Friday, October 15, 2010

Some of This and a Whole Lot of That!

Mr. Painted Quilt, Mac, our Westie and I are about to turn the page and will soon be starting a new chapter in our lives. 

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We have been talking for some time now about moving and about three weeks ago, decided to take the bull by the horns and do something about it.  I won’t bore you with all the tiresome details but the bottom line is that we purchased a house in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. 

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The house is 175 years old and was originally built by a sea captain.  Decendents of the family retained possession until 1946 when it was sold to someone outside of the family.  We will be the fifth owners. 

The dwelling sits on 3 acres of land, high on a hill which affords an amazing view overlooking the Annapolis Basin which drains into the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean.  Because of it’s proximity to the ocean, the climate is considered ‘moderate’ with a hardiness of Zone 6.5, equivalent to that of North Carolina.  I’ll be able to plant things that would never survive the winters of eastern Ontario.  Woo hoo!

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As you can see from the photo, the house is huge.  It has five bedrooms, two living rooms which was a common feature in houses of that era, a separate dining room and two full bathrooms.  It even has a huge walk in pantry!  It is in wonderful shape given it’s age and all the major updates have been done…plumbing, wiring, siding, windows, heating, etc.  Of course there are things that we would like to change but promised ourselves to live in it for at least six months before deciding what we want to do…excluding painting and and the removal of what little carpeting there is covering the original wood floors.  I’ll probably bore you to tears with before and after pictures over the next year but I want to document all the changes as we proceed.

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When we returned from Nova Scotia on the 3rd of October, we listed our house for sale and it sold in less than a week.  We will be taking possession of the ‘new’ house on the 15th of November and the closing date of our current house is the 30th of November. 

It goes without saying that the next six weeks will be a blurr packing, selling things that we don’t want to take with us and arranging for movers to take our belongings the 700+ miles.   So please bear with me because you won’t be seeing or hearing too much from me until after the move, but I’ll try to stay in touch. 

I’m two months ahead with my FFF’s (First Friday Freebies) and the Raggedy & Andy BOM’s will still be posted on the 20th of every month.  As a matter of fact, I published October’s FFF while we were on the ferry crossing the Bay of Fundy between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick.  Isn’t wireless internet amazing?

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The water on the return trip was a bit choppy.

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Pictured here is one of the typical fishing boats docked in historic Annapolis Royal, about 10 minutes from where we’ll be living.

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Mr. PQ taking Mac for a walk on the grounds of the motel where we were staying in Digby while house hunting.

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This is a view from the motel grounds to the docks during low ride in Digby.  Can you see the scallop boats in the distance?  Digby is world renowned for it’s scallops and I can attest to their yummy-ness…just ask me!  *wink*

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Today is also the 15th of October, the date when those who participated in the Fall Into Fall giveaway announce their winners.  At the outset, I would also like to thank those of you who entered the giveaway and also to the many new Followers who decided to accompany me in my blogging journey.

Mr. Random Number Generator selected number 9 which happens to be Julie as the winner of my Ode to Halloween wallhanging.

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Congratulations and I hope you like it!

Guess I’d better get a start on my packing, huh?  Horrors!

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

122 comments:

Cheryl said...

Congratulations Julie. Lucky lady to get such a precious fall wallhanging from a great artist!
Love the new home and you will not bore us with the remodel! Oh, I would love to live by the sea.

Grammee Linda said...

WOOHOO!! Good for you and Mr. PQ! I am so happy you will have the joy of living in and decorating an old home. What an exciting adventure - moving that far away and to a different climate even. I hope that it is everything you have dreamt of and more. I thoroughly look forward to following you on this journey - so glad you can document it and share it with us!!

Best wishes in the packing!!

Did I say WOOHOO??!!

Big hugs!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Congratulation on buying your new HOME. It truly looks lovely. I look forward to seeing all the posting of your decorating pursuits. I am sure you will have a grand time.

