Thursday, August 19, 2010

I've Made It! My 200th Post!

Did I get your attention?

Go ahead and skip to the bottom of the post if
you want to know more now!

A couple of evenings ago I had a class at the LQS.
I got to "guide"  a wonderful group of women in making Due South.
I don't really like to say that I teach a class. Because I didn't make the quilt up and because most of the women in the classes are usually very experienced quilters themselves.
I kind of consider myself a guide, just because I have already made the quilt, I can give some shortcut advise and walk the women through the process so they can think less and have fun more and concentrate on the creative part of the journey.
'Cause girls just wanna have fun!
I had a lot of fun myself and enjoyed the evening a lot. I haven't been doing many classes this year...
sidetracked by the wedding mostly I suppose. I had a class a couple of weeks ago and now this one... and that's all there have been since early spring.


So, the picture at the top of the post is my bouquet of fat quarters to you!
This is my 200th post and since I do a lot of my posting during my "lunch hour", 
I wanted to celebrate with flowers (the non perishable kind) and this really fun book that I am loving!
Lunch Bags by Stash Books (C & T). It has patterns for 25 different lunch bags or "green" packaging items.

So here's what you do if you want to be entered into the giveaway:

Leave a comment and tell me your favorite way to spend your lunch time...
or share the name of a favorite lunch recipe.
I will pick a winner on Friday August 27th.

My goal is to make lunch time more fun and start packing my lunch too!

P.S. an extra entry if you can tell me what I refer to myself as in my class.

217 comments:

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Janet said...

My dear "guide" happy 200th post!

sandra said...

Hi congrats on your 200th post. I love to go out for lunch with my very good friends since I am retired I don't always eat lunch.

Janet said...

What a lovely give away! When the weather was nice I would walk on my lunch hour. Not nice out--READ. lol
Love to read.

Becky said...

Happy 200th post, dear "guide."

I worked in an elementary school. The favorite part of lunch was visiting with other adults. I love bringing left-overs from dinner for lunch the next day. DH is a fabulous cook so I'm doubly blessed!

D'Anne said...

Congrats! I love to spend my lunch just chatting with the girls at work.

Sherri said...

Congrats on 200! I just taught a class the other night too...and feel the same way...I'm really just there to share tips and hopefully make their quilt go together more quickly!

Annie Davis said...

I just started a new job this week and haven't had to pack a lunch for about 10 years now! So, I haven't figured out how to fit anything into my lunch hour other than eating lunch at this point. :)

I do plan on making a lunch bag - might be a conversation starter!

Laurie said...

Happy 200th! I work at a Nursing Home so I spend my lunch hours with my "friends" and we talk about ol' times!

Nathalie said...

congrats on making it to 200!! I teach high school and love a nice quiet lunch where I can read a book and eat in peace!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on 200 posts!! You are a "guide" in the classes. During my "lunch hour" I sit on the deck with my husband and watch the birds and the boaters on the lake - lucky me - I'm retired!

Jenn said...

Monday through Friday I enjoy eating lunch and having good conversation with my best friend and co-worker. We both love to bring out leftover dinners... no lean cuisine's for us, just fresh and healthy meals.

cathy said...

My favorite lunch is a salad duo, a green salad that incorporates leftovers from last night and a fruit salad with cottage cheese. I would enjoy making a lunch bag to carry my salad container and my iced latte cup.

Shannon said...

I love your idea about being a guide not a teacher. That is the answer to you question, heehee. I love to eat leftovers for lunch the next day. My favorite is cold pizza or warmed up chinese food.

Amy said...

I am not working now, but when I did a few of my co-workers and I brought various fixings to make a salad together. Our salads were always different, and it was fun to see the variety. Congrats on your 200th post!!

Kristy said...

Happy 200th. Lunch is a quiet time here at home. I read my blogs and enjoy veggies of some sort...such as chopped veggies in a fresh homemade pita pocket. I would be thrilled to be the recipient of your generosity. Kristy in Ohio

Dandelion Quilts said...

Well guide, let's see...I love spending my lunchbreak with my friends. We really share some laughs. What a neat book...I will have to check it out. Also- lovely quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! How wonderful that you were the "guide". I am a stay at home Mom, but I remember when I did work that I would take my lunch out to the car and listen to a radio program called "Back to the Bible". I learned a lot and enjoyed the company of the radio ;-) Thanks for including me in your sweet giveaway.

Heather said...

Hmmm, and extra entry? Well for the first entry I would like to say that my fave place to have lunch is on my back deck or in the yard with my daughter having PB&J sandwiches. Especially on a sunny day with a breeze. Now, for the second entry, I must say that your question 'guided' me to re-read what I just read! Crazy me! I had forgotten by the time I got to the bottom of the post!

paulette said...

You refer to yourself as the Guide rather than the teacher!
Love the GA!! AND congratulations on reaching 200!!
Paulette

Carol said...

