Monday, January 7, 2013

Sadly happy.

Is that possible?  To be sadly happy?  We met the realtor down at The Other House today and I can't help being thrilled that the house will be finally listed.  I also can't seem to help being sad.  Sigh.  Well.  As they say.  "Location, location, location."  This location suits us much better.  Still.....

I'm still in love with the new red front door.  When The Other House is sold maybe we can paint this one a happier color.  With a red front door of course!  :-)


Ok.  Enough of that.  Back to fun in The Sandbox.  I have always wanted to do one of Kellie's (Don't Look Now) quilts.  I was so excited to find out Julianne is going to carry them I practically snatched my favorite (Lilly Pilly) right out of her hand!  lol  When she suggested I make the shop sample I said SURE!  (Like I have nothing else to do??)  I ran my fingers through all the new fabric that's come into the shop, added a bit from my stash and I'm off and running.  Yippee!

Gulp!  There are 148 leaves.

I couldn't imaging tracing all 148 leaves out onto freezer paper so I let the OCD part of me take over and came up with a system that works for me.  Everything is lettered and numbered and I'm ready to go.

The backing fabric is ironed and cut to size and the tree trunk, branches and birds are ready to fuse.

Now the fun part.  Prepping all those leaves.  Yikes!


SoozieSuzy said...

Red front doors are great, Chris painted the frame (it had three glass panes) red at my house. Have settled for a large new red letter box here for now.

Jenny said...

That is a really lovely pattern, Katie. Not sure if I could do needle turn applique though. I'll be interested to see your progress over the weeks (or months)

Lynn said...

148 leaves!! Are you going to hand applique them all?

The new quilt shop is opening where ETC was?!? That's the best news I've heard for a while, yipee!

Twisted Quilts said...

I know exactly what sadly happy means. We listed the house my parents built in 1962 and have accepted an offer. I am happy to have that settled but sad that their house will not be part of my life any more. Mother died almost 2 years ago so it is time. I will just have to sew a little bit

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Good luck with selling your house. Hopefully someone will see it and fall in love with it. They'll buy it and appreciate all the hard work that you put into making it nice.

Then you can concentrate on making your new house a beautiful and comfortable home. I can't wait to see how you fix up your new studio. :-)