Pre-order THM Books

Posted by: Ruthin This Is The Life
19
Aug
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The two books we have been waiting for are coming out September 15th!

First, Trim Healthy Mama Plan: Keep It Simple, Keep It Sane, wherein the plan is explained in simple, easy to understand (therefore easy to implement) terms.

Secondly, the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook is full of all the recipes you will ever want. It contains everything from crock pot meals to desserts. You cannot feel deprived on this plan.

Personally, I have found this eating plan to be similar to the “thyroid diets” and has been the only plan (coupled with natural thyroid) that I have been able to lose some pounds. This plan is much more creative than the others I have read about. Pearl and Serene explain a little in this below video:

Plus, if you pre-order THM, you receive some fun bonus materials. I hope you check it out.

Warmly, Ruth

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Carl’s Quilt

Posted by: Ruthin Quilting and sewing
15
Aug
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U. Carl

My “brother”, Carl, who shares the same birth date with my deceased (and much missed) biological brother.

Our friend, Carl, bought himself a king size bed. It could be because he is a king size guy. He needed a king size quilt! I think I even heard him say so much under his breath.

I happened to be pulling out some masculine fabric samples I picked up at the thrift store for $1.24 some time ago and as I considered what to make with them, Carl came to mind. My mother-in-law reminded me that Carl’s Birthday was in two weeks. TWO WEEKS! Could I do it? I was game to give it a try, anyway.

straight on hay

I am a little stubborn about following patterns, and prefer to put my own creative juices to work.

upclose

Close up of stippling.

center

back

The backside. Don’t mind the bits of straw.

I chose to cover the quilt with a meandering stitch, mostly because I was in a hurry and didn’t want to think about it too much. I spent a few very long days at my machine from six in the morning until 2am the following morning. ~yawn~

to the side hay

So Birthday blessings to Carl and another quilt for the books.

Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalm 103:5
Warmly, Ruth

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Fly Technique

Posted by: Ruthin Just Fun
9
Aug
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Pesky flies! Maybe it’s time to hone in the fly swatting technique!

 

 

Warmly, Ruth

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Elizabeth’s Quilt

Posted by: Ruthin Quilting and sewing
16
May
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The lattice appearance, as well as the color scheme drew Elizabeth to this choice

I thought I would give an update as to what my current quilting projects are. As you may recall, I am making a quilt for each of my children. This helps me to learn new techniques as I am going along. Currently, I am working on a quilt for my daughter, Elizabeth. Unlike the boys, she took an active role in choosing the pattern and the fabric. Isn’t this just a beautiful quilt?

Fabric choices

I wish you could see the shiny gold in the orange fabric. These photos do not represent the beauty very well. She has great taste!

For the diamond blocks

For the diamond blocks

 

These are for the 9 patch

These are for the 9 patch

 

Cutting strips

Cutting strips

 

The blocks coming together beautifully!

The blocks coming together beautifully!

Here, we see the squares together. I have since added a 2 inch green border and have yet to add the next much wider border. There are surprises in store for the rest of this little beauty, so stay tuned!

Blocks together

Blocks together

I will update as the quilt progresses. I think it will just be so …. Bethy.

Warmly, Ruth

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Fixed Photo Frame…. Glass

Posted by: Ruthin Freebies and Great Buys
13
May
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Frames

Thrift store frames and broken glass.

We have moved. No, I mean… we have really, really moved. If you count the week in the motel and the week in a church basement, we moved six times in two years. What a ride! But that is a whole ‘nuther story, but brings me to today.

We have had almost all our belongings in storage for a very long time. When you move, things break. I have a lovely tri-fold photo frame. The glass broke in all three parts of the frame. I went to the thrift store and purchased three frames of the same size for .66, .66, and .99 cents, respectively. I simply removed the glass from the thrift store finds, cleaned them, and put them into my old frames. Ta da! That’s it! Easy and inexpensive. Why, I bet you could do this, too!

Graduations

New, to me, glass. Anyone recognize that couple?

Warmly, Ruth

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