Monday, November 23, 2009

Are We There Yet?

Better yet ... What's my name, where am I? What a week! We packed, packed, and oh, did I mention we packed? I thought there was so little left to do as the weekend approached. Then Saturday we started on the garage! Years ago we had custom cabinets built for our fly fishing and camping equipment. It has always been well organized, but we decided we needed to go through a lot of the stuff we haven't used for a while. Then there was all the gardening stuff, and Mr. Squash's workbench full of tools and computer equipment. Whew! By the end of yesterday we finally finished! It was a good feeling, but oh, so tiring! All that is left now is a portion of the kitchen, both full baths (minimal), and odds and ends.

Tomorrow morning Mr. Squash is having cataract surgery on one eye. We wanted to finish the bulk of the packing so we could concentrate on this, and we did! I go back to work in the afternoon for more training of my replacement, have Thursday and Friday off, then a partial day (I hope) on Monday - my last day! Tuesday I take off for the Squash House with Sophie. Mr. Squash stays behind to be here while the movers load up, then he joins me on Wednesday.

Believe it or not, up until last week I've been working on a little Fall stitchery in the evenings. I got this from Karen at Farmhouse Woolens. Instead of using the darker muslin that came with it, I'm using a distressed muslin that I got from the Fat Quarter Shop. I apologize that it isn't ironed! I word normally photograph a project fully ironed and neat for viewing, but the iron is packed! The sun, moon, scarecrow hat and leaves will all be wool! I think I'll make it into a pillow. It's adorable! I'll be sure to show you the finished project, which at this point will probably be early next year!

I hope to have another post or two before we leave. I dearly miss keeping up with all of you, but it won't be much longer until life returns to normal!

22 comments:

Bonnie said...

Beautiful stitchery. Good luck with the move.

Julia said...

I have that little stitchery pattern, what a very cute idea to add in a few touches of the wool. I have been coloring mine in with chalk. I am so excited for you two to get to your new home! Hope all goes well with the surgery!

Kay said...

Good luck, Candace. It will all be a memory soon as you enjoy your new house.

Mary said...

Good luck with the move. Before you know it, you will be all tucked into your new home.

Ulla said...

Good luck for Mr. Squash for the eye surgery. It will make a big difference. And good luck with the move. - The stitchery looks great and the wool appliqué will give it a nice touch.

Darlene said...

Love the little stitchery pattern - very cute!!!

One more week - woohoo!

Stephanie said...

Perhaps the stitchery project is your sane moment in all the hustle and bustle? Best wishes with Mr. Squash House's cataract surgery. Wishing Miss Sophie a smooth transition and I hope she loves her new home.

Lisa D. said...

Moving is hard work! I hope everything goes smoothly and that you are very soon settled into your lovely Squash House!

Kaaren said...

GIANT hugs to both you and Mr. Squash. Just think, Candace...the end is in sight. And speaking of sight, my prayers for Mr. Squash on a speedy recovery after his surgery.

I'm soooo happy that your retirement dreams will so be a reality.

Love that stitchery too!

Quilt Hollow said...

I've missed you too.....I'll wait for you to get settled!!

Julia said...

beautiful stitchery..
Not long now Candace...good luck with the move..hope it goes smoothly!
Julia ♥

Jackie said...

Wonderful stitching!

The move is just humming along! I hope the surgery goes well and that your last days at work are fantastic!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It is so close now!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just remember...."and this too shall pass" First of all sending good thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery. Why is it that so close to the end of packing all of a sudden there is a ton of stuff? I do hope you get a bit of rest on Thursday and Friday. Best wishes to you both and Happy Thanksgiving..Louise

Carrie P. said...

Just a little bit longer and you will be all settled.
Pray Mr. S. surgery goes well and the move too.
Great little stitchery.

onlymehere said...

Beautiful project! I'm glad you can sit and unwind with it after all your hard work each day with packing. I hope your husband comes through his cataract surgery well. So much going on for you right now!

Libby said...

May I suggest that you very specifically label the last few boxes with their exact contents? I have found some very 'unusual' things in boxes labeled 'kitchen' - like the first aid kit from the master bath. When you get down to those last bits, it just becomes a game of filling boxes *s*

Karen said...

Iron schmiron; your stitchery looks great!

I hate cleaning but I love cleaning things out. It's cathartic.

Melanie said...

I hope Mr S recovers quickly. Lovely stitchery. Well done in getting so organised before the op.

Nicole said...

Good luck with the move and your husband's cataract surgery!

cockermom said...

Moving is such a chore, but it will be over soon, just in time to decorate for Christmas holiday! Isn't it wonderful, a whole new way to decorate!
Happy Holidays to you and Mr. Squash.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Ugh won't it be sooo good when those boxes are unpacked!