Sunday, January 06, 2008

Happy New Year

Its been 2 months since I posted. Very slack. I have kept up with readling my favourite blogs though. Oh that website 'feeds' option is a great help in seeing who has updated their blog.

I finished all my Christmas ornaments in time for the big day. Didnt stitch as many this year.

We have just brought our first house...over in Greymouth...the next big town which is 45 minutes south of us. My DH has got a promotion to Sergeant so it means moving over there, and because there is no permanent hosing with the job, we have to buy a house. So we did. Its a 1930 bungalow 1 block away from the beach, and we live near the airport, so there are little cessnas and microlights buzzing around all day. No big planes go in there.

We are still in Reefton. The packers come in on the 21st and we should be over in our house on the 24th. We have been back and forth to the house adding our own little touches. I am thrilled there isnt much in the way of a garden there, because I can landscape where and how i want too.

This is our first house, so we will increase the value on this one and then sell and move into something bigger. Maybe...maybe not. We can see how we feel in a years time. It is just exciting that we finally own something together.

Here is the house....

So now with this big purchase my stash will not be increased....just as well I have my 50 projects goal for the next 30 years :)

The only things I have brought lately is 50 + Weeks Dye Works & GAST threads that I needed for all the patterns I have collected over last year - Elizabeth designs, Blackbird Designs, The Prairie Schooler, The Drawn Thread, Chessie & Me and Bent Creek. I have enough to keep me busy. The only cost will be the framing.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I wish everyone the very best for 2008.


Rowyn said...

Yay, great to see you blogging again. Love your finishes and your new house (we had a 1910s bungalow for a while - homes of those eras always have so much character - enjoy!). Happy New Year Margaret!

Von said...

Congrats on the purchase of your first home, Margaret!! It's such a cute little house. :D

vEr0n!c@ said...

That's a beautiful house. You must be so excited. Love your ornaments. I like the gingerbread man one best.