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We’re in!

Time to Stitch Myself a New Home

Last night was the first night we slept in our new home! And this morning was the first time in 13 years I woke up to gas fired central heating warming the bathroom – in the bathroom people, omg that stuff is awesome! No more seeing your breath and freezing to death, oh the luxury!

Who’s the Fittest?

Moving home over two days took 3 Luton van journeys and a lot of hard work (exhausted isn’t a tired enough word). That furniture I feel so sentimental about…it weighs a ton. It’s also been 13 years since I ran a handmade furniture and kitchen business, when I was used to loading the stuff onto vans and manhandling it up and down stairs every day. Perhaps it’s time to admit I’m no spring chicken anymore. Er no, I think not: my 18 year old son made me realise just how fit I am, and how desperately unfit he (and his father) are. The pair of them were shattered after just a couple of hours shifting, his dad falling over everything, Kim looking like a ghost. I’m exhausted because I was running around like a loony to make up for the time they were losing, ha!  Needless to say, it’s almost midday and Kim’s still under his duvet dead to the world. I expect his dad will sleep for the next month.

Resting in an old pub near Truro. © Stephanie Boon, 2016 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Taking a mid-move break at a local pub with a large enough car park for the van!

 

Now the Fun Begins

Well, that’s if you consider fighting your way through a jungle of cardboard boxes fun. Which I really don’t. I’ve been looking at piles of them for months and can’t wait to see the back of them. Deciding where everything will go is just as much a headache as moving it all in the first place. Priority will, of course, be finding my quilting and art materials. And somewhere to sit – our sofa wouldn’t go through the front door so that may be more of an issue than you’d think!

On the Edge (Floating Squares) patchwork quilt being hand quilted. © Stephanie Boon, 2016 www.DawnChorusStudio.com

Little quilt, little quilt, where are you?! This small quilt needs finishing up asap – it has a wall space waiting for it. First off I need to find it!

Today’s Slow Sunday Stitching will consist of slowly trying to find my sewing stuff! There probably won’t be much actual sewing going on for a few days or so, but I wanted to let all my lovely Slow Sunday Stitching friends know that things are finally coming right and to thank you all so much for your support and encouragement over the last few difficult months. You lot, you’re the best! x

PS Apologies for the late replies to your lovely comments, still no broadband at home yet!

Signature: Stephie © Stephanie Boon, 2015 www.DawnchorusStudio.com

23 replies
  1. Karen Goad
    Karen Goad says:

    Stephie so glad you found a new place to live – you must tell us all about it – so glad your sons dad helped the two of you move, lifting all that furniture and boxes can be so rough – I know I wouldn’t be able to do it anymore either. Good luck finding your quilting supplies

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  2. MaryAnn Mings
    MaryAnn Mings says:

    Some relief for you I am sure as you are now sleeping under another roof which will soon feel like home. What a journey emotionally as well as physically. Sending positive energy from my side of the Universe to you to feel strong, healthy and prosperous in this life journey!

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thank you so much MaryAnn. I’m really hoping this will be a positive new start and give me some stability to concentrate on the things I love. The house feels like it has so much potential to be a warm and welcoming home, I can’t wait to get all the boxes out of the way! x

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      A new quilt, or finish a few…I’ll never catch up with you at this rate!

      The unpacking is a nightmare, worse than packing it all up in the first place. All the boxes are marked with which room they came from but deciding where they should live now isn’t easy – and so many things seem to be ‘missing’! x

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thanks Gail 🙂 I look forward to sharing my new sewing space, it’s larger and more practical than the last one which is really exciting. I think once I can start sewing again that’s when I’ll feel I’ve settled in!

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  3. Cathie J
    Cathie J says:

    So glad that you are settling into a new home. I dread every having to move. I haven’t done so in 28 years, but I know it will be sometime in my future. I hope you can find a place to sit and sew as well as find all of your supplies quickly.

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thanks Cathie! I’d love to stay in one place for a long time – I think 9 years is the longest I’ve ever been anywhere and it doesn’t feel long enough. I really hope this place will be that home…unless I win the lottery and can move into a manor house in the country! (Unlikely, I don’t play the lottery!) When you rent your home it’s not you that gets to decide how long you stay there. It never feels secure, especially after this last experience.

      I’ve finally uncovered the table, so at least there’s somewhere to actually sit and sew now, once I can find a needle! Hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂

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  4. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Good for you, staying fit, that’s something to be proud of. I am glad that you kept your sentimental furniture, and most of all glad that you are in your new spot! Please let us know how big it is, and how you found it, and is it what you were hoping to find? Try to enjoy the creative process of making your home, even if it’s one shelf or wall at a time, and too many boxes left to unapck. 🙂

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Oh Sarah, fit for life that’s me…well hopefully!!! I’ve always been active, I find it really helps with my mood. It’s quite worrying when you find you can easily outrun your 18 year old son though! I’ll definitely be sharing pictures of the new place, especially when the cardboard boxes are cleared and I can actually see it! Hopefully I’ll have a few to share this Sunday 🙂 x

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  5. Maureen
    Maureen says:

    Oh so pleased to read this post from you Stephie! Hopefully things will settle down now for you. Love the photo of the pub mini-break!
    Just read the comment from Kaja, wouldn’t it just be a good time to begin a new quilt, at least when your all unpacked.

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thanks so much Maureen 🙂 I think a new quilt is definitely on the horizon – I’ve got so many ideas I don’t know where to start though! All the stress of the last few months is finally beginning to dissipate, but there’s still a lot to do besides the unpacking – who knew there’d be so many organisations to inform of a new address?! x

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  6. Lynne Nicholson
    Lynne Nicholson says:

    Stephie I hope you’ll soon settle in your new home.
    I’m still unpacking and trying to find homes for stuff 3 years after moving in.

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  7. Bossymamma
    Bossymamma says:

    Congratulations and good luck in your new home, Stephie. In such a warm home, you will no longer be needing my Summer Blues quilt! Ha ha ha.

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