The day we take possession of our new home will mark our fifth year anniversary since moving to Nova Scotia, Canada's 'almost' eastern most province. So much water has passed under the proverbial bridge since then.
As many of you already know, I was diagnosed with cancer five months after moving here. We are so grateful that so many of our dreams have come true but because of the cards we were dealt, many will never come to fruition...and that's okay. I am still able to sew, quilt, create and even design a new fabric collection! I couldn't ask for more. But now, because of my physical limitations, I can no longer do so many of the things that a house and property of this size requires.
Sadly, we were left with no alternative but to pass the reins of this old and stately gal to someone who can give her the love and respect that she so deserves.
We listed our house in September and a short two months later, a couple from western Canada fell in love with and wanted her, just as we did five short years ago. We'll be handing over the keys to them on the 14th of December.
Although I don't have any photos to show you just yet, we found and purchased a truly charming small, three bedroom bungalow in the town of Digby, about twelve miles away from where we currently live.
Our new home is located a block away from the waterfront where we'll be able to watch the local fishing fleet come and go.
Now begins the horrific job of packing and moving. Both Mr. Painted quilt and I are dreading it.
I will again be fortunate enough to have my own even larger sewing studio and soon after we're in and settled, the work will begin on my next fabric collection!