I visited PEI this past summer. A place I always dreamed of visiting and love it so much. My sweetie says we need to go back and visit Nova Scotia soo hopefully one day we will.

Hugs Judy

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Congratulations on many counts of your life at this time. You will love Nova Scotia and hopefully your two living rooms will have fire places. Can't wait to see and enjoy the many facets of a move of such grandeur.
Be always in stitches.

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog site and you grabbed my attention immediately with the news of your moving and the description of where and with just everything! :D I am soooo eager to hear of the move and the settling in.

Huisvlyt said...

Your new house looks awesome. Will believe that you are extremely pleased, and exited. Good luck with the packing!!! Hope all goes smooth for the trip.
Congratulations to Julie.
Elzaan

Michelle said...

Your new home to be looks amazing - yes, please share all of your remodelling it will be so exciting to see the inside! Happy Packing :-/

Julie said...

wonderful news kaaren, and i look forward to exploring this new chapter of your life with you.
and....OMG!!! are you serious? i can't believe i am your winner. i am totally thrilled kaaren. you know how much i love your work. i don't have to make my own now. thank you SO much!
big hugs
xoxoxox

D. Leigh said...

Nova Scotia? That is one of my dream area trips, and you will be living there? Total envy! Congratulations to you!

Briarside Lane said...

Oh, Kaaren! I love the look of your new home! And yes, yes, YES!... "bore" us with more and more pics. What a beautiful setting. Congratulations!

You must have an open house and invite us to tour after you have "made it your own." Unless, of course, with 5 bedrooms you want to have visitors for the weekend at The Painted Quilt B&B. ;-D

Our "row house" three miles from the inner harbor in Baltimore was 100 years old. DH renovated it, and we kept a lot of the "old character" of the house... like the pressed tin ceilings and the woodwork. All that was salvageable.

Have fun packing... NOT one of my favorite things. Unpacking is good, though... like Christmas!

Congratulations to Julie, too, for winning your wall hanging!

Have a happy day! I am thrilled for you!
~ Karen

Shauna said...

Congrats!!! Wow I would love to move to Nova Scotia... But I don't think Hubby would be ever willing to do this. Have fun packing up and enjoy the move.

Stephanie said...

Thrilling, exciting, gorgeous. Happiness all over the place. Perhaps you can turn part of your house into a quilter's retreat B & B? :o) Is there a quilt shop nearby?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Kaaren I am SO happy for you!!! We do want to hear ALL about the house and the move. I love your new home and know it will be a wonderful outlet and canvas for your creativity. We've so enjoyed our new(er) home and if you remember I too was showing things we were doing to "make it ours". Happy packing :-)

anneke said...

What an exciting news you're sharing with us! Moving house is tiring, but so exciting. And by the seaside, how great is that?
Good luck with everything that needs to be done.

Lori said...

Wow! Kaaren, the house looks amazing and the area very beautiful!! I may have to take a road trip to Canada one of these days. I hear Nova Scotia is wonderful!! Congratulations!!!

Linda said...

Oh my Kaaren, this is exciting news! Oh I know how much you have longed to live in a century home. Oh my Goodness.. the decorating.. xmas .. Can't wait to read about your journey. Now all the packing, but I'm sure you have been at it for some time. Wondered why you hadn't posted for awhile. God bless adn good luck.

Bonnie said...

How exciting! What a beautiful home! Can't wait to see pictures of your remodeling process.

Diane said...

Congrats on the "new" house. I will luv seeing your changes improvements-whatever that you document here!! I'm so excited for you, Mr PQ and Mac.

Terri Lynn said...

Congratulations on your upcoming move! I cannot wait to follow you on your journey! Living in Maine we get visitors from Nova Scotia all the time and all I can say is what wonderful people!

BubzRugz said...

Wishing you all the best with your move - the house looks fantastic and I am sure you will have fun growing some new things in your garden.
Congrats to Julie on her win
Hugz

Bunny said...

