What’s Going On

In the past month or so I have been intrigued by the work of designed Sally Thompson, aka Rip Stitcher, who has designed the Bionic Gear Bag, a wonderful project.  I immediately purchased her award-winning pattern on Craftsy, and started working on it.  It’s an amazing deal at $13!  Then I purchased her video workshops for less than $30 and completed the bag in 2 days!  Have a look at it!

In October and November I will be leading a postcard and then flower vase Fabric Collage Workshops at Weavers Way Coop, my local food coop here in West Mt Airy.  I am hoping for a good turn out!

I’m working on some new landscapes, and trying to use them to both elaborate this technique, and to drastically change it.

I’ve continued to work on my cultured food life too.  My kefir grains are now split and I’m doing raw, organic daily plus homemade coconut milk kefir.  I think that’s my favorite for our heavy Philly summer!  The cultured veggies are going well, I love the tomatoes, asparagus and various krauts I’ve made.  My kombucha is also taking a turn for the better.  I’m up to batch #10, and it’s more delicious and fizzy than ever!

I’m hoping for several short summer vacations this year, and time off to spend with family who need me, and working on other personal projects (like updating this website!).

On the topic of health and fitness, I highly recommend a few works that have literally changed the direction of my life. My father turned me on to the wonderful, inspirational book Younger Next Year.  The first book to open my eyes to the issues of fitness and aging, it literally changed the course of my life forever.

I am currently working on The Gabriel Method, which is a remarkable new and enlightened way to work on your health and weight. The amazing Suzane Somers also inspired me with her exercise and eating program that helped me immensely over the past 11 years.

Two documentaries that I feel are very important for anyone interested in their own well being are Hungry for Change and Food Matters (both currently available on Netflix)  I hope you can benefit from any of these, as much as I have.  Enjoy!

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