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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cleaning the Quilt Shop...

First of all, I wanted to show you the setup for the puppet show that went on after I wrote the blog yesterday. It consisted of nearly every pillow in the house, with Amare and puppet hiding behind them.  It consisted of a lot of knock, knock jokes and a lot of roars from the dinosaur puppet.


I decided to clean up the quilt shop this morning.  Tessie somehow got wind of it and told me that I need not apply for the job.  She would do it!

I knew that something was up. She doesn't volunteer for anything that has dusting of sweeping involved...

I looked in several times.

The first time she claimed to be working on a school house quilt... It is printed on the fabric, so I doubt that she was doing much sewing..

The next time I looked in, still "sewing", but surveying the rest of the room carefully...

Then it dawned on me.  This room always has tea, coffee, strawberry shortcake and cookies...
Yup.  I will be cleaning the "Rusty  Needle" from scratch tomorrow...

She hasn't done a lick of work.  I am going to have to bake more cookies and make more tea and coffee... Everything but the strawberry shortcake is gone.  Fortunately for me, Tessie is allergic to strawberries! At least I won't have to make another one of those.
For the rest of the afternoon, she took a stool behind the counter, so that I couldn't see that she was sitting down.  Then she proceeded to explain to me that she was waiting for customers to come in...

The store is closed on Sunday.  That's convenient for her. Have another cup of tea, Tessie!

 If I kick her out of the store, maybe I can get it cleaned this afternoon. Back to work.

See you tomorrow.

5 comments:

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. Yes, cleaning of (mini) houses is sometimes necessary. Lately, I cleaned
the blue house (small house). I have the Mayor's house (large house), 2 shelf houses
and 12 room boxes to go!
Phyllisa

Virginia Isabel said...

Que bonita la tienda. No le falta ningún detalle.
Besujis!!

Marian said...

Tu escena es maravillosa. Tiene cantidad de detalles fantásticos.
Felicidades.
Un abrazo

Dany said...

Hi, I love love love your quilt shop, so many details :)
Cleaning already isn't something very funny ... but when it comes to miniature shops and dollhouses, one might think that it is less work because there's less space to clean ... but that's not really true, isn't it ? :)

Юлия said...

Shop so real, so much detail. I hope that Tessie had good time for tea and not very tired of cleaning. Puppet show in pillows is great! And even with dinosaurs!