I like to get out of the office for a bit. I end up going to Joann's quite a bit since it's right across the street from my office.

paulette said...

Now that I am retired I love to sew over my lunch hour and my favourite lunch is spinach and strawberry salad!! Delish!! Also I love that quilt!! Very sweet!
Paulette

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

My lunch time is at home or out with my 3 boys. My favorite is when we get to eat with Grandmas.

Denise :) said...

I always referred to myself as a facilitator -- but guide works well too!! :)

Linda K said...

Wow! Thanks for a chance to win ! And congratulations, "guide"!! Lunch is different everyday, cheese and crackers while reading blogs somedays, leftovers on other days and fun lunches out with friends whenever!

Denise :) said...

I usually work through lunch -- not that I don't eat, I just don't quit working while I eat! Most days I bring leftovers from the night before! Congrats on 200 posts! :)

Polly said...

I'ma teacher and often have about 10 minutes to sit and eat. I love the new thick high-protein Greek yogurt. Put one Splenda in a plain 0 Fat cup of yogurt and cut up a fresh apple and dip it in the yogurt! Quick and tasty and very healthy! Polly

umbrellalady said...

Congratulations on your 200th!

The best part of my lunch is after I eat. Then my husband, the dog and both cats all scamper upstairs (along with me) and have a quick 10 to 15 minute nap. So refreshing and totally decadent!

Annette said...

Congratulations on the big 200! I think that being a guide is a wonderful way to teach, then students are free to use their own creativity. Lunch for me is usually a quick p/b sandwich and an apple. Not very fancy, but it staves off hunger.

Lisa said...

Congrats on your 200th post! My lunch is usually just leftovers or a pb&j!

Vesuviusmama said...

I usually blog during lunch, too! It used to be that I would eat quickly and then take a book, tie up some sneakers, and walk around town reading. I got lots of chuckles from people, but I was able to combine my need for exercise in a tight schedule and my desire for some fiction escapism. But now that I've changed my work schedule, I only have half an hour, so it is eating my packed lunch while blogging now.

Vesuviusmama said...

Is this a trick question? I am assuming you refer to yourself as "guide". Unless, of course, you refer to yourself as "Quilting Goddess Extraordinaire".

Deborah said...

Lunch time means alittle stitching or reading. It's a lovely giveaway.Congrats on the 200th post!

call me crazy said...

I'll bet those ladies consider themselves very blessed to have you as their 'guide' too! I used to pack my lunches all the time and I loved fresh fruit or tomatoes with a small container of cottage cheese. I liked to freeze my yogurt too. LOL I know~ everyone told me I was weird, but I loved it. A few triscuits and I was ready to get back to work. ;-) Congrat's on 200!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

200th!???

WOW! and it seems like just yesterday you started your blog!

congrats on such a big accomplishment!!!!!!!

ok...... i have to think long and hard about the question proposed here. since i don't work out of the home anymore, i eat lunch when i want. so i guess my favorite thing about lunch is that if i sit on the couch to eat, i have a scottie on each of side of me, leaving drool marks on my pant legs. they try hard not to show that they are "starving". ha!
i also like to watch the food network when i eat lunch.

this is an awesome giveaway, sinta!!!!!! so generous of you!

xo
becky

Kim said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I usually like to have something quick to eat for lunch. I find that a simple tuna salad roll or chicken croissant sandwich is nice and quick.

Lisa said...

You consider yourself a guide rather than a teacher, I can relate to that!

Lisa said...

At lunchtime I do handwork, usually English paper piecing. I "guide" others in the technique too, and I enjoy it. It's actually changed the way I view sewing, I cannot get enough of it!

Kim said...

I like to "guide" my students too! At lunch I just hope to actually eat my lunch. Being a teacher on a good day I have 20 minutes. That doesn't allow me much time to warm something up and eat, and it is hard to eat a salad in that time! Congrats on your 200th post.

badlandsquilts said...

I love to spend lunch in peace...which with 4 & 8 yr old boys, will only be happening once school starts! Congratulations!

Jo said...

Way to go!
I am VERY lucky to work at home. Hubby farms so he is in for lunch...ours is simple leftovers, a fried egg sandwich, that type of thing so I am not very good at advice. I would eat fast and then paper piece if I had a "town job."

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. What a great giveaway. On my lunch break I love to get a little stitching in and maybe have a nice PBJ!

barb's creations said...

I love to spend my luch time doing some hand sewing or reading a good book/magazine.I usually bring leftovers from tea the night before or a salad/sandwhich in summer or home made soup in winter :) Barb.

KatesBlog said...

A guide is a great way to refer to yourself. I like to get out of my building over lunch and sit at a nearby sidewalk cafe. Even if it's just to sip tea it is a wonderful mid-day mini vacation. Kate

SheilaC said...

