Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good Eats & A Quilt

Bon Appetite:
I've been trying to stick to a more wholesome, healthy diet. I've been incorporating local, seasonal veggies and haven't had red meat in 3 months. Don't even go there about the wine- I'm going with the research that says it's beneficial.. :) I've also been eating smaller portions and I've lessened the amount of deserts I make. Although I did make some rockin' strawberry and goat cheese pastries the other night.. shhh. So between my diet and my morning run along the tow path, I'm hoping to be looking and feeling better soon! Maybe I won't be totally mortified to buy a bathing suit this year... and speaking of suits, I just adore this one.

Chicken in a wine and mushroom sauce, creamed cauliflower with garlic and parmesan, and roasted asparagus with pine nuts

Salmon in a cinnamon and tequila sauce, over wild rice and spinach with fresh avocado salsa

Banana nut pancakes with fresh pineapple

Disappearing 9 Patch: 
Inspired by the 9 patch that Laura and Olga made for Spool, (pictured here)- I just had to make one for myself! But since I should only be sewing for Art Star, I felt guilty for starting a project for myself. So of course, I managed to find a way to do it without the guilt! I usually take the train into work and I get to the shop about 40 mins early. The perfect amount of time to get a few blocks finished for the quilt.. haha.

I've been ogling our spectrum of Free Spirit solids since they arrived..

Of course I needed to add one of my all time favorite prints by Denise Schmidt!

I'm still playing around with the arrangement.. but I love how surprisingly simple it is!


  1. this is so awesome. your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

  2. thanks melissa! can't wait to see how the quilt turns out!


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