Sunday, August 12, 2012

Home sweet home ( past 28 years)

5309 Harwood Drive
Hurray, we've sold our home! Fortunately, on the market 16 days- sold to first couple who viewed it.  Then came home inspector, pest inspector, etc! etc! Oh, how things have changed during the past 28 years!!!  September 20th, a young family of 4 will be moving in.

Click on each picture to enlarge view.

Now, comes packing and the move to an apartment for 6 months.
Boxes for packing
Home Sweet Home ( temporary)

Home Sweet Home ( future) in February.
" The Vineyard Cottage"

Wonder if (door) trim can be removed with 18 years growth of six grandchildren recorded, with name, date and height- usually measured on Christmas eve.
How fortunate and blessed we have been, enjoying 28 years of family memories and much, much. More!

While all this has been going on, I was asked to be on a boutique committee  with the  "Holly and Ivy"  tour of historical homes decorated for Christmas, December 6th through the 8th. I have been making items to sell and will do more when we are settled in the apartment.



Whew!!!!

Kris, Lavender Quilts celebrated her 400th post! I commented on her blog congratulating her and won  Jan Pateks "Heart to Heart" pattern!
Sue, Simply Pieceful-quilting, had extra patterns in her closet and I chose " Tomorrow Scarlet".  
 
Thank you, Sue and Kris, I will have fun working on these two delightful projects this winter!

This is what we have been up to! Now we pack.
Moving September 1st by---
Hugs, Carolyn



41 comments:

  1. Good luck with your moving..
    28 years and I am sure there were lots of wonderful memories.. Hope you can remove the door trim....
    I am sure the new family will love their new home.
    Won't be long and you will be in your new home.
    Six months goes fast.

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  2. Congratulations! How exciting!!

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  3. oh wow! 28 years in that gorgeous brick home! The lucky family moving in!! Congratulations and best wishes on your next adventure...many more memories to build in your new home. :) ~karen

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  4. What a huge move after so long and glad it's working out smoothly so far for you. I just love the Heart to Heart pattern you won ;) Best wishes on your move and your upcoming creations for the Holly and Ivy tour...sounds exciting!

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  5. Wishing you the very best on your Move!
    28 years in your home - truly a blessing and I'm sure you will take many wonderful memories with you. (and hopefully that growth chart molding)

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  6. Absolutely remove that door trim and take it. I truly regret not having done that when we moved. I would have hung it somewhere in the new house to preserve those special memories.

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  7. I am hoping your new home collects more happy memories, too.

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  8. Your home is just gorgeous! I would love to have been the purchaser!! Looks like your new home is quite lovely as well. Is this a home or condo?

    Good luck with all of your moving. I am sure you will be able to move that door trim!! What great memories!

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  9. Congrats on selling your house. Now the next chapter begins. DOn't work too hard.

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  10. Congratulations on selling your home so quickly ! Your new home looks gorgeous , enjoy your second phase of your life. New change is a good thing !

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  11. How great that you sold your home so quickly - I sure hope you can take that door trim with you! Your new home looks lovely. I hope the packing up and moving goes smoothly. Lovely new patterns, and a delightful pile of goodies to sell.

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  12. Congratulations Carolyn on the sale of your beautiful home! It must feel bittersweet after so many years in your happy home. Please fill me in when you have time and let's keep trying to get together soon!

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  13. I'm happy to hear your sale went through without a hitch, sad to see your beautiful home gone. The new family will enjoy it so much I'm sure, especially those gardens. Wish I was there to help pack, I'm getting pretty good it by now! I'm happy to see you doing your drawings for the show!

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  14. What would make leaving such a beautiful home easier is knowing a new family ready to make new memories is moving in. Good luck to you both on your new next phase of life adventures!

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  15. I guess the one thing we know for certain is there's always going to change. I bet it's nice to know that your house will become another wonderful home for another family. Enjoy the next chapter in your life's adventure.

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  16. Home is where you are with your family. I've had
    many a good time at your lovely home and I'm sure your new home will find happyiness there,as well. This is just another chapter in your journey in life togather...............Donna.

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  17. How exciting! And so much work ahead! Yes, the door trim can be easily removed. Such a gorgeous home...I would find it hard to leave. Your new place looks wonderful though and much adventure lies ahead! Wishing you all the best, of course!

    xx Helen

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  18. 28 years, must be kind of scary and exciting at the same time!? Enjoy your new adventures. :)

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  19. Congratulations on selling your home so quickly in today market and best wishes on the phase of your life. Busy days ahead.

