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the Homely Home Part 1: that’s more like it… November 30, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things (I’ve been missing lateley)…

An old distressed leather couch

Knitting (especially my WIP black sweater)…

Favorite coffee cup

Funny how the things we use everyday are probably also the things we most take for granted.

Whoa. Turn them on their ear and make them disappear and see how your little heart longs! I’ve been in Portland for almost a month now. It’s been a tiny adventure, a lot of it played out only within these 4 walls (we won’t even mention the days after the furnace died. RIP).

A longed for household reunion detoured into a slow and a little bumpy ride.

Most of Chez Chic has been in storage (while I lived in the Moonrise kingdom for a few weeks) and it was packed up by some local “talent” and podded out (love these guys!) on a truck (2,133 miles) that got here a few days after I did. In the meantime, I was still living out of a suitcase but now sleeping on the floor.

It was thrilling, in the same way things feel right after one gets that first apartment after cutting the apron strings of Maw et Paw.

But then the fun started! There was painting! Much cleaning! And finally, unpacking!

And that was rather anti-climatic OR a screaming mimi depending on how you look at it. When the storage company packed the pod, they “forgot” to use any tie downs and the stuff avalanched cross-country! And after we dug out from under all those boxes (miraculously the only thing broken was one coffee cup) and the kindly unpackers got to the end of the space something really BIG wasn’t on board: my couch! YIKES! they forgot that too. Since I got rid of all my bedroom furniture, the place was pretty darn bereft of knitting perches!

Flash forward two more weeks and VOILA!

Lots more homey – the couch, the knitting, the coffee and even some wee sunshine coming through the windows makes it so so welcome.

Still lots of stuff unpacked (mostly books and yarn, hee)…but now there is a nice cozy knitting corner going on. My UMA sweater is moving right along (and I’ve got a couple more upcoming designs percolating nicely). One more sleeve to go and I have a new sweater for my new city.

It’s good to be Home.

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8 responses to “the Homely Home Part 1: that’s more like it… November 30, 2012”

  1. lynette says:

    What an adventure you’re having! I’m glad things are arriving, and you’re getting settled. Stay encouraged and soon enough it’ll all fell like home.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Wow! What a rocky road it’s been! I am glad that you are settling in.

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    What is your new neighborhood like? All of your pictures look so peaceful!

  4. technikat says:

    You’ll have lots of opportunities to wear your sweaters in Portland. Most of the winter a good sweater and a rain jacket is all you need.

    Enjoy your new home!

  5. rachel kates says:

    there’s no place like home. good to see you are settling in and making it your own so quickly

  6. Pam says:

    Welcome to the west coast!

  7. Susanne says:

    Good to have you back in blogland, hopefully we hear more of your adventures in your new locale!

  8. silvia says:

    How exciting your back on the west coast! Change is sooo exciting (and a bit scary)! I’ll cross my fingers for a PDX layover and I’ll pop you a note if we can meet for champagne (my perennial choice). Enjoy your new world!

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