Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Does Sewing make you hurt?

Do you love to sew? Have you been sewing for years or just a few? Does it make you hurt? I know it did for me.

Over 40 years I went from being able to sew all day long to not at all.

That is when I decided to sell fabric and develop my patterns into a PDF format so I could sell them online as downloads.

I changed my diet (Paleo, then Keto) and that helped a lot. I was able to start sewing small projects again, like baby booties. If I tried to do more than that I would be down for days with a fibromyalgia flareup and arthritis pain.

I researched CBD. I tried several brands. Some helped, but I had issues with them, like my throat burning when I took it. (not all CBD is created the same)

Then I was introduced to this all-natural, organic brand. What a difference! I got my bottle just before we left to visit my family in NC. It took me 3 days before I noticed I could move my arm without a nerve in my shoulder pinching. Then I noticed I had more stamina. We went to a Rennaissance Faire and we walked around all day without any problems until we were walking out to where we parked, then my legs started getting shin splints. I would usually get them walking half a block.

It has been 5 months since I started taking this brand. Most of my pain is gone and when I do overexert myself, I recover by morning instead of in weeks.

I have been able to make jeans quilts again. I mention them because of all the pairs of jeans that need cutting, their weight and having to heft them to sew them.

My current project.
I can't sing the praises of this miracle in a bottle loud enough!
It has given me my life back! It just might do the same for you!

Watch this story In the News.
You may also want to take a look at the Purest CBD Products.

If you'd like more info, please comment and I will get back to you.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Ten steps to manifest what you want in your life... Jenna's story.

Watch this POWERFUL video to learn how Jenna Zwagil went from Broke to $10,000 a DAY with Hempworx / My Daily Choice!!

Friday, February 1, 2019

What Can Hemp-derived CBD Oil Do For You?

What Can Hemp-derived CBD Oil Do For You?

I really don't know. You would need to try it and find out for yourself.

What I can tell you is what it has done for me: I am one of the 60% of Fibromyalgia sufferers that medication didn't help. Within 1 week of starting to take this CBD oil, I no longer have the constant pain that kept getting worse over the past 40 years. It has significantly eased my Arthritis pain too! 
I am posting several pictures here that explain the difference between Hemp-derived CBD oil and Marijuana-derived CBD oil (Medical Marijuana). 
And a list of ailments that people and studies have shown 
Hemp-derived CBD helps with. 
 Don't take my word for it, Google it yourself!

 Contact me with your questions! I will answer the best I can or direct you to where you can get the answers you seek.
I would also like to hear how CBD has helped you.
If you are using another brand and would like to compare products, I suggest you order a Free Sample, just pay shipping ($40 value).

Upcycling Denim Blue Jeans, Quilt Project, Part 2

Upcycling Denim Blue Jeans, Quilt Project Pt. 2

My cousin gave me an old wool blanket to use in my next project, so I did. I cut 10 inches off the side, measured it, cut it to the right length and sewed it to the bottom. Perfect fit!

An old wool blanket for the batting.
 I then determined how long the ex-wide middle piece of fleece needed to be to fit squarely in the center, then cut the tie-dye fleece to make an even border. I cut the tie-dye 3 inches wider than was needed so I could use it to self-bind the quilt on to the front.
Fleece Backing

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Upcycling Denim Blue Jeans, Quilt Project

   I started making another Jeans Quilt a few days ago. This one is to match the last one I made for our little Vintage Camper so when the table is made down into a bed, both beds will match. I know, it's very Virgo of me. I accept that quirk.
The Previous Quilt
The Back

   Below is a visual of the process. (When I remembered to take pictures)

Cutting out and arranging pieces for the center star
Completed Center Star
Added border strips to the top and bottom
Cut out, sewn and trimmed pinwheel blocks

I decided to use Pocket blocks on this one instead of the 4 patch block I used on the previous quilt.
Sewed the pinwheel blocks and pocket blocks together, then sewed them to the top and bottom of the quilt.
Cut and sewed strips together
Sewed them to the top and bottom, then added the long side strips.
Cut out, sewed and trimmed the 4 corner pinwheel blocks
I cut 40 more short strips, sewed them together, added the pinwheel blocks to each end, and pinned them to the sides of the quilt.
I sewed them down both sides finishing the top.
Another view of the completed top.
And another view.

I will add more pictures when I get the batting and backing put together.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Who would like CBD samples?

CBD is now legal in all 50 states. But not all products available for sale out there are true pure hemp CBD oil.
These are some of the best there are and also at the best prices I have seen.
Don’t take just my word for it, order your own samples (just pay s/h $11.95) and try it for yourself first. $40 value.
CBD Samples
CBD Sample Pack

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Opening and Closing

We now have our 501(c)(3) status from the IRS which officially makes Alternative Vision Training a Non-Profit. We are waiting for the final approval stage of a Grant that will pay for the remodel of the 1000 sf. space we rented next to our current 1000 sf. space, for our Offices and Assessment/Training Center in Great Falls, MT. 
I am still working on the website getting more information posted on it and tweaking it. It is still pretty generic, so please bear with me as I work on it. When we can get grant money and/or donations for operating costs and wages, we will hire a professional to handle it, unless we get a volunteer who will do it.

I have been so busy helping set up the Non-Profit, I can't keep doing my Etsy Shop. I need everything (all physical goods) sold off ASAP. (Yes, SOLD. I can't afford to give it away.) The rooms where I have my fabric now will become the Low Vision Assessment Lab during the remodel when a door will be put in to access it from the Alternative Vision Training space. 

My baby bootie patterns will remain available for purchase since it is an automatic process. I will still be available via email, to answer any questions or troubleshoot any problems.

My Husband and I are really excited to be entering into the nonprofit world and have an amazing vision of all the people we can help once we have it operational.
We have put our heart, soul and everything we have into this project, to the point we were in danger of losing our home. I am so grateful for my grown children who have been able to help us pay our bills and get the water, gas and electricity turned back on.

We have State and Federal agencies lined up to use our services and certified professionals ready to hire, once we are operational and have funding.