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Old Glory Farm Girl Vintage/Giveaway

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Hi my name is Lisa and I am so happy to have been invited to participate in the Sew Along through the Fat Quarter Shop. Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnetis such a talented author, pattern and fabric designer. I love her books and fabric lines with Riley Blake.Have you been following along with Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage and jumped on the #farmgirlfridays bandwagon? I love seeing the blocks each week on Instagram. The book has a great variety of patterns that are very easy to follow. It is designed to open and lay flat. The photography is so colorful and beautiful. Did I say cute, so very cute! A keeper my friends! Buy yourself a copy at the Fat Quarter Shop! Old Glory Block Living with two guys, my husband and grandson their hangout space is the livingroom. When I told them I was redoing the couch pillows they both told me they wanted to choose the fabrics. No girly fabric for them. The pattern for "Old Glory" has a scrappy look but that didn't get the go ahead…

Sewing Service Alert

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Hi friends sometimes I just like to reach out to you and share great products, deals, and a few tips! Machine Maintenance Be kind to your sewing machine, change the needle after big projects and clean it out often. If you see dust on the outside I can guarentee it is on the inside. If you don't know how to clean your machine - google your machine name, model, cleaning, and someone will show you on a blog or YouTube video. I use a paintbrush to get those dust bunnies out. Products Yesterday, at my local Walmart I found these Clover Jumbo Wonder Clips on sale for $13.00 for the 24 pack in the Sewing Clearance Section. I bought both bags of course. Today, I looked at Walmart.com and they are on sale for $17.29. So check your local Walmart in the Clearance and get a good deal. I love this size clip for holding fabric pieces together and they are handy for rolling up a quilt during quilting as shown below. Let's face it we all need light and some of them can be quite expensive! …

To Funny

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Anyone for Chicken in a pot?I found this quite funny when I came out to find Thelma sitting eating my herbs and weeds. Have a great Sunday! Create and be Unique - LisaPosted with Blogsy

Testing Blogsy

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Testing out Blogsy How do these photographs look to you! Blog Press can't publish two pictures the same without blowing one out of proportion!How do you tag? I haven't been able to add a tag since May. Maybe I can in Blogsy! I don't know but if I can't I won't keep this one either!© COPYRIGHT 2012 - 2015In The Boon Docks. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Posted with Blogsy

Quilting with Aurifil

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For years I have quilted my small quilts with Aurifil 50 weight thread. It just seemed so easy to use the same weight for everything. Then I was making a secret project that I wanted the quilting to make a statement and felt like I failed.
Example 1: Quilted with 50 weightWhile on vacation I picked up a spool of Aurifil 40 weight to try for quilting and I really noticed a difference using the thicker thread.
Example 2: Quilted with 40 weightIn example 1 - the quilting looks kind of flat and in example 2 - I think the quilting is more defined and stands out!For me it will be Aurifil 50wt for piecing and Aurifil 40wt for quilting! Tell me do you see the difference? A whole new collection of Aurifil colors! I can never get enough Aurifil! I think I will be more satisfied with my quilting from now on. What a difference a heavier weight thread can make!I am going to end the Vacation Giveaway on Tuesday. Please enter if you haven't already!Thank you for being you! I hope you ar…

Pressing V. Ironing

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Do you have a problem with Wonky Blocks?

I sure do sometimes! I just watched the greatest video on the difference of pressing or ironing quilt block and found out how to do it right!

Pressing Versus Ironing

If you are looking for my Vacation Giveaway Click Here

Take a look and tell me what you think in the comments. This is what you do when it just keeps raining. I hope you like the video!


-Create and be Unique - Lisa

Bag Hardware

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Where do you find all those little metal pieces for a new bag?

One of the things I love about thrift stores is recycling bag hardware! Unfortunately, where I live they aren't many so when we travel I watch for them everywhere. In Virginia Beach they have lots of thrift stores and I went to 4 looking for handbags that had hardware I needed for totes and handbags! I never paid more than $4.00 and got quite a few great items. Recycle, recycle, recycle! As you can see I was looking for leather handles and straps. I bought a few leather belts at $2.00 to use as straps. I got the idea for recycling leather belts from Anna of Noodlehead




A belt like this one will make (2) key fobs - at $.25




These green handles came off a new $32 purse I paid $4 at the Goodwill! Use a pair of Utility Scissors to cut the purses apart! Do not use your sewing scissors!




The clip type hardware runs about $3 a piece at JoAnn's so $4 saves you money and gives you a nice leather strap!




Metal zippers are a…

Vacation Giveaway

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We are enjoying life today from Virginia Beach Va. The weather is perfect for swimming and fun!

First time crossing the deep end by himself a BIG Hurray for my boy!











So lets have a Giveaway to celebrate! I found this beautiful book and some stationary that I got two of - one for one of you and one for me!




I love the colors and quilts in this book!









Rules - hope you know them!

To enter -

1. Leave a comment telling me where you would like to go on vacation!
2. If you follow "In The Boon Docks". Any way (tell me how) you get a extra comment!

2 possibles - I mail worldwide so everyone is welcome to enter!

More giveaways coming this month!
Create and be Unique - Lisa
Location:21st St,Virginia Beach,United States

Happy 4th of July America

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I hope you all have a happy day with family and friends!




Hurricane Zoey is in the house! All the other pictures were just a blure!

Be careful out there!

-Create and be Unique - Lisa