Thursday, May 9, 2013

There has been progress

I am finally starting to feel better. After many doctors and tests I found out that "It looks like you have a wheat intolerance." I meet with the doctor tomorrow for my follow up so I haven't yet been told not to eat wheat products. However, since my brother has serious issues with gluten, I decided to go gluten free and I have been feeling much better.

It has only been 3 weeks, but I am not puffy like a chipmunk anymore and the dark circles under my eyes have faded. Not everything is back to normal, but I am feeling more and more like myself each day.

Which of course that means I actually sewed again. I was really late on all my April bee blocks, but I finished them up this last week or so.

sunday morning quilts beeorange slab for tessophia

April Make it Modern Block

sunday morning quilts bee gumdrops for  GrammieQ

I also got started on this month's bee blocks.

sunday morning quilts bee up up and away for Fiona

I know it has been awhile but I am finally quilting again.

I have one more paper pieced part of the star and an x-plus block to work on. I am hoping to have them finished this week so I can get to work on Nikki's Wedding quilt.

I do have a due date of the wedding blocks next month  and I am only 1/3 of the way thru. I am hoping to get them done at least a couple weeks before her wedding date. I really don't want to rush though them.

Wedding quilt progress

I also want to finish my woodland low value quilt this month. The top is all done. I just need to quilt the darn thing.

Quilt in progress
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  1. Everything's gorgeous! Glad you are feeling a bit better and that you might have figured out 'what it is'! o:)

  2. My boss has the same issues and basically had to diagnose herself. It takes about 6 weeks to really flush the effects of the wheat or gluten. She has taught us a lot about being gluten free... :) Its basically an auto-immune reaction for her. Her joints swell and become inflamed and she can barely walk. Let me know if you need any recipes or product reviews. ;)

  3. So glad you finally have an answer. I tried going gluten free a few years ago and I just couldn't take it, though now I am thinking I might need to do it again. I'm glad to hear you are already starting to feel better! Lovely blocks!

  4. Glad you're feeling better, Jenn. And happy to know you're sewing again.

  5. Good to hear you are feeling better! And your blocks are absolutely beautiful. I am in love withthe yellow fabrics!!!
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  6. Glad you are feeling better. The wedding quilt is going to be gorgeous :-)

  7. Beautiful blocks. I am glad you are feeling better. I too, have a gluten intolerance or wheat allergy. All I know is that if I eat anything with wheat in it, within about 30 minutes, my joints start swelling and hurting. Last time I could hardly walk. Just not worth it to eat wheat. Good luck. Eating gluten free isn't easy, but sure helps to make you feel better if you have an intolerance. :)

  8. So glad that maybe you have found an answer to your health issues.


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