Thursday, June 6, 2013

I left you on hold!

Oh My! I left you on hold for over 2 months! Shame on me!

Life is settling down for me and changes are going well. Hubby guys diet for his diabetes is going well and he has lost 30 pounds in the process. At this time he is not having to take medication. He is controlling it through diet. I am so proud of him. He was always a man that loved his sweets. Chocolate was a vegetable to him and the more he ate the happier he was. He has not had one little bit of candy since his diagnosis's. I am also following his diet with him but with some modifications.
I am hypoglycemic so I need a few more carbs than he. Although he has lost 30+ pounds I have not. I found some of his loss but I did lose 2 pounds this past week. Woohoo! Why is it that men can think about losing weight and drop 5 pounds and us women find it?

Enough of that! On to some quilting.

Linda and I finished our BOM quilts. As mentioned before, we came across many mistakes but the worst was when we went squaring up the blocks. They were all different sizes and off by almost an inch!  We lost some points in that process. Here is a picture of the finished flimsy.

Not a great picture but you get the idea.  I will get it on the long arm soon. 

After that was done I wanted to play so I sat down and created this.

I was playing with my Easy Dresden ruler and came up with this. I went on the Internet to look at pictures of sunflower leaves and then drew them out and appliqued them and the stem on.  I am thinking about how I want to quilt this.

This past May a few friends and I went to Nancy's Notions sale. What sale! We found many good deals and had a great time. We even met some famous people. Eleanor Burns was one of them. what a hoot she is.

Here we are.

Linda, me and Karen. Karen is new to quilting. Last summer she wanted me to show her how to paper piece. She loved it and is now not only paper piecing but quilting away. She is a fiber artist weaver. She makes the most wonderful rag rugs and kitchen towels. You can check out her esty shop here....

Once we unloaded our wallets we off to do the SE Wisconsin Shop Hop. Don't worry, we left money in those wallets for the hop. I will show you my loot next time. OH! One of the shops was Primitive Gatherings. Love, love love that shop.

Till then....Piece!


  1. Wow -- it has been a long time since you posted! But when you post, you post such FUN stuff! I can't believe you got to meet Eleanor Burns -- lucky gal, you!!! :)

  2. Yup... what a fun day that was running to all those stores! My wallet took a dent, but a gal needs a "stash" for each craft and art she does, right?

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