It has been quite a week. I am struggling with finding a great theme to tie together all the things I want to talk about so I believe it is time for an itemized list…
1. Last weekend: I told you all how I moved, got my stuff back and finally had a place to call my own as of last Thursday. What I didn’t tell you was how as soon as my stuff was strewn all over my new apartment and after contemplating ALL the cleaning and organizing I had to do, I was in a bit of a overwhelmed, panicked state. I had no idea how I was going to get anything–let alone everything–done. I was totally and completely paralyzed. After venting to my Mom on the phone I got a call about an hour later from my Dad who asked “how would you like a visitor this weekend?” Um…YES! So my Dad and my sister Kara drove 8 hours each way to help me clean, move stuff around, and go shopping for my new place this last weekend. THAT my friends is love. Miraculously, we got way more done than we ever imagined and despite all the work we did we all had an amazingly fun weekend. I am overwhelmingly blessed in the family department. That I do know. Thanks Dad and Kara.
2. Tour de France KAL: I haven’t had a chance to go to a LYS here (but thanks for the suggestions everyone, I can’t wait to go to all the new yarn stores in my area) to get yarn for Cherry and then I decided I didn’t need to when I was given the link to the Webs site from Beth and saw that the color Java was on such a great sale and I thought it could be really pretty so I ordered, and now I am waiting. I am really going to have to “sprint” to get this done–depending on when I get the yarn I might have to re-think my project choice. I know, I am not very prepared for this knit-a-long–don’t judge me.
3. Stag Bag: Front is finished which means I am really close to being done. Want to see Chester?
6. Bella Blouse: Waiting on my new blocking board…should be soon.
7. Travel plans: Remember baby sister Bri? Well next week Saturday is her big wedding day. On Friday I am driving home for the week to spend some quality time with the whole family and to participate in all the wedding celebrations. To say I am excited is an understatement. Expect posts about sisters and weddings and family stuff but it is safe to say there will be plenty of knitting ahead too.
(FYI–Itemized lists are effective AND fun.)
The following 32 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
the hard wood floors are proof enough that you held out for the right place. I LOVE that you have a workroom….also soon to be known as “make-shift-guest-room”. You are so where you need to be…
and I’ve been inspired by your itemized list. I think I’ll go and write one myself!
Ooh I love the Stag Bag – I was just looking at the pattern today when I was at JoAnn’s.
1. You’re welcome.
2. Java Cherry…delicious.
3. Well, hello, Chester!
4. I have high hopes for that workroom. It is going to be fab.
5. I am kinda sad you don’t need me to wind yarn anymore…
6. Oh, Bella, where are you?!
7. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow.
(You’re right, lists are the mostest fun. )
What a fantastic family! And I’m sure with the wedding they could have been plenty busy at home too. I wish my family were only 8 hours away!
Have a great time back in Utah and don’t forget to enjoy the process of making your new place yours 🙂
You have such a wonderful family! And Chester is looking mighty fine!
The Stag Bag looks great! Your workroom looks to be a good size, and your family clearly rocks. Enjoy your sister’s wedding!
Yay for your family! I’m glad you’re getting settled in and aren’t feeling overwhelmed anymore. Have fun at the wedding! The Stag Bag is looking magnificent, too. 🙂
1. The work room reminds me of your mom’s sewing room when we were little. Good memories.
2. Chester looks awesome! I think it will be so fun to have it completed.
3. I hate movinge because I too get paralyzed and it is so cool that your dad and Kara drove up. They are awesome!
4. Can’t wait to see you this weekend and next. I can’t believe that Bri is getting married. Where did all of our sleep over nights and McDonalds breakfasts go?
It looks like you’re living in my old hood- I hope you’re happy with your new place!
How nice of your family — that’s so great! I love your Stag Bag! (and your work room is awesome!)
Yay for love like that in your life! Have a great time!
he stag bag looks good, I like the colours you chose. the workroom ideas look good. I have workroom but it usually ends up as an “ironing, guest and hide the junk in” room!!
Wow- so jealous! You could do so much with that room! Glad to provide a little inspiration. :0)
You have such a wonderful family- you lucky gal!
Oh, and the stag bag is coming along nicely. You and the stag are getting to be good friends i hope. He looks quite charming, doesn’t he? :0)
Love your apartment! Those floors!!! So glad you are getting settled and that you were able to see your family and all that–they definitely sound like a good bunch!
The stag bag is looking fab!
Your new place looks wonderful. Lovely to hear about your family’s closeness. I have three grown daughters (and a son) so I love to read about your family interactions from the perspective of my kids’ generation. It’s reassuring to see how well you can keep those bonds working even at a distance. Reminds me of my dad surprising me many years ago by driving, with my sister, 20 hours to visit me in a new home. Takes more than miles (in my Canadian case, kilometres) to keep a family apart, right?
I think it was Oscar Wilde who said “I have so much to do that I think I’ll go to bed”… that *stuck* feeling is awful. So much to do that you don’t even know where to begin. But how wonderful your dad and sister could drive out to help you!
Your workroom looks very inviting. Nice warm floors. A couple ferns and a nice smooshy chair to knit and/or read in… 😀
Chester is very cute – I dig the colors. He will make quite the stylin bag!
This is such a great entry, filled with positive things, but for me the workroom takes the cake. Such luxury, and it looks like such a great space!
My boyfriend and I have a spare bedroom in our place too. We like to refer to it as the super cool fun room. It really is our office/craft/lounge area and it just sounds a little better than calling it “the other room,” or “not the bedroom.” Enjoy your new space! 🙂
Thank you for this succinct bit of catching up! Sounds like things are going well for you! And all that traveling, speaks volumes about the love of your family. Very jealous of the new workroom, by the way.
a workroom? I’m so very jealous! Your Dad and your sis rock, how sweet of them to come and help you.
Chester does look magnificent
The bag looks great! Big congrats to your sister. 🙂
It was SO fun to see you last night!! I just love you! And remember how we can live in Colorado together in 6-8 years!?
See you Saturday!!
Lists are wonderful things! It sounds like things are going very well with you! Love the stag!
Erin! My life has been crazy lately, but I’ve been meaning to comment and say congratulations on finding your dream job and doing what it takes to get it! A move to a new place is scary, but I’m excited for you!
I’m moving in two weeks, so I’ll understand how it feels soon! I’ll send you an email w/ my new contact info.
Yeah for Chester. I’m working on my stag bag, but my stag hasn’t told me his name yet…I’m still waiting.
A cool workroom with hardwood floors = instant artistic credibility.
Your stag bag is very impressive. I heart Chester.
are you meaning to tell me you haven’t knitted anything for bri for her wedding? 😉
That’s so cool that your family came to help you get settled in. Hoping that you’re starting to adjust to your new home better!
I’m still in love with the STAG!
Do you think they’d come help me get moved in? Sheesh. It’s unending.
Oh my gosh, that organization link is awesome. And that might be my new time wasting blog, wow!