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Sunday, August 12, 2012

And the polishing paid off...

At last there is news on the Chez Cardy front...we are sold!
After some false starts, headaches, annoyances and lots of the aforementioned polishing, the house sale is now unconditional and we settle in six weeks. The new house will not be ready, but I am hoping one bathroom and bedroom may be habitable or else I will be in a tent! I am not worried...it will work out. Optimism is such a wonderful gift I think!
 A relief is an understatement...it was exhausting, especially when there is so much else going on. We love this house...we put so much of ourselves into it physically and emotionally, but now that the children are grown and DH's work is no longer here, it really is time to move on. We will miss the character of it and my lovely garden BUT it is just a shell that we live in...as long as we are together that is where I will call home. It will be great to be living so close to Mum too after living away for 25 years. 
 All of this frantic activity...assignments, renovations, lots of driving and the anxiety of the whole she-bang have forced a bit of a slow down, but hopefully I will be feeling better each day as there is not a lot of down time available.
But here are some snaps so you can see what has been happening...
A baby quilt...bound and now on its way to a sweet new little girl from a very proud Uncle...
a bare back yard awaiting footings for the extension at the new house...
felt pincushions inspired by a Wendy Williams workshop at the Sydney Quilt Show 
(which are much coveted and frequently abducted by my naughty cat!)...
a fabulous zippered bag I won at Lea's fundraising morning tea...I love this and was desiring it as she was making it!!!!! Lucky me! Go and see what a lovely day we had...here!
Not a lot of sewing time...still fiddling with octagons as the mood permits, just looking forward to October...might even have a roof over my head again by then!
Cardygirl xx

38 comments:

Susan said...

Congratulations! How exciting and what a great relief. Take the happy memories with you to the next exciting chapter. X

Cathy said...

Oh wow Cardy, congrats on your sale. I will be thinking of you esp over the next couple of months, a lot of work in front of you, but your attitude is amazing and I hope it will all go very well. Love the baby quilt and I would be coveting those pincushions too! xo

Janice said...

What great news. Now the fun of packing can begin. Lucky you to win the prize at Lea's. I don't know where you have found the time to do any stitching. The quilt is`gorgeous.

Siobhán said...

Yeay, congratulations!! That's great news. Beautiful quilt. :) Thinking of you as you go through the next few weeks and all the emotions. Big hugs.

Lorraine said...

Yay!!! That's one thing ticked off your list! Great news....I know it will be emotional to leave your house but it will be fabulous to be in your new house......and close to your Mum! Roll on October.....!! I haven't got half as much stuff going on and I haven't done any sewing......I am in awe of your awesomeness LOL

Marg said...

Fantastic, congratulations, that's wonderful news. My fingers are crossed I'll be a week behind you!!!
I don't know where you found the time to sew either, but the baby quilt is lovely.

shez said...

yipee Alison i knew it wouldnt take long,so now your new journey will start,the next chapter in your life,oh happy times.xx

Heather said...

Yeah, so happy for you. We have a contract on one of the houses we must sell, just waiting on her financing and the appraisal. House hunting has just begun!

Deb said...

Hi Alison

It must be a real weight off....congratulations. Love the way your new house is looking....what an adventure. ooxxoo

Gabi said...

Congratulations on the sale of your house. That must indeed be a relief.
Crossing fingers here that your new house will be ready in time.

Quilt Kitty said...

Congratulations Cardy! On to the next exciting chapter of your life. It will be great to be closer to mum. I can see the attraction for kitty in the pincushion, maybe better called catcushions! Tracee xx

Marls said...

Congratulations-how exciting. Let the next chapter begin.
Love the baby quilt and I can see my cats playing with pincushions like that as well!

sunny said...

Congrats on selling the house. That must be a huge relief. It seems that quite a few people are embarking on new chapters in their lives. I hope you do have some downtime now, and can get some stitching done. You'll need some new things for the new house!!

barb's creations said...

Congratulations on the sale of your house now onto the next exciting chapter....wishing you lots of luck and happy memories in your new home :) Barb.

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on the sale. Love your projects. Hugs,

Janet said...

Halleighlua! Great news, moving is one of the most stressful things to do and then you are building on top of that so I hope it's all going to go smoothly from here. I'm amazed you get time to do anything with needle and thread, the goodies are lovely.

Chookyblue...... said...

thank goodness that is done..........now onto the move.......lovely pincushions and lucky you winning the zipper bag........

Kylie said...

Congrats on selling your house - one less thing to worry about. Gorgeous stitching projects and looks like you had fun at Lea's Morning Tea xxx

Fiona said...

Yippee.. that is great news and a big load off all your shoulders.... now you will be able to focus on the new place.... lovely baby quilt and pincushion/cat toys!!!
Hugz

Angie said...

Congratulations on the sale and good luck in the new house. The baby quilt is wonderful.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Congratulations and only steps forward now for the new house. Love the baby quilt :o)

Julia said...

Yay...Congrats on selling the house. That must be a huge relief.
now you can move on...
Love the little quil..
Julia ♥

And This Little Pig said...

Oh Alison I am so happy for you both! Love the baby quilt, really pretty and fresh.

LiBBiE in OZ

A Little Stitching Time said...

Yay for unconditional purchases!! You're right, lots of great memories but things do change as everyone grows up and moves on to different things. Hope you're well. :)

Sue SA said...

Yeah happy dance for you! good to hear you can just focus on some sewing now...oh and I guess moving, rents and? oh well, it is all a step forward in the right direction. Promise you will grill the removalists though and check them out, make sure they dont subcontract...we have only had good experiences but had friends who had bad ones.

Deb R said...

Yay a big congrats!!! Lucky girl on your cute bag...

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Id better get the spare room ready!! Xx

Lynda said...

Fantastic news Alison. Now the next exciting adventure can begin.

Too many eggs said...

great news....what a relief ......

the Reno's are looking interesting, so exciting creating a new home

Anita said...

WOOHOO - IT'S SOLD!!! Imagine me dancing around the room celebrating for you!!!
You can do the same for me if and when it ever happens LOL

Jenny said...

Thats great news Cardy. A new journey ahead. good luck with it all. Love the baby quilt.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations on the sale Cardy...woo hoo...off for new adventures...and closer to Mum, can't get much better than that!

Sue said...

Good luck with the shifting Cardy. Love those pincushions.

Nicky said...

Thrilled for you, so great to catch up on all your news. All the very best for the moving(hopefully not into a tent though...lol)

Yvonne W said...

Great news. Now you can look forward to the new house-- that is exciting.

Cheryl said...

That is great news. I am so excited for you. Now to begin a new chapter in your life...very exciting for sure. Sweet baby quilt and love your win. Happy, happy post for sure.

LuAnn said...

I'm so happy that your house has sold. Can't wait to see more of your new place and your new sewing room.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Great news Congratulations :) Crossing my fingers the tent is the last straw :)