My mother owned a fabric shop here in Des Moines, Iowa for 25 years. I worked by her side starting at the age of 14. I studied at Drake University.I am married to my highschool sweetheart. We have two wonderful grown sons, married to lovely women and 6 grandchildren. We love antiques, gardening and taking road trips to historical towns thoughout Iowa and surrounding states.
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.
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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.
Kris, Lavender Quilts celebrated her 400th post! I commented on her blog congratulating her and won Jan Pateks "Heart to Heart" pattern!