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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, June 10, 2019

BOMs Away - Hello! (Home from the cruise)





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!
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Boy, I'll tell you what - traveling really does a number on those of us with immune syndromes! Sorry to be late with this week's link up. It took me a full week to get myself back together after having an absolute blast on our 2-family cruise. I've only done tiny smidges of hand stitching BOM work in the past two weeks. I was having so much fun with family on our sea days, that I only accomplished this much work on my Octopuses Garden blocks:


This is as it should be.  :)


and after a week of being home, I only have this small set of pieces for Devon's Dahlias finished up for something to share:


But let me tell you - Caribbean cruises have the absolute BEST excursions you can go on.

We interacted with sea turtles and swam with and fed sting rays at Grand Cayman,


Super fun snorkeling in this lagoon habitat at Cayman Turtle Center -
I had one turtle swinging alongside me for several minutes, just hanging together. *love*
This is Stingray City, a sandbar offshore where dozens and dozens of stingrays come see the people
Photo actually taken four years ago, but we went back to this excursion
because it was so great and we wanted to see Pat and his sister experience this.


We toured Roatan Island off of Honduras and snorkeled its coral reef (some of us scuba'd)




Note to self: 
I'd love to spend a week at the currently-inexpensive resort and dive center at Anthony's Key off of Roatan, right next to the ****coolest**** dolphin research center/habitat that I've ever seen. 


The dolphins could clearly leave the enclosure any time they wanted to jump out, and they open all the gates every two days, anyway (it's not walled from the ocean in the first place, simply large-bore rope-netted), so the only dolphins in the enclosure doing tricks for people and giving encounter rides are those that WANT to do it. That is why, even though the shows are not as fancy and choreographed as you'll find at Sea World, etc., this is the absolute coolest dolphin place I've ever seen.


Pretty amazing. We watched workers entertaining the newer volunteer dolphins that were still untrained with hula hoops, balls, and trick lessons if they wanted to do that, so that the dolphins who'd come often enough to have the training to interact with people could do their thing unimpeded. 

We climbed on ancient Mayan pyramids in Belize,

sitting on the side of The High Temple at Lamanai, Belize

The Mask Temple at Lamanai, Belize

On top of the world at Lamanai, Belize

. . .and we went spelunking along an underground river at the Riviera Maya on the Mexicn mainland from Cozumel - 

Rio Secreto is AMAZING






The astonishing thing is that eating like PIGGGGS the entire week long, I only gained 6 pounds once the travel edema worked its way out after being home two days. Which is good, since I've been extremely foolish with mopey eating the last 6 months and had 20 pounds I already wanted to start taking off.  So, why is it so very hard to take weight off while eating properly and exercising??!!  ha! 

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How did you do with your BOMs while I was away?

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

BOMs Away - Cruise Edition



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!
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I've set this week's link-up on auto-post, as I'm pretty darn sure that even if flights make it through on time, I'm going to be way too exhausted when we get home from our cruise trip to remember to put this up.

When I'm able, I'll insert photos of the BOM work I am taking with me. It's quite perfect for a cruise stitching tote! This old project is coming back out of the BOM cabinet:


"Octopuses Garden" by Pearl P. Pereira

I set mine aside last year when I started appliqueing the nutcrackers, and I've been eagerly waiting for bringing these guys back out for the trip. So Block 5 and Block 6 are going with me. Quiet time on the balcony, overlooking the ocean going by, is a perfect setting for this applique work!

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

BOMs Away - Celebrating!!!



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WHOO HOO!!!!

She did it!!


Our oldest has reached a tremendous milestone - FOURTEEN YEARS AGO Heather started the long haul to become a doctor (she knew back in 8th grade this is what she wanted to do), and this week she graduated with her M.D.!!

And now a whole gang of us are embarking right now on a Caribbean cruise to celebrate!

In 2016 she married a man she'd know since high school days, and our families being friendly with each other, his mom and I decided that day that we would make this cruise happen for this occasion. And now it's here.  :)  

Some things in Life are just fantastic, and having the entirety of both families along for this special vacation (and Grandpa & Grandpa for a bonus!) is definitely one of those. 

I did finish up some more Dahlia pieces before packing/cleaning overtook my days:

I hope you have a good week wherever you are, and whatever you're doing,
and let us know if you've done any BOM work lately!

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Have you done any BOM work lately?

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

BOMs Away - Label Time



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I love having good labels on my quilts, but I'm not so great at making them promptly. . . 

So I spent this week's BOM time catching four of them up, since I need to take Ruffled Roses over to Scott's mom tomorrow.