Oh my gosh you lucky gal. That home looks wonderful and great that you sold your home so quickly. My hubby has wanted to move to Nova Scotia for a long time. Enjoy and good luck on your new home.

Kathy H said...

Your new home looks wonderful. What an adventure you will be having. Looks like you will have enough room to have a nice designing and sewing center. Good luck with the move.

Siobhan said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Kaaren, I am so so excited for you, Mr. PQ & Mac!! What fantastic news. The house looks absolutely gorgeous and I know you will make it even more wonderful with your wonderful decorating style. I do hope that you'll share lots of pictures as you go along. I have never been to Nova Scotia but have always dreamed of going, so I'm looking forward to the virtual trip along with you. :) Best of luck with everything as you make the move. Congrats again!

Diane H said...

Kaaren, congratulations! When you change things up you really do it right!!! I'll keep good thoughts and prayers that your move goes well and I'm looking forward to following all your new adventures. FANTASTIC!

Donna~~ said...

Congratulations on the new home (and selling yours so quickly)! What a fun adventure! Moving like that is something I have dreamt of for years. Enjoy!

Jacqueline said...

I am excited for you and your new adventures coming up. Enjoy..

and you should have room for everything in the new house.

Ariane said...

What a great old house. It's going to be a very exciting journey for all of you. I can't wait to see your before and after pics. It's going to be fun.

Annette said...

What a gorgeous home and area! And a wonderful new adventure for you. I am so happy for you Kaaren!! This house just cries out for a quilt or two or a dozen doesn't it...I know it will be amazing when you put your touch to it.

Kathleen said...

Best wishes on your new home...it is always exciting to decorate and I know your home will be beautiful with your decorating expertise..Good luck in the move..I don't envy you packing..ugh..did that a few times...LOL...I love MAC..I have a Westie, too, Molly..she is 9 years old..love her to death...looking forward to seeing all of your postings on your moving, etc...

Cheri said...

Kaaren what a wonderfully historic house. Can't wait to see more pictures, I will not be bored to tears. Have fun on your new adventure.
Cheri

Monica said...

Congrats to the winner!

And congrats on the new house Kaaren! It looks fantastic. I can't wait to see the inside. And 5 bedrooms?! Does this mean I can come visit now? LOL

WoolenSails said...

I am so happy for you and the house will be wonderful once you make it your own. Now you will be closer to me, lol. I have been wanting to go to NS, and my husband is great with electrical;) It is such a beautiful place, I know you will love it.

Debbie

onlymehere said...

Wow, you're only the fifth owners of a home this old! Incredible. I'm sure it's going to be a fun journey putting your personal touch on the house. It looks lovely from the outside! Congratulations to on the winner of your fabulous wall hanging!
Cindy

Stitched With Prayer said...

Congratulations to Julie on winning the wonderful giveaway. AND Like Grammee Linda said WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!! Your new home sounds so beautiful. A long distance to move to be sure. I was so excited when I read it was originally a Sea Captains house. So many memories in the house. Don't you just imagine the people of the past, especially the ladies, moving about the house in their finery, and in the evening sitting with stitching in hand. Those are the things that come to mind for me when I am in a location with a rich history. I can almost hear the russle of their skirts right now!!! I can't wait to see the pictures that I know will be coming later, giving us a tour of your lovely new home. Your antique quilts, as well as your own, will grace this new home perfectly. Congratulations Kaaren! I have to ask a question about the house, since it was built by a sea captain...doe is have a 'Widows Walk'? I may not be quite correct on what it is called, but the little walk along a small deck type area on the top floor, where the captains wives would go to watch for their husbands ships when they were due back? Such exciting news Kaaren! Big Hugs...

Sherri said...

What a beautiful home...it will be fun to see as you "make it yours" with your wonderful decorating! Congratulations Kaaren!

Mama Pea said...

Congrats to Julie! Your move sounds so exciting, and your new home is beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with it. Congrats on selling your house so fast in this terrible economy!

Shelley said...

