Monday, November 12, 2012

I took your advice....

I took a break from my Bella Granny Squares quilt.
Maybe, just maybe, I will love it when I pull it back out.
Thanks for your suggestions :-)

In the meantime, I pulled out the leftovers from this project
and sewed up a simple patchwork quilt for my shop. 
I only have 1 quilt left in my store.
I feel like I need to hurry up and produce a bunch more!

The first time around, I really felt like these fabrics 
needed a touch of black 
but it just wasn't right for the photo shoot.
So I just had to make another one 
so I could put that notion to rest!

I backed it in Cream Seaside 
by October Afternoon

Quilted it with wavy lines.
So fun and fast!

Now it can be found in my little Etsy shop.
I'm hoping to add more this month 
but with all of the added time I've been spending in my kitchen
I've had less time with my sewing machine.

Speaking of time spent in the kitchen.....

I finished my Whole 30!!!!!!
Some moments were very challenging, like the weekends.
And some moments were easy peasy.
I had a partner in the process and that is the ONLY reason 
why I made it an entire 30 Days!

I have another round of blood work coming up and I'm hoping
for stellar results.
I have had small portions of things like olive oil and apples
with no adverse effects.
I will continue to slowly add these things back in permanently.
Surprisingly I lost several lbs. and quite a few inches off my waist and hips.
I wasn't expecting that!

I would totally recommend doing a Whole 30 to anyone 
who is struggling with depression, anxiety, acne, PMS, joint pain,
allergies, asthma, diabetes,
etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. 

Here's the BUT...and it's a big one!
It doesn't take long for old habits to creep back in.
Apparently, I have not slayed my sugar dragon.
But I will continue to work on not letting my sweet tooth run the show.  

Anyway, there is a little update for those of you who have asked for reports.
Feel free to let me know if you have more specific 
questions or want more information.


  1. So glad you made it thru the Whole 30. Maybe in January I'll start it or something like Whole 30.

    You patchwork looks great. Wish I could get good at machine quilting like you. Love the wavy lines.

  2. Yeah you did it! I have been thinking about you. Glad you made it through the 30. I love the quilt it is so great with the other fabrics you used.

  3. Cute quilt! I love those little wavy lines!

  4. I see a lot of fabulous fabrics in this quilt.
    Congrats on the whole 30. I can' t start it before the holidays because so many people depend on me for their dietary fixes. I will try it in January. I have put it in my phone and will def try it

  5. Well done Lu. You should be so proud!
    And I love the quilt. The fabric with the banners is adorable!

  6. i am so proud of you! so so so proud of you! i wholly believe that what we eat is the culprit for almost all that ails us! i have to do this! i have to! i bought the practical paleo book and that is as far as it has gone. i need a partner also! ;) xo must do it!