Another quick trip for me. Hubby and I were in Auburn for a meeting at our house. Actually for some photographs. I haven't mentioned until now, but the house we are buying is going to be open to the public during the month of June to raise money for charity. It makes us feel even better about the house! All this was set up before we bought it - it's always been been planned before we came into the picture. As part of the publicity, a regional magazine wanted the owners (us!) to be in some photos at the house with the builder and his wife (the designer).
But the best part of the trip was seeing the house again. I haven't been inside it for about 6 weeks, and of course, SO MUCH has been done in that amount of time. The floors are finished, carpet is in, lighting fixtures in, cabinetry and countertops in, appliances in, paint done. Not much is left - just some tweaks here and there.
You know those HGTV shows where a couple comes into their newly made over home or room - the ones where they are brought to tears? That's exactly how I felt! Seems so corny, but it's true. Hubby and I are so blessed to have found the perfect home for us. We are giddy with excitement! Just a couple of months and we will be living there.
Back to the real world now. Back in Birmingham, putting finishing touches on the book. We have LOTS of showings for our current house over the weekend, which is a very good thing. So I need to get to work to gather some "work in the car" stuff so that my book progress won't stop.
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By the way, the weather vane is on our new house - love that detail!
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.