Cat swingin’

I feel triumphant. I turned this:

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Into this:

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…and this:

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There is now enough room for an army of toddlers to swing a bevy of cats. Or at least, for one happy kid to ride her bike and roller-skate (not simultaneously). Also for a husband to do kata.

I also found some exciting things:

  • Two treadle sewing machines.
  • A pile of wool.
  • Two almost-finished sweaters that will now fit Katherine (they were originally made for nieces years ago).
  • Needle-nose pliers.
  • Lots of fabric.
  • A six-metre piece of woolen tartan (beautiful cloth).
  • My other slipper.
  • Enough knitting needles for 72 people to knit sweaters, 31 people to crochet and another 18 people to knit socks all at once. I have too many knitting needles.
  • I also found my floor. It was happy to see me. I was nice to it and ran a vacuum over it. It smiled.
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7 Comments Add yours

  1. sarai. says:

    I stand in awe of your anti-entropic abilities!

    It must have been fun to find sewing machines and wool and cloth and projects, like Christmas-come-early without the fuss.

    Triumphant you should feel; also, jubilant, giddy, and free. Congratulations.

  2. mary hood says:

    Well and truly done! Anything that gets accomplished at this time of the year is wonderful; anything that gets trasformed is outstanding!

    Mom

  3. Wow, you’re so good at that. Congratulations! I’m getting depressed about my own sty. I’m just going to have to take a day off work (which is what you did, really) and get it done. Doing only little bits keeps backsliding.

  4. Ellen says:

    Wow I have a couple places in my house that could use a complete makeover like that!! want to volunteer 🙂

    Have a great weekend !!

  5. VickyTH says:

    Thanks, folks. (This is where I make Heather scream – watch) It only took about three hours.

    I put out about two bags of recycling and five of garbage.

    There are another six boxes of stuff for the Craft Council Seconds Sale and I could tell that there are still more boxes and bins that could qualify as garbage, but my preoccupation was in creating floor space, initally.

    Clearing shelf space is next. After my lungs recover from the dust!

  6. mutter, mutter, growl… (I’m at work)

    Oh well. Got rid of a bunch of old magazines and any computer books pre-2000, and a whack of recyclable paper and cardboard. I have yet to test and weed the contents of the computer graveyard, which I’m sure will make a dent.

    What’s really annoying is that less than a year ago it was gorgeous.

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