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Sunday, January 6, 2013

A new beginning.

I have read with interest posts on what was achieved by so many clever stitchers in 2013. So many lovely and inspiring projects which I have admired...and have actually inspired me to think about stitching...woohoo! Not that I have, but the mind is ticking over and I am hopeful that there may be a few stitches done tonight.
Some stitching was achieved last year, but the year was consumed by study, renovations and relocation! A most challenging year that I am happy to wave goodbye to....far too much stress and pressure has left us exhausted physically and emotionally. But as we unpack and begin to feel like we belong here, I feel sure that in six months we will know that it was all worth it. Once I settle with work and the unpacking is complete, it will feel more like home.
So here are some snaps of our big project for 2012....from the entry...


Looking through to the rear...


When the kitchen finally arrives in two weeks, I will dance with delight....here is what I am working with at present...a bit challenging, boy, will I appreciate that new kitchen!


A chance to set up my sewing machine...


And here I am( looking a tad pale!) with my DH on our new rear deck...


we have had our moments of late, but have found we are better just working together!
Cardygirl xx

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26 comments:

Susan said...

Your new home looks lovely. Renovating and moving can be so challenging, but like most difficult things, it is worth it in the end. I hope you are settled in soon, and comfortable with a new 'normal'.

Marina said...

Looks gorgeous! Love the clean white walls and timber floor -- such a serene, calm feel to them. Good luck with the kitchen. Hope it's all over soon!

suzitee said...

Oh how I am loving those white walls Cardy! Your new home looks gorgeous, and soon all those renovation dramas will be well behind you ;) Heres to a productive happy and stitchy 2013!

gracie said...

You are almost there...just keep taking deep breaths and sigh when needed!

Quilt Kitty said...

Your home is looking all ready for you to personalise & make gorgeous. You won't know yourself once the kitchen goes in. Nice to hear you will be back to sewing. Tracee xx

Marg said...

I know how you feel.
Your new home is looking beautiful already. Such a difference from the original pics you posted. Hang in there, not too long until the kitchen is in and it will be worth the wait.

Anita said...

It's coming together nicely! I showed hubby the pics of your "kitchen" and told him what happened and he said - well at least you have a stove LOL

Nedra said...

You are almost there! And very nice picture of you and your husband. If you can remodel and build a home together, you have made it as a couple!

9patchnurse said...

Beautiful home! Definitely worth the struggle. Cheers to the new kitchen.

Heather said...

Good luck with the kitchen, I can't imagine what it must be like doing that renovation. New carpet is to be installed tomorrow for me and then this house goes on the market! Hope to move in late feb. can't wait to be back living with my DH.

Sue SA said...

It took me two years to unpack the final two boxes, so dont rush it! Glad you have your sewing machine unpacked as stitching = destressing! Hope that the kitchen installation goes well for you...what colour did you pick...orange?!

jean said...

Looking lovely Alison. We will be able to catch up sometime as we are an hour up the road. Only in holiday times though.who is making your kitchen

Shay said...

The new house looks like something out of a magazine. (with the exception of your kitchen and when that arrives anyone who has done a kitchen reno will be doing the happy dance along with you!)

2012 was certainly a busy year for you. Lets hope 2013 affords you time to do some of the things you really love to do .

Fiona said...

Your house is an amazing achievement for 2012... I hope this next year is less stressful
Hugz

Lorraine said...

you (and your house) are looking great! Almost there.......you will be whipping up quilts in that sewing room in no time....and cooking up a storm in your new kitchen.....hang in there..and remember to breathe! x

Cheryl said...

That is a huge accomplishment for 2012....your house is absolutely beautiful. You are so close to the finish line now. I am so happy for you and what lies ahead!! Wonderful pictures.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

All looks good Cardy.....X

Mary said...

Its amazing! I love the entry! What a fun way to spend your year - I am sure it has been exhausting. Well worth it in the end!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Here's cheers to 2013!.. I note you have a back yard with grass...yay.. Its all getting there!.. & looking good too! Xx

Sue-Anne said...

Your new home looks lovely and it will be even better when you get your kitchen! Once you settle in I'm sure you will think it was worth it all.

Deb R said...

Cheers to a new year full of relaxing and no stress...and lots of stitching!
Your house looks peaceful!

Janet said...

It will be worth it and your new home looks lovely. Love those wooden floors.

Too many eggs said...

wow it all looks so great, when are you putting the kettle on?

Chookyblue...... said...

looking great.......the kitchen will be in in no time.......

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Happy new year Al.
Hope it all gets sorted out QUICKLY for you and your new house feels like YOUR home very soon.

Carole said...

Congrads on your new home! It is lovely! The kitchen looks sweet! Love the stove! Hum... should probably post that blog entry.... doing some catching up while attempting to stay warm! Hugs!