PennyDog Vlog #10 – August 14th 2017 – Where’d I go this weekend?

Here is my vlog, again, I’m late, getting good at that, but I have a really good excuse, I promise.

 

On Saturday we bought a house! My day was taken up with viewings and realtor stuff, I managed a bit of cutting out for my first project from Windy City Bags by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness as I mention in the video. My plan is to make every bag in this awesome book! I have never liked every project in a book before now, so I’m very excited about that. I’ll show you how great it is in the video too so check it out.

Then I was working most of Sunday, plus a bit of furniture window shopping as we own next to nothing, we are starting again from scratch pretty much. The house is empty, so we are aiming for a September 1st moving in date. At the moment our rented house is furnished, we have some sewing room furniture, a mattress and a few bits of crockery and that’s mostly it. I’m sure it will be fun as well as very irritating at the same time!

The house has two main rooms in the basement along with a laundry room – there’s a sewing room for me, and a room for Alex to play board games and paint. Two perfectly sized rooms- and I can have a bigger design wall! Then there’s three bedrooms upstairs, a dining kitchen, a wood fireplace in the living room and a double garage with lots of extra space inside, plus most importantly, Hank will finally have a garden to play ball in. There’s one fewer bathroom than my current house, which I don’t mind. Less cleaning = more sewing time! There’s a little bit of work to do to make the kitchen how I want, but it won’t be a huge job, just new counters and I’d like to add an island, maybe change out some appliances. I’ll be sure to give you a tour once we are in.

Thank you for the encouragement on my last post- I’ve not reopened my Etsy shop- yet – but I will do soon, and of course I need to finish my Bear in the Log Cabin quilt FINALLY!

One Comment

  1. Nicola
    Posted August 17, 2017 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Lovely to see so much excitement about the book 🙂
    You’re practically giddy with excitement!! Looks an awesome book though. Quite a few in there look scrumptious.

    Great fabric haul over the past few weeks too.
    *LOVE* that graduated panel.

    The Dino shirt, I’d probably turn it into a summer tunic. It’s such a fun fabric, it should stay as a top To get maximum attention ❤️

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