Congrats on your 200th post! And thank you for the wonderful give away!

I work in a school, and we get 22 minutes for lunch! Not much time for anything,

I usually just try to relax and breathe and get ready for the second half of the day.

SheilaC

Darlene said...

Happy 200th post, Dear "Guide".

While enjoying lunch I usually cruise through blogs.

Threeundertwo said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I love that quilt. I'm usually home at lunch, so I love to make myself something that the kids don't like to eat and then I enjoy eating slowly and quietly. Heaven!

threeundertwo/at/ hotmail /dot/com

SoozeM said...

Congrats on 200 posts! I work from home so I generally veg in front of the TV and just take some time out, then I try and tidy up a few things before getting back to work!

SoozeM said...

What a lovely thought, to be a guide rather than a teacher!

Tammy said...

Well surprise, surprise...my favorite thing to do at lunch is check out my favorite blog lists!!! Congrats and thank you for the chance to win!!!'

Beth said...

Great 200th post!!! Ms "Guide" I love the quiet of a lunch hour.

rockgranny said...

Happy 200th.I am not working now, but when I did I had a lunch with co-worker and a biggggggggggggg cup of cappuccino afterward.

Quilts and Cats said...

I usually spend my lunch with my MP3 player listening to the latest book I've downloaded!
You do a great job of "guiding" us all through the creative process.
Very nice giveaway and congrats on your 200th post.

Deb said...

Hi Sinta, I can't wait to have you "guide" me in October at retreat! Congrat's on post #200, I've enjoyed them all! On the subject of lunch, since I'm on the road so much, i try to make that my big meal of the day, lately I've been making wraps. Very versatile, grab a tortilla or even big lettuce leaves and fill 'em up. My favorite tho, is cream-cheese, cranberry sauce w/turkey on a tortilla...Thanksgiving when ever I want!! Nice give-away...fingers xxxx Deb

Deb said...

Congrats on the 200th post, enjoy your blog.

Deb said...

Forgot...my favorite lunch would be to sit outside on a beautiful day with the warm sun, nice breeze and have a sandwich and a cup of coffee....ah!

julia said...

Yaaaayyy! Congrats on 200 posts - I hope there will be many more because I love each and every of them...!!!
I don't have regular lunch times...it's dependent on my work schedule for that day...mostly it's just a quick cup of coffee and some minutes talking with co-workers...or, if the weather permits: taking my lunch (some sandwiches or the leftovers of the last dinner) outside in the garden and reading a book...sometimes I just have to relax without any other person near me...
I think referring to you as a "guide" when teaching a class is the best way to ensure that you're the best teacher you can be ~ I love your approach and definitely would take a class if the big pond weren't between us. 'Due South' is on my to-do-list since the pattern was released - I even had bought the fabric for it...but seeing your version makes me both sad and glad: sad, because I still haven't started on this project yet (too many flying geese...love the look but not making them) and glad that I waited so I am able to incorporate your fabric choices in my plans...it's so much fresher than the (yet beautifu!) version that Carrie made.
Have a "fantastabulous" day,
Julia

cozy quilter said...

Happy 200th post! I like to eat lunch outside in my gazebo.

cozy quilter said...

Thanks for the give-away. Quilt class guide!

Ceamz said...

I would love a guide like you.I like outside lunches and prefer a hot day to a cold. Happy 200th and thanks for the giveaway.

Shiree said...

congrats on your 200th post.well done.
my favourite lunchtime apstime is to sit somewehere peaceful and read,
great way to pass a lunchtime!

PatchworkRose said...

I would love for you to Guide me in Class too :-)Great Giveaway
My Favourite lunch is a nice sunny spot with puppy at my side listening to the birds sing. Oh and food a Nice cup of Tea and Avocado on Rye Bread
Happy 200th
Cheers
Lynne

Jean Burke said...

You are a quilt 'guide' to your students - a wonderful thing to be. I pack my lunch and sit in a park near work to eat it - and try to do some hand-stitching before I go back. Congrats on #200 - here's to many, many more. Piece...

John'aLee said...

Congratulations!! I love to sit outside with a stack of magazines...a glass of homemade mint iced tea and a gourmet salad and read to my heart's content!

Stray Stitches said...

Happy 200th post!! When I worked and took my lunch, I would spend it reading. I was lucky to have my own office so I was able to shut the door and enjoy an hour of quiet while devouring both my lunch and a book! Best way I knew to escape and relax.

Stray Stitches said...

For an extra entry, you refer to yourself as a "guide"

Nancy Sue said...

Here is to the next 200 posts :) You refer to yourself as the suuuuuper guide! Sorry, I've been watching too much Suuuuuuper Grover with my two year old. Congrats on the posts, especially when you're posting time is just over lunch :) That's a lot of soup!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Nancy Sue said...

