Friday, September 20, 2013

I'm Back For Now!

Hi! I'm back for now. My computer has been on the fritz, so I have not been able to update lately. I am really sorry for the delay. Here is what I've been doing:

1.Losing weight!!! As of this morning, I am down 14 pounds since Aug. 21st. Excited? Oh yeah! First time I've lost weight in several years. How? By getting rid of all wheat, grains, and sugar from my diet. I've been eating meat, salads, veggies, some fruit, plain yogurt smoothies with blueberries, coconut milk or almond milk and Stevia added. Happy? Yep, I am and feeling better, too. I have so much more energy than I did before. I still have a very long way to go, but I'm glad that I am seeing results.

2. Working on a Day and Night quilt designed by Eleanor Burns. This quilt will be a Christmas gift for my son and daughter-in-law. It is going well so far. I have a few more strips to sew together then start cutting out the triangles that make up the blocks.  The pic below shows the colors I'm using for this quilt.

3. Today I cut out strips then used my Accuquilt Go! Baby to cut out five inch squares for a baby quilt I have been commissioned to make. It will be a disappearing nine patch. I just have to figure out how to arrange the squares. Here is a picture of the mess I've made and the squares. 

So, here is what I've been up to. How about you?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget


My laptop is not working. I will post when I can using my husband's computer. Thanks for your patience.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Good Morning, Sunday!

Good morning. I pray all is well with you today. It is a beautiful day here in Alabama even though we got up to a foggy morning. I just want to stop in and give you something pretty to look at. My friend, Bev created this donation quilt as she made it. I think she did an awesome job. She gave me permission to share it with you all. 

Isn't this just a darling quilt? I love the way she appliqued everything on it. I really believe some little girl will love this! Great job, Bev!

The picture below is of my nephew and his beautiful wife. Please remember them and his parents in your prayers. He and his fellow servicemen/women are in the Mediterranean off the coast of Syria. They are awaiting orders. He is a U.S. Marine. We love them both very much and pray that we do not attack Syria. 

I think that is all for today. Take care, love God, be creative.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Another Handbag is Finished!!!

I'm really enjoying making these purses. Have so many on my to do list that I want to try out. Using different fabrics really make a difference in how the handbag looks when finished. This one I feel is an awesome one. I love the colors and the design on the fabric. I hope to get this one to my friend soon, and I already know she loves it from her comments of the pictures she has seen. :D 

Without further ado, I will add photos of the newest creation. 

The yoyos in the lower right corner were made for the the brown and denim purse I had made earlier. You can see that one here.

I am doing well with my new teeth (partial) and with my way of eating so far. I was very excited to learn on Tuesday that I had lost over ten pounds since my last RA appointment in May. So, that made me feel really good. 

I am linking up today to Link-a-Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts, plus, I want to invite you to Link your blog up here on mine for Find a Friend Friday.

Our Journey

Sunday, September 1, 2013

New Recipe I Tried

Oh my goodness!!! I found an awesome recipe and love this lady's site. If you love zucchini, then you will love this recipe. I had only one zucchini, but I cooked it anyway this way. Love it! Hubby really liked it, too.  I would like it if you would check out her site. carries you to the recipe I tried.      Kayln's Kitchen is the home page. I hope you find it useful. I know I will find more recipes to use on my journey to get healthy. I have been doing very well, in my opinion, being off wheat and other grains for going on two weeks now. I have been off my diet drinks for three weeks on Sept. 4th. I can't believe I've done it. If you knew how much I love my Diet Pepsi's and my carbohydrates (bread, chips, cake, sweets, etc.) you would be amazed, too. So far, I have lost almost seven pounds. Yes, seven pounds!!! Excited? Well, just a little! LOL 

I want to be honest with you all. Dr. Davis teaches that we need to use coconut oil in many ways. I know that coconut oil is the highest saturated fat there is. But, I will use it occasionally and may start using it after my showers as a moisturizer. It is supposedly very good for our skin. I desperately need to do something for my skin. It is sooooooo dry. I just may give it a try, soon. I guess I will get accustomed to smelling like suntan lotion. LOL Some people on the Wheat Belly Facebook page talks about it not working for everyone and some have gotten sick. I don't know why, but I do believe that getting off wheat and other grains has been very good for me so far. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I want to help my fibromyalgia and arthritis and hopefully get rid of my sleep apnea. For some reason, I am not sleeping well lately and my CPAP masks aggravate me so bad. I am so tired of not sleeping well. I have too many projects to work on and my housework and laundry to do. So, I promise myself to stay the course and get in better shape.

Another good recipe blog is Gourmet Girl Cooks. She makes Wheat Belly compliant recipes. She has some awesome looking food she prepares and posts about. Check her out, too.

One more good site that my daughter uses frequently is Gina's Skinnytaste. She also cooks low carb recipes. I would like for you to check her out, too, if you are looking for healthy recipes. 

All three of these are on Pinterest, also. I know Gourmet Girl Cooks is also on Facebook. I believe the others are, too. 

We have had a great weekend. We spent some time with our son yesterday and he cooked us lunch. No, I didn't eat any bread. Yes, I ate healthy. LOL  It was great. His wife was working, so we didn't get to visit with her. Hopefully soon, the four of us can get together and do something fun. Today has been a lazy day for me. I have spent time with the dogs, watched a little Flashpoint on TV, and was on the computer. I had planned to go to church this morning, but got up stopped up and with a headache, so that was a no go. 

We found out this week that our nephew and his ship mates on the USS San Antonio are off the coast of Syria. Please pray for them and the ones on the destroyers that are there in waiting for orders from the President. I pray that this does not come to fruition. America does NOT need to get into a war with Syria.  Help me pray for our country and what is happening in our world. 

I pray your weekend has been great and nothing serious has happened in your families. So many are needing prayers. Keep me in yours, if you will. Hopefully, soon, I will have another handbag to show you and some quilting. Stay with me.