Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

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!

Merry Christmas and thank you, Lisa

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Update on Daughter and Granddaughters

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!

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

Vintage Christmas Week 8

Last week was Vintage Christmas Week 8 and I posted on Instagram but not here.  
Sorry life has really dealt our family some blows lately.

I really love the patterns in this book! 

Twinkle Lights 
6” block

I hope you find Joy in the holiday season!
Love Lisa

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Prayer Request

My daughter and her children where rear ended the week of Thanksgiving! The car was totaled and she is going to therapy weekly for her back.

Tuesday the apartment above theirs caught on fire.  It killed her neighbor and left them homeless!  Luckily for our family her and the girls happened to be at a friends house.  We are so grateful this friend is letting them stay with them until next week when they come home for Christmas. We pray by then that housing will be available for them to move into! Pray for us all to be strong during these times of troubles!

We feel so sad about her neighbor and for his family. Please pray for them!

Here is the link to the newspaper to read about what happened!

The circled window is my granddaughters’ room! All the water from the fire trucks ended up in their apartment!

Please take my advice get Renters Insurance! 

Tell everyone you know to get some! She didn’t have and lost everything in less than an hour!

Thank you for praying and reading!  
Have a a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Catch Up with In The Boon Docks

My Sew Together Bag more about it this bag here

Extra long Strap

Quilt for a Foster Child one of a local family! Blocks from a free Craftsy class years ago, I learned a lot.  You see my first hexagons I ever made. Beautiful baby will always have a quilt.

Woppet Buckets - I love this pattern and just keep making more! Clever Woppet on Instagram - Anna Cunningham 

These first (2) I made for out bathroom to hold our toiletries!

This one was for the #woppetbucketswap

Swapped this one for Luke Hayes’ birthday!  I got some great ornaments in return!

The first one was for the #sugarplumswap!  I really recommend the pattern! Simple, versatile, and useful!

The (2) stockings where fun! I’d like to make a few more if I get the time!

Christmas Stockings

Quilted Notions Pouch - love it but it has a lot of hand sewing! I changed the pattern a bit by sewing the zipper in with my sewing machine!

Working on Halloween Couch Pillows for next year.

There is more and I will try to post it this week!  I got a lot done but never had the time to blog but that is going to change in 2019. One goal is how many post a month?  What do you think? At least once a week or two a month?  

I have had pneumonia since Thanksgiving and my little granddaughter Lilly since then too! Mommy came yesterday and I will be sad to see her go home!  But I have Christmas sewing to get done or I’ll be seeing Christmas Eve.  Love you all and thanks for reading. Lisa

Friday, December 7, 2018

Vintage Christmas by Lori Holt Week 7

The Fat Quarter Shop invited me to join their new Vintage Christmas Sew Along, which is based around the new Christmas book by  Lori Holt. I couldn't resist! I love all her patterns and every book Lori has written you can find then at the  Fat Quarter Shop (click and see her other books)! Don’t forget to order your Alphabitties when you order your book.

Lori Holt - Bee in my bonnet - see what she has going on!

Vintage Christmas  is a great book for beginners to experts alike who love to sew!  So many great blocks to sew year after year! The blocks can be used for quilts and gifts (Mug Rugs, Bags, Tablerunners, and Pillows to name a few)!


Week 7 Block - Toy Train

The fabric is Cozy Christmas by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. It was released a couple of years ago but you can still find it at the Fat Quarter Shop. The thing I love about Christmas fabric is it never goes out of style.

Thank you for stopping by please take a look at the others blocks!

Week 7 – Friday, December 7

Have a very merry Christmas! Hugs Lisa


Monday, October 1, 2018

Sew Together Bag

I finally after years of wanting another Sew Together Bag, Pattern by @sewdemented on Instagram  started one on yesterday! You can find the .pdf pattern in Michelle’s IG profile or purchase a paper copy in a quilt store or online at Fat Quarter Shop

I bought the pattern 2 summers ago and found it intimidating so I decided to check YouTube and I found Margaret’s video which took the intimidation away! She is very personable and goes through set by step!  You have to still buy the pattern because she gives no dimensions!