I spend lunch with my two year AND yep, you guessed it..Suuuper Grover! There are times though, when I "save" my lunch time til when he's taking the afternoon nap. Then I can lunch and catch up on some blog reading :)
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Diane said...

Hello "guide", congratulations on your 200th post! I recently bought the due south pattern at our local quilt show and am looking forward to sewing it. Any hints or suggestions?

pinsandneedles said...

Happy 200th post! You said that you are a guide not a teacher. Your Due South quilt is lovely.
During the school year I usually pack a lunch! We have a George Foreman sandwich maker which turns a regular sandwich into a panini! So good!

Thanks for having this generous giveaway!

Mimi said...

Wow! 200 posts - congratulations. I love to have soup for lunch or leftovers and I usually check out quilting blogs. Would be awesome to make myself a lunch bag!

Cyndi said...

Sinta, I'm sure you are a perfect "guide" to all those ladies in your classes. You do such wonderful quilts...who wouldn't want to be "guided" by you! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Cyndi said...

Well, because I no longer work outside of the home, I usually am spending my "lunch hour" in my sewing room. When I do take a break to eat, I usually have it out on my porch, along with the cats and my dog, who ends up eating half of my lunch!

Thanks for the change at the prize, and Congratulations on 200 posts!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Erica said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I enjoy your blog very much, so thank you for the time and effort you put into it. Lately, I have been enjoying a salad of romaine (pre-washed and bagged, of course!), mandarin segments, sliced almonds, and sesame dressing. It's light and it's very easy to put together.

Alicia said...

My favorite lunch is SteaknShake. I like their turkey melt, which they took off the menu before they I moved back to SnS land, but somehow they make it anyway for me.

Anyway. I am love SnackTaxi's and am trying my darndedst to go green. (Even making the husband participate at lunchtime. I would love to win this pattern!

Debbie Cook said...

Happy 200th!

My lunchtime is usually spent outside with my 3 dogs. They can tell time and start nudging me around 12 PM. They are very persistent. :-)

Love your philosophy of "guide" instead of teacher.

Denise in PA said...

Congratulations! 200 is an accomplishment! My favorite thing to do during my lunch hour is to watch internet quilt shows - Quilt Out Loud or The Quilt Show, eat my lunch and then do some handwork for the rest of the hour. Makes me feel like I can bring a bit of my quilting to work!

Denise in PA said...

I love that you call yourself a "guide"!

luvtoquilt said...

Congratulations on NO. 200! I enjoy reading your blog very much. I am happily retired and usually eat my lunch on our patio and read a book or quilting magazine.

luvtoquilt said...

I would love to take a class from you sometime -- I believe you sometimes "guide" at Cottage Quilts in Fresno.

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS ON 200 !
THANKS FOR SHARING!
CATCHING UP WITH WHAT FRIENDS ARE DOING IS THE BEST LUNCH TIME ACTIVITY! LOVE,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

I think you call yourself 'Guide'!
Thanks for sharing,love,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Donna K. said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! And what a generous giveaway! I only get a 30 minute lunch break but it's always better if I have a quilting magazine or catalog to look at while I eat. Please count me twice, 'guide'!

Petit Design Co. said...

great milestone! I love being a stay at home and sharing lunch with my kids. This year one of them is at school all day so It's just me and my daughter on a lunch date every day!

Petit Design Co. said...

oh and you are a"guide"

Nicole said...

I spend my lunch hour sitting on a bench at Carmel Plaza, reading my current book and munching on an apple.
Wish I could take a class with you as my Guide!

Rita said...

I work in our family business and it's a treat to go out to lunch with my husband and mother-in-law. I think it's great that you refer to yourself as a "guide".

Stacy Kraft said...

Holy cow! Look at all of the wonderful comments! Mmmmm, I don't have a favorite 'recipe' for lunch.....but my favorite lunch is peanut butter and jelly with potato chips in the middle. I used to eat it as a kid and still love it. I like to surf the blogs on my lunchtime.
Thanks 'Guide'!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats on your 200th post and thank you too for Schnibble Parade. Lunch time - -usually a leftover is gobbled down and back to work I go.

Kay said...

Happy 200th & I love a chicken salad croissant for lunch. Makes me hungry to think about.

Kay said...

You refer to yourself as the quide instead of the teacher.

Patty said...

Congrats on your 200th. My fav part of lunch is ....lunch!!

Bluzbrod said...

My DH and I have lunch (we call it dinner) together midday. We eat, visit and chat, then we head off to play some more, he in his workshop or at the airport, me in my sewing room.

Congrats on your 200th! Just the thought of posting one intimidates me :-/

Gwen said...

I'm retired now, but IF I still had a lunch hour I would do some hand applique! One of my quilty friends who still works gets lots done that way!

Marcia said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. I have been slipping by to check you blog for some time. You are such a good "guide" and enjoy your showing me the path with your posts. Thanks.

Marcia said...

