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Sunday, February 2, 2014

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Hello friends!  Once again I am woefully behind on my visits to your blogs.  I am hoping to catch up this week.  I miss seeing all your wonderful creations and reading your insightful posts.

It has been busy here with work and family and such but I have managed to finish some things.

The baby quilt was finished and delivered to the expectant mother.


 I added two more Prairie Schooler Santas to my collection.



 It finally snowed!  Only a couple of inches and it only stayed for a day but I was glad to see it. 


I made a few thread catchers.



As you can see I have managed to stay busy.  :o)

I have been in a funk lately.   I haven't had a lot of energy and week before last I had a headache every.single.day.  I believe this funk may be due in part to my poor eating habits.  McDonalds and Taco Bell for lunch most days just isn't good for me. So I have decided to do something about it.  I have been reading about Mason Jar Salads on blogs and Pinterest and one of the ladies at work made them last week and was talking about how much she enjoyed them.  We have decided that we will both make them for this week and trade a couple so we can have some variety.


Today I made the black bean and corn chopped salad recipe I found here. The recipe makes 5 jars and I love the idea that I can just grab a jar each day and have a healthy lunch.  There are tons of recipes on the web and I am looking forward to trying them out.  I have to say I haven't been this excited about lunch in a long time.  :o)

I must go now and tune in to the Superbowl.  I hope you all have a wonderful week!

25 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

The quilt is so pretty. The santas are adorable. I always bring lunch. Thats a great idea Myra and so much healthier for you. How nice you have someone to trade with.

Karen said...

Love the salad idea! Will have to look around some recipes. Great finishes too...

happy stitching....

Faye said...

Love that salad idea.... Why didn't we think of that???? And, your quilt along w stitches are very nice as usual~~~ great job!!

Mouse said...

lovely quilt and so glad you got it on time .... love the salad in a jar idea but doesn't the lettuce go off ???
hope the headache goes away .. do you have aircon coz that can do it too as well as the eating ... speaking from experience here ... love mouse xxxxx

Sarah in Stitches said...

That's such an excellent idea, grabbing a jar of salad to work. I've fallen into the habit of McDonald's for lunch the last couple of weeks and I'm not thrilled about it.

Gorgeous baby quilt, and I love those Santas!

Lois said...

What an adorable quilt! Love your PS santas - I need to do some of these this year - and your thread catchers. Great idea for lunches. I've noticed these on Pinterest but have never tried them.

Marilyn said...

The quilt is very pretty, as are the Santas and treadcatchers.
The salads are a great idea!
I'll have to check those out, I need something different for my lunch also.
Thanks for posting a link.
Marilyn

Chris said...

Great update Myra! Your salads look lovely.
The quilt is so sweet.
You are ending up with quite a group of PS Santas.
Have a great week!

Shirlee said...

Hello my dear friend! So glad to see a post from you. I've been wondering about your absence & was going to drop you a line this morning to ask if everything is okay : ) You certainly have been busy! Great projects! I'm sort of in the same boat as you ... haven't been very health-conscious in my meals lately & I can tell by how I'm feeling. Must get back on track : )

Vickie said...

What a great baby quilt! Those are awesome Santas. The salads even look pretty in their jars. I love salad for lunch.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your Santa collection is really growing! The quilt is so nice and pretty. Salad in a jar - new to me. Need to get out more. LoL

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

MYRA!!! My goodness girl...your are zipping through the Santas! :) You are going to have a PS Santa tree to swoon over this coming Christmas :)
And that baby quilt...so pretty!
And the mason jar salads...I may have to look into that :) I love salads and I am always complaining that I need to eat something better for lunch. If I make those up that's a weeks worth of lunch I don't have to think about. THANK YOU!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What a pretty baby quilt! Very generous gift. Your Santas are awesome. I've been slow keeping up with blogs myself. Need about 2 more hours in a day.

Christine said...

I sympathise with you re the headaches but those salads look so good and healthy they're sure to do you good!
Love those little thread catchers and the Santas!
Have a great week
Christine

Carol said...

What a great idea for a lunch, Myra! I usually come home for lunch, but it might be nice to have several of these made up when I'm in a hurry. Thanks for the link...

You know how much I love your PS Santas--you sure are cranking them out. Will you be finishing them all the same way?

And what a lucky baby to be given that lovely quilt--I'm sure the mother is just thrilled with your gift :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt and Santas. PS is one of my favorites. I must try those Mason Jar salads though I had a bit of a chuckle--I augment my ducks'feed with bowls of lettuce, tomatoes, grapes, peas and cucumbers. I usually chop for the whole week. Now I will be chopping for me too! Why didn't I think of that?? AnnieL

valerie said...

Oh yum! Those salads looks delicious. Let us know how you like the recipe and concept. I get bored for lunch too. I usually just make one run to TJs and stock up for the week but I've been doing that for ages! Your quilt, Santas and ort catchers look great! You've been keeping busy!

msmartello said...

Your salads look great! Good for you. I always bring my lunch b/c I can't afford to buy it but I could still probably make better choices myself. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. I am sure it was well received.

Take care
Maureen

Barb said...

Your quilt is lovely and I do love the PS Santas!

Anne said...

Wonderful quilted baby blanket that I'm sure both baby and mamma will treasure always. PS santas I think are the best Santas out there! Great finishes!!

Brigitte said...

Ahhh, more PS santas, how adorable. I'm melting down when I see them stitched up. This evening I'll be starting my second for this year and I'm already looking forward to it.
Your thread-catchers are very lovely and that quilt just gorgeous.
I hope you can get rid of your head-ache by changing some eating habits. These salad jars look so very delicious.
"It finally snowed" is a sentence that I haven't read on many blogs this winter, lol. But it's nice to see that there are still people who love snow :)

MartyG said...

Myra. Your stitching is lovely. Great idea on the mason jar salads. I am going to search out recipes. Your thread catchers are great. Your points so nice a round. Mine are always crooked. I am not good sewing around curves. :-)

pollyanna said...

Love your work :) Hope you are doing fine and dandy. I miss you!

Christina said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the baby blanket you made Myra. I have a bit of a 'thing' for baby blankets. Ivy has 8, not including the ones I still have from when Iris was a baby.
I too need an overhaul of my eating habits, it's definitely affecting my health. I just can't bring myself to eat salad in the middle of winter! ;0)

Simply Victoria said...

Fantastic baby quilt!