Step by step

I’m feeling good about my progress today … each time we organize another step in the process, I feel better. Today it was meeting with the realtors. Keith has a local business acquaintance/friend who referred us to this realtor and I was very happy with our meeting today. He brought a partner and the two of them were very positive about the house and the market and I just liked them. We’ll have a call on Monday to discuss pricing and next steps but I think we’re on our way to listing in about a week or so. I worked like crazy to get the house in good shape, decluttered and clean although you can certainly tell we’re in the process of prepping for a move. They didn’t stroke out about my sewing room which is great. It’s in the master bedroom and I don’t have any intention of trying to move things out of there until mid June so I admit I was happy to not get negative feedback about how the room would show as it is currently.

Tomorrow Keith will pick up a UHaul trailer and we’ll stuff it as full of bins of fabric and yarn as we can and he’ll drive to GA to unload it. I’ve already got plans to make some time for sewing next week. I have a project I need to work on for our family gift exchange that is due the end of May and I need to get cracking on it.

While I’m not sewing yet, I took a little time tonight to draft out an idea I have for a quilt. I want to remake some of my favorites from my website or in this case, combine a couple different ideas from two rail fence quilts. I’ve had this one in the back of my mind for a while and maybe I will actually get around to making it some time later this year or next year. These are the two quilts I’ve already made ….

I would probably go ahead and make it the same size as the RWB rail fence but this slightly smaller size would work for donation too. I haven’t decided whether I’d go scrappy like the autumn quilt above using many greens, golds, reds, and oranges or stick to fewer fabrics like the RWB quilt.


  1. That is so interesting. When I look at the RWB one at the top right, it looks woven, but when I look at the maple leaf one at the bottom, it looks like red steps going down. I had to look back and forth between the two to make sure the difference in appearance was just due to color and not a different layout of the blocks.

  2. Wow things are really moving quickly! I’m glad you found a realtor you’re happy with. Exciting things ahead!

  3. Steady forward progress. I’m still betting that your house will sell immediately. The realtors here keep saying that it’s a national trend right now – not enough inventory for everyone who wants to buy.

  4. It sounds like you have most things in hand – and a great plan for moving forward (literally and figuratively)!

  5. I think the housing market is in your favor at the moment. Houses in our neighborhood are usually only getting one open house and are pending the next day. Everything I have heard is multiple bids for thousands over asking price. You and Keith made so many improvements when you moved in that I am sure your place is in great shape which buyers will want.

  6. That looks like a good idea, Mary. I think it would also look good in reverse by popping small stars in with the rails like the Autumn quilt. Hmm… I’ve got a batch of small stars. I might just have to try that!

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