Back to the real mini world.This morning I laid the floor in the bottom of the cottage. I dug through my wood drawers until I found the very last pieces of wooden blinds that I had. I am going to have to go on a blind search at the thrift shops. I have little hope of finding any more. They were popular in the early 80s and really scarce now.
Tessie was very helpful for once. She handed me lumber as I went. I think that she wants this cottage done now, so that I can go back to the townhouse.
Anyway, the white lines that you see on the floor are Aleene's Fast Grab. Someone taught me this method years ago and it is foolproof for getting floors laid without warping. Instead of covering the whole floor or the strip of wood with glue. You either put dots on the back at one inch intervals or do it the lazy way that I came up with. I got tired of dotting each piece and then I reasoned that lines of glue running horizontal to the wood, would have the same affect. It did, so that's how I do it now.
I do about two inches at a time because Fast Grab is also fairly fast drying. It only took me about 1/2 hour, counting cutting and laying both.
When I finished, Tessie brought Goofy Pig in for approval. He approved. Thank goodness! How would I live without mad pig approval?
Unfortunately, they didn't want me to stop. I was on a roll.
Tessie strolled around the room and complained that the window was too high, too small and it didn't match the other window above. Most of the Russian houses that I have been looking at have long narrow windows. This one was high, square and kind of fat looking.
Tessie drew lines on the front of the cottage and announced, "This is how the window should look. Do it!"
I had to agree, so I did it.It is now directly under the window on the second floor. It's the same size and shape too.
After I finished cutting I simply moved the side piece from the left to the right and glued it in place. Then I cut the bottom of the remaining window lower by an inch. Now I am going to have to pull the siding off of the window and cover the patch with longer pieces.
Tessie and mad pig stuck their heads out and Tessie murmured, "That'll do pig......". I am not sure to whom she was speaking.... She wasn't looking at the mad pig when she said it. She was looking straight at me....
I am going to sneak away for Wednesday Witches mini meeting now and think about her current attitude. I feel that she may be holding on to resentment about the chair not being hers anymore. Too bad for her....
See you tomorrow.