After spending most of yesterday in the kitchen, my body was pretty achy. I slept well last night [excepting the nightmarish dream that had the presidential election result switching to the other party - don't shoot me...I wasn't thrilled with either choice, nor did I vote for either...and that's all I'm saying!] and didn't get up until 8:30 this morning. Once I gathered myself from the dream, I got a cup of coffee, read today's Scripture, and then headed to my laptop. I knew today was the expected release of part 1 of the mystery quilt.
Along with general dilly-dallying, I've spent the majority of the day browsing through all the comments everyone's been posting on Bonnie's Quiltville's Open Studio Facebook page. Seeing the fabrics and even alternate color-ways has been a delight. From reading the comments, there are a lot of newbies, both to quilting and to the mystery quilt. The excitement is amazing to see. I love the mystery quilts.
I remember back in the late 1990s watching Alex Anderson's quilting show on HGTV and having seen Billie Lauder as a guest explaining mystery quilts. She presented them as "The Case of (whatever)". I took an all-day class from her once for one called The Case of The Mysterious Voter. I enjoyed the process, and really liked the resulting flimsy...it's still waiting to be quilted.