Sunday, November 07, 2010

Week 23: Losing ground Again

I was hoping to catch-up by week the 6-month mark at week 24 but I can’t see that happening. It’s next week and we’ve got a wedding to go to.

I was really hoping to complete some simple finish work on the sleeves of an undertunic for David. I have the tunic but the edging has disappeared. I never quite got downstairs to cut another piece. Like the hood, I continue to be thwarted by missing pieces.

De-cluttering is a bit better this week. The bag of maternity clothes has left and I sorted through some boxes. Isaac’s room looks great. While I was at Queen’s Prize Tourney, David moved the file cabinet. That left some space to move 4 un-opened boxes into (I think one has been around since we moved into the house). Everything is now out of the middle of the room including the furniture. I can live like this for awhile. I laid out some maternity clothes to photograph and sell but couldn’t quite get to it while the light was still good.

The hutch is set-up in the man-room so that left some space in the basement to set-up shelves and move the yarn onto them. The weather was fabulous today and I painted a chair to go in the Family Room near the computer. Then the family room chair can go to David’s new office. He bought a netbook this weekend. So about 3/4 of the yarn is on shelves, David has a desk, chair and a computer and one bag of clothes is gone.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Week 22: Barely Scraping By

Serious lack of motivation here. It was Halloween and although I technically had one more set of sleeves, I just couldn’t do another one. I dug up a little linen triangle head cloth that I had saved from some scraps that were that size. It had been put in the finish someday when I need it pile. It does bring up a Halloween tradition though as I definitely remember working on a similar piece one Halloween before kids.

For week 22 that makes 19 projects complete. You would think the UFO bin would look more empty but it seems like everything has been small.

De-cluttering is going slowly. Two pair of toddler pants and a hat went over to a neighbor. I think I packed up some shoes and maternity clothes. I’m not sure if anything has actually left the house AND the car this week.

The door in the kitchen is now magnetic, so I guess I’ve been somewhat productive. The paint is mostly put away downstairs. I still need to do the chalkboard paint. Hopefully it won’t compromise the magnetic part.