~Let Me Sit and Knit~

I love the time when I can just sit and knit. Early in the morning or often late at night. All is quiet and the house is calm. There is time to sit and be still while keeping my hands busy.  It takes me a long time to finish my knitting projects, but I do eventually finish. I always have a project tucked away in my knitting bag.  I have a long list of projects “to do” and I am satisfied with my plans. If I could do everything I want to do right now, then what would I have to look forward to? I do not want to have everything done “right now.” Anticipation and planning. Hoping and waiting. Dreaming. It’s a good thing, this exercise in patience, right?

 

~Morning Work~

Hey do you hear about this? Katie from  I’m a Ginger Monkey will be hosting this Spinning Stars Quilt Along. Here is the flickr group. I love, love, love this pattern from one of my very favorite fabric designer’s Anna Maria Horner. Big SQUEAL! Love.

It’s so funny because the bug bite me awhile ago to make this quilt. I love the look of hand quilting on this quilt . I plan to do hand-quilting on my baby quilt as well. Here is a really good tutorial on hand quilting.

So fun, and for once a quilt along I can really get with. Yes!

~ A soft bed for Annabelle~

~The new puppy needed a soft place to lay while inside her crate. With so many dogs it is easy for her to become overwhelmed. Also she is in the chewing puppy stage. She likes to grab whatever she can and destroy. So, a crate/kennel was needed. I couldn’t just let her lay on the hard plastic, so I dug out a piece of leftover patchwork and added a few pieces, put batting in and finished it with some Perle cotton quilt ties.

~It was soft and cozy~

~A running stitch kept it all nice and contained~

Too bad Annabelle tore it all up, naughty puppy.

Now she has an old cutter quilt in the bottom of her crate.

~Annabelle~

My husband brought home a flea infested puppy about 3 weeks ago. He said she was playing in the street and people were honking their horns at her. She was oblivious of course. He first saw her on his way to the park while walking our other dogs, on his way back, there she was causing trouble. Somehow he managed to convince her to come to him, he leashed her and brought her home.

Yes, wasn’t that just lovely of him?

~What I ate on my 14 day raw food cleanse~

Each day starts with the “daily cup.” Everyday. This is coffee with almond milk. Delish. I tried to cut back on my caffeine. I did ok, I am down to 2 cups in the morning. That’s the best I can do and it’s an improvement. I used to drink 3 or 4 cups a day. The last time I went off of caffeine was when I was pregnant 18 years ago and it made me feel not great. If I do try it again it will have to be a slow and gradual process. I do have a really good option when for when I am ready.

This is what I ate for lunch. Corn Chowder. Oh my. It was so good. Made with cashew’s. It was really nice.

~Lastly,here is my dinner. Bacon,lettuce and tomato. You will not believe it if I told you what the “bacon” is. Try to guess. Ok, I will just tell you. Eggplant. Dehydrated for hours. Seriously it did taste like bacon. On Ezekiel 4:9 bread. It was awesome!

This is just a sample of my meals for one day. Every morning starts with a smoothie and snacks of seasonal fruit. I have never felt better. There are so many reason’s to consider a cleanse.  The reason I choose to cleanse was to obtain clarity and to cleanse my body from the inside out. I want to eat food that will nourish my body, not make me sick.  I don’t want my food choices to be the cause of any physical pain and disease.  The goal is to gradually add back different food to determine what works and what doesn’t work for me. The funny thing is that what works for me might be totally opposite of what works for you.

~Father’s Day breakfast~

~ saute onion and garlic~

~add fresh corn~

~add a little yellow squash fresh off the vine~

~I love brown eggs, so pretty, beat about 4~

~ gather fresh herbs and cherry tomatoes~

~once the veggies are little sauted  add eggs, top with tomatoes and fresh herbs~

~add fresh grated Havarti cheese, salt and pepper~

~toast wheat bread and top with sunflower sprouts~

~I added a little bit of cheddar~

~serve with a side of fresh fruit  and enjoy~

~ Garlic, herbs, tomatoes,  and squash from our little garden.
~~ Corn, brown eggs, and sunflower sprouts from the Urban Market , which is just down the road from us.

~~Fruit also from the Urban Market.

I love summer time ther are so many good things to eat. I can’t get enough fruits and veggies. I need to power up to finish quilting a queen size quilt. What the heck was I thinking? It’s huge.

Happy Father’s Day!!