Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hi

Remember me?    Sorry I’ve been gone so long.   Had a bit of a rough year but things are looking up and I’m ready to take you on a journey.   

 

First of all, I have to thank all of you that checked up on me the last few months.  You’ll never know how much that meant to me.  Things were chaotic around here and I just didn’t have anything to blog about.   Well, I did…but you probably wouldn’t have been interested in my super clean house and my complete meltdowns.    That was due to the fact that we put our house on the market in March and it finally sold a few weeks ago.  

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This is all a good thing.   We decided to stay in Bend and downsize and after looking at a million (at least) re-sale houses, we decided to build exactly what we want.  

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Funny thing.  The house is pretty much a smaller version of our current house.   The whole design process with the architect was so much fun.  We both thought it would be stressful, but so far, so good.   The plans will go to the city for permits next week and we might be able to break ground the first part of December.   The best part of it all?  The buyers have agreed to let us rent back until next May when, hopefully, construction will be completed! 

Here’s the lot and view.

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See the mountains?  That’s what I will look at from my sewing room!   Yippee.   

So, I’ll be taking you on the home building journey.  We’ll be there the day they break ground and all the days thereafter.

Next up:  pictures of Quilt Market.   And after that, I’ll show you pictures from the past 8 months or so.   

46 comments:

Cristina said...

Ben tornata!!!! Mi sei mancata tanto...sono felice per la tua nuova casa il panorama è meraviglioso...
baci
cri

JulieF1962 said...

Yay! So glad to read that things are looking up, and that you'll be posting more frequently. I love reading your blog!

Linda said...

Looking forward to the journey and upcoming photos. Glad you are back!

Pat said...

So glad that you are back. Sounds like you will be very busy over the next few months. I am excited for you. I can't wait to take the journey along with you through your blog.

jackiero said...

I am so happy to 'read you' again! And I would have still come to your blog during meltdowns.
Congratulations on the selling of your home & all your new adventures to come; I'll be waiting for your photos :)

Candace said...

Woo-hoooo - Anne's back! So nice to see you, my friend!
Cheers!

Anne said...

I'm so glad to see you back! I've missed reading your blog. Great news to hear that things are looking up and that there is such an exciting journey to look forward to.

Lorraine said...

Lovely to have you back Anne - great news that the house has sold and that you can rent back until your new house is ready....very exciting times! Looking forward sharing the journey with you thru the blog! I have missed you in blogland!!

little acorns said...

Welcome back to blogging! Now I can not only "use" your blog list - but also read all about you & your home 'journey'... a win - win! It was great to see you at Market, & I hope that all goes smoothly as you build your new home. . .!
xo, Bren

Anonymous said...

OMG you are ok. We were all worried.
We missed your posts and projects.
You really will be busy with
your new home.
We all are so glad everything is ok.
So glad you are back.
Sharon from Western PA

Kathie said...

I am so happy to see a post from you.
I have thought of you often, checked on the blog to see if you posted and I missed it thru bloglines...
and aksed around if others heard from you.
YEAH a new house and your building it
what a beautiful view you will have out of your sewing room!
can't wait to hear more about it!
Kathie

Karen said...

I'm so glad your back. I missed seeing all your beautiful work. How exciting that your having your new home built. Sewing and looking out at the mountains. Ahh, peace.

Darlene said...

Woohoo - you're back! I've missed you more than you'll ever know. I didn't want to bother you but I kept checking your blog and hoping that you'd be back soon.

I'm looking forward to taking the housebuilding journey with you.

I've missed your inspiration,as well, Anne!

emma said...

yay, grammy is back!

kathy said...

I've missed you, too! So glad you're back to blogging.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wonderful to see you posting again. Hope the building goes well.

paulette said...

Yeah!! You're back!! So glad things are looking better and can't wait to watch your new house grow!!

Take care!!
Paulette

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Congratulations on the sell of your home, I know that can be frustrating. Where is your studio? or did I miss it?

Sandy F said...

Yeah, Anne
Good to see things are going right along. Can't wait to go on the jouney with you and see your fun project!

Colleen said...

Yay! I am glad you are back... I was hoping you were okay :o) Can't wait to hear about market and about everything you have been up to.

Yvette said...

I am so glad you are ok and back. Congratulations on the home sale and building a new one. That's exciting news!!!

