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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

252 Holes Later......

This will be a short one.  Tessie and I have a lot of work to do...

As of yesterday, I had 993 followers....Thank you all for putting up with all of our nonsense!

Tessie and I talked it over, with a bit of butting in from Zar.  We have all decided that 999 would be a good place to hold a drawing.  Non of those even hundreds and thousands for us.  999 is the magic number this time.

Please don't broadcast the drawing from your blogs.  I would like the last six people to just sign up naturally.  It is more fair that way.  Nobody will just be signing up because someone publicised a drawing.

And besides, that will give us more time to fill all of the holes.

What holes?  The ones in the cherry wood bases for a matching chair, settee, table and footstool.  I will be wickering my little fingers to the bone as soon as the 252 wires are in place. 

The drawing is open to followers up to 999.  I won't open it until the list reaches that number.  It will be a random drawing and the winner will get the four pieces of wicker that I just started.  I have a way to go yet, so don't hurry...I will be doing them in a natural tan and when the winner is drawn, that person will get a choice of fabrics for cushions. 

Anyway,  I have to go cut 252 wires and shove them through the holes, with Tessie's help.  She stands on the other side and pulls them to the 1 1/4" mark on the ruler for the chair and settee. That's how high the seat is from the floor. The other ones are more complicated, but we will get them done too.

Assembly line will get the job done a bit faster than just doing one piece all the way through.

I have to get back to work.  Tessie is nagging.   I will let you know when to sign up.  Keep an eye on the follower's numbers.

See you tomorrow.

18 comments:

hopeful said...

So excited!!!! I will be keeping my fingers crossed for sure! :-) - Marilyn

rosanna said...

OM, 252 wires !! this would make my wrists tremble , let alone my fingers ache. Thank you for this chance of winning some of your gorgeous works, Rosanna

Sarah K. (The Mama Pirate) said...

Hah! I just realized that I wasn't following your blog, I had just been going to it from my favorites list. I'm your 999th follower!

I'm so impressed at your mini making skills. I can't imagine all the doles and wires.

nicole said...

There is a reason I stick to clay and the phrase '252 wires' would have to be it. Can't wait! :)

Rosamargarita said...

Hola Casey! soy lectora habitual de las locuras de Tessie, Zar y compañía.
Me gustaría participar en tu sorteo, me anotas por favor?
Un abrazo
GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

Rosamargarita said...

P.D.
Has alcanzado ya los 1000 seguidores, no es extraño tu blog es grandioso
Otro abrazo

Karin Corbin said...

OK you have hit exactly 1,000 followers now....how fast are your fingers flying? As fast as that little witch on a raiding trip?

Merri said...

Ohboy ohboy OHBOY!

- Virpi said...

This is exciting - and big congrats on your 1000! I`ve tried wickering once, not my piece of a cake, my fingers just wouldn`t function with my brain! So I`m really looking forward to seeing you and Tessie in action. Good Luck!

anna said...

Congratulations!!!!

Indy_Poppy said...

Congratulations. Looks like your reached your 1000. That's a lot of followers. I can't wait for your giveaway.

Kathi said...

Congratulations! How exciting that you are having a give-a-way. I'm wishing and hoping and planning and dreaming of owning more of your gorgeous wicker!!! :D

Claudia said...

Very exciting, Casey! Congratulations. so many holes, so many wires.

xo
Claudia

chapchap73 said...

This has got to be my favorite blog! I just love Tessie and all the mischief she gets up to:) Here's hoping!

chapchap73 said...

Love your blog...especially how you jump around to other crafts. (I've just ordered a tatting book) Fingers and toes crossed!

Steinworks said...

AACCK it's furniture! OMG I want some wicker so I can put it in the roombox

I'm making which will be a true blood/supernatural cupcake/internet cafe with a lounge area and bar.

on second thought that may be a bit too much considering my skill level

Love
Marisa :)

FabShabbyRoses said...

HaHa it didn't take long to get over the 999! And it's no wonder! You and Tessie are awesome! Can't wait to join in on the draw!
Happy Mini-ing!
Carolyn

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey and Tessie. Congratulations on having over 1000 well-deserved followers. I will be wishing to win some of your wonderful wicker.
Phyllisa