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    Cousin Farfrom Normal, Queen of Spackle

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  1. Do I remember correctly that you made a teapot using a marble for miss Frobisher's cottage? Or was that you? I do remember some gorgeous mini landscape paintings!
  2. The door and window punchouts make table tops and the stair rail punchouts and unused bits of gingerbread make table legs and other goodies. That's how I made little tables like the one in the kitchen from scraps of the White Orchid.
  3. I might have been tempted to spray a snippet of large Sonic soda straw silvery and glue it under that left-hand door for the flour sifter. I do love that Hoosier cabinet, and Grazhe always has the coolest mini accessories to dress her furniture.
  4. One of my favorite old saws: Young son: Daddy, what makes the sky blue? Dad: I don't know, Son. Young son: Daddy, what makes it rain? Dad: I don't know, Son. Young son: Daddy, why is Mommy mad? Dad: I don't know, Son. Young son: Daddy, does it bother you that I ask a lot of questions? Dad: Why, no, Son; how will you learn things if you don't ask questions?
  5. I know an awful lot about how NOT to do things.
  6. Your staggering is in a horizontal plane, rather than vertical; how interesting.
  7. It looks translucent on my monitor. Is that what you'll use to make your mold?
  8. Our trip was masked and socially distanced, but we got out on the road and it was liberating.
  9. For less that USD$20 you can get a cork-backed steel ruler and a Stanley retractable utility knife & blades.
  10. Thank you for checking in and it sounds like progress is being made.
  11. I use clear acetate from packaging, I'll be interested in your results.
  12. We did a shake-down road trip in early May, planning on two weeks and actually getting almost ten days (storm forecast cut it short). We went to Natchez, MS,stopping in McComb on the way to spend a day at their railroad museum, only to find it had burned down a few days earlier. The motel we'd picked for Natchez turned out to be a disappointment, and the town was mostly still closed down, so we toured the town and found a pasta restaurant open that turned out to be a real jewel, and the we toured the Grand Natchez Indian Village before getting on the Natchez Trace and driving the part we'd missed (due to post-storm flooding the drive down from Nashville, TN, a few years before). We spent a few days in Jackson and a few more in Meridian, going up to Indianola one day and spent it at the BB King Museum and Heritage Center. From there we went to Tuscaloosa for three days and we were set to go spend the rest of our two weeks in Birmingham when the weather forecast had us head for home.
  13. You want the "line" of the joining of two shingles on the row above to fall in the middle of the whole shingle on the next row down; on the next row up the middle of a shingle will fall on the "line"between the shingles below: If you put a whole shingle at the start of your first row across, start the next row up with a shingle cut in half vertically and continue your shingles on across like that; every row that starts with a whole shingle will have a row starting with a half shingle above it, and when you're done your shingles will be staggered.
  14. I made fake folding stairs to my farmhouse attic:
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