Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Good news!

 Whatever you've heard about the current real estate market in the United States, I can confirm. We put our house on the market Thursday night, and as of last evening (Tuesday)  we are under contract. The offer was very, very strong. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the inspection goes well. The buyers are coming from out of town and apparently really want the house (I think they really want the neighborhood--there is almost nothing for sale in our neighborhood, which is in the best school district in Eugene). 

It was a bit of a stressful day yesterday, as the offer we accepted came in after the deadline we had set (they let us know it would be late) and we had a lot to consider in deciding which offer we'd take (we had three). Our realtors were incredibly, incredibly helpful.  

In order to keep my mind busy, I made some cards yesterday. These first ones are made with Washi tape and are nice summery cards. 

I made these second ones to send out with my Frida Kahlo trading cards---there's a famous Frida Kahlo self portrait where she wears a hummingbird necklace, and I thought this was a nice call back to that. 

I hope your day is happy!

Monday, June 21, 2021

It's TNT!

 Not a lot to show, but I'm getting close to having this table runner done.

I'm eager to start some counted cross stitch! 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Sunday Updates

 It's Sunday and a beautiful day on the coast. The temperatures in the Pacific NW are climbing--and it is warmer than it usually is in June here. I had to open the transom windows to get some air in, and we generally don't need to do that until August. 

But it is indeed a beautiful day. 

We are hanging out and doing house things today. Tim is working on some shelves and I've been doing my July Artist Trading Cards.  We had two choices on the theme--either July 4 or Friday Kahlo (her birthday is July 7). I went with Frida, and created these:

These were incredibly fun to do!

In other news, we have two offers on the house so far (yay!) and we're telling people we will review them Tuesday morning. Both offers are good and so we're confident we'll be under contract soon!

Other than that, we're just walking around being nervous about the house. 

How are you?

Friday, June 18, 2021

Here we go!

 The house is on the market! Here it is on Zillow:

Our neighbors Ed and Katie did a great job getting it ready to go--we're so appreciative of them! We only signed a contract hiring them two weeks ago, so maybe that's some type of a record? We've sent Tuesday at 10am for when bids are due, so it will be a bit of an exciting weekend here!

In scarf news, I've moved on to the second ball of sock yarn. It is supposed to take three balls but I don't know if I will make it that far!

Finally, I received edits back on my first Alpaca Mystery cozy and I've been working through those. They'll be done soon, then back to the editor for another look, then I start submitting it to agents! 

So much excitement!

Monday, June 14, 2021


 It's time for TNT! 

I've started the 'second half' of the summer table runner.  Once I"m done with this, I'll move on to more complex stuff that I put on hold while I was finishing up the term.

TNT is also my final faculty meeting of my LIFE! I'm so excited. The term is ending on its usual morose note and a few people keep dumping little projects on me but I'm good with it! I'm technically paid til the end of June and I'll get everything ready to hand off to....someone. 

Monday  I set up my new (non University!) computer, did a little playing around with some cards, did the dumped-on projects, and made a Massaman curry for dinner. 

We may put the house on the market on Thursday!