Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vacation Over! Not Moving!!

Aaaa vacation, it was wonderful! It was at home!!
After looking at houses and finding out that only one home in the past month sold in our town and since we are lucky to not have a mortgage, we have decide to stay put!
Yes we are still 20 minutes from Maggie’s school but she will be able to drive in two years and is quite thrilled to drive to school.
We have however been making major changes to our existing home. Because of my eye site our family room was very dark and I did not like to be in that room.

NOT anymore!! We had skylights put in, what a difference!!

We are also refinishing the basement, yes with a sewing room for me!!
I have one wall that is just closest with sliding doors!!!!
To have an open canvas to work with is so exciting!!
My office will stay put with my fabrics I am selling but my personal things will find a new home.

I am going to chronicle the work as it moves forward. This is mostly for me do not feel the need to read or comment; I know it will be boring to anyone but family!!

While the men were hammering away I did get some sewing done.

Oops electrician is here….

More later!!!

20 comments:

  1. Jane to not have to shift is always exciting - no packing, YAY!!! And to design your sewing room.......bet your mind it going to be working overtime. Can't wait to see the progress photos and you bet we will be interested. Ciao

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  2. wonderful news! That means you're free to help me move! LOL...

    Come on over to help me pack. We move on November 12! YIKES!

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  3. Congrats on getting your own sewing room!! And sliding doors sound perfect - that way you can just close and hide the mess :)

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  4. I can't wait to see your sewing room! That's exciting!

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  5. Sounds like a very logical decision! And what fun to design a new sewing space!!!

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  6. I am so excited for your new adventure in your current home. I can't wait for the progress. Please, lots of pictures.

    Wanda
    (If you have a minute and would stop by my blog, I would appreciate it. I'm new to blogging and would love any comments or suggestions: http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  7. Good for you Jane! It sounds like a very practical decision with lots of great possibilities! Can't wait to see your new space all set up.

    MGM

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  8. Well instead of moving into a house that you need to make into a home... and without even having to pack... you are already in a home! Sounds like a win-win!

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  9. I love seeing renovations unfold!

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  10. Yay Jane..they say "when on a good thing stick to it"....with the cost and everything of moveing it makes sense to stay put and make what you have work for you..
    I feel a bit of excitment happeneing there!
    Julia ♥

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  11. How lucky to have your home paid for especially in these times. You are double lucky to get a wonderful sewing room...how fun for you!!!

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  12. Sounds like a great solution, Jane. We're going back and forth about moving, too. Interesting to hear about your solution. And yes, I will enjoy seeing how things unfold!

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  13. What fun you're going to have! blessings, marlene

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  14. Jane, I can't wait to see your new sewing room. It is not fun to move and I think you made the best decision.

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  15. Congrats on getting a new sewing room. How fun a new slate to design exactly what you want. Now if you can get through the construction mess. Enjoy!!

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  16. You will probably be much happier there anyway. I can't wait to see the progress.

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  17. That's what has kept us in our home - no mortgage and nothing is selling. I'd love to watch your sewing studio take shape!

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  18. My husband and I thought about downsizing once our daughter gets married, but finally decided to stay put as well. Our mortgage is almost paid for and we decided to do some updating to the house instead. I'm also going to have my own sewing room and I plan to call it "The Woman's Den" since my husband has a "Man Cave". My brain is going full speed on ideas, so I'm excited to see the progress of yours!

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  19. So exciting that you'll have newly done sewing room, your own retreat... awesome! And no hazzles that come with a move. YAY!

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  20. Sometimes it's nice to just stay where you are. Plus, after you do a bit of renovating you will have a "new" home.

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