Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Bloom Quilt has Bloomed

Hello All,

The last row of blooms were sewn onto the quilt today. Follow along with Lori Holt's Bloom Quilt along. Each week she gives directions to make each block. She uses Calico Days Fabric and Simple shapes, which are templates.
I know she has plans with for more simple shapes ifor a Christmas Theme for later this year. 
Here is my 5 rows of Flower Blooms.

I also used the embroidery part of my new Babylock Unity to make this cute pillow. Yes I've been a busy stitcher. This is for my daughters step daughter Kayla.

It's a simple design for my first embroidery work using the Unity. 

Until next time...Bloom Where You're planted!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Row 4 Bloom Quilt and Healthy Eating

Today was a pretty nice day outside, although mine was indoors.
Sewing of course on my Bloom Quilt, from Lori Holt's sew along. Rileyblake designs, Calico Days. I Got row 4 done. It takes me over an hour to cut and shape and sew all the appliqué pieces to each flower block. Sewing the strips and blocks together goes a bit faster. 
Tomorrow I have to make 4 flowers, so that's a few hours. Not sure I will have enough time to get another row in. That would be row 5, the final row of flower blocks.
It sure would be a nice to finish it. But... I do have other things I need to do. 
Here is a few photos of row 4.
Sweet Quilt.
On the couch.
These good for you veggies are extra yummy with a tad bit of lemon Pepper and other spices. I sautéed zucchini, green onions, 
Yellow, red and green peppers. Delicious!
Have a blessed Friday!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Row Three of Bloom Quilt Done!

Happy Sunday Eve!
It's getting late, but I'm keeping a quilt log this year.
Also a Little healthy food we're eating.
Rain...rain...rain. That's what's it's been here. Snow in the Sierras. We need it though. 
Row two
I think it's going to will be done by Spring.
row three!
Two more rows to go. Time to make more flowers.
Bloom Quilt Sew Along by Lori Holt

You can sew along too with Lori Holt's Bloom quilt sew along, just click the link below. The sew along starts today January 18, 2016.
It's all happening on my Unity Babylock my DH bought me for Christmas.
This probably does not look all that appetizing, but this is a veggie pizza I made. No meat, veggies only. Scallions, zucchini, onions, green bell pepper, red sweet peppers, yellow sweet peppers, jalapeños, black olives, seasoned tomato sauce with Italian Spices. Motzerella cheese. I baked it on pillsbury pizza crust. However that crust is not on the eat clean list. But it was quick and easy for Saturday night Pizza. 

We'll see what healthy eating I can up with this next week. Trying to prepare a variety of foods.

Until next time! 
Be Blessed!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Bloom Quilt and Heathy Eating

Hello All!

It's Friday! It's raining finally. Been raining pretty much all week.

I've been working on my Bloom Quilt, designed by Lori Holt. It's a sew along, but I've moved beyond the sew along part now. She showed some tutorials on her blog for making the flowers. It looks like making the quilt blocks may begin January 19th. I decided that was to long to wait. I just found the free pattern on Riley Blake Designs website. So off I went and I've made one row so far. 

For Christmas I got a Fitbit Flex. I love
It! I put a cute band on it. 

We also bought a Spiralizer from kitchenaid. It's an attachment. Really fun.

You can make a lot of healthy food with it.
So far we've made zucchini
 pasta. This recipe is in a online PDF file.
Shown above. I made turkey meatballs.
Healthy version compared to beef meatballs. 

I'll be doing a lot of healthy cooking this year. After all, I lost 10lbs on Autumn Calabrese's 21 day fix. Where I learned about food portion control, and eating healthy.

Did you have to much Christmas and New Years? 

Here is a fat burning soup. We ate it tonight. Delicious and healthy.
Cabbage Soup
5 Carrots Chopped
 3 onions, chopped
 2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
1 large head cabbage, chopped 
1 ounce envelope dry onion soup mix 
1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained
 2 quarts tomato juice 
2 green bell peppers, diced 10 stalks celery, chopped 1 
(14 ounce) can beef broth.
Add all ingredients and simmer until done to desired tenderness.
Excellent soup.
 Hubby loved it. 

Happy weekend all. Be sure to leave a comment and say Hello!