Block 24…

I am home recovering from a girly surgery…I will be the first to admit I haven’t been myself these last 4 months dealing with this…all went well and hopefully I will get back to my regular self.  I will have plenty of recovery time as I do not go anywhere until the middle of January.  So lots of time…

I want to also let you know we have 3 different settings we are working on for the Magic of Christmas blocks!!! They are all cool…I will be posting them in a few days when I feel better…Nick is watching me like a hawk and I am sneaking this post in…so short and sweet little message…



I will also be picking a winner soon for the MOC postings…I didn’t forget…so keep showing your progress! LB

I have starting on decorating the house for Christmas….got some of the big things done so I only have to put bulbs on tree and other small things…I had “little man” overnight last Fri/Sat…he helped my find all the Christmas treasures…you can sure tell he is a boy!!! He wanted only to play with MiMi’s truck…So when its all done I’ll share some christmas photos…How is your progress on Christmas going?img_8987

45 responses to “Block 24…”

  1. Robin Avatar

    I hope you have a speedy recovery.

  2. saundra jones Avatar
    saundra jones

    wishing you a speedy and good recovery. Take care. And Merry Christmas.

  3. Bernadette Bird Avatar
    Bernadette Bird

    Get well quick!

  4. Kathy Bradbury Avatar
    Kathy Bradbury

    Girly surgery was the best thing that ever happened to me! I hope it is for you as well once you are fully recovered! Thank you for everything that you do! I am so in love with my blocks! And so very excited to see what the settings are going to be!

  5. Nancy Avatar

    Done all I can do and been done since mid Nov because of surgery I had on my foot. Not as much as usual; but enough to be content. Looking forward to seeing all of your decorations!

  6. Linda Smith Avatar
    Linda Smith

    So glad all went well! Behave yourself!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. ronda926 Avatar

      I hope you have a speedy recovery and I’m really looking forward to seeing the finish. Merry Christmas!

  7. SusanL Parrish Avatar
    SusanL Parrish

    I’m nowhere near because I had surgery and my husband had a knee replaced all within a week. Hope everybody has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. I hope your feeling better Lisa. Can’t wait to get my blocks caught up and see the settings . I won’t have mine done this year but look out next year.

  8. Edie Frasier Avatar
    Edie Frasier

    Lisa, Thank you for the blocks. I love this Magic of Christmas quilt. Can’t wait to see how you have put the blocks together. I will add you to my prayer list for a speedy recovery. I hope you feel better soon. I just finished all the doll clothes for my granddaughter’s Christmas present. Box is getting ready for shipment. Now I can go back to stitching the MOC blocks.  Merry Christmas to you and your family. Edie FrasierTallahassee Florida

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  9. MaryAnne Mooney Avatar
    MaryAnne Mooney

    Such a great photograph to share with your fans. Little man is adorable. Feel better! 🎄

  10. Stacy McDaniel Avatar
    Stacy McDaniel

    Take care of yourself Lisa. Slow is not a speed you usually go!! Happy Holidays!🎄⛄️

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Thanks Stacy!! I’m taking it easy…

  11. lmenslow Avatar

    Done except to hang stockings. Hope your recovery is quick. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  12. Jacque Avatar

    Glad you are home and recovering. Your bottle brush trees are awesome.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I collect them from everywhere I go!

  13. Miss Kitty Avatar
    Miss Kitty

    Lisa, sorry to hear that surgery is the reason for your slowdown, but you need some rest!! Merry Christmas to you and the family, be a good girl and recover quickly and completely! 😘

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hey Miss Kitty…Merry Christmas to you too!!! Tell the girls I said HI!

  14. Jakey Avatar

    Hi Lisa, so glad to hear you are home and that surgery went well. Your Grandson is adorable, and I can’t wait to see your Christmas pics when you’re done decorating, You’re way ahead of me, I was having too much fun at your store and Retreat house with the girls. Though I did get a couple special decorations from your store (a lamb and reindeer). Now I have to get the lights up quick so we’re not the last house in the neighborhood!!
    Hugs, Jakey

  15. Brooke Winters Avatar
    Brooke Winters

    Thank you for the gift of “The magic of Christmas” blocks. I have really enjoyed the journey, and I kept up through #21. I will complete the other four blocks after the Christmas holiday. I would also like to thank you for the fabulous Beef Barley soup recipe. WOW! I have made it twice, and it was a smash with my whole family. I send well wishes and prayers for a smppth recovery.

    Thank you for sharing your gifts of talent, time and tastebuds. Merry Christmas. Thank you again, Brooke Winters

    P. S. I don’t use social media, so I have attached a photo of my blocks here…. some are better than others…gotta love the triangle paper..

