12th from 1-3 at the new Bernina store. Or maybe we can meet for lunch sometime?

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  15. Welcome to the Carolina's! I have lived in North Carolina my entire life, just north of Charlotte, NC which is pretty much on the South Carolina border. The Carolina's are a great place to live

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  16. Congratulations! Welcome home! I hope you and your family - and your quilts! - enjoy many, many, MANY years of happiness in your new home. (And maybe I'll see you in Savannah - QuiltCon East 2017!)

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  17. YAY! Glad you are starting to settle in. Congrats on the new space and looking forward to seeing more as you get settled.

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  18. Glad you are somewhat settled. Can't wait to see your South Carolina inspired quilts.

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  19. Nice to see that you have landed and made it "home"! I have missed your sewing room adventures but am happy to know that you are enjoying your new place!

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  20. Hi, there! I'm just getting caught up on my list of blogs and was delighted to see your post. Sure do miss you, but am also very happy for you and Mike.

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  21. Welcome to SC. I hope you will join Quilters of SC.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!