I realized I didn't post the lovely boro stitched pieces done by the woman who runs the online store Brooklyn General Store here that were part of her display and lesson at the Knitting Pipeline retreat 2017 last Fall in Maine. I enjoyed these
My friend, one of my oldest friends, Ned, visited recently too. How we age, even with snow white hair he looks the same to me as he did driving a tractor in the orchard behind our house when he was 17. My first boyfriend, I had to sneak around to see him because my father thought a two year age difference was too much. Little did he know...
My February news is that in late December I decided to take up a food protocol known as Whole30. It requires me to eliminate all sources of sugar (natural and artificial), plant grains (including whole grains of all kinds), legumes, and dairy except for clarified butter.
I can eat meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, seeds, fruit in moderation, nuts in moderation, healthy fats, and vegetables. Lots of vegetables. It's a divine way to eat, really, all my favorite things. I bought an Instant Pot back at Black Friday for pennies on the dollar, and I've been using it a lot. I love to cook and this plan requires me to be inventive and pair foods I might not have chosen or thought about in the past
|Eggs with pork, kale and carrots, celery, tomatoes|
|Sauerkraut, chicken sausage, eggs, mustard, slaw with oranges|
|Kumatoes, soft boiled eggs, grapefruit|
|Soup, crudite, homemade mayo with sriracha|
|Eggs, Tomatoes, Chicken bacon and avocado|
|Chicken, roasted peppers, mushrooms and spinach soup|
|Beef, mushroom and baby Bok Choy soup|
|Egg, sauteed cauliflower rice, chicken sausage|
Gatsby is my little pal, he's such a good, good boy.
|Diggerdog hiding his ball|
I'm lucky, lucky
.Weaving is going well. I'm finishing the warp on the Norwood preparatory to selling it. I'm going to do Jane Stafford's Online Guild workshop challenges this year; Susan just wound a warp for me. She has a warping mill. I need one. Soon it will be March and I'll start some work for Cathleen and start saving toward her Macomber loom. She's willing to barter with me for it, which is awesome. But I'll do the challenge on the Tools of the Trade loom.