Sunday, July 15, 2012
Spit and Polish....
Considering the materials, they turned out well.
I got out the Warren Dick Loom to see how it looked in the room. Since I had the lemon oil out for the floor, I took a soft brush and oiled the loom also.
I am a firm believer in lemon oil to nourish miniature wooden pieces that aren't varnished. It is amazing what it does for thirsty wood. I don't know if you can tell by the photos, but the loom is about three shades darker than it was and looks a whole lot healthier.
I don't think that we have to worry about Zar taking over the weaving....His head just doesn't fit beneath the cross bar on the back of the loom.
I tried the loom in the window recess and decided it just wouldn't do. I couldn't see the beautiful details of the loom's working parts.
So it is now officially going sideways in the room.
I took a couple of pieces from the colonial kitchen and replaced them with others.
The Windsor writing chair and bench are hand carved pieces that I got at a show a few years back. There is no signature on them...Only three initials. I do wish that people would sign such nice pieces with a full name and a date. It seems like I remember this guy being from somewhere in the south and his work is outstanding. Unfortunately, I am not even sure what the initials are.
The bottom floor is, as yet, unfurnished except for Zar's work bench. He is still lobbying for a woodworker's shop down there.
At least, now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's very dim, but I can see it.
I got up at four this morning, so I am already four hours into my day. Since I still have a lot of daylight to go, I guess I shall get back to work.
See you tomorrow.