You can find Margaret online Margaret of MMQ

Here is my progress

I am doing it all in Alison Glass Fabric! Hope to finish it today! What are you sewing? Does a pattern ever intimidate you? Leave a comment!

Big hugs! Lisa

Friday, September 14, 2018

Mushroom Sew Along

Mushroom Sew Along

The Mushroom Sew Along was on Instagram until August 28th, hundreds of these cute mushrooms where made and posted! 

Vechernie Posidelki Mushroom Tutorial the tutorial for the mushrooms is in another language but you can get the idea on how to make one by looking through Vechernie Pattern! 

The sew along was ran by Paola  @loveoffabric Love Of Fabrics and was great fun!

To view all the mushrooms made look under the Instagram hashtag #mushroomsewalong !

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September 11, 2018

17 years ago today America was attacked by Terrorist! 
 I still feel like it was yesterday! So much harm was done in one day to the American way of life.  It is still hard to put into words the anger I still feel today! I hope 
we are safer today than we where then!

Safeguards are in place so it cannot happen again! 

But if we forget the past, and don’t remain vigilant, it could happen in the future!

Take time today to research September 11, 2001, if you where little and don’t remember!  Those who remember please never forget what 
this country has been through!

Say a prayer for all those who lost their lives and their families who still struggle with the loss of their family member! Because it never ends for them!

Say another pray for all those First Responders who died or where injured trying to save lives! There where so many who didn’t even know what was happening and ran to do their jobs no matter what it cost them! Their families are still left without their loved ones! 

Thousands died that day right here in America!  So let it not be forgotten!

This may not be much of tribute but a reminder to know the history of our country! Watch a video from that day, they are all over the internet! Yes it will make you uncomfortable it should! So you know why we have to keep our country safe and have Military to guard our borders and beyond! Know why our airports pull random people for  inspection! Be grateful they do!

Watch this YouTube Video

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Spelling Bee wrap up

The last Saturday of Spelling Bee Saturday and I am sorry it is over. The folks at the 
Fat Quarter Shop made this delightful wrap up video for week 44.

Thanks for watching! Lisa

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Spelling Bee Week 43

Week 43 of Spelling Bee Sew Along 
with the Fat Quarter Shop! I have really enjoyed the sew along and appreciate the Fat Quarter Shop for letting me participate. This is a book we all need in our quilting libraries.

The Spelling Bee is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

My block for week 43 is the Hyphen.  Hyphen (-) block using Modern Minis by Lori Holt Of Bee in my Bonnet for Riley Blake Designs and Bee Backgrounds Gray Crossstitch Yardage for the background.
I just love Lori Holt’s Modern Minis!

Please stop by Greg of 
Grey Dogwood Studio to see his block for today.  

Just one more week of the sew along left with the Fat Quarter Shop. You can see the complete list of the Bloggers can be found at

Thank you for Sewing Along with us!
Until next time - Lisa

Thursday, July 26, 2018

DIY Infinity Scarf

Project Remix

A scarf in the Summer!
It is super soft, lightweight, and brings color to your day!

Tutorial by Crystal of Hello Creative Family 

I am doing a one month challenge of only using Sewtites 
(No pins or clips) and they worked perfect sewing the end together!

The pattern is great for beginners and does not take very long to complete!
It only took me 30 minutes to complete.

The Fabric
Pick a fabric you think is gorgeous,
 that you don’t want to cut all up and sew back together.
  It is perfect and stands out all on its own!
I bought this fabric over 2 years ago second hand. 
 I knew it was vintage and prewashed.  
It is a vintage lawn that we figured out.  
Who made it nothing positive.
Looks like, feels like, but couldn’t find it in a database of Liberty.
It is 2 beautiful yards of Vintage Lawn and so soft!

Share with #DIYinfinityscarf

This project is easy to make, perfect as a gift or for yourself.  Be sure to share your projects using #diyinfinityscarf and tag @fatquartershop so they can see and share your work! Take a look at all the others scarves today on the Fat Quarter Shop blog Thank you for stopping by today!

Jolly Jabber

Create and be unique,