Monday, January 25, 2016

Pulling Colors

It's a lovely day in Allie-land.  Mild, hazy sunshine, and I was up at 5:30am.  Good day to get things done.


So, I'm pulling floss colors for my new garden stitchery.  But not very enthusiastically....I don't know what's wrong with me since I've been sick, I just can't seem to "settle" into anything.  I have lots to do, and no desire to do it!

I think part of it might be that we're house-hunting.  My goodness, that's distracting.  We live in a tiny house, bursting at the seams, and we're looking for something bigger in a better city.  I did find "the" perfect house on Saturday, a 1958 mid-century contemporary tri-level with a fireplace in my sewing room, but it didn't have enough yard and storage.

I'm spending far too much time on the computer looking for prospects.  I LOVE "home" - making a home, being at home, decorating a home, and it's consuming me right now.


I've never loved the home we're in - it's never been "mine".  So dreaming about a space that I love is weighing on my mind heavy lately.  For a long time, I've decided to be content with what the Lord has given me, and minister where He puts me, but all this looking has stirred up long dormant feelings.  It's hard to be content when you have a big fat juicy carrot dangling in front of your eyes.

However, "someone" is very content, no matter what, as long as mama is around....


Not very ladylike, but content.  Maybe I should go take a nap too.

27 comments:

KaHolly said...

Be patient! You're bound to find just the right "home"! XOXO

Sandra :) said...

I want to pick up Hermione and hug her and squeeze her and give her kitty kisses :)

I know the feeling of not being able to "settle" into anything - that's EXACTLY the word I use when I get that way - it comes and goes, and I have no idea why! It seems to happen a lot in winter - I'm glad when it goes away and things get back to normal productivity!

Nancy J said...

I am sure you will find a new home that ticks all the boxes. A sewing room for you, storage for others, a yard a decent size, and heating that you can use. ONE LEVEL... is what we stipulated before we found this one, and it was the BEST decision we have ever made. No second floor, 2 fires, then there was an automatic garage door, ensuite and dishwasher, they were all a bonus as we hadn't had any of the last 3 before.

sunny said...

I hope you find the home of your dreams! Our 'homing' and 'nesting' instinct can be quite strong at times. Our house isn't too small, but it has too much STUFF in it, so I've been working on getting rid of stuff. Sadly, DH isn't on board with me, so he keeps buying stuff. Grrr... Love the colors you're auditioning right now!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Look at all that yummy floss and so organized. I have one big basket scattered all over and tangled...grin. I'm not so neat. Enjoy the hunt for the house.

Val said...

I didn't realize you were house hunting. How fun! Pray. Pray. Pray. And the right one will show up.

shez said...

hi Allie ,wow how exciting looking for a new home,good luck my friend in finding the right one xx

Brenda said...

Oh my Allie! Which direction are you thinking moving? When we did the move it was north. Too much house but the wood worker wanted the land it is on. So since he is a few yeas younger I am hoping he will do the spring cleaning when he retires. lol

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I believe its good that this is stirring your heart and mind, Allie-girl...it means there's lots of prayer going in to it and God LOVES us to pray about what's going on in our lives. Rejoice that He's going to guide you, provide for you, and LEAD you. :-)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Forgot to say - that verse you have in your sidebar?

"The Lord shall guide thee CONTINUALLY..." :-)
You're living it. xx

WoolenSails said...

I hope you find the perfect home, it is not relaxing to be in a place that you don't feel like home in.
I never liked our house and we spend more money on it then it is worth, but we are stuck in it and I just need to start making it what I want, simple and easy to clean, lol.

Debbie

Jocelyn Thurston said...

So happy you are 'vertical' at last. I loved seeing all your floss so beautifully organized and your kitty is gorgeous. Try not to feel too pressured with all those projects on the go. Remember to take care of you!

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Ah Alli, I hope you soon find a suitable home. The Lord has just the right one out there for you at just the right time but the waiting isn't easy is it? I think we all find times like that unsettling. In the meantime I hope you will be given peace in your heart. Xx

West Michigan Quilter said...

Home is where the heart is. Good luck on your search.

donna said...

Good morning Allie,
Aww sweet Allie you will find the right house when it is meant to be. Sometimes the perfect things take time.
Hope you have a great day my dear.
Hugs
donna

Michele McLaughlin said...

Sending prayers that you might find the home you need! In the meantime, keep looking at your gorgeous fabric and threads! They are inspiring during this awful winter! Hugs, Mickie

Karen said...

Trust you to fall in love with a mid-century modern. You would be buying more vintage furniture to decorate it.
Your embroidery flosses look so neat and orderly. You would laugh if you saw my jangled mess of threads.

Dolores said...

Sometimes, it's deciding what to work on that is the hardest part. Once you decide, it's the beginning that holds one back. BUT once you begin, then you're off to the races. So, just begin.
Good luck house hunting.

Cathy said...

Oh Allie I know how you feel. It's funny that my house feels smaller now then it did when all four kids were living here. I hope you find what you are looking for very soon so that you will finally feel at HOME. Hugs

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

" I just can't seem to "settle" into anything. I have lots to do, and no desire to do it!"

You are singing my song!!

I have been going through phases of not liking my home. Moving is not an option for us. I am working very hard to be content and grateful. That said, if I could move, wow, I would be so excited! =) Have fun in your looking!

~Laurie~ said...

I always love looking for new homes! It's so exciting and the dreams that come with it are wonderful. One piece of advice - be sure to sleep on your decision - don't jump into something because your heart pulls at you. If it's great one day, it will be great the next. Good luck and keep us posted!

Lin said...

Good luck with the house hunting Allie. Moving is very disruptive - even just thinking about it! I am sure you will find just the right house, just be patient, which is easier said than done! xx

Melody said...

Hope you find a perfect place to call home.

Fiona said...

it's odd how a few days of sick knocks it out for so much longer... you'll be back in the swing soon
Hugz

cq4fun said...

I know God will bring you the perfect house! And at a bargain price, too. =) Love the floss boxes of color.

Shasta Matova said...

That is a lot of beautiful floss! I hope you take the time and enjoy the househunting experience. You get to look inside lots of homes and pick and choose the best features in each one -and the house that has the most, you can add those other features in it. I looked at lots of houses, but when I found this one, I knew right away it was the one for me. I hope you get that feeling too.

Edith Csokmay said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, but completely understand the lack of motivation. Usually mine kicks in about 30 mins before bedtime :)

xx

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