Week 13 Block of the week..

Just a heads up…wIMG_0589e forgot to reverse the numbers and letters in this block on your tracing sheet…you can flip it over trace them in reverse and then trace to your fusible…I know you probably would figure this out, but I just want to give you a heads up so you are aware! Thanks Julie for noticing this!

Also I am done piecing Opposites Attract for our pieced version of this years SBOW! (That’s a lot of blocks)…But the quilt turned out awesome!!! Below is a peek at it and as you can tell Jeter loves it too…also I made something out of the leftovers, which made a nice 16″ little quilt or table mat….When I get to the studio I will post a full picture of the Opposites Attract quilt.opposites attract/ lisa bongean

Leftovers/Opposites Attract/lisa bongeanIf you want order the same tiny grey/navy star print I used in the inner and outer borders you can, but I need to know how much to order so I can guarantee that you will get it…it is from my new line coming out in December…Lakeside Gatherings…You will need 3 1/4 yds for borders and binding.  Pre Order Here  

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I am posting this hoping you will order soon as I need to place my order with Moda by Labor Day. I don’t want to order 700 yards and hope you all would want it…lol…the joys of being a shop owner!

Piece or Stitch today…you deserve it!

LB

 

Memorial Day weekend…

Nick and his big walleye...
Nick and his big walleye…

It was a nice weekend….the weather wasn’t the greatest but we made do…Nick caught lots of walleyes off the dock…the boys got to ride a little bit and I did some cooking, picture taking and some stitching…nothing to intense…just nice to be by the water even if it was just 60 degrees…

Presley & Jeter...the two sidekicks...
Presley & Jeter…the two sidekicks…

Nick on the dock

the fisherman and the sunset
a family fishing and the sunset
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memorial day warriors

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the 4 legged boys want to ride too!!!
the 4 legged boys want to ride too!!!

Hope you all had a nice weekend and spent time with your families….

Thanks to ALL who have served this country to make all we do possible…

LB

Fat Quarter Shop 2013 Designer’s Mystery Blog Hop…Welcome to Week 3

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Hey Everyone!

Welcome to this Mystery Blog Hop hosted by Fat Quarter Quilt Shop…This hop is featuring 12 Moda designers and their blocks using  the Avalon fabric line, from Joanna from Fig Tree and Company…This Mystery Quilt is actually a row quilt.  Remember it is a Mystery…we are not showing you our blocks…you can however sign up here for this BOM, click here:  2013 Designer Mystery BOM

The first row of blocks were baskets…View the posts here….

The second row of blocks were stars…View the posts here…

The third row are houses…the other two designers posting this week are:

Lynne of Kansas Troubles

Polly & Laurie from Minick & Simpson  

and then I am the third….now we were asked to talk about our DREAM HOME…hmmm this was a photo I pinned the day before I was asked to send in a photo of my dream home…so off it went to Chelsey at FQS…but then the more I thought about this I actually have a confession…

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Last Fall, Nick & I purchased what will become our Dream Home….it is a little rough right now…but it has some great possibilities…so lets visit a few of them…first…it is on a lake…Now if any of you know me…you know we have this wonderful floating cottage aka “our boat”.  I love our boat, but here is the kicker…If we have a really HOT summer…our lake gets so green and full of algae, we cannot allow the dogs in the water!  We have had a boat for 4 years…two of those years were HOT, no swimming…So our boat is now FOR SALE!  Why would we want to sell our boat if we now have a Lakehouse?  Well our boat is big…you can sleep on it…. no need for this big boat…it will have to be a fishing boat or PONTOON-Yeah, you know that song…On the pontoon..

Now…back to the Lakehouse…that is what we call it…I did not want a cottage…but my dear husband was not “letting it go” if you know what I mean…now I do not need another property to up keep….so when he said to me one Sunday…Hey …ya wanna go see this house on the lake? (you know how we talk up here)…  It is only 25 miles from here?  To get him off my back I said Yes, sure…and off we went…I knew I could find something wrong with it….Well…we arrived…and I took one look at the view and I was mesmerized….I did not want to leave…I was in love with that water!!! that sunset that was going to happen…those loons that were swimming by….I didn’t really care about the house as long as it wasn’t falling down…which it was not…

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It was built in the 1920’s… this is a picture of it back then…now what do you notice?  Yes…that is it! Its kind of secluded! we sit down at the end of a dead end and we are on a point…so water on two sides…Now there have been some updates, since then….some good…so not so good…Now here is the current pic as it sits in the wintertime….I am standing on the end of the dock…The house is now turd brown with turd brown trim….who paints a house brown with brown trim???? but look…see that by the edge of the water…on the left?  That is a guest house!  It is so cute…but again lots of brown and paneling (YUCK) and needs some love…

