Sunday, October 7, 2012

What was meant to be ......


I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and no matter how well we plan sometimes things just don't work out the way we had hoped.  It seems that since the GFC and the bad economy of recent times,  that house prices have fallen considerably.  This is ok in normal circumstances because you usually make up what you lose when you buy but unfortunately not in our case.  We have spent some major $$ in the past few years on our beloved home and it seems that it now owes us more than it's worth so our plans to sell it have been put on hold - After all I love it too much to give it away !!



So instead we have decided to continue with the few changes we would have made to the house should we stay and have decided to re-assess our situation and change our future plans accordingly.  It means changing a lot of what we had planned but that's life.......  

What do you think of my new chairs I purchased last week?  They were the bargain of the century !!  Cream Leather Electric Recliners which retail at $1999 each, we purchased them from the local auction house for just $540 for the pair - can you believe it?  They have been on my wish list for sometime and I am thrilled to own them.



This week I have been paper piecing again - I can't seem to get enough of it lately - It is just so easy to do in front of the telly at night and I love fussy cutting to make up new shapes and patterns.  I now have 17 in my pile of "This Goes With That" Hexagons


Including this week's additions


I have also added some hexagons to my Shabby Hexagon Quilt stash - I am really enjoying doing these ones - A lot of them are made from my favourite fabrics and will be a constant reminder of them once it is made.


What do you think?  It has been hard cutting into some of my treasured pieces but I think it will be worth it in the end.


This afternoon I have fussy cut another batch ready to be sewn through the week.

What about you - What's in your sewing basket this week?

Hugs,

Fee XX


16 comments:

Jo in TAS said...

Chairs look gorgeous! I've been procrastinating all weekend about my assignments, even went to the gym today to avoid them. Maybe i should have stitched, it would have beed easier work!
Hug
Jo

Cheryll said...

Fantastic bargin!!!
Great story!!!
Wonderful hexies!!!
Nice visit :)

Melody said...

Your chairs were a super bargain and I agree fussy cut hexie a are so much fun.

Cardygirl said...

Lovely EPP...reassessing your future direction may be a good thing...you love your home so it will all become clear with time!

shez said...

oh Fee i love those recliners and cant believe the price,what a bargain and they look so good.Also lovely hexies,some lovely patterns .
I am the same as you whats meant to be will be.xx

Elly D said...

What a bargain you got with those recliners which look fabulous. Love your little hexagons too. So very pretty in those fabrics.
Ellyx

Susan said...

Its good that you have such a positive flexible outlook! Bargain chairs!

Debbie said...

Sorry to hear about the sale of the house being put on hold but I too believe everything happens for a reason. Love the chairs and the hexies!

Jeanette said...

Love those chairs. My poor This Goes With That has been pushed aside for now. I really want to get back to it & my hexies. Love all yours. Hugs, xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Gorgeous hexies Fee and what a bargain your lovely chairs were. I am sure when you look back you will see there was a reason for you to stay put for a while.

Deb R said...

Great progress on your EPP projects...a change in plans can sometimes be a blessing x

Wendy B said...

Yep Fee....I agree...everything DOES happen for a reason and not moving yet for you is one! (I can hear the 'yippee' from here!!!) Everything in its own good time!
Love your bargain chairs....can see you'll get some quality stitching time there and the hexies are beautiful!
have a fab week hun
xox sugary sweet hugs
Wendy :O)

Helen said...

I love your hexes,they are georgeous :-)

Michele said...

hmmm those hexies are looking very very tempting.....

Pauline said...

what a bargain fee..wow....go you....and the hexies are gorgeous.really looking forward to seeing you at our friendship day....
cheers

Michelle May said...

Incredible find on those recliners. They look wonderful in your house. Yes, I too believe there is a reason for everything and it all will work out as it should.
xx