Thursday, November 10, 2011

Odds and ends

Good mail today!  I've been looking forward to receiving the winter issue of PQ and P since I saw the preview on their website. 

Several projects have caught my eye, and I can't wait to jump into the Country Christmas quilt this weekend!

Bonnie Hunter will be offering a new Mystery Quilt series beginning next week.  The clues will be posted on Fridays for seven or eight weeks.  Her designs are always very scrappy and complex, and her instructions are detailed and conversational.  If you're looking for an *intense* mystery quilt challenge, check her out!  I have some fabrics pulled out, but so far I'm still at the "just thinking about it" stage :)

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.  With a 2 lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can.  Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 5 lb potato sacks. Then try 25 lb potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 50 lb potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks ...