She is so good at aging and weathering. This house looks as if it has been in the garden for years. You can't see it in the photo, but there is even verrrry fine crackling on the paint.
To add insult to injury, now she has started making garden benches in the same finishes. I am slightly afraid to back and look at them....I probably will though. There are a couple of benches that are in the same color as the house...That's the injury part...My poor wallet! Anyway, go look at her blog and from there you can get to her Etsy shop. Sidebar, top right.
In fact the birdhouse put me in the mood to work out in the back yard. It is 70 degrees out right now. Perfect gardening weather.
While I was outside, Tessie decided to work on Kim's chair. I doubt that she will get much done beside putting knots in the thread, but it keeps her busy and out of my hair.
I peeked in the bedroom window a couple of times to see how things were going....
I was right. I will probably be spending the rest of the afternoon untangling what she did.
I guess she thought it was too much like work, because the next thing I knew, she had Zar's Mesmerizer in hand and Zar's complete attention.
The only trouble is, he knows even less about weaving wicker than Tessie does. It's especially hard to do that sort of thing when you are in a trance....
Thank goodness for Tessie's short attention span. The next time I looked in, Zar was nowhere to be seen. Tessie had managed to untangle everything, found a book and was trying out De's new chair.
De, I hope you are not opposed to a used chair. It's only slightly used. I chased her out of it as soon as I saw what she was doing!
I need to ask a favor of you. Do any of you know Sabiha's e mail addy? If you do, could you let her know that she won in the drawing and have her e mail me? I put a comment on her latest blog entry, thinking that she would read that....So far, no Sabiha. I need to find out her preferences.
One last thing. There are only four more days until the end of the Reader's Choice Award contest. Thanks for all of the support. Please keep voting. Tessie checks the stats about every 11 minutes....So far, So good!
I'm going to go weave wicker some more now. Tessie's back in the chair again. Looks like I am going to have to toss her out if I want to get anything done.
See you tomorrow.