Monday, November 19, 2012

Beginning : :

Oh, what a weekend! We are settling into our new place fast and we're so excited!! Everything came together so quickly in the end. The moment we got the keys, we started moving in, and by the time the kids were home from school on Friday, it was already starting to look like home!

My sewing room is done and I can't wait to take pictures and share them and SEW!!! I have lots to do today, so I can hopefully do all that tomorrow! Here are a few pictures I took, when I actually would allow myself to stop and look around, and a couple that I don't want to ever forget.

Day 1 -- first pic

Above is the very first picture I took here. Our boys are so happy and they were so tired! They got to stay up late and watch our favorite -- American Pickers! 

And here's a peek at my sewing room and some of my most favorite things in it. I definitely have more organizing to do, but it's all in here, so I'm happy. It's going to be a constant work in progress to keep all that's in this room organized, that's for sure!!

Day 2 -- sewing/craft room -- AGF's :)

Day 2 -- sewing/craft room AMH Collection

Sewing room = done! More soon!

And, one of my new favorite pictures EVER!

Day 2 -- first fire

I'm off to tackle the upstairs now!

I still can't believe we're here! WOW.  Maureen

70 comments:

Ginette said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you! Thank you for taking time out to share it with us! Those are great photos and your kids look so happy!!

The Cottage Mama said...

Wow! Looks like such a beautiful, cozy home. Congratulations!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Oh, I'm way too excited not too! THANK YOU, for taking the time to look. :)

Swedish Scrapper said...

Wow, it is coming together fast! Two crucial rooms in good shape! I do glassed in shelves for fabric too, but they are not in my studio, so I have to swap out all the time. Thanks for the update!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Congratulations - what a beautiful home. You must be so relieved to finally be living in it! Best of luck with all the unpacking and arranging and rearranging... :)

Mara said...

Congratulations on the new home!

Melissa Loves Color said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Maureen!! Congratulations!!!!

Happy in red said...

What a lovely place, nice and spacy!! And you have a very scary looking sewing machine compared to mine ;-)
Esther.

mary @ BGjournals said...

congrats on your move and enjoy settling in---its looks like your kids are loving the new home.

Amy said...

WOW! That is some impressive unpacking! I still have unopened boxes from when I moved in with my husband... almost 12 years ago. Congratulations on your beautiful new home!

Misty said...

Looks beautiful! I can't imagine such an easy move. We moved into our apartment five months ago and I am still unpacking loads of boxes. How wonderful for you family to have such a cozy space. Congratulations!

Allison C said...

Congrats! I can't believe you just moved and already look so organized. I still have boxes to unpack and we moved in May! I guess I'm just a slacker.

Katie said...

We do not know each other, but I am so happy for you! You are making your new house a home very quickly, good for you!

Anna said...

Looks absolutely wonderful...now I am waiting first for the sewing room and my second favorite room to decorate is the kitchen!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Congrats! The feeling of not hanging in the unknown anymore is such a relief. Moving is such a chore, but great for purging. Congrats again can't wait till you get time to sit and sew, and show off what you create in your new place.

Christine said...

Great Big Hugs and Congratulations to you all! Moved in just in time for the holidays, too. Your home looks perfect, and we're wishing you lots of love and warm memories. -Christine

Rene Sharp said...

Oh I am so happy for you, it looks like such a warm and cozy home, wishing you and your sweet family many many happy years in it. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. I am so jealous of your fireplace. Very jealous. Your home looks very cozy.

Svetlana said...

Yay!!!! how totally exciting! I'm so very happy for you, Maureen.

Nancy said...

Can't wait to see the sewing room! Enjoy!

Carrie P. said...

Your home is beautiful and it looks like the kids feel right at home too. Just in time for Christmas.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Yay!! I know the feeling. We moved two years ago, and how fun it was when things started coming together and it looked like HOME!! Enjoy your new home.

Lynne Tilley said...

Oh it looks so beautiful and so homey!! Congratulations!

Hands Off Its Mine said...

I wish you and your family much Aloha in your new home. It's gorgeous and it already shows the love you all have for each other. :)

Huggers, Ruby Lynn

Elsa said...

Oh how exciting to finally be in your new home ~ you must be thrilled! Can't wait to see how your sewing room ends up ~ it's already looking organized!

beaquilter said...

congrats, looks great

jeanne e. said...

congratulations! first homes are the best! enjoy this exciting time...(my favorite has always been unpacking...and the seemingly infinite ways you can set things up).

Katie P said...

What a beautiful home! Looks very warm and inviting :) Hope you get to tackle the rest soon so you can get back to the fun stuff.

Laura said...

I am so happy that things worked out for your family's move.

Sondra Borrie said...

So glad to see that you are in your new home and it looks wonderful!!!!!!! Congrats to you, Maureen and enjoy this very special time...xxx Sondra

Lisa C said...

So happy for you. What a great time of year to begin making new memories.

Jenny Larking said...

