Friday, February 8, 2013
"No! No! No!"
I tried it out and found that the mattress from my first bed was a perfect fit. As was the over shot woven coverlet(in cross stitch).
I did a mixture of what was on that bed and what was on another mattress that I found in my stash...
The only problem was hers, not mine. If you look closely at the sheet, you will see MY monogram on it in embroidery. Evidently, Tessie has, once again claimed something of mine.
After this photo, Tessie did her usual bed test... AKA trampoline testing... There was no way that it was going to hold up to all that jumping...She fell through both the bed and the trundle underneath.
Sooo. I cut it off and found some nice hemp rope. It's jewelery twine that I use for micro macrame jewelry.
I measured and cut one long piece and tied a double knot in the rough end.
There is a smooth and a rough direction in this kind of thread. You want the smooth end as the one that you will pull through all of the holes. If you don't, it will fray. I tied a double twisted knot in the string and put that in one corner and then went back and forth through the holes crosswise. Then continuing on around the corner of the leg, at the headboard corner, I went in the other direction, weaving as I went.
Holding the thread tight against the frame at each pass and the weaving, makes for a very nice tight grid to put the mattress on. When I got to the end, I tied another double knot around a pin, held close to the frame. Now Tessie can jump on it as much as she wants to. It won't come loose...Well a least not for a while.
The photo doesn't show the color well. It is about the color of sisal rope. Below it, you can see the stuff that was on it. Very unsatisfactory.
I am now going to go see what I can find to dress the bed. I need another mattress for the trundle. I have enough sheets and pillows, if Tessie will let me use my monogrammed sheets. I have a feeling that she will want those to go on the trundle, so that nobody can see the initials.
Anyway, back to work.
See you tomorrow.