Sunday, March 29, 2015

My weight loss journey and quilting workshop with Flavin Glover

Hey all,

It is Palm Sunday and I am ready for church so I thought I would do a blog post!!  Even tho it sleeted yesterday afternoon, signs of Spring are reminding us we serve a risen savior and it won't be long for these cold dreary days to be around.

Yesterday Flavin Glover, from Auburn Alabama, came to Possum Town Quilters and presented a workshop on using the log cabin block to make log cabin villages.  Here is a link to her blog.  It was really a fun workshop.  There was lots of good food, fellowship and sewing.  You know it always lifts your spirit when you can say "look what I did!"  Flavin teaches a great class and is very encouraging and had lots of good tips.  If you can get to one of her classes I recommend it.  Here are some of Flavin's sample quilts she showed at the workshop.

Here is my work for the day...I was using Rainbow row, in Charleston, SC as my inspiration...and you know they are soft pastels...not my usual colors.  I didn't like it at all, but once the pink brightened it a bit, and I add some more roofs and other colored buildings I think it will come together.  

I don't know if you are a regular reader or someone stopping by on a blog tour, but I have been working on getting healthier.  Thanksgiving I gave up diet coke and really almost all soda.  I drink maybe one a month now.  I lost a pound or two over the holidays, but nothing to get excited about. So it was time to do something else.

On February 5th I started tracking the food I ate and it was really successful.  I have been moving the scale downward almost every week since!!  A week or so after I started, on Feb 17, by my camera, I decided to take a "before" photo.  This morning I did another.... I know there is not a huge difference and there is a ways to go, but I thought I would let you see where I was.  I am about at -13 according to this mornings scale, but my actual date for weekly weigh ins is Mondays...but no time to write blog posts and edit photos before work.

I will try to keep about the same outfit as long as possible, so it won't be the clothes  change you see it will be the change in me.  I will give you a monthly, or so, update!!

Sew long.

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