Monday, November 12, 2012

Waiting : :

I wish I had great news to share today about our move, but we're still in limbo. I know enough to know that snafus are common when buying a house, but that doesn't make them any less difficult. That's for sure! We are so, sooooo ready!

With most of my sewing room now packed, along with the rest of the house, and my mind completely occupied with both trying to stay positive and obsessive worry, I don't have too much to share besides my etsy orders. And, thank goodness I have those!

Wednesday's Crowns...

Yesterday's crowns

Thursday's Crowns...

Last night's crowns

Friday's Crowns...

Friday's Crowns

In between making these, we wait... We had this great idea to bring everything downstairs as I packed. Since our carpet leading up the stairs is a beige color, with this muddy Fall weather, we didn't want the concern of dirtying it up as we move. Well now, our downstairs is a complete pile of things with a path leading from room to room, with no solid moving date again, and we're all starting to lose it.

Waiting

Lately, I'm so grateful for any little thing that will get me excited again about this move. Well, about a month ago when I was still planning out my dream studio, I stumbled upon these great fabric storage boxes by Quilted Koala, on Lizzy House's blog. Lizzy's Pearl Bracelets are one of my favorite basic prints, and I thought a collection of these boxes would be great to have for storage. I bookmarked the links to have once I was ready to start shopping for our new house and my new space. Then a week or so ago, by complete coincidence Ali from Quilted Koala contacted me offering a sample! How could I pass that up?! It came over the weekend and I love it! Now I'm hoping I still have a reason to buy more!!

Quilted Koala Box

I also received some Pure Elements happy mail from Art Gallery Fabrics! A couple of basics and several of their brand new colors that are, of course, gorgeous!!

New Pure Elements

I've been building up my solid's stash over the last few months and I can't wait to get it all unpacked and organized to share here. I have been dreaming of making a solids quilt for months now!

Pure Stash Planning

I'm trying my best to stay up-beat and positive. Happy sewing mail and having my Birthday Crown orders to work on, definitely helps!! Of course, so does having this place to share!

Hello, Monday -- we'd love some good news today! Maureen

38 comments:

Laura said...

Your birthday crowns are adorable and I know things will work out for your move, soon!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thanks Laura!!

Nancy said...

It looks like the cat is anxiously waiting for the moving van, also I hope everything works out soon for you and your family.

Rene Sharp said...

Hang in there!! Sending you hugs from across the seas :)

tiffany said...

Oooh... I can only imagine the beautiful solids quilt you'll make! Can't wait.

We've moved what feels like a bazillion times over the years, so I SO know that feeling. Your whole life is packed up, you're super excited to start a new adventure but if ONE.MORE.BOX appears... sigh. Sounds like the end is near, though... and the end will be AWESOME. Here's hoping for great news today!

Patty Virginia said...

these are so cute, would love to see them on your kids. Just adorable...............

Allison C said...

Hang in there! Having recently gone through this I can tell that once you are in that house (even packed with boxes) it is the best feeling!

JLL24 said...

Hurry ups are the killers...I know, I've been there. Just moved for the 3rd time in just a little under a year and a half. AND, we may move again next summer! Just smile, and think of all the fun you will have decorating your new home. We love it, still have tons of stuff in boxes and we have been here since May. Shopping for even little stuff is so much fun. Its the only thing that kept me sane till we moved. We love it and you will be to happy also. Just hang in there and smile, a lot!

SewCalGal said...
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SewCalGal said...

Sending positive thoughts and wishes your way. I hope your move comes soon.

Your felted crowns are so cute. I found them in your ETSY shop and glad to know they are available for purchase. I think they'd be perfect for a kid's birthday party.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

sandyb said...

I just adore your crowns. I am so sorry for the snags in your move. Moving can be stressful enough. I have moved so many times through the years, each time saying it was my last. This time it has been!!!! Love your kitty in the window. It is like he is looking longingly for his new house. I know all will work out perfectly.

Take care!!!!

Heidi Staples said...

Waiting is the worst...it's so hard to live in limbo. I'll be praying for your guys, that things will hurry up a little and some happy moments will come your way in the meantime.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you!! Yes, it's definitely the dreaming and planning that gets you through all the packing and stress of closing! We're really hoping and praying for a happy ending here!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you Patty!! They are a lot of fun to make, that's for sure!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you so much Rene! Hugs are SO appreciated! :)

Sondra Borrie said...

My thoughts are with you...always. I hope that everything resolves very, very soon.
Your crowns are absolutely beautiful...wonderful creations.
Many hugs XXXXXXXXXXXX Sondra

Rebecca said...

Any sharing is good sharing! Waiting is soo difficult like kids waiting for a birthday or Christmas! But the day will come! Sending good wishes to you all!

mherath said...

Hang in there. This too shall pass.

Sarah said...

This must be so uncomfortable for you all to be packed up and waiting! Hang in there Cracknell Family!! =D

Laura said...

Gorgeous crowns! Good luck with the move!

Jane S. said...

Limbo is the hardest thing! When we bought our house I was pregnant (and didn't know it yet) so every little snafu made me burst into tears. Hang in there, it will happen and it will be so worth it to have your new home. :)

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Ugh, waiting is sooo hard. Especially when you've been down this waiting road before. Praying for quick resolutions here, friend. Hang in there!
xo

Mary Ellen said...

Those crowns are so cute!!! Waiting is so hard but it will be all worth it in the end hopefully!

Anonymous said...

We're praying for you guys!!

xLinda

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Waiting sucks. We had plenty of that in the lead up to moving here, from Australia to Japan, including a year of waiting to hear whether my husband had the job!! But I did have to giggle at the picture of your furniture piled up - it looks like Kim's mum's antiques store in Gilmore Girls ;)
BTW - how do you get such perfect letters for your crowns?? I'm needing something similar for a couple of gifts, and don't know how to make them so nice, or where to buy them!

Happybee said...

beautiful crowns!!!!
I'm moving too this week end but...not for a happy reason...
I'm getting separated so...it's a very sad move...
but...I can understand all the "caos" between a move...
hugs, Dany

Helen L said...

Love your crowns: so wish I could think of things like that to make! :-)
And sorry to hear of your moving "limbo". When my grandmother died we ended up moving all of her things into our house, since my mom was an only child and we ended up with everything, and we definitely had stacks of boxes that we had to walk between while my mom figured out what to do with it all. But I have to say, being a kid during that time was easier, I'm sure, than being the mom in charge of it all! I hope the bank and those in charge get it in gear soon for you!! Have a great and "moving" week!! Hugs

Melissa Loves Color said...

Being in limbo like that is sooo hard! Hang in there!!

I love the new colors of pure elements fabric! You've turned me into a huge fan of this fabric. Thank you.

Hugs to you, friend. I'm crossing my fingers that you get word very soon. Hopefully, in a few weeks you be all settled in your new home and you can look back on this time with relief!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there kiddo!

Elsa said...

Sorry you and your family are going through such a nerve wracking time, especially when you're so so ready. You'll be laughing soon and in your new home!
Thinking of you.

Annette said...

Oh, I understand the worry and trying to stay positive. I'm praying for everything to work out soon. I would be finding somewhere to hang out for a little while each day, just to get away from the boxes!

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**nicke... said...

thinking of you! are you ok?

Pat Bravo said...

I imagine this can be nerve wrecking but I'm sure at the end you won't need to unpack! You'll see... I sending all my prayers, positive energy and love to you and your family :)

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