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Monday, August 30, 2010

Vacation Time for Walter...And Thank You Kathi

I may not have as much time for minis this week. Walter is taking time off for a stay at home vacation. We plan to do movies and go to the Mini Time Museum this week.

I did manage to finish the zebra rug this morning. The trick to getting it straight is to have a T square or a 90° angle handy. I use my plastic T. Tessie and I pulled and pulled on diagonal corners until it was pretty square to the T.


Then I ironed it, face down on a soft pad. I didn't want to mash the stitches.


After that I smeared Fast Grab on all four edges, making sure that the edge stitches were covered, as well as the bare canvas outside. I let it dry and then cut off the edge right next to the outer row of stitches.....The first time you do this it is terrifying, but after a few times, you are still somewhat terrified, but know that the rug will lay better if you don't have to turn the edges under.
I still need to press it once more and make sure that all of the ends of canvas threads are blackened with a sharpie. I think it is going to work out quite well.....Now I am debating the ribbon chair. Trying to decide if it is too much zebra for one room.....Too matchy-matchy?


Meanwhile, when Walter and I got back from the movie, there was a package waiting. Kathi over at Beautiful Mini Blessings http://beautifulminiblessings.blogspot.com/ sent Tessie and I a care package. Just look at all of the goodies!!!

There is fabric, lace paper, beads and all sorts of goodies. Tessie is particularly thrilled because she now has a baby giraffe for her menagerie. She even got out of the new chair to play with him. She named him Geraldo. She has a thing about alliteration

What Kathi didn't know was....Mookie was the most thrilled of all! His favorite thing is a shipping box, especially one that is filled with plastic packing bubbles. As soon as I got everything out of the box, he spent 10 minutes trying to figure out how to get his whole body in the box.... He still hasn't succeeded.

I had trouble getting the last photo. He managed to get all of the bubble wrap out of the box. Then he decided that half a hiding place was better than none at all. The box is now under my chair and he is sleeping in it....Or I guess that I should say that half of him is sleeping in it.

After I am finished, I am going to go play with all of the new toys that Kathi sent. Thank you Kathi!!!!!

See you tomorrow.

8 comments:

Kathi said...

Looks like Tessie and Geraldo are getting along just fine! :D Glad Mookie likes the box. Cats are so funny!

Katie said...

I'm loving your Zebra rug Casey!! I think I need one for my Pink room?? LOL..... And glad to see that Mookie is enjoying your new box. It always cracks me to see kitties climbing in boxes!

otterine said...

Excellent work on the rug! I am still working on mine behind the scenes. I think the rug should be a standalone zebra piece - has more punch on its own. Just me two cents. :D

Caseymini said...

Brae, I am thinking the same way. I can use the chair somewhere else,or at least on the other side of the room. I am also thinking that the Eames chair is a bit under scale. It may have to live elsewhere. There are always the other pieces that were with the sofa in the original photo. We shall see....

Sans! said...

I was going to ask about the Eames and whether it is in scale because I thought the REAC chairs were smaller, like 1:16 maybe?

I really like your zebra rug and didn't think the chair with rug is too matchy matchy because there were so many other furniture. It will also look great under the Eames.

Debie Lyons said...

I love the rug Casey. I hope you and Walter enjoy his home vacation.

Lorra Luffies

Debie xxxxx

April said...

Mookie looks great! He is really filling out nicely. Has he been walking around the house with the box on his head? Nice rug too.

Clara said...

Parece que todos habeis disfrutado con el paquete, hasta el gato ha jugado con la caja.
La alfombra ahora está perfecta.
Ya veremos que haces con todo lo que has recibido.
Besos Clara.