Settling In – Pic update

I’m mostly moved in to my new house. It’s been a process the last few weeks of constantly going to the old house to load up stuff and bring it to my new place. I’m at the end of that I think finally. The move went pretty smoothly overall. The corgis did well with the move and are really enjoying their new big backyard to romp in. I’ve had some work done on the new house repairing some things and replacing others. Still a few things left to go. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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My Florida room is going to be a great place to relax.  I found some comfy chairs and a cool table in the IKEA as-is section. I can sit and look out at the river while I read or listen to music. The cute owl pillow I found at Target and thought it was the perfect touch for my chair.

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After I moved in I realized the stove that came with the house had the oven door handle broken off. I also knew I’d miss having a double oven so replacing the oven was a top priority. Found some cute Le Creuset pieces in my favorite color to really make it pop.

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Bernie loves the backdoor because it has a window at her height she can watch squirrels from all day long.

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Cornwallis is settling in too. A lot of people don’t realize how tiny he is from photos so here you can get a better idea.

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I don’t shop on Black Friday but this year I did get a new tattoo! This is from one of my absolute favorite books Anne of Green Gables. It is a good reminder to me each and every day. I’ve been wanting this quote for several months and decided to go for it. The tattoo artist and I found a good “typewriter” style font. It came out bigger than I imagined but I’m getting used to it.

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And I also added on to my back tattoo with a watercolor Tinker Bell a few months ago.  This brings my total tattoo count to four. I love how she turned out. Almost looks like she’s bathing in the colors from Totoro.

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I haven’t had a lot of time to focus on my sewing room as my main priority has been cleaning out the old house so we can get it listed ASAP. Now that we are pretty much done with getting our stuff out I can start unpacking some of my sewing room stuff. This is my new closet. I plan on making some fabric baskets to hold loose items like notions and hardware. It will help me use up some of my materials and fabric that I already have on hand plus give me something fun and easy to work on.

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Cornwallis continues to slay me with his adorable elephant feet.

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While I was in Tallahassee with my parents before Thanksgiving my dad took me to the shooting range for some fun. I did pretty good after not practicing for a while!

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Unpacking my sewing stuff I’m realizing how much I actually have. These are just the leftover binding pieces – some of which are long enough to bind a good sized quilt! I like making more binding than I need when I do a project so I can have some on hand for smaller pieces. They will look very pretty when I organize them in a basket.

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Cornwallis is a friend of the forest with his hibiscus leaf pillow.

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A great view of my backyard from my hammock.  That is a peruvian pear cactus that is easily 20′ high. They do give off fruit and bloom at night. Cornwallis can eat the fruit. I might try some too since I hear it is really yummy!

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Comments

  1. Michelle Fuller says:

    Hi,
    Found your podcast some time ago and now follow your blog too. I am more of a garment sewist but find your info helpful. Oh plus I have a corgi so we are two peas in a pod. Just wanted to say I love your new tattoo. That has always been my favorite quote from the Anne of Green Gables series. In fact I am due Saturday with my first little girl and we are naming her Anna. Not Anne but close enough. Glad you are enjoying your new house.

  2. Glad you are getting all settled in. Hope you’ll get back to podcast in as I miss them. The best to you, the Corgis and little Cornwallis.

  3. Thanks for the house tour! Really nice to see where you will be living. I know it looks like an endless amount of work, but it will get better and arranging everything will give you the opportunity to think about each piece, where it goes and whether you really want it.

  4. Hello Katie! The new ‘Corgi Cottage’ looks super! I found your podcast a few months ago, its brilliant, I have learnt so much, I have now gone back to the very start, up to episode 51so far. Sending you loads of love and best wishes for your fresh start, from Emma in the UK

  5. Thanks or the update and accompanying video tour. Having a smaller place will help force material downsizing. Everything looks cute ‘n cozy. Looking forward to the next podcast!!