Monday, January 21, 2013

Went to look at houses

this morning and what did I take pictures of?  Not one of the six houses I set out to see.  What I took a picture of was a flowering "tree" in the back yard  of the first house on the realtor's list.  Five house I got to walk through and imaging myself living and working within the walls and under the roof.  The sixth one was occupied and I hate looking at a house with someone else's possession still there.  So of  the six, I narrowed my house choices down to three.  All three had great natural lighting and in  all three I could see myself living and creating. 
Sorry, Kathy A, none of them had a pool in the back yard but the one at the top of my list shares a fence with the community pool, so if I get that one, you will have a very short walk to get wet when you come to visit.  I think these are trumpet flowers. What ever their botanical name is they were just largely gorgeous and yellow, one of my favorite colors.
The flowers did not sway me, but the first house on our to see list had two trees with these blooms growing in the back  yard., but after seeing three more houses this house with the big blooms was in a tie for first and moved down to second place after the next house.  Each house was in a different Orlando bedroom community, Maitland, Winter Springs and Lake Mary.
   Will keep you abreast of my house hunt progress.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wacky noodles and cloth bags

I told you that I would get back to using my sewing machine and I have, but not to do anything creative.  It was all sewing that HAD to be done.  I will have 8 pieces hanging in my local quilt guilds 2 day bi-annual quilt show on Feb 1 and 2.  Quilt Take-In day is this Saturday and the rule is that each quilt must come in a cloth bag.  If I folded my quilts a king size pillow case would have worked, but no... I roll all of my quilt for storage and transport.
For storage,  I've  rolled several together and wrapped the whole bundle in a large piece of cloth or twin size sheet and store on a shelf in the closet.  This  same rolling together and wrapping the bundle is how I cart them out of the apartment  for my lectures/presentation engagements. 

But since I needed 8 separate bags I was kept busy sewing and now they are all done and waiting.
The Wacky Noodles... I brought the whole box of 24, I used them to roll the quilts that are going to the show as well as all of the other quilts I have in the house.  I've been wanting to roll each quilt separately for a long time and wrap each one in a piece of muslin.    Now to find a day when I am truly bored and I will get on to doing that, but for now, even though they are rolled individually, they are in a common wrappings.
My house hunting is not going so well.  The house I wanted did not pass the house inspection.  Two major repairs left me no choice; a complete roof and a new air condition compressor had me saying no to this house. 
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