Monday, November 22, 2010

Getting Settled

What a crazy couple of weeks I've had. The day I returned from the retreat, I began preparing the house for a baby shower which meant unpacking and attempting to bring some semblance of order to my front yard (aka, the mud pit) while the city repaved the street and installed new driveway approaches, curbs, and sidewalks. The shower was Saturday and I think it went off wonderfully and the new street is open and so smooth!

The house still isn't finished, but I thought I'd take a few photos while it was cleaned up for the shower.
The kitchen.

It's open to the living room, which I initially didn't think I would like, but now I think I love.

My sewing room is functional and I started on a new baby girl quilt.
(Recognize the pattern, Michelle and Lisa? :-)

I wish I had more free time to spend in here. I love being surrounded by all the color.

But, I've got a huge stack of new work projects (the kind I actually get paid for which means they take precedence over the fun ones) and a commissioned knitting project (a fair isle Christmas stocking) to work on this week.

At least my house is all cleaned up for Thursday. The family is coming to my house for Thanksgiving!  Who else is having Thanksgiving at their house?

29 comments:

Alexandra said...

Your kitchen is to die for! LOVE IT!

RWL said...

OMG, I want to live in your kitchen!!! Enjoy it!

Islay said...

Wow, your house looks amazing! And about 12 times the size of mine :D

Love the bright colours in your workroom too.

vintagemodernquilts | Lisa said...

Your house is looking so pretty! I love, love, love the kitchen. And your sewing room...FABULOUS!

[I did recognize the quilt pattern! ;) ]

Tapestry Tree said...

I want your kitchen! It turned out fantastic! And your workroom is to die for as well. I too recognize the quilt pattern. Your fabric choices play up the pattern so well!

Chrissie Grace said...

I want your kitchen too! I want to see more pictures of it, details please :)

Sue said...

Beautiful Kitchen and what I really love is the turquoise island.

Becky said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! That's the setup I want -- opening into the den. That way you know where the kid is! Your sewing room is pretty frickin fabulous too! Congrats!

The One and Only said...

Holy begeezus!! your kitchen looks like it came straight out of a magazine! it is extremely beautiful!! gorgeous..simply stunning and I'm slightly jealous (in a good way hehehe)

Mary said...

What a beautiful house. And your sewing space is fantastic! Good to see things are all coming together. Happy Thanksgiving!

venus said...

Your kitchen is beautiful and your sewing room is awesome!

happy zombie said...

Love, love, love your new house! Soooo beautiful and congratulations!!!

Caitlin said...

Your kitchen is GORGEOUS! I absolutely adore the turquoise island :)

live a colorful life said...

Your turquoise island is amazing! So is your sewing room. Having Thanksgiving at our son and daughter-in-law, invited three international students who have nowhere to go.

Ann said...

I love, love, love your kitchen! I wish I could back up a big truck and take it home with me. Hey, I have a cordless drill; I could do it. But it wouldn't look as wonderful as it does next to your living room.
Where did you get your island?

love it!

lulubloom said...

Melanie, your house looks gorgeous. It looks like it is out of a magazine. And I love your sewing space. Love it!

machen und tun said...

the house looks beautiful!! you´ve done a great job there..
claudia

AnnieO said...

Congrats on getting settled in. Lots of great things to look at in the beautiful new house!

Thanksgiving was at our house, which is the usual for the past 6-8 years. We fed 17 today and have tons of leftovers to enjoy. Hope yours was happy too.

Jeannette said...

I love your kitchen and how it is open to the family area with the fireplace! Sewing room is beautiful!

Amanda Naomi said...

hi, your house looks fantastic!! I was wondering what the pattern of the quilt you are making is? it looks so beautiful!!

*Staci* said...

Your house looks great! It's so spacious and roomy. I love all the color in your sewing room. Mines so plain and boring. :)

John'aLee said...

Your kitchen is amazing...and your sewing studio to die for. I can see why you want to be in here more!

Sarah said...

Oh Melanie, it's gorgeous! Congratulations!! You've done a beautiful job!!

Katherine said...

That pop of turquoise in the kitchen is just PERFECT! Love it! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your kitchen!!!

Cheryl said...

Wow! I love your studio.

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful house!

Dorrie said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love your kitchen/living area!

emma said...

Love the island in your kitchen!!