Sunday, November 10, 2013

For The Boys Blog Hop

For The Boys Blog Hop

Welcome to In The Boon Docks


For those who do not know, I was enlisted in the US Navy for 9 years. I got out after my second tour to raise my family. My husband retired from the US Navy after 20 years in 2005. My Father-in-law was in the US Army for 2 tours and my youngest daughter did 1 tour in the US Army. Last Friday, we went to a ceremony at David's school honoring the Veterans in your family. The photo below shows us all with David he was so happy we all showed up except Mamaw (feeling sick) did 1 tour in the US Army.
So we are a Military family.

Now I know this is about boys but David insisted that Zoey be included and she makes a great head model. As you can see the adjustable head wrap (We call them do rags), one size fits all!

My husband's old do rags are falling apart so I decided to make him a few new ones. These are much quicker to make if you serge them but I just used a zig zag stitch on the seams. A do rag is worn underneath a motorcycle helmet or to keep you hair out of your eyes. These two were just made with scraps leftover from making quilts.

David came home and had to try them both on himself and Zoey. They both fit my husband, really I promise! He is just unavailable for a photo! Sorry ladies!

Please visit the other bloggers for today and see more great ideas for all the guys in your life!

November 11, 2013

Jane's Quilting
pieces by polly
How Art you?
selina quilts
Upcycled Fabric
BQuiltin Studio
In The Boon Docks - you are here
Gemini Stitches
Secretly Stitching

I would like to thank Madam Samm @ Sew We Quilt and Amy @ Crafty Shenanigans for cheering everyone on participating in For the Boys and organizing the hopping.

Do Rag Pattern available free

If anyone is interested in a pattern I will draw you one and mail it to you! Just leave a comment saying you want one with a email if you are not on google! So I can reach you for an address.


Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique!
Lisa

57 comments:

  1. Love your boy's "do rags"! They look like a perfect cover for those of us that forget to brush our hair, LOL! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Lisa...First of all...Thank YOU and all your family for your service! My hubby (the Spouse) is also retired Navy. LOVE the "Do Rags" - and would love a copy of your pattern...I've been promising 'the Spouse' I would make him some...of course he's stopped holding his breath (I've been telling him for a long time now..lol). Maybe I can surprise him for Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You Do Rag is a wonderful project for the whole family, thanks for sharing. If you find time, I would be very interested in getting the pattern, that would be nice :-)
    Greetings from Switzerland

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  4. Well, never heard of a do rag before - amazing what we learn on these blog - they look pretty funky. Great!

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  5. I've never heard of a do rag, either. Great to learn something new and a fab project.

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  6. and no Lisa, I did not know that about you…wellll to you and your family, I salute you in an honourable way and your cap…totally cool...

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  7. Lisa, yes please. I would love the pattern.

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  8. What a great project, Lisa. Thank you to one of our wonderful military families for your service.

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  9. Thank you to you and your family for serving our country!

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  10. Love your header!! I really like your project too...useful idea

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  11. We are a big military family too. My sister got the idea to post a picture of each in uniform on facebook today for veteran's day, we kept remembering just one more. Love the quilts and the doo rags. Show a pix of the motorcycles. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  12. Thanks to your family for their service! Love the do rags, too!

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  13. Hi Lisa. I want to thank you and all your family for serving our country.It is greatly appreciated. Love the "do rags" and the grandkids look adorable in them.( My grandson and his friends take bandanas, roll them up,and tie them around their heads. This is what they use for do rags.) Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Thanks for your family's service to our country! And thanks for the do rag tutorial!

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  15. Great job on the new do rags, Lisa! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Very nice do rags. I am not to familiar with them none of my boys west them. Nut they look good.

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  17. Thank you for all the service your family has done!! Cute little model of the rag and I'd love to see a tutorial!

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  18. Thank you the dedication to our people and country. Totally appreciate it! Those hats are super cool!

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  19. Blessings to all who have served. Love your little models.

