Mystery Rug-HHHD-Sunnie/rug hooking/Halloween rugs-Day 13

Well, “life” has intervened…as it so often does(!!!!)…just when I am very busy and my daughter is Super busy (!!) with the preparations for her daughter’s (my granddaughter’s) wedding!  (I’m helping sewing on Lots of satin!!!!!)   I’m also hooking this new rug and trying to get these patterns ready so I can actually offer them to anyone interested….!!!

The story goes like this…

When I moved here to my apartment, it was my intention to stay here in Oregon (where I am very happy!!!) until I needed more help or my health wasn’t as good…and then look for an apartment or a house closer to my daughter in Vancouver Wa..(right across the Columbia River ).    It seemed reasonable at the time I moved here in 2013.

However, a couple of months ago, I thought that I really didn’t want to move when I wasn’t in good health or was having trouble walking or going gaga…so my daughter and I discussed it and thought I should start casually looking for a home near her.   With an idea of finding something and moving next Spring or Summer.

Because it took my daughter a year or two to find her home and to actually buy it (homes in her area go fast and they often have several offers on them)  we contacted a realtor friend and asked her to just keep an eye out for what we wanted.    We figured something would come up in the next 6 months or a year and we’d really start looking in the Spring.

Of course, since this is the worst possible time (!!!!!)…Murphy’s Law has struck again…and I am in the process of buying a home right now…on top of everything else!      🙂

The perfect little house came up only 4 minutes away from my daughter, it had several offers on it and they accepted mine!   So if all goes well, I’ll have to start packing and moving right after my granddaughter’s September wedding!!!!    Yeeeks!

So…please overlook any additional “oddities” on my part as I try to juggle all of this!   I’m sure I can do it… but I feel like I am like the man who jumped on his horse and rode off in all directions!!!!!   …lol…

So I am a couple of weeks behind schedule (!!!) but next week I’ll post pictures of the patterns I have and if the paper is finally in at Staples, I can get the last batch finished.   I can also finish this rug and keep sewing on that satin and signing papers, etc. for the house in my spare time!   Whew!!!

Now you just know that if I wanted to move right away, I would never be able to find Anything even remotely Near my daughter!   And if I did find something, it would be waaay above my modest price range!!!!!

I’m delighted with the house, the location is perfect and I needed to act now.   Of course, now that I have This Oregon address on Everything(!!!!), I’ll have to buy labels to cover the addresses on patterns, cards, etc.   At least we are keeping a sense of humor about it all…I may just sit and laugh today, and not do anything else!!!!!

Anyway…that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it…Happy Hooking!   Here is Progress on Day 13, you can see some of my “redesigning” scribbles…Sunnie  🙂



Author: Sunnie-oldcrowfarm

I am a folk artist now living in Vancouver, Washington. We loved our Vermont "Old Crow Farm" but now I live in a little cottage with a bright yellow front door! I no longer have my business but still love designing and hooking rugs and experimenting with colour...! I do "mystery rugs" on my Blog and that is great fun!

11 thoughts on “Mystery Rug-HHHD-Sunnie/rug hooking/Halloween rugs-Day 13”

  1. All I can say is WOW! We are in kind of the same boat, wanting to move from a large place, with way too much outside work, don’t want to wait until we are decrepit to move, but not sure we want to leave right now!!! Always a problem!

  2. You are such a wise woman Sunnie. Lady Luck is smiling on you. Your priority is getting ready to move and preparing for your granddaughter’s wedding. The rest can wait.

  3. Life didn’t intervene – life led you to a perfect situation. It was meant to be. And, although the thought of packing all my stuff and moving is one I’d rather not entertain – I’m sure family will be there to help you through it. Rug patterns for the rest of us can wait, they will be there after September. Wishing your granddaughter much happiness on this new chapter of her life! And – post some pictures of your new home! Love, Debbie

  4. Thanks so much, Deb…
    Yes, we feel it was meant to be! I am trying not to get too attached to it as yet, just in case something goes snafu at the last minute. But I am in a good place, I can break my lease at any time without a really bad penalty and I’ll wait until I hear good things from the loan company before packing up and doing my “happy dance”!!!!
    And I’ll post pictures when I actually get it…!! 🙂
    Hugs to you, Sunnie 🙂

  5. Yes, Toni…I know what you mean. When I moved here I was so emotionally and physically exhausted from the move from Vermont and Joe’s illness and death in the middle of that move! Also from the worry of selling our Vermont home…would it sell or sit empty I didn’t know! I vowed I’d never own a home again so I wouldn’t have to go through that worry.

    However, since my youngest daughter is the one who lives close here…she will be the one to help me in my “old age”!! I wanted to make it as convenient for her as possible to check on me or give a little help when I need it. After all, she is a grandmother in her 50’s and I want her to enjoy her middle-aged life!!!

    After all, I might be able to help Her! She works and is busy with her own things too…so I might be able to pick up something for Her at the store, etc. 🙂

    It just seemed right to think about moving now rather than later!!!
    Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂

  6. Yes, Julia…I agree. The timing couldn’t have been worse (!!!) but the house and the short distance away from my daughter couldn’t have been better! 🙂

    My mortgage/tax/ins. payment will be less buying the house than I pay here to rent. I’ll have a nice little, 3 bedroom house with a garage…and a lot of updates have already been done…(newer roof, landscaping, etc.).

    Another nice thing is that the house is being sold so that the owner ( an older lady) can move closer to her children!!!!! 🙂

    So I am hoping that all the paperwork, loan stuff, inspection, etc. goes through fine and I’ll actually close on the house in September. I am trying to not get too attached to it before that happens…so I won’t be Too disappointed if something goes flooey!!!
    Hugs, Sunnie 🙂

  7. Sunnie,
    God never gives you more than you can handle. So I am sure you’re make it though all this and be settled in after September.
    Hugs to you, Trisha

  8. Sunnie,,,, thats great!!! Lots on your plate,,,, but in the end it will be good!! Enjoy hour grand daughters wedding,,,, and get settled in,,,, you are amazing!!!!

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