Monday, July 18, 2011

My poor, neglected blog ...

So, it's been over a month since I last posted. Sorry for the long (and unintended) hiatus. I know that the quickest way for a blogger to lose readers is to stop posting regularly, so I hope that there are still a few of you out there reading this. I've been really busy, mostly because of this:

Our new home!

Yep, we moved! We're still in the Raleigh area, but just moved from one suburb (Cary) to another (Holly Springs). We were outgrowing our house at a rapid rate and it was time for a move.

As many of you probably know, moving a family of 5 is no small feat. It's been exhausing, both physically and emotionally. I'd like to think the worst is behind us, even if we still have a LOT of unpacking and settling in to do. I haven't unpacked a single sewing or fabric box yet!

In between all of the manual labor, we've also been trying to do some of this:

Fun at the pool

... enjoying the summer! Here's a picture of the kids at the pool this past weekend. We finally saw a drop in temperature from the high 90's (just in time for my move, of course) to a much more reasonable mid-80's, which was perfect for some summer fun.

Alas, probably not too much new sewing in the immediate future either. We're off to my little brother's wedding later this week -- the wedding is next Saturday in Brooklyn, NY, and I'll be serving as the best man! Time to start drafting my toast, I guess ...

I do have a bunch of draft posts just waiting to be written and pushed live, so I'll be trying to get those out over the next few days. Thanks so much for sticking with me!

43 comments:

  1. welcome back! enjoy your summer ... don't you worry, we'll still be here once you've done all your settling in and unpacking!

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  2. Congrats on the new house! Moving is such a pain, but it sure is worth it in the end. Unpack, enjoy your brother's wedding, have a little fun with the kiddos this summer...we're not going anywhere!

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  3. Still here! Congrats on the move and your new house is beautiful!!!

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  4. Ugh. Moving is such a stressor. Have fun at the wedding!

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  5. Health and happiness in your new home. They don't say moving house is one of the most stressful things to do for nothing!! Enjoy the heat - it's 16 degress here, and it's meant to be summer! Groan! Jxo

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  6. Congratulations! Sorry you are no longer a neighbor but so glad your move went well. Selling a house isn't easy these days! (ask me how I know! LOL)

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  7. Congrats on the new house! Enjoy your kids and your summer, and we will be here when you get back. :)

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  8. Here's some inspiration for ya!
    http://www.thebestmanspeech.com/Classic.cfm?StartRow=1
    Enjoy the wedding.

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  9. Your new house looks beautiful! Think of all the fun you can have setting up your new creative space :-)

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  10. Those two photos are awesome reasons to be MIA! Enjoy your summer, your home and your family!

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  11. Wow! Your house is lovely! Have fun unpacking ... that is the worst part about moving! Well, and painting!

    Hugs & stitches,
    Jennifer

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  12. Welcome back ... you were teaching me patience, right?

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  13. I do not envy you the move, but your house is sure gorgeous! Hope you're back to sewing soon, but don't worry -- no one's leaving while waiting for you.

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  14. Welcome back!! Congrats on the new house! Move is a four letter word. Bleh. Take your time. You can't get rid of us that easily!
    Deborah

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  15. The summer has been like that for all of us. I thought you were moving to Chapel Hill. Happy Summer!

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  16. Wow, your new house looks amazing! Your kids are adorable. Have fun at the wedding!

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  17. Oh my gosh! That house is gorgeous!

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  18. Your new house is beautiful. Congrats. We are getting ready for a hot spell and I get to help my son and his family move. Yeah!--not.

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  19. Congratulations on your new home!

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  20. You couldn't get rid of us if you tried! I did miss you though. Congrats on the move. We'll wait patiently for the unpacking and new posts! So, get to work on that speech. See you back here soon (I hope).

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  21. The new house is gorgeous! I'm glad that you've gotten to enjoy a bit of summer.

    xoxo Kim

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  22. What a fun and busy summer for you! Enjoy!

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  23. That makes me kind of sad that we won't see your deck anymore. where are you going to hang your quilts for pictures now.

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  24. congrats on the house move - glad you are back posting

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  25. You must be exhausted. I just helped my sister and her 3 kids (all under 5) move house. Brother-in-law wanted to save money and do it all ourselves so I feel your pain. My arms are aching just thinking about it.

    Looking forward to hearing from you again and Happy New Home!

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  26. Beautiful new home, John! All my best to you and your family. Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks! Congrats to your brother.

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  27. you know everyone understands that life sometimes gets in the way of quilting and I think moving home is a great excuse - enjoy New York :)

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  28. Congratulations on your new home! I'm sure you'll make yourself a wonderful sewing room!!!Enjoy your summer fun and trip to NY!!

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  29. Are you serious? Or just kidding? Wow, that is an amazing house! Hope it will be a good home for you and your family for a long and happy time.
    Unpack and get settled, we're going to wait (un)patiently for your return ;o)

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  30. Congratulations on your new home- it looks like its a gorgeous place for you and yours.
    You will be soon sewing up a storm again.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  31. What a beautiful house! Congratulations and have a good time turning it into a home. That is the most important part, after all :)

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  32. Glad to hear from you again. I thoroughly enjoy your blog, and will keep checking it. Have fun getting organized!

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  33. Hope you have a great time in Brooklyn (the top of the food chain!). Congrats on the new house as well.

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  34. Welcome to Holly Springs! When we moved back from SC last year (lived in Fuquay before SC), we headed straight for HS. Great place to live! Maybe I'll see you around! :)

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  35. What! You're in HS now! That's awesome! You're going to love it here, it's a great little town.

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  36. Congratulations on your move! We have our house for sale to hopefully move back South as well. Your new house is so pretty!

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  37. pretty house i love the stacked stones thing =)

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  38. Oh my, we are hyperventilating at your house, that is the coolest! American houses are amazing... jealous much!! Hey don't worry about posting, we will still be here when you get back!

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  39. Just be aware its as hot up here in Brooklyn (where my daughter lives, I'm in hot Poughkeepsie) as it is down the NC!
    I hope you have many happy years in your new home.

    Happy Sewing

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  40. welcome back! delight in your sunny season ... don't you fear, we'll still be here once you've done all your settling in and unpacking!

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  41. What a nice house. Kids are so happy :)
    P.S. essay writing

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