Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Moving along

I've made good progress with my IsaV Marquior - only four blocks to go with the fourth section.  Since I had to move the entire piece on the hoop, I took a quick photo of IsaV in all her glory.  I wish I could take better photos, each letter is highlighted with gold silk and you can't even see it.  :-)

Thanks for all your warm words regarding the loss of my niece and sister-in-law.  It's been tough but time heals all. 

Late last week I received my first home owners tax bill for the year.  It went DOWN 60%!  They taxed me on the purchase price which was way lower than the appraised price (I bought a short sale).  I have a surplus in my escrow account of over $3,000.  By law the bank can't keep it so I'll be getting a check in the mail soon.  I've spent the money a thousand different ways already.  But tops on my list is a new hot water heater, duct cleaning, a new TV and cabinet and some new agility equipment.  My monthly escrow should also be going down a couple of hundred a month so I'll be able to afford agility again!  I'm so happy.  :-)  And so will the pugs and Isibeal.  :-)


The Inspired Stitcher said...

It's amazing how things have a way of working out for the better sometimes. I'm glad this winfall will help you do some needed things and some fun things too. The sampler is coming along nicely too!

Hazel said...

I can see the gold! Looks lovely. S sorry to hear of the loss of two members of your family.xx

Alice said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I am behind on my blog reading. I too can see some gold. What a beautiful piece this is. So glad to hear you have a bit of money to keep making your house your home.

Krista said...

Margie, I am so sorry for your loss, I did not read your other post until now. Your WIP sampler is gorgeous. I love the threads you are using and I can see the gold too! :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Margie ~
Congrats on your windfall. Taxes going down ~ no matter what the circumstance ~ is almost unheard of!
Hugs :)

mdgtjulie said...

I can sort of see your gold outlines in the close up, Margie. That's a huge piece, and you're so close to finishing it. I would be drooling for a finish at that point!! Great news about the taxes. I could spend the money a hundred different ways too. Better a surplus than a shortfall!!!

Susan said...

I am so behind on my blog reading! I am so sorry to read of your family's losses.

Love the WIP. That's a pattern I haven't seen before. I just love it when money gets "found". It sounds like you have some fun plans in ther with the practicle stuff.

Sherry :o) said...

Your birds are stunning! And your new WIP pulled out is really beautiful.

Sorry about your recent losses. It is never, ever easy. My thoughts are with you!

Congrats on the unexpected $$.

Michelle said...

Your piece is looking so pretty! I just love the colors of thread and linen you're using. Beautiful!