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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Bad Case of Unfinished-itis....

I have to find a cure!...

I went through the house this morning, looking at all of the things that I have done...And haven't done...

I found that I have a bad case of unfinished-itis. Any of you that follow me regularly, know this. 

Usually, I don't worry about it.  When December hits, I start.

We are in charge of having the family, Christmas day.  And I start wanting everything to look nice.  Especially the things that sit at eye level.

The craft cottage is the easiest of the bunch.  It just needs a bit of straightening and the finishing of the rug... No problem-o.

Then there is Tessie's Townhouse.  It looks like a tornado hit it a while back... That was when I moved it from one side of the room to the other.  I had it facing the wall for a while... Now it is facing out and will be seen by one and all...

Tessie is not happy.  No wonder she is trying to take over Daisy's cottage...

This will take a bit more time.  I have never finished the lighting in this one... Oops!
Problem number three, for those that are keeping track... The half inch Fairfield sits on top of a bookcase, in the workroom.  Not so much of a problem... But... I started it in the 80s and the wallpaper inside is horrible now.

It can slide down the list a ways, because I can always blanket it. 

I had a friend that used to say... People are coming.  Get out the blankets!  Then she would simply cover the unfinished items...
Then there is the Clockwork Cottage.  Also on a top shelf... To blanket or not to blanket... That is the question... It is probably the most unfinished of all of them.

The $9.00 Mystery House is probably in the best shape, but I keep borrowing things from there to put in other rooms...

No wonder the owner never comes home... She has been over at Eskiaga's Southwestern Room for a number of years now...

I think that I am going to have to go around and collect the things that other people borrowed from her house.  Then it will be in pretty good shape.
These two are not last or least, but they do need to be finished.  The one on the left is April's Russian Cottage. 

I am not to worried about that one because April doesn't have any room for it at her house yet...  One of these days...

Again, these two cottages sit on top of bookshelves.  Not at eye level.  The weaver's cottage doesn't need a lot of work.  Inside framing and a few pieces of furniture.  This will probably be the first one of the high houses that gets finished. 

Anyway, I am going to stop working on other things for a while... I will keep working on Daisy's Cottage.  That one is down low. 

I need to get the rest of these to look good for the holidays.  Somebody stand beside me and poke me with a pointy stick when I stop working.  I have a lot to finish this month... Wish me luck!  I'm going to need it.

See you tomorrow.

7 comments:

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. It is said, out of sight, out of mind. So it's easy to forget things you don't see. But I think you are on the right track of which ones to get in shape.
I have felt bad these many years for having two small cottages that I started and have not finished.
Perhaps with your working on yours, I will be motivated to work on mine.But it will have to be after the holidays.
Phyllisa

Lucille said...

Looks like you will be very busy! The Mystery House was always one of my favourites!

Caseymini said...

Lucille, the Mystery House was the one that started this blog, almost seven years ago. I like it too.

Phyllisa... Only two? I wish that I could say that. VBG

Daydreamer said...

It's so nice to know I'm Not alone! LOL!
I think I have that many unfinished and Waaaaay unfinished houses.... but I'm not expecting company for the Holidays.... they wouldn't have anywhere to sit.... and the Dining Room is my work room!
Get out the blankets, Casey!

Eloisa (Heloise) said...

Un trabajo impresionante. La casa es preciosa.

Saturday Sequins said...

I have piles of unfinished beading and sewing projects in my house, not to mention a handful of unfinished doll hair projects. Poor semi-bald Barbies!

I don't have company coming over like you do, but I'm still feeling panicky. So I might give myself a challenge and call it Operation: Finish Those Things! Maybe there will be a prize involved if I succeed. Bribery always helps. <3

Architecture of Tiny Distinction said...

I hope you can finish your Fairfield soon! I am working on one too. Although I know how these things can get put to one side... haha