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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8 comments:

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

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  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. ;)

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  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!

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

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  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 :-)

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  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. :)

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

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