Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A BIT OF LUCK HAPPENING...


Well, I think I can look positively now at the house. It looks like I should be able to sign the lease next Monday or Tuesday!  Wow! A house I love is actually going to be a rental reality.  I have to say that I didn't think it would happen. 

Here are a few more of my challenges.  Tags first and 363 something second...


As for the fall scene, I really did not like the free motion hand stitches so I took them all out. I decided to embroider a leafless tree.  Here's a basic outline...
..I like this a lot better.

Well, back to packing. Like I said, my days are packing and errands, then a little creativity right before bed.

Can't wait to share pictures of the home with you. It is really beautiful.

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Talk with you tomorrow...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

PACKING AND A LITTLE CREATING...


Busy day packing and running errands. I think packing and running errands are going to be my daily schedule for a couple weeks.  No word on the house other than they need more information. When I heard that I decided that I would not count on getting this house...storage areas here I come!

Maybe I'll look at more houses for rent but to be honest, I am getting quite disappointed about how both housing hunts have gone (purchasing and renting).

It's been comfortable today, enough to open the windows and turn off the ac. We had some storms with several close lightening strikes accompanied by loud claps of thunder and rain.

I took a few minutes to try some hand free motion stitching both formal and non formal. Don't think I like either but I do know that the scene needs something more...
...maybe some actual tree outlines.  I think I will try that tomorrow if time permits.

Here are some more of my daily challenges...




That's all for today...
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Talk with you tomorrow...

Monday, August 13, 2018

HOUSE HUNTING 101, PACKING AND A NEW FALL SCENE...


Monday, almost the middle of August...can you believe that summer is almost over?  Some kids are already back in school and many will begin next week. NYC public schools wait until after Labor Day.

So, the house with the water problem that was supposed to be fixed has another problem. I am guessing that it's mold. I looked at four more houses and for one reason or another rejected them. The fifth house I looked at Friday is promising. It's old and large and on a great lawn (which I am not responsible for!!!) The property management approved me, now awaiting the owner. I really love this house, but then I loved the house with the water problem.  Here's hoping...

I have been packing. On Friday I did drop off the nine boxes to Goodwill and now I have  nine more packed. These are all for me.  One to one, remember?  All my knick knacks are packed though.  Next I am going to work on my studio.  That should be fun...

I have spent some time on creative projects.  I cut out a fall scene, raw edge...

I decided to hand stitch the edges using a blanket stitch...

Here's a close-up...

I know I want to add more but am not sure exactly what.  I was thinking of free style embroidery using thread.  I think I will make a copy of the scene and draw in some features to see how it looks.

Oh, and I am catching up on my daily challenges...


Well, back to packing...

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Talk with you tomorrow...
Fingers crossed for a positive answer about the latest rental house...