Friday 17 January 2014

New Stuffs For a New Year

It's always nice to learn new things. Sometimes we get stuck doing the same old, same old. A few months ago, my husband and I completely changed what we were eating at home. We started doing the Paleo diet which means cutting out things like sugar, grains, dairy, etc. We actually kept the dairy in because...cheese...but other than that we've been sticking to it pretty well. I've found that this has caused us to retrain our brains for more proper meals. If I was on my own for dinner, I'd usually just pop an english muffin in the toaster and have that but I can't do that anymore. Also, potatos are generally frowned upon (although not ruled out completely) so we've found ourselves trying new green vegetables that previously we wouldn't have. I ate brussels sprouts this week! Crazy! Last week, I told Eric that I'd prob eat anything as long as it had balsamic and garlic so he offered to get some cat turds out of the litter box. Not really what I meant but it does make boring vegetables delicious.

Anyway, this change had me feeling like trying new things wasn't so bad which is big for me since I'm an accountant and often like things a certain way. I don't generall like mixing things up but when we had our Maritime Modern Quilt Guild meeting last week, it inspired me so I tried a Quilt As You Go project similar to what Adrienne showed us. Here is a WIP pic:

For the first try, I'm just using scraps so the colors aren't super co-ordinating and the batting is pretty jenky but it's pretty fun to do. The MMQG girls laughed at me when I said I couldn't try this in public. I'm so used to doing pixel quilts where everything has to be perfectly square and lined up that it was a little hard to start but once I got going it was freeing. I'll let you know how it goes but for now, I'm back to a pixel quilt.


  1. Sorry we laughed! Who knew you were serious about your need to line everything up, though I can totally see that being necessary for your wicked pixel quilts! Good for your for giving it a try and pushing your comfort zone!

  2. It's great that you tried something new. I think our new group is going to really help us try lots of new things. Your QAYG looks amazing. Hope you bring it for show and tell next time.

  3. ugh! So sorry we laughed :( I completely get it. a few years ago I would never have even thought of being in a guild where I would have to speak in a public situation! terrifying...not sure what happened since then, but now I just need to psych myself up a little :) So glad you tried out the QAYG