Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's been confirmed....

I am truly freaking nutzo!  No matter how well you plan, block out time, write it all down -- wham the darn calendar sneaks up and slams you in the face... phone book style!

Today my calendar is blocked off for my own work - crystals on "Wonderlust".  Simple enough, I honestly think I will be able to finish today.  BUT, when I turn the page... horror!  It says KM-PSLCQ MBR CH -- what you say?  That translates into Karen, you really need to start on your PSL Crazy Quilters Guild Member Challenge project.  It's due on 2/2/2012 -- which just happens to be show set-up day.  Well, that leaves me two weeks for creation, changes, oh-shits, quilting, and binding of my project.  Now, remember, it is only 18"x24" so completion is totally possible, the questions is am I ready.

So here is the first time I am sharing the inspirational photo with you.  The photo was taken by Salih Agir of Turkey -- who just happens to take some really cool pics -- maybe that's why he is a photographer?!!

Awesome photo right?  That's exactly what I said!  So I emailed Salih and was granted permission to use the photo -- here is the portion I am using.  His only request was that I share photos of my finished project with him.

This is just the rough-crop portion with the upper items blurred out.  Our Member Challenge is entitled "What's in Your Garden"... well, in my garden I see HOPE.  My challenge is entitled "Hope Grows" because no matter what, there is always hope -- sometimes you just need to look!  So you can see how Salih's photo worked perfectly with my idea!

Well, on top of the member challenge, I'm also supposed to be preparing my booth for the show.  Easy enough, I'm a longarm quilter, I just need some samples, a few of my own patterns, specialty notions, and such.  BUT, this year I was supposed to have some prequilted fabrics for sale.  I'm still hoping for that, but not sure when, where, why, how, all those nasty double-u's (and odd h) are attempting to get in my way!  Really, honestly, uhmmmm, if I weren't such a procrastinator and/or so darn busy prior to this I would be ready.  But I think sometimes I thrive off of the stress that I create for myself.  It gets my creative juices flowing at an all-time crazy rate.  So maybe I will surprise myself... maybe!  Oh, and the best part of all this insanity... my Sister and Mother are flying to share it with me!  Yay!!!


  1. I am so looking forward to seeing this when you get it done! I know it will be fantastic! I just barely finished my own challenge for the show! You think you have all the time in the world and then BAM! It sneaks up on you!

  2. What an awesome pic.....that quilt is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see it!

  3. Yup, looking forward to this one. And the journey there of course!!!! Lol. I'd send you a few spare moments from over here but the wind is in the wrong direction.

  4. I love this and have utter faith in you in all you do! Hope is our best and only ring to grasp in tiny time allotments. Love the photos and your quilts :)

  5. Terrific photo and great idea...I know you will do a marvelous job because I will pray for you. sometimes I am Sally know me Karen.

  6. Thanks everyone! I will keep you all up-to-date on the happenings, as crazy as they may be!