December 9, 2021

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There wasn’t much stitching happening last night.
All of the emotions of the past many many months were rolling off of my shoulders, and my burden became much lighter.
I’m a worrywart.   Always have been, always working on it.
And 99% of the time when the situation is resolved or past, most of that worrying was really a waste of time.  Do you find that to be true too?

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Ivy’s like “I told you so!”
I’ve been carrying around a huge knot in my stomach the size of a boulder.  The kind of anxiety that makes deep breathing hard.
But as of 3pm yesterday afternoon I was deep breathing with a sign of relief that could be heard all across these mountains.
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The Wallburg house is no longer ours.
It now becomes someone else’s permanent address.
Dear Wallburg House -⁣
You were good to us for the better part of fourteen years.
I know you will continue to be a place where happy memories are made with your new family.
I will remember the good, the bad, the⁣ ugly, the hard as well as the fun – and all of the growth that happened through the love that lived here.
Oh, and we got all the way into closing before we were asked if we knew that there were still dishes in the dishwasher.
I hope that they were clean. LOL!
It’s a weird feeling knowing that I won’t be walking through that front door anymore. But it feels so very right, and now we can concentrate on fully being Virginians.
How does one celebrate a house closing?

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By cleaning out all the dead bugs and webs from the overhead light fixtures both here at the QPO Studio, and in the Quilting Quarters at Quiltville Inn next door.
It had been 2 years since installing these fixtures and it needed to happen.
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This is happening next –
I know it is a holiday week.  But sometimes projects take several days of vacation time to get them done.
The trailer is full of blow-in insulation to add to the attic space at Quiltville Inn in hopes of keeping heating bills a bit lower all the way around.
Since there are no retreaters this week – it’s the perfect time to do it.
It was 24 degrees when I awoke this morning.  it is DEFINITELY time to do it.
Today everything will get moved into place, and tomorrow morning when son Jeff arrives for Thanksgiving, they will get this blown in before celebrating with turkey dinner.
And no – for the first time in I don’t know how long I am not cooking.
Our little Corner Market Café is serving up Turkey dinners, and I’m calling it easy this year since it is just going to be the 3 of us.  I may make pie.  Or maybe not.
For the first time in a long long long time I don’t want to do anything more than just BE.  Does that make sense to anyone?
I truly wouldn’t care if my Thanksgiving dinner was a doctored up frozen pizza at this point. If I can just catch my breath this year, maybe next year I’ll feel like doing a production meal – but only because I’ll want to, not because I have to or it is expected of me.

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I puttered around at more of this in between everything else yesterday.
There may be more of this happening through the weekend.
Questions have come in asking when to come looking for the post on Black Friday 11/26/21.
Clues will post by 9am Eastern time.  It may be earlier.  But it is safe to say that 9am is as good a time as any.
Don’t set your alarm.  It will be there when you wake up. 
And I’ll have more to tell you about some things on Friday morning within that post.
We’re going to have a great time.
It’s a mystery.  Just go with it.
And if you are feeling that knot taking up space under your ribs keeping you from breathing deeply, remember that 99% of the things we worry about turn out to be no problem at all.
Exhale.  And drop your shoulders just a bit further away from your ears.
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After all….Stressed is DESSERTS spelled backwards.
It’s nothing that a little pie can’t fix.
Now give me a smile.  It’s all going to be okay.
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I have placed the printable PDF pattern for Pine Tree Point at 25% off – only $9.00 in the digital pattern section of the Quiltville Store. Sale price good through 11/24/21 when it will return to full price at $12.00. No coupon code required.
It’s time to pull out those languishing holiday fabrics and sew yourself into the holiday spirit!
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I made the runner in blue, too!  Good for having out all winter long!
Sale ends tomorrow: THANKGIVING MORNING – so don’t miss it!
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And while you are at it – don’t forget to enter the November ’21 Quilty Box Gift-Away!  
It’s full of fantastic goodies you are going to want to get your hands on.  Enter to win On That Post. Drawing to happen Saturday 11/27/21.
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Quiltville Quote of the Day –

Before speaking (or commenting) hold your tongue and ask yourself if your words are coming as a sharp rebuttal or from a place of love and attempted understanding.
That is all.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, folks!
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