Thursday, November 29, 2012

Change is in the air...

Hello friends!  I have some news to share with you.  We recently and rather suddenly found out that we are going to be moving to another state for my husband's job.  We are going to be moving from southeast Texas to Oklahoma.  It is exciting and terrifying.  Everything about the move is good except we will be moving away from our families.  We have lived here more than 20 years and it takes only 20 minutes to get to both of our parents' houses.  I am so worried about how my kiddos are going to handle moving so far from grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, and our church family.  I am sure it is going to all work out just fine, but I can't help but stress over the unknown.

Ok, I am sure you are wondering, "what about us?"  I am going to have to take a break from the blog for about 2 or 3 months.  My to do list just went through the roof, so there will be little time for sewing. There are so many things I need to do to get this house ready to sell and then everything that is involved in finding a new house and moving and still managing to enjoy and celebrate Christmas with my family.

I will post updates from time to time, but it will be more moving related rather than sewing related.  If you follow me on twitter @SaltwaterQuilts, I will tweet updates and pictures.  I have finally upgraded to a smart phone and now can take pictures and share them on twitter.  My younger sisters were getting a kick out of watching me figure out how to use the thing.  I made the mistake of asking if I could check my email on it and they lost it.  I didn't know I was so entertaining.

My Etsy shop is going to stay open and I am still going to regularly check my email.  Please feel free to email me... and yes, I am still going to QuiltCon.  I wouldn't miss it for the world.

While I am taking a break from blogging, I am going to take this time to learn how to use my dslr camera.  I received one for my birthday and still have not figured it out.  I can only use it on the automatic setting.

I am also going to spend some time hand quilting.  I have two quilts I am hand quilting that have been put on the back burner to work on all my other projects.  One is for my husband (below) and the other is for my son (John Deere quilt).  Maybe over the course of the next couple of months, I can make some real progress with them to share with you later.



Please check in regularly and I will try to keep you posted.  As soon as my sewing machine and fabric are unpacked in Oklahoma, I will get back to sewing and sharing with you.

Thank you for being patient with me during this time of change!
Candace

17 comments:

  1. How exciting! You will see the kids are fine. It will work out great

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  2. I will miss you while your gone but this is very exciting like an adventure! I just love the name of your blog I hope you dont change it! Good luck and you know we will all be here waiting when you return!

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  3. Good luck! Hope everything goes smoothly and you're back to sewing and blogging in no time!

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  4. Good luck with your move! Will be here when you do have time to blog. New adventures are exciting!

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  5. You will be missed but it's a lot to do - especially at this time of year. Good luck with the move and we'll be here when you get back.

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  6. Good luck with everything! I am sure it will all be fine. Take care!

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  7. Oh wow, that's huge. I trust all goes well. Blessings on you ; )

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  8. Good luck! We will miss you bunches.

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  9. Yikes! That's a big transition! I will miss you!! Now I'm going to have to figure twitter out so I can keep track of your doings! I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

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  10. Candace, we are moving to another state too... I have found my followers have increased as I have started to blog about moving and all that is involved... get ready to live in the fast lane as I call it! Good luck on selling your home and finding a new one! God has great things in store for you ;) Kathi

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  11. good luck with the move. I'll still be here reading whatever you write about!

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  12. Oh Candace, that is exciting and I can understand the terrifying part, too. I shall miss your sewing posts, but will enjoy keeping up with you on Twitter. Good luck with everything, I hope it all goes well. I am asking for a smart phone for Christmas. My kids have iPhones and think that it is pretty entertaining that I don't know how to use them!!

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  13. Welcome to Oklahoma! Will you be near the OKC area?

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  14. Good luck and you'll be missed! I know what it's like to be away from family. Mine is back east and I've been on the west coast for 23 years. But you will talk on the phone CONSTANTLY. And you won't be that far away - over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go!

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  15. Great news Candace. Happy Christmas and New Year. I look forward to more of your lovely blog when you get back to it.

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  16. We have great quilt shops in Oklahoma. Where in OK will you be?
    Wendy

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