Not sure what to think

It seems that I can manage small pieces fairly well. Of course, still not good enough for me. I just want things to go back the way there were about a year ago.

So, this is the second able runner that I made from a scrap pack from my local quilt shop. I bought it for $12.99 and I think I have 2 more table runners from the same pack. I think it was actually a manufacturers sample. Some of them had pinked edges and they were all a pretty standard odd size. Regardless, I like it. It is a little busy looking, but tolerable, I think.

I do like this pattern it is called Jumping Jack. Very simple and easy. I will have to wait to quilt this until I open my black batting. Hopefully soon. I have a quilt I need to get ready for the long arm that requires black batting. Currently, I find using my long arm, very stressful. Since I can’t quite do things the way I want to I become frustrated and don’t want to do it at all. I know, wrong attitude.

I also made this one. I have hung on to a yard of this blue fabric for forever. For some reason I found it beautiful and did not want to use it. Finally did. It was super easy to do and great for using only two colors.

Gluten Sensitivity?

I am learning things every day. At some point I became sensitive to gluten (or so I thought). If I ate it, My heart rate increased to about 130+ for an hour or longer. This made me totally feel like crap. I was not overly thrilled with gluten free bread. It had a weird feel (gritty or something) in my mouth. So, I was unhappy. I constantly wondered why food would be taken from a fat girl. First you take my ability to do a whole lot of anything and then take food away form a fat girl? Come on. If things were not crappy enough. At first we thought it was sugar that was causing the problem. It would be much easier for me to avoid sugar. But no, it was everything I loved.

What I found out after some research was that it may not be gluten, but modern day wheat. So, I researched and found that many people with gluten sensitivity can eat heritage wheat. Heritage wheat? Wheat that was grown a long time ago. Not hybrid to yield more or sprayed with chemicals. I found a company that grows and mills this type of wheat. Sunrise Flour Mill makes just this wheat. I bought a bag. Super expensive $20 plus shipping for 5lbs. I made a loaf of bread and just like magic, I could eat it without the increased heart rate. It was like magic to me. I sat at the table eating bread, dipping it in olive oil in true fat girl style (I can laugh at myself). I have since ordered more and it gets less expensive if you buy bigger bags. his past Friday, we made pizza crust and our own homemade pizzas. It was delicious.

My mother was from Germany. These are one of our favorite things. We called them pretzel blobs, mostly because I think it annoyed my mother. They were (past tense) delicious.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

13 thoughts on “Not sure what to think

  1. Hi Lori!!! I am so happy to see an update from you. Isn’t that interesting about the wheat. My boss has found a similar thing. She can eat oatmeal only if it is whole or steel-cut, but not instant or whatever other forms there are. She also isn’t fond of the gluten-free breads. I wonder if I have an intolerance as well, especially for pastas. I also found it interesting about your ‘saved’ fabric. I am 100% certain that I have some that I just love and have saved, too. Doesn’t it seem much better to use it and enjoy it?!! What are we saving it for?? {{Hugs}} Those pretzel blobs look fabulously delicious to me – YUM! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Lori I’m in love with your runners. They are beautiful. Good on you. A suggestion on the heritage flours; you should also be able to use Kamut and Spelt flours. Both are ancient grains, can be found readily at most grocery stores, not obscenely expensive, and you can mix them with other flours to make your own blend. We tried and tested until we found a mix my brother likes. Thank you for the pretzel blob recipe. How’s your walking doing? Any further now or are you too busy sewing? 😉

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