April 6, 2016

99 X 89



I like days where things get accomplished.  Since my allergies are being tame today, I spent more time in the pool this morning.  That always enervates me.  Later, even small things like planning menus or grocery shopping made me feel good. 

Menus:  Giada’s Pasta Primavera will do very well if I cut back on the bow ties and oil just a bit on Wednesday.  Today I will stir up Lady Bird Johnson’s Pedernales River Chili perhaps with a pinch of minced onion and a grate or two of cheese on top.  Cook for four and eat twice…small portions.  I’ve become terribly lazy when I’m in the kitchen. 

I go to the Diabetic.org site and follow their suggestions, believe it or not.

Later, I grabbed a book to read over lunch then spread Harriet’s Star Quilt out for some inspiration.  Finally some concrete ideas began to stir.  99 inches by 89 inches…..with a star border top and bottom….solid borders all around that.  Fabrics and quilting indicating fields in graduating colors…dark at the bottom.  Lots of crows.  After making a pattern for the star block that will fit my 99 inches, I’m feeling pretty good.



13 comments:

  1. Spring seems to have brought you some renewal of spirit and energy. I wish I had that. Just got back from the car shop and now need a nap!

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  2. Lovely inspiration. Art rocks! so do you!

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  3. Must check out the recipes at that site. Have a great day. It sounds like it will be a great one!

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  4. This is the first year that I've experienced dizziness because of allergies. Not fun. I'm glad you're feeling well and peaceful.

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  5. I really enjoy the diabetic recipes, even though I'm not diabetic...just trying to watch the carbs.

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  6. I was hungry to begin with. Sigh.

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  7. I'm a lazy cook, too. But I tell myself I'm just efficient!

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  8. Nice quilt idea! Can't wait to see it in progress... glad your allergies are better; I think we'll have rain before morning -- the wind keeps climbing then subsiding and I swore I could smell rain in the air a while ago. We're supposed to get rain tomorrow, but what do weathermen know? LOL

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  9. It is great isn't it crossing things off a list. My cooking initiative has dwindled with age. I try to eat healthily with the minimum of effort - there is so much else to be done when you are one. Paper work grrrrrrh!

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  10. That quilt incidentally looks great.

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  11. I do so admire you quilters.

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