Saturday, February 7, 2009

All right! My new Create and Decorate mag. came.

This recipe looks yummy. The carrots, chick and birdies told me that they wanted me to make them! I don't want to hurt their feelings, so I guess I will.

Handmade Books

Here are a couple of books that I made.

Valentine Wallhanging

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hummmmm...Rethinking dieting!

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true? A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap. Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products. Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc. Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good! Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! .... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you? Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach. Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel good food around! Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me. Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape! Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. AND.....For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies. 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. CONCLUSION; Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Completed Quilt

Harper's Ferry is finished! Record time for me in completing a larger quilt from start to finish. Started three weeks ago, finished today.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Quilt top is ready for quilting.

Harper's Ferry is now ready to be machine quilted. I debated whether to add another border. Still might when I go to the fabric shop.

Unexpected Beauty!

I went to pick up Kent from the bus stop last week and as I turned onto 1030 west, I came upon the most unusual and beautiful sunset. I first saw Timp to the East. I pulled out my trusty camera, (which by the way I now carry everywhere I go), and took two pics. I then thought what does the west of the valley look like. I drove west and low and behold, this is what I saw. Amazing! It looks like a spotlight coming from behind the West mountains. Sky's are one of my favorite things. Now you know why.
How cool is this? I was helping Wayne and Cathy with their move this past week and we couldn't resist pics with an old truck Wayne was parting out. I'm so glad we took the pictures cause the truck is now gone. Look at the cool steering wheel!