Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Finally moved!!

Well, it has been almost 3 weeks since my last update, but I can finally say that we are moved!!

By the 22nd of September, we had most of the smaller things over at the new house and unpacked and we were ready for the movers.   Welcome “Two Men and a Truck”….well, actually 4 men in our case.

It was interesting to watch them pack and load each of our precious items.  The coolest thing was how they carried many of the items on a strap that was connected to a harness on their backs.


The weight was distributed evenly between them and they just had to use their hands to balance the item.

It only took about 1-1/2 hours to load everything up and then we were off to the new house…..


It only took another hour to move everything in and we were ready to roll.

The next week was spent organizing and cleaning and trying to catch up a bit on the normal things of life.

Then, before we knew it, “Two Men and a Truck” were back again, this time with our daughter’s furniture that we are storing while she is living in Chicago.

She drove up  last Sunday….DSC06750

and our son, Brian, drove her U-Haul up on Monday.  She is now happily ensconced in a new city, a new apartment and a new job!!!!

As of yesterday, we declared that the moving is complete, so here are a few photos of the finished rooms…..

Starting with the heart of any home….the kitchen….DSC06758

This is officially called a keeping room, but in reality it is a relaxing place where I can sit while my sweet husband cooks dinner!!!…..


This covered deck area has become our favorite place to sit just after dinner.  We will continue to enjoy this as long as the weather will allow…..DSC06756

This is our bright and sunny den…….DSC06787

This is my wonderful office.  In the old house, I worked at a desk in my kitchen and had client meetings at my dining table.  Here, I can even close the French doors into the room and have complete privacy…..DSC06762

Our dining room that also holds my piano.  We have purchased an 1880’s Glass Fronted Bookcase that will sit along the long wall on the left…..DSC06763

The entry way and stairs gives me a place to display a quilt.  I will change this quilt through out the year.  By the way, I have found a wonderful hanging system….more about that in another post…….DSC06764

Our bedroom……

DSC06765It is such fun to wake up early in the morning and be able to see the stars out of that arched window.

This is my husband’s office, complete with a Western, hunting theme and decorated with items that he has gathered in many of his travels……DSC06774

I wasn’t sure about the color scheme for this bathroom until I remembered the small quilt that brought all of the colors together…..


The house has a guest “suite” that has a small bedroom……DSC06785

and a sitting room…..DSC06782My Mother-In-Law is very excited to be our first visitor in about 6 weeks.

Everyone gave me a hard time that the first things moved were for my studio, but unfortunately, it is the only room that still needs work.  I did a bit of sewing, but only to make storage bags for some of my floral stems.


I have purchased the boards to make my design wall and will hopefully get that finished and mounted in the next week.DSC06780

Finally, both cars fit comfortably in the garage which truly signaled the end of the moving process……


Now to catch up on some accounting work and make a trip to Texas to visit my mother.  Maybe, just maybe I can get a bit of creative time in too….

5 thoughts on “Finally moved!!

  1. What a beautiful home. So happy that you have the big part of moving behind you. Can't wait to learn about your new hanging process.

  2. Your new home is wonderful. It looks so light and full of sunshine. It is good to see you so well settled in and to know that the moving went so well.

  3. Frances, my favorite places in your new home are the screened in porch and the kitchen. I'm impressed that you have every room finished except your studio … that alone may take as long as all the other rooms added together! I love your home. Please include pix of the outside when you have time. -vicki

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