Showing posts from April, 2013


There is still time to enter theGIVEAWAY! I found this beautiful piece of canvas at the local Goodwill the other day! It just begged to be stitched on! Just a few french knots so far but the texture effect will be wonderful! I am working on a project for my mom and the next post for "Stitch On Prints"! Start looking through your stash for a 12" x 12" with medium to large print! I hope you had a great weekend. I sure did, we enjoyed our visit with our daughter and this beautiful little girl. I hope you all have a beautiful week! To all the readers and followers of "In The Boon Docks", thank you for visiting, reading, and all your wonderful comments! Create and be unique, LisaHonor

"Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age.
It does so because honor is, finally,
about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending,
even it it comes at a high cost.
In our time, that may mean social disapproval,
public scorn, hardshi…

Shake Your Pom Poms & GIVEAWAY

This Giveaway is now closed!I want to take moment to thank Madam Samm @ Sew We Quiltand Theatrica@Pig Tales and Quilts the greatest cheerleaders around! I love a challenge and Madam Samm just keeps thinking them up! Thank you ladies for arranging another terrific hop!

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! I am Lisa and this is my place in the middle of the woods on the side of hill! Today we are talking pom poms if you have been following the blog hop you have seen quite a few ways to use them! One thing I have observed about creative people is they like to sew, knit, crochet, and many other crafts. Pom poms can be used with many crafts to decorate and accessorize. These are a few hats I made during the winter for baby gifts. The pom poms were made using Clover Large Pom Pom Maker for a finished 2 1/2" pom pom.

I made this hat for the Shake Your Pom Poms Blog Hop and myself! Love the colors in this yarn. I make hats using Knifty Knitter! I used the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker …

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Whats It Look Like? Sponsor

Thank you each one of you who voted for "Sweet Aubree", it means a lot to me!Hello Everyone Happy Monday! In case your wondering what is "Whats It Look Like?" here is the first postWhat It Looks Like?. I have changed the name! Thank you Kim Jolly for your support! The Fat Quarter Shop will sponsor giveaway each month of (2) Moda Mini Charm Packs. A mini charm pack is a 2.5" x 2.5" precut with at least one of an entire Moda line for a total of around 42 pieces.

Each month, I purchase as a member of Fat Quarter Shop's Moda Mini Charm Pack Club(4) Mini Charm Packs. I will then photograph the lines in all the color-ways so you can determine which you prefer. Also available will be completed projects showing you how useful it is to have these precuts in your stash. In addition, I would love to feature your projects using 2.5" x 2.5" cotton squares. Just leave me a comment to contact you or email me through google.

The Fat Quarter Shop wa…

Please Vote

I found out today I only have (4) friends online. I have posted everywhere I can think of to ask friends, relatives, and followers to vote for my sweet little quilt and (4) did. I really love this baby quilt and was so happy when The Quilting Gallery had a Square and Rectangle for this week. I seldom have anything to enter. So, I am asking you to follow the link and go vote! You can vote for up to (4) quilts, but please VOTE for "Sweet Aubree"! I have no delusions of winning! I just want to see that my family, friends, and followers support me!

Once you click over, scroll to the bottom of the page!

For the (4) of you who took the time to vote, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Even a simple quilt takes time, and love to complete. As quilters know a lot of work goes into each quilt we make! I try to create and be unique, Lisa

A Winner Please Vote and Chicken Update

April Showers Blog Hop Winner

The Winner said:

tubilinha tiacarminhaApril 7, 2013 at 9:22 PM
Gosto destes tecidos sim,para colchas infantis,que é o que tenho feito,mais duas para fazer até dia dezoito,uma para o ber?o e para a cama de minha neta,que faz aniversário dia dezoito,primeiro aninho.Obrigada.

Translated she said:

tubilinha tiacarminhaApril 7, 2013 at 9:22 PM
Like these tissues rather, to quilts for children, which is what I have done, two more to make up to eighteen days, one for the crib and bed for my granddaughter, who is eighteenth birthday, first aninho.Obrigada.

Congratulations! Madame Samm Needs Our Help!

Thank you Madame SammSew We Quilt! and Erin Sew At Home Mummy for being the best cheerleaders in the world. Madame Samm is collecting funds to purchase a few sewing machines for sideline Cheerleader's. It is very easy to do through PayPal.the DONATE button is in the top righthand corner of the blog! Click Here!I gave what I could, what about you? Willing to give up y…

Sweet Aubree

Aubreeis due to be born around May 10, 2013. Exciting time in her family's life! She will round out a family of four, with a big brother. Her big brother's birthday is also in May and is looking forward to his special birthday present "Aubree". I know she will be a "Cherish Child", and I am ready for her delivery. Her folks are kind and generous people. This ismy first quilt finish in 2013, and I made "Sweet Aubree" for her from picking out fabric, sewing, quilting, binding to hand stitching her name on the side. I sewed (16) 10 1/2" Squares in rows of four and then sewed the rows together. Very simple but also very pretty depending on the fabrics chosen. It is an excellent way to display fabrics you love! On the back three rectangles sewn together. This is a perfect beginners quilt! Great baby quilt! Quilt Stats: 40" X 40"
Top Fabric: Aunt Grace FQ Bundle about 3 years old From LQS
Backing Fabric: Morningstar by Linda Hoh…

