Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Three Months, One Post

I know posts around here have been few and far between as of late, but between diaper changes, feedings and other demanding duties of a couple new moms, I'm proud that we're still here to say 'hey' now and then. Thank you again to those who still stop in to see what we are up to. I'm still reading what you are up to and I do miss being a part of this community more. So in an effort to bring you up to date on what's been going on around my neck of the woods, I thought I'd share a few photos*.

Our summer was pretty much engulfed by what we are now referring to as 'the flood'. The short version: a woman two floors up broke her toilet and didn't tell anyone. The four units below took on the resulting water (hundreds of gallons, people)...which made our kitchen and bathroom look like a scene out of E.T.:

Other 52.6: The Sky is Falling

FOUR weeks later our place looked like this:

Other 52.9 - Hermetically Sealed

Needless to say this was a very stressful summer and it took two and a half months for us to get reimbursed from the insurance company. I still tense up whenever I think about it. But its over now and we don't talk about it much because it still hurts. (They paid me 1/2 the value of my damaged craft books because they were 'used'...despite the fact they could have been sitting on a store shelf...but again, we've moved on. Ugh.)

We also sold my old car (a very 'practical' two-seater Miata ;) and after lots of searching and too many used car salesmen later, ended up with my 'new to me' blue beauty:

Me 52.18: 'New' Car

Speaking of blue...after my previous musings about wanting some lace, but settling for knitting toys...I lost my toy knitting mojo. BUT, I found my lace mojo in the perfect lace pattern for me right now: Damson (Rav link).

Damson WIP

I initially picked out this Moody Blues Cherry Tree Hill from my stash because it was one of the few hanks of sock yarn I had with *nearly* enough yardage. But I have become completely enthralled with the colors. It really is gorgeous yarn and it is showing off the pattern nicely as well. It was a perfect way to start off my vacation at the end of August, which focused heavily on starting a pretty little knitting project just for me and very little on actually going anywhere. (I refuse to call it a 'staycation'.)

Me 52.11: Vacation!

Things have also turned a bit upside down in the baby department since Elliott decided to start crawling just after turning 7 months old.

Elliott 52.14: Ready, Set, Go!

This has been very exciting for us, but also a bit unnerving as we seeing our cramped quarters with a whole new set of eyes. Guys, we have stuff everywhere. So consequently we are in constant baby wrangling mode. Good thing we opted for the 'dirt is good for his immune system' philosophy or else we'd be in big trouble right now! ;)

Elliott 52.19: Cute Drool

Elliott is now a little over 8 months old and is really working hard at learning to cruise. He surprises us every day with something new. And generally entertains us to no end.

As for what's up next in the crafting department, I've got several projects mapped out for the next couple months, so hopefully I will have a little more to share here in the coming weeks. I am swimming in inspiration right now.

Other 52.8: Inspiration

I daydream pretty much all day long about projects, everything from sewing to knitting to quilting to embroidery. I have plans!! Now the trick is making them a reality! With any luck (and hopefully enough yarn!) I'll be back soon to share a finished Damson.

*This summer, I also started a little photo project of my own. I'm taking a self portrait, a photo of Elliott and a photo of something else each week.


mames said...

i get so excited when i see this blog in my reader list. glad the flood is resolved but sounds like it was a hard time.

8 months. gawd, how? so fast in so many ways. good luck on catching him, once they start moving there is no where they can't go. :)

Kristyn said...

Wow I can't even imagine living in the flood zone with a little one. Good luck on the baby wrangling. My guy will be walking soon and I am really not looking forward to that! Elliot is just to cute for words!

Ichun said...

What a terrible mess that neighbor left. So sorry you had to deal with that! Can't wait to see Elliot this weekend. They are growing so fast.

Kim said...

They're delightful when they become mobile, but it is quite a lot of wrangling. And it never stops. Mine is almost 18 months old and he's climbing now!

amandacathleen said...

insurance companies are impossible. I'm so happy to hear that its resolved now. Elliott is so darn CUTE! He's sweat little face begs to be snoogled.

tentenknits said...

so you're house looks like ET was there and your son is named Elliott - the irony!! ;-)

I am so happy for you that that madness is over!! I don't even know what I would do. How does that lady upstairs even show her face around!?! Yikes!

Enjoy the knitting, that color blue is Goregous!!

Shan said...
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Nonnahs said...

I look forward to seeing all your upcoming projects! Good stuff! ps: Smooch that E for me! :)

Nonnahs said...

pps: the deleted comment was from me, just being dumb, not a crazy stalker or something. ;)

Melissa said...

The video of Elliott in the bath is so cute. Isn't it great how they find the most mundane things hilarious? Sorry to hear about your flood this summer. That really sucks. Here's to more time for crafting this fall.