She solves all problems by whine.
It will be easy enough to solve. Just more fun to be dramatic and throw a fit over the fact that the window that I measured was the box itself. Not the hole with the frame inside. Actually, I like the size better the way that I did it.
I cut the half inch wide lead to less than 1/16th of an inch wide with a long pair of scissors.
For those of you that haven't worked with lead tape, it comes on a paper backing and is very easy to cut. I didn't really want an exact width.
When I did a class in real stained glass back in the 80s, the leading never came out all the same size. There were a lot of variations.
Anyway, I guided it with one hand and packed it down with my curved jeweler's tweezers.
I put it in place and then Tessie pointed out my mistake and insisted that I fix it....
The window that comes with the kit is quit thick and it also opens...
I had no intention of using it anyway. I didn't want the window to open.
As far as Tessie is concerned, it is still a mistake that I must fix.
I will. As soon as I am done here, I will make a thin frame to fit inside the window hole. It won't take long and then she will quit hassling me. I hope...
I thought about doing stained glass, but when I got it in place, I kind of liked the plain old glass look. I may do more texturing on some of the areas to look like the old glass, but I don't think that I want to do color with all of the other things in the room. Too busy.
Meanwhile, I won't be bothered by Tessie for a while. She likes the new mirror... At least that pleases her. She has been staring at her reflection for the past hour. Since I put it in place.
Once in a while she turns around and says, "Well. At least you got the important part right!" Then she turns back to the mirror and gazes at her reflection...
A little while ago, she asked, without turning her head... "Is the window done yet? I want to try the escape hatch..."
Oops! I forgot about her plans for the bathroom escape route. How do I tell her that she is going to have to find a different way to get out... There IS a front door... And an open back... and a window in the kitchen. "Sorry Tessie, no bathroom window!"
See you tomorrow, with a finished bath!