I know I've been dropping hints and not telling you what we've been up to, but I was waiting for a few ducks to be in their rows before sharing too much. It all started about a month ago when I was cruising around real estate sites looking for our 'dream house'. You see, we live very close to the centre of Toowoomba ... very handy to everything, but my Beloved Geek Boy and I really are country kids at heart and have dreamt of a little bit of acreage to retreat to.
So there I was, surfing the real estate sites, admiring some houses, sniggering at a few (shame on me! :0) ) and wincing at prices when ... HOLD THE PHONE!! I stumbled on the PERFECT house ... for us. It was a historic house that had been moved onto an acre block and renovated to perfection ... SQUEEEEAAALL!!! So I showed GB. He was quiet for a long time, then said ... "You've found our dream house." And it was open house the next day ... and it turned out I knew the real estate agent handling the sale ... it felt RIGHT!
There followed a wild and whirling carousel ride of meetings with financial advisors, mortgage brokers, real estate agents ... EEK! It was really happening!! So then it was the madness of preparing our crazy cottage for sale ... you know ... finishing off all those half done projects and finally finishing those 'one day' jobs ... DOUBLE EEK! ... de-cluttering, packing, CLEANING ... TRIPLE EEK!!! :0)
So this Federation cottage ...
... is now on the market and we're a step closer to reaching a long-held dream. It's exciting, it's scary ... it's been bl#$%y hard work!! And we couldn't have done it without the INCREDIBLE support, encouragement and practical assistance of our wonderful family and friends. GB and I have been blown away by the way people have stepped up to help us ... we are BLESSED!!
So ... now you know what's been keeping me away from my designing, stitching and blogging ... I told you it was a good reason! :0) I'm hoping to pop in a little more often now that the biggest chunk of work has been done, but since a lot of my sewing paraphernalia has been packed up, there may not be much stitching happening ... SIGH! Hopefully all of you in blogland are stitching lots so I can stitch vicariously. :0)
In the meantime, we're still catching up on sleep after an exhausting month, so I think I'll play Polly and put the kettle on for a cuppa, then head for bed. Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying some creative time. Til next time ...