When I took my lunch to work it was for one of two purposes: lose weight, or not enough time to go somewhere (when teaching). Things I packed included something sweet, crunchy, and protein. Sweet=fruit and/or plain yogurt with cinnamon, crunchy=raw vegetable or crackers, and protein (non-preservative meat/poultry or peanut butter). Frequently the protein was a whole grain bread sandwich (no mayo, mustard). I had a cute little compact tupperware box with containers and it fit a drink can in it too. We won't talk about what I ate when went out to lunch! Work was too hectic to attempt reading or anything else.

SarDee said...

Happy 200th! I like to read a book on my lunch break but it doesn't happen too often. My favorite lunch meal is any kind of tortilla wrap sandwich. For the second chance you always refer to yourself as a guide instead of a teacher which is so humble. You are so skilled I would call you a teacher no matter who was taking the class...

polly said...

Congrats! I use my luch hour to check on all my quilt blogs! It makes me so excited to get the day over so I can get home and sew! Thanks for the chance!

Treasa said...

congratulations on post 200. My favorite lunchtime thing is getting a book, or my ipod and just de-stressing for an hour.

Gretchen said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! Thanks for the opportunity for the wonderful giveaway! During lunch at work, I eat at my desk and usually read the NY Times online and check blogs in google reader.

Amy said...

congrats on 200th post.my favorite way to spend lunch time is sitting quitly and nibbling.unless i am out to lunch with a friend,, then it is talking and barely eating,thanks for sharing,Amy

Amy said...

"Guide"

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Hello Ms. "Guide" :) Happy 200th!

I like to do some handwork during lunch. Right now I am hand piecing diamonds into stars using Samoan fabrics.

Carrie said...

Happy 200th post!

I love that you're a "guide" ~ that's perfect. And I think of what I do in class exactly the same way ~ only I hadn't thought of the perfect way to describe it. Most of the ladies in my classes don't need me to make their quilt, they have the pattern. I'm there to guide them through the confusion I created in the pattern!

Lunch hour? I used to have those. My favorite thing to do was just spend an hour by myself, clearing my head and doing "whatever". Some days I would read a book or magazine, other days I would work on my "to do" list or even run a quick do-able errand. And some days I would just enjoy being outside watching the world go by. (People watching. Reality television without the price of cable.) My lunch hour was like a mini-vacation for me to do whatever I felt like doing. :)

Pokey said...

Happy lunch posting, all the way to 200! I think the best thing to have for lunch is...a friend to sit down and share the break with. Thank you!

Vivian Helena said...

Hi Sinta, Would love to win as an extra bonus, but this is the best way to catch hold of you..
Kathy M and I need a few more ladies to take the Adult Ed Class in Oakhurst. As you know we need to do this in order to have the High School for the Quilt Show, which is scheduled in May 2011. So if you know someone, have them get hold of us, please. Hope to see you soon. Congrats on your 200th post! You are a busy lady!!Please take a peak at my blog also. hugs, vivian

Stina said...

Congratulations Sinta... love every one of your posts.. my pleasure to read them.. Ok a lunch time secret of mine... My stitcheries.. they are with me every day to work.. some days they come forward.. some days they dont.. At my work we have one hour lunch breaks... and it is too long to just dont do anything.. so sometimes I stitch.. and sometimes I start to work earlier and can go home a little bit earlier.. it depends on how much there is to do..;o))

Andee said...

Happy 200th! I like to spend my lunch time gabbing with my favorite co-workers while eating!

Karen said...

well I am fortunate I can come home for lunch and after making my Lean Cuisine ... I usually read some blogs while eating ... helps me relax, forget work and refreshes me for the afternoon ... although it is sometimes hard to go back to work because I want to work on a project!!! Congrats on the 200th post .. I have enjoyed your blog for a while now and have especially been enjoying the Scnibbles parade every month as well as all your quilts ... great work!

Deb said...

Happy 200th post. I enjoy sitting outside to eat lunch with the birds chirping and quiet....ah, but need to wait until fall, it's way too hot now!

Cindy said...

I love the fact that you consider yourself a guide. I love a big salad for lunch and try to throw some left overs in it. It's a good time in your day to sit and relax!

Trisha said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I love how you say you are a guide and that you give hints and tips so the quilters don't have to think so much and they can just have fun. I love that! For lunch I like dinner leftovers and a good book.

szkornelia said...

Happy 200th! Really nice giveaway! My best lunches are the ones when I not only grab a sandwich in front of my computer, but I leave the lab where I work and eat some normal food.

Carol said...

Knit, eat, hand-piece, eat, qpplique, eat, read, eat. I could be doing any of these things depending on the day. Dear Guide, I would love for you to join me for lunch.

Doina said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! My lunch time is at home.

PunkiePie said...

