Thanks to a TERRIBLE day at work, I got home late and consequently didn't get any ivy ripped out. But, I did get my soil sifter made. It's framed out and the wire mesh is attached. I forgot to get a picture, sorry, but I'll try later.
This will hopefully help sift through the nearly ready compost to get the usable stuff and to get rid of all the rocks in the area that will soon be my gardens. I can't wait!