Quilt ADD in therapy

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Colorado, United States
Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. I am a longarm quilter who can work for you. I enjoy any style, from pantographs to all-over to full custom, ranging from traditional to modern. I love bringing vintage tops to life and am willing to work with a challenging quilt top. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Monday, October 26, 2020

BOMs Away - 2020 means. . . COVID

 


Welcome to the Link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!

Where we share what we're doing on a BOM type project
so they don't stall out in UFO-land!
(Linky at the bottom)


So, Scott and I both have COVID. So does his father, and the timing indicates that we all got it at the funeral for Scott's mom - either from someone there, or in the funeral home or the hall where Dad had a post-funeral luncheon. His father was taken to the hospital yesterday and can have no visitors; I had to go on steroids yesterday, but no ER or ICU, and am at home; Scott, as usual, while he is sick, hasn't been hit as hard as it got me. I am very grateful for that. I find it surpassingly strange that Nebraska does not do any contact tracing. We did our best to get word to all the elderly and medically susceptible people who were also there.

Be careful, everyone, particularly where vulnerable people are concerned.  :(  We are eating aggressively healthy from the moment we suspected we might be getting sick. GONE: sugar, coffee, chocolate. GONE: all dairy, all processed carbs. MOSTLY CUT OUT: salt. With COVID, days 8/9 will tell on whether it is going to hard-crash on you or not. (You start your count on the first day of your symptoms.) The greatest factors contributing to a dangerous crash: smoking. diabetes. advanced age. overweight. high blood pressure. pre-existing medical conditions. So you want to eat a diet that doesn't exacerbate blood pressure, blood sugar surges, or inflammation (thus all those "gone" items).


Every day, we eat fresh-made clear-broth soup loaded with veggies and usually chicken, sometimes a wee bit of beef. Toss in copious amounts of fresh onion, garlic, lemon grass, ginger, turmeric - all natural aids in medicinal boosts. Most likely, your smell is going to be 100% gone, anyway, so the extra onion/garlic isn't going to bother you a smidge. 


Eat plenty of citrus. The natural unprocessed sugar in these is not going to hurt you, particularly since you're not eating bad carbs right now. The vitamins are going to help tremendously, and if you slice lemons and pour hot water onto them (no sugar!), and drink this 2 or 3 times a day, it does a really good job of cleaning out your throat for you and reducing the coughing for a while. Some say it also reduces the viral load your body is having to deal with by washing a good portion of it out of your upper respiratory system. Not sure how much of that is reliable, but, hey. Can only help, not hurt, so I'm all for it.

And roasted veggies with paprika or turmeric sprinkled liberally are great for your other "big" meal of the day. Seriously, as sick as you feel, and as good as this diet hits the spot right now, you're not going to miss the things you've cut out. Although, I'm sure when I feel good again, some hot salmon dip and crackers will be nice. . . or some hot cocoa next time it's snowing . . but right now, no.



I've only had enough energy to do wee bits of hand work on some days. Usually I'm just a zombie staring at the TV if I'm not all the way down in bed. There was only a little bit left to finish Block 6 of my Octopuses Garden project, so I finally have this one to share:

If I weren't so sick, still, I'd be quite excited. That puppy has been in my TV applique tote for AGES. It has four hundred thousand layers.

My method is back-basting, and I absolutely love doing fun inter-layered portions like the curl of the seahorse's tail. It means a dual approach of two different fabric pieces, kinda like braiding. Very satisfying when you finish it.

These blocks also have embroidery on them, but their work greatly exceeds my patience level. So I'm appliqueing all of them in the first go-'round, and then I'll come full circle and do the embroidery.

But now, I am going back to bed. Sorry to be late with this posting. I was too sick yesterday to even think of beginning a post - didn't even realize what day of the week it is. But I'm looking forward to seeing what others have accomplished.  :)

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Have you been able to do any BOM type work lately? We'd love to see it.  :)

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6 comments:

  1. And loads of rest. Hope you all pull through soon.

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  2. Sorry you guys are sick. Take it easy and try not to stress too much. Hope Scott's dad comes through ok.

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  3. Wishing you all a thorough and speedy recovery. This co-vid is nothing to play with.

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  4. Oh Lynette, I am so sorry you and your family got sick. Please take care of yourself, I hope you all get better soon. Thank you for the info on what to eat and not to eat.

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  5. Great food plan! Hope you and your family recover quickly. What beautiful applique projects you are pulling out to work on during your quiet time.

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  6. Oh wow. It got you and yours while attending a funeral? That is not very good luck. I sincerely hope all goes well for you and husband but especially his father in the hospital.

    When it is my turn, I will refer back to this educational post about what to eat as well as drinking the lemon drink.

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