Well it took me another 7 hours of work this morning to finally come to the same conclusion I had last night- this piece has to stop- it has fundamental problems that are not going to be solved and even though I have spent 3 weeks working on it- I am throwing good time away. But it is hard to just stop- especially when so much energy has been invested.
At least I know why it did not work.
So I left the barn, had some lunch and have decided to take a break until tomorrow. I took all of the fabric off the wall, folded and put it away so I am not tempted to take one more try. I cleaned up and shut the door until tomorrow.
It is hard not to feel a sense of failure- even though I know not everything can or will work.