Congratulations!! Surfing the web and reading blogs. That's how I like to spend my lunch hour. Or if I'm working from home... a little sewing! ;)

Mary said...

As a high school teacher I spent my lunch time - all 26 minutes of it enjoying time with fellow teachers. We would vent if needed and just relax while we ate. Now as a new retiree I enjoy spending that time with my husband or reading blogs if he is gone.
Congrats on your 200th post - I bet you are a wonderful "guide" at your classes. Your blog is very inspiring.

Thelma said...

You're a guide! Congratulations on your 200th post!

I use my lunch break eat and read my favorite blogs! I limit myself to my lunch break otherwise I would be at it all afternoon long....the eating and reading!

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

an encourager said...

Almost everyday my husband comes home for lunch and we play cards while eating. That is one of my favorite things to do at lunch, because he used to work too far away for this kind of treat. Since he deep sea fishes, we often have easy-to-fix and very-yummy tuna melts. Even in summer! :)

Laura T said...

Congrats on 200! My favorite thing to do at lunch right now is take my puppy for walks. He goes to work with me so it's fun to head on a walk! I would love to be entered into your generous give-a-way:)
Laura T

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I forgot to add - you are a "guide" to a wonderful group of women in your quilt class!!

Deb said...

Congrats! Would love to win your give away!

Deb said...

Congrats on 200 posts - forgot about the lunch issue. Usually work through my lunch, which is not my favorite. Would love to take the time to enjoy the outdoors during lunch.

Julie and Edie said...

"Guide" is such a better name than teacher -- I love it! My favorite thing to do at lunch is to eat real fast so I can make hexagons. I'd love to win the book - a pretty lunch bag would make even a PB&J sandwich seem glamorous!

ytsmom said...

I love to watch The Price is Right with my DH!

RETRO-fabulous said...

My favorite lunch is a cobb salad. When I'm on the go, I can always pop a smaller version in a pita...mmm it's so good!!

I'm a SAHM so lunch has been shared with munchkins for several years now. I heart lunch...it's usually pretty entertaining.

Happy 200th post, fabulous guide! Someone is about to be treated to the best lunch ever!

Best Wishes & Happy Quilting,
Heather
=)

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Happy day for the 200th post- you've "guided" us through a fun year.
Lunch bags can be fun to make and try different things.
Hope you have a great day.
Regena

marcella said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! You make a great guide :-) My lunch favorite lately has been hummus, pita and assorted cut up veggies. Rather heathy, fast, easy to pack and good on a hot day.

Talin's Corner said...

Congrats on your 200 posts. I usually read the blogs I am following on my lunch hour.

webmailaddress2 said...

I like to be too busy to eat during lunch or to have plenty of time to eat something delicious.

P. S. You're the guide!

Ashley said...

My favorite way to spend lunch is chatting with friends or co-workers. I try to pack leftovers when I'm on the go, but if I don't have any I'll make myself a turkey and ranch roll-up on a tortilla shell. Quite yummy, not too filling, and fast to make! I just spread a thin layer of ranch on the shell, put a single layer of turkey covering the entire shell, sprinkle with cheese, and roll. Add some carrot sticks and a bag of chips and its ready to go.

Carin said...

Congrats on 200! I love to get some hand stitching done during lunch, or reading or blogging :O)

Willa said...

One favorite lunch is a crustless quiche that I enjoy making. It also has cottage cheese which cuts down on the "bad" stuff. Haven't made it lately so would likely leave something out if I tried to type it here.

The assortment of goodies looks like fun. While I am at home for lunch I have lots of candidates for the bags.

Bailey said...

Congrats on 200th post!

My favorite way to spend lunch is sitting and in quiet. Sometimes outside in the sunshine!

Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

Angela said...

I work from home so my lunch hour is a bit different than most peoples. My favorite way to spend my lunch hour is out of the house and among other people =)

craftytammie said...

i spend my lunchtime with my three sons - ages 4, 2, and one week old! it's usually pb & j. i actually made a cloth snack bag for my daughter's lunchbox this morning, so i'd love some new patterns to try!

Sammy said...

I love to spend my lunch time listening (NPR) National Public Radio .
Thanks for the chance to win.

Love,

-Samya:-)

Duff said...

MY favorite lunchtime is with a woman from work. I asked her to join me for lunch and she said "I've worked here for 2 years and no one has ever asked me to join them for lunch. I'd love to go!" We've been friends ever since...

Caitlin said...

Sushi with my girlfriends, that's my favourite lunch option!

flutefish said...

Catching up on news, and maybe some gossip with the gals I share my office with!

Patty said...

You prefer to call yourself a guide in lieu of a teacher. Mine lunch ritual is to share my time with my colleagues, I used to walk but get less than 22 minutes because I'm a teacher and have to get back when the kiddos are done with their lunch.
Great give away.
Visit me I'm having one too!

Kristy said...