I look forward to pictures from the past 8 mos. I'll get my popcorn ready.

Janet said...

Oh I'm so glad you're back! Your sewing room view looks really wonderful! I look forward to seeing your projects from the last 8 months.

Marcia said...

I am visiting from bunny hill blog - and you DO have a post.Thanks for returning.

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Super, super glad that you're back! Can't wait to watch the house building process and to see what you've created in the last while. Welcome back. - Marlene

Nadine said...

We share the view! You'll love seeing all the lighting changes...especially in the morning. Glad you're back, Neighbor!

Crispy said...

I was so tickled to see your blog in my list this morning!! Welcome Back!! Congrats on getting the house sold and on planning the new one. I'll be here to watch the process :0)

Crispy

Linda said...

WELCOME BACK!!
If you get a chance drop by,
I'm having a GO! GIVEWAY, Courtesy of Accuquilt.

Good luck with your move..

arlyce said...

So glad to read your post this morning, and look forward to many more. You have been missed!

jabeybaby said...

Yay! So glad you are back! Good luck on your new home, I know that must be exciting!

dianne said...

woo hoo!!! i've been missing you!

Anonymous said...

I am sooo happy that you are back and doing well. I logged on to your blog everyday or so hoping to see you. And today there you were!!!

Look forward to reading about your house building adventures and hopefully see some quilty stuff.

Terry in So. Calif.

Louise said...

Anne,
Hi from another Bendite, glad you're back on your blog. Congrats on selling your house, no mean feat here. Also glad you're staying in Bend & not taking your talents away from us. Your property looks great

Carol said...

YIPPEE! You're back! That is great news...you've been missed. Glad things are looking up. How exciting...building a house. We did that almost 6 years ago and had a blast...we truly enjoyed every minute of it. Will look forward to sharing the journey with you.

Lori said...

Yay! That is fantastic news and can't wait to follow along on your progress!!!

Bari Jo said...

Yay! You are back!!!! Was hoping things were ok and that you were getting time to rest! Looking forward to your blog posts again! I've been working in wool and loving it and want to thank you again for your excellent tutorial!!!! Welcome back! :o) Bari

Shakerwood said...

Welcome back!!

Kathleen said...

So glad to see your back!!! I've been checking regularly. Must say I was getting worried since it had been so long. Good luck with building your house. We built ours about 16 years ago, it was fun & stressful. Hope everything goes well for you!! Look forward to your pics & future posts!

Country Prims said...

O what a lovely surprise to 'see' you back (I used to read you off a friends sidebar and couldn't believe it when I saw a post-yipee!) Now a follower:)

Glad all is ok and so looking forward to all your pics:)

Blessings, Shazy x

Audrey said...

So glad you are back and all is well. How fun to 'create' your new home.

Stina said...

Welcome back.... :o)
Will be nice to catch up on your 8 months or so..:o))
Exciting with your new house...!!!!

Sandi said...

Oh, I am so glad to see you back again. I have thought of you often and knew from the e-mail exchange about your mother that it was not an easy time. It's good to have you back and will be fun to follow your house-building journey on your blog. We built our home four years ago and are so happy with it. Let's see...if I was giving advice, I would say carefully check window placementa and electrical outlets. Two times, window cutouts were made that were wrong and I caught them on one but not the other. Our kitchen windows would have been nearly to the ceiling and the window over our entry is off-center when inside but not when you see it from the outside. Our electrician had me walk each room and show him just where I wanted the outlets so they were probably placed for the furniture we would put in each rooms. That was a great idea! Have fun!!

Karen said...

Wow, I'm so happy to see you back and everything is ok. How excited to build a new home. Everything sounds lovely and I would love to look at that mountain everyday from my sewing room. Thanks for coming back. Karen M

Helen said...

I'm glad to see your new post. I missed reading your blog. I'm sorry to hear you had a rough year. It already sounds like things are improving. I look forward to reading about your new house.

Quilt Hollow said...

Glad you will be back to blogging after all this time. :-) You were missed. I tried sending emails a few times but never heard from you...figured very busy and something was up....now I know.

Stephanie said...

Welcome Back and congratulations on your next chapter.

Carrie P. said...

It is so good to have you back. Congrats on your new space. What an awesome view.