Quilt ADD in therapy

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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. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Sunday, December 18, 2011

BOMs Away Monday - 18 Dec 2011 - It's Flimsy Petticoats!!

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Welcome to my Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays! 
(We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.)


(heads up: BOMs Away won't be posting next week - I'm pretty darn sure I'll be far too busy enjoying Christmas to create a post, let alone do BOM work. >wink<)


It's nice having these bright Janes to work on when other projects are out of my colorways.

C-10

TR-10

Been sashing them as I go along and they hang out to share the cheer.




And even though it's out of my colorway, I'm really excited that Patriots in Petticoats is a complete flimsy!!  It's a big one at queen size. 




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What interval project have you got going? Weeklies are welcome along with regular projects that you’ve broken into monthly units, and –of course- true BOMs.   Share your eye candy and show off your progress since the last time you linked up! There are some wonderful monthly and weekly projects going on out there. You guys amaze me. :D

Sunday, December 11, 2011

BOMs Away Monday - 11 Dec 2011 - a wee bit, anyway :)


Welcome to my Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays! 
(We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.)


You need to like puzzles to do a Dear Jane.   ;D

Made C-10 so I'd have something finished for BOMs Away work this week.



I also got the fabrics washed/ironed and cut for the fillers and borders on Petticoats. It actually took a fair amount of time to fussy-cut the cool one. Even made the binding already.  Yay, me.  :)    (heh)


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What interval project have you got going? Weeklies are welcome along with regular projects that you’ve broken into monthly units, and –of course- true BOMs.   Share your eye candy and show off your progress since the last time you linked up! There are some wonderful monthly and weekly projects going on out there. You guys amaze me. :D




Saturday, December 10, 2011

Occupy Your Sewing Room - Two Stealth Flimsies :D



It's all Flamingo Santa's fault!


Occupy Sewing Room


I had planned on using my Occupy Day to whip up the Christmas gifts I want to do this year, but he said, "Naaa - you should work on this kit instead."







I was weak after a month of stressful health insanity with our poor kitty, culminating with an eye removal on Wednesday and my term project due on Thursday - tired of doing what had to be done, and needing to do something to replenish my batteries. Layered on top of being bummed that I didn't have a single thing to show for the Christmas Quilt Show and the fact that I had two untouched kits sitting in my stash room already. . .   I caved.  :D  And I'm so very glad I did. It was a perfect day.


And I now have TWO Christmas flimsies:


A Holly Jolly Snowman (made with the "Winter Welcome" pattern by Coach House Designs)






And A Snowy Day in the Woods (made with the Snow Days pattern by Janet Locey)



I'm a happy woman.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

BOMs Away Monday - 4 Dec 2011 Almost there!

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Welcome to my Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays! 
(We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.)



How's your week been? I got an acceptable amount of work finished on BOMs this week. 






First, I got the ribbon borders made for Patriots in Petticoats!!  This project is finishing on time!!  (First BOM I've managed that.) Just one more month - putting the top together with the final border print.





Here are 2 of the ribbons, folded in half lengthwise, and there's our now-blind kitty, who's my angel-boy buddy most of the time now. I'm his seeing eye dog, although he rarely needs my help, truth be told.  The vet was right - cats are REMARKABLY adaptable to blindness if they don't have to hunt. His medicine makes him drool a lot, so I keep a flannel throw he loves tucked on the sofa.



The November Gal for the project is Margaret Vliet Warne, who gets the ribbon border for serving as a renowned doctor, especially while all the men were away at the war. She was skilled at nursing and midwifery as well, and continued to practice medicine after the war. Her horse was always ready to go at a moment's notice with saddlebags packed for her work. She lived to be 92. I'd say she deserves a ribbon!




I also got cracking at the last minute and did the second There and Back Again block, although I took the easy way out and did fusible applique. Too many studies, last-minute reading, and essays to write for the end of the term!!





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What interval project have you got going? Weeklies are welcome along with regular projects that you’ve broken into monthly units, and –of course- true BOMs.   Share your eye candy and show off your progress since the last time you linked up! There are some wonderful monthly and weekly projects going on out there. You guys amaze me. :D

Friday, December 2, 2011

That UFO is *gone*! - "Lori's Irish Butterflies" flies away. . .

It's finished! It's finished!!



(Actually, it's been finished for a week, but I never could remember to take pictures in the morning - there's really only a one-hour window right now for light that gets the colors right.)

For the quilting, I did stitch-in-ditch on all the chains, using some pretty dark violet Madeira rayon thread I had on hand. I did FMQ in the butterfly fields - used a nice sky blue, chose 1 or 2 or 3 butterflies to highlight, and meandered in the rest. I didn't want the quilting to get too heavy because we wanted minky on the back and I wanted to keep the drape super soft. And since we had minky with all its forgiving fluff, I used a bobbin color of the same thread to match the back instead of the color being quilted on the front. There are only a couple of tiny turn points of the violet that peek through, so I'm happy.


Love the way the back looks.  :D   Becca was very choosy with the minky color samples I had. She wanted one that would highlight the butterfly colors. She did a great job.


I discovered the joys of "Paint" recently and patched together a fun butterfly label.


It's all ready and waiting for her to snuggle under for our next weekly Movie Night!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

BOMs Away Monday - 27 Nov 2011

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Welcome to my Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays! 
(We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.)