What an amazing amount you have done n such a short time. Which model is your Horizon? How did you get that digital picture up on it? I am looking at the 8900 at the moment as they have discontinued the 7700 and I am so disappointed.

SHIRLEY TENER said...

Congrats, lovely.. I am so so happy for you.. and for those babies.. Make sure you are resting enough. The future looks decorative for us all. ! xoxo from Shirley

tiffany said...

I am beyond thrilled for you & your family! The house is gorgeous... what a joyful way to start the holiday season.

Kelli said...

Good for you! The kids look so happy and that always makes Mama happy, right? :)

Mommarock said...

Where are all the boxes and packing material and mess? I can't believe you just moved in. It looks FANTASTIC!!! You must be super organized. Congratulations on the new place. I love moving in and finding just the right place for all the things. I've moved way too many times being a military wife. We are done now, and I have my forever home. Love it to pieces, and now I love having all the walls be Antique White so that I can just change the curtains and the accessories, and then the room is re-decorated in a heartbeat. LOVE IT!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to you and your lovely family. Good things come to those who wait.

JLL24 said...

So, how was that very moment the KEYS where put into your hands? Wow, remember that feeling....excited, calm, scared, overwhelmed, there really isn't any one word to describe it is there. Congrats on the new HOME, nice ring to it. Enjoy!

Patti said...

Congratulations to you all. This is sure a lovely home and your taste in furniture and everything is amazing. I just know how happy you are all going to be there.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

CONGRATS!!!!

I bet you feel relieved to be in your new home :)

It all looks so tidy and organised :)

I think we lived out of boxes for WEEKS!!! :)

Have a lovely week, cheers, T. :)

wtpooh11 said...

Maureen,
Your new house looks just lovely. I am happy for you to be in your new home. May you make many happy memories there.

kristin said...

Omigosh it just excudes cozy, even barely moved in! What a great place. Glad you guys closed and glad moving is going pretty quickly so far! CONGRATS!!

Regina said...

whew -finally! So happy for you! Looks so inviting and cozy already!!!

Katy Cameron said...

So cool, I just love the floors! I'm so happy for you, enjoy the new home :o)

sukie said...

wooohooo!!!

Snowinmay said...

I love this room!

holly | bijou lovely said...

Looks great so far Maureen! Congrats! Looking forward to seeing more of your new house :)

mherath said...

Looks so nice and comfy, congratulations. You have really been busy.

Jodi said...

Wow, your house is beautiful. My house has never looked like that - on moving day or any day since. I love the photo of your little one near the fire in the calm of that lovely room. It is such a beautiful image - I can see why you love it.

Anna said...

looks amazing Maureen! and you're so quick!!! It took me over 6 years of living in our house to start decorating. :)

mammafairy said...

Congratulations on getting so organised, so quickly!

Happy new home!

Holley said...

So beautiful! I know you are exhausted and probably a little stressed...so sit down and sew for 20 minutes. Works every time!

Pile O Fabric said...

It looks so beautiful! I am so so excited for you guys. Really surprised how fast you pulled it off, nicely done.

Annette said...

SO, SO, SO happy for you!!!!

kitty said...

Congratulations on your new house! It already looks so cozy and inviting! I hope you and your family will spend many happy years in this lovely home!!

Colleen said...

How interesting that I would be excited (and relieved) for someone I've never met:). Glad to see your dreams coming true...just in time for the holidays. And thanks for sharing your creative world. It's inspiring:).

arajane said...

congratulations, maureen! it's a beautiful space for you and your beautiful family. enjoy!

Danny Heyen said...

Your house looks amazing!! I am SO happy for you and your family!

linda pritchard said...

I loved the photo's of your home and glad to hear you and your family are settling in. Also loved your fabric stash and your sewing machine.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congrats on your new home and best wishes for many happy years and fun memories :o)

MoeWest said...

Congratulations! I love the first fire picture too. It's a beautiful house.

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful home. I can't wait to see more. SO happy for you, Maureen!

Jenelle said...

Wishing you lots of blessings in your new home! It already looks so cozy. :)

Mandy said...

Congratulations, it does look like a lovely home, already. Thanks for sharing.

Galatina said...

Congratulations! Looks fab already - and much more sorted than our house still is (2 years on...!)

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your new home! It's delightful and creating those memories for your family so important. You are so lucky that you have been able to buy a home that is so nicely finished already, ie you don't have to change some decorating immediately. I love the floor!

**nicke... said...

i am so so so very happy for you! i hope you are enjoying every single second of this whole process! xoxo love you!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Oh my gosh I am so happy for you! Can I come visit sometime? :) It looks cozy and homey already(do I spy a vintage couch there?)

blondie19012k said...

Wow it looks amazing! And so homely already :)

Pat Bravo said...

Hi sweet friend, I'm looking at these pics and I'm SOOOOO happy for you!!!! Yay! Good things take time, but they come. We are in Paris and we were talking with Walter if you could finally move and now I'm seeing it and it makes me feel very good. Congrats to you, Kevin and the kids :-) XOXO