Sunday, February 19, 2012

Eating for Health

My word for the new year was REACH. After bariatric surgery, I lost 120 pounds and gained back about 15. Now, I'm trying to go forward, to eliminate those 15 and to lose more, but to eat the right way in doing so. I really like this little saying I found on Pinterest. (Isn't Pinterest totally amazing??!!) This is my new philosophy/motto/way of eating.

Every day is a journey. Along the way, I've discovered a wealth of information and easy to understand applications from the amazing women at Nurtitional Weight and Wellness. And while you're at it, pay a visit to Nell Kaul's blog My life lived with fat. Nell has been successful in this effort, lost 90 pounds eating the right way for her body, and is willing to share with us. I've already made significant changes in my diet and have been rewarded with weight loss. Pay them all a visit, listen to the radio show, learn, and LIVE!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Easel Valentine Tutorial: Won't you be my valentine?

 Vintage sewing theme

   I put up a tutorial a week or so ago containing an easel valentine tutorial. This is a heart-shaped variety and was the one that I swapped with Cathy at hazelruthes.

I made it using a vintage sewing theme, as I know that's what Cathy loves. To keep the top part standing up, I attached a small spool of thread. I also included some wording that I thought was fitful - "Do what you love. Love what you do." After all, that's what Valentine's Day is all about, isn't it?

This is the backside when it's folded up.
My inspiration came from Jane Johnson at Whiff of Joy. Go check out Jane's tutorial and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A great giveaway from SINGER

Yes! The sewing machine folks. It's their 160th anniversary and they're looking for your own Singer memories. Not only that -- they are giving away this beautiful new model, aptly named ``the 160.''

 I remember being fascinated as my aunt sewed away on her machine and I wanted to learn how to create the way she did. It looked so easy, which I soon learned it was not!

What a great contest. Go on over and add your own remembrance. Someone has to win, right? My Singer Story