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  20. Love the do rags! I would love the pattern. Thanks for sharing and your and your family's service.

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  22. Today is a very special day for you and your family, Thank you for your service to our country Lisa ! ...and it's very cool that your day to post is today ! The doo-rags are great and Zoey is a precious little model...... hey girls can wear doo-rags too ! LOL

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  23. I love the fact that one size fits all! Love your models,so cute.Yes, I would love a pattern for my cycle-riding hubby. Thanks.
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  24. How did you know that I was going to ask for the do-rag pattern? My son and husband are also vets, and my son's fondest wish is to get himself a Harley. He will be needing a do-rag or two...Thanks!

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  25. Thanks for sharing your photos. Mine is a military family too. I'd love the do-rag pattern. My husband's hair isn't long enough to get in his eyes, but he'd wear it anyway under his motorcycle helmet. Thanks.

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  26. Great project and terrific models! I would live your doorag pattern-i have a friend losing her hair to chemo and want to make some girlie ones

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  27. Thank you for your service. Love the do rags. Great for the boys...and girls.

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  28. Thank you...to you and your family for your service! A cool project! Thanks for sharing! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  29. What a great creation and it's such a splendid use of quilting scraps, too.

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  30. Thank you so much for you and your family's service and sacrifice. The do-rags are very cool. My son would love one of those. Sew glad you joined the hop! ;)

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  31. Thank you for sharing on Veteran's Day, and bless you for your service to our country. I, too, am a Navy veteran, and married into a very military family.
    I'm glad your project wasn't a quilt, as that makes more room for us sew-outside-the-box types to share other things.

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  32. I love my country and all those that tend our countries security needs. America is beautiful!
    My son is a plumber and it would be sweet to make him a few. Could you please share pattern Hugs

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  33. Thank you to you and your family for serving and sacrificing for us. Great pictures. Wonderful that today was your day. Love the do-rags and the models.

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  34. Truly, thank you all for your service. Love your do-rags! I'd love to try making one!

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  35. Thank you to you and your family members for serving our country! Great project, and I love your models!

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  36. Thanks for sharing your wonderful family pictures today and thanks for your family's service. It sure is fitting that your post was for today. :-) I love the do rags and you sure do have some cute kids!

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  37. Amazing family... God bless you!
    Your do-rags are GREAT!

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  38. Thank you all for your service. How fitting that you are posting on Veteran's Day. Clever and useful item!

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  39. My husband could use a new do rag...the old one is so faded. He would be very surprised. Please email me the pattern!

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  40. A Big Thank You to you and your family for your Service. I would not have thought of a do rag,thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. Love your do rags. We call them skull caps. I used to make them. But have not in a long time. And we wear them under our helmets too.

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  42. Your family's service and dedication is very much appreciated...Thank You! How clever of you to sew Do Rags "For the Boys". Thanks for Hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  43. We so appreciate your families service and sacrifices for us all. Love the do-rags! Keeping the guy all to youself I see... LOL!! We love the little ones, oh yes we do!

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  44. Thanks for sharing about your family and your military service. We appreciate all of it - God bless you all! And loved that do-rag! Fun to see one and how they look unfolded!

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  45. What a clever idea to use up scraps and make a customized do rag. Love it!

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  46. These are too cute. Um, manly I mean;-)
    Happy Veterans Day!

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  47. Our lives and family are parallel, though I was Army and my son Navy, and others mixed both, plus one Air Force brother! Thanks to all of you for your service. Love your project for the hop!

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  48. Thanks for your family's service to keep us safe and free and able to enjoy our freedom!

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  49. I know some bikers who would love that! blessings, marlene

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  50. what a great idea! This is one I haven't seen before.

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  51. Great do rags. Thanks for you and your family's service. Happy Veterans Day!

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  52. Great project! I think I have seen them being worn around here as well - maybe to keep the sweat from going in their eyes while they ride.

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