As you can see from the pictures, renovation has begun. The first picture is my view from the sewing room into my family room. My DH has decided to keep all the old kitchen cabinets, now being put into the family room. With the encouragement of Pete, our carpenter, he decided to put some into the garage for storage/work table and some in the utility room for storage. Like I really want the old cabinets filling up the family room. The only good thing is that they have to be out before Thursday since the new cabinets are coming and they are going into the family room. The second picture is part of my living room. The living room is the furniture warehouse for the dining room, family room and of course the living room furniture. The dining room is going to be the warehouse for the new appliances and the family room for the new kitchen cabinets. Jen's bedroom is the warehouse for all the boxes from the kitchen cabinets, lamps, floral arrangements, etc. Needless to say I am in a complete mess. The only rooms that are untouched by this are my sewing room, our bedroom and the bathroom. I do not function well in disorder and am having a really hard time with this. I cannot even block the view from my sewing room since I have glass french doors separating it from the family room and have a clear view at the mess. I know that when this is all done and my life is back in order that I will be very happy but I have to get through this first.
Last night I was so exhausted from moving all the furniture (yes, I moved all the furniture myself) that I could not work on the Elephant. I need to be fully alert to stitch the Home Study Class from Amy and I knew that if I worked on the Elephant that I would be taking out more than I stitched. So I worked on my monogram pillow which is mostly basketweave. I will post a picture of it tomorrow. Hopefully, I will get to work on the Elephant today.