Well, here I am working on too many projects at once as is my wont. But I see actual progress and that is encouraging.
The cutting table, or more properly, work table, is finished:
The plywood is covered with batting and a heavy cotton twill that has been printed with a 1-inch grid and I am very happy with the final result. And although you can't see it in this photo, the last Billy Bookcase went up yesterday, so now the major elements of the room are in place.
I still have unpacking and sorting and storing, as well as getting a sewing machine up in the other room. But it is all a start. If you want more detail about the surface of the work table, you can find it here.