Sigh. I really don't know what to say about the Sewaholic Thurlow muslin. Something like "Anything worth doing is hard work." I feel like I have worked hard, but not gotten the outcome I wanted. I have been working on the muslin off and on since New Year's Eve. It felt like I invested a lot of time, money, and effort into it, and emotional energy too, but part of any investment is knowing when to give up, fold the cards, walk away, right? I think I will sew it up as it stands now and see what happens. Maybe I'll feel better about it in dark fashion fabric. I don't know why I feel differently, more strongly, about this piece, that it should have succeeded. My success rate with my sewing is roughly around 50%. Chances were equal that it wasn't going to work.
Anyway, what I *did* accomplish and with a satisfactory outcome is painting the 3 walls of the downstairs hallway.
yup! It is done done done. I think the runner looks like a tongue. I did a boatload of cleaning, too.
Lynn was asking what color I was painting it. Well, it's the same color as before, only Sears doesn't make Easy Living Antique White anymore, so I had it custom color matched.
I think of it as a warm, creamy color, and I really like the freshly painted surfaces. I will paint some more walls, probably not anytime soon, and definitely not the whole house. Maybe 3 more walls. or 5.
Can you spot the mistake on these air filters? Wish I had found it before I bought them...
Here's the first rose; I cut it tonight before something eats it.
My johnny jump-ups surprised me and came back this year.
Wow, look at that weed, it grew up and through the Japanese maple...