• An Uplifting Message to Start Your Day!

    I found this positive message on Alison Buffkin’s Pinterest site under the heading Inspirations. Did you know the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women website has a Go Red BetterU tab offering a FREE 12-week online nutrition and fitness program that can makeover your heart. Each week will focus on a different area of your health and provide step-by-step guidance. You’ll have access to everything from daily expert tips to an online journal. Check it out!

  • Grandma’s Attic

    Grandma's Attic

    Discover the online home for GrandmasAtticQuilting.Com.  Its a great place for quilters, stitchers, embroiderers, fabric lovers, and anyone else who loves the Fiber Arts. If you get a chance, visit the shop in Dallas, Oregon.

    I’ll let you in on a little secret: Grandma Rachel created our QuiltRed CD with help from our program designer. It includes 12 red & white pieced quilt projects, 12 redwork quilt projects, 3 redwork pillow projects and 13 full-size redwork embroidery patterns. QuiltRed™ was inspired by the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign, which focuses attention on heart health, encouraging women to take good care of their hearts.

    Have a Heart Sampler

    Say I Love You over and over again with Grandma’s Sweethearts Redwork
    Sampler Club
    . Embroidered hearts, designed and/or adapted by Grandma Rachel
    from vintage redwork patterns, are easy to stitch and fun to create. Each month,
    you’ll receive the fabric and floss you need to create an embroidered heart
    block, plus information from FabShopNet’s Quilt Red program with tips for
    keeping your own heart healthy and strong.

    Look what else I found on her website:

    Gram’s Delicious Apple Pie

    6-8 tart
    Apples. Peel, core and slice. Use a mix of Apples for texture and flavor.
    1/4 cup Brown Sugar
    1/4 to 1/2 cup white Sugar depending on taste.
    1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
    1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon Clove
    1/8 teaspoon Salt

    Place sliced apples in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently. If the apples are dry, add two or more tablespoons water or apple juice. Arrange slices in prepared pie nine inch plate. Dot with butter. Cover with upper crust. Prick. Brush top of crust with one egg white that has been beaten and
    sprinkle with sugar. Place pie in hot oven 450 degrees for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until done — 45 to 60 minutes. If the edges of the crust brown too quickly, cover them with aluminum foil.

    Text, picture and recipe courtesy of Grandma’sAtticQuilting.com.

  • 5 Heart-Healthy Foods – WebMD

    Five heart-healthy foods are blueberries

    salmon, soy protein, oatmeal

    and spinach according to WebMD.
     Find a recipe for the heart-healthy Lemon Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins pictured above here.

  • How Do I Follow A Heart-Healthy Diet?

    American Heart Association’s article titled, “How Do I Follow A Healthy Diet” gives the reader a good base of knowledge about heart healthy eating.  Develop healthy eating habits to help reduce three risk factors for heart attack and stroke:  high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess body weight.

    The article details the  basic food groups and recommended serving size: 

     Bread, cereal, pasta & starchy vegetable (6 or more servings per day)

    Vegetables and fruits (8 to 10 servings per day)

    Lean meat, poultry, fish and beans (no more than 6 cooked ounces per day)

    Fat-free and low-fat milk products (2 to 3 servings per day)

    Fats and oils (2 to 3 servings per day)

    Find more information and other .pdf heart-healthy downloads at the American Heart Association website.

  • Garlic Basil Shrimp – Ellie Krieger’s Healthy Recipe

     

    Ellie Krieger’s healthy ‘Garlic Basil Shrimp’ warms you up on a chilly winter’s day. This recipe includes whole wheat pasta, shrimp, basil, olive oil, garlic… yum! Whole wheat fettuccini  supplies the body with good carbs and fiber. Make healthy eating decisions a part of your New Year’s resolution. View our Participating Shops category above and find a quilt shop that’s participating in our  QuiltRed campaign for women’s heart health in your area.

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