Today was mostly fun! I had my semiannual doctor's appointment early (for me:) this morning. My cholesterol levels are up a little bit but otherwise I am doing well. Dr. Saway recommended that I take 1200 I.U.s of fish oil every day (in gel caps - avoids the 're-burping' effects apparently:). I'll try it.
My friend Barbara has had quite alot of success over the past couple of years with minimizing carbs in her diet. Since the triglycerides that make up cholesterol are made from excess carbs, that seems like a useful approach. Giving up grains in my diet might be a first step - I'm pondering. Gotta lose weight again anyway. Sigh.
Cold outside again today but I dressed for it this time - high socks, extra sweater layer, gloves. Brr!! When I went out in the car the thermometer said 24 degrees F. No idea what the windchill was but lower than yesterday. Sky was gray and overcast - supposed to get some precipitation tonight and tomorrow. Probably ice. :P
I dropped some more holiday cards at the post office after the doctor visit and then drove to Barbara's house to 'sew' all day. We went out to lunch first - Hunan Legand (Chinese) in Dorsey Search village. I had scallops and shrimp in brown sauce. Yummy! :)
I took all my En Provence fabrics and my Go die with me to Barbara's. Using her Go cutter (and mat), I cut all the available neutrals as well as my oranges and dark purples into pieces for clues 2 and 4. I also chopped up my light and dark purples for clue 3. I'm four clues behind but I'm all ready to sew, sew, sew. :) Just gotta get going now!
I've never been to Provence (or any other part of France), though I did take the French language in school years ago ... what attracted me to this project was the color palette of green, yellow, purple and neutrals. Purple is one of my favorite colors (my friend Ellie once observed that I liked any fabric as long as it had some purple in it:). I googled 'lavender' and got a pretty pic (from tourism pages) of the same - you can see it at the top of this post. Purple and green - what's not to like? :)
Imagine my surprise when I went reading on the site and discovered that the herb lavender is toxic to dogs, cats and horses! Guess that's why it smells so good - warn off the herbivores. I've never grown any myself (never lived anywhere with that much sunsine) but I love the smell. :) I also found some other pics (again, tourism pages) of Provence itself:
I think this scene would make a nice quilt by itself. :)
This looks like a map of the area - had no idea there were Alps in the region. Or seaside, for that matter. :) Clearly a much more interesting place than just lavender-growing fields. :)
I did not get any housework chores done today - was out almost all day with Barbara. Tomorrow is Saturday and I am happy to stay inside where it is warm, whether I do chores or just sew all day. :) Right now I'm off to watch 'tv' and knit some more - the end is in sight for my Wingspan project.