06/30/10 – Food

Breakfast – two pieces of toast with one egg.

Lunch – one half of a Jimmy John tuna sandwich with a few baked potato chips.

Then I treated myself to a McDonald’s small vanilla cone. Lovely.

I was out shopping all afternoon and when I got home I was hot and thirsty so I had a frozen fruit bar – only 25 calories and very refreshing.

Supper – spinach salad, some crackers, and for dessert a small low-fat yogurt with blueberries and a sprinkling of granola.

06/29/10 – Food

Breakfast – two pieces of toast, one egg

Lunch – sandwich, TJs veggie sticks

Afternoon snack – almonds

Supper – vegetable fried rice with yesterday’s leftover vegetables. It was overcooked and mushy and awful. I ate most of it though and wished that I were a better cook. Oh well, there was one little Skinny Cow ice cream in the fridge and I ate the whole thing even though I was not hungry. So there.

I’m getting bored with my food. The best thing I have had lately was that Panera salad.

06/28/10 – Food

Breakfast – toast with an egg

Lunch – shrimp salad bulked up with lots of lettuce, mini rye toasts with cream cheese, and then I finished off the last of the dark chocolate gelato.

Supper – chicken and stir fried veggies (made too many and only ate about half). However, there is always room for dessert and I had 1/3 cup of chocolate Cheerios with skim milk.

I did nibble on some almonds this afternoon and tonight – not because I was hungry, but because I wanted something crunchy. Almonds fill that need quickly and the are a lot healthier than potato chips (which would be my normal choice).

06/27/10 – Food

Breakfast – a church breakfast in the park……one pancake, one sausage patty, one small bowl of fruit.

Lunch – half of a Panera chopped chicken salad and half a whole wheat roll. One sugar-free cookie for dessert.

Supper – the other half of the Panera salad and roll. WW ice cream for dessert.

A glass of skim milk at bedtime.

Busy Saturday

I just wanted to make a sample block from Sharon Craig’s new book, Layer ‘Em Up #3, so I chose an easy block and before I knew it, I had a whole quilt top done. It is a good table-topper size, not my colors at all, and the pink sashing kind of takes center stage.

Here is a close-up of one of the fabrics – a scrap piece of musical instruments that has been in my stash for years.

As long as I got the top done, I decided to also pick out a backing and make a binding. I found this wild wavy stripe in my stash and thought it would finish off the quilt nicely.

After spending part of Friday with my friend, Brenda, who is a master stitcher, I decided to start a new stitching project. This piece also has bright colors that are not my usual choice.
I must be in a wild and crazy mood. : )

Today I am very grateful for air conditioning and my nice, chilly Quilt Studio (in the basement).

06/26/10 – Food

Today I wanted to eat and eat and eat. I restrained myself though because I have an outfit hanging in my closet ready for a big family wedding coming up in August. I cannot afford to gain an ounce or the outfit will not fit. So even though I wanted to overeat today, the thought of that tight-fitting jacket helped me reign in my appetite.

Breakfast – toast with peanut butter and some cherries

Lunch – shrimp salad, mini rye toasts with cream cheese, sugar-free cookie

Mid-afternoon snack – almonds

Supper – small piece of chicken, stir-fried veggies, one spoonful of dark chocolate gelato.

06/25/10 – Food

Twas not a low-calorie day……..

Breakfast – toast with an egg – a breakfast sandwich so to speak.

Lunch – out with a friend. I had a sandwich of chicken, Swiss cheese, bacon, avocado, lettuce & tomato on grilled sourdough bread and waffle fries. I left a lot of bread on the plate and only ate a small amount of the fries, but still everything was laden with calories and fat. It was mighty tasty though!

Supper – small salad with chicken strips, leftover green beans, and for dessert a small bowl of luscious blueberries sweetened with Splenda, sprinkled with granola and finished off with fat-free cream.

06/224/10 – Food

Breakfast – cherries, one piece of toast with one egg on top.

Lunch – shrimp/pineapple/macaroni salad (my mother’s recipe – loaded with calories, but a summer favorite of our family), rye mini toasts with cream cheese. Blueberries for dessert.

Supper – chicken patty, leftover broccoli, fresh green beans, and a sugar-free cookie.

Bed time – one glass of skim milk

Quilting Today

A finished quilt – pieced, quilted and bound. It is a crazy 9-patch with added rectangles.

The back of the quilt.

A sample of the wonderful quilting my friend Moe did on her new mid-arm quilting machine.

Last Friday I took a class with Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame. These are the blocks I made in class.

The rest of the blocks are prepared and ready to sew, but I am going to save the sewing for my upcoming quilting retreat.

This is my latest quilt book purchase and I wanted to try out the technique and make some blocks. I got 8 blocks made tonight and will take pictures tomorrow.

It was so nice to have a day at home and time in my Quilt Studio.

06/23/10 – Food

Breakfast – cherries, toast with peanut butter

Mid-morning snack – one sugar-free cookie

Lunch – chicken patty, small side salad, WW ice cream

Supper – broccoli, small potato, scrambled eggs, one piece of toast, one spoonful of dark chocolate gelato.

(Just love those eggs I got from Trader Joe’s, and the broccoli was baby broccoli and it was so tender and sweet – Yum.)