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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

WOYWW....or maybe WNOYWW?

This has been a very different sort of week for me.  We are planning on downsizing and moving to a bungalow as soon as we can so the last few weeks there has been a lot of sorting, filling of boxes and dumping of rubbish at the local tip....4 [full to capacity] car loads so far!!!  and a good bit of....

.....finding the right colour tins of paint to touch up where needed.  It's all so exciting......the next big adventure in our lives. 
You can imagine what we have to sort through when I say this has been our family home for well over 60 years! [I wasn't alive for all of them I hasten to add :-)  ]

Yesterday we had the first estate agent here to give us a free valuation so on my desk today is....

....absolutely nothing.....not even my 'to do' rail is cluttering up my sewing room this morning!
We have another valuation being done on Saturday morning so I guess I have to keep it tidy too....but I have to work too so we will see.

What I do have to share with you today is my LillyBo quilt number 4 that is now finished and the....

.....little matching bag to put it in.  I still have to make a little something to go in the pocket that I've put inside the bag but I am sharing this on Di's Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground for this week as my quilts are all made from the snippets of fabric I have in my many boxes.

I hope you have enjoyed the little peep into my world for this week.  If you'd like to leave a little hello comment I will do my best to pay you a return visit asap.

Annie x

There are just a few folk that have found something to share and make others smile this week.  It's not too late to join in so snap a happy pic and link it here to join in the fun......or if you have nothing to smile about then please feel free to check out the lovely posts of those that have already linked and I promise you will be smiling afterwards.  :-)


Kate said...

How exciting, are you going far?

Another lovely quilt too.

** Kate **

Twiglet said...

I didn't recognise the room!! Hope you don't get a giant set of curtains before the weekend! Quilt and bag are perfect. x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good luck with the sorting/recycling/chucking out! I have moved about four times so have got pretty good at deciding what needs keeping!
And the quilt is great, I like the bright red binding!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

Helen said...

good luck with your sorting and de-cluttering ready for the move! the quilt is staggeringly beautiful. Have a good day, Helen 5 (and I'll try to find a smile to join up this week!)

Redanne said...

Hi Annie, your 4th quilt is gorgeous, love the red edging particularly. And to think I struggled with one! We have just finished clearing out our garage and that was a marathon task so good luck with your sorting etc. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

okienurse said...

WOW moving after so many years would be a nightmare for me. DH was saying he wanted to start doing a general pick up and giveaway cause we have so much stuff gathering dust around here. Love the quilt! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

Neet said...

How are you coping with orders and keeping tidy?
Love that quilt and the bag is exquisite.
Hugs, Neet xx

JoZart said...

You are a star to get No4 made whilst all that is going on.TYTYTY! I look forward to seeing it! I love the off set positioning of the squares and the red edging is super effective..
It must be so difficult to clear out radically in prep for a move. We started with the intent of getting near to Brighton but property was so expensive down South we would only have got a shed of a place for the sale of our good sized 3 bed plus loft room house.
Be in touch soon,
Jo x

sandra de said...

All the best with the downsizing. The quilt is gorgeous and it has been wonderful seeing everyone get on board with this great project.
Sandra @83

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous quilt x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

jill said...

Fab quilt, happy woyww. Jill #33

Anne said...

Quilt and bag are lovely Annie. Gosh moving from somewhere after so long is no mean feat. Good Luck with it all. I used to hate having to have everything put away for the viewings when we were selling. Anne x #99

Ann B said...

Love the quilt Annie and such a good use of all your scraps. Don't know how I would manage downsizing as its hard enought emptying one room for the decorators - trying to work my way up to that task soon.
Ann B

Spyder said...

Always some thing going on over here, love the quilt, and have the erdge to make one for my new baby grand daughter... IF i CAN FIND THE RIGHT COLOURS AND PICTURES i WILL!! (SOORRY my caps lock is broken!! }

Thank you for my snoop! Have a great crafty week!
HaPpy WoyWw!!

((Lyn)) #63

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, I don't envy you the sorting out after 60 years ... we've only been in this house for just over 5 years and the thought of moving again is bringing on my little palpitations :) However, we are looking for somewhere, not so much smaller, as with a more manageable garden - that is one on the flat. The EM is finding all the steps in our very sloping garden a trial now that he has a gammy hip.

Oh, and having to keep your workdesk tidy - you must be itching to get stuff out. The quilt and matching bag are lovely - gorgeous colours.

I've had a week with a sick cat, off-colour husband, a visit to my mum's grave, etc., so not much to smile about - maybe next week. So on that note I'll wish you a great WOYWW. Elizabeth x #58

Samantha Elliott said...

Oh! I don't envy you with the moving thing! I swore I would never do it again!! Good luck!
Lovely quilt! Must get a move on with mine but this work thing gets in the way of things!

Carmen said...

I know when we moved - and we had only lived there ten years - I lost count of car trips to the dump and chaity shop. In fact we got so scared of them getting fed up and turning us away that we took to stealthily leaving bags at the charity shops back door about 15 minutes before they were due to open *g* The dump men used to just roll their eyes when they saw us coming eventually - wouldn't think it to look at the place now. Just as cluttered as the last place was.

How exciting for you. Hope your new place still has a lovely big room for you to work in :)

Shazsilverwolf said...

We haven't moved house, but redecorating, so we had a massive clear-out! Can't believe how much stuff we had that never saw the light of day unless we were having a sort out. So much more storage room now, lol. Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #91 xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ooh sounds like you have exciting times ahead!

I am admiring your quilt and matching bag, cuz I can't sew for toffee.

Sarn xxx

Di said...

Hi Annie - another fabulous quilt and bag there girl! I peeked close-up and just love the fabrics you used.

