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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Walking the Plank

I must have stained about 50 planks this morning....The walking part was a lie.

I am close to running out of planks again.  I got the back wall of the second floor timbered.  Some of the side walls.  A little of the outside.  Some of the basic ones in the bottom floor.

I am still nowhere close to being finished.

I talked Tessie and Zar into taking down the blue tape, after everything was dry...I don't think that they will voluntarily do that again....They both looked like Blueman mummies when the tape was down.
We took a break and I, once again, took up the practice needle.

I have a very limited pallet of silk thread.  I am going to have to go find some green at the quilting store soon.

This time, I did a bit of a sampler.

In the space of less than a square inch, I have seven different stitches.  From top to bottom, there are rows of stem stitch, blanket stitch, herringbone stitch, feather stitch, stemmed french knot, fly stitch and single french knots on the end of the fly stitches.

Now back to the regularly scheduled program...
I fitted the annex onto the main part of the house.  It is going to take some clamping and taping to get it hooked together.  It's not time for that yet.

I want to finish all of the half timbers, with the exception of the connecting timbers.  Then I will do that.

It is coming along.  Slowly but surely...At least I am not bored, working on two buildings at once.

Back to work now.

See you tomorrow.


Kathi said...

Please tell Tessie she has really pretty hands and such a sweet face too. Love the tiny stitching she is doing... It's beautiful!

Norma said...

I really like the look of the framing, whether in the 'big' world or the little, it really emaphasises the lines of the room. Maybe you should think about wrapping Tessie up in that blue tape more often - it'd keep her out of trouble ;)

Sandra from Sydney said...

Love the framing - the building is looking good. Have fun with the mini sampler, I love doing those as well.
Sandie (Snippets from my Studio)

Jackie said...

This project is coming along wonderfully! Tessie is indeed a lovely little doll. ;)

Many Cheers,