Sunday, July 21, 2013

OK, have you all given up on me? I hope not. I do have a good reason.. as you know we were house hunting- well, we bought a house! We moved in late June- but it really took a month or so- our lease at our old place wasn't up until the end of this month- so we took our time- bring a car load or two over just about every day and unpacking it.. did a little painting but the house was pretty much move in ready. We are really blessed- the house is about 32 years old but has been completely redone- new siding, new roof, new windows, new heat/AC, new dishwasher, and it was just in our price range.  Sometimes I still can't believe it is really ours.

Things are finally getting back to 'normal'.. I didn't do much stitching at all while we were looking for a house or while we were moving, so I am really excited to have some time for that again, and I do plan to keep my blog up better.

There will be something stitch-related at the end(a little giveaway!) but before I go here are some photos from the new house- more or less.   We live out in the country now and the drive home from work is so beautiful- I drive past lots of farms and open land- it's so peaceful!

The sunset can be seen from my back yard, as well as the open sky and lots of cool clouds-

Ginger likes the backyard too- it's fenced and has lots of room for her to run. This was taken on a day when she had run about for a while and was ready to go in! Please excuse the poop scooper. :-O
We also had a baby bird drop in- Ginger was very kind to him- only sniffed him and didn't try to eat him or run him off.. we cared for him a bit and then he evidently was able to jump or fly away because we couldn't find him later that evening.
I have also started planting- these are my hydrangea on their better days- bugs or disease or both have started getting to them.. any tips? I am a bit new at this..

And here is a snap of Gin, pooped out with her Gumby-
I almost forgot! One of our last days at the old place I was walking Ginger and happened to see this little guy- thankfully he was still there after I got my phone.
Last but not least- the giveaway.  It is just a little one- I realized after winning this pattern in a giveaway myself that I already had it.  I thought I had given it away previously but I guess I never did.  So here it is-LK's Cross Stitcher in Residence.
I admit I am trying to get my blog back "out there" again- so if you share the giveaway on your blog you will get an extra entry! Please leave a comment on this post only if you want an entry, and let me know if you are posting on your blog. Thanks so much, and I really appreciate all of you who keep checking back with me after these lonnnnng breaks. ♥


Mouse said...

ooooo helloooo .... and well done on the new house and the views are gorgeous .... I already have this chart soo don't add me...
welcome back :) love mouse xxxxx

Margaret said...

That's so exciting about your new house!! Congratulations! Ginger seems to love the back steps. lol! Please don't include me in your giveaway. Just wanted to say congratulations and love your views!

Pam in IL said...

Congrats on the new house! Happy to see your post.

Catherine said...

Good to see your post ~ and congrats on your new home! The views are beautiful! No need to throw my name in for the chart!

Lillie said...

Congratulations on your new home!
Lovely view and Ginger looked contented in his spot.

Please exclude from the draw.

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe you had so many people not want that darling stitch pack...I would love it. I mainly wanted to say don't worry about when you post. You have a life, and just enjoy your blog. I love looking at new projects, and rarely bad, I know!! So I thought I would just say my opinion, and comment, that new homes are the best....take your time to relax and settle in. What a great way to live, in the country!!!

Two more great books!

No new stitching progress as these two books have had me wrapped up- two more that I did not want to put down! Received this from NetGall...