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Thread: Here We Go!

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    Senior Member DonnaFreak's Avatar
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    Here We Go!

    Howdy y'all ☺

    It has taken a while. We moved into my in-law's house over the course of the summer of 2016. It took us six months to get moved because we had absolutely no help. We hadn't even had the chance to really get settled in before my mother-in-law passed away. Then we had five birthdays AND Christmas within a five week period! We have finally gotten settled enough to get started on our major projects. So last week I had a contractor come out to look at our extra, backyard garage so he could come up with an estimate for starting on turning it into my sewing room! They will put in a walk-in door and three windows, close off the big garage door, put in my lighting, and put in outlets every three feet and 4' high. The inside measurements are 15 1/2' X 19 1/2'. So I will have a total of 22 outlets! They will also put in a dedicated breaker box in my she-shed for me! So the ball is rolling!!! I'll be sure to post pictures of the progress! I'll finally be able to get to my machines and fabric that is currently crammed into the spare bedroom!

    By the way...we also are getting new linoleum in our kitchen, I have a team coming out this week to remove sod and till up my garden spot and to also build my raised bed for my herb garden, and I'm feverishly working to get my chicken coop ready for the chicks that are coming next month! Busy, busy, busy!!!

    Donna
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    You make me tired!!
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    Wow, I'm so excited for you. Very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother-in-law. It sounds like you had moved there to assist her with round-the-clock care?

    You have so many hobbies--quilting, gardening, "chick-ing". Are there others? BWAHAHAHA. Some of us are going to be a bit jealous of your she-shed and look forward to following your "dream coming true" pictures.

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    You have a lot on your plate, but it all sounds soooo good. Sorry about your MIL passing.
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    Wow, you're one busy lady. So sorry to hear of your mother-in-law's passing. Your sewing room sounds like it will be wonderful. Please show us pictures when it's finished. Your herb garden and chickens will certainly keep you busy.

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    One suggestion for your she-shed. Make sure you have really good lighting. Also please post pictures. We are anxious to see your lovely domain!

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    You really have been busy. Can't wait to see what that finished space looks like. So sorry about your Mother-in-Law.
    People will see your quilts long after you're gone - NOT your housework!

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    Please post pictures of your new sewing area. Make sure you have good lighting

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    can't wait to see more pics!!!

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    You certainly have a lot of exciting projects going on. Your she shed sounds awesome. Would love to see pics when its finished. Or the process. I love things like that. Gives me ideas! So sorry for your loss.

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