We pulled the building permit for the construction project on January 25th and yesterday we applied the last of the touch up paint and backed out the side door of a completed home!
This is the first house my DH and I have completed and it feels good.....REAL good. So, why do I find myself crying off and on today? Well, it's definitely not for nostalgia's sake - missing the construction work - perhaps it's just the culmination of 6 months worth of stress, tension, worry, work, tiresome effort....all pouring out at once. Yeah - that's it.
The homeowners are moving in today and although they, too, have been waiting desperately for this day, they dread it, because no one likes moving day!!
We are celebrating with a date tonight - dinner and a movie!! We'll probably just go to Olive Garden since we have coupons and a gift card and the movie will most likely be Inception - the new thriller with Leonardo DiCaprio - looks like a great movie!
Next on our construction list, we've got to get the foundation under this thing
It's roughly the same size as the house we just finished and it's ready for paint and flooring, which is already half laid. I'm really hoping we can hire a professional painter for this one because I'm SICK of paint!!!! We spent at least a whole month painting this past house!!
Anyway, I get to go back to my sewing room on a daily basis now, but I also have to catch up in all the other areas of my life.....paying bills, cleaning house, re-organizing closets, gardening...
I've been squeezing in sewing projects at night simply to keep myself sane and here are a few of the things I've been working on that I wanted to share for amylouwho's sew-n-tell Friday.
Naturally, lots of pinafore and bloomer sets because they are TOO FUN to make in all sorts of fabric combinations.
I also finished the hand quilting on my second Red and Aqua quillow made from the disappearing nine patch blocks from Jane's Red and Aqua swap.
this shop and my quillows are in this shop
So, that's my week of creations...What did you make? Be sure to stop by amylouwho's to see what other wonderful creations were made this week!