Saturday, June 27, 2015

It's Another Beautiful Day

It was three years ago, on June 23, 2012, that we moved into the house that we bought June 14. Three years ago, with the help of our son and DIL who now live in Austin, Texas, we moved in just as Tropical Storm Debby hit.

The day we closed on the house, it looked like this.

Today, it looks like this. Definitely more settled-looking with landscaping that makes a difference. I love that we can plant annuals... and that they bloom for six month or more!

A few days ago, when a storm was brewing toward the east (behind the house) and the evening sun was shining - it was about 7 pm - I took these photos. Amazing light!

My favorite palm in our yard is this Bismarck Palm. It's a different variety of palm than most people choose for their yards, and it's getting big. I measured the width of one of those fronds, from tip to tip. It's 58"! Big, and impressive! Love it right outside my sewing room window. 

And speaking of sewing room, here's a before and after of that space.

Now this is an "honest" sewing room! No less that four projects are in the works here. At least by making the space my own, it's now colorful! You might understand why I've opted to keep all white walls (except for one) in this house. White is a great canvas for the bright colors I've come to adore.

Happy anniversary - three years in The Villages - to us! Linda

16 comments:

Rene' said...

Happy anniversary Linda! Time sure does fly! Glad you're in the Sunshine State.

tink's mom said...

Amazing what a difference 3 years can make. Congrats.

PaulaB quilts said...

Congratulations on three happy and productive years in that lovely home. Your workroom has so much great worktop surface and apparently room for more fabric! May God bless you with many more years there and many quilts.

Karen said...

Can you believe it's been that long? Maybe someday I will come visit 😊.

Debbie said...

What a terrific home - happy for you!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Wow it is already 3 years? I love your landscape, it's one of the things like about Florida, palm trees.
Your scrap vortex looks even better from this angle! Four projects going at the same time means you are a "serious" quilter who loves what she does!

Mayleen said...

Happy Anniversary, you've made it a home! Love the Scrap Vortex blocks on the design wall.

Teresa said...

I remember when you were moving in and all your decorating plans. Enjoyed watching you decorate your new house and love seeing it now as your lovely home. Congratulations and I wish you many happy years together.

Kerry said...

Happy moving house anniversary, 3 years has gone so fast. Love your sewing room, looks very creative!

Paige said...

Love your home including your landscaping and sewing room. I also like your rulers organized on the wall. Are those hung by command strip hangers?

HeathersSewingRoom said...

Happy Anniversary. A lovely home and a fabulous big and light sewing room. What more could a girl want!

KaHolly said...

It was such a good, positive move for you!

Carla said...

Happy Homiversery! Your landscape is so pretty...and so is your sewing room. When i move to a different house I'm thinking of using mostly white walls as well...for the same reasons!

leanne said...

so fabulous that you've been there for three years - hasn't it gone quick !! that means its almost three years (12 July) since I've moved into town after living with the kangaroos !! love the changes that have happened at your place :)

MarchAnn said...

I love your quilt room. And I retired here to On Top Of the World in Ocala June 1st 2012 and love it too. I found quilting and that's really making me happy.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Your house is beautiful. Love seeing the peek into a "real" sewing room. What's taking the place of the scrap vortex now that it's done?

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