Sunday, August 11, 2013
Don't Tell Tessie....
After he left at 4:30, I decided that it was silly to go back to bed I decided to have breakfast and get to work...
I was late. Tessie was already working on furniture.
Anyway, she announced, as soon as I arrived, that we are working on furniture today.
A few months ago, I added to my stash when HBS had a sale on House of Miniatures kits. They were a dollar a piece and I got a bunch!
Tessie pulled out one of each of those and some others from the HoM drawer in the work room. One of each kit that was available.
I got to work and started sanding the legs on one of the tables. The instructions say that you should just sand and be careful not to knock down the edges...Who follows those directions?
I noticed, when I took this photo, that the leg on the right front needs it's toe sanded some more. It's not supposed to be pointy. That should take all of 10 seconds.
OK. That one is together. I also put together the mirror in the bottom box on the right of the previous photo. No picture. It's still drying and I think that I am going to add to it.
The box describes it as a "Chippendale like" mirror. Chippendale would be embarrassed. It is flat and plain. No graceful curves and carving like Chippy would have done.
I did this last night. It still has a way to go and needs shaping too. The photo is much larger than the real thing. It's just a little bigger than the end of my thumb and the thick thread that you see is two strands of embroidery floss.
I told you that Tessie couldn't stop me! Ha! Take that Tessie!
She is not getting this one...Even if she begs.
Mine!!! It's going in the Craft Cottage.
I shall win in the end....I just remembered that I moved all three boxes of embroidery floss into the bedroom a while ago too....Rugs. Lots of rugs.....Yes, the fabric for rugs in in the jewelry chest. And the patterns are in the bookcase and on my computer..She can't stop me now.
See you tomorrow.