I love to take a walk out of my office, down to the cafe or the park, it helps make sure I don't keep working while I'm eating!

Meegan said...

I found you via the jaybird quilts site. Let's see, I have three small children, and so my lunch time comes when they finally go down for their nap/quiet times. I usually spend that lunch hour catching up on my e-mails while watching DVR'd shows and eating a sandwich or something. Multi-tasking at it's best! My favorite lunch is a curry chicken salad sandwich and chocolate milk!

lips said...

Congrats on your 200th post.
I work at home - eat lunch outside w/ my dogs!
Colleen
butler83ataoldotcom

ladmquilter said...

That book sounds awesome and so does your giveaway. I spend my lunch with my coworker sometime we walk in the park or go shopping or garage saleing in the summer. It is just nice to spend time together away from the office. Thanks for a chance to win.

Donna said...

The local quilting shop is less than 2 blocks from my office. I love to spend the time "dreaming" while wandering the lovely shop. Being there makes me feel wonderful.

Kristen said...

I usually read through my blogs and then have a hand sewing project handy to fill my lunch hour!

annmarie said...

Would love to come to one of your classes so you can be my "guide"! Won't happen though as I could never be a california girl - just plain ole northwoods for me!

annmarie said...

My favorite lunch is cut up raw brocc, cauli, red onion & zucchini; olives, capers & feta cheese; one of those foil pouches of salmon; with a little balsamic drsg on it. YUM YUM & easy too.

Katy said...

Happy 200th post! At lunch I love to sit and chat with my music fraternity sisters about life, crafty projects and husbands. A cup of Starbucks coffee at the end makes it a perfect day!

Pam said...

Happy 200th post!!

I love to spend some time with my book and go to a quiet room.

elizabeth said...

You are a precious guide : )

elizabeth said...

My favorite lunch would be a greek salad along with a glass of water with lemon!

kevnjacks said...

Welp, currently all lunches are with at least 3 kiddies but my favorite lunch would be a yummy salad and a brisk walk afterwards to clear the mind sans kids. LOL! :)

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Congrats on your 200th post! Wish I could be there to learn from you as my "guide" - and I heart your Due South quilt! I'd like to do a bit of hand stitching at lunch - but haven't yet! For a quick lunch, I do crackers and cheese and an apple (yum)!

Melody said...

I love to have lunch with my beloved Hubby!

cw said...

Congrats on 200 posts! I love going out for lunch with my husband. He travels a lot, so having lunch with him is a real treat!

Heather said...

Do you refer to yourself as the Guide?
h_freund@hotmail.com

Heather said...

At lunchtime I would always leave the office and go for a walk to a park bench and read a book. It's just so nice to get away from work and escape into a good read!

Debra said...

Lunchtime is when I catch up on my magazine reading. Congrats

Wendy said...

When I was working (before children) I would love to sit and listen to Paul Harvey on the radio, eat my lunch (usually a sandwich) and read my book. When I finished eating I would take off on a walk until my hour was over. Peaceful. Miss those times with a 4 and 6 year old at home now :)

Congratulations on the 200th Post!!

Lisabee said...

Happy 200th post!

I can't give much interesting info on what I do at lunch time... I used to be a high school teacher, so lunch "hour" was 30 minutes. By the time you microwave food and sit down, it's time to go back to class.

My favorite recent lunch recipe is salad wraps. You take salad ingredients and wrap them in a tortilla to make the salad more interesting.

Elizabeth said...

I love the Holiday Chicken Salad recipe from allrecipes.com - it's delicious!

Elizabeth said...

You call yourself the "guide."

love.sewn said...

i love bringing sushi or spring rolls to work and eating it together with my coworkers. we have a semi potluck system and its so fun and almost like family.

thanks for the giveaway!

love.sewn said...

and you refer to yourself as guide not teacher.
:)

sy said...

congratulations! i like eating lunch time in the office while reading blogs.
songyueyu at gmail

Stacey said...

i love to eat fruit, congrats on your 200 th post!! and you refer yourself as guide. thanks

stacey
luv2knitnsew@gmail.com

Jenny said...

Lunch time is caotic around here trying to get everyoneout of the sandbox without bringing all the sand in here!! but i remember a time that i used to love reading books, or writing snail mail letters during lunch time eating lots of fruit...thanks for a chance on your bouquet! i found your giveaway on jaybirds blog!

Gwen said...

Congrats on the 200th post! We usually spend lunch hour catching up on what's been going on in the office all day. But, it's nice commaraderie with my office-mates. I spend my evenings and early mornings catching up on blogposts :)

NorahS said...

Congrats on reaching 200! I usually bring lunch from home and read blogs while I eat. Yummy and fun all at the same time!

NorahS said...

I love it that you "guide" your class members.

Annabelle said...

Congrats on your 200th post. How do you get the time to quilt and blog? The giveaway is just great. Lunchtime ... always spent trying to forget food and get a shape (any shape) back into my body!

