Or as Tessie called it, "End of the year smash and grab."
Remember that laundry basket that was full of odds and ends from the last purge of the workroom? I decided to tackle it. Tessie decided to supervise and take whatever she thought that she deserved as payment for putting up with me for another year....
I didn't decide to take the photo until I had already disposed of about a quarter of what was stashed in there.
As you can see, Tessie was "helping". Helping herself to what she wanted.
We are going to a movie and a late lunch soon. Tomorrow is Walter's birthday and we are starting the celebration today. He is playing golf tomorrow.
Anyway, I got some of the sorting done. Tessie made quite a haul.
She found her beloved rubber chicken, her favorite hat, three purses, lots of baskets, some fabric, various findings, books and a microwave oven that has a working turntable....It is from the 80s. You can tell by the lovely avocado green case...If she is really going to put that in the townhouse, I think that it is going to have to have a color update.
See the orange bead at the front of the photo? I have plans for that. With a little work, it is going to be a samovar for the Russian Cottage.
When April was here at Christmas, she saw the cottage for the first time and likes it a lot. I guess that I am going to have to get to work and finish it. She found some mini baby hedgehogs
in a basket and announced that Russians love hedgehogs. Then she found a mini Faberge Egg. I tried to tell her that Russian peasants living in a small cottage wouldn't have anything so fancy. I couldn't talk her out of it, so I guess that the occupants will have to be closely related to the late royal family. I am going to leave it up to her to think up a background story.
Anyway, today movie and lunch...Tomorrow I will build a samovar.
See you then and Happy New Years Eve!!!