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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

London, We Have a Problem...

And her name is Parnell Saintaubin.  This morning Nellie got a tour of where she will be living....Maybe she should have stayed in Paris...

She considers Tessie the landlady and directs all complaints to her...For once, Tessie is on the other side of the fence.

If that weren't enough, she got her first introduction to Zar and insists upon calling him by his full name....Remember? Balthazar....So all conversations are about double in length.

She thinks that he is cute, but he dresses funny and is a lousy carpenter.

I got lucky.  She didn't realize that I was anything but a lowly hairdresser and costumer.

She hates the hairdo and doesn't like running around in her under dress. 

She borrowed one of Tessie's aprons and is pestering me about the hair for now.

As for Zar, he says she is not to his taste.  Too bossy!  And I thought that Tessie was bossy...Nope.  He says she is fine.  Nellie scares him. 

He has trouble trying to understand her accent and when he does, he doesn't like what she's saying...

He was so proud of the embroiderer's frame....She liked that OK, but announced that the set up should be by the front window, where there is lots of sunlight to work. And there should be plenty of shelves under the stairs.

She knocked the wind out of his sails when she sat down on one of the joint stools to try it out....It seems that I built the saw horse about a foot too short...Back to the drawing board.  I refuse to tell her that it's my fault.  I have enough to do with hair and clothes.

I am all for telling new people about the 21st Century, but I don't think that I am going to tell her about modern day electricity or magnifying lamps. She will learn soon enough.  Then the trouble starts.

Tessie took her upstairs to show her the new bed, but Nellie had already beat her to it.

Maybe the reason that she is so grouchy is, she stayed up all night, finishing the coverlet for said bed.

She decided that she wanted a turn back, also with black work....Rather than doing more work she grabbed the decoration for my sewing box and used it.  I am not going to argue with her....Would you?

She has already been in  my workroom.  I noticed that she has one of my pillows with a hand embroidered white work decoration around the edge of the case.

It looks like she has already been up to the attic too.  I know that I didn't leave the ladder in her bedroom...Not only is she pushy, but she's nosey...

She demanded that Tessie and Balthazar start fixing her long list of repairs immediately... Then she wearily climbed the stairs and went to bed, saying as she went..."Wake me when everything is fixed and get that woman in here that fixes hair and clothes.  I need my rest now, but I will be needing her services when I arise."

I think that I created a rather demanding monster...

See you tomorrow.

6 comments:

Linnea said...

Tessie still considers Nellie her best friend? ;)

Caseymini said...

Linnea, I do believe that Tessie is reconsidering it....Back to Zar as a best friend. She can boss him around.LOL

Sandra from Sydney said...

Aren't you fortunate that Nellie thinks Tessie is the landlady lol? Take advantage of it while it lasts!
Sandie

Lucille said...

Casey, it seems that you've created an interesting personality here. Tessie, the landlady seems to have her hands full in the first photo and Zar appears to be at a loss for words. By the way, the coverlet is a beauty. You have such a beautiful talent. Nellie certainly knows how to make herself at home quickly. I'm wondering what sort of a hairdo she has in mind! Nellie has spoken, Casey, and you must bow to her imperial wishes, it would seem. Will you?!!

Merri said...

It's about time Tessie got a taste of her own medicine, LOL! You are wise to just 'disappear into the woodwork', Casey ;) It's a lot easier to be a hairdresser than a landlady, and Tessie could do with a worthy adversary her own height.

I love the new family member's face,it's quite powerful in character. Watching everyone settle into the new dynamics is going to be quite interesting.

I do feel a bit sorry for Zar, though. Now he's got two demanding mini-women on his back. He's going to be very tired indeed.

Merri said...

It's about time Tessie got a taste of her own medicine, LOL! You are wise to just 'disappear into the woodwork', Casey ;) It's a lot easier to be a hairdresser than a landlady, and Tessie could do with a worthy adversary her own height.

I love the new family member's face,it's quite powerful in character. Watching everyone settle into the new dynamics is going to be quite interesting.

I do feel a bit sorry for Zar, though. Now he's got two demanding mini-women on his back. He's going to be very tired indeed.