I hope my U.S. friends had a nice Thanksgiving. We really enjoyed having the college girls home. Still coping with a mysterious disease that is likely to rob Marco-kitty of his eyeballs. It's not fun - the eyedrops/ointment regimen is comprehensive and stressful, and while cats are REMARKABLY ADEPT at getting around the house 100% blind, he's obviously in a lot of constant pain. He's probably just screaming in his little head, "Take them out already!"  :(

Did some more Baby Janes around things, and one Wild Rose Cottage block:


well, the colors are much nicer in life  :)











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What interval project have you got going? Weeklies are welcome along with regular projects that you've broken into monthly units, and -of course- true BOMs.  Share your eye candy and show off your progress since the last time you linked up! There are some wonderful monthly and weekly projects going on out there. You guys amaze me.  :D


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thanksgiving 2011

(I want to keep my Thanksgiving diary from Facebook in a more permanent place)

Nov 1: Happy November!! I hate that so many people blow Thanksgiving off. It should be honored much more. Yes, the lie of the happy pilgrim and native deserves to be dropped, but it's a shame that we Americans don't make a better show of gratitude for what we have. Today I'm celebrating Bountiful Harvest - in particular for our family: gratitude for annual supplements that arrive just in time for tuition bills.





Nov 2: Big thanks for the inspiration of certain peeps that got me off my duff and into a healthier Me!




Nov 3: Sure am grateful for the companionship of our cats. Funny, loyal, snuggly - You just gotta love how they flag their tail when they're happy to see you, how they stretch their paw up just to touch you, and the pure ATTITUDE that abounds.  :D




Nov 4: It is fantastic that I can pursue a fully accredited Masters even though we live nowhere near a program. Thank goodness for the Internet and wonderful digitized archives. Make it a thankful November ;D




Nov 5: I am grateful for the wide range of vistas of the world and the human experience that my growing Newbery collection brings me that my own life doesn’t encounter.




Nov 6: I'm pretty sure my penchant for quilting comes from a combination of a love for puzzles and the legacy of my grandmother. I am so grateful for the tools that make quilting easier that were unavailable when Grandma was in her heyday - particularly for well-marked cutting mats and awesome rulers, rotary blades, curved safety pins, a walking foot, a floating stipple foot, and disappearing-ink markers. And let it be noted that I am very grateful for a hubby who can do the stitches when I get working too fast and the blade jumps the edge of the ruler~! heh  :)  (That won't happen again)




Nov 7: Diversity is awesome. My all-time favorite movie quote comes from Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves, when the little girls asks Morgan Freeman, “Why did God paint you?” and he replies “Because Allah loves wondrous variety.” I am so grateful that the world is not a huge boring pot of sameness.


  

Nov 8: Who remembers writing in Typewriter Days? The mountain of index cards, the painfully laborious research through indices and card catalogs, the agony of figuring out when to start the footnote section on a page. . .  BOY am I grateful for Word Processors! Today's young students have no idea how easy we have it now for putting papers together.  :D




Nov 9: Even though I truly hate how far away they are, I am thankful that the girls are able to be at the schools of their dreams.




Nov 10: I am grateful for the quilting world: fantastic fabrics, learning new techniques, finding friends and inspiration through the community both in life and online, as well as motivation to have a very productive year (although right now it's all at a snail's pace behind studies and writing).




Nov 11: I am extremely THANKFUL that Scott is not on deployment this year! Happy Veterans’ Day, honey!


   

Nov 12: Aren’t you grateful that we don’t bust our knuckles on a washboard every week? Sure is nice to have machines like “WaAally” and the dishwasher to make our housekeeping lives a lot easier.




Nov 13: As much fun as it is to make fun of the prolific use of these things, I am truly grateful for our cell phones. Communication with college kids is entirely revolutionized from my generation's days. No more worries about long-distance bills, so go ahead and text or call as often as your heart desires! (Well, maybe don't bug the kids *that* much.) :D 

P.S. ***PLEASE*** do not text and drive!!!!! Just don't do it. At all.




Nov 14: I am incredibly thankful for my vision, that I am able to drink in the wonder.




Nov 15: I am thankful for a variety of friends who each strike a different chord of affinity.

  


Nov 16: I am grateful for today's transportation abilities - that I can get to Jacksonville in half a workday instead of a whole week.


  

Nov 17:  Woohoo! Grateful for a Google search, online mapping systems, and the GPS – turns a few hours of kill time in a strange city into a fun quilt shop hop!  :D




Nov 18: Today I will be grateful for silver linings - both for the boon of their existence and the ability to focus on them.




Nov 19: Woohoo!! I am grateful for airplanes that bring my babies home!! Devon's off already for the holidays, about to make her way home, and Heather will join us Monday night. :D




Nov 20: Very thankful for the days we get to sleep in!




Nov 21: This may seem trivial, but I seriously am grateful for good chocolate. Not that overly-sugary stuff in Hershey bars - but good, rich, dark, creamy chocolate in quality truffles, mousses, cakes, and pies. And a little Dove dark square is not bad after dinner for hardly any calories - plus you get a wee bit of an antioxidant boost. ;D




Nov 23: I am thankful for the freedom, for the release, for the peacefulness and self-assurance in my life.




Thanksgiving Day: What I am *most* thankful for is my family and the fun we have together!!