Kaaren, do you realize that you drove right past my house on your way to Nova Scotia...I see the TCH from my windows!! I could have thrown you some fabric on the way by! LOL! Welcome to the Maritimes where life goes at a different speed and everybody knows your name--and much more! LOL!

Susannah said...

Wow! What an adventure. It is good to have change! The house looks and sounds wonderful. I like old and well taken care of!! This will be so much fun for you!

Good luck to you and your hubby, Kaaren. Keep us all posted!

Friends,
Susannah

soggibottom said...

Fifth owner and so old WOW ! :-)xxx

paulette said...

Wow!! Congratulations on the new mansion...I mean house!! It is lovely!! Can't wait to see pictures of the inside!! And the area is gorgeous! You are going to be so busy but what a Christmas you are going to have!! All the best!!
Take care!
Paulette

Amy R said...

Congratulations on finding a new home and selling yours! Best of luck on this new adventure and i look forward to reading about it as much as your time permits. . .

Ter'e said...

I am so thrilled for you and Mr. PQ!!!!! POSITIVELY THRILLED!!!!!! Can you see me jumping up and down? Honey - follow your dreams while you can!!!!! Go for the gusto. Ring that BIG BELL of LIFE!!!!!!!
I cannot wait to follow along and see what all you do and don't do. I am standing and applauding......
Sending huge hugs to both of you and "baby bits of fur" too!!!!!!

Penny said...

Congratulations on your new Home! Will be following all the transformation of the house into your home :) Can't wait to see your sewing room!

Mamacessories said...

The house looks gorgeous! How exciting the The Painted Quilt Family. I can't wait to see the pictures as you begin your new chapter in life!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Kaaren, I think I am just as excited as you!! I have always wanted to live in an older home. It is amazing; I cannot wait to see the inside and to follow you on this journey. What I cannot believe is that you sold your home in such a short time. We were going to move but found out that only one house in our town sold last month so we are doing some remodeling.
You will not bore us with pictures, we want to see!! Yippee!!
Now get to work!

Sheila said...

Welcome to Nova Scotia , I am sure you will love the valley it is one of my favorite places to visit and there is an incredible fabric outlet there as well which I am sure will interest you ;-)

Fleurette said...

Congrats on your new home Kaaren, it is beautiful, love all the trees around it.

West Side of Straight said...

How exciting for you! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Sharon said...

What a great change, your winters will be so much better! Nova Scotia is so beautiful. Bore us with decor and home updates? Never!

Janet said...

Kaaren: This is beyond exciting!!!!! Your new home looks lovely and I'm sure we'll see lots of pictures once you get organized. I live up the shore from you in Hall's Harbour which is due north on #359 out of Kentville in an 1820's house dating to firsat settlement of the area. Looking forward to meeting you in person, which couldn't happen if you stayed in Ontario!!!

Terry said...

Congratulations on the house! Isn't it great when these things just fall into place like they're meant to be! Happy packing! :0)

Robin C said...

Kaaren,
How exciting. The new home looks wonderful. I look forward to seeing all the pictures and watching what marvelous things you and your hubby do to this home. I'll miss reading your blog while you are busy but know when you do post, that i'll be in for a treat.

congratulations and fast packing!

conny's quilts said...

What a beautifull house you are going to live in, congratulations and good luck with the packing and moving!

Gra said...

What great news Kaaren!! Congratulations on the new house. Please, do show us all the changes you will be making. Thanks for sharing with us this new chapter of your life. Good luck packing!!!!...and get rid of old stuff you never use, so you will have plenty more room for new ones!!!

Lindah said...

Congratulations, Kaaren, on the beautiful new home and the speedy sale of your current home. Best wishes for an uneventful move and re-settlement. Looking forward to those photos.

Jainma said...

Felicidades Karen la casa es preciosa le deseo que sean muy felices en ella
Un abrazo

ytsmom said...

I'm jealous! How wonderful for you. I have always wanted to visit Nova Scotia, the pictures are always so beautiful and quaint.

