Posts

Showing posts with the label 2016

Downton Abbey all 6 Series Giveaway

Image
2016 brought with it the end of my all time favorite TV series "Downton Abbey"! I was so bummed about it ending! I still keep hoping for a Christmas Special but I guess I'll just watch the series over the holidays!All I wanted for Christmas was the PBS Downton Abbey CD Collection! Well if you wanted it too, now you have a chance to win the entire set for free! All you have to do is follow this blog! In The Boon DocksYou get all 6 Seasons plus the Manners of Downton Abbey! 7 cd's of my favorite series ever. They are all so beautiful upstairs but my favorite is the cook! Mrs. Patmore could whip up dinner and give a tongue lashing all at the same time! If you move upstairs my favorite has to be Tom Branson such a handsome young man! Who married the money for real love! Of course it wouldn't have class without the Violet Crawley, the ultimate Grandmama! Always finding ways to avoid a scandal! Can I just say "love her"! Back to the giveaway! I'll pi…

September 11, 2016

Image
Photo brought to you by Spencer Platt/Getty Images!My heart is with the families of the victims of the vicious attacks on September 11, 2001. I don't want my family, my friends, or any one to forget how the victims died. They have to know this was an attack on Americian way of life. No one was excluded from this tragedy these men meant to kill as many people as possible. They did not care who was murdered!
Take a few minutes today to pray or send good thoughts to the victim's families! The victim's who survived are still suffering 15 years later! The 75,000 rescue workers who today are ill with conditions associated with the cleanup. I wish I could say something that would give them strength and peace and I pray God will grant them that.Thank you for reading - LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa

Farmers Wife 1930s Ruby Block 89

Image
Welcome followers of the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along, I am Lisa the Official Blogger for this weeks block #89 Ruby! I am so glad that I joined this group that has grown to over 7000 people in less than a year with Fat Quarter Shop , GnomeAngel, Marti Michell, and the other FQS Bloggers. I have met so many wonderful people and been inspired so many times by the participants in the facebook group.The beauty of the group is you can start anytime and go through the tutorials and posting! If you are not in the group, you can join all you need is the book to get started. There is a link under the book on this post to get it for $13.99! Todays block and letter are on page 91! The letter title "We Took A Work Cure", tells of an older couple who left the farm and moved to town. They realize that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Returning to farm living. Life is harder in the country but it is rewarding work. Ruby block #89 is the p…

Wonky Star Mini Quilt

Image
Starry Night Mini Quilt
19" x 19"Fabrics: Blueberry Park, Lula Magnolia, Threads: Aurifil 50 wt.Reduction of a Foundation Pieced Pattern!To make this mini quilt I reduced Jeli Quilts pattern "Wonky Star Quilt Top" pattern by 50%. Then adding the 1/4 seam allowance back to each piece. The Jeli Quilts pattern is available for free from Craftsy. Wonky star quilt top - Free pattern by Jeliquilts - Craftsy
Sew on a folded square piece of fabric on the top two corners will make it easy to hang with a dowl rod! Do this before sewing on your binding at 1/8"! Then sew on your binding and it re-enforces it for hangingn the wall!Make sure whenever you shrink a FPP pattern that you add the 1/4" back on to the pieces and print them off again.
This was made for the Instagram swap #starblockquiltswap! My favorite Aurifil 50 wt. thread and bobbini! They work great together!Until next time! LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa

Marti Michell Quilt Mania Blog Hop

Image
Lucy's Mini Quilt for the blog hop can be seen at Charm About You: I left my heart in Colorado ❤️ Marti Michell Mini Quilt✦ Make your own Marti Michell Mini Quilt and win!

Create your fabulous mini quilt using any of the bloggers patterns and Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A, B, N, D and S.
On Friday 18 November all the bloggers will post a linky on our blogs. You can submit your photo via this linky. Alternatively you can submit your photo to the specific album in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group or you can post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MartiMichellMiniQuiltmania and tag (@gnomeangel) and Marti Michell (@MartiMichell) in the photo.
Entries will be open from Friday 18 November 2016 @ 7am AEST (Sydney Time) and close Friday 25 November 2016 @ Midnight AEST. It’s open internationally and winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 November at 7:30am AEST. Click here to read the full Gnome Angel post, to get more details and ask any questions.…

Laugher is allowed

Image
Last night I was thinking about everything going on in the world! It made me sad. I thought to myself I need to think of something to make myself laugh. Laughing cures a lot of things that makes me sad. Hope I made you laugh! Look on the bright side of life! Smiles, LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa

Here We are Again

Image
Spent the better part of the morning looking for the boxy pouch pattern I used at Christmas before realizing a link might be on the blog. Nope, not very smart of me.
Here it is for those of you who have someone taking medicine or traveling Pink Stitches: Boxy Pouch Tutorial I need to make few for my daughter this weekend. My daughter is doing great and is very impressed with smaller scar. The hospital stay was long but uneventful. Mamaw and David at 5th grade graduation! Two day later she was rushed to the hospital with terribly low blood pressure. She was release on Wednesday of this week and we still have no idea what happened. She continues to improve and we are so grateful! I did find time in between hospital visit to complete my Pool Tote Swap Package. I made the bag before my daughter's surgery. Designed by me, which was very fun. The straps were the hardest part but after a few Youtube videos I realized it was best to sew the bottom first.The little Strawberry Pincush…

Away for awhile

Image
How do you discuss family business with the world? I have done this a few times usually after I have disappeared for a period of time without warning. Well this time my daughter had 4 hernias repaired by removing the scar from last year. Before surgery on May 16th!Not quite so smiley today! But we are managing! Prayers and good thoughts would be appreciate! Thank you!Have a great weekend Hugs Lisa I'll be back in a few day to a week! Create and be unique - Lisa

FQS Spooky Delights Quilt Along

Image
Welcome to Week 1 of the Fat Quarter Shop Spooky Delights Quilt Along! Each week the FQS will release a new step in the pattern by Anne Sutten. The pattern for Week 1 lists the Fabric requirements to make the table runner and is available for free from the Fat Quarter Shop Spooky Delights Week 1Come sew along with me and at the end you will have a fun Halloween Table Runner. You can order the kit from FQS Spooky Delights Tablerunner Kit Featuring Spooky Delights by Bunny Hill Designs | Fat Quarter Shop and it has everything you need! If you follow my blog you will already know I love "Ghastlies" by De Leon Design Group, Alexander Henry Fabrics. So I fussy cut a few for the doorways! Now won't these two look great in a pumpkin? For the rest of my fabrics - for one of the borders I have some Boo Crew by Sweetwater, Moda. The background, moon, and pumpkins Cotton Supreme Solids, RJR Fabrics. Lastly, I have a black scrap for the bat! Download your week 1 pattern today to …

Happy New Year 2016

Image
2016 is here...I hope you had a great 2015! Thank you for reading and following along on my journey! I appreciate each and everyone of you! Every comment you write makes me happy. You all supported me during some really rough times in 2015! You are the best and I am honored you have been with me. These are my favorite things I made this year! Lots of small things due to all the health issues in my family! This year everyone better stay healthy! Through it all I loved sewing each item and more it was a great stress relief.I sewed clothing, quilts, bags, pillows (a few), and pincushions! Favorite posts of 2015In The Boon Docks: Show Me Your Stash
In The Boon Docks: Tools in My Toolbox - FPP Add-onMany thing in the works for 2016 and In The Boon Docks turns 4!Create and be unique - LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa