Although these people missed one or more check-ins, they still get an "Honorable Mention"
From Danice Chisholm:
I have a dollhouse that started in 1983 which needs completing. My mother and I ordered one from "The house that Jack built." It's the HouseWorks two story which closes in the front. Jack had donated a modest house as a door prize for the Jason Getzan show and my mother won it! They graciously gave us credit against the bigger house and have been lifelong mini-friends. We drove to Holland, MI to pick it up Thanksgiving weekend -- my father had passed away that summer leaving us a bit untethered that holiday so getting the house was fun. I gessoed the house, put on most shingles and custom mixed a paint color for the exterior. Sadly my Mother passed in the summer of 1984 and I lost my zeal for completing it. Over the years I have made and purchased many lovely items for it. Always thinking what Dorothy would have liked in it. In 2022 (after moving to an apartment from a house with a whole basement set up for miniatures), I said "You need to finish Dorothy's house!" So, I inventoried all the things I had for it. I realized that some of the wallpaper was not usable and I no longer had any of the paint, but this was doable. I painted all of the windows coordinating colors, started to do a wiring chart, and found the roof parts that weren't shingled.
I said "2023 will be the year!" and along came your challenge. There is just one wrinkle. I am in Arizona thru early April and the house is in Michigan so the real work won't begin until April.
From Kim Fitzsimmons:
Kim failed to send in her initial picture (she thought she had) so we are including her in our honorable mention page!
The roof was removed (that was not an easy task) and new shingles put on roof. The house got a fresh coat of paint. I liked the original colors, but the 20 year old paint need a refresh. I also move the front railing opening and made a stone foundation from egg cartons. Next up-interior.
From Ana Lopez:
I just purchased a small plastic doll house at a thrift shop that I would like to redo. I'm doing a Christmas theme since It's my favorite holiday. I saw the big potential in it with the great front entrance door and the gorgeous balcony with two swing doors. This would be my ideal future display in front of my Christmas tree for future years.
From Joanne Mcleay:
I have too many projects on the go but I would like to get a large project done as well as complete half a dozen that are close to be finished! This cabinet will become a hotel scene with a long term anthropologist tenant. I had been collecting the pieces and should have all I need to get it finished now!
From Madison Mitchell:
I'd like to participate in the year long challenge with the construction of our Foxhall Manor kit. It sat in garages for about 25 years (mainly at my mother-in-law's) and we just finally got it out of its box!
From Christina Watson:
My mom sent me this log cabin kit to make a cabin that looks like her little cabin in the woods (inside and out!) This isn’t really my personal aesthetic so it’s been challenging for me to start. I would like to enter your year long challenge so I can get it completed by her birthday and having deadlines will keep me on task.