Hey friends! I did not mean to be absent from this space for over a month but somehow time just got away from me and I never managed to sit back and write. I’m happy to report that, other than hanging art on the walls, we are pretty much settled in our new home. The house feels comfy and inviting and our new hood is turning out to be even better than we hoped for. We have not met a lot of people yet, but the ones we have seem to be interesting and welcoming and the few events we have attended have been just fabulous. We are so happy to have made this move!
Over the past six weeks we have been working hard at setting up the house and Mr. Stitch’s furniture making studio (as an aside, for a peek at Mr. Stitch’s work check out his website), and plant a nice vegetable garden. A lot of it has been physical work, quite a change from sitting in an office all day long. In the beginning I went to bed sore every night and woke up each morning hurting in places I did not know one could hurt but I could actually feel myself getting stronger as the weeks went by. I did manage to take some pictures to share with you – note that if you follow me on Instagram, a lot of these will be repeats.
It has not been all work. We have attended events at a couple of nearby wineries and a distillery, entertained out first set of guests, dined at great local restaurants, and discovered a fabulous beach. I even managed to go to two knit nights at my new LYS.
Speaking of knit night, my sewing room was a disaster until recently. I re-painted it and have now to put most everything in its right place. In fact, I used my sewing machine for the first time yesterday to fix the hem on an FO I finished back in April and never blogged about. Since my energy has been spent at the end of each day, and because it took me so long to get to setting up the sewing room, I have mostly been knitting since the move. Stay tuned for posts about freshly finished items.
It has been six weeks of moving furniture, unpacking, planting a garden, cleaning, fixing stuff around the house, cleaning, painting, weeding the garden, painting, more painting and more cleaning… you get the picture. It’s all been well worth it. We feel settled and this place feels like home.
And now I am moving on to a different type of work: as of tomorrow I return to the practice of law at a small firm in town. This will be a challenge as I learn an area of law that is new to me, but if there is something I have realized over time is that I am capable of learning and adapting and I am very much looking forward to this new professional challenge. Plus, I no longer have to wear a suit to work [**happy dance**]. Bring on those me-made clothes!