August 1, 2011

Falling out of love with leaves

Today, I finally but the last stitches into part 2 of the Birds of a Feather mystery, putting an end to the misery of leaf stitching.  There are still a few more left to do for part 3 but nothing like in part two thank goodness!  I know it's been way longer than I planned since I last posted but I just seemed to lose my blogging/computer mojo.  I've taken photos but then just couldn't seem to bring myself to sit down at the computer and write something.  With the start of a new month and the waning of summer, I'm going to try and be much better.

Part of what has me preoccupied is that I've decided to put my house on the market.  I've been working daily to sort through and organized things to be kept, stored and donated away.  The plan is to put the house on the market for the beginning of September and see what happens.  I don't have to sell it but it's just become more of a drudge than a pleasure to be a home owner, especially for a 90 year old home.  And when I add in all the extras besides the mortgage, I think it will be much more economical to rent something.  We shall see how that goes.

In the meantime, I plan to enjoy this last full month of summer and I hope you are too!


Karen said...

I've enjoyed watching everyone's progress on this mystery sampler. It is a very pretty piece.

Good luck with selling your house! I hope it all works out for you.

Debby said...

I love your sampler! Very beautiful! I hope you wil sell your house soon.

Greetings from Debby

Gabi said...

Great progress. The leaves do look great but I can understand that you're glad you're over and done with them.
Good luck with selling your house :)

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Your sampler is beautiful, and yes, that is a lot of leaves! Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

mainely stitching said...

It's funny how the repetitive stitching of something that began so enjoyably can become so burdensome! LOL - good for you, sticking to it!

Best wishes with your house. You'd mentioned this possibility the last time we got together (too long ago!) and it sounds like a good plan.

Anna van Schurman said...

Good luck with the house. Ours is only 57 so I can only imagine the "extras." And it's lose not loose. But your stitching is gorgeous!