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Friday, June 7, 2013

Don't Move A Muscle!

This morning, Walter left to play golf in Sedona for three days...I decided not to go... He will be playing golf for at least five hours each day...

I opted to stay here with all of my toys, rather than carting a few of them along to Sedona and then remembering that my favorite Exacto knife is on the worktable at home.

Tessie jumped in to keep me company.  Again I asked where Lettice was...Again, she evaded the question...

I started putting the table together.  She couldn't wait to help....What's wrong with this picture?

Whilst I was working on the table, she grabbed a paintbrush and carted a bunch of paint bottles t the worktable...

She started painting the Chrysnbon dress form white....White? 

She informed me that it would stand out against the dark green walls in HER sewing room much better in white.

I went on with what I was doing and ignored her.  After all, I could always repaint it later.
After about a half hour, I went to check on her.  This is what I found....Not bad for a little person, a big paintbrush, various  paints and a bunch of toothpicks.

Of course, there was the usual, "See!  I told you so!"

I have to admit that, for once. she is right.

Did I tell you, that I have decided to do the sewing machine in an early cabinet style that goes all the way to the floor and covers most of the working parts of the treadle?

Again, I inquired about Lettice's whereabouts.  Again she hemmed and hawed.  Then she sheepishly explained..."Well, if you must know, a spell misfired.  I was tired of her jumping in with her Tudor stuff.  I talked her into showing me her Tudor bedroom.  When we got there, I told her, literally, not to move a muscle, while I went to get the camera...".

She continued with, "Well.  She didn't.  When I got back, she was still standing there stiff as a board.  I really tried to get her to move, but she just stands there.  I think that I must have swished my broom one to many times or something."

So far, I haven't had any luck getting her to move.  I put Tessie in with her and said, "Tessie, you get to keep her company until either the spell wears off or you take it off.....

This could be Tessie's downfall.  If she doesn't fix things, she could be in there for a very long time. 

All this, after I made Tessie new clothes yesterday afternoon....That's the thanks I get. 

I think that the sewing room is going to go back on the shelf if she doesn't straighten this mess out.

See you tomorrow.


chapchap73 said...

Poor Lettice:( Maybe telling Tessie she's not getting her clothes until Lettice is free would help. I adore the dress form! Hugs

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. What fun goes on at your house! The painted dress form makes
me want to paint something.
I hope Tessie undoes the spell on
Lettice soon.Perhaps the other witches can find a solution?

Lucille said...

Hi Casey! I like the mannequin! It's original, different from what we usually see.

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Casey! Your barley twist legs really turned out well!
I like Tessie's work on the painting of the mannequin. Well done !
It looks like she has enjoyed lessons from Bob Ross too.


Caseymini said...

Elizabeth, Tessie was a fan of Pricilla Hauser. We all have our favorites.

Fabiola said...

I like the "new" mannequin. Very original.
Greetings, Faby