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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Finding Home within the new House

As most of the boxes are unpacked, except for most of our movies, and some books (waiting on shelves to be anchored...) we are really starting to be able to enjoy our house. One of the greatest things (my opinion) is that there is a fireplace.

Ever since I was a child, I loved to sit by the fire and just stare at it. My parents have an iron wood burning stove that sits out in the room a bit (the kitchen) on a large brick hearth. I have always loved that fireplace. In our house, we have a normal fireplace in the corner. And yet, it has never been used ever! There was one family that lived here before us and they never used the fireplace! Yet, they never hooked up Internet or television either... so... oh well.


But so Sunday night was really cold, or was it Saturday? Either way, one night this weekend was really cold and we bought some bunches of wood from Home Depot. Totally rip off, but we do not need a truck load, just a couple bunches... that is until we can figure out where to keep the wood... because our 0.14 acres is not too conducive to wood piles. *grin*


Anyway, we decided to have a fire and what a beauty it was! Here are some picture so you can share in the fun... The bright ones were taken with the lights off, that's how bright the flash is on my new camera!!!





How do you love this? He sits in the recliner, while I have a pallet by the fire. Perfect for reading or watching movie (third Indiana Jones - we are working on a marathon) and perfect to stare at the flames.


Then, there was Monday. What did I do on Monday? I made a quilt block! It's about time I've gotten caught up. I still have one more left over BOM and another one due to arrive in the next week or so...



(Above) Here are the pieces that I started with...


The finished star block, which if you missed it before, click here to go back and see the other pieces for this quilt already made...


And this is what my week looks like... books... and another quilt BOM.


Oh, and of course Patches was helping. She said the camera box needed to be checked for spare plastic wrappers...



And now, I'm off to perhaps finish the quilt BOM, but for now... I have a bowl of cold kettle corn that has waited for my computer addiction to be quenched and Shadow of Colossus is calling for me to finish it. I have about 2/3 to go.

5 comments and creative thoughts:

Bookish Ruth said...

What a gorgeous fireplace! Looks like you're going to have a lot of cozy nights ahead this winter.

Your quilt block is beautiful! I love the colors.

kalea_kane said...

Both the fireplace and the quilt block were lovely! I felt all cozy just looking at the fire! We have a fireplace, and I have not seen a fire in it yet. I need to get on my hubby about that. :)

Have a great day!

Kelly

Ginger Tate said...

Glad you are in your new home and getting settled in before the Thanksgiving holiday. Hope your new home is filled with love, faith & memories!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

DH is out late tonight and burrr this would have been the perfect night for a fire!!

Michelle Moran said...

So cozy and wonderful! I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving in your new home!!!!!!!

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