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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

I Am Not a Happy Camper....

The walkway's stones are in, I forgot to chalk them so that will have to be done after the fact, and I will also have to figure out how to fix the chalk because I don't think I can spray the vignette without a great deal of masking.

Why am I not a happy camper? Things were going so well. But, I have mislaid, lost, misfiled, call it what you will, the coarse white gravel I used under the veranda of the house. I need that to fill in the gaps in the stones of the walkway.

As I really, really want this finished, I decided to try the dark gray fine beach gravel/coarse sand, but it is too dark for the gravel of the veranda. So that won't work.

So I borrowed some white gravel from a little zen garden I got years ago, but it is too white. That won't work either. I need the slightly grayish/yellowish gravel I used before. There are two more bags of sand from that batch, each finer in consistency and they are simply too fine, too much like, well, sand, to simulate gravel here.

Bah! Tomorrow I work, and then I am away for a few days. The show for which I want this finished is in about 2 weeks....


  1. It is frustrating when things don't go the way we envision, but try, try again!

  2. Hello Marijke,
    I do hope you find the bags soon. The project is looking better every time!
    Big hug

  3. Found the gravel! May even get that in this evening. Now if only the rare earth magnets for the other projects would show up! Then it's on to flowers/plants/bushes.

    1. SO glad to hear that! I know how frustrating it is to know you have something and not be able to find it.
      Hugs, Maureen

  4. Oh Marijke - it does my heart good to know even the most experienced miniaturists have days like that too! I thought it was just newbies like me! - Marilyn D., Oromocto, NB, Canada

  5. Haber si encuentras pronto esas bolsas y la grava queda como tu quieres!!