We went to visit our #2 Daughter, who prefers to have as little internet presence as possible (not everybody wants to live online).
One of the reasons we went was to see the quilting table Charlie made for her, which she took home in sections, painted, and assembled.
Here’s the finished product, doors and all. More about the doors after the picture.
She made the doors. Charlie made open shelves, but her cats got in and raked everything off so they could sleep there, so she constructed doors out of wainscotting trimmed with thin baseboard. She also made the cloth baskets on the open shelves on the side.
I wish I had gotten the green hanging you can see a bit of in the upper right; it’s an art quilt she made of a black cat in tall grass. The flat stuff on the wall behind the table are her cutting and measuring boards, hung on a nail to keep them handy and out of the way.
This picture is not of a door, but it is of an opening: Charlie built a well into the table-top for the sewing machine to fit down into, so she can feed the quilting material straight through and not up over the machine base.
Before I came to another door, we checked out her massive snowball bush. Hand included for scale. No nail polish, sorry. It was Sunday afternoon, and I had removed the week’s work and not put the new week’s on yet.
Okay, so then I snapped this picture of her shed, door ajar.
And what’s that inside the door? Let’s look!
It’s the feral kitten she’s trying to tame! He’s just getting to where he’ll get close to her. We didn’t try to approach him (this is a zoom shot), because we didn’t want to mess with her progress. When she wins his trust, she’ll betray him by having him neutered. Such is life. But living in the country means you either neuter any cats you can catch or break your heart watching kittens picked off by bigger, faster predators.
Thursday doors is the brainchild of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.
Just in case you’re wondering what my nails look like this week, here’s a picture.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a wild animal.