Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Big Sigh of Relief and 100 Posts Giveaway Reminder!

The much dreaded anticipated meeting with our realtor happened this morning. I spent the hours leading up to it last night and this morning attempting to perfect every little detail I could think of in terms of making a good first impression. Mr. Squash kept looking at me in disbelief at what I was doing. All in all he was really patient with my obsessing over minor details and I couldn't believe it when he actually noticed that one of the fresh pears we had on a dish on the dining table disappeared - he said he thought it might because it wasn't pretty enough - but didn't really think I would go that far!

So after a nice chat and walk-through of the house with the realtor, we sat down to chat some more. That big sigh of relief came when she said I had already done all the things that she would have asked us to do! There are a couple of small things - one bedroom needs to be repainted and a couple of other things need to be touched up, but all in all - we passed!! Oh - and get this - she said I even went too far in one bathroom with "realtor neutral" colors - she said they will have to add a little color! She is meeting with us again early in the week to go over pricing and stuff like that. We both feel so much better that real progress is being made!

According to my Blogger dashboard, this is my 100th post! If you add up the numbers on my sidebar it comes to 99 - not sure why that is, but I'll go with the dashboard numbers! As I mentioned in my previous post, this has been and is so much fun! You have all left many wonderful comments so far - I'm grateful for the very nice things you've had to say! I'll be picking a winner of the goodies from the last post tomorrow afternoon sometime - any comments left until that time will be elibigle to win! Please don't forget to leave me a way to contact you if you don't have a blog - and I've noticed some of you who have blogs have no email contact!

I've been promising pictures of an embroidery project I've been working on. I'm so close to being done, so for now I'll just show you a few sneak-peeks! A lot of you will know what this is - and I hope to have a finished project to show you in the next few days.

The three little x's in the photo below will have "something" covering them.


Stephanie said...

Seeing your Halloween stitchery reminds me to tell you I made Dish of Brains tonight. Delicious! Good luck with all the realtor stuff.

Sherri said...

Love the Halloween that Crabapple Hill? I think I've seen the pattern...

Sandy said...

It does look like something from Crab-apple Hill. Can't wait to see the finished project. Sounds like your house is ready for market and wish you a speedy sale.

vivian said...

The embroidery is wonderful! Good luck with the move. I am one of those crazy people who actually likes to move.

Darlene said...

Love your Halloween stitchery - soooooo cute! I missed posting on your giveaway post - that's what I get for staying off the computer - dang it. :-) Congrats on your 100th post - woohoo!!!!!

Karen said...

Candace, I wonder if you had a post that didn't come out right, and you deleted it? Anyway, congratulations on 100! Your stitchery looks cute!


Gran said...

Congratulations! Happy 100th Post!
Love your stitchery.

Kathie said...

I am so happy for you that you passed the realtor test, next year we will be doing the same thing
yes I went neutral with decorating too, safe!
Love the halloween embroidery your working on can't wait to see more

Kay said...

Glad the realtor thing went well! I can't imagine what we'd have to do to sell! But really, I don't see why anyone would want to buy a totally neutral house. What a shame, and a failure of imagination on their part.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have passed with flying colors! I think our husbands to not obsess like we do..That needlework looks very familiar..Meg her designs and I have done quite a few of them. I am finally off today to find my Hellebores..

DianeH said...
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Libby said...

Wonderful news on the real estate front. I know you must have been so relieved!
Love that stitchery - cute, cute, cute *s*

Jackie said...

Happy 100th! Your stitching is beautiful! I'm also not surprised that the realtor didn't really need much else from you. You've been working really hard!

*karendianne. said...

Look at your stitchery. Such a lovely, even hand you have, Candace! Well done. Glad the meeting went well. Why am I so surprised to see the over-achiever come out in you - yet again. It's a trait I can't relate to at all but I see it when I know it. hee.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

We all knew you would pass with flyimg colors! Love your Halloween project, What a fun thing to work on now, not at all like me who would start that Oct. 1st. Have a nice day!!

Carrie P. said...

So glad you passed the realtor test. What color are you going to add to the bathroom? Your stitchery looks really good. Looking forward to the rest of it.

Lisa D. said...

I'm sure you are relieved to have the meeting over, and it sounds like it went well. Best of luck with the sale of your house!

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Oh Candace, I just love this SPOOKY stitchery ! I can't wait to see the finished item .

Happy Birthday to Mr Squash. . . and I quilted up the Waffle Time runner and wall hanging for a gal in a buffalo theme, I will look for a picture, if I have it I will send it on. . . I have that pattern too, and plan to make it sometime. . . . sometime. . . .

Good luck with the selling and all !


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