I hinted earlier this week that I had some news to share. It’s the reason I’ve been prepping sewing machines, kitting up projects, cleaning out, and not doing a good job of replying to comments. Did you guess?

I’m heading back to Arizona! Not just for a week or two, for most of the winter! Mr. Wonderful and I will be driving out soon with the puppy dogs and a trailer in tow. We are officially becoming snowbirds. The biggest reason for going is not to avoid the snow (though I certainly won’t miss it!), but rather to spend more time with our kids out there. I can’t wait to see these two!

We will come back to Michigan for Christmas, but then fly back in January. Daughter #2 has been invaluable in helping us and God has greatly blessed us in finding a beautiful second home out there.

This is a dream come true for me. I will miss Friday, my long arm, but I’m looking forward to setting up a new sewing room and getting lots of piecing done. Posting may get a bit sporadic over the next few weeks or so, but never fear, all is good in our new neighborhood! Back to packing.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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25 Responses to Surprise!

  1. Aggie says:

    Hi Katy!
    I love your god bless America quilt! I have a panel and was looking for this pattern to do around my panel do you have the pattern for sale?
    Thanks, Aggie

  2. LoriD@Humblequilts says:

    That is so exciting! Congratulations!!

  3. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Congratulations and enjoy your time.

  4. ChristieB says:

    Congratulations! And, how exciting for you! Enjoy those grandkiddos! HUGS… and stitches

  5. How exciting for you & Mr Wonderful!!! Can’t wait to see pics of the new place. So nice for you to be near your kids & grand kids!!

  6. Vivian B. says:

    Congratulations on your new Snowbird life! What is it about Arizona? I have friends that have vacationed there annually for years. Now my two BFFs and I are planning a “girlfriend trip” there for next year as a (hopefully) post-Covid/60th birthday celebration. What fun to get to set up a new quilting space!

  7. anudge says:

    How exciting. Congratulations. It’s always good to be near family.

  8. I am so happy for you two! Congrats!

  9. 123terri says:

    Love your new snowbird home! Have fun send pics too

  10. Sue B says:

    I’m so excited and jealous at the same time. Congratulations to you, I’m sure you’re going to be so happy being able to spend time with your grands! Enjoy, safe travels

  11. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy! I am beyond thrilled for you. Being by your peeps will be worth every struggle you encounter on this path – the end result! {{Hugs}} I kind of suspected and thought you were giving up Michigan for good. I look forward to hearing about your adventures and fun. ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. abydolinger says:

    Best wishes and Godspeed on your seasonal move!

  13. Paula says:

    Congratulations and welcome! It’s still a bit warm here, but the temps are predicted to fall a bit for next week. You’ll love wintering in Arizona.

  14. lois92346 says:

    That’s wonderful, exciting news! So happy for you and Mr. Wonderful.

  15. Diane says:

    Wonderful! Very happy for you.

  16. Quiltmouse says:

    Exciting. Ore time with the grands (& parents) -Priceless!

  17. Jan Horn says:

    How exciting. I know how much we enjoyed heading south for the winter. Take care and stay safe.

  18. Sandi says:

    I’m so happy for you guys!! It’s is an exciting time. Hugs,

  19. Zenia Rene says:

    Praise God! What a blessing! So happy for you my friend!

  20. Darlynn Venne says:

    What wonderful news for you and your family! Enjoy and congratulations~~~

  21. Val W says:

    How exciting for you and your family. You will definitely not miss our winters!

  22. Yvonne says:

    Wow, that is good news for you. So happy for you, enjoy your time in Arizona!

  23. Mary says:

    Exciting, happy times!

  24. Kathy D. says:

    Congratulations, Katy! How wonderful it’ll be for you to spend time with your Arizona family. You’ll certainly be missed in Michigan, though!

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