Seriously, is this pathetic or what? This is my desk, and it has looked exactly like this since I got into the office this morning. Decided to take a little lunch break (read: Diet Coke and Christmas cookies from the kitchen downstairs), and update the blog, as it's as close to creative as I'm going to get for the next 8 hours or so.
Sadly most of the junk in that pile will be packed back up and returned to the home office where it will be piled on that desk until it comes back to this one on Wednesday. (We telecommuters build nice arm muscles schlepping work between offices all week.)
I popped over to Sarcastic Quilter's blog a bit earlier this afternoon and signed on to tackle UFOs with her. Specifically, the SIL's Christmas Gift/Beach House Quilt that seems to be the bane of my procrastinating existence these days. You know, if it were pinned, I might be able to knock it out, but for some reason, I am doing everything I can think of to avoid laying it out to sandwich. Where the heck is the Quilt Fairy when you need him?!
And now I am seriously in need of putting my nose to the grindstone and taking some action on the Diamonds challenge quilt. 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' is our guild's theme for the AQS Ultimate 2010 Guild Challenge. 35-40" square or rectangular piece that must include at least 10 diamonds in it's construction.
I took a look at last years' Ultimate Guild Challenge winners and have just come to the conclusion that I am:
a. so screwed
b. way out of my league here
I have never made an art quilt in my life--which isn't really surpising as I've only been a quilter for about 18 months, and trust me when I tell you that this finished piece had best be an art quilt. So it looks like I will now be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.
I just have to keep remembering some sage advice a really cool boss once gave me when he assigned me to his IT department and I said I feel like I'm about to jump into the deep end of the pool without a pool noodle. He said, "don't worry about it, before long, you'll be swimming with the sharks". (Which, was actually pretty funny as I was picturing the geeks in his departrment treading water in arm floaties, not chomping on unsuspecting boogie boarders.)
Confidence....I can muster that. Now, I need an art quilter name. Something unpronounceable on viewing.
Damn....Kaffe Fassett is already taken. Hmmm......I've got it! Back in high school Mr. Bledsoe, my inspirational art teacher/creative mentor (who taught me that I was totally not artistically challenged as I had always believed) made up a knickname for me. Let's work with that.......Eureka!!!! (Wait, didn't they just have an earthquake?)
I shall be Suz Zwizzle, prospective art quilter. Let's see if you can figure out how to pronounce that, Kaffy Fassay :)
(And yes, I do know how to really pronounce his name :) )