My DH and I have been doing a lot of talking lately about moving back to the states but I'm not too sure that I have another 'long distance' move in me. As a compromise, we are going to explore the possibilities of buying a second residence in the US within a day's drive of where we currently live in eastern Ontario. This leaves us with many choices...upstate NY, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and even Maine.
We are in no rush and have been searching on the internet for prospective homes in different areas. We made contact with a realtor in the Burlington/Montpelier area of Vermont, and decided to meet with her last Saturday just to let her know what our plans were and to make sure that we were on the same page. We left her with our "wish list" and now the ball is in her court to find us that elusive "ideal" property.
So we accomplished what we had set out to do and now what? Turn around and go straight home...without visiting at least one quilt shop? NOT! At this point we were a stone's throw from Strawberry & Rhubarb in Williston, VT. Sam dropped me off while he went to Staples and Chapters and said that he'd be back in an hour.
Well, we all know how much damage we can do with an hour in a quilt shop!
I picked up these funky Christmas fabrics with the possibility of using them for an upcoming swap.
The whimsical fabrics on the right are destined for something for my grand niece who's expected to make her debut into this world sometime next month. The ones on the left just kept calling out to me to take them home.
So now the wheels have been set in motion to find a second residence in the US. We're still not sure of where we would like to hang our secondary hats, but we'll know it when the house itself speaks to us upon crossing the threshold.