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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Tiny Whiny Probem...

As usual.  Tessie has a problem... OK maybe it's more me than Tessie.

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 started putting the lead in this morning and then had to stop to go over to April's and go shopping.

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 cut it at the sharp corners and bent it around the curves.

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!


Giac said...

Hello Casey,
I can't wait to see the finished bath. The mirror is just gorgeous and so wonderfully unique! I love it!
Big hug,

Elizabeth S said...

I think that your mirror is a miniature work of art Casey! Love the matching fabric frame too! :D