Nothing exciting happening with stitching here. Just WIP. I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on Dove Love. I'll make myself work on Emma #2 at least one time period today. I'm distracted from her because I want to grid my fabric for the Book of Ink Circles SAL. I've never gridded before, but as large as that project is, I think it will save my sanity. I also need to decide on a biscornu pattern, colors and fabric for the next TTE exchange. On the last exchange, I was easily inspired by my partner's blog. This time my partner doesn't have a blog, so I'll let my imagination go, and hope she likes it! I'm waiting for my first PIF recipient to say she received her package, and then I'll have a finish to post.
We looked at more houses on Monday. We liked 2 of the 4, which gave us 3 on our list. 2 are short sales (which means a long time until we find out if we have the house), and 1 is bank-owned (actually an easier process). The problem with the bank-owned property, is that the owners had done an internal remodel, and it wasn't noted in the listing. Because Monday was a holiday in the US, we had to wait until Tuesday for our agent to call the city and see if the work had been done with a permit. It hadn't, and we don't want that headache, so we're back down to 2 on our list. 1 is 50 years old, on a busy street, in the same school zone, decent access to the freeway and could be livable for a while without having to add a 3rd bathroom. The other is in a very quiet cul-de-sac, in a different elementary school zone, farther from the freeway but closer to church, has a half-bath downstairs that would need a shower added almost immediately. In the first, my sewing/beading/general craft area would have to be in a nearly windowless basement. In the second, the "4th bedroom" would become a small den/office/craft space with a lovely front window, but there would only be one living space - the family room would be converted to my mom's suite.
It's a dilemma, and I'm glad I don't have to make the decision myself!