Monday, September 21, 2009

Noah? I want you....

..... to build an Ark. And here's why:

That's Haikey Creek encroaching into our back yard when it normally burbles quite contentedly in its banks, on the other side of the fence. It's still raining and shows no signs of stopping tonight - time to put on the waterwings.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Little Man Vest toggled

Yep, finally got the toggle buttons on the vest. Now the in-laws can take both the stranded red sweater and this vest back with them to England and to the mum-to-be.

There now exist two finished sleeves to the Classic Lines Cardigan (I'm woefully behind in the KAL for this, but it will be completed).

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor day push

It's Sunday, the night before Labor Day, and the in-laws arrive tomorrow. T- 23 hours and counting. Is the dressing room finished? Well, yes, and no. Yes, because I think both Hubby and I have reached maximum saturation levels of redecorating enthusiasm, and no because there is still a little bit left to do. But, honey, it just ain't gonna happen.

The dressing room itself is done, and my oh my, it's gorgeous, if I may say so myself. Take a gander:

See those louvered doors in the mirror's reflection, in the picture above? Behind those doors is the closet, and it's what didn't get and might likely won't be finished by the time the in-laws arrive tomorrow evening. The flooring will be eventually laid into there, making it look nice and flowing from the dressing room. But I think we're done. We'll sweep up the dust from the concrete, store the remaining boxes of flooring in there, and call it good for now.

Have to say it again: Hubby is freaking awesome at this kind of home redecorating. There's nothing he can't do, that I've discovered so far. He wired an additional ceiling light by cutting a hole in the ceiling, crawling up in the attic amongst the fiberglass, spiders, and goodness knows what else to run the wiring, and huzzah - brand new lighting!

Anyhoo, I finished the cabled bus socks the other day and managed to find time last night to take a few pics: