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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Let's Get This Party Started....

I am not going to get any sleep for a week!

The theater is finished. 

Here's the back wall. First I put spray glue on the front and smoothed the fabric over that.  I left about an inch all around to cover the edges and wrap to the back.

 I put scraps of fabric in the corners, where the flaps, folded back, won't cover the wood. Then I cut a slit down the center and to all four corners on the diagonal.  The one on the right side shows.  The one on the left doesn't. 

I put glue on the inside of the wood frame and wrapped all four sides up and smoothed the fabric taught to that.  Then I wrapped it over the edge of the wood and glued it to the back side of the wall.

I used essentially the same procedure for the floor. 

Notice that the pieces that will bend down in the openings are put on with masking tape with about the same distance between the two pieces as the thickness of the illustration board.

Then I trimmed and wrapped the carpet around this and glued all of the edges to the back with white glue.

After getting everything in place in the box, it was amazing how fast the crowd gathered.

In fact, I had to move everyone back out, to get the machine going.  Walter still has to get me a battery for the remote control.

When he does, all I will have to do is lift the front flap of the rug and push buttons to get it to go.
 We now have a full cat tree... It's OK.  Widget never uses anything but the bottom scratching posts anyway.

You will notice that Santa is out on the right side porch.  He says he has everything under control.  He also apologizes for having to be absent from the party on Christmas eve.  He will be back on Christmas day... "Have the milk and cookies waiting..."
Here is a photo of everything that is going on...  I imagine that the Elizabethan lady that lives upstairs will be down on the party level soon.  She didn't get a wink of sleep last night.

If you include me, there are 12 people watching Buffy right now.

Tessie and Zar didn't invite the maid that is taking care of the food on the Christmas island or the lady upstairs.  I hear that both of them get a bit noisy when drinking.  Maybe it is for the best.

It is bad enough that the party has been going on since about noon yesterday and shows no signs of stopping until after New Year's Day...

There will probably be more guests before the party gets into full swing. 

I am going to go hide in the bedroom or the workroom.

Out of desperation, I will be making cookies, punch and fudge.  The party seems to quiet down a bit when they start stuffing themselves with food and drink...

If you need me, yell really, really LOUD! 

See you tomorrow.


Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. Your "cat tree" makes a good spot for a mini room and extensions. And if your cat wants to check it out, he will probably do what my cat does and carefully step over all the minis. I suppose I should get my mini Christmas displays done, but I don't seem to be in the mood. From reading online, I find a lot of people have less Christmas spirit this year. With tomorrow being the "one week left" point, it is my hope we all find some additional joy. Your column always helps with that. Many thanks.

Unknown said...

Menuda sala de cine!

Daydreamer said...

Hi Casey! I Really LOVE this Cat Tree Theater!!! The best part is the actual movies, of course, but the rest of the decor is not too shabby either! It looks really modern and cozy and FUN!!!
(Enjoy it while it keeps them occupied...!)

Kathi said...

Oh my goodness! So happy I checked back in today! This cat tree is amazing! Love, love, love it!

Caseymini said...

Kathi, it's good to hear from you. I hope you are doing well!