If you have been reading from the beginning, you will know that I have lost all that I have spent the past 40 years working to acquire. It is a result of 6 years of hardship and ended with the recent foreclosure of my home.
I was prepared to take what little money I have left and buy a camper and truck and travel about the country, making quilts and writing this blog.
Then, yesterday, while I was looking on craigslist for a storage place for my household goods, an ad popped up at the top of the page. It was for a house for sale...$60k. Now, even in this economy, there are not many houses for sale in that price range and if they are, they are practically a dump. So, I didn't have a lot of hope when I called the Real Estate Agent. I asked him about the place and then verified the price, " And the asking price is $60k?" "Yes" he said that was the asking priced.. So, I made an appt. to see it at noon. By three O'clock, I had called my sister to help ask for a loan from my Mom, got the answer from her and made an offer. There was another offer just an hour after mine. The sellers accepted mine and we had a deal. All in less than 10 hours.
Now, I have a new loan on a little house in a town of 200 people.
I have never in my life made that big of a decision in that short of a time frame.
What made me do it? How did I know it was meant for me?
Well Ill tell you. I am a believer in signs. And when I walked into this house, there was a long room just off the kitchen. It is exactly the size needed for my Long Arm Quilting Machine. Even enough room, I think for the sewing machine.. I mean it is a nice studio. Just behind that is a little tiny room that is perfect for my quilting library and a tiny desk for the computer.
I am still going to travel, meet other quilters and blog about my experiences. But I will at least have a real roof over my head. We close on August 10, and I will take you on a tour of my new little spot of the world as soon as I have the keys. Oh and, there is a fenced yard. So, the dogs will get to come along too. I had thought that I would have to farm two of them out, but now can keep all but one.
So, very soon, I will once again have time to start posting the quilt patterns on a regular basis. I will have room for a visitor to stay and I will have room to keep quilting.
I'm a happy camper.....