Here is my list of likes for this week:
1. A new blog to follow. Jocelyn at canadianneedlenana posted about Susan Carlson's blog and You Tube tutorials a week or so ago. Naturally, I had to check Susan out because Jocelyn's likes are similar to mine. Wow, I had no idea how inspiring Susan's artwork would be. I have never made or even tried "artistry quilting". I have admired Lee Anna's artistry at lapaylor.blogspot.com but did not feel it was something I could do. But, after watching Susan Carlson on You Tube tutorials, I am hooked:
This is my first attempt-Pastiche. Tiny, little scraps of fabric are glued onto muslin to form a piece. I cut batting and muslin about 22 inch square and drew circles on muslin; then started gluing scraps to the design. It's a great exercise in color placement and a serene project. I hope you will check out Susan on You Tube as her designs are so beautiful.
2.My grandson's 8th grade graduation photo . Thomas got his first real shirt and tie in his favorite color-orange!
3. Plant protein. So, this is a long story but here goes. I have several medical issues already and last week got a new one for my birthday next week. I seem to get a new, permanent, medical issue every 10 years(40, 50, 60 and now 70th birthday- what's with that?). This time was a little scary- I was weak, shaky, dizzy and brain fog! After lots of tests-it was diagnosed as reactive hypoglycemia. I had an attack every day for 11 days 2 hours after breakfast. Crazy. I've been borderline to diabetes for years but not this. Luckily, I had an attack in the doctor office and he checked my blood sugar which was low. He gave me a bottle of apple juice right then and there. Twenty minutes later I was fine.
So, I was put on increased protein in my diet. This is a very new area to me-protein shakes, powders, cookies, etc and of course watching carbs and sugars. I already have a restricted diet- no gluten, so, yellow no.5. But, when you can find something that makes you feel better, sleep better and have more energy without drugs, I'm in.
This particular product works for me:
That's what has brought me joy this last week. How about you? I appreciate you stopping by and love your comments. Please join us at Lee Anna's Not Afraid of Color to see other "likes" posts.
This is going to be a busy week celebrating my birthday, and watching Thomas then on Friday because teachers are going on strike! This is really hard on parents who are finding alternative places for the kids while they are at work, but teachers need help too while the governor and legislature are not doing anything to help teachers-just talk. Scary times because the kids will suffer this late in the year and close to graduation.