Showing posts from July, 2013

Quilters Candy Unwrapped for July

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"!

"Quilters Candy Unwrapped"! For July I have four Moda fabric lines spread out for you to see and maybe
WIN two mini charms for yourself.

I am a member of the Fat Quarter Shop Mini Charm Pack Club! I am finding so many projects to use these 2.5" squares in each time they arrive. I just fell in love with this bag by Lori @ Sew French. She has an awesome blog my friends! I followed her even before I had a blog! So please check out her post on this bag and see the others she made. Thank you Lori for sharing your beautiful bag! In From The Cold
Kate Spain
The Boo Crew
Baby Jane
Julie Comstock of Cosmo Cricket
Our sponsor is Kim from the Fat Quarter Shop! Thank you so much for your support Kim! If you are interested in 2.5" mini charm packs just click on the button and the nice people at the shop will take care of your needs!


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Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! The wait is over it is finally my week in the blog hop. I have made lots of new good friends. Thank you Beth fromplume and junethis has been a great experience meeting other bloggers and learning more about being one with terrific tips and tricks from seasoned veteran of the internet. Unbelievable resources from the best. I have enjoyed the last seven weeks tremendously. Again, Thank you! So what do I blog about at "In The Boon Docks"? Everything! I will give you a little sampling of my life here! I hope you enjoy it! This beautiful buck stood maybe 30 feet away as I snapped pictures of him eating his dinner off my back porch! "Rusty" the rooster is a free ranger. He has 2 hens and 2 chicks that run our outdoor property. We have three hens that should be laying starting in August for fresh eggs! These ladies live in a hen house built for them raised from chicks by me and David. We grow a garden and help my husband'…

Just a little purse for a girl

We are off for a week to visit our oldest daughter at the beach! Our little David is excited to see his mother. Currently, she is the nanny for her best friends daughter, who turned 5 a few days ago. I chose to make up a paper pattern to follow. To show you how easy it is 4 fabrics and a homemade pattern.
The fabric is Lecien - lovely Punch Girls, given to me by a very nice woman, Mary from the WVMQG. Sample fabric packs only has one piece of each print. So each part of this little purse is a different. I used a tiny magnetic snap. Which I deconstructed off a purse last month! Recycle! I am hoping she will like it! What little girl doesn't like Panda's? Just in case I but $5 in the change purse I made to go with it. Have a great week everyone! I am going to no WiFi land so possible no posts, mail anything until Monday.

Until next time, create and be unique, Lisa

Le Challenge - Toffee

Welcome to In The Boon Docks!

Hi! I am Lisa, wife, mother, grandmother, veteran, and artist. In a rural area of West Virginia, USA, my family and I, live with 3 dogs, 8 chickens, a squirrel, and miscellaneous deer (they live in our woods). We grow, can, and freeze, both fruits and vegetables. I will admit I am a awful cook but my husband is a culinary student.

I love to blog, blog hop, swap, sew, quilt, crochet, knit, and just about any DIY project. I am a fabric and Aurifil thread lover! Hopefully, some of the things I write about here will interest you and keep you entertained. If so, please leave a comment occasionally and follow.

Why am I telling you all this at the Monthly Le Challenge? I see a lot of new blogs each month and I figure if I don't know you, you probably don't know me! A little introduction into the happenings at "In The Boon Docks".

Now for Le Challenge

Here is a toffee photo I borrowed from Kessa's post! Looks yummy but a craft project…

Vintage Dress or not?

Vintage Baby Dress?

I picked up this lovely little (size 9/12 months) handmade linen dress at Goodwill. My Mom and I think that it is old! If you have ever seen the fabric or pattern please let me know! A closer look at the print! My beautiful wiggly model came to visit for the weekend. I was so excited to see her wear The dress! Being handmade with no tag, I was uncertain if it would fit Zoey but it was worth $1.75 even it it didn't. One day when I have a sewing room I will hang it on the wall! It is just so cute. How's this picture? It is really difficult to photograph someone who is moving all the time. In this one I think I just wore her down.
I am serious I would love to know anything about this fabric! Please leave a comment if you have seen this linen fabric. If you think it is new or old? Thank you for your help.

Until next time, create and be unique! Lisa

My first label and a winner

What a great feeling ironing my very first label onto a quilt I made, even if it is a mini!

Sara was very helpful and the labels really are not expensive!

You can find out more about ordering your own HERE

When I did my design changes I messed up numbering comments so I am working on fixing that little problem! Lets see who won the Aurifil Sampler Pack
From the July "Stitch on Prints"

Mr. picks?

KT July 5, 2013 at 7:43 PM
I follow via email! Thanks for the chance

Congratulations KT!
A downfall to living in the wood! Poison Ivy! All up and down my arm on my neck!

Have a great weekend!
Until next time, create and be unique! Lisa

WiP wednesday

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! I went to freshly piecedfor WiP wednesday and there are over a hundred blogs all linked together! I have decided I would like to participate on Wednesdays!
I hope you will join me! Working on next months "Stitch on Prints". I love this child's print but it came in a scrap pack, so no info on it. Lorax is back - I cut the 10" blocks out for more blocks! A finish - Woo hoo! The Aspen Frost mini quilt I was hand stitching hereis all binded and done. I have to admit, I need more practice on my stitches! WiP wednesday at freshly piecedDon't forget to enter the "Stitch on Prints" July Giveaway

for Aurifil Thread

Until next time, create and be unique! Lisa

Country Live In The Boon Docks

Well this time of year it is hard to get much sewing done when it is harvest time. We have had so much rain here this season that the fruit trees are breaking under the strain of all the fruit. Two weeks ago we picked sour cherries and pitted and froze them. This week it is green beans. The vines are molding around the beans so it is pick them or loose them. In two days my mother and I picked three 5 gallon buckets full of green beans for my mother-in-law to can. That was only two rows of plants with lots of green beans. It is muddy hot work! It is amazing how the ones in the store all look so pretty and mine are covered in mud. But the hard part has just begun my MIL will clean and can 40 quarts before it is all done. Enough to feed two families all Winter without having to buy processed and loaded with preservatives store can beans. So it is worth every bit of effort put in by our two families.

Do you do beans?

How about Chickens?

Sometimes it is good to stock your free range…

Aurifil Giveaway

Happy Sunday!

I thought I would send out a little reminder about the "Stitch on Prints Aurifil Sampler" GIVEAWAY!

Please stop by and signup!

Stitch on Prints and Aurifil

Giveaway Closed

Congratulations to the winner KT!
I have already emailed the winner.

You can enter this giveaway until July 12, 2013 noon, EST. Because I had the end date wrong!

Sorry, my mistake!
Welcome to "Stitch on Prints"

I am loving the new fabrics coming out! Two of my new favorites are Aspen Frost and Boo Crew!Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching , This ain't your gramama's embroidery, has offered us the use of her Hand Embroidery Tutorials! Is she not awesome!

Sublime Stitchingis Jenny's store and full of everything you might need for embroidery. Thank you Jenny! Aspen Frost
On the Aspen Frost mini tumbler quilt, I decided I wanted to used a straight stitch to hand quilt it. I need some more practice as you can see my lines are not always as straight as I would like them. Boo Crew

I just love to stitch on the monster print! If you look carefully where I used French Knotfor some of their eyes. Then using the Back Stitch
in their ha…