Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bits from the "Thirst Parlor"

Thirst Parlor was a name actually used for a saloon/bar of the 1800's. I think it's a wonderfully euphemistic term.
Here is a picture of the main bar:

Here is the pool table I made which sits in the room over the bar:

The Grocery Store

It hasn't been built yet but I'm working on produce and such for it. Here is a filled shelving unit.

Bits for the "yard" of Merebrick/Port Brown

There will be a small "yard" between Merebrick & Port Brown.
Here is an outhouse I built and picture of some of the animals that will be there:

Some work on Ariel

Ariel is name of my 3rd larger house. I had one that didn't fit in our van and didn't make the move. We set it out back in the alley and it disappeared in 30 minutes according to my neighbor. It was fronted and built and had only a few windows in it. It was called Sapiens then and here is a picture of it before I did much more to it.

I like to say that a tornado swept through Facetious and took the house but saved the furnishings. The Solomon family is living in the hotel (unbuilt and likely never to be for lack of space) until their new home "Ariel" is built which I am working on.

I put a partition in between the kitchen & servants hall which is (in my mind) echoing the set up in Upstairs, Downstairs.

Here is a picture of the dining room in progress. I was able to use small-scale Bradbury & Bradbury wall friezes and I am just delighted since I will never be able to use them full size in real life.


I made this mini-quilt in 1997. I hand-sewed the 1/2" squares together but put no batting in it, just a backing only. I don't know why I did it and it's been buried in a box for some years.

Then yesterday I made this little "scrappy" quilt just because I had leftover bits from my pink & brown quilt.