After a horrible last 2 days, I just needed to sew. I NEEDED TO!
My boys have been gone to my mother's since Sunday so that I could allegedly paint our upstairs hallway & stairway and in one of my son's bedroom. Now our hallway is no small space. It's got 7 doorframes to paint around, plus the stairwell is 16 feet tall. I went great guns on Sunday morning with paint I had leftover from when I painted the living room 3 years ago. Seemed a little odd that there was 2/3 of a can left in it, but not enough for me to think too seriously about it. Now as an aside...we have a few other rooms painted in shades of green - my bathroom is pale sage, the kitchen is a deep forest (which was originally a slightly different shade, but was changed when I didn't like it), and the living room is also sage. Therein lies the problem! Too many options at the paint shelves. I painted 2 of the 16 ft walls, hoping that the paint would just dry a little lighter and match where it ties into the living room. WHen it dried, it was about 20 shades darker. UGH! My want to give up was kicking in. I moved onto my son's bedroom. That was simpler and how could I mess up tan?
Later on, I went to Home Depot and got a can of the right color and tested it. It appeared to be good. Phew...After Sophie went to sleep I cut in around the trim. The next morning, in between taking her to the doctor and the ER, I rolled these walls. It all seemed kosher so far, looking much better than the mistake-dark green. After she went to bed, I worked a little more. In my attempt to get as much paint out of my roller as possible, I rolled over a few (shall I say 3 at least) walls in the living room that were looking a little dingy. Again, it seemed logical.
Upon waking this morning (just before I pulled out my hair and wanted to scream!), I noticed that the paint is a touch lighter. It's not enough to tell in the hallway, but in the living room, atop the existing sage paint, it looks all splotchy. Could be because I only bought a quart of new paint and not a gallon. Who knows. My day has also been taxing because of Sophie being very fussy. The med she is on (prednisolone) makes her dizzy, fussy and a little angry. I have to follow her around to make sure she doesnt bump into things.
Consequently, I have just lost my will to fix the mess. The hallway has a 16 ft ladder still up, dropclothes around, paint cans, etc. I have gotten about 90% of the stairwell done and 25% of the hall done. So what does one do in this predicament???
Start a new sewing project. That's right. Don't bother finishing the 16 I have started. A new one!
So if you are intrigued about where this is going, good. That was my goal. It is for the Spring Fling round robin. The block is NOT completed. A key design element is not yet on it. And incase you are wondering, it is not going to be a peacock!
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