I’m back!

Okay – almost a month has gone by.  It’s been crazy busy at our house what with the move and getting things situated, etc.  Things are nowhere near situated but we’re slowly getting there.  We finally have most of our stuff from storage in the house with only a few items left in storage – my son’s bed, a large curio, and my grandma’s old sewing machine.  The sewing machine is a commercial juki and ways a ton since it’s all metal and attached to a table.  It needs at least 4 guys to get it here and that will wait until later this month when I know where I want it.  Once it gets put, it will not be moved after that.

Recently I’ve been unpacking and reuniting with everything we’ve had in storage for the past year.  I’m amazed at all of the stuff we have.  This place is larger than our last house and now we have the fun job of trying to find a home for everything.

In the meantime, I’m unpacking all my craft related items: of course, my quilty stuff that I had with me in Northern CA and the knitting items that I purchased while there.  In addition, I’m reuniting with all my scrapbook stuff, my cross stitch projects, card making tools, etc.  I’m overwhelmed just typing this up.  But what’s nice is that I’m finally taking them out of the bins I’ve been storing them in for awhile – even when we were at our old place.  My current craft room/office is twice as big as  my room at the old house.  So I have my WIPs and UFOs for quilting.  I have the same for scrapbooking, cross stitching, and other crafts I’ve tried over the years.  I’m not sure how I want to tackle them but I don’t want to throw them away and I don’t know when I’ll have the time to get back to them.  They’re not high on the priority list.  They’re not high on my – I really want to do this – list.  But they’re on my “some day” list.  That list I keep in the back of my mind.  Maybe I’ll start creating a list for those things here and maybe set goals for them each year/month/week….  yes, one day I’ll get to that.

It’s time for me to go. Now that we’re back in LA we have people and friends to see and hang out with on the weekends and even the weekdays.  I’m not going to have as much craft time as I did while up north. That’s okay.  We really missed hanging out.

Sorry for the darkness, I couldn't get the lighting right on the phone.  But here's the somewhat organized side of the room.

Sorry for the darkness, I couldn’t get the lighting right on the phone. But here’s the somewhat organized side of the room.

And here's the side that still needs to be unpacked.

And here’s the side that still needs to be unpacked.

 

This was taken before we started moving things in.

Living Room #1 – This pic was taken before we started moving things in.

The back yard!  It's huge!  with the following fruit trees: Lemon, Orange (3 of them), Guava, Apple, and Fig.

The back yard! It’s huge! with the following fruit trees: Lemon, Orange (3 of them), Guava, Apple, and Fig.  It’s hard to tell in the picture as they are on the left side.  the tree that is visible is the lemon tree and the orange and guava are right behind that.

I did finish my fingerless mitts during this time and Easy Street!

I do not have a picture of Easy Street yet but here are the mitts.  I’ve used them a couple of times when I’ve gone into the office to keep my hands warm but still allow me to type.

 

fingerless mitts

fingerless mitts

When I get a chance I’ll get a picture of Easy Street.  The boy asked for it as I was finishing it up and he now has it in his room to use each night.

~ happy quilting!

Melanie

 

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