Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Joe Joe worked his Mo Jo

Dec 2009 103

Back at the end of December I blogged about the Joe Joe that Candace sent me which is supposed to bring good luck selling a house.   I had put my Mom’s house on the market at the beginning of December.  My brother lives in the same Del Webb Sun City development that she did, so I sent Joe Joe home with him after Christmas to place in my Mom’s house, hopefully bringing us some good luck.   I suspected that he might keep Joe Joe for himself since his house was also on the market.  

Well, just one week later we got an acceptable offer on her house.   Come to find out…my brother hadn’t put Joe Joe at my Mom’s but had put it in his own house.   I say…Karma’s a bitch!  LOL  

Happy ending though.   He has a contract on his house which came last week.   So, Joe Joe worked his Mo Jo on both houses.   Thanks Candace for sending him to me and thanks to Monica for designing and making “Hello Joe Joe”.   I’ll be passing him along when I go back to California to finish cleaning out the house.

And some more good news (at least for me anyway).   I FINALLY got the red border fabric for A Tisket a Tasket.   After all my searching, Karen at Farmhouse Woolens ended up having it.   I could have saved myself alot of time if she had just told me so to begin with.  LOL.

022 I really like the way it turned out.   I think the red was worth waiting for.  What do you think, Mary

Hugs, Anne

30 comments:

Betweens said...

Anne wow love that Mo Joe is working its magic!!
Your BOM from Bunny hill is absolutely gorgeous!! yes that boarder was well waiting for!! The designers must be so humbled when they see what others do with their patterns

Stephanie said...

Joe Joe seems to be the perpetual blog home seller good luck charm!!! Gorgeous quilt!

Connie W said...

Your basket quilt looks wonderful!

Kathie said...

the quilt is beautiful, love , love, love the red border!
Happy for you that both houses sold...
one less thing for you to have to worry about.
Kathie

Shasta said...

I'm glad that Jo Jo worked his MoJo on both houses. The quilt is gorgeous - you are right, the red was worth waiting for.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love your A Tisket A Tasket!!! I might want to finish mine that way too. (If I ever get it done.) I got behind and I think I have 6 finished.

Lorraine said...

Good news that Joe Joe worked his magic....must be very powerful magic for both houses to sell....fantastic news!...yes..the red was worth waiting for....that Karen....if she had just spoken up you would have had it ages ago..LOL

Darlene said...

Way to go, Joe-Joe! WooHoo!

The border fabric is perfect and worth waiting for.

Sipiweske Quilts said...

I'm so glad the good luck charm worked for you - nothing worse than to have things drag out for months and months. Joe Joe may become a marketable item! Love your Bunny Hill quilt . . . I can just imagine how heavy and cozy it must be. The red frames everything perfectly and was really worth the wait. - Marlene

Kaaren said...

Jo-Jo has worked his wonders again. Woo hoo!

Your T-A-T quilt is gorgeous, Anne. Is the red border made from wool? I just keep on staring at it in awe.

Quilt Hollow said...

If I ever sell I hope Joe Joe comes my way! Congrats on both accounts!
Oh golly gee willickers.....Tisket Tasket love here! Smiling big smiles!!

Nadine said...

2 days in a row! Yahoo! AND a finished project. Yahoo! Go Girl Go!

Lori said...

Congratulations on the sale of the house. That was so quick it must have been Joe Joe!
I'm not Mary but the wait for red was worth every minute! The gold followed by the red is perfect!!!

Crispy said...

WOW I would say that the wait for the "perfect" fabric was well worth it. Your Tisket Tasket quilt is WONDERFUL!!

Crispy

Yvette said...

You were smart to wait for the perfect fabric, it looks fabulous.

Congrats on selling the house, especially in this market.

Annie said...

I have friends who have used the power of Joe! The quilt is fabulous and the border is perfect...sometime patients is required to end up with a wonderful quilt!...at least that is what all my UFO's tell me!

Pieced Pastimes said...

We could use some Mo Jo in this area, as the economy has put such a damper on the housing market! I love your Bunny Hill BOM quilt - It turned out lovely! I have been so busy with other things, that mine is on the back burner - but you are motivating me to find some time to get it done.

Cindy said...

I LOL at your heading for this post. What's funnier yet - I KNEW what it meant before I read the post. ROFLOL

On a serious note - the border fabric is a perfect solution for a border. Well done, Anne. Beautiful.

paulette said...

I love the quilt!! The red was definitely worth the wait!!
Paulette

Hillcresthome Prims said...

OH MY, you did such a great job on the quilt. I love it and the colors. I did a quilt and it took me a year, but my husband and I love it!!!!
I just found your blog and I joined but I am a shadow until my Honey finds out how to put my picture up. I have a blog, I am new at this, and I hope you stop by and join mine and enjoy it. You are going under my favorites!!~!!!
I can't wait till the next post!!

Big Hugs,
Tricia
Hillcrest Home Prims

Colleen said...

Gorgeous! Definitely worth the wait :o)

Sandy F said...

That is some pretty good news. I am glad for both of you.
That is the perfect red for the borders. I love how it turned out.
Later

Judy in Michigan said...

Here in Michigan, one must bury St. Joseph (a statue) upside down in the yard of the home to be sold. I have heard this from many people and they swear it's true. I know it worked for my neighbor!
The red border is just perfect - love it - you have given me the push I needed to finish mine. Thanks!!

Kim said...

Oh wow.......the red really makes it pop.....I've got to get mine done!!

Congrats on selling the house......its a real good thing in this market!

Happy sewing

Karen said...

Cute story about MoJo.

The red wool was a good border finish to your basket quilt. I have enjoyed seeing it all come together over the past year.

Candace said...

Yikes - looks who's even farther behind in the blogging-email world, Anne! I'm so happy Joe-Joe is working his magic for more than just me - but then of course he had a lot of magic to begin with coming from Monica! Love your TAT - just finished my flimsy yesterday! Oh - and the studio! I am in awe - want to come help with mine?
Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

So glad your house selling is going great. You just never know.
Your quilt turned out great. Still working on my blocks.

Libby said...

Hurray for Joe Joe *S*

Kim D. said...

The quilt turned out lovely, glad you found the fabric you were looking for.

Sandi said...

Anne, Your finished A Tisket A Tasket is beautiful! I only have the first two blocks finished. Maybe if I get back on track I can finish it this year!