I truly feel the support and encouragement you all have provided during the past few months, not to mention, this past week. I am slowly responding to all of the comments you all left about me being back AT LAST!
Never in a million years did I think finding "THE" home of my dreams would have taken so much time and effort. I suppose you could say I was naive to the whole real estate game as I had my first home built, and I didn't deal with anyone but the builder.
The sale of my home went faster than I ever anticipated, which was a good thing. However, finding a new place to live that provided everything I wanted turned out to be, well, next to impossible. There was a lot of "drama" with my realtor, that in my opinion was completely unnecessary, and almost made me break contract with him. TWO, count them TWO homes I had contracts on fell through due to the seller's end. Why would someone put the time and energy into placing their home for sale, only to not follow through with things that need to be done in order to sell the home? GEESH! I was NOT going to settle for just anything. Did I concede on a few things? Yes.....however, I have no regrets on those concessions.
Finding a home took almost 4 months to the day. Had it not been for some amazingly gracious and generous friends allowing me to stay in one of their beautiful homes, I don't know what I would have done? You live and you learn, and I certainly did my fair share throughout this home buying process.
All of this, to say, I AM FINALLY HOME! I feel it! I know it!
You all want to see it?
Here is my new home, and I love it.
It is nicely secluded on about 4 acres of land.
It has a small front porch that I can put a swing on eventually.
The back of my home has an upper and lower deck which will be perfect for entertaining.
The lower deck leads into my sewing studio. I have a feeling some sewing may get done
out on that lower deck during some nice weather.
Beautiful mature trees thrive in the front and back yard. Most of the acreage is wooded.
Eventually, some wood will be cleared for pasture, but, that will be down the road.
I am not sure how well you can see the birds and bird feeders in this photo, but, one day I counted about 20 Cardinals out there!
And there are more squirrels than I can even count sometimes!
I also have this wonderful detached garage with bays on either side. The back side of the garage
also has a large bay. This will eventually be turned into a pole barn of sorts.
Don't you think some quilt blocks need to go on the front there somewhere???
There you have it! A looksy at..........oh.......huh?
You want to see the inside too????
The living room from the front door.
Paint colors and lighting fixtures are definitely going to be changed.
A view from the fireplace into the kitchen and dining space.
Again, colors and light fixtures will be changed.
I do love the granite counter tops, but, the cabinets and appliances will
eventually be changed. These cabinets are destined for my sewing studio!
A descent sized master, with even better walk-in closet and bathroom.
Baby poo brown is NOT my color......paint is an easy thing to change.
Downstairs family room.
There is a nice little bar with fridge and microwave hook up.
Perfect for entertaining!
MY SEWING STUDIO!!!!!!
You can see the door in the far corner that leads to the deck.
I haven't gotten everything figured out 100% yet, but, when I do, you all will
be the first to get the grand tour of my new creative space.
See what I mean?
This is still a work in progress.....but, I am happy to say, I have been sewing here in this space!
These little girls have made themselves right at home in my studio!
Precious lil' stinkers!
I plan on doing all of these things.....especially QUILT here!
Thanks Cousin Phyllis! Your work of art finally has a home in my new studio!
Again, I want to thank ALL of you who have remained so supportive during this
time of transition in my life. I appreciate your concern and constant encouragement!
To bring you up to speed on a few other things that have transpired as of late.......
Momma and Lil Bubs celebrated their birthdays!
Lil Bubs is getting so big!
And my little Momma is just as pretty as ever!
My Sugardoll turned 18!!!!!
How did that happen?????
Graduating high school in a few short months!
And word certainly does travel around quickly!
I have been hosting a Scrap Mystery Quilt Class at
O'Sewpersonal in O'Fallon, Missouri.
This has been such a joy for me as it is my first foray into the teaching side of things.
The turn out has been great, and these quilters are a hoot to be around!
Yes, I did design this mystery quilt myself, and wait until you see it!
The name of the mystery quilt is "Going Home."
I will be able to share more about it's conception after the class is over with.
But, it looks like there is enough interest to have more scrap quilting classes sometime in the near future! Thanks to Kelly, the owner of the shop for allowing me this wonderful experience!
Thank you all for being my friend!
I appreciate you all sooooooooo much!
It's good to be home!
Until next time,
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter