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Hi I am Lisa and have been blogging since 2012! The comments came to my email and I would answerones that I could and read them all.  Then one Update and they stopped coming.  It was happening to everyone and all bloggers are very displeased.

Now, I think it might be fixed!  Not sure so that is where YOU come in!   Could you leave a comment saying  anything “nice” of course. Not about me but about anything you like.   Just to see if I get it.  It would be very appreciated!
Here are a few pictures of what I have been doing! We drove for 2 days to get to SIL in Florida!
Sign that makes you kinda scared at a rest stop

Sitting in car, keeping my hands busy!


Finished this buck from Heidi Boyd I love her kits!   They come with everything you need to make her delightful creatures.   Except the Aurifil Floss (aurifil snob) I admit it!


I am doing something I never thought I would try again. Making Hexi’s, in issue 61 Love Of Patchwork and Quilting they gave away the papers and a pattern. Matthew of Mister Dome…

Retreat Bag 2.0

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I love Santa Fe by Sara Watts as soon as I saw it in the Culcita box I knew I wanted something special.  My husbands birthday was coming up so I decided on a medicine pouch! It had to be big and different!
I saw a post on IG for the Internal Wire Frames for the Retreat Bag 2.0 by Emmaline Bags it said the pattern was free. I am sorry I don’t remember the shops name.  The frames for the large where $4.00 so I bought 4. I figured if it proved to hard I’d sell the rest. But if I liked the pattern I had them on hand to make more! Do you ever do that? Sometimes I end up with a bunch of junk I will never use.  But not this time! He loves the bag!  It is big and roomy!

It has two pockets.
 Problems for me 
Never sewn a zipper on the outside of a bag before. So, I searched on YouTube and found a video tutorial on sewing the bag by Birdcage and Thread. She does a great job explaining everything you need to do to make the bag.



The hardware intimidated me! How in Heaven was I going to sew bars into t…

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Day 1

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For months now many people have been working  on all kinds of flower projects to inspire you!   Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks is our hostess and  I am grateful to be able to participate in this blog hop.
I went through a bunch of fabric trying to figure out what I wanted to make.   At the time my oldest daughter had her second daughter in less than a year. Carla said we could make anything as long as it has flowers! So, I did a little creative thinking!
Having been killing time at doctors appointments and  at the hospital I had been watching a lot of online classes and Youtube videos!  I came across a sewing course on  Creativebug called  Wardrobe Basics: Sewing Tunic No. 1Using her -  #100 Acts of Sewing Patterns (Which are free with the course) By Sonya Philips
Flower Tunic 1 



This fabric is by Anna Maria Horner and comes in 4 colorways! I think it is gorgeous! I did not alter the pattern at all on this one.




Flower Tunic 2 - Tula Pink Fabric

I loved this Tula Pink print so much I have had it in my st…

Patchwork Petals Sewing Party

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Have you heard about the sewing party with  Matthew of Mister Domestic and Sheri of Whole Circle Studio
The Patchwork Petals Sewing Party will run for eight weeks from June 18th – August 12th. This is a sew-at-your-own pace party! You are not required to sew all four blocks. 



Every week, just by participating, you will be eligible to win some awesome gifts from the sponsors. All you need to do is post a work-in-progress photo on Instagram using the hashtag #PATCHWORKPETALSQUILT. 
You can get the pattern Sheri made here  Patchwork Petals Pattern If you signup for Whole Circle Studios Newsletter this week Sheri has included a discount code for the pattern! Link to signup Newsletter
I am really excited about starting!  It will be great fun come join me!
Hope to see you there! Lisa

Memory Pillows

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Memory Pillows - Part 1
When a friend asked if I could make a couple pillows out of her Grandmother’s shirts for her Mom I said yes!  I have never done this before but I thought I would give it a try. There is a woman on Instagram who makes gorgeous bags out of loved ones leather coats! @piprobins - Gillian Hyde

I began by deconstructing the shirts.  Trying to get the most usable material as possible!
Shirt 1 - a kind of woven stretch material 


Shirt 2 - denim stretch
Anything can be useful as long as it is not frayed (worn out)! Including these buttons and the front!  I am going to use these as the closure on the back!

I was looking for a pattern and remembered a heart pillow I made years ago.  I will post a link to it in part 2.  I don’t remember what I did with the pattern so I looked at the pilllow and made it up!

So far this is what I have!  The pink fabric I starched and starched so it didn’t stretch to bad as I sewed, and it worked pretty well!  
This is as far as I got yesterday and I…