Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Heat and Light Before Winter Sets In....
This time it is back to the Crooked House.
Nellie is ecstatic. Tessie? Not so much...
I decided that I wanted the cottage finished. I put off the foundation and electrical long enough. I dislike the way the electrical was put in by the builder, so I kept putting it off. I have to take the chimney off of the house, to get at the wiring. It is completely closed, but for the hole where the wire comes out.
I decided to work up to the wiring by finishing the foundation first. I did the stone work months ago. I just didn't score it or paint it.
This morning I did that part. First I went over all of the cracks with gray paint. Trying to get it down in between. If I find that I have missed a spot, I can always hit it with a fine brush or fine tipped pen later, but I would prefer to have it done first. The scoring was done with a Susan Bates, #0 crochet hook and my stylus. The hook is handy because it is semi pointed at the end and can get into the cracks further than the stylus. I do that part whilst the cracks are still wet from the paint.
Then with the pallet that you see in the top photo, I did my usual paint job in the stones. Remember my motto? Never clean the brush between colors. It works.
I do see a couple of spots that I got too dark in the photo and an area that is too all one color.
While I was on a break, Nellie and Tessie took up a spot on the roof of the little bay window. They couldn't find a ladder and Tessie's zapper was out of juice. You see, I made her zap the house from the family room to the bedroom so that I could work on it.
So...They used one of Nellie's saw horses and a joint stool to get up there...
I am going to have to shoo both of them off if I want to get to the electrical part today.
I do think that there is a need for more accessories in the house too. Hopefully, this will be done shortly. Wish me luck.
See you tomorrow.