Phase 1 of Operation Build Me a Dining Room has started. The Mister spent yesterday doing a bit of demolition:
He's taking the week after next off work to continue, and his dad will also be coming down to help. Yay! Him being home yesterday and today has also been a bit of a break for me, as Short Pants wants nothing more than to help Daddy. Double Yay! I actually got to nap a bit yesterday afternoon when Pita Pocket went down.
I've been doing my own bit of work inside the house over the last few days. I made my first attempt at homemade spaghetti sauce. Since my tomatoes all signed that suicide pact I told you about, I went to the local u-pick farm and bought a bushel. Holy crud! No wonder I've been buying spaghetti sauce in cans my whole life! I thought I'd never been done with the endless chopping and de-seeding. I have to admit, it does taste a lot better than the canned stuff, though. Look at the yummy stuff that we'll be eating this winter over our pasta:
I've also finally cleaned, sorted through, and organized my craft area in preparation for the masses of projects I need to be working on. It doesn't look very pretty yet, but I'm very glad to have a more open space for working in now. I ended up getting rid of quite a few things and boxing up my yarn as I wanted space for the little boys to be able to play while I work. We'll see how that pans out! It's an odd area to take good pics in (it's our loft) but you can get the general idea from these, I think:
The lovely plastic gate is so no one takes a plunge through our perfectly toddler-sized gaps in the balcony railing. The room is just so odd that it's difficult to set it up very effectively. Since it's near the top of the "A" of our A-frame, one side of it has a dramatic slope to the ceiling, and of course I have to share the space with our computer. But all in all it's a good place to work, and at least I'm not having to pull crap out of a closet all the time like I did before we bought this house.
On a very bright note, the fabric for Pita Pocket's Christmas quilt arrived and I LOVE it:
But, the fabric will have to wait, as tonight I'm starting work on my niece's birthday gift. Sis suggested some doll items, so the plan to make some wee diapers, wipes, and burp towels.