Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 14 September 2018

This is the Reason that……,


#1  I have not had anything on my blog for a while

#2  I am so far behind with the  Cat blocks

#3 Dione will be thinking I have abandoned all the Beary Creations

#4 I am tired

#5 We are  both very happy

#6 There are boxes labelled “ BATIK” and “ Fragile” all over the garage . And more empty boxes and bubble wrap waiting.


SOLD sign #2

A lovely family will move here early November, and I am hoping they will enjoy the garden and home as much as we have.

We are now looking for a new home and guess what? I want/need/ earnestly desire a large room for my quilting and sewing, and I hope time for some serious photography. Hugh wants another large workshop  , not a surprise at all.

I am thinking of everyone in the path where Florence will cause havoc and disasters, and hope with all my heart no lives are lost, pets stay safe, and if a blog friend is anywhere near there, a heap of wishes for you to be extra secure and in a dry and safe place.

Quotation of the day, from Ovid

“ To wish is of little account ; 

to succeed you must earnestly desire;

and this desire must shorten thy sleep”

Greetings from  Jean

29 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my, your lovely home has sold, new owners moving in in Nov. and you're on the hunt for a new home. I pray that you will find the right one for you and Hugh, having everything that you both would love to have.

Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean, I am sure you are very busy with the move and looking for a new home. I wish you good luck on your search and that you find a great home you will both love. We are safe in Maryland, the storm may give us some rain next week if it turns this way. My sister had to leave her home in Ocean Isle NC and she went to Florida, I hope her place will be safe while she is gone. Take care and I hope you can keep in touch. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Big hugs and congratulations to you. I hope you will find just the perfect new home for you both.

Carol Mattingly said...

Oh, Jean, I know you are sad to see your home go, but I know you will find a wonderful place to lay down roots. Moving is so stressful and time consuming. Hope you are back at quilting soon. Carol

Paige said...

Wishing you well on your finding just the right place with the perfect sewing room for you and shop for Hugh!
Thank you for the thinking of us in the way of Florence. I'm in the NW corner of SC and it will not reach us until Sunday and should be nothing compared to what other are going through now!

Jenny said...

Time to move on after so many happy years, Im sure you will soon find the next home of your dreams.
It's going to be a busy time for you both, but worth it in the end, I'm sure.

Ali Honey said...

Good Luck finding a place that's right. We did it 2 months ago and it is mentally and physically exhausting.
Watch what Lawyers write on documents - they make careless mistakes!
No question is too silly or too noisy when buying a new property.
Thinking of you.

Susan Heather said...

That is great news. I wish you well in your search for a new home. Hugs....

Julie Fukuda said...

What? No more cutting trees and chopping firewood? Prayers are flying across the sea that you find the perfect place with plenty of space for those boxes of goodies. I hate to even think of moving , so I admire you boyh for taking that big step on your journey.

Out To Pasture said...

Gosh Jean, that is big news indeed. I'm sure you both gave much consideration before reaching this decision and in my experience, most changes are for the better. I hope you have lots of help and find the perfect new nest. Looking forward to your updates.

Allie said...

Congratulations hon - praying you find THE perfect home for you!!!

Leeanne said...

best wishes for what ever awaits you around the next corner!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Oh my Jean. What news and as you know, what I have done not that long ago. Our move has been a good one though not at all the downsizing we had thought of. The next move maybe?! Meanwhile pace yourself as it is a large job and do enjoy the search for your next home. Best of luck!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

You are on the cusp of a new adventure! Best of luck in finding your dream space for the next chapter! We are getting heavy rain today from Florence in the western part of North Carolina, but it isn't as bad as predicted.

Inger said...

So good to hear from you. I dindn't know you were moving. I hope you find what you need in a house. My best wishes and, yes, I get tired too. My doctor says it's due to my DOB (date of birth). Oh, well.....

Sandra Walker said...

So glad for you and Hugh, that this journey can finally get going properly, right? The home you need will find you, of that I am sure.

My Mind's Eye said...

Nancy,
Thank you so very much for your kind and loving words about Madi. She was dearly loved and so very missed. Amazing how an itty bitty kitty can fill up every sq. foot of a home...but I can say each sq. ft has good memories.
I have bookmarked your blog...thank you for stopping by I love new friends
Kitties hold the key to my heart. I love all animals..but those kitties what can I say
Hugs to you all Cecilia

Sharon - IN said...

What exciting news on the sale of your home. I hope you find just the right place to set up 'home' with all you desire for this new step in your lives.

Jenn Jilks said...

I'm so happy for you. It's been a long haul.
You are going to have some more marvellous adventures. Good luck with all of that! xx

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the sale of your home, I hope that you find a new place that is perfect for you!

KB Bear said...

This must be one of the busiest times imaginable. I am thinking of you.

Dee said...

Dear Jean, moving and tiredness simple go hand in hand, I think. When I moved from Minnesota to Missouri back in 2009, I was 73 years old. The move exhausted me and I felt tired for months afterward. Not only that, I made the mistake of thinking I had to get everything in the new house up to speed--up to what my Minnesota house had been--within a short while. That added exhaustion to exhaustion and I ended up with several years of ill health, which I think happened because I stressed myself out.

I'm telling you all this because I want to encourage you to be gracious to yourself. To get lots of rest; to let things happen on a much slower schedule. Just take care of yourself. Please. Peace.

Our photos said...

OMG your are going to move ! Now that is news. Best of luck !

Frédérique said...

I hope that you will find the perfect home, with a nice and cosy sewing studio!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I had been thinking it was a while since you had popped up in my blog feed. Good luck with the house hunt. I hope you find, if not your perfect house, then a house which gives you both the space for what you want.

Tanya said...

You are moving?! That's a surprise! A new adventure to keep you hopping!

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Jean! I enjoyed seeing your photo of the sold sign, but I don't envy you the process of moving. I hope that you and Hugh find the passion spaces of your dreams, his for a workshop, yours for quilting and photography. People in England and Italy asked me about Hurricane Florence numerous times, all expressing concern for the people in its path, especially any family or friends Terry and I had. Your words about the people in its path were kind and thoughtful. I wish you rest, energy, and continued happiness as you find a new home. You'll catch up on the other things when the time is right. It's all good! Hugs to Hugh and you!

The Furry Gnome said...

Hi Jean, thanks SO MUCH for the card which arrived all the way from the other side of the world! Deeply appreciate all your comments over the past few months. Mrs.F.G. Still buys her fabric by the yard too.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Wishing you a lovely and happy place to make your new "nest"!