The largest thing on the table is mine (Leaky Cauldron/Diagon Alley structure) and I have bits and pieces for another small project (a beach stall) I am working on when Leaky Cauldron frustrates me. I know my husband will begin to make comments about how we need our dining room table back for Thanksgiving dinner, so within the next week or two I have to remove the larger structures at least. The smaller things I can tuck away in various nooks and crannies in the living room and kitchen.
I do not want to put Leaky Cauldron away -- I procrastinated for almost 10 years in removing the old stone floor. Now that it is finally all out, I don't want to delay another 10 years in finishing it. And I worry that if it goes back to the dimly lit, scary, spider hotel (aka basement) it will be years before I work on it again. So I want to get at least the floor done to try and maintain my motivation for working on it. I had to restain the baseboard area as the plaster stone floor had discolored the previously stained wood:
|New stain is a bit darker, but in the long run I think it'll be fine.|
|Gluing down the first few strips.|
|The threshold of the door needed a piece of wood.|
|Not the best fit (lots of gaps) but who's gonna see?|
|Behind the narrow wall . . .|
|Needs a small sliver of strip wood . . .|
|This side finished off better than behind the door!|
|Making progress but still have about half the floor to do.|
At work I have been distracted by this little fun project in preparation of Christmas:
|A red lantern that I thought needed an elf's desk!|
|My elf has an Elf on the Shelf! And a gingerbread house kit he'll get to make someday (like me and my dollhouses!).|
|I love my little Santa snow globe! It's the little things that make me stupid happy.|
|I have always admired these wreaths that I have for sale in the store; Finally have an excuse to own one!|
Take down the Halloween decorations, prepare for Thanksgiving (and family birthdays in my house), and brace yourselves for the holiday season: 2014 is wrapping up quickly!