With neither accident nor breakage the shift went well. My sister-in-law is a bundle of energy and with her enthusiastic support all the boxes were emptied on shifting day and are now sorted into their permanent homes. More to the point, the DBEM placed her chair, her Ott Light, her table and all essentials in "her spot" and has since been singing the repetitive chorus "I love this place". I'm happy she likes it and feels settled already.
This is helped by a beautiful flower garden. Just a little past its prime it is still providing beautiful roses to cut and we are enjoying these beauties. I know nothing about roses, including names, but a pretty garden is a real bonus.
Also some stitching has been done. Back in September I purchased an Inspirations magazine because it had an interesting looking project from Betsy Morgan. But I didn't want to pay the price for Gloriana Silks so attempted a substitute. At this point my lack of "the artistic gene" was evident and I'm not super happy with my choices. Not having a variegated floss required some adapting of the design too. Anyway this is progress so far. Only the wording left to do and I'm not sure what I will put in that box.
Nothing daunted I purchased a Wildflowers silk variegated and attempted to choose toning DMC floss for the other colours. I'm still stitching this experiment and am no more satisfied. The second attempt is too dull I fear, but we shall see.
Anyway there is plenty to tempt me away from stitching at the moment. For the first time I have a dedicated sewing space that is not in the main living area so I can shut the door on a mid-project mess! First up is two sets of shorts and tops for my great nieces to take away with them on holiday in late January.
We are having a quiet Christmas here enjoying the new surroundings. Seasons Greetings to all out in Blogland who may be reading this. Hopefully more updates will follow now that life is settling to a better, less stress-filled rhythm.