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  20. You are one busy lady right now. How is packing up 28 years worth of memories, not to mention all the fabric, dolls, doll beds, etc! And getting ready for the Christmas tour and craft show. I guess you can handle it. Don't overdue, though. Good luck with the move!

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  21. Congratulations on that really fast sale! I follow several blogs where they've had their home on the market for over a year! You were very lucky! Yay!

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  22. That was a quick sale--congrats. We have lived in our home for 28 years and I am just getting comfortable. I hope no one tries to move me. : )
    Your new home looks like it will be very nice.

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  23. A sad, but happy time and a whole lot of work! Six months will go by quickly. Keep your hands busy and dream of your new home.

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  24. Good luck with your move AND the boutique! You sure are busy.

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  25. Oh wow, that's a quick job!! An enormous change in your life. I love your future home, it looks very very nice and I am sure you will be happy there! Many blessings Carolyn in all coming things to do! Love from me from Holland.

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  26. Your old home looks like it was loved and sure your new one will hold new memories for you. It looks like you may have a beautiful view from it.
    Good luck with the move . Traumatic I know but will be so worth it.

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  27. Wow, Carolyn, a big move both physically and emotionally! I am sure you will make your new abode a HOME too. Looks like space for a garden.

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  28. Congrtulations on the quick sale of your home.
    I hope the transistions that you will be going through for the next 6 months will be smooth.
    Hugs!

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  29. Hi Carolyn, it's a emotional time I think, but your new house looks very nice too!!
    And so nice you have a boutique!!
    Hugs, and lots of luck with moving and pakking and making nice things for the boutique!!
    Hennie

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  30. How exciting! It is hard to leave all the memories of the current house, but a new home awaits with more memories to be made. Sounds like you have a busy few months ahead, best wishes for a smooth move.

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  31. What a surprise that you sold your home! Carolyn, it is gorgeous and no wonder it sold in such a short time. A beautiful home for raising a family. I am sure you enjoyed each and every day of the 28 years you spent there. I wish you an easy temporary move and hope it goes smoothly. Carol PS Your bazaar items are gorgeous!

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  32. Enhorabuena... y adelante!!!
    Cuando he visto tus marcas de "crecimiento en la jamba de la puerta, me ha recordado cuando mi padre hacía lo mismo con mis hermanos y conmigo...
    La vida es: recuerdos y adelante!!!
    saludos

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  33. How wonderful that your home sold so quickly. I know it is sad to leave after being there so long, but your new home looks wonderful. And, the first thing I thought was that you will be able to hang a little quilt outside your front door and have a chair or bench sitting out there with a quilted pillow! Good luck on the move. Will be watching to see your new sewing area come together.

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  34. The last time we moved, I told my husband that I will never move again. All of the packing and unpacking is so much work. I'm glad to hear that your home sold so quickly. You have been very productive with so many things to sell. Good luck on your move and enjoy your new home!!

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  35. Busy times - our home just sold quickly too. My advice is to take lots of pictures of things like the molding marks ;-) Fun pictures to put on cards for the family. The transition place is a good transition. We are finding we really can live in smaller space. The new place looks great!

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  36. I am not surprised that home sold so quickly it is the perfect dream home! Really Really beautiful and the setting surroundings are prestine. That family too will have wonderful memories they will probably give your measured frame so that they can start their own.
    Good luck with the packing what will be fun is the unpacking

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  37. Congratulations!!! That was pretty fast!! Moving and packing is a chore, but your new home looks beautiful!!!

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  38. Wow.. quick sale of your lovely home! Good for you. I have to hand it to you for doing all that prep for the Christmas event in the midst of your boxes and packing. I enjoyed looking through you blog... those minis are delightful. And hoarding? No, minis don't count. Best to you with the move and the holiday event! Thanks for commenting on my blog & prayer flags.

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  39. Ooooooh, congratulations Carolyn...how very exciting! Your old home is enchanting, and the new home splendid!
    Wishing you the very best with the packing, moving, sewing, packing, sewing, moving, and on and on it goes. Wheeeeee!
    Sending happy hugs,
    Judy x

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  40. I would definitly take the door trim - the new people will just pain over it.

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  41. Oh dear! I'm way behind on people's lives! I'm sure there are mixed feelings about leaving your lovely home--bittersweet to be leaving your home, but excitement for the change and new beginning. And now a new family can start making memories in the home. I would definitely take that door trim! Happy Holidays, Carolyn!

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