Greetings assorted fillies, steers and armadillos! Guess what? I have some news! Very exciting news! Want a hint? OK. Here’s a hint.

Any guesses? Any guesses?

Mr. Bug, Lucy the bear and I are moving to TEXAS!! At least, that’s the plan. We found out last week that Dan’s position is being transferred to the Dallas/Fort Worth area (actually, Denton, for anyone familiar!) He was offered a chance to tag along, and we decided to go for it. Folks, it’s CRAZY!! Last week at this time I was likely reading my Kindle thinking that I should get some sewing done. And here we are a short week later, having already met with a couple of realtors and instead of wasting my time re-reading another young adult paranormal mystery/romance, I’m industriously photoshopping a pink cowboy hat on my dog. You never know when life is going to throw you a curveball, do you?

So what does this mean to you? Well… we are likely going to sell our house. I expect one of you to buy it. If that doesn’t pan out, you will at least be subjected to a few more Stage My House type blog posts than one would normally expect to find on a blog dedicated to garment sewing and the obsessive acquisition of colored tights and cashmere. Other than that, we’ll just bumble along as we’ve been doing. Lord willin’ and the crik don’t rise, we’ll be nicely settled in Texas by June 1st. I understand that’s TOTALLY still the cold season down there.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the giant distance between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dallas, Texas, I photoshopped this nice map with a helpful comparison of the UK placed on top of the western US…

So there’s our exciting news! I have an entire houseful of white trim to repaint over the next few weeks. And cushions to make, pillows to sew, cabinets to wash, clothes to stow away, basset hounds to trap in cardboard moving boxes… it’s going to be a busy spring!

OH! That reminds me… if any of you actually live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, let me know! I am in dire need of a lowdown on the location of fabric stores. There ARE fabric stores, right? And we are going to have to decide where to live! First scouting trip is less than two weeks away!

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