And now looks like this!
Above is the view outside the pretty red door and here is the view from the other side of that door. The furniture is from our other house and doesn't really fit the country house style. So we'll work on that when we start building our final house.
We moved in last October but this is just the first phase of our plan. The land that the farmhouse came with was 18 1/2 acres and we split that into four different parcels. One is 12 acres, two are 2 1/2 acres and the one the house sits on is 1 1/2. Our plan is to build our final home on the 12 acres and use the profits from the other three lots to build that house debt free.
So phase one and two of the plan has happened. We have sold this house and one of the 2 1/2 acre lots as of last Monday. The nice thing is the buyers agreed to let us rent back this house for at least three more months. We will now start building a house on the 2 1/2 acre parcel and list it for sale. If it doesn't sell, we'll live there until it does. If it sells before we finish it (which it probably will) THEN we'll have to get creative! Let the building commence!
First step , dig the hole . . . check!
Step two, pour the concrete footings . . . check!
The house we recently remodeled was originally built in the 1940's. Do you see that wooden shack in the top left of this picture? That is the ORIGINAL farmhouse built in the 1920's. It is a one-room shack about 16 x 16 and all it had in it was a wood stove and a wide plank floor. We moved it from its original location which was beside the house we remodeled. We were going to try and save it and use it for storage (which is what we are using it for right now) but it needs too many repairs to be secure. So we will be dismantling it and recycling the wood from it to make something out of it like some sliding barn wood doors or a large dining table or maybe a feature wall. So although this blog post doesn't have a lot to do with quilting, it does have to do with creating!
I have to show you a chair I found sitting out on the sidewalk in front of a tiny little antique store. It is not that old, but someone painted it and distressed it to look shabby chic. It is the perfect shade to go with THIS rug:
So what would you do with this chair if it was yours?I need some creative ideas!
After my last post asking for help finding gray fabric, I've had several people tell me they have trouble finding gray fabric too! One quilter who shops online a lot recommended Hancocks of Paducah and Missouri Star Quilt Co as good places to find them so I thought I'd pass on the tip!
Sorry I don't have much quilty things to talk about today, but I have been playing in my sewing room. I am lucky enough to be able to get to attend a class by Cynthia Brunz of Quilting is More Fun Than Housework on April 22! Yahoo! I will have to drive 3 hours to get there, but it will be worth it. I have been searching through my stuff for solid fabrics and find that I have very few of them! I seem to be attracted to bright prints. I need to diversify!
I just got the fabric for a Block of the Month I signed up for. I had forgotten I signed up for it! I'm liking these colors!
I will keep you updated on these blocks as I get them made. I could show you a picture of the whole quilt now but suspense is so much more fun. So don't forget to tell me what you would do with a turquoise chair! :)