Friday, April 4, 2014

We're moving to the Country!

Hello dear friends! A lot has been happening of late. If all goes well, we are moving from the Washington, DC suburbs to the Shenandoah Valley the end of this month. I have lived in these suburbs my whole life - even when I attended the University of Maryland. So this is a big move for me. It has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to live in the country. And since setting up my first home I've always wanted to live in an old house. This one sure fits the bill. It is a 1926 foursquare on 5 acres and it needs some loving care. I am both excited and daunted by it all!

Here is the foyer. The chandelier looks original to me. Needs a good cleaning and I'm ready to protect it with my life on move in day!

This bright pink room is a small sun room off the dining room. I plan to put a couple of chairs in here so I can stitch away to the late afternoon light.

I love these spice cabinets in the kitchen next to the back door.

A little out of order here - these are the stairs going from the foyer to the upstairs hallway. Can you see some quilts hanging from the upper rail?

I think this will be my sewing room. That treadmill will have to go! It will get morning light from the east window on the right. Not my typical time to be in the sewing room. There are built in closets/shelves that I thought would be could storage for my quilting paraphernalia.

There is an upper and a lower porch on the back of the house. That is a stairway going from one to the other in the center of the photo.

On the way to the barn. Virginia got an unusual amount of snow in March. These photos were taken last week.

I'll own a barn!

The back of the house. That is a two story tool shed on the right.

This is a small apartment above the garage. I love the little potting shed under the porch.

The living room. I hope that mirror stays. There is a lot of good junk here. We told the owners we will clean it out for them. Don't know yet if they will take us up on that. I just hope they don't take all the good stuff and leave the trash!

It seems like ages ago that I finished my pineapple top. Don't know when I'll get to quilting it. We have big plans this summer. We are hoping to grow and raise some of our own food. My daughter is back from her travels and she is going to help us get started. She has some experience with chickens and goats.

My sewing room has been packed up for a month. I did manage to make these labels for my two quilts with wool batting before it was all put in storage.

I expect I'll be in and out of blogland for a while. I'm toying with the idea of a new blog. Fifty somethings starting a new life in the country - what do you think?