Zar told me this morning....."If you can't beat'em, join'em." He was referring to the fact that there is no way he is going to get Tessie to let me work on the Clockwork Cottage again until the townhouse is fit to live in.
He has decided to help in any way that he can to get it finished.
Tessie had complained that the only thing missing in the bathroom to make it livable was towels, a light and maybe someplace to set her milk and cookies whilst bathing.
Zar is quite talented in many different fields. I'll bet you thought that I was going to tell you that he went to work on the lights. Nope. I still haven't found the ones that I want so that is a bit of a hold up. Instead, he went to work on the towels.
Years ago, he tells me, he worked in a weaving factory. He scoured the cottage for some old samples from that job. He found some hardanger from the old days and went to work. He cut a strip two inches wide. Then he cut a piece from that three inches long.(Bath towel) He put white glue along both edges of the fabric and smoothed it out with his fingers. He did the same with a piece 2 1/2" by 1 1/2".(Hand towel) And a 1" square for the face cloth.
Then he unraveled two rows of the double threads on each end of the two towels and edged the face cloth with glue all around.
He rummaged around on the workroom floor and found scraps of the bubble fabric. He cut 1/4" strips of that and glued them across the bottom edges of the towels and a small square on one corner of the face cloth.
For the towel rack, he bent a spiral in either end of a 6" piece of wire then bent the center out into a towel bar. Simple as that.
The towel bar doesn't have to be all that fancy. You could even use a couple of small grommets and just bend a piece of wire so that the grommets made the part that fastens to the wall.
He is on his way to present Tessie with the towels.....One more thing that she can't complain about now.
Tessie put everything back into the bathroom, with the exception of the lid for the toilet.....She seems to have misplaced that somewhere in the fray.
She then proceeded to bring in an end table, milk and cookies, a magazine and Spike.....
As she settled in for the duration, I heard her sigh....."I could live here......."
Gee.... Maybe I won't have to finish the rest of the townhouse......OK. So I'm daydreaming again......Back to work. Zar wants his cottage soon.
See you tomorrow.