What’s Going On

Before I start, I just want to express my sadness and shock at all the deaths from COVID-19. If you have experienced this, you have my condolences, and I hope you are safe and healthy and able to cope with this crisis and tragedy in your life. We are all in this together, we are in differing levels of lock-down and trying to cope with an at-home life, and unsure of what the new ‘open’ life will be like after COVID-19. I wish you and yours all the very best getting through this. We will get through this.

On a lighter note I moved to southern Vermont in spring of 2021 and am now working remotely for a large educational technology group as a data engineer. Really could not be happier!

This year in 2022 I have been working on several quilts and techniques. English Paper Piecing, Stack-n-Whack and fusible web appliqué have been my main passion lately.

In 2021, I offered a virtual fabric collage workshop at Mt Airy Learning Tree in Philadelphia and also in southern Vermont at GMALL (Green Mountain Academy of Lifelong Learning. Anyone, anywhere can take these classes using zoom. I hope to offer more classes also at the Country Treasures quilt store in Chester, VT. I also have an unhealthy habit of frequenting the Waterwheel House Quilt Shop in Londonderry, VT – full of Kaffe Fassett and Tula Pink among others. What a treasure chest of color that store is!

Some personal projects of mine include James Clear’s Atomic Habits book which I devoured. This led me to the Daily Stoic, which is presently consuming my free time. Headspace has really helped me keep a clear head during this crazy. other-worldly dimension we have recently all slipped into. I started painting in acrylics last year. Love Bob Burridge’s Bob Blasts! What a learning curve! I’ll probably talk more about that in an upcoming post.

For several years I have been intrigued by the work of designed Sally Thompson, who has designed the Bionic Gear Bag, a wonderful project.  Now I’m also interested in making bags byAnnie.com but I’ll write more about that later. Of course, I have rediscovered English Paper Piecing and I’m working on 2 projects now. More on that later too.

As for my eating, I am following the Keto lifestyle (see my favorite Dr. Ken Berry) which I have enjoyed since January 2019. I feel the best I have ever felt in my body and in my mind. Gone are the psychological cravings and physical fatigue associated with carb eating for me. I plan to do a Dr. Eric Westman eating plan (Adapt Your Life Academy) sometime soon, but it’s a strict 20g of carbs per day plan so I need to proceed with caution. Also in 2018 I had started teaching the cultured food trilogy (see Donna Schwenk’s Cultured Food Life) for my local Food Coop.

Now in 2022 I am an Associate for Asea, a life-giving product! It has been about a year since I started taking this miracle molecule and now I will never be without it! So hooked on this Nobel-prize winning technology that I became involved with the company. More on that later too.

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