Le Challenge - Geometrics

Lucy & Nat have me really intrigued over their new blog Le Challenge. The first challenge is Geometrics! I cannot wait to see what everyone has created. But first I suppose I should tell you what I made. Two potholders that are square and have rectangle piecing. Made these for my own kitchen to brighten it up. My second entries are Oval and quite fun to make you can find the link for Easter Egg Potholders, the tutorial and pattern HEREabout halfway in the post. I had fun thinking up items that would fit with the challenge and still be what I needed to get completed. I will be back next month ladies! Cannot wait to see what Lucy & Nat come up with next. Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" and please stop in again. Create and be unique, Lisa

I have a giveaway going with Aurifil Thread and a few other goodies, if you haven't entered please do! Enter Giveaway Here

What is going

Hi everyone, let me tell you about my wonderful week with toilets that didn't want to flush. Can you imagine no showers for 2 days, then only 5 minutes for the last 4 days. It takes that long to get the water right when your fixing it for a kid. Cannot wash clothes or use your dishwasher. Then you can use your dishwasher but water starts backing up in it and then a circuit on the board burns out. Slipped on a towel and twisted my back and that but me out for a few days. Just not the best week. All my vacation money just went down the drain literally! Sometimes I wish I never left the city. Ugh! My yard! It has a pump with it's own alarm system! For a septic system! Sometimes things happen in our lives that we think "I can't handle one more thing". Most everything were things that could be fixed and just annoyed me. My family are all healthy, I twisted my back, it happens, a few colds, but nothing serious! Thank you God! We will go on vacation next yea…

Covert Robin

If you are looking for the April Showers Blog Hop Giveaway it isHERE When Rachael@imagine gnatsposted about Covert Robin signups. I just could not help myself, I had to try it! I am so happy I did. Thank you Rachael and all the others who put this great swap together.

Theresa Seykora @ Around The Home Adventures was my Covert Robin and I still cannot believe the amazing gifts. I have tried to look at her online presence but she has no blog I can find. So I will say this here! She is wonderful, thoughtful and very talented. I feel very honored to be on the receiving end. I look at the items and instantly "Happy". Thank you Theresa! I have already used my new library bag and everyone here loved your GS cookies. I should have hid those! If you know my crazy household, you know my refrigerator is covered in school calendars, photographs, and art created by my children from over the last 27 years. I always need magnets (how did she find that out)? They match her other gi…

April Showers Blog Hop

Thanks you Madame Samm Sew We Quilt! and Erin Sew At Home Mummyfor being the best cheerleaders in the world. Madame Samm I love how you keep thinking up great hops! You keep us challenged, that is for sure! I love "Stitching On Prints" it is so fun! I tried out DMC Cotton Perle, Aurifil, and a pack of cheap stuff with great colors. The Cotton Perle is inexpensive and works pretty well. The cheap stuff is awful it is hard to pull through the fabric and I will not buy again. The Aurifil is just right. I hope to get more and start "Stitching On Print" a series. Where we work together once a week and learn stitches. I love the effect in the mug rug. April Showers Blog Hop Day 1!

These are the Blogger for April 8, 2013. The April Showers Blog Hop is from April 8 - 18, 2013. Please stop by and give a comment for all their hard work. You can get the full schedule at Erin's blog Sew At Home Mummy

Erin@Sew at Home Mummy

Patty@A Stitch In Time

Jenny@Squawk That


What It Looks Like?

What It Looks Like? - is a new series I am going to do once a month showing you (4) Moda fabric lines each month that I purchase. So, you can see what the fabric lines look like, comment on which ones you like, and decide which ones you might want for yourself! I will share with you my photographs of monthly Fat Quarter Shop's Mini Charm Pack Club. Comma,
By Brigitte Heitland for ZEN CHIC for moda Avalon
By Joanna Figueroa, Fig Tree & Co. for moda Jubilee
By Bunny Hill Designs for moda PB&J
Basicgrey for modaI get no nothing for posting this information. I love Moda (2.5) Mini Charm Packs. They are sized just right for patchwork. Leave a comment on what you think of making this a monthly posting! Do you like it or not?
Which is your favorite out of the four? Mine is Comma,
Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks"!
Create and be unique, Lisa

Bird Seed Wreath

Friday night I needed something fun for David and my niece to do in the evening. I found this Birdseed Wreath tutorialweeks ago and we had everything on hand. They combined all the ingredients except I couldn't figure out Knox gelatin. My cousin's wife clued me in that Fruit Pectin and Knox Gelatin are one and the same. Since I make Jams and jellies every year I always have a few boxes in the cabinet. The best part is watching them mix it up because it is really STICKY! Spray your bundt pan really well with nonstick spray (Pam)! POPs right out! DH just used the leftover binding scrap from the Halloween quilt and it turns out great see! The kids had a great time making this project and the birds will eat it. But don't hang it on your porch - birds tend to be a bit messy and leave presents! Great springtime activity! We highly recommend it!
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Create and be unique, Lisa