Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thank you!

Thank you everyone for all of your encouragement and support.  I appreciate all of your comments to my last post and all of the good wishes sent my way.  It is much appreciated and helped very much.

I am finally back home!  Yay!  I thought I would share with you the final steps of this long journey and yes, that means this is my last house construction post.  😊

Below is my house as it is now, elevated and newly sided.  On the left is the addition which now houses the utilities that were in the basement like the furnace, hot water heater, and washer/dryer.  The greatest thing (besides being protected from floods of course) is that now the washer/dryer is on the same level as my living space which is a great convenience.  It makes for a cute little laundry room.  No more going up and down the stairs when I do laundry (and pre-wash fabric).  The space below the house I can use for my fabric stash (ahem) storage.



Below is a photo of what the house looked like before.  Quite different!



Of course, the first rooms I needed to get set up were the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom so many boxes ended up in my sewing room - aaak!


However, I am mostly done unpacking so here is my sewing room now.  I still have to get rid of that ladder and a few boxes not visible in the photo but I am almost there:


Here is one of my favorite sides of the sewing room.  Hanging from the clock is a leather heart keychain which Kyle from Vacuuming the Lawn sent to me as a gift.  In case you are wondering, that circular item is the handle to my steam mop which I have since put away:


Besides all of the love, friendship and support from family, friends and all of you, I also had the company of Zoe, my furry friend, whose cuteness, sweetness and silliness always makes me smile:


Before I started packing for my move back home, I started working on making a pair of jeans so I hope to start working on them again soon.

Happy Sewing!

36 comments:

  1. So excited for you to be HOME- would love to see more pictures

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    1. OK - I will do a post in the near future with some more pictures. I have plans to organize my stash so probably after I get that done.

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  2. Welcome baaaaack! I am so glad that hear from you. Thank you for sharing the information.

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  3. Wow what a difference! Enjoy the new space.

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    1. Yes, the house looks very different - much better - thanks!

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  4. Your house looks beautiful. I love the green color. So glad you're back and settling in well. Looking forward to seeing the jeans. Happy sewing!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love the green color too. I find it to be a very soft and pleasing color to the eye (well, at least to my eye). I hope to have the jeans finished soon.

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  5. Congratulations on your beautiful home! I am glad you are starting to settle in. I'm excited to hear how things progress, especially with your jeans.

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    1. Thank you Vanessa. I finally started working on the jeans again this weekend. It felt good to sit down and sew again.

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  6. Wonderful! the house looks terrific. I am glad that you are finally back and settling in.

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    1. Thanks so much Mariela. Yes, the house is much improved. It is a relief to have the worst behind me.

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  7. I am so happy that you are finally back in your home. It looks like a brand new house! It's beautiful and I love it. It must be such a relief for you and you can finally get stuck into some serious sewing. Wishing you lots of happiness in your "new home"
    PS: I will email you asap :)

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    1. Thanks so very much! It does look much better which I am very happy about. It is a better house now with a brand new foundation. I finally started some sewing this past weekend - felt good!

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  8. So glad you are back in your house. Everything is looking marvelous too!

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    1. Thanks so much Faye! The house does look much better.

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  9. Your new home is wonderful. I am so happy you are finally back in and tackling the nasty chores of moving in. I wish you the best and I know MANY amazing wonders will come out of your new sewing space.

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    1. Thanks so very much for your heartfelt wishes. I finally started sewing again this past weekend. It felt good to pick up the needle and thread. Finally, a sense of normalcy is returning.

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  10. Yay! What a relief to return to the comfort of home, and now feel much more secure when nor'easters and hurricanes are coming.

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    1. Thank you Barbara. Yes it is so nice to be back home. Not having to worry about nor-easters and hurricanes is a big burden off the shoulders.

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  11. So glad you are back in your home. Best wishes for many happy years there, safe from floods and destruction, and full of creative energy!

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    1. Thank you so much for your good wishes AJW. I am very happy to be protected from floods - quite a relief that's for sure!

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  12. I'm glad everything turned out alright, there's nothing like home! You'll have your sewing studio up and running in no time!

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    1. Thank you Tany! Yes, my sewing room is now up and running. I started working on my jeans again this past weekend. It was such a good feeling to sit down and sewing again.

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  13. So happy for you Tomasa. I hope you can rest easy now and enjoy your beautiful home.

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    1. Thanks so much Anna Christina! I do feel a sense of relief over not having to worry about flood damage anymore.

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  14. Your house looks beautiful! I love how the green siding makes the white windows stand out. Aww, Zoe must have been a joy to have around to distract you when things didn't go as planned. Glad you're safe and dry back in your sewing room!

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    1. Thank you so much Marianne. I do love the green color as well. Zoe is always a pleasure to have around. It's nice to be back home and have my sewing room set up again!

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  15. Your "new home" looks absolutely lovely. I am so very happy for you :)

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    1. Thanks so much Rhonda. It's nice to be back home.

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  16. Wow...your house looks beautiful. Love the new color.

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    1. Thank you! I love the soft green color too.

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