Thursday, January 5, 2012

Preparing to move, and preparing the quilt pieces...

Summer keeps rolling on and the days get hotter, so Sophie spreads herself out wherever the air conditioner is blowing...
 ...but let's not talk about the  downside of the season. A wonderful positive is the abundance of summer fruits for breakfast with Mr E!
All those wonderfully bright colours offer a variety of vitamins and nutrients for our bodies. We're off to Townsville to look at two prospective rental houses today, and if we're successful we'll be using plenty of energy to pack up our house, load a moving van, and relocate. Those vitamins will sure come in handy!
Mr E has already began to pack up his tools and yard equipment, but not alone. 11yo grandson Calab came by yesterday to give Pop a hand, and he was rewarded a dinner of his choice - spaghetti and egg on toast. How easy was that?!
While they worked outside in the heat, I worked inside in the cool.
A few patterns were written, some tidying of the sewing room, and then I cut all the pieces for my "Promises & Borders" quilt.
 If you're intending to make this quilt, I have the material requirements and cutting instructions for download on Tuesday's blog post.
 A great idea is to label zip lock bags with the sizes of the strips you've cut ready for the piecing. 
Tick off each length on the pattern as you go...
I'm going to buy a pretty box tomorrow to store all the pieces and completed blocks in. Having everything in one place keeps my mind organised - and I love an organised mind!
A couple of commenters have said they are unable to download the block and pattern shared HERE. One lady asked if I could upload the files to google documents. Well, they are already on google, so not sure why you're having a problem. Wish I could help, but sometimes things just don't want to download as they should.
My only suggestion is that you email me privately and I will email you the files. If you haven't left an email address in your comment I'll need you to contact me again. Hope that helps! :-)
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 Now to make lunch before we head off for the house inspections. Can I ask you to pray that we find the right house for us to rent this year, please?
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

34 comments:

Debbie said...

Good luck finding a new place, Jenny! Wish you didn't have to move so often. All that work takes away a lot of crafting time. :):)

Lurline said...

Let's hope you are all very happy, Sweet!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Michelle Chitty said...

Hope you find the right house for you and Mr. E! Praying for you my friend! :)

Joan said...

Good luck with your house hunting and thank you for the block and pattern. So lovely!

Phyllis said...

I love the new BOM. It is lovely. Prayers for you and your family that you will find just the right place to call your new home. I am not a blogger but I will email my quilt group with the information about the new BOM.

Annie said...

Hope that you will find a "just right" house to rent soon Jenny!...I am not a blogger but am a long time follower of your blog and love it! i now have time to try one of your beautiful patterns! buy am having trouble trying to download your BOM pattern It's just downloading the picture :( My email is slave_girl4j@yahoo.com Thanks and Happy New Year to you and yours Annie

Kristen said...

I will definitely keep your house hunting in my prayers! Blessings!!

Deb said...

Hope you find a fabulous house Jenny. Has Mark got a new job already? How far is Townsville from where you are? Will it take long for the kids to come and visit.

Michelle said...

Praying right now!

Melody said...

Good luck with finding a new place and with the move.
Your new project promises to be wonderful.

Wendy B said...

Oooo Sweety...that red fabric looks familiar!!!! hee hee.....must off and download the de-structions now...looking forward to this one!
You've got a wonderful home darl, now the right house to fit all that love in is sure to be waiting for you!
sugary sweet hugs and prayers
Wend :O) xoxoxo

Lida said...

Yes you can, wish you good house hunting and hope you will find one that you can stay for years! Hugs
Lida

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Susan said...

I wish you a successful trip - a house on the first trip would be a very lucky break! (List of requirements - a big sewing room, air con in every room,... need I go on??)

Sue from Cyprus said...

Dearest Jenny
Praying that you find the right house today. Good luck with the move, dear friend.
Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

Val said...

I like the zip lock bag idea. I sort of do it already. I just don't have enough on the go yet. Good luck with the house hunting. We certainly are spoilt with all the summer fruits.

Scottish Nanna said...

good luck with your house hunting I am sure their is just the right house out there for you and you will find it.
Hugs Mary.xx

Maria said...

You must be an expert at packing and moving Jenny!!
Love the fabrics you are using for your BOM projects. Love the zip lock bag idea.

Annie said...

Hope one of the houses is just perfect...happy moving Jenny xo

Robin in New Jersey said...

The perfect house is out there for you and Mr. E. Prayers headed your way!

Thanks for all the tips on keeping the cut pieces organized.

Have a wonderful day!

Belinda said...

Here's praying for the right house! I don't know how you do so much. You are one very busy woman!

Carrie P. said...

Praying for the right house right now.

cottonreel said...

Jenny !! you are an amazing person , on the move again . I so wish I was there to help .
I mustphone bluebell and tell her . She is very busy with the grandson at present and might miss this post .
I guess you will be moving nearer Mr Es work
May you have strength in your search and happiness in all you do .
Love and squeezes

Bluebell said...

Good Luck Jenny, I hope you find your house, have a safe journey.
Love Jilx

Chocolate Cat said...

How lovely to have a willing helper! Hope you find the perfect house.

quiltercaroline said...

I am looking forward to starting the first block in your BOM - just waiting for some more interfacing to arrive - I am planning to make it into a little wallhanging for a friends birthday. Definitly thinking of you as you find your new house. Gb C x

Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

Good luck with the house-hunt, Jenny--you've got my prayers, not to worry. We are doing the same, but there's not much pressure to move yet other than I can't wait to get into my forever home and out of this limbo. Thanks for the zip-bag tip. This will help immensely! I've scheduled my shopping trip this weekend. Can't wait.

Sheila said...

could you please email me the instructions for the BOM..I can't get it to download. Thanks--my e-mail is
shee.me30@yahoo.com.

Laura K said...

Hello,
I am new to your blog but I absolutely love it! I was wondering if there is a way to purchase the past issues of your magazine. I would really like to make the Circle of Life quilt. I looked to see if you had the patterns for sale on your Etsy site but they weren't there either. I hope I can get them somehow. Thank you for the great free BOM. I will be doing that one for sure!
lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

Gabisina said...

Traductor
Congratulations! really will soon have a new home and more comfortable ... no matter the change, it is important that the family likes

Yesy said...

Querida Jenny, están en mis oraciones y espero pronto encuentren la casa, gracias por siempre compratirnos de tus hermosas creaciones, siempre es un placer hacerlas.

Un fuerte abrazo a la dsitancias.

Yesy

Vickie said...

Oh Miss Sophie looks so relaxed.Love that floral fabric Jen it is gorgeous..love your BOM too, but alas I must not start anything new seriously have way too many middle projects happening, I hope you got one of the houses you were looking at,cheers Vickie

Shirlwin said...

I have completed the first of your BOM Promises and Borders and thoroughly enjoyed stitching it:) Photo in my blog.

Nellie put the kettle on said...

Hi Jenny, I'm a little behind (been living under a rock lately - or so it would seem) Absolutely love your block of the month, and forsomeone who's never done a block of the month 'm hoping to commit myself to it. However, I love the fabric you've used and hoping you wouldn't mind sharing what it's called, especially the floral one. thanks please email me at millerfive@hotmail.com