Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Well, the house is in “contingent” mode….in more ways than 1.

We have accepted a strong offer, we have moved out quite a bit of furniture and stuff we’ve accumulated over the years. A car has been sold, another for sale, and the remaining cars are accounted for in our plans.

I’ve accomplished quite a bit of networking. Plans are in place for a studio space that will definitely make money for us.

So, every day I work on the list of tasks with a thought to “what if” and “in case of” and other scenarios. You would think after 30 years of work as an organist, half a dozen years studying tatting and designing for tatting, and several months of house hunting that it would be simple. The hard part is keeping focused to make sure what I really should be doing gets done. Like taking the car in for work on the GPS. It tends to freeze for no apparent reason.

Stay tuned for a picture of the “sold” sign….coming soon…..

Monday, March 23, 2015

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Consider yourself lucky…in a way.

First, the good news:

The Saint-Saens worked in blues is back and framed and hanging on my wall. I enjoy it so much! I don’t think I’ll ever sell this one. Call it my “first” that I consider a lucky charm.

Next, the shawl angel is coming along. Here’s the second version worked in some old size 20 (hence the stained thread).
I've still more work to do on this design. I'd like to see how big it will be in size 80, so I guess that's the next step.

Now for the whining:

This living in a house that is staged for sale is not fun. I’ve lost track of so much. The 2 hours each day I spend cleaning and primping is tiring. I’ve decided I will never try to be a full time maid. It makes the characters on Dowton Abbey that much more real to me. I know there are those who see such drudgery as a step up and a good choice for a career, but I’m outa here! I soooo want to be messy for a day or so!!!



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Another step in the framing process

Ever find yourself in a loop of chores and repeating tasks? That’s how I feel right now. The house process is stuck right now. Everyone involved seems to be mulling over the next decision. I don’t mind that, but I mind the inactivity.

Today I plan to lace the blue Saint-Saens onto the foam core and get it back to the framer. We’ll see how far I get. I may end up getting distracted by house stuff. That wouldn’t be so bad if the sales/purchase was moving forward.