Welcome to the Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays!
We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.
First, here is the BOM work I did for this week - two of the Heart & Home house blocks. It's amazing how fast things go together when all the pieces are already cut out!
They get applique features along the larger background side, but I don't think the kits had enough of the fabrics for them, so I'm doing all the piecing first. If I need to supplement from my stash, I want to make sure I use scraps that have enough to balance it out around the quilt. I do just love the little feature fabrics that came in the kits, like the quilt shop sign and window quilt:
I hope you had a nice Easter! I did - which is why this post is much later than I normally put it up. We had a great time doing a "formal" dinner with Devon's last roommate visiting us - turned the Quilting Parlor back into a dining room, even. ;D The best part was eating on Scott's great-grandmother's china. We'd never done that before. And dorky me - I was so busy cooking and orchestrating that I didn't take any pictures! So messed up! Well, here's the table at the moment. . . proof that it can exist in a normal state - until the next quilt needs to be cut out, anyway.
This coming weekend will be fun, too, as Devon and Marissa and I are excitedly looking forward to testing for our yellow belt on Saturday. We were so thrilled the night we came home with all our instructor strips indicating we were allowed to do the next testing!
We all started studying Taekwondo together at the end of February. It came from me feeling like I'd really dropped the ball sending the older two girls off to college without making sure they learned good self-defense or martial arts skills, so I put my foot down with Marissa (sophomore in high school) and said she had to do it. I decided I wasn't going to make her do something I wasn't willing to do, and that it would be a good way for me to improve my health and fight Lupus stuff. And then, right at that moment in time Devon needed to move back home, and she's so athletic, I knew she'd love doing it with us. I never imagined Marissa and I would actually fall in love with it! It's totally a family sport, and unless you happen into a jerk instructor, it's all about respect at the dojang and at home, conditioning, and protecting yourself and others, not about being a "Toughy." I wish so much that I had realized the great value available and put us in it as a family years ago.
So, before I bury myself back into archive notes analysis for my thesis, I'll ask:
Did you manage to get any BOM work done this holiday week?