Monday, May 19, 2008


I really haven't felt there has been much in the way of personal/family news for a long time. It felt as if we were just hanging on for the ride, swept up in the current more or less. Nearly all creative pursuits slowed to a snail's pace, influenced heavily by this house's dark paneling and lack of decent light. Who knew light and brightness were neccessary for creative people to flourish? Evidently not me.

The darkness in our house is just one of the reasons we have decided to find another house to rent. We have had a dampness problem in this house from day one. The landlords know what needs done to correct it yet have done nothing for 6 years about it. About mid-summer, a new family moved in next door, bringing with them excessive noise (barking dogs and loud fights 24/7) and increased traffic. Add that to the new housing project up the hill from us and the neighborhood has changed dramatically in about a year. It is now common to see gangs of teens hanging on street corners selling who-knows-what, tromping through yards and litering. When our dear friend, Julie, remarried and bought a new house, her old house was up for grabs. She spoke to her landlords and put in some good words for us, we hope to be moved by late June at the very latest.

The "new" house is a beauty: white walls, hardwood floors and room to please everyone. Literally a stone's throw from the hospital (directly in the MedFlight flight path) in a quiet, friendly, clean neighborhood that is flat enough to walk every day. We are all very excited about this, probably I am the most excited because I will finally have a space for all my sewing that is just for me! Would you believe I will even have a bath nearby?! Of course all this luxury comes at a price, namely a $600 security deposit plus the actual moving costs. Which is why I am reducing the prices of these quilts from August 2007...I'm trying to raise as much as I can to avoid borrowing a huge chunk.

These quilts are machine wash and dry, machine pieced and quilted. Each quilt has over 10 hours of quilting alone. Piecing time was not tracked as I have no need for that knowledge at this time.Moda Spring Fling Detail of Moda Spring Fling Moda fabric: Spring Fling by Me and My Sister. This quilt measures 36" x 47 1/2", is heavily stipple quilted. $45 plus shipping and insurance of your choice. SALE PENDING Thanks so much, Christy!

BOMBOM detailBack, BOM quilt These blocks were from a Joann's BOM back in either 1999, 2000 or 2001. This quilt is also heavily stipple quilted, measures 42" x 42", bound with black. $55 plus shipping and insurance of your choice.

In other news:

The girls are doing great. All three made the OHVA honor rolls. E tested at the top of her class (2nd grade) on the state-mandated testing. J will be working for the city this summer and will be able to walk to work once our move is final! She passed her driver's exam in Jan, drives her little beater-mobile Hubster got her for doing repairs on a neighbor's home. R is anxious to get settled into the new house because she has friends in that neighborhood and my sister, niece and nephew live just 9 blocks away. (Compared to the 2.5 miles now)

We still have Little Guy. His custody hearing will be in about 10 days, we are praying it goes "our" way, meaning his foster family would be able to adopt him.

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Blogger Jane said...

Thanks for all the news! Good luck with your move. It looks like it will be a good one for all concerned.

5/20/2008 12:10 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Thanks for the update. :o) Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Those are some smart little girls you have there. I'm still floored that J is driving. Where on earth did the time go?

5/24/2008 9:03 AM  

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