Showing posts from July, 2014


My goal for July was to complete
(5) blocks for the
Scrappy Trip Along - Bee
I am happy to say I completed my goal!
After last month I thought I was dust.

Here they are for you to see!

The Hive Mates from Round 5 Hive 3
(4) United States,
(1) Great Britain,
and (1) Australia
all mailed on time!

How it works?
In August there will be a new signup for
Hive 6
Signups will be announced

The same tutorial is used each time
Quiltville's Quips & Snip! Scrappy Trip Around The World

All those who signup are
broken into groups
of 6 people called hives!

Each person has a preference that is shared with group.
(I like fun novelty prints & bright modern prints)
With the idea of what each hive mate wants to receive
you begin searching through you fabric stash!

No need to purchase any fabric use
what you already have!

While digging through my stash
I found all sorts of fabrics to use
for the round but also ones
I forgot where hiding inside those plastic tubs.

It inspired me to pull stash for a new project

Happy Birthday Daddy

Today is my Daddy's birthday.
He is a young 79 and lives with
his lovely wife in the Philippines.
I miss him very much but so very happy
for him to have found love with Maria.

I just found out as I am writing
this he is in the hospital!
Get well soon Dad
I love you very much!

Happy Birthday my dear Daddy!

These are my favorite photos of you
Because you look so happy!

Your namesake David learning
to use the lawnmower!

It is so hard when I cannot just call and say
"I love you"!

He is such a handsome and smart young man!
We are very proud of him! Randy and I saw Zoey this last weekend in Lexington, KY!
(Kristin's new place)
She so reminds me of someone else at that age!

Mischief in her eyes and a smile on her face! Me and my chickens!
The little creatures bring me great joy!
(Except when I am cleaning up poop)!

Kristin came home for the 4th of July with Zoey! It sometimes hard to believe these beautiful women are my babies!

All grown up!

Ashley's living and working at the beach!


Mail Call

If you haven't entered the Giveaway for the Fat Quarter Shop T-shirt
Enter Here

Mail Call
When I was much younger and in the Military
the best time of day was Mail Call!
Years later, I remember those times fondly
sitting on the steps outside
the helicopter hangers
and reading a letter from home!

Today, I love when the mail comes
always hoping for some
Quilty/sewing goodness to arrive!

Saturday, the cutest bag arrived from my friend
Susan @ The Bored Zombie

She is super talented at any craft.
Seems to make things with nothing!
Kinda like a crafting Macgyver!

You should check out her blog
and see her amazing dolls, quilts,
and she plays xbox too!

It has three zipped pockets inside
with room to hold more items
on both sides.

The inside fabric is as
beautiful as the outside.
I feel so lucky to have won
this adorable zipped bag
called the "Sew Together Bag" from her
Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day Prize!

The best gifts are those made by friends
and someone you think is super c…

FQS Selfie And a Giveaway

The contest rules for #sewwhatselfie are
Here - Fat Quarter Shop Blog -
The Jolly Jabber

To enter the #SEWWHATSELFIE you need a shirt!

Let's give you a chance to win one!

Thank you
Fat Quarter Shop

Enter to win a FQS Sew What T-shirt

I know that everyone
wants a
Sew What? t-shirt!

So today through July 16, 2014 at noon!
(7 days)

1. You can leave one comment
answering this Question!

Have you ever taken a selfie before?
If yes, why did you snap it?

2. If you are a "In The Boon Docks" follower leave an additional comment!

3. Tell your friends on Social Media (tell me how) and get another comment!

I am so glad the Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring this giveaway
so someone can get a t-shirt for Free!

Hurry up you got 3 chances to win!
Spread the word!

Thank you so much for reading!
Create and be unique!

FQS Selfies

Today, the Fat Quarter Shop announced the

Sew What? Selfie Contest

Now, I love to take pictures but not of myself!
I don't even own a cell phone!

<b>That's right I don't own a cell phone!</b>

But I have an iPad and it has a camera!
So, I opened the camera app
touched the little camera,
on the upper righthand side,
turned the camera around,
so it took pictures of me,
and started snapping!

