Buzzings from a quilter who bumbles her way through life!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We've Found a House!

We've found a house! I am trying to wait until we actually close on it to post pictures. We should close on either Friday or Monday, depending on when some work is completed. 
The house is in the Texas hill country, which is an area we have loved for a long time.


The house is on a hill and has a nice view of the hill country from just about any window. (The pictures on this post were taken last year and are not from the house. ) You will also see deer grazing freely on anything they find! I love watching them, but will have to confine my flower beds to a fenced area! (I'm going from bad to worse. So many people thought I meant "horse", I switched the pictures around. Now it looks like I think the horses are deer! I'm going to quit while I'm ahead!)
Best of all......I will have a large sewing/quilting room! It will probably be one of the last rooms we work on, but it will be wonderful having a big space! 
We are going to take our time updating the house. I'll show before and after pictures of our work. I plan on spending most of the budget on really quality purchases, then filling in by finding second hand furniture and sewing my own drapes, etc. I'll share this with you, too. Perhaps my successes and failures (and I'm sure there will be some!) will help some of you out in some small way. For example, I've already purchased a really quality leather sectional. It was on clearance at Ethan Allen because someone ordered it and then changed their color scheme. It was EXACTLY what I had in mind and although it had just come in and was in perfect condition, it was marked half price! Even at that, it was expensive, so I will need to search Craig's List for some side chairs that I can upholster. (I've never done that! Do you think I can?) I hope you'll stick around and share in my adventure! Can you tell I'm excited?
                                                 
P.S. - Please join me in the Don't Let the Door Stop you blog hop that is going on now. I will be posting my contribution on February 5. You can follow the entire hop, in conjunction with the She Who Sews hop, by going to Sew We Quilt.


                                                 

39 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you! What an adventure. The hill country is beautiful! And yes! I would bet that you can upholster!

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  2. I am so happy for you and it looks like a beautiful area to live. I can't wait to see your home and the decorating you do. I need to start making my own things too, so I will enjoy seeing what you do for your home.

    Debbie

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  3. I am so psyched for you! I cant wait to walk down this journey with you! (The house fixing shows are my guilty pleasure!)

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  4. Oh happy dancing for you! Will love to follow your journey in this venture.

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  5. LOL!!! I saw the photo of the horses, but read that you found a "house". I thought it was a typo at first, lol!!! Wow the scenery is beautiful! I'm happy for you Linda.

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  6. Yeah - doing a happy dance for you! Can't to see pictures and your posts of making your new house your new HOME! Hugs Sharon B

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  7. So glad for your fresh start and new beginning. A chance to have things just the way you want them. Don't compromise but make your new home exactly what you envision. Of course you can reupholster a chair you can do anything!

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  8. So happy for you! I will have lots of fun watching your decorating progress. And, I am positive you can upholster a few chairs.

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  9. Congratulations , I thought at first you found a horse ;-) That would be great too . It all sounds so exciting and I will enjoy your journey and I am positive you can uphoster chairs !

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  10. Congratulations on finding a place Linda and I can't wait to see more photos of it! Are you going to get a horse??

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  11. Sounds just wonderful! I know you will enjoy making it truly yours, little by little! Congrats!

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  12. Hi Linda!!!! Wonderful!!! Can't wait to see your photos and hear about your adventures!!!! I am sure you can upholster and recreate all kinds of fun items!!!! Yaa!!!! Happy for you!!!! Great you will have a wonderful sewing room too!!!!!

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  13. Lovely pictures...and even more pleased you found a house. Bet it will feel so good once you move in. Congrats on the find for the sofa...I've no doubt you can do anything you put your mind too, upholstering included! God is so good!

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  14. Yippee! A new journey to begin.

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  15. I just found your blog (from SewWeQuilt) and am so excited to see you're almost a neighbor! I was born and raised in San Antonio but lived in Arizona for 20 years (even taught high school in Tombstone). I moved back to the hill country (Wimberley area) 3 years ago and love it! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful quilts and seeing your new home - I am in awe of your wonderful attitude after losing your home to fire so recently. I saw in a previous post that you visited Valli and Kim in Dripping Springs - one of my (many, lol) favorite quilt shops. It seems so unassuming on the outside, but is so bright and beautiful inside! Good luck with the new house!

    Patty

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  16. How exciting that your new home is nearly yours! It is an exciting time for you after the fire..... All your plans sound wonderful! Enjoy all the planning and searching for that perfect piece! Curtains, upholstery- you'll ace it all!

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  17. Congratulation! I can't wait to see the progress!

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  18. How exciting for you Linda. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.

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  19. Congratulations! I just love the Hill Country and spend as much time as I can roaming. Is it far from me in New Braunfels? I'm looking forward to seeing more, and to your stop on the hop.

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  20. Wonderful. I hope the house comes together and makes you a great home. Congrats on the good deal on the sectional too. Sure you can do the reupholstery....if you get stuck Google and YouTube are your best friends.

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  21. Congratulations, Linda! That's wonderful news. I can't wait to see your new digs.

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  22. Congrats on the new house!!!! And do I think you can reupholster chairs? I think you can do ANYTHING!

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  23. Congratulations, Linda. I can't wait to watch your adventure. If I can reupholster I'm pretty sure YOU can. Just try! You are very talented and I will enjoy and probably steal your ideas!

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  24. I'm so happy for you to be close to getting into our new place, Linda! And, how exciting to be gaining a large sewing room all to yourself...lots of room for those home dec projects you'll be sharing with us lucky ducks!! YOu can do anything you put your mind to, I'm positive!!

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  25. Bless The Lord. So happy this chapter in your life is closing. Or should I say opening?

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  26. My Dear Linda YOU can do anything and do it very well. Congratulations on finding your new home. I will love following your progress and seeing photos. The land looks heavenly. I have heard the Texas Hill country is beautiful and these photos show that. Joyful Bliss to you and your husband...

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  27. Linda, I'm so happy for you. I've never seen a real deer before!

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  28. That is really great news Linda and can't wait to see the pictures of the house. I promise not to get too green with jealousy at your large sewing room. I wonder if I could persuade John we need to move so I can have a room .. or easier I think I'll take over daughter's bedroom as I think she has moved out now.

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I am so happy for you!

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  30. Oh Congratulations...I'm thrilled for you ! Before we moved to Comanche, we lived on the edge of the hill country in Mills County.

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  31. What beautiful vistas you will have and your deer...er, horses are a pretty picture!! Can't wait for pictures of the house and it's views!!!!! Oh, the renovations...love it!

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  32. Linda I am so happy for you. I am working on your gift now. I hope it will be a good addition to your new home. Won't be much longer!

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  33. Hi Linda I am so happy that you have found the house that you love. Have fun making it a home.When we got married 48 years we bought all our furniture at Ethan & Allen and we still have some of the pieces and so do our children. It wasn't as expense back then as it is now.lol.love and blessings Sandra

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  34. Of course you can do it! I followed your post without a hitch. We obviously think alike! It will be wonderful... With the usual hitches here and there

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  35. I'm thrilled for you and I can't wait to see the beginning pictures of your journey! blessings, marlene

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  36. Hot Diggity! I love the hill country. The bluebonnets, the scrub brush, the rolling hills.... Monday is a great day to sign the papers, it's my birthday! Hopefully I'll be near you sometime this summer, since I want to visit family and friends in San Angelo. My brother and SIL have a house at Inks Lake.

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  37. so happy for you! hopefully the closing will go smoothly and you'll be able to settle in soon!

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