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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fixing the Hole Where the Rain Gets In...

 I have decided to try to make the roof detachable.  That way if I want to change anything inside it will be a much easier task...

It is fun to look in from above.
 I am going to do the roof with illustration board. That way I can put about a one inch border on top all around and the center can be see through.

If I make it like a box lid with sides coming down over the edge, I can make a raised parapet that will stand out from the edge a bit.

I also have to do wooden door and window frames.  I'm not sure about those yet.  If I put plastic in the windows, the interior will be less visible.  I left all of the "glass" out of the big castle that I built back in 89' but with that one, I almost had to.  There were no doors and the windows were the only means of viewing each room...
I finally found a yellow that I like in the rug.  It looks very bright on the skein... When it is stitched in with the rest of the rug it is toned down quite a bit. I am happy with it this time. 

They say that the third time is a charm...

I am going to have to redo a few of the metallic stitches in the first two patterns.  They got quite worn with the three tries that I did. 

Oh well.  That will have to wait.  Walter is on his way home with Chinese food... So much for work.

See you tomorrow.

5 comments:

Phyllisa said...

HI CASEY. GOOD JOB!

NO, THIS IS NOT AN ANGRY NOTE. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN TYPE WHILE HOLDING THE 'VISITOR CAT'. HE IS STAYING WITH ME FOR AWHILE AND NEEDS LOTS OF ATTENTION. I CALL HIM THE HALLOWEEN CAT BECAUSE HE IS ALL BLACK WITH YELLOW EYES. AND HE'S A TROUBLEMAKER BUT LOVEABLE.
PHYLLISA

Elizabeth S said...

A Very good idea Casey! I also like this birds-eye view of your library/observatory interior. A Very cosy feel to it too, aided in part to the library shelves lining the walls and that lovely fireplace.

Caseymini said...

Phyllisa, are you sure that your visitor cat isn't related to
Kota? He rules this house with an iron paw!

mcddiss said...

me encanta ver tus progresos en las miniaturas de cualquier clase , es genial , gracias por compartirlo

besitos

Mari

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
The view of the library is awesome. Great idea making the roof detachable!
The yellow in the rug is wonderful!
Big hug,
Giac