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Tools in My Toolbox - FPP Add-on

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Tools in My Toolbox - FPPWelcome to Tools In My Toolbox FPP you can read about the other tools in these prior posts on Foundation Paper Piecing Tools:In The Boon Docks: Foundation Paper Piecing - Why The Tools
In The Boon Docks: Tools In My Toolbox - FPP
Today's tool is something you may already have in your home. After reading Melissa's of Ms Midge tutorial on block #13 Belle The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along - #13 Belle - Paper Piecing Y Seams! I recommend you read her tutorial if you are going to do any FPP. In Melissa's tutorial she recommends "The best tip I can give you for paper piecing is to rip the paper off the seams you will be joining as you go. This will reduce the bulk in the block at the end, and in this case – will allow you to continue with your Y seam much easier."I discovered I wasn't done with tools. When trying to remove the paper from the back on the seams on a FPP, I found my fingers are just to big, no fingernails, to grab a h…

Trinket Sew Along Week 2

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Trinket Sew Along Week 2
withAlison Glass
(Click link to find out about the sew along)

Once again these block where not difficult and fun to do! Home life was busy here so I completed my 15 blocks in two days.  The sew along has you make one block a day of each block!






I loved making the little boats! I thought of our Sailors days they said  “A red sky at night was a sailors delight!” The meaning being calm seas!


If you are on Instagram, I am @intheboondocks, (Please follow, I will follow back)   and the way to see everyones blocks Is in the Search section type in the tag #tricketsal  last I read there are 5,000 blocks!



I think the best part is seeing everyones differences  in how they interpret what color choices to use!
Lines 1 - 10




Well today starts week 3 the lines are over and it is onto Shapes!
Thank you for reading and following along!
Create and be unique, Lisa

Trinket Sew Along Week 1 Blocks

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TheTrinket Sew Along started last week. If you click on the link you can find out all about it and where to get the pattern!  The picture above is the look I am striving to achieve, with some variations of course.  I did decide to use Moda Grunge for the background instead of gray I am going with the Grunge Black!



Each day Monday - Friday you post that days block!


I am making 3 blocks for each day!  The FPP (foundation paper piecing) blocks are not hard or time consuming! A pattern even a beginner can do!












I am using Alison Glass fabrics I have collected over the years.  But you can use any fabrics you like!


Most of my block are made from 5” charm squares!


Lines #4 is my favorite block for Week 1! If you need help with FPP search the site in the search block.   I have tips and tricks.  Have a look in my toolbox! Tools in my toolbox


Our Birthday Girl Sarah turned 1 on march 14, 2019


Thank you for reading! Create and be Unique Lisa

Trinket Sew Along with Alison Glass

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The sew along sign up is open on Alison Glass Website the Sew Along starts March 10th! Please join me and a lot of others in making this incredible quilt over 10 weeks!




SIGNING UP HAS SOME OTHER BENEFITS!Everyone who signs up will get a PDF of a new, exclusive Trinket block - only for SAL participants, emailed out on March 10, 2019, the event kick off date.

Signing up will grant access to the Trinket Facebook Group which will be helpful for getting answers to questions and connecting with others.
Signing up is the only way to get weekly Trinket SAL newsletters (the Trinket SAL newsletter is separate from the regular AG newsletter). Newsletters are the best way to get up-to-date information and the only way to get all of the wonderful coupon codes our sponsor shops will offer during the event.
Finally, signing up will make you eligible to get a ‘TRINKET FINISHER’ special enamel pin at the close of the event! This will be a fun (free) gift from the AG team as a prize for anyone who finishes…

Quilters Planner 2019

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Are you planning your Quilty year yet?


There are 2 cover choices and are available here The Quilters Planner or at Fat Quarter Shop



The front - I used the Mini Kwik Sparkler I made last year! The EPP pattern by Karie Jewell. You can purchase her patterns at  Karie Jewell to make your own Mini Kwik Sparkler! 


I love Alison Glass Road trip so of course I had to use it! Keep me happy all year! The planner cover pattern is available called the  Zippy Planner Cover by @whatthebobbin is free!
I used the pattern but put the zipper on the back! It is a great planner and even has a sew along! So get yours and I’d love to see how you decorate your own!
Create and be Unique - Lisa

Happy New Years

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Happy New Years! 
Welcome to 2019 Word for 2019: Finish
My Top Nine on Instagram
Our family has had a rough year and 

Lilly was so excited to get a new baby doll just like the one she lost!

She carries it everywhere now!

Family bonding has been good for both girls and their mother!
I am praying 2019  will be easier on all of us.
The Go Fund Me Page for  Our daughter and grandchildren is still open. We are praying everything will work out for a  small house a few miles down the road. Thank all you for being generous and loving! So many have already pitched in to help! https://www.gofundme.com/fire-victims-ashley-and-babies
But they will need new or used everything!  No amount is to small! They need your continued Prayers! Thank you and Happy 2019! Lisa

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas 
As I await the arrival of of my daughters and grandchildren for Christmas I am grateful that all of them are in good health considering the year they have had!  Both girl have suffered losses in jobs, cars, and homes! It could have been much worse and I pray that 2019 will be a much better year! Everything lost can be replaced but they cannot! 
I pray that your holidays are filled with love and laughter!









If you find in the New Year you can afford to help Ashley and the girls recover from the fire that destroyed everything please give to the Go Fund Me page I setup!
Fire Victims Ashley and Babies
Merry Christmas and thank you, Lisa

Update on Daughter and Granddaughters

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Current Update on Ashley, Lilly, and Sarah

Last I blogged my girls had been lost their home in a apartment fire  and I ask for Prayer Request!  There is a link there to the local paper in Wheeling, WV, that tells about the fire!
Currently, they are still staying with another family and looking for a place to live.  I started a Go Fund Me page to help get furniture, appliances, cribs, and other household items.
If you would like to donate here is the link!
https://www.gofundme.com/fire-victims-ashley-and-babies
They have received some help from Red Cross, Salvation Army, family and friends!  I am so grateful to everyone who have helped! Thank you! Please keep our family in your prayers!
Merry Christmas Happy Holidays and Happy New Years
Love, Lisa