Melissa said...

What an adorable quilt! Congrats on 200! I actually just made myself a cloth lunch bag and lined it with iron on vinyl (great stuff!). But now that I have one in browns, it occurs to me I should have one in greens, one in blues, a red one would be nice... Thanks for the chance!

sntbosch said...

I love the picnic with my kids at lunch!
sntbosch@msn.com

sntbosch said...

guide is what you called yourself.

sntbosch@msn.com

Lilly said...

Congrats on your 200th post!
And I really enjoy spending lunch time with my friends and just chat a little.
thanks a lot for this lovely giveaway. Thoses fabrics are gorgeous!

Greta said...

I'm guessing based on your post that you call yourself "a guide" My favorite way to spend my lunch hour would be checking flickr and google reader and then taking a quick nap in the car. Makes me less cranky and the afternoon not so long.

Patty said...

Happy 200th!! I like to go home for lunch and get caught up on little sewing things, mostly getting things ready to be able to sew after supper.

Patty said...

Do you call yourself the "guide"?

Tess said...

well done! fav thing for lunchtime - finish a HOT cuppa tea while both babies have a nap!

Karyli said...

I spend my lunch with my little ones at home. They love PBJ and yogurt but I'm more of a leftovers kinda gal. I love this time I get to spend with my little ones.
Thanks for a fun giveaway.

Thalia said...

My favorite part of lunch is eating, of course. Silly!

I work from home (I am a self-employed artist) and so usually cook my lunch and don't bring it. Though, since I work from home and have night-owl tendencies, what might be your lunch is technically my breakfast. Still, a recipe I really like is browned butter pasta with sage, tomatoes and parmesan. It's really easy and unbelievably good: cook some pasta, brown some butter (enough to cover pasta as a sauce) with some chopped up fresh sage leaves in it so they get all crispy; when the butter is browned throw some fresh from the garden chopped tomatoes into the butter to infuse off the heat, then stir it all into the pasta with a good-sized pile of freshly grated fluffy parmesan cheese. That's it.

It's really good. In fact I think I'll go make some right now.

Anyway, do please put my name in the hat for the giveaway, and thank you.

Karen said...

I like to watch the noon news while I eat and look at the mail (and possibly a new quilt magazine). Being a "guide" sounds so much more "friendly" than teach!
Congratulations on your 200th post!

Cindy said...

"Guide" me along the path, dear "guide". I love teaching children to sew, to quilt, to cross stitch...anything with a needle. Children are my joy.

dawson.tracy35 said...

Congrats on your 200th post!

I spend my lunch watching days of our lives(hubby got me hooked) and munching the most delicious pretzel chips I got at the grocery store one day! Yum!

Tracy Dawson
dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

Elena said...

If it's nice out: go walk around the mall or somewhere similar.

If it's gross out: sit in the breakroom and make hexagons.

:)

Elena said...

If it's nice out: go walk around the mall or somewhere similar.

If it's gross out: sit in the breakroom and make hexagons.

:)

Ariane said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!!! I love to go out to the Olympic Harbour in Kingston, Ontario and watch the waves crash on the break wall. My husband and I do that often and I just love it.

Joanne Lendaro said...

happy 200 post! My favorite way to spending the lunch hour is to have lunch with my hubbie! thanks for the fun giveaway...

Ducks and Rabbits said...

Oooh I'd love that book and such a lovely bunch of fabric too! At lunchtime I like to sit back and relax and have a cup of coffee. And maybe fill in a few words of the crossword.

Jackie said...

i love to take walks during my lunch time

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations on reaching 200! Did you ever imagine that you would still be "guiding" all of us 200 posts ago?

Needled Mom said...

My favorite lunch break would involve a little hand sewing - embroidering or hand piecing.

Tamie said...

Happy 200th post. My favorite lunch is one I share with my husband. We are able to get together usually about twice a week. They frequently serve as our "date" time.

Bree said...

Beautiful fabrics - great giveaway!
Honestly, my lunch break is usually spent sewing. I drag quilts that I'm working on into work with me, and sit in the break room by the window and hand sew the bindings! My coworkers are used to it now :)
bmcelroy@tampabay.rr.com

Diane H said...

Congratulations on your 200th post.
My favourite activity while I 'dine' is to look at quilt magazines or catalogues and 'dream'.

Loris said...

Well, it would be fun to have you 'guide' me along in making a quilt. Your Due South looks very lovely.
Happy 200th post. If you came to the coast for lunch, we could go up to Sebastion's in San Simeon and take sandwiches to sit at the beach. That's one of my favorites.

Deb said...

Congrats on 200 posts - would love to win!

Melissa said...

I LOVE lunchtime because my little kids are eating and I can check my email in peace and quiet!

Melissa said...

You are the quilting "guide," which is a great term by the way.

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