Margie said...

Congratulations on a dream coming true!! I would venture to say that many of us have a dream similar to yours. Hoping we can live our dream through you. You know we love pictures. Good Luck with the move!!

Fiesta said...

Congratulations Karen, your new home looks lovely. I know you will make it very cozy.

Cathi said...

Congratulations, Kaaren!!!! Your new home looks absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to see pictures and read about it. How lovely that you're getting away from the Ontario winter -- 'cause it sure is not a nice one.
I hope you take us on a tour of your new home when you get there!!

SewLindaAnn said...

Congratulations on finding your amazing new to you home. The history is fascinating enough, and then to see your surroundings. I am completely and utterly jealous. Can't wait to see more of the house, it must have such great character.

Muddling Through said...

congratulations on your new house! And how wonderful that your old one sold so quickly. Best wishes for the move and good changes!

Miss Jean said...

What a wonderful adventure you are going to have. The house looks amazing. I've always wanted to visit Nova Scotia. Good luck!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your new, wonderful home. I wish you guys all the best in the next few weeks as you pack, move and unpack. May it all go very smoothly for you. xo

Sharon said...

WOW! Enjoy the new adventure, and can't wait to see more pictures! I don't envy you the packing part, but it will be worth it in the end.

Eve said...

Congratulations on the new house, it looks absolutely beautiful!!!

I hope the move goes smoothly :D

Shari said...

Your new home sounds wonderful and full of inspiration. Hope the whole process runs smoothly! Good luck!

SueB said...

OH WOW. What a wonderful looking place. Your new home will be filled with all of your art stuff in no time. We would love to live by the sea. Wishing you the best. Dont stay gone a long time.

Lois said...

Wow! What a great welcome home that will greet you every time you pull into the drive. It is a beautiful house. I love old houses. Is that front porch we see in photo and is it enclosed? I couldn't quite tell. It will be a busy time for you. It will be exciting fixing it up to be yours. Good luck and congratulations on new home. Lois

Gayle said...

Wow Kaaren - You've got quite an adventure ahead of you! It sounds like it will be fun and I know you'll be all settled in no time at all! Good luck!

alice said...

Congrats to Julie!!!
And congrats to you--love the house. How cool to have a house with history.
Enjoy!
L,A-

Nanci said...

Congratulations on a wonderful new house. Can't wait to see what you do with it but it will surely feel like home in no time.

Allie said...

Oh Kaaren - I am absolutely green with envy and so, so happy for you!!! This looks like an amazingly beautiful area and the climate sounds heavenly. Another place on my must-see list! I'm really thrilled for you, and looking forward to seeing your pictures of your new home. Congratulations!!!

And congrats also to Julie!

Sue said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new home. It looks amazing and I wish you many wonderful celebrations in it.

jackiero said...

I am so happy for you & your family Kaaren! Congratulations :) Your new home & your photos are just beautiful! What a wonderful adventure and I will indeed be looking forward to your future before/after fotos.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on the big decision Kaaren - the house looks beautiful!
Hope everything goes smooth with the closings and move.
Congratulations to lucky Julie!

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Congratulations Kaaren, the house looks gorgeous. I think you made a typing error though.....shouldn't that be 2 bedrooms, and 3 craftrooms ...lol.. :) Best wishes, Jenny

Candace said...

Oh Kaaren, imagine my surprise when I came to visit today! Congratulations - what fun! Mr. S. and I closed our old house the same day last year! I can't wait to see more of what you do over the next year! We have been to St. John's and the Bay of Fundy and also the Fort at Louisbourg - such a gorgeous area! I can't believe what a lucky find you and Mr. PQ got - you certainly know how to put adventure into living! Want some help unpacking when you get there (wink)??
Cheers and best of luck in your wonderful new home!

ltn810 said...

