a couple of finishes

I had some plans for my free afternoon on Saturday. Well, I dug in and took a look at the quilt back that Boy 1 had designed with the leftover fabric from his quilt. Too complicated. A quick chat with said boy (who was highly distracted since he was in the middle of playing video games), and he said, “Do whatever you want. I trust you.” Bingo. So, I had some fun laying out and rearranging fabric and had it done in an hour or so. (I can’t be the first to complain about how hard it is to photograph quilts…)

Buoyed by my quick success, I quilted the top of the sham, and stitched up a quick envelope back and another hour later had the sham all done. The pattern is from Fresh Quilting by Malka Dubrawsky. It was a lot of fun to quilt.

Now to baste the quilt. The most dreaded part of quilting for me, since it means crawling around on a hard tile floor for a couple of hours. And let’s face, does anyone like to baste a quilt? I put off basting Boy 2’s quilt for months, before I bit the bullet. I am resolving to not let that happen this time.

I think I have figured out part of the problem I’ve been having with my vegan diet. Not enough protein. A friend pointed it out to me, and upon reflection I think I have been concentrating on the grains and veggies and fruit, but not enough beans and nuts and seeds. I’ve loaded up on the beans and nuts in the last couple of days, and am feeling much better. You can say what you want about vegan food, but you can’t say it’s not pretty. I leave you with a picture of my lunch.

Black beans, brown rice, salsa, red onion, cilantro, and cherry tomatoes