21 Days...

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I just finished that pretty cork Slimline Wallet above tonight... that means I have just 2 custom orders left on my list!

  • Cork NCW (Necessary Clutch Wallet)
  • Chapstick lanyard

And that's it! Absolutely everything has been crossed off of my sewing list! Which means I'm going to pack up my sewing area for probably a solid 6 weeks. *sigh* However, I need the break desperately and I think that I'll come back nice & refreshed with ideas & inspiration bursting at the seams for the fall & holiday season! I plan to open up with new RTS items, new custom posts, new lower pricing! Good things!!

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We are now at just 21 days until we move and it seems like every day there is more to do! Off of the top of my head we need to get the following crossed off my list sooner than later!

  1. Sell our gas lawnmower. We're going to buy a manual push mower next year.
  2. Sell 2 daybeds. One in white, one in black.
  3. Sell 2 more bookshelves. 2 are being picked up soon!
  4. Sell coffee table. Maybe 2.
  5. Sell dresser. Maybe 2.
  6. Get downtown to hand in forms changing over our info from Ontario to Nova Scotia with the gvmt.
  7. Pick up glasses.
  8. Fill prescriptions.
  9. Dr's appt for Dh and child #2.
  10. Order girls new beds & arrange for delivery in NS.
  11. Order immediate needs from WalMart to be delivered to Nova Scotia so when we arrive we at least have the "basics" until the truck arrives with all of our worldly belongings.
  12. Change address with life insurance company/bank/credit card company etc...
  13. Try to sell off as much as my RTS items (ready to ship) as I can!
  14. Hopefully find new Dr in NS. I have a friend helping me with everything that needs done over there, which has been a Godsend, truly.
  15. Continue packing/tossing/donating.
  16. Pack up entire sewing area.
  17. Order cat carrier.
  18. Meet up with woman who is going to bring our cat to Cape Breton with her via Air Canada! (So grateful to her for doing this for us!)
  19. Figure out what to pack as checked luggage on the train.
  20. Plan menu for the train. Child #2 & I have food allergies so need to pack food for the 2 days on the train. We also want to pack snacks for everyone, etc... when we board the Ocean Train we're in VIP+ so we'll have the dining car, etc... however, only 3 of 5 of us can eat on the train. So, we need to figure this out!
  21. Buy a bin and packing peanuts (or something?) so I can carefully pack my grandpa's model ship. It's huge and *NOTHING* can happen to it, it's irreplaceable. Suggestions perhaps?
  22. Send everyone our new address. I ordered new address labels tonight which will make it easier as I'll share some of the labels & send some to our homestay girls in Japan as well. We still keep in touch with all 3 of them, so I want them to have our new address.
  23. Change our address with Canada Post for "Mail Forward".
  24. Cancel home security system with Rogers.
  25. Haircuts for myself and the kids.
  26. Purchase organic "calming" cat 'treats' for the plane trip.
  27. Arrange cat pick up time with my mom for the day before we leave. My poor girl, she's going to be so stressed, I really hope she does ok! I feel so guilty... but I'm so glad we're able to get her to our new home with us!
  28. Get to the bank to grab some cash for our trip.
  29. Slow WAY down on grocery shopping. Meals are going to be quite interesting from here on in but we need to try to eat what's in our deep freezer before we leave! Anything left I'll give to Dallas to take with him.
  30. Write "budget" for September - it's going to be a "rough estimate" budget, but at least then I have some idea of what I'm working with. There are different variables bouncing around obviously, so it's a huge mess right now to be quite honest. But come September, I need to get on track and watch our budget carefully!

And that's all I can think of off the top of my head... no wonder I haven't been sleeping well! I am so overloaded right now, everything is quite overwhelming and stressful. I'm trying to "chill out", but chilling out really isn't me unfortunately. So I'll keep ticking things off of my list until they're all done and I can breathe a HUGE sigh of relief!

On that note I'm off... thanks for peeking in! Enjoy your evening!


Some days are hard...

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Like today...

Moving 2200 km away from my family and friends is really hard. Especially today.

When my sister comes over to bring me boxes and sits on the couch and sighs, it breaks my heart.

When Maria asks me if "anyone will come visit us at Christmas this year", and I have to tell her "probably not", it breaks my heart.

I hope we're doing the right thing, I keep telling myself that if it doesn't work out, we can always come back. But that doesn't seem to make things any easier...

Not today.


W.I.P Wednesday...

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There is so much going on here that's "in progress" in relating to our upcoming move, but not a lot of sewing projects "in progress" for my "Work in Progress" Wednesday post!

I did complete this ruffled wristlet today which is a custom order. I'm finding that my sewing projects right now are taking me at least twice as long as they normally would as there's just so much that needs done and my time is very limited at the present time. I find that frustrating, but I figure it is what it is.

I've officially closed my customs until September 1st which gives us 3 weeks to 'get settled' after our move, which should *hopefully* be enough time. I've never moved across the country before, so usually we move and because I hate to "live out of boxes" and honestly refuse to, usually we have the entire house set up in a mere matter of days. However, this time we are starting out with very little. We won't have any furniture, we'll have to wait for our truck shipment of what we are bringing (beds, clothing, tv, kids stuff, my sewing desk & stuff, etc...) It's definitely going to be a fresh start for us and we'll need to purchase a lot of new items.

Anyways, I'm off track... here's what's left on my sewing list before I pack up:

  • On the Go wristlet
  • Perfect Essential Oil Pouch x2
  • Pull fabrics for another Perfect Essential Oil Pouch
  • NCW - Necessary Clutch Wallet in a gorgeous teal cork
  • Cork Slimline Wallet & matching Perfect Essential Oil Pouch

And that's it! Once this stuff is finished and onto its new owners, I'm done until we're in the new house and I'm set up once again! I'm going to leave out a pouch of my hand stitching I think though and work on that when I get the itch (or free time) to work on my sewing. I figure English Paper Piecing is the perfect on the go sewing projects, so that'll be my sanity saver till I can sew again!

My plan is to have absolutely everything crossed off of my sewing list by next Friday night. Which will give me 2 1/2 weeks to get everything 100% done around the house. Eek! We need to have the entire house packed from top to bottom by the 6th of August as the movers are either picking up on the 7th or the 8th.

Ok... I can feel the stress creeping up my neck & shoulders again.... *deep breath* I can do this... I can do this... I got this! I'll just continue to repeat until I believe it... lol!

I'm off for the night... I have any busy day tomorrow and have to be up at the crack of dawn again. I should probably try to get some sleep tonight. I shall return tomorrow!

Have a wonderful evening!