Sunday, October 11, 2009

If It's Meant To Be.........It Will Be.........

My blog has not been very quilt related in quite some time. There is a good reason for this.... I haven't been quilting much lately! Life is a journey, and it's been quite the trip the past several months.

When we first decided to purchase a place in western Colorado, never in our wildest dreams did we imagine we would end up with a piece of property directly across the road from the Colorado National Monument. We were happy with our little 1905 built home on the edge of downtown, but you see, I have this thing for the red rocks.

A friend told us about a piece of property for sale, which piqued our interest. Directly across from the Colorado National Monument, 2 1/2 acres, views, house, outbuildings. OUTBUILDINGS, you say? This caught my attention! As much as we were interested, we thought it was too much of a long shot to even attempt this property! We would have to sell our existing home to purchase this, and the way the economy is, the chances were slim to none that it would happen. We decided we HAD to go for this, so put our house on the market. After three months on the market it sold, and amazingly, our dream property was still on the market!

We closed on the property last Thursday, and have been getting settled in since. The views are spectacular......

A lawn tractor left in the shed was a bonus............. but there is some work to be done on the property. I'll be working on getting the one outbuilding turned into a studio, but check out this space...........




I know it's a mess now, but it has POTENTIAL!!!! I can't wait to get busy creating here!


Of course, with the good comes the bad. The house is livable, but needs some work.The pet odor was too much to take, so we pulled carpet out. This is what's left. Let the work begin!

But, with views like this, the work will be worth it!

It was meant to be................

5 comments:

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

WOWZA! Those views are phenomenal! I would say the land and views are well worth the sweat that will go into fixing up the house and studio. I have never seen that area of the country, but just the hints on your blog make me want to take a road trip.

Anonymous said...

I have lived in redrock country for many years and understand your love for it. You have so much to do, but the possibilities are endless. It will be fun to watch the process. More from DC soon.
Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Linda Knox

roxanestoner said...

Welcome Home Nancy and Warren! You belong there. Love to you both.

Deb H said...

WOW Nancy, That's wonderful! The space & the place are amazing! I'm sure it will all be beautiful with your artist's hand in it. I will enjoy seeing your progress. I bet you get done with your place before we do with ours!

Jackie said...

Wow! I'd love to see more of your glorious property! How wonderful it must be to wake up to that view each and every morning!

And your new studio? What a fantastic place it's going to be. The space is wonderful!

Congratulations!