Friday, January 8, 2010

One down, many more to go

Happiness is finishing a craft project ! I finished the lap quilt yesterday, and I am very pleased with the results. It measures 36 by 36 , and the size seems to be optimal for wheel chair use- keeps the legs warm but does not need to be folded over or is so long as to get caught in the wheels. I designed this to include two of my mother in law's collectible things, but never realized how optimistic the over all look of the quilt would be. I am very pleased with the outcome, and now I am beginning to think of my next project. That one is going to be a baby quilt for one of my nieces.

It is snowing here again and last night spaghetti was planned for dinner. Funny how this go to quick easy meal has changed so much since we began weight loss. Before it would be some kind of meat, a jar of sauce and a pound bag of pasta- most of the pasta eaten by my son. It was always plain white pasta because any other texture would cause a sensory melt down. Now it is still some kind of meat and a jar of sauce, but 6 ounces of whole wheat pasta and something to stretch the pasta with. This gets interesting. Last night I decided to try sauteed onions and mushrooms ( take 1 T olive oil, slice up a bunch of mushrooms and onions, cover and steam/saute, then mix with cooked pasta and cover with sauce). It was very tasty and VERY filling. It is surprising how much "nothing" vegetables will fill you up.

Tomorrow is weigh in and I am really hoping the muscle mass gain has turned around ! I stopped weighing myself after Tuesday morning - it was making me crazy to watch the numbers creep up. At that point it said I had gained 3.4 pounds from Saturday, so we shall see.


Sandy said...

Wow your quilt looks amazing. I love the light house and balloons. Very nice. Good job on finishing your project!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Thanks Sandy !

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Diane that is just beautiful! What a gift you have for creating beautiful things. I have quilted a tiny bit but never anything like that.

I hope the weigh in goes well!!

Enz said...

The quilt is beautiful.

I'm a pasta lover too and have noticed how much I've changed my pasta habits!

Taryl said...

That quilt is just lovely - congratulations on finishing it!