  16. Carol Avatar

    Glad you are feeling a bit more chipper, and good thing you love to handsew! You can enjoy your craft as you recover. QUESTION: is there a pattern for your Quilty Santa at the end of the table? Please say yes and provide info!!! Also, 12 days of Christmas…praying Juki is going to make the list! I think Santa is considering sending one down my chimney this year! Oh Happy Day!

  17. Marjorie Avatar

    Lisa , I am praying for a speedy recovery for you. I love your quilted Santa. Merry Christmas,

  18. Kim Avatar

    Please get lots of rest. Glad to hear all went well. I pray you continue to have a complete and speedy recovery. I also was wondering about the Santa, if there was a pattern or kit.

  19. Judy Shapleigh Avatar
    Judy Shapleigh

    Hope you recover quickly. Can’t wait to see how all the blocks will look together. I finished block 24 after your fix and it is insane with all the tiny triangles. Turned out great.

  20. Marci Avatar

    Lisa! Take good care of yourself. You’ve had surgery, Girlfriend! Lay low and enjoy a little down time. I’m sure down time for you does not happen often. Wish I could bring you some homemade chicken soup! Who knows if it would do any good–but it’s about the only thing I cook that always turns out delish! Be well, and truly, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the MOC quilt. I have learned so much from your designs, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm for creative endeavors. Hugs & more hugs from me to you and your family.

  21. MaryMarge Avatar

    Woo Hoo! Now recover and be a good patient! Hugs out to you … take it easy.

  22. Deborah Avatar

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Take good care of yourself. I love seeing pics of the little man.

  23. Sandy Wilcox Avatar
    Sandy Wilcox

    Glad all went well. It would be great if you could rest up all warm and cozy for even a week (or the full 6 weeks).

  24. carol Avatar

    Take care of yourself and listen to what the Doctor tells you to do. Little man is precious.

  25. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    Get well soon…. follow the doctors orders prayers, love and hugs Liz

  26. usairdoll Avatar

    HI Lisa… Be sure to get your rest!

    Also, I’d like to email you about something, May I get an email for you or the shop please.

    usairdoll(at)gmail (dot)com

  27. Lori Avatar

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and a Blessed Christmas with the little!♥

  28. Lois Walker Avatar
    Lois Walker

    Hope you have a speedy recovery! Merry Christmas! 🎄

  29. sherrie smith Avatar
    sherrie smith

    Feel better soon!

  30. Debbie Dafter Avatar
    Debbie Dafter

    Hi Lisa

    Glad to hear all is ok & you are well. I received block 24 & 25 (actually 22,23,24 & 25) last Thursday & a correction copy of 24 on Friday. Then today you have again sent block no. 24, I am a bit confused or am I missing something?

    Kind Regards Deb

    Sent from my iPhone


  31. Denise French Avatar
    Denise French

    Lisa, I have no way of posting my blocks so far to instagram, hope you get this. Denise

  32. Gina Avatar

    Feel better! And here’s hoping you are feeling like yourself soon. Just don’t do too much.

  33. suejean1 Avatar

    Sorry to hear that you had to have surgery Lisa. It is good that you are doing well and have time at home to recuperate. Enjoy every minute of it, especially time with little man. I did the first 13 Christmas blocks and have printed the rest, had to stop for a while to get some Christmas projects done but will pick it up again soon. Thank you always for your wonderful designs, can’t wait to see your finishing ideas.

  34. Natalie Rogers Avatar
    Natalie Rogers

    Wow, love your quilted santa in red and white, and who could resist that truck. Hope you feel better soon. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  35. annita Avatar

    Hi Lisa, hope your recovery is going well. I am wondering what triangle papers were used in the MOC blocks, I have them all printed out, but am waiting until the New Year to start.

    Thanks and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with your family.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I used 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″…you could do the 1 1/2″ if you wanted too but those are big enough and not as many so they can be done without the paper if you desire…

      1. annita Avatar

        Thanks so much for responding. Can’t wait to see the final settings. I’m going to use the papers you suggest as I believe that will help me be more accurate and hopefully go faster.
        Thanks again.

        Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  36. Patricia Rosenbaum Avatar
    Patricia Rosenbaum

    Glad to hear you are on the mend. Give yourself some time to heal and rest. Wishing you and your family all the best for this holiday season.

  37. Laurie Shain Avatar
    Laurie Shain

    My grandchildren call me makes my heart sing!!! It will help you heal. Time to rest. Enjoy the days. Thank you for the magic of Christmas…Laurie

  38. Karen Avatar

    Thank you Lisa. Can’t wait to get started.

  39. Pamela Blasy Avatar
    Pamela Blasy

    Question for you-could I enlarge the patterns to make 12″ blocks instead of 6″? Rest and heal as will take longer if don’t take care of yourself!

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