Tuesday, November 22, 2011


 We will be working to renovate the second half of the interior of the original house; hoping to have a big chunk of it done before the Christmas company comes!  Bill works well with a deadline.  First on the list is removing this closet to expand the dining room.
 I began the week removing all the molding around the room-floor and doorways.
 Bill began by peeling back the sheet rock and the door way!
 Each of the blocks have to be knocked out and hauled out.  It is messy and dusty but the only way to accomplish our goal.
 This is the closet that used to house our air condition/heat unit but that was moved last year so the closet was no longer needed.
 As of tonight, most of the wall is gone.........
 and it sure looks better all cleaned up!  The little bit of wall left will be finished tomorrow morning.  What a difference a mere 24 square feet can make to a room!
 See how it opens up the dining room even from the family room view!  So much more light and the traffic flow will be much more navigable!
 In between jobs for me, ie clean-up, I worked on piecing the men's suit samples which has been on the design wall for months!   My queue continues to grow for the quilt frame!
I also couldn't resist carding up a bit of the alpaca and spinning a little-sheer luxury!  I will most likely use a good portion of this yarn in a shawl, or two!


  1. Wow, that does open the view up quite a bit. I can't wait to see what you do in there.

  2. It looks amazing already, even in the middle of the project!

    (Bruce tried to leave a comment earlier saying how incredible it looked but the browser was giving him fits. He finally gave up and asked me to pass along his comment.)

  3. you are very brave to take on a job like that before christmas:)) I hope you'll get everything done in time, every square inch counts! maybe you should ask for a send pair of hands for christmas - seems as if you'd put them to good use!
    happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

  4. And here I was thinking you were nearly finished the remodelling! You both accomplish an amazing amount in a short period and it's obvious you're a great team!


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