with disregard to proper sewing and measuring, lack of respect for the stitching, and reckless use of sandpaper. 120 grit. I created a few broken linen threads to mimic worn areas, roughed the fabric, tore some floss, and I'm still not happy. I think the linen is too light for the look I wanted. There was no time to look through fabrics when I left for the Clinic. A complete dip in a darker dye will probably help, and next time I want it to look old, I will use 535 or 844 instead of black.
I'm on edge as I have been for quite a while, waiting for the phone to ring, which it does regularly. I see her number on the screen and wonder what I will hear. Six more weeks! That restlessness and anxiety makes me careless and unfocused, but I would have treated this project the same even without the stress. Menopause did me wrong years ago so I can't blame it on my sister!
Enjoy your day.