Bee's Hive

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A very Merry Christmas

At last the weather has stopped snowing, icing, fogging... We'll be packing up the truck on Friday and moving Saturday and Sunday.  Until we are all hooked up to Comcast again...Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thought we might do a Christmas Greeting

While trying to find just the right thing to say, I found this.....we all need something amazing to think about sometimes!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Moving Day..

Not too many weekends left in December to make this move. This morning we got up to 4 inches of ICE, the hard crunchy kind of stuff.

We'll be shopping and baking cookie's instead. Next weekend doesn't look so good either. It's already calling for a winter mix. 

I did buy my son a surprise that he won't be expecting this year and I bought myself a computer sewing machine. I'm still on the fence about the machine. It could still find it's way back to the mail. We'll see when I open it if I grow some love for it. Computer's are just not my thing. I've never taken any of my machine's to be serviced because I could take the entire machine apart and service it myself. I know I won't be able to do that with this one. 

This machine has 167 built in stitches, an attachment that allows you to sew in a circle and the full alphabet and numbers.'s trimmed in RED...which is what caught my eye in the first place. Sort of like buying a car, color usually gets my eye without knowing what the car is! 

Time to move out the front door and help with chopping and salting.  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Tree

Since we won't be having a tree this year I'll have to be satisfied looking at the picture of the State Tree at the Capital...paid for by Pennsylvania citizens so I guess I can call it my tree!

The weather is not being nice to us. It snowed 6 inches here, this weekend it's calling for ice on Saturday and more snow the following week and weekend.

We have an entire garage and potting shed to move to a storage and then the house. This isn't going to be an easy move but once moved, I'm going to enjoy the new kitchen with all the counters and counter space!

This may seem like a strange move for us. We'll be living in a fancy brand new condo on the very edge of Lancaster county. It has a gym and a pool. It's not so restricted though, seems like many like the birds and planting flowers since I've seen some feeders and trellis's. This may have been farmland because there is an old barn and silo right out our back door that doesn't seem to have a house to go with it. I'm guessing this developer owns it now. Our condo is in the rear. We picked it for privacy. It overlooks the mountains. This is the 3rd section that is finished and the building continues.

This was not a planned move. I am in trouble with stairs so it became an emergency to move. I'm sort of spoiled from living in Texas where everything was new and on one floor. Here in Lancaster there are way too many houses that are Victorian and should be taken down, not rented. When I was healthy I didn't see it that way. I thought all the old was beautiful. Now of course it will be nice to have gas heat in a well insulated building, new window's, granite kitchen...all the things that make my life much easier. 

If we ever get ourselves settled at where we want to be we will buy a nice one story home. Right now I feel like a carpet bagger, still looking for our slot in life. 

Today I made Christmas Candy. I want to start baking cookies but don't know if I should pack everything up in the kitchen and bake at the new place or if the weather will keep us from moving. I know when we ring in the New Year we'll be somewhat settled in and starting fresh will make sense.  

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Another Fabric pick and moving

This move is getting hard. I'm trying to bake up a holiday and pack at the same time! Now we are having weather issues with ice. My son says we'll never move in winter again!

I picked another rose fabric for my bed quilt. Roses in bunches are not the easiest fabric's to find.

I'd sure like to find another 6 to 8 more that I like so I have choices when I start to cut. I'll most likely have to visit some fabric shops here in Lancaster to find some. Right now there is no time for sewing shopping.

Tomorrow we'll empty the last things in the attic sewing room. It's getting pretty crowded in the living room and garage but bringing everything possible to the first floor is a must. Moving day is exhausting enough without carrying things down two flights of steps. Besides, there are some delicate items I just don't want anyone to move. Those I'll move myself.

Hope everyone is getting their Holiday together and not suffering too much with the bad weather!