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Now a peek at the inside…since September we have done a few things…painted…the walls were completely white…we added new appliances, new kitchen and bath knobs,  and furnished it…that is it…we have been too busy to do anything else and I have decided we are not going to do anything until we know if it

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It is all open concept…my sewing room is out in the middle of the room…see my cutting table…the dining room, computer nook and kitchen is to the left.  Now I wanted to keep this house bright and sunny and “lakehouse” like..

It was painted a nice grey…with yellow accents…I found some cool furniture…see that plaid couch?  It looks like some wool I own!!! But as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted it for the lakehouse…

The best thing about the kitchen is I can reach in every cupboard…It was designed for a shorty like me!IMG_8772

A few more things…a little reading/stitching nook in my stitchinIMG_8770g room…Then the upstairs is one open loft…It was painted a nice blue and my cousin Rick made me these “old looking” head boards with the industrial lights in them…I just love how these turned out…I need to find something better than those dust ruffles…but the antique quilts sure add a big impact to this room!!!

 

This is all I am going to show you for now…and now that my “secret” is out…you know why I have been “pinning” lakehouse stuff on Pinterest!!! I will let you all know how  my family and I are enjoying the  our lakehouse…and keep you all posted!  Hopefully it will become our DREAM house!

Thank you for visiting with me today…stop on over to the Fat Quarter Shop to sign in for their give-away today!  Fat Quarter Shop Blog…

all for now…LB

ps…Jeter says “HI”

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winter break…on the last weekend of the year…

lots to go...but will be done today...remember I have a JUKI...lol
lots to go…but will be done today…remember I have a JUKI…lol

I just received my year-end 2012 blog results from WordPress…I am so busy quilting I pay no attention to some of the techy stuff….but found this pretty report very informational…

Here goes…my blog was viewed 750,000 times in 2012!  I posted 99 times…not counting today…so 100 times….The busiest day on my blog was December 19…A Primitive Christmas post…was viewed 44,360 times….My blog was visited by 122 countries…all I can say is WOW! I had no idea..My  most commented on post in 2012 was My home town…Moda Designer Blog Post..

These are my  5 most active commenters:

  •  Cincy 28 COMMENTS
  •  Teri LaVoy 22 COMMENTS
  •  Sue Schultz 21 COMMENTS
  •  Ann 21 COMMENTS
  •  Denise W 21 COMMENTS

Thank you all for commenting, but if you are one of the top 5 send me your address, your Gravatar should match the one in front of your name here…I might have something for you…just a little something!!!  Amy is going to kill me…she is keeping track of all of my giveaways….I will post who we are still waiting to hear from…I do not think we sent any 12 Needful prizes out yet…so thanks for being patient while we enjoy our holiday season….

Here is what my weekend consisted of…if was perfect…

Stitching away...I have a great view...
Stitching away…I have a great view…
out my window...
out my window…
one of two squirrels raiding the feeder...
one of two squirrels raiding the feeder…
the birds waiting to get a "turn" are the feeder...
the birds waiting to get a “turn” are the feeder…

 

 

 

I made this recipe from Pinterest this weekend…Nick said I can make it again…lots of good stuff in it.Recipe here: Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presley and Jeter taking a nap...while I stitch...
Presley and Jeter taking a nap…while I stitch…
the boys playing in the snow...
the boys playing in the snow…

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time to come in...it's cold out here but it sure is fun!
time to come in…it’s cold out here but it sure is fun!

 

penny  blocks all stitched...
penny blocks all stitched…
assembly line construction...
assembly line construction…
this is so good...
this is so good…
This avacado cream sauce is "to die for"...is all I'm saying...
This avocado cream sauce is “to die for”…is all I’m saying…
All ready before it enters the oven...
All ready before it enters the oven…

the dog days of a july summer….

Jeter was taking a nap while I stitched in the chair next to him this afternoon….he has to be to be close……………..I thought I might share this summer’s pieced BOW…are you keeping up?  I have up to 3 all done…parts of 4 & 5 stitched and I am sizing 6 and 7 tonite…Carole is auditioning a border….hmmm I don’t know if I am going to border…Are you?  I know she now has this basted and is ready to quilt it!!!

Hope this inspires you to keep up or keep stitching…

LB