I like having a lot of information on my labels - quilt's name, date(s) and places(s) of working on it, name of designer if I didn't make it up myself, the person it's intended for, etc. I also really love to applique elements from the front on it, and/or doing backing or framing with scraps from the quilt's construction.


Sure, a thief could rip off the label, but they'd find that I also perma-ink my name and construction dates right onto the quilt underneath it. Plus, I document my quilts a lot, so I can always prove ownership (or fraud, if someone entered my quilt in a show as their own).


One of the labels did double duty as a patch over a couple of rips. I love the way it turned out, looking like it's in a school of fish with the quilted fish showing on the back.


This quilt was finished a good 18 months ago, must be, but I'm that lazy with label making if it's not being gifted right away. I'm super happy those rips happened on one of our family's quilts, and not a customer quilt. 


I had just bought a new power protection box for my longarm, and this quilt was on the frame when I first used it. The first time I turned it on, then turned on my longarm, the machine FREAKED out and super-blitzed a bunch of spastic stitching, which ended up breaking the needle and punching through the quilt. (Now I know I have to let the box power up a good 6-8 seconds before turning the machine on.) 

The back got the worst of it, by far. This label solves the issue of covering the messy darning stitches. On the front, I'm about to sit down and broidery perse a little 1" fishy from one of the prints used in the quilt top over the single hole on that side.


. . . And there it is - cutely mended in a way that fits right in.  :)



:)


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Sunday, May 12, 2019

BOMs Away - From the Heart & Devon's Dahlia



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Happy Mother's Day to those of us in the U.S.!  :)

This week I finished the hand applique for Block 7 of my "From the Heart" project


And Navarre approves.


I also got these unit sets paper pieced for Devon's Dinner Plate Dahlia:


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Sunday, May 5, 2019

BOMs Away - From the Heart



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Hi, there! This week has been all about customer work, so the only BOM work I've accomplished is a little more work on my current evening TV-time hand applique project, on Block 7 of From the Heart:


I think this one's super cute, now that it's getting closer to being finished.  :)

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May OMG


Well, my April OMG fell to the wayside when my machine went on the blitz, so here's to a fresh month and a new goal on another machine:

 For my May OMG, I want to get all the stabilization quilting finished on Heather's graduation quilt. 

First I have the very fun "Lloyd & Lola" customer quilt to finish up, and then I can start in on this almost-queen-size challenge.



Sunday, April 28, 2019

BOMs Away - More Dahlia pieces for Springtime



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Hello! I can't believe we're at the last few days of April already! For us here, at 7215 ft above sea level, that means Spring is solidly here finally. We may still get some snow, but most days are warm enough for the windows to be open, even at night sometimes! I love it.  :)

This week I got these Technique-of-the-month pieces put together for Devon's Dinner Plate Dahlia:



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Monday, April 22, 2019

BOMs Away - Easter :)



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Sorry for being so late with this week's post, everybody. 
I hope you had a nice Easter! For much of the day, we had a sweet little bun that looked exactly like this fella hanging out in our yard.  :)  


I only got the sets of these two sections done this week for Devon's Dahlia quilt.
Not a single stitch more of BOM work.



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Sunday, April 14, 2019

BOMs Away - Devon's Dahlia



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I've finished two piecing sections from Devon's Dinner Plate Dahlia.
There are 12 of each type.


Kinda fun to play around with.  :)

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

BOMs Away - Another Variety Show



Welcome to the link-up for BOMs Away Mondays!
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Check it out - it's only the first week of the month, and I already worked on my OMG. That's a rare happening! I finished the piecing of the second mini-of-the-month that Scott asked for last year.


This is "Raven's Throne," designed by Marie Noah, and I got it in a kit from Northern Threads.
I don't like the stiffness of laser-cut fusible kits, but you can't beat the ease, eh?

I also finished the hand work on Block 6 for From the Heart (designed by Arlene Stamper and Melissa Harris). There are only two applique blocks remaining. Yay!


And I got all of Devon's Dinner Plate Dahlia Technique-of-the-Month cut out (a Judy Niemeyer pattern). It takes almost 11 hours. (The cutting, not the quilt-making.)


I was able to do all this BOM work this past week, because I've have a low-to-moderate grade migraine for 7 days running. I can't do any work at my longarm, as the machine sound and vibration ramps up the migraine in just a couple of moments. Sometimes I can get away with a few moments at the domestic machine, but not many. I'm really hoping this brat goes away very, very soon!!!


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Hopefully, you don't have any migraine issues! Did you do any BOM work this week?
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