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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Oh No! Not Again!!!

Remember the teeny tiny travel trailer? Tessie kept telling me that she should have one like it, in which to travel.....I told her that I didn't need another project and she couldn't have one.

Evidently, Kathy over at "Beautiful Mini Blessings" http://beautifulminiblessings.blogspot.com/ was eavesdropping on our debate.....and decided to come down on Tessie's side of the argument...

Yesterday afternoon, when Walter brought in the mail, he was carrying a long, flat box. It was from Kathi. I suspected what the contents were, even before I opened it.

It was a Greenleaf travel trailer kit. Kathi, being a good friend of Tessie's sent the kit. However, it was addressed to me. Not Tessie. So I opened it. The note inside read.....Casey, One less project for me. One MORE for you! Blessings, Kathi. Have Fun!

Fool that I am, I opened it whilst Tessie was in the room....

She jumped right in, without invitation or hesitation. And the first words out of her mouth were...."MINE!!! All Mine!!!" She was practically purring.

She found the directions and immediately started making plans.

I tried to reason with her. "But Tessie, we still have to finish the townhouse and the Russian cottage."

She glowered at me and said through her teeth. "What townhouse? That is going to take months." Then she followed with, "The Russian cottage doesn't belong to me. You said so yourself. I am not responsible if it isn't finished. Maybe you can work on that on Thursdays."

The next thing I knew, she was gloating at Zar. It's not nice to gloat when a friend's Clockwork Cottage is sitting high on a shelf in the workroom, waiting to be finished.

I pulled her aside and told her to knock it off.

She did....Then I heard her, in her sweetest voice, "Zar, I need help convincing Casey to build this for me as a temporary home. She turned my cottage into a hat shop and sewing nook.(as if that was my idea) You can stay in the part of the townhouse that is finished if I can get this built." And then I heard, "Pretty please, and I will throw in all of the cupcakes and tea that you can devour...."

Now all she has to do is convince me to change horses in the middle of the stream, as they say....

Thanks Kathi! It was a wonderful gift. I have the feeling that you won't be alone in taking a stand on Tessie's side....

So far, I am resisting the urge....Wish me luck...

See you tomorrow.

8 comments:

Kathi said...

Oh oh. I was hoping that Tessie wouldn't see this right away. Love the plan you have in mind. I'll try to wait patiently, unlike my friend, Tessie. :D

Drora's minimundo said...

It will be most interesting to watch this new project. A wonderful present from Kathy.

Rietje said...

Wow! I love the trailer. I'm sure Tessie will convince you to build it. A nice home for her to have the most wonderful party's with her friends

A Little More Minis said...

Tessie can be very convincing I have seen on your blog ;) so have fun with building this adorable trailer for her! :)

Hugs, Jollie

Claudia said...

What a fabulous gift from Kathi! Tessie will be impossible, you know.

xo
Claudia

Minka's Studio said...

I look forward to watching the progress of this project and hearing how it goes. I've seen the kit online and been curious. Does Tessie have a new outfit, or have I not been paying close enough attention?

Merri said...

Nah, you're doomed, Casey. You know Tessie always gets her way. (Well, almost always, lol). Will you do a shiny aluminum look, or something fancy painted?

Kim said...

what a wonderful gift for Tessie! Kathi is such a sweetheart :) I can't wait to see what Tessie can dream up for the trailer!