After sleeping on it, the last design still doesn’t feel “right”. I’m incredibly frustrated that I can’t seem to get it working – usually it means that there is a fundamental flaw somewhere that I’m missing – but until I figure out what is bothering me, there’s no point in going further with the front. Either my Muse is on vacation or she’s shouting something at me on some ultrasonic wavelength that I can’t hear. Either way, I’m not going to focus on it: sometimes you need to walk away for a few days to figure out what’s wrong. I’m going to work on the lining, which will take several days to cut and sew, and also on removing the basting stitches, which could easily take a couple days. There are three rows of basting stitches in each seam, and because I am stitching right along the basting line, they frequently get caught in the machine stitching and have to be patiently picked out with a darning needle, then clipped out with scissors. Tedious but necessary.
It’s a good thing I have mindless stuff to work on, though – we put in an offer on a house on Friday, and the deadline for hearing back is today. I’m unbelievably stressed (which is probably why my Muse is on vacation) – can’t wait to find out if we got it! Time has never passed so slowly.