Monday, May 04, 2009

A Life Detour ....

By Leigh

......which is ...... we bought a house!
......which means ....... there will be little or no fiber activity in my life for at least a month or two.

For the curious, pix and more info here.

Posted 4 May 2009 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com

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A New Beginning
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30 comments:

Theresa said...

Congratulations! It's a beauty. Husband is right, don't finish the vinyl siding, bringing the wood siding back will give you much more enjoyment over the long haul. Nice outbuildings too!
What are thinking of putting in the pasture???
Tell Catzee to put her mouser cap on.

Benita said...

Well, I am tickled to death for you. Please keep us posted as to the clean-up and revamping of this property.

Susan B. said...

Congrats! I love the field! I love the old oaks too. And I love love screened in porches! I can see you spinning away!

Life Looms Large said...

Wow!! Congratulations!!! This is big news!!!

I know what you'll be doing this summer....vaguely at least. Nothing like moving to keep you busy!!!

The house looks great. Have you scoped out a studio space in it yet?? Your screened porch might feel too warm on summer afternoons, but with it getting sun, you'll probably be able to use it in months when I still have snow on the ground at my house!

The land looks beautiful. From the aerial shot it looks like there might be a stream or something running near the property line?

Congratulations and good luck!!! Glad you might blog about it to keep us posted!!!

Wishing you many happy years in your new home!

Sue

Woolly Bits said...

Leigh, that's great news! it looks like you're going to have plenty of space to fulfil all your dreams - even though a lot of work has to go into it! and doing up a house like this isn't only work - it's excitement and fun too! enjoy every moment of it! (I can see a studio coming up for you in the outhouse?:))

MiniKat said...

Fantastic news! If I lived closer I would help you get things ready and moved. :-)

Gertieanne said...

I am so glad for you, looks like you bought your piece of pie. I would love to live near or in the mountains. With all the fibery people. I just came back from Anne Fields workshop in W. NC. It is just so beautiful in the mountains. Good Luck!!!

Wool Enough said...

Congratulations! That property is a fabulous find. You will have years of fun getting it exactly the way you want, bit by bit. One thing that surprised me (having lived in a LOT of very old houses) was the two bathrooms -- unusual for a 1920's house, I thought.

Susan said...

Congratulations Leigh! It's going to be a grand place and lovely acreage. I bet you have your loom room all scoped out now don't you? :)

We have been in our new place about 18 months now and as some readers know, it's been a series of reno's to the place and much more to come. But it all edges us closer to what we really want for the home and property. I dare say that you will be doing much the same and we can get excited about paint swatches and new faucets together :)

Susan

bspinner said...

Thanks so much for posting your pictures. What a great house! It looks so cozy. I also love the screened porch and how lucky to have two bathrooms especially in an older home. The property looks so beautiful. I envy you all those trees. It probably will be a lot of work but you and your husband will have loads of fun fixing it up just the way you want it.
Is your property close to a town?

charlotte said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful property, lovely trees and spacoius house. I hope you will be able to get a lot of studio space.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! Looks great for people and for cats. Hope they do some of the cleaning too...

textillian said...

Congratulations! It is quite the project, but think of all of the new textiles that you will be weaving to fill it....

Peg in South Carolina said...

Oh my g.....!!!! How wonderful and exciting! I'm so glad it all finally worked out. And how wonderfully it worked out. I do trust you will try to find time to keep us updated?! Please....???

Laritza said...

Congratulations! how fun! My house was built in 1916, these old homes are challenging sometimes but they are a lot of fun!

darshan2 said...

Hi Leigh,
I'm so happy for you and Rascal and CatZee. Maybe you can eventually have a few fiber animals on your new place.
Love, Mary

Tina T-P said...

Yahoo!! Congratulations for joining the rest of us with our money pits! Those look like fabulous pastures - the sheep will be in the mail....Ha, ha ha ha.... XOX T.

Sharon said...

I remember last year when you were growing your tomatoes in pots and then dyeing all that cotton in the same tiny space - my heart went out to you. You've also expressed the desire to have your own sheep.

Isn't life grand - So full of twists and surprises. I will miss you, understand that you're prepping for tomatoes this year - not in pots - and look forward to hearing "the rest of the story."

deborahbee said...

Congratulations and I'll miss your weaving posts but will be drawn to your dream. I remember buying an old mill and 7 acres in the middle of countryside. We accumalated animals. Don't let anyone tell you sheep for example are easy and no trouble!!!! (though perhaps its not sheep country)
Good luck its beautiful.

Leigh said...

Thank you one and all. Right now it seems as though we have a squillion things to do before we can get settled over there, especially since we have to do all the cleaning (another fiasco) and moving ourselves. However, I've got a near perfect place for the studio (photos of that soon) and as Patrick said, lots of ideas for weaving for the place.

Wool Enough, the second bathroom is part of an addition to the home, though we aren't entirely sure when that was added. It includes a walk-in pantry and study. These are all very welcome, of course!

Barb, yes, we are close to town. It's not as far out in the country as I could have wished, but considering how long we've been looking for the "right" place, that is a minor concession. On the other hand, it won't be inconvenient to shop and run errands.

Tina, could sure use those "lawn mowers" but will have to put fending up first! ;)

Being a sort of journalist at heart, I will keep a record of all of this at my new blog. I don't intend to stay away from weaving and spinning forever, and will resume my fiber journal once we're settled in and I can get back to it! Who knows, I may even have some knitting to show for it because after all, I have to take a break once in awhile! :)

Jewel said...

Wow! I love the house and it makes me miss my 4 acres but I do love my 1 acre. I'm with your husband I would restore the house.
Have fun cleaning!

Anonymous said...

Leigh, Wishing you joy & happiness in your new property. Keep us posted on the reno projects.
"Níl aon tinteán mar de thinteán fein" - 'There is no fireside like your own fireside' an Irish blessing for you home.
Best of luck
Shirley

Janet said...

Well Leigh that is very good news. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures of your new home and send you good vibes for the move.

Janet

Valerie said...

How wonderful!! It's a perfect time of year to set up a new home. Best wishes!

Bobbie said...

Let me add my note of congratulations! I have been just about 2 years in my very first own house and even though it is just on a small lot, I've so enjoyed gardening for the long term, and of course, my wonderful studio, where I can bang all the holes in the wall that I need. I know you will love having your own nest.

narkeymarkey said...

what a beautiful new home, and some land too, i wish you every happiness in your pursuit of a simple life :)

after becoming re-acquainted with tove jansson's lovely moomin books while in finland last year, i've adopted moomin's desire 'to live in peace, to plant potatoes and dream' - i can't really imagine a finer aspiration than that!

every best wish for your new life :)x

charlotte said...

I know you do not have time for this at the moment, but there is an award for you in my blog. I wish you all the best with the cleaning, moving, redecorating, and settling process!

Cathy said...

Yea!! I'm so happy for you!

Helen said...

Leigh I am so pleased for you and the house looks lovely and peaceful too. All best wishes

cyndy said...

Way behind in reading blogs and was so surprised when I found you in your new house!

Congratulations!! Your new studio is gorgeous with ALL THAT LIGHT!