Sunday, 22 September 2013

26 days and counting

Hi guys

just a very brief update - we have signed the new house contracts and we now have our completion date which will be exactly 25 days time.  There is one HUGE fly in the ointment in that the week we complete, I have to travel to The Netherlands for 3 days of business meetings immediately before we complete.  Needless to say this means that the house needs to be packed up ready for the removal lorry to come to the house on the Friday to move our boxes to the new house (no pressure).

While I made a token attempt of packing away person pictures etc ready for the house viewings, I have today started to pack away my sewing room, that being the most difficult one I think.

Its hard work - I have LOADS of stuff, so I made the decision that no more sewing will be done between now and the move, and to start boxing things up - sorting through, and throwing away anything that really is not essential.

A daunting task, but is not something I can delegate to someone else.

I hope you are all sewing up a storm - good luck to all of you who are entering the mini wardrobe contest and the lined jacket contest on PR both organised by two wonderful ladies located in TX - hopefully I have time to do some voting.

Catch you soon.........................

Monday, 9 September 2013


I just wanted to post a quick message to anyone who may have stopped by to see if there have been any new posts lately.

Things have been a little hectic on the home and work front, and such is life, sewing, blogging and even looking at my favorite sewing, blogging sites have had to take a bit of a back seat.

Having dashed around like mad to accommodate the purchaser for my house, a week ago Saturday they decided not to proceed with the purchase, giving me one of the most stressful weekends I have experienced in a long while.

Luckily I had a sort of reserve buyer lurking in the background, but their offer was quite a bit lower than the previous offer, so wanted to see if I could get closer to the Estate Agent's valuation.  I have now decided, due to the stress of selling and buying the new house, to take the lower offer, and I am waiting with baited breath for their surveyor to come round on Friday and hopefully give the thumbs up for the purchase.

So this is just a little apology to my readers who were hoping for a review on a new pattern etc, and hopefully I will be in a better frame of mind to start blogging without such long gaps.

I hope you are all sewing up a storm, and will catch you as soon as I can.