Not a huge amount of progress on the bathroom, but at least my heart didn't sink at the end of the last couple of work days. Except for the fact that it was supposed to be done by now.
They painted the ceiling and most of the walls (there's still a little work to do around the wall tiles - of which they ordered way too few - which remain incomplete).
The finished sample at the tile shop used very pale grout to garish effect, so I wanted to be sure that there wasn't horrible contrast between the tiles and the grout, and that the contractors didn't use the same pale grout as for the wall tiles, and I'm very pleased with my choice (Delorean Gray. Reminds me of Back to the Future - wasn't the car a Delorean?)
I'm clearly going to have to do something with that grungy old floor register with the chipped white paint. I have some perfectly nice hammered pewter spray paint that will work.
The original pattern had narrower sleeves, side seam pockets and a shawl collar (the green coat I made last winter was made from the same pattern, unaltered except for the length and missing kick pleat which I actually like better) and I much prefer the sleeve and pocket alterations on this one, but the jury is still out on the collar.
Or perhaps I'll spend some time making shirts. I seem to be a bit short on shirts.
I probably have fabric in the stash for another version.