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Good morning! It’s a beautiful day on the lake.  The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the winds are calm.

I spent some time in my sewing room this morning!  I was at the NC Quilt Symposium last weekend (I really need to blog that!) and started a table runner in one of my classes.  It was a log cabin diamonds class taught by Flavin Glover.  I’ve never done this before and it is proving to be challenging for me. I love that!  Usually I come home with class samples or the beginning of projects that never get touched again. I really do like this one so I worked on it this morning:

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I’ll have to post about the Symposium and again when this table runner is done.

The other subject that caused me to title this post as “Joy!” is concerning my sugar-free journey.  I had lunch yesterday with a friend. I ordered tea and while I thought I said “unsweetened”, I can’t swear that I did. The tea came and I took a swallow… IT WAS SUPER SWEET! I set it aside and next time our waitress came over I asked her to change it for me. I didn’t give it a lot of thought at the time, but told myself that was something outside of my control.  “It’s Life”.

What surprised me is the cravings that hit all afternoon and evening.  I posted yesterday that I haven’t had the cravings and haven’t need the L-Glutamine much.  wow!  That one sip was enough for me to start thinking about a Coke; a candy bar; and Ice Cream!  I ended up taking 3 doses of the L-Glutamine to help me over the cravings. But my success is that I did it.  I did not succumb to the cravings. I was able to take the supplement and drink water and tell myself the cravings would pass.  And they did.  It did help that I took the time to make a small “legal” chocolate cake with icing for my  desert last  night.  (One of these days, I’ll get on my soap box and tell you why I hate referring to foods as ‘good’ and ‘bad’.)

Joyfully and creatively yours,

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About delanequilts

Full time wife, mother, grandmother; friend to many; crazy aunt to a few. Avid lover of reading; 'making something from nothing'; karate! (Tang Soo!); nature and gardening though trying to cut back on time spent pulling weeds! Lover of essential oils!

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