This is more than five hours, but I find it difficult to count my hours when I am stitching on public transportation.
I have begun clearing out the craft room so that we can finish our last room (okay, the bathrooms need painting, but that is small potatoes compared to the rest of the rooms). Today we should get the carpet up. This week we'll prep the room for painting. Oh, why take the carpet up first? Because underneath the outstanding green shag is an old rubber mat. That disintegrates on contact. It's going to make red rubber dust, and I do not want that on freshly painted walls! So carpet up then paint. I'm doing some decorative painting, and my graphic designer friend at work is going to give me some pointers on that. After that I get my Pottery Barn project table! Then you all can have a look. Don't hold your breath--I'm guessing you won't see a photo until September.
The good news is that I found my punchneedle and the patterns it ran off with. They were hiding behind the shelving unit. Of course!
No posts tomorrow...I'm off to Newport, RI to interview a major donor.