Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to pack we go...our normal tidy home is totally upside down and it is DRIVING ME NUTS! I wouldn't call myself a neat freak by any stretch of the imagination but I do enjoy knowing where things are and how to find them and now....as you can see...I need not say more!! I know there is a natural progression of things and this too will end.
All three of our boys are coming tomorrow and we are very excited to see them and to get their help. Dear friends Claudia and Warren are opening their home and hearts to us and we are so grateful!!
One thing that I will really miss is my beautiful flowers. I learned the art and wonderment of growing from my buddy Leslie-she lived a few houses from me in Utah and is a Master Gardener who is also very patient with her 'students'. I know we will have lovely foliage in the Philippines but I do love and will miss playing in my columbines...
This was also a sad but productive day. My longtime friend Bertie Lutz and I have a tradition of 'cleaning the machine' together-when I was taking my longarm classes and learning the ins and outs of quilting, I had her attend my workshops with me because four ears are better than two and two brains [especially as we approach and pass 60] are a lot better than one! It has become a great bonding activity-we each have our tasks and together, we can get it sparkling in a little over an hour. Today was our last time to accomplish this feat together. 'Millie' will be living at a friends quilting studio for two years and we needed to get her cleaned and ready to be moved. It was definitely bittersweet-I love this friend of 30 years and I will miss her terribly as well as my buddy of the past seven years, my Millie. She and I have created many beautiful quilts and I look forward to working together for many more years.