Saturday, October 16, 2010

Picking it up again

Lots of things were put on "hold" when I had my fall two months ago. Our family was in the process of moving to a new(er) house. So in a kind of time warp, everything stopped. Packing, moving, sewing.......... SEWING!!! Ekk! Yes even the projects I had planned to set up in my new sewing area were buried in boxes. My very sweet daughter has helped to go through so many bags and boxes, organized projects into very large zippy bags, and stored them in a safe place.

Yesterday I was challenged by my BFF to try to work on something I had already cut out. Okay I thought, let's see what was in the making. I was able to put my hands on a quilt that was already cut out. And I had even started sewing it together when we were thrown into the flurry of packing and moving.

But the only problem is............. I can't put my hands on the pattern! It will show up, but it kind of took the wind out of my sails.

Because my BFF lives 1,000 miles away, I had been posting pictures of our new home with the updates and changes we are making. So if you will allow me, I would like to share what has been done (mostly by my sweet daughter) in the last few weeks.

This is our eat in kitchen area.

Don't you love how my daughter decorated the top of the hutch? A Rooster, a basket and a very old sewing machine ;-D

Above the kitchen cabinets is hosting some of my thrifting finds!

The family room area is all decorated for fall :-)

Just a little peek at what's been going on.

Wishing you a wonderful quilting weekend!!

17 comments:

Amy said...

What a sweet daughter you have!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Everything is looking great Jocelyn!

Quiet Quilter said...

Things are coming together. Continue to improve in your health and enjoy the new surroundings.

Lori Holt said...

Hi Jocelyn...
How lucky you are to have such a wonderful daughter! She has done a fabulous job in getting you all set up and ready to go.
I'm sure the pattern will turn up sooner or later...
Hope you are still on the mend and doing well:)
xx
lori

Loris said...

Your home is looking lovely. Love what how your daughter put together some of your collections and treasures. What a nice daughter! I hope you are healing and will be able to enjoy your sewing and decorating again. The pictures of your new home are really fun to see.

sewmeow said...

Glad you found the quilt and are going to sew a bit. Your new home looks wonderful!

Crispy said...

Your home is so very lovely Jocelyn. Your daughter has a real flare for decorating and giving warmth to each room :0)

Crispy

annieb said...

Hope your recovery continues. Your daughter is great and what a help! Now hopefully you can find that pattern!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I hope you are getting back to normal after your fall. I love the photo of the quilt-such rich colors and I also love your Fall quilt in a previous post. You are very talented. Your home looks so warm and inviting and I love your kitchen cabinet finish-I'm pretty tired of oak. Have a wonderful weekend and happy sewing.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Wow! My daughter would be putting up Nascar memorabilia and OU Footballs! Good thing she's married to a guy who doesn't mind that kind of decorating. Your home is looking terrific!

SewCalGal said...

Jocelyn, I so hope you continue to get better. Falls are not good, not good at all. So happy to hear your daughter is helping. Looks to me like she has your talent. You two make a great pair and I'd be happy to have you come decorate my home anytime. I do so love how yours is coming together. So welcoming, just delightful!

And I'm sure you'll find your pattern soon!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Allie said...

I need to borrow your daughter, lol! Everything looks wonderful! I love your light over your table.

Notjustnat said...

Hi Jocelyn, love you new home. What a sweet DD of your decorating it with sewing machine. Hope you will find the pattern for that quilt soon. I like it so far. Hugs Nat

Midlife Mom said...

Your home looks lovely, I like all the decorating touches that you and your daughter have put up. Things will turn up eventually, although I am still hunting for a Texas Star quilt that I started and then put aside several years ago! ha! I am working on my sewing room now so hopefully it will turn up.

Quilt Hollow said...

I want your daughter...any daughter! LOL I think it is so sweet of her to help you out. I love the quilt on the chair.

Carrie P. said...

How sweet of your daughter to help you out. I love that hutch and all the decorations are beautiful.

Nanato4 said...

Love the pictures of your house ... hope you show some more. ;-)

And really hoping that you're feeling better.

I'm so glad I found your blog!