I am not a beauty anymore,
don't know if I ever was?
But this face has served
me well for 50 years!

My family loves this face,
especially my Grandbabies!

Let's not let all the young ones win
the $100 gift certificates,
they are giving away (6)!

Start taking selfies my friends!

If you don't want anyone to know
what you look like
try this one!

George can't figure out what's going on!
She's suppose to take
my picture not her own!

Get a shirt and start clicking!
(this link will take you there)

How to Enter!

1. Take a selfie with your shirt using your camera,
phone, ipad, or whateve…

ALYOF July Goal

A Lovely Year Of Finishes - July Goal

Sorry, I am late!
Well June just blew by me!
I got little sewing done
and did not complete my goal.
Which is usually when I drop out of sight
never to be heard from again!

Not going to happen this time!

July's Goal

I am going to take this pile of lovely fabrics
and make (5) blocks for
my wonderful hive mates in the
Scrappy Trip Along Round 5
and mail them immediately!

If you are interested in a bee that
has just one block to learn this is perfect!
You get really beautiful blocks and
have fun creating for
new friends!

You can never have to many friends!

So maybe we can be Hive Mates in Round 6

Scrappy Trip Along - Bee Round 6 sign ups have started

First I have to I have to find
my sewing machine! Everything gets thrown
on the table when Zoey's around!
See, I am normal!
Oh well, I'll get started tomorrow!

Thank you for stopping by!
I can hope things slow down
during the month of July!
Create and be unique!

I am linking up with Sew BitterSweet …

Interesting Thought for the Day

I was reading blogs this morning and this statement really hit home for me.

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not be religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity and freedom of worship here." ~ Patrick Henry, Ratifier of the U. S. Constitution ~

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm has many quotes by the men who wrote the Declaration of Independence! It is very interesting to read what their intentions where for our Country.
Sandra is a great writer you should check out her blog.

My thoughts

So many of our rights have been changed by
the inclusion of others within our boarders!

We continue to open our doors
and give refuge to those in need
as good Christians.

Have a great week

Treasure Hunting 2

Treasure Hunting

Do you hunt for treasure at flea markets,
garage/yards sales,
and Estate sells?

I love the hunt this time
I found a couple of items
and one I want to share
with one of you!

Is it trash or a treasure you tell me!

I went to a family estate sale
and found this Vintage Dresden Plate Quilt for $40!
Since it was made by someone
in my husbands family
I really wanted it to stay in our family!
I think this is a great treasure!
What do you think?

For now I will use it to hide
some of Zoey's growing number
of toys in my living room corner!

Next up is this
Vintage Princess Sewing Basket
(It even has a Pat. Number)

The lid The spool rack
(Some of the pegs had fallen off and I glued them back on)
The spool rack will need to be glued back inside

Nice medium sized pink basket!
With original strings to attach lid It is about the length of a movie or game box!
(No they don't come with it)

I figured since I got thissewing box
that I would offer it to anyone who wants
it that is willing to pay $10 …

Chicken Motel

Welcome friends to the new and improved
Chicken Motel

My husband and I spent 6 hours traveling by car
yesterday and the topic of Hotel and Motel came up.

A hotel has no exterior door from a room.

A motel your room door opens to the outside.

Hubby has worked for days to get my babies
moved from our porch to a new home.
With the heat our back porch is a
little stinky you could say!

On the left
My three 1 1/2 years old laying hens

On the right
My four 3 months old pullets
(New pen)

Next comes my fenced yard! These Girls are nosy
and hate anyone to
steal their camera time! The new black and white
speckled chickens will lay white eggs! These ladies have been good to us
and have given us eggs
every day for two years (in August)!
The reds lay jumbo brown eggs! Thank you for stopping by the
Chicken Motel!

Thank you my sweet Hubby
for making my new babies
a room of their own!

I love that guy!

Do you have chickens?
Where do they live?
Tell us about yours?


Happy 4th of July

For those of you in the United States
I wish you a
Happy 4th of July!
The home of the free and proud! Civil War Sailors Support your returning Veterans!
Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force!
They have paid for our freedom!
Say a prayer for the families of the lost and the wounded!

Thank you always for reading!