Sunday, March 20, 2016


So it's been exactly a week since we've officially moved in.  While life feels unsettled and unorganized, it's been mostly good.  It's super quiet out here.  I didn't really realize exactly how much background noise there was at the other house.  I was right off a main street so there were lots of cars, sirens, the TRAIN! and there's a little park across the street.  I didn't know how much I was blocking out till I didn't need to.

There hasn't been much time for knitting.  I feel that I should be unpacking or cleaning or painting before I do fun stuff.  But, mornings I let myself knit for about a half an hour.  This sock is coming along nicely.  I'm sort of following the Bickersstraat pattern except not doing the purl rows in between the eyelet rows.  This yarn is so super soft and I am loving the speckles!

 This morning I got up nice and early and my room was literally glowing with the sunrise.  It was so gorgeous!!!
 So I have a little progress I can share.  I have one corner of the sewing room kind of put together.  I say kind of because the shelf on the left is mostly empty still.  I used to have fabric on it at the other house and I may still do that here.  Although.....I started thinking how nice would it be to have both closets fully shelved and fabric in there???  That way I can close the doors and shut out the visual noise.

Instead I could put books on there and my scrapbooks?  Then I can get rid of one of the bookshelves in the spare room and make room to put the dresser in there.  Hmmmm.

Here's the view looking in from the open door.  I am thinking my sewing table will go there and maybe have the design wall next to it.  You can see it's still kind of a mess.  And the boxes with fabric all in the closets :) 

So here's the living room coming from the hallway.  On the left there you can see the bathroom sink :)  Doesn't everyone have one of those in the living room??? ha!  I haven't put up curtains yet.  I am seriously loving all the light.  I haven't put up pictures or art yet.  I'm getting a feel for where I might want them to go.

So, this is the bathroom cabinet/vanity.  See the wood color on the inside?  That is the color that the whole thing used to be.  But I decided I wanted white.  Well, the color is actually called "polar bear".  It was worn and dingy looking and I'm trying to save a little moolah since the whole re-do the bathroom thing was a surprise!  I really like it though.  I'm going to put a 'satin nickel' pull on the front of the door and the drawers I might do this green glass I found.  Unless it looks weird to have different colors then I'll find silver pulls.

 It's funny how quickly we've gotten used to living here.  I really loved the house I was renting.  As crazy as it sounds it was like a friend to me.  It saw me through a really, really hard time.  But, like I mentioned before, God knew I was ready for something new way before I did!  So I thought it would be hard to leave, but turns out it hasn't been.  I'm thankful I lived there, and glad I still do for the rest of the month so I have somewhere to shower!

Oh!  I almost forgot!!! The shower.  So much progress has been made but it's not quite done yet.  Karla's husband Aaron has been working on it and it looks amazing!  I am very blessed that he offered to help.  I wasn't sure about the large tile at first - it's 12' x 24'.  But, I really do like it.  It's bold and I think it makes the shower area look bigger.

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