Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Emerging Excitement

Good morning from the Freeman House dining room, where the sun has finally decided to show herself. It's been gray and cold here since I've come home, and I'm thrilled to see the old girl slip her golden morning magic through the cracks and windows. Where have you been, dear? We've missed you.

The dining room is doubling as an indoor potting shed today. It's too cold to be out but seeds won't usually jump in dirt and sprout themselves. Soil and spades and seeds on the floor and table? Oh my. My Mother would strongly disapprove. If you'd told me that one day I'd have a rambling old house to scatter organic soil in as I pleased, I would have been incredulous. And horrified. But mostly incredulous. I love this old place.

Along that line, some exciting things happened here yesterday. BIG THINGS. Lovely, lovely, happy things. Let's just say that Freeman House is expanding. In square footage and online! Remember the new blog/website I mentioned? I hope you'll love it as much as I do. And can you say Freeman House Cottage? (Excuse me while I do a little dance.) We're making room for guests and gardens. Think homemade cookies and lavender lemonade. Country sky star gazing. Porch-side knitting classes. Line-dried, quilt-covered beds. Herb gardens. A library. Fences threaded with tangles of roses. Old bicycles and creek-side trails.

Yep. You love it. Almost as much as I do. It's thrilling around here, I'm telling you. Even the sun's emerged to check it out....

19 comments:

Pamela said...

Congratulations! I have been admiring your blog for somethyme now. Oh, how I envy you, living in an older home w/ all the mishaps. I am a GARDENER at heart also. I have my own quaint, little shop & potting shed to plunder in. Your blog is a breath of fresh air to me & such inspiration, you know we all need that boost from thyme to thyme. Have you opened your new blog/website yet? I would love to visit. Have a Wonderful Wednesday, Pamela from Beehind Thyme

sister sheri said...

You really know how to build our anticipation! Looking forward to living vicariously at Freeman House Cottage!

Jenny said...

Congratulations! How thrilling online and off!

I'm proud of you.

ajinman said...

How exciting for you - and for us for that matter. You deserve it. Good luck and may the Lord bless all the projects that are going on at Freeman House.

Kathleen Grace said...

I hope you are going to satisfy our curiosity soon, I can't stand the anticipation. Sounds idyllic and wonderful!

betty r said...

Congratulations Brin! Oh my, I love the sound of that..Freeman House Cottage, I'll do a little dance with you!
Waiting eagerly for more news..
Blessings!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Yippie!! I have always thought that your Freeman House would make a great B&B and you a lovely host! I can't wait to hear and see more about the cottage news and blog, how exciting!!

scj said...

How I adore the sound of lavender lemonade and porch-side knitting and line-dried patchwork quilts!!! I want to come now. How much longer do we have to wait!!!
Have a fun rest of the week.

Sheila

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Waiting in anticipation...for Spring, for sunshine, and for the roll out of Freeman House Cottage. Can't wait!

Brambleberry said...

This does sound wonderful!! Can't wait to hear more. Best wishes on this new adventure!

Minnesota Kathi :) said...

Your plans sound wonderful and exciting! I can't wait for your new adventures. By the way, your paperwhites are beautiful :).

The Dukes Family said...

Just love reading your blog, and after your description, I'd like to be on my way to Freeman House Cottage right now! Can't wait to hear more.

Harvest Moon Cottage said...

Ok,OK,okay!
I am going to follow my dream!MY DREAM!Two years ago my husband and I built the home we are in now.We lived here one month and my Mom became ill with two kinds of cancer and heart failure.I gave up my store to take care of her.No one can believe she has lived this long, even the doctors don't get it.I became so devoted in keeping her alive I lost me.There is a town in Calif. called lake Arrowhead.My grandparents would spend summers there in the 1930's in an old cabin with freshly washed quilts on the beds and freshly sundried french linen sheets.Lake Arrowhead has old cottages and cabins for sale.I told my husband my dream was to move there and find an old place and name it Harvest Moon Cottage.I can't wait anymore.Days are passing and I need to live my life. I have seen so much illness the past two years its like I need to feel the sun and all the joy it brings.So, in the next month we are putting this place up for sale and we are moving the 3 hrs away to Lake Arrowhead.I need to nourish my soul.I need to feel better.I need to go after my dream.So, because of you and the forfillment you feel, it gave me the push I needed to get my butt going.I mean heck, dreams don't come and get us, we have to follow them!
Thanks Brin!
Geneen from Calif
P.S-my husband says THANK YOU.He says this is the happiest he has seen me in a long while!

April C said...

If you're opening a BnB, DH and I will be first in line to be guests! I would love to snuggle under an old quilt beside the fire and sip hot cocoa with you...sip lavendar lemonade (this sounds divine!!) and bird watch in the garden! The anticipation of all the exciting things to come is just too much!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

This all sounds very intriguing... How long must we wait? ;>

I had to follow your link back to refresh my memory...do you know what I remembered? The sound of sleet hitting the window when you were so ill. You must've described it somewhere because that's what came to me. Weird head I have lately.

Adrienne said...

Can't wait to see the changes. Thanks for reminding us that Spring is just around the corner. ~Adrienne~

Amber said...

Brin -

You know who to call when the painting and any other work needs to be done to get going. I 'll be there to help in a hurry!!!

Take care and I am VERY Happy for you!!

Amber

Julie said...

Okay, does this mean that you're opening a Bed and Breakfast?!?!?!

I've thought so often, as I read through your blog posts, what a wonderful innkeeper you would be!
And your home is just perfect for a Bed and Breakfast!

You must let us know, soon!

Many Blessings,
Julie

Lallee said...

Now Brin, you can't leave us hanging! I am full of anticipation and guessing. I know it will be something grand.