For some unknown reason, those small updates created havoc with the format of my entire site. Long story short, new layout.
I still can't get my followers to show up. Hey, Google Blogger, what's up with that!! I need my peeps!
You might notice that I have added a page to this blog. I'm calling it "What's cooking".
Since I have lost 30 pounds, one of the most often asked questions I get is what I am eating. People find it hard to believe that I don't have to suffer through meals of tofu and wheat grass. When I tell them I probably eat better, tastier food than they do, they scoff.
So, I thought, every once and a while, I would do a post on some of the recipes I cook on a regular basis. Many of them are fast and I think they are delicious. Please keep in mind that I am neither a food blogger nor a photographer, so these posts will not be able to compete with the professionals. But I can show you how what and how much I eat. I will also tell you if it is my own recipe and if not, where I found it.
You may have also noticed that my play list no longer starts automatically. I purposely made that change because I have read that some readers find it annoying and it also causes problems if they happen to be listening to music on their computers while they are blog surfing. So now, if you want to hear what I have been listening to, you will have to click the play button for yourself.
Last weekend was a fun one. Some members of my little bee and I spent Saturday morning at a local quilt show. I will be honest and say, I was very underwhelmed with the quality of the quilts being displayed. From what I can see, most quilters have issues with color (it's all about value, people!) and negative space. Most of the quilts I see today are too garish and way, way too busy.
Anyway, I was ready to leave when I came across a display of vintage quilts hidden at the back of the hall of which, the above quilt was a part. Now that's what I'm talkin' about, ladies. This is how it's done.
This quilt won me over because it's made from forgotten squares that someone's grandma stitched by hand. I also love the biblical theme and even though you can't really see it, the bottom right corner is a scene of Daniel in the lion's den and she misspelled Daniel. That little imperfection charms me.
These last two quilts made me melt. Loud? Yes. Garish? Oh, boy. Busy with a bad use of negative space? No doubt about it. A certified, irreplaceable treasure? Absolutely.