These are crazy times we’re living in … schools, restaurants, businesses closing. The consequences will be far reaching for us all and I know it seems like an insane time to buy a house but Keith and I started this process before the current crisis and after a lot of thought and discussion decided to follow through. This is going to be our retirement home and we pulled money from the Market to fund it … Keith would say property is probably a safer place to park our money right now so if it seems I’m just merrily going about my life without a concern for what is going on … that is NOT what is happening here.
So while I’ll talk here about the new house, I’m not ignoring what’s going on around me. If you remember, I posted these photos the other day of the house we were making an offer on … two stories with all the main living spaces on one level but with room for my quilting and guests on a terrace level. Our offer was accepted and we are in the process of assembling all the documents and scheduling inspections for a closing on April 8.
I did manage to get a little sewing time in today … after clearing off spaces and doing some organization, unpacking from my trip, and various tasks required for the closing of the Big Canoe house, I pieced a backing, loaded it on the longarm and reviewed my pantographs. I may, or may not do a pantograph on this wallhanging of Mom’s. It makes sense to freehand quilt it but I’m not sure about my ability to do a good job on it so I’ll sleep on it and decide tomorrow. This evening ….. I’m starting to hand stitch a binding on one of the Maine quilts … I’d put that off thinking I was going to bind and crochet during the month we had in Maine but that trip has been canceled so I have 6 quilts to bind now!