Chicken Mama's sale and open house in her "new" office space in town is this Saturday. Because of one thing and another that has kept her from getting everything done earlier, she's currently working her little buns off trying to get ready . . . without losing all of her marbles in the process.
So what's my problem? Well, I promised her a new quilted wall hanging for her door by Saturday to replace the fallish/Thanksgivingish one presently hanging there.
Little did I know this project would throw me into panic mode, too.
The pattern is a watercolor quilt background with appliqued decorated Christmas tree and boxed gifts. (Mama Pea has never cared for watercolor quilts. That's okay. It's good for her to work outside her comfort zone every now and then. Gnash, gnash.)
I do enjoy doing hand applique. Fortunately, this applique is done using a different method. So then why do I say "fortunately?" Well, these pieces are merely pressed on with a bonding material. An easier, quicker process. Right? Right. And a darn good thing, too, or I would have needed about two years to complete this particular wall hanging doing hand applique. Unfortunately, the appliques are extremely detailed and have required hours and hours (and a few more hours) of fussy cutting and intricate arrangement.
I feel so unsure if I will have time to get it finished for Saturday that I don't even have time to post pictures of the hateful --- whoops, I mean complicated --- project right now.
Will I get it done for Saturday's big day? I. don't. know. But, wait, that's not an option. I will get it done. I think. I hope. Stay tuned.
Just when it couldn't have been more surreal...
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