1.17.2007

Sew New.

Hello Lovely Lovelies. Oh how I have missed you! Slowly, but surely I am re-emerging. You know how that goes! Well, we settled in to our new space before New Years, but there is still a lot of newness to encounter and resolve. Finding a place to sew was a small challenge. I quickly discovered that our little side table is just the right height to sit at the end of the bed. Luckily, I can still reach the foot pedal!

So, two projects were accomplished. 1. A mixed cd and cover for a lovely friend (who shall remain nameless at this time) and 2. A new inner and outer cover for my herbal ice pack. They were both off-the-cuff projects which I liked because of their simplicity. I hope that you like them too. Hugs. xox=vv.

1.05.2007

November & December In Review.

Hello again Lovelies. I found some pictures from both November and December. I hope you like them.

This beautiful snow came shortly after we put the house on the market. Six inches of lovely white snow! The whole world seemed strange and exotic. Walking Charlie by the nature reserve at the end of our street we could hear the trees crack and groan as they were overtaken by the ice.

November was a particularly nerve wracking month. Our house went into escrow and my stomach went into knots. I thought that buying a home was a tumultuous experience but I now firmly believe that it is not half as bad as selling one. I took these photos while I stood waiting in the cold for a very thorough house inspector to complete his work.

On the 22nd of December our escrow closed and we left our first home for the big city. It was some-what bitter sweet. I know the house is in very good hands though, and that makes me feel better.

In November we also lost our beloved family car. It belonged to my great uncle, my grandparents, my step-mom, my aunt and finally my dad before he sold it to us. This is a picture of it moments before the donation company towed it away. We brought a new car into the family which has turned out to be the perfect city car. We named it Link. Charlie likes Link.

Everyday things became less mundane from the front seat of our new car. Isn't it interesting how that happens? How your perception is altered by the smallest changes in your environment.

In the last few weeks though, our entire environment has drastically changed. We love it and we are adjusting well. It has the strangest mixture of feeling completely like home while at the same time feeling completely foreign.

We celebrated New Years in the most mundane way though. We had a tennis championship on our Nintendo Wii. My mom (who was visiting) won by a land slide even though it was all completely new to her. She decided to leave her job to become a tennis pro and is now sponsored by Nike. True story.

This last group of photos are somewhat random. A quick project in our new space, a glimpse of our new kitchen and lastly the most beloved contents of our security deposit box. Hugs. xox=vv.

Life Seems To Move Forward.

Oh lovely people, how I adore you! I have missed you so. Life has been awfully hectic here as I am sure it has also been there. I am afraid I do not have a photographic December in review. I am not even sure we took any pictures in December. If I find some I will post them shortly.

In the meantime, may I share another scan with you? I found these letterpress calendar cards at Anthropologie. They were half price and at little over a dollar a piece I thought that it would be a great way to assemble some framed art for our new place.

We are currently living in an apartment on Capitol Hill, while we look for a condo. We really love the area and want to be as close as possible to our current location.

I am delighted to be back online. I have so much that I want to share with you. Hugs! xox=vv.