It has been a good day today. Unlike the day before.
Today we settled our purchase of the new house. In case you missed this bit of news, in a nutshell: smaller house (less cleaning, fewer stairs), smaller back yard (less mowing), huge double bay Husband shed and ginormous sewing room for me. It’s been comparatively painless, and the house is now ours, stripped bare and ready for renovations. We can’t move in till the kitchen and bathroom are renovated – the house was built in the 70s and not much has changed… While window shopping for carpet for the bedroom (the Husband likes it cosy under foot in the bedroom), I noticed these fabulous tiles. Clearly, they are totally aimed at people who make quilts, I will be buying them for the kitchen, and the only question in my mind is whether to go with the colourful or monochrome version. I’m currently veering towards the colourful one on the left. What do you think? (Click to enlarge)
The tiles are about 10 x 16 inches. Each square is about 2 inches across, and the squares have a slightly rounded surface – it feels really quilty!
After a rotten day yesterday when my mobile phone had died beyond all hope of resuscitation, losing (as I thought) everything on it, just days before I’d backed everything up and bought a new one anyway, happiness was restored when I discovered (duh…) that Auntie Google had automatically backed up my calendar and contacts as well as my emails, and when I signed back into my Google account, it all came streaming back into the new phone. Yes, OK, I am a bit slow with the tech stuff… I did lose my photos and SMS, but as I tend to do most of my serious photography with a camera and download onto my laptop, the loss wasn’t as dramatic as it could have been.
The good part of yesterday was finally being able to pick up the squishy sent by Kathy a while ago to the new address. We had to do a pre-settlement inspection of the house to make sure all was well, and were handed the envelope as we arrived. And here are the beauties that were in it! Again, click to enlarge.
I won’t say normal service will be resumed tomorrow, because the next week or so is going to be a bit crazy, but at some stage I’ll have to get back onto ITAA and get it done before 22nd March. It’s not going to happen at the new house, I guarantee…
More soon 🙂