We're about to embark on another blitz here - it's daunting but feels so good when you've done it. I hate throwing or giving away memories but it just has to be done :(

Good luck with the house move, my guess is you'll be staying fairly local?

Hugs and Happy WOYWW......and I just sent you a HUGE pair of curtains to shorten, lol :)) Di xxx

famfa said...

Gorgeous quilt, someone is going to be very happy, and what a fabulous bag to keep it in.
Famfa 127

mamapez5 said...

How exciting. I hope you soon get some offers on your house. They can come from the least expected places. When we were selling our house to come out here, it was bought by a single mum with an eleven year old son. We had a big detached house with four double bedrooms so the last thing I expected was an offer from them! There's nothing like a house move to make you get rid of some stored 'treasure' but it's slow work. When you start looking through a box a whole afternoon can disappear! ave fun. Kate x #84

Lori said...

Great quilt.
Exciting new adventure. Enjoy!!

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #57

Gibby Frogett said...

happy WOYWW - lovely quilt. Wishing you all the best with your move and all the sorting and chucking out ... have a good week Gill x #103

lisa said...

How exciting, Annie although I'm sure it's all a bit daunting too. I hope things go smoothly for you.
Love the new quilt, you are producing them at the speed of light. Some little person is going to be very happy with this.
thanks for popping by earlier.
Hugs Lisax

Angelfish said...

Good luck with the decluttering.

Fiona xx

Ria Gall said...

love your quilt and bag really lovely good luck with the sorting and moving a bit thing when you have lived there for so long. I do hope it all goes well for you
Wishing you a really great WOYWW
Ria #73

Sandy Leigh said...

Lots of excitement going on! Love your beautiful quilt and pretty bag. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #113

Karen said...

What a lot of things going on, and a neat desk too! Hope you can enjoy some playtime too. Happy WOYWW! Karen 142 x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! Those trips to the tip! The man on the gate used to nod to us in recognition by the time we moved into our flat! Love your fourth(!!!) quilt, and it's little bag, really impressive going! Chris141

Caro said...

What an exciting adventure you are embarking upon and that will be a lot of clearing out after 60 years in one place! Your room is amazingly tidy. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #65

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

1st off thank you for the past 2 wks of commenting. I love your quilt and bag, you 2 sisters always have the best projects.
Good luck with your move..I moved to a smaller place when I remarried and I love it. But I needed to clear out more before I came here. Still getting rid of things. Nothing ever fits and decorating is a total start over.
Happy WOYWW...have fun and enjoy all that comes your way

Jackie said...

Good luck with the house de cluttering and a down size move ..... I want to do just the same
Jackie 19

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Oh, you know my misery then (or soon will). Keeping a place neat and tidy ready to show is tough..... not that I'm a total mess, but when I craft I am kind of messy!

The blanket and bag look wonderful. I'm sure the recipients will absolutely love them.

Thank you for visiting me already!


Peace, Kay #2

Krisha said...

Wonderful quilt, I enlarged it to get a better snoop LOL! Love the colors and the sweet images on it.
Krisha #21

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i'm dropping by to say hi and thank you for visiting me! wow, that is a big change! how lovely that you have made another one of those quilts! someone will be really happy to get it!
happy WOYWW!
peggy aplSEEDS

Gill Edwards said...

another wonderful quilt Annie, how do you do it.

wishing you well with the move, it'll be both sad yet exciting for you.

Gill x

akilli melek said...

ooh, will you still have a lovely crafty zone in the new place?
Love your quilt

cyndee starr said...

sounds like you are headed for a new adventure. good luck.

MaggieC said...

Wow! What a tidy room, totally recognisable. We were discussing downsizing today, but came to the conclusion that we cannot possibly move. We have just too much stuff that we do not wish to be without. We are fortunate in living very close to the town centre and all amenities, And to our daughter. So I think we shall forget that idea for now, and just make this house right for our advancing years. Good luck keeping things tidy and finding a new home. xx Maggie #42

Sue from Oregon said...

Darling quilt! Good luck in your downsizing-that is pretty brave! Had to go catch up on the little Grands too-I can not believe how much they have grown!!!! Happy WOYWW!

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful quilt! I love that they are designed to fit into those great little tote bags!

SueH said...

Moving must be quite an emotional thing for you Annie after all this time. I can remember the rubbish….I mean family treasures ……that my dad got rid of with he moved from the house to the flat and they had only been there 28 years, so I don’t envy you.
And, yet another beautiful quilt.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 81

Debs Willis said...

Hi Annie, beautiful quilt! Would love to hear your 'Dos and Don'ts' of downsizing as it's something we're considering - been here 14 years, but a lifetime of accumulated stuff!

Happy woyww


Cardarian said...

Well I am glad I am not the only one preparing for a big step! I hope the sale goes well you get a good price and find a lovely new home! I can imagine all that sorting out is a bit of drag but in the end I think you will be happy!
Wishing you all the best!
Lots of hugs,

Laura said...

Great quilt
Have a good week

Julia Dunnit said...

My word Annie, that room looks ginormous..but where have you hidden the work and the rail?!! Do you have a huge cellar?!!

fairy thoughts said...

ah a different type of painting this week, hope you get back to the craftiness soon, hope you have a craft room where you are going
janet #30

April Story said...

Wow - I am sure there is a lot to go through after 60 years. :-)
April #151

MaggieC said...

Hope you make the move soon and get settled in and back to crafting very soon. xx Maggie #15

Scrapcat 1 said...

as I can't sew I am always impressed by sewing, love the auilt and the matching bag, good luck with the move.
Tracy #72

Nan G said...

The quilt and bag are adorable! Good luck with the move. I hope you're not moving far away. Happy WOYWW! Nan #1