Friday, August 24, 2012

A Winner and the Beginning of Change


Happy Friday !  It seemed to take a little while to get here this week and I am still deciding if that is a good or bad thing - Life is going so quickly but the week at work seems to take forever.  I have today drawn a winner for the fabric scraps and it is Scottish Nanna - Send me your postal details Mary and I will send them up to you.


Every now and again we have reason to reassess our lives and we have done a similar thing with the happenings of the past year or so.  We have decided that the time has come to part with our beloved property and house.


It is a place that holds many special memories for us but as we get older and more time poor, it is taking  much of our time to maintain it.  We only have 1 & 1/4 children home now and a huge house is just too much.  It will be very sad to say goodbye to it if we can find a buyer but for our future it just has to happen.



You soon decide what is more important in life and it is truly not possessions - They can be replaced.  Time unfortunately cannot.


So I have had to bring out my book of lists again with a number of chores, jobs and de-cluttering to happen here in the coming weeks.  We have given ourselves 6 weeks to do it all before the For Sale sign goes up.


Then we can begin the new chapter of our lives that we have been planning for many months.  And this will involve some travel :)


I am not looking forward to the period of being "For Sale" but I just hope that it doesn't take too long. 


But I am very much looking forward to the journey of finding a "new" "smaller" "forever" home and opening up the new doors of our future.

So this weekend I have a spare bedroom makeover planned.  I will bring the camera along and share with you the adventures of the weekend sometime next week.

Until then,

Hugs - Fee X

16 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

OMG Fee, your head must be spinning with plans, things to do and ideas - I hope you get some time to catch up with yourself and your man too. Your home is beautiful and so welcoming hopefully others will find that too and enable you to move on with your plans sooner rather than later.
hugs
Miche'le

Susan said...

Sounds like a challenging time for you. Change is never easy, but it's best to just breathe and embrace it. Good luck with all the prep work on your house, and I hope it sells quickly so you can move on. Hugs. X

Jo in TAS said...

Well you know i'm excited about this move, especially if it means you're closer to me :-)
Love ya!
Jo

shez said...

All the best with your house sale Fee,how exciting for you all moving on the the next chapter of your journey in life,take care.xx

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Fee I am so excited That I have won your Material Thanks For having your give away I hope your move goes well for you Come to Queendsland the weather is nice.
Hugs Mary.xx

Sandi said...

Good luck with your plans Fee, I'm sure you will find sad times when you think of the memories you have had in your home, but remember you are right....they are just things and family and happy new beginings are what counts at the end of the day...

Michelle said...

Wow your future sounds very busy...lots of plans to be made I'm sure!

Margaret said...

I hope the first person who comes into your home will love it as much as you have and buy, straight away.

Annie said...

Well I take comfort in your decision as my husband and I have only just this week made the same one - for exactly the same reasons. It's a bittersweet decision isn't it - time to leave the walls that so many memories were created in, but they're etched in our hearts forever.....but as the saying goes, as one chapter finishes another begins! Hope the declutter and makeover's go to plan xoxoxox

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Fiona, I hope everything goes well for you. This is always such a stressful time. But it looks like bright new challenges are ahead :-)

Quilt Kitty said...

Oh Fee, judging by everything else you do I am sure the house will look amazing & sell quicker than most. Are you planning to stay in the same locality? Just think of what you can do to the new home & make sure you have a great sewing / business space. Tracee xx

De said...

Huge life changing decision but none of these decisions come without lots of time, thought and heartache. Here is wishing you a speedy "For Sale" period and many many years of happiness on your new adventure!

Deb R said...

Theres nothing like a new adventure! Fingers crossed for a quick sale and that you find the house of your dreams !

Vicki ♥ said...

No matter what happens Fee it will all be very exciting for you and your hubby. I wish you all the very best and send you lots of hugs and love :) hugs Vicki x

Fiona said...

Wow Fee.... news indeed.... wishing you all the best with the process and that things go well for you..... enjoy the ride...
Hugz

Cardygirl said...

All the best with your plans!