Monday, December 9, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Give-away

It's giveaway week at Sew Mama Sew blog.  Blog giveaways are great fun.  It's a quick and fast way to meet new bloggers and discover new blogs.  If this is your first visit to my blog, WELCOME!  I've been on a bit of a blog holiday and hope to quickly get back to regular blogging.  Dear hubby and I have recently moved to the northeast corner of the state of Georgia.  We have a new Hometown. We are exploring the area, taking in new events, and meeting new folks. To celebrate our new Hometown, my giveaway includes two charm packs of  HOMETOWN by Sweetwater for Moda.  

Charm packs lend themselves to lots of projects. One of my favorite projects for charm pack  is the Schnibbles patterns by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.   This weekend has been cold and rainy. The Schnibble pattern  Winter White seemed the perfect pattern for Hometown and the weather in my new hometown.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment  telling me the name of your hometown and something about it.  For a second chance, leave an additional comment  about  your favorite Christmas movie.   Giveaway will end on Friday, December 13th.  The winner will be notified by email on Saturday , December 14th. International entries are welcome.

Visit the giveaway page at Sew Mama Sew. There are two categories of giveaways, supplies  and handmade items.  Good luck and enjoy visiting the many, many blogs!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Dusting off the Blog

Let's see if I even remember how to use Blogger :)  I'm trying this on my Ipad, so..... you may never actually see this :)  Lots of changes, lots to share with you. Hope you will reconnect and join me!  Merry Christmas!  

Let's start at the beginning...  We have moved.  Well stage one and two of our move has occurred. Stage three will happen in April.  Rather out of the blue, DH and I decided to look at homes. We lived in the Atlanta metro area and liked the idea of getting out of the business and traffic of the metro area.  We looked in several areas near our metro area, but decided to move 100 miles to a small town near the Georgia/South Carolina border and near Lake Hartwell, a man-made lake.  This is one of the views from our back porch, my favorite place to sit and drink coffee.  We purchased our retirement home in April. Our home sold in July. We moved most of our possessions to the new home in July. DH doesn't retire until April of 2014 so we are in a rental house during the week. During the weekend, we are at the retirement house.  Confusing, I know.  The boxes are mostly unpacked. Still have a couple in my new sewing room.  Maybe, knowing I want to show you the sewing room will encourage me to unpack and place the final items.  There is lots of mental organizing in trying to remember what items we need to transport between the houses.  This weekend, I forgot my warm pj's.  I do need another pair but for now I'm bringing the one pair back and forth.  Lots of instances of , "It's at the other house." We are loving discovering our new town.  There is an active retirement population as well as families who have been here for decades.  We are actually in a neighborhood. Our home has lake views on three sides, but we do not have a lake lot.  Even though we are in a neighborhood, we are out of town - "country-like."  There are cows across the street on a large estate.  "Town" is 4 miles away.  A city with everything we need and then some is 30 minutes away.  The best thing is that the local quilt shop is 3 miles from our new home. There is also a second shop fifteen minutes away.  Life is Good!