Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Who knew? Recycled sports shoes!

I was reading Karen's post over at Journey of a Quilter about a "Going Green Challenge", which inspired me to do a google search about recycling.

While searching this web site caught my eye about recycled sports shoes sponsored by NIKE. They grind them up into what they call Nike grind to make sports surfaces, I just thought it was interesting enough to share. Did you know they recycle shoes? .

I am taking a break from Bonnie's "Double Delight" mystery quilt this afternoon,
there has been a lot of sewing going on.
I do have the 140 nine patch blocks finished but I am still trimming the 240 square in square blocks. I just have to stop for awhile.

Then while waiting for the morning snow fall to melt, (so I can venture out for a much needed Costco trip) I baked

Cranberry Muffins.
This is a Weight Watchers recipe with a point value of 2.

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup old fashion oatmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup fat free yogurt
1/4 cup fat free milk
2 tbsp egg substitute
1 Tbsp margarine melted
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Combine dry ingredients, make a well in the center.
Whisk remaining ingredients together, fold into dry ingredients stir just til blended.
Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling each 2/3 full.
Bake for 25 minutes at 400.
I stated above the WW point value to be 2, mine will be a little less as I forgot the sugar.

Hey they are still pretty tasty.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Just use Splenda instead of sugar and you have the sweet taste with lower points!

  2. I love the idea of recycle sports shoes although I don't think mine will ever worn out (lol)!

  3. I did hear something about the tennis shoes recycle thing. But I can't concentrate. First you show all those cute little nine patches. I mean really, who can concentrate! Then you post food. I want some food. Some snicky snack sweets. :) Too lazy though... hee!

  4. I love your new header with the "cat scan". Wow that's a lot of nine patches, I don't know if I'll ever try one of Bonnie's mysteries.

  5. Love all your little blocks! I was so proud of my 2 little blocks that I had finished and then I saw that pile and well .... LOL

    Love the muffin recipe! I am getting the WW books soon and will be trying to make out my plan to help me slim down a bit. I am printing this recipe tonight. Thanks for sharing!

    Wishing you lots of joy this coming year,

  6. mmm yum! Put the coffee on, I'm on my virtual way!

    Lovely blocks!

  7. Love the muffin recipe!..Thank you.
    Your DD nine patches look great.
    I'm leaving the DD mystery for another time..to much to do just now..

  8. This might be a little off topic, but since you mentioned recycled tennis shoes, I thought you might be interested in knowing that on Interstate 80 in Nebraska, part of it is constructed with recycled tires!

    Lovely quilts!