Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Day 322 – (AD 1,484) – 22.0 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Looks like my cold has dissipated so this morning I got on my Schwinn 170 and pedaled 22.0 miles. Totals are now recorded at 31,612.9 miles; 50,876.1 kilometers.

And I have completed 50.82% of the 820 miles to my next destination and goal point.

Jim’s Gotta Eat –

Last night I attempted a Ham and Cheese Dutch Baby. Doubled the recipe and used Parmesan and Moliterno Bianco Sardo Cheese.

There was none left… and I will do this one again.

Just put a new loaf of Sesame Bread in the oven. It is amazing how the aroma of baking bread warms up the house.

Just now out of the oven. The aroma of freshly baked Sesame Bread most definitely takes the chill of the Tampa winter.

Reading –

Try exercise to improve memory and thinking”, PsyPost.org, Mayo Clinic, Dec. 29, 2017.

“Dr. Petersen encourages people to do aerobic exercise: Walk briskly, jog, whatever you like to do, for 150 minutes a week — 30 minutes, five times or 50 minutes, three times. The level of exertion should be enough to work up a bit of a sweat but doesn’t need to be so rigorous that you can’t hold a conversation.”

Kale is great but not necessarily king – kale vs spinach vs rocket vs iceberg”, published Linkedin Pulse, Lisa Middleton, Apr. 13, 2015.

“If we then look back to compare kale with spinach and rocket and lettuce, for most nutrients there are only small differences. When you compare the differences to the huge gap to the iceberg lettuce, then you realize that kale, spinach and rocket are jostling for first line position, with iceberg a distant last, rather than being spaced out well across the field.”

Quilting –

Check out "OUR SHOW 2017", featuring 8 Fabric Artists and 50+ works of art at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, Dec. 8, 2017 - Jan. 10, 2018.

Times: Tues - Fri - 9 am - 12 Noon; Sun - 10 - 10:30 am & 12 Noon - 1 pm.

Cranes Pentagon Update -

Quilting completed. Binding and blocking completed. Sleeve and Label to go.

Answers to questions -

Cranes Pentagon -

Final size - 46 1/2" square.
Crane block size - 6" square
No. of pieces in each Crane block - 8 + 9 = 17
Crane fabric - Kimberly Einmo's newest fabric "Solid-ish"
No. of Cranes - 25 (Kimberly's "Solid-ish" is 30 colors.)
Color of background fabric - Off-White.
Designed by - Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer

How many Crane quilts have you completed? - This is our 3rd Crane test quilt.

What size blocks have you created? - We created four (4) Crane sizes, 3"; 4"; 5"; and 6". We designed the #AccuQuilt fabric die.

Is your Crane pattern available? - We used the basic Japanese Origami Paper stencil, which is available at many links online, to create our design(s). We designed our first 3 quilt patterns - Rainbow Cranes; Not A Partridge; and Cranes Pentagon.

New Crane blocks have begun. Here are the pieces for our 1st 3-inch block.

The fabric for the Crane is a Jody Bergsma for Robert Kaufman North America Screen Print. There are 15 colors included in the fabric. The background will be white.

This is going to be a beautiful composition and something very, very different.

This is my 1,578th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 186,796 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,


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