Ta da

A jovial interjection–sorry I love crossword puzzles.

I’m just a little slow coming off the holidays and getting back into some kind of meaningful routine. As in, getting back to my Christmas quilt which, once again, was not finished in time to display before Christmas. But first I have to take down all the Christmas decorations, cull anything that wasn’t put out and store it all away for next year. I was going to do this on the last day of Christmas (and every day since). But then I had to re-ombre my daughter’s hair.

P1000578And then I had to go to my art quilt group (the famous Van Go-Go Girls) because we needed to start on our next group quilt. Another slice quilt but different from our last one. The one that won two major prizes and is currently on tour for the next year.   It’s for sale–“Bentonville Square.”


And then I had to hit the grocery store to get some healthy food because even though I did not gain any weight over the holidays I would like to really lose a signiticant amount this year and am going to try to eat something healthy every two hours during the day. This is supposed to keep your blood sugar on an even keel and keep your body from thinking it’s starving because I got carried away in my studio and didn’t eat lunch (and maybe breakfast). And now it’s 2:30 and I’m starving but dinner is only a couple more hours away so I can’t really eat lunch. The ever handy snack bar comes up. Or cheese dip and corn chips. But wait—I now have organic apples (can’t eat the other kind—my lips get tingly) and veggie chips (Sage Valley All Natural from Allen’s for you locals), and walnuts and cheese and fresh veggies.  And I have cannellini beans to throw on my romaine for a little protein.  Hey it’s a start.  At least it’s been so cold for the last week that I haven’t had to take time for my walk.  Where is that Tai Chi DVD anyway?

One of my favorite breakfasts is a scramble with fresh veggies, sautéed mushrooms and a little cheese. Here’s a recipe for sautéed mushrooms (preferably fresh). Saute the whole package so you can just add them in.


Heat up olive oil

Saute fresh mushrooms with some garlic powder (or use canned mushrooms, drained)

Add some organic soy sauce to taste (I like Tamari gluten-free)

Throw some in your egg scramble or on top of Friday nite steak or grilled pork tenderloin.

Bon appetit–stay warm and healthy until next time.

About bycandyp.com

Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com and here (previously icandyet.com) but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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