Hello everyone, yes… I’m back… it’s been 3 months since the move & for the first 2 months I didn’t have regular internet access which was incredibly frustrating to say the least, but thank you to everyone who contacted me & my apologies if I missed replying to anyone. Also, a big thank you & welcome to all new followers, I hope I’ll be able to add some new & interesting crochet & creative stuff as I get more settled…
However, I haven’t been idle (& won’t be for some time yet)… renovating our new abode has been (& will be) a lot of hard work & many a meltdown (hopefully not too many) but, it’s been worth every minute of effort – we are really enjoying our new country-style life…
There’s still lots to do but, bit by bit, everything is coming together… my planned showroom & workshop/classroom is still very much a work in progress & I can’t say when I’ll be fully up & running again… but I will be opening my shops over the next couple of days &, of course, the patterns are available as usual…
I’ve posted a selection of before & after photos on Flickr for those interested to see what I’ve been up to… I’m busting to be more creative active but if I’ve learnt anything at all over the past months it’s that… ‘patience is a virtue’ – a pain in the neck – but a must… everything has its own time…
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Thank you for your lovely comments Brenda, I’m not that far behind you in years & also have plenty of get up & go… This little old house is now sighing in gratitude for the TLC it’s getting… It’s so rewarding to stand back & see the results at the end of a day’s hard work – country life is wonderful! 🙂
You are a delight Renata, and it is good to see you online again. A year ago I moved to Florida from Washington (state) and have been working under somewhat the same hammer you are, except that our move didn’t involve much carpentry. I love gardening and the place in the countryside of northern FL was a neglected mess, but is now looking relatively good. Thanks for including your pictures. I knew for sure then that you were a woman after my own heart. I am not the great crocheter and fiber artist you are, but hey, I’m only 67 with lots of get up and go left! SO, thank you so much for having such an inspiring website and links, truly. They keep me inspired.
Thank you Shoshi, well done to you too… the challenges are great but worth every minute… 🙂
Thanks Joy, yes, you’re absolutely right… time!!!!
Thank Dee 🙂
Thanks Jo… I’m bursting at the seams to get back into it…
Oh Renate, this is so exciting! Lovely to see the transformation, and I have such a fellow-feeling – we wil be moving soon, and have the builders in our new house, doing similar transformations! I am having a wonderful new ARThaven, now nearly complete, and a beautiful new kitchen too. Lots of photos on my blog.
Congratulations on your move, and I hope that you will be very happy in your new home. Lack of Internet access is very frustrating, and I hope you’ve now got that one sorted out OK. We are moving from the depths of the country (very poor broadband speeds) to the outskirts of a town (super fast) so we won’t know ourselves.
For several months all my art stuff has been packed up and I haven’t been able to do anything, so I’m really looking foward to unpacking it all into my new room. I know how frustrating it is, having one’s creative flow interrupted, even in such a good cause as moving to a lovely new home!
Wishing you all the best for the future in your beautiful new abode.
So nice to see your blog up and running again Renate!
It does take some time to settle into a new place, especially when there are renos to do, but everything will fall into place in time – yes, that’s the troublesome word isn’t it! Time!
All the very best with it and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful inspirational work when things are properly settled for you!
Oh hon, congrats on yr new home! 🙂
Welcome back, your new home looks great,
looking forward to plenty of inspiration . Have fun. Jo x