Homesick for my cottage

My corner of the world in my little sewing studio
Another view of the studio (also known as the tiny former bedroom)

Our living room and dining room combination…now called the great room (:

Other end of the living room

Guest bedroom where so many of my patterns are photographed

Oh, I am ready to cry this morning. My husband just sent me pictures from home, and all of a sudden so much emotion came up! This is our little cottage that we bought when we were first married. It was a real mess when we bought it, and our friends all thought we were nuts. But to us, it was a diamond in disguise. We worked and worked to get it to what you see now. In a few weeks we will put it on the market and someone else will hopefully buy it, all 1300 square feet of it.

Transition is always hard. I hate it! Even when it all makes sense and I know in the long run we will have the room we don’t have now. It’s just so hard to leave what we’ve created. I keep telling myself that these pictures are without the clutter that was accumulating around us. These are the pictures of a house ready to sell. No stacks of books on the desk, no paperwork all over the top of sewing counters, and no kitties in the living room. But still, I will miss it. So many memories and so many fun times.

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  • from little acorns - Oh Anne. . . your cottage is so lovely! But, remember that what made it that way is all that you & your husband put into it . . . it’s they way it reflects who you are. . . & that you get to take with you! It’s so special because you are.
    I know that you will have a ball buying things for & decorating your new home (& be without the clutter!) ! :-)
    xo,
    – BrenReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - I was surprised to read you were selling this darling little house. I remember the pictures from magazine a couple of years ago. To cute. I’d be crying too.ReplyCancel

  • Happy Zombie - Oh so cute. It’s perfect for ME! I’m guessing you’ve moved. Will you do your home in the same style?

    I love yellow walls and recently repainted my little (butter yellow) office/studio a faint pink and am going back to the yellow. EVERYTHING and EVERY season goes with yellow!ReplyCancel

  • gloria g. - Oh Anne, how darling! But your new spacious place, will grow to look just like you too. Once when we moved, my husband cried as he looked back at all the strawberries I had stenciled in our home. He said he would miss them. But like you, I redid the next place, and made it our little home. You will have lot’s of memories, and great pictures! You can’t be in two places at once! And now you know where you actually want everything! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures! Happy piecing on your new spring project!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Wow Anne…what an adorable house! Wish I could buy it myself. FOR myself…
    You are so talented–I hope you share lots of pics of your new house–it’ll be amazing as well, even if it’s different.ReplyCancel

  • Vintage Wine - Hi,
    I just found the way to your blog & your website and I’m falling in love with everything that I see :-)
    It’s a sad feeling when you’re reaching the end of a chapter but even though it’s very cliche to say so, it’s also a beginning of a new chapter!
    It’s the owners and inhabitants of a house that makes it a home…
    Best wishes,
    ElisabethReplyCancel

  • Vintage Collage & Quilts - What a darling cottage! I would miss it too. However, lots more space is just too good to pass up. I’m sure your new home will be just as special.ReplyCancel

  • Daisy Cottage - Anne, your cottage is precious! I know how hard it is to walk away from a labor of love and memories ~ felt that way about our last home of 14 years, BUT as soon as you turn your new home into somethig just as charming and sweet, you will fall in love with it and make new memories. ((hugs))
    xo,
    KimReplyCancel

  • Happy Zombie - Anne… I was so struck by the comment you left on my blog about the paint color choices you had been thinking of! As I said I had yellow (“Whisper Yellow” was the actually name) wall in my office (the same yellow as in my kitchen and bathroom).

    Before I painted it pink (“French White” as it’s called), I toyed with aqua. I bought a gallon and did a test spot and it was just too dark for the room. I have one window in my stuffice (studio/office) and it’s a good size window… but it faces north. Anyhoo… I went with the pink. It looks pretty and it’s bright and happy… but for some reason it just isn’t working and I don’t know why. I have a lot of red goodies and toys, and maybe it’s starting to look like a perpetual Valentine’s Day in here. Yup… I think that’s it now that I’ve typed it!

    Blah, blah, blah… I’m now rethinking of giving aqua another shot… but a much, much, much lighter shade. Plus I just bought more white wall cabinets so that should give even more “light” to the room. A friend of mine just built a beautiful new studio and painted it aqua and it’s like being in sunny skies of sunny days. Something that I need here on the coast!

    I can’t wait to see what you do and hope you show us gobs of photos! I’m still drooling over your photos!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy - What a livingroom . It is fabulous !!ReplyCancel