Here's what's in the hoop-
I'm so slow at this hand quilting thing. I'm about half done with this. Thing is I need to have it done by the end of February. I'm not sure I can do it. I try to do some everyday, but inevitably I'll miss a day that becomes two or three days. I'd like it to go in the quilt show with the other half square triangle challenge quilts. I need a big snowstorm!
I made this little quilt top from the 'Lil Twister leftover fabric I showed in my last post.
And here is my second 'Lil Twister. It's for my nephew's baby. Ella was born last August so I'd really like to finish this up by the end of the month and get it in the mail. I want to use this IKEA fabric for the back. I hope to get over there next week. I have more than a few quilt tops in the queue. I really need some machine quilting mojo! lol
I was feeling really yucky the end of last year. I knew it was from eating too many of the wrong carbs over the past few months. I have to watch my blood sugar and have some other health issues going on. My sister told me about Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. I was waiting for a copy from the library, but it was taking too long so I just bought my own. I'm glad I did. She turns conventional food wisdom on it's head. I'm kind of following her meal plans and I've lost 5 lbs. The other good news is my joints aren't hurting so much (no tomatoes, potatoes or peppers) and I don't have any nasal congestion (no dairy). The dairy was easy because I'd already cut most of that out a while ago. The tomatoes, potatoes and peppers will be hard to give up for the long hall. I'll just have to be real selective when I cheat. She recommends raw fermented food so here is my homemade sauerkraut-
It should be ready in two weeks. Wish me luck with this diet. It's a challenge, but I want to keep myself out of the doctor's office.