Bee's Hive

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Just a few words on my new machine

I am not a computer person. I was afraid of this machine from the beginning. Today I decided to sit down and try to use it. I hate that it "thinks" for me. I hate the up down needle thingy. It's always in the wrong position. There are too many controls, buttons and the beeping is driving me crazy.

Stay tuned...I'm hoping this old lady who is set in her ways can adjust.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

First flower bloomed

I have to share this beauty with you. The first flower bloomed today and it's a beauty!

The others are getting ready to open

It's hard to believe that something this beautiful can bloom inside with all the snow and cold outside!

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's out of the box

I've never been afraid of a machine before but this time I am. I know this machine can beat me up and I won't be able to fix it so I think that thought has put fear into me.  Today I decided it was time to get it out of the box and start reading about it. I thought the details were red but only the name is red, the rest is nightmare pink. I'll just have to live it.

Maybe I can find enough fabric and thread to make something this weekend, since it's going to SNOW again!

Today the flower looks like this. I feel like I'm the Mom waiting for the birth of her flower!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Not much progress

Every weekend since mid December it has either snowed, iced or rained. Progress in moving in is pretty much at a stand sill right now. The wall of boxes have been opened and things staying in the apt. have been removed. The rest of the boxes have to go to storage when the snow stops. There are so many things missing. That tells us that we'll find them in one of the storage units.

With a lot of shifting around I was able to get the dining table set up but we don't have any of the chairs. I needed to have space to do some sewing. I still haven't opened the new machine yet. I hope this weekend my son can hook up the DVD player so I can watch the directions on using the machine.

For now I'll leave you with something pretty. Among all the mess my Amaryllis decided to grow and bloom.

They are all different sizes. One has no leaves but 2 blooms and one grew over 3 feet tall! I can't wait for them to open.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Just a quick note...

This has not been fun. We moved on Christmas Day, well sort of. We still have one load to pick up from the garage and take to storage. I feel like a hoarder! The furniture is lost under boxes that reach over our heads. I don't even know where to begin. I have one pile of 10 boxes for goodwill and one pile that will have to go to storage...when the weather clears up that is. Never try moving a 3 story house with a basement, garage and potting shed into a small condo!  We had to rent 2 storage spaces but as soon as the sun shines and the temp is over of those spaces is going to be empty pretty fast!

As I opened boxes I decided I have the memories of all the large family dinners so why do I drag all the fancy glass ware around for years when there is only the 2 of us left? Linens, table cloths, and at least 3 dozen new towels. It will take years to use them. I am beginning to regret buying food by the case when it's on sale. When I am finished giving away all this stuff I want to be left with my sewing machines and sewing items...that take's up a full room by themselves, a room I don't have. I might store some dolls and houses for a while until I feel okay with letting them go but all the rest of this life time of stuff must go!

I saw my new machine behind a mountain of boxes. I haven't even opened it yet and it could be weeks until I clear that area of the living room. I'm sort of bummed out with this move. I just don't know where to begin or if I'll ever get through it all. So my posts might be spaced out for a while. I'll be back from time to time and I hope each time I post I can report some good progress!

This is the space I have to work with...wish me luck!