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

Sunday, May 25, 2014

BOMs Away - The Memorial Day Edition

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.
Hi! Since it's Memorial Weekend, I devoted today's sewing to working on blocks for Kevin's Quilts of Valor block drive. Whipped up 15 blocks that will be arranged something like this with enough others that he's received to round out a full quilt.

The rest of the day was spent doing community service time as a family. We volunteered at the Black Forest Slash and Mulch Yard. It was a beautiful day above us.

Looking back toward our home, though, you can see the black band of clouds in the lower distance. Apparently we missed a nasty hail storm!

It's a superb concept, the yard. For $2.00 you can dump as much tree and shrub debris as you can bring in on a truck and trailer. Every week it's run through a GIGANTIC mulcher that's a little larger than a semi tractor-trailer combo. (It was at another location today, so I couldn't snap a shot of it.)  For free you can carry away as much mulch as you want to load. Or you can pay $5.00 on a Saturday to have a front loader place a load in your truck for you.

Everything is run by volunteers. Pat and Heather manned the gate with me. . . 

And Scott and Devon preferred helping folks off-load. These shots were all snapped during a lull - usually many trucks and trailers are lined up to unload.

Just as we were trying to figure what we wanted to do for dinner, a wild turkey started walking around the yard!  

Too funny.  :)    Looks like dinner to me!
(We had sloppy joes.)

It likes the top of the debris pile. There are two lines about 50 yards long each and maybe 15 feet deep. After each shift, front-loaders shove the freshly-dumped debris back and up so that it's about 12 feet tall. 

Pretty cool place, eh?  Super useful, too, for those of us who live in woodsy areas that need to be kept mitigated for fire hazards.


Have you done any BOM work lately?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

BOMs Away - Ruffled Roses

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.

Hey there~!  It's been a real hit-and-miss month for quilting. I found two bountiful archives that demanded almost all my waking time to mine for my thesis work, and then the past 9 days or so were spent traveling to spend our daughter's college graduation week with her and get her moved! WOOHOO!!  :D   So excited for her, and I'll be posting about that during this upcoming week. (Of course, I made her a quilt!)
In the meantime, BOMs Away suffered for the prior two weekends. I'm sorry about that. Didn't do any work myself and had zero time to set up blog posts. But today I pulled out the month 6 pieces for Ruffled Roses and got those all sewn up.
I've added 4 baskets and 3 swag sections to the finished pile.  :)
So, hey - what have you done lately on your BOM-type work?  Feel free to link up however many posts you want from the past couple of weeks so you can show off what you accomplished while BOMs Away was AWOL.  ;D