*Congrats on the win Julie.*

Kaaren, What a wonderful home you have. 156yrs young.. older homes have so much charm..Can't wait to see more pictures and hear all about your up dates on your move to NS. So excited for you and family..Beautiful pictures by the way of the area..if sounds so relaxing there.

Robyn G. said...

Dear Kaaren,
Wishing you... no wait...Huge Congrats first!! :-)
I'm so happy for you and Mr PQ.
Wishing you both a happy new part of your lives, safe travel and an easy transition.
It sounds and looks divine.
I hope you will enjoy the surrounds and enjoy living there.
Wishing you both much happiness in your new area.
hugs
Robyn xx

..and congrats to Jules...she'll love it of course :p

Kim D. said...

Congrats on your new home and for selling your present house so quickly. Wow! Good luck with the move. I've heard the economy in Canada is much better than here in the US.

Congrats to Julie! Enjoy!

Christine said...

Hi Kaaren, I rejoice with you for this romantic house. Good luck to Christine of Dresden

KaHolly said...

Kaaren, how very exciting! I spend 6 months of my year in Cape Breton, so can appreciate the allure. I don't often travel to the valley, but if I do, I'll let you know! CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to Nova Scotia!! ~karen

Thearica said...

Your new home is so gorgeous! I would love to come home to that view every day!

farmhousequilter8 said...

Anxious to hear all about the old house and your move. Will be thinking of you.

Miri said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful house!

Karen said...

Oh Kaaren, what a beautiful new home in a gorgeous location. I swoon.
Congrats!!
I do hope you will continue to "bore us to pieces" with this new adventure. I will be waiting with bated breath!
again- congrats to you all, and happy packing (a chore I would not relish)
Karen

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Oh, my goodness! When you say "turn the page" you really turn the page on a new chapter! Congrats and can't wait to see the pics of before and after! And, with five bedrooms, you could invite some of us "over"! :) after you are settled in! Can't wait for the updates!

Karen said...

You are so lucky to have sold your home so quickly. And now a new chapter begins in your life. Wishing you much happiness in your new home. It sounds like it has plenty of room for more quilts!

Sue said...

It looks and sounds like a wonderful house! I love a place with history. I live in Michigan in a house that was built before 1873, someday I need to figure out exactly when. Can't wait to see your picture of the inside!

marina said...

What a magnificent house and place to live. I wish you all the best with your move! How much room is there going to be for quilt hanging in a house that size!

What Comes Next? said...

Oh Kaaren! How fantastic! Our intent is to retire back to Nova Scotia, and I hope we find as wonderful a place as you have! It looks incredible! I, for one, can't wait to see all your before and after shots!

Karin said...

Please, please, please "bore" us some MORE! What a FABulous find that home is, bet you cannot WAIT to make it your own. Just SCREAMS "quilt me!" And to sell your house in just one week!! WHOOHOO! What an accomplishment! Must be a testament to your decorating sense! Congrats all around.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a wonderful find..that house sounds delightful!

Please keep us posted on your renovations and decorating..I love seeing befores and afters

julieQ said...

Wow, that is huge news! Congratulations...I am glad you will be able to preserve a bit of history...fun!

Vivian said...

Congratulations. How exciting for you. I can't wait to follow along with you on your new voyage.

Karen L. said...

Wow, I have been missing reading your blog and look what I come back to!!! Congrats and good luck. I don't envy you the actual moving (I moved twice in 8 months about 5 years ago ... ugh!) Isn't the Bay of Fundy where they have those huge and fast tidal changes? When I was a kid, my family camped up there. I do remember how much we liked it in that area. I wish you only the best in your new house, soon to be home.

Quiltaholic said...

I LOVE your blog and visit often to see it, love the feeling it gives. Congrats on your new house and I never knew that there was such a climate in Canada, so ignorant of me! Now I must research and see if I can find a comparable place and climate, thank you for sharing that! Will be looking forward to pics of your move and such and again, THANK YOU! *HUGS*

Patty said...

Good luck with the move, my family used to vacation in Nova Scotia when I was a kid it was a beautiful place then and by the looks of it still is.

Darlee Byron said...

Best wishes on your upcoming move!! Wonderful... enjoy and never worry about boring your readers. We all love to hear your stories!!

Cindy said...

Kaaren, beautiful - wonderfully beautiful!!!

I SO look forward to you sharing pictures throughout your new journey.

I am an avid admirer of yours - and enjoy all your posts.

Happy Moving.

Marit Johanne said...

Wow! Such a nice new home! I will become a follower so I can see how your new life and home on Nova Scotia will be! Good luck with your moving!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! That looks like an awesome house and with so much history too! I really enjoy your blog and look forward to pictures of the interior. Good luck with all the details of moving.

PS - you are getting an amazing quilting space with this aren't you!?!

Micki said...

Wonderful News! Congrats to you on the new home. It looks beautiful, and I am sure that you will be very happy there.
Micki

Anita said...

What a gorgeous home! It has so much character!

Miss Nancy said...

Beautiful new home. The history of it is most interesting. Congratulations on selling and buying. This new adventure will just add to the creativity you share with us all.

Have a super great day.

Darlene said...

Wonderful and exciting news for you, hubby & Mac! I'm thrilled for you! I can't wait to see more of the new house - especially with your fabulous decorating skills.

AnnieO said...

Outstanding! How wonderful to have found just the right place for your next adventure. Can't wait to see your new place and all you do to it.

Jane said...

I can't wait to hear all about your new adventure!!!!! Your "new" house looks amazing!!!!!!!!! Good luck with the packing and purging.......

MoeWest said...

How exciting! As a child, I used to spend my summers at my grandparent's home in Truro. My husband and I lived in Dartmouth for 20 years also, before moving west. Your new home is in such a beautiful location! I look forward to hearing all about the changes you make and seeing your pictures.

Bertie said...

Good luck with your beautiful new home, you are so lucky to find such a gem and hope you will give us a virtual tour of your new home in due course :) I am sure you will decorate your home do die for.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, Kaaren,
I am so excited for you. I remember in the past how you had found some homes you liked but it did not work. This seems perfect especially the way your house sold so quickly. Can't wait to see pictures of the view you will have and of course how you will decorate it. Congrats.

Sinta Renee said...

Wow, that is so exciting! Congratulations on your new home and the new adventure. What a beautiful place- you are going to love it!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh congrats on the new house, but I dont' envy you on the moving work! What a beautiful place it looks like that you are moving to!

Sandy said...

Just catching up on blog reading. What a marvelous "new" house for you! It was meant to be since everything fell into place so quickly...enjoy, enjoy and I look forward to your before and afters!

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

I am so envious of your new home and location. To think you sold your other home so fast is a miracle these days. Much luck in your lovely old home.

Sandi said...

Oh, Karen, the house and it's original owner make me think of the original movie of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". Have you seen the movie? It starred Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney and it's wonderful! You are so lucky to be making this move. Enjoy!!!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Your new house looks beautiful and it's setting sounds even better. I look forward to lots of before and after photographs as you make this house your home.I don't, however, envy you the job of packing up to move, it's a job I hope not to have to repeat for a long time!

Carole said...

Goodness! What a lovely house! Of course, I have a soft spot of older homes. I cannot wait to see what you do with it! Oh my, I'm so excited for you! Cheers!

Jantine said...

Somehow I missed my Monday-Thursday map in Google reader for weeks... And your blog too. I plan to read it twice a week ;-(. This new house looks exciting and like a dream come true! Enjoy the whole process of packing and unpacking!!! I love to see what you are doing so keep us posted!

stampmeup said...

What a lovely new house! May God bless your new home with happiness and wonderful new memories! Good luck with the move.

black bear cabin said...

Okay, so im a little behind and catching up, but your new home is absolutely stunning!!! i cant wait to see photos of the inside, the view, and all the goodies surrounding it! What a wonderful new adventure for you and the family! Mac will LOVE it, im sure :)