Showing posts from August, 2013

Stitch on Prints and Aurifil Giveaway

Stitch On Prints Welcome to "In The Boon Docks - Stitch on Prints" A few of the things I use to create my projects Thread Recently, a reader asked me what was some of my favorite things to use to sew with and listen up: I love Aurifil threads in any weight! I sew with Aurifil thread because I truly believe it is the best thread to sew with it. Aurifil glides through fabric whether I am machine sewing or hand sewing! Machine Sewing - It does not leave a bunch of thread dust (I don't know the technical term for the crap that gathers on your machine! Making you have to clean out your bobbin case after every project!). I do clean mine out often but that is another post! I use other 50 wt thread because honestly I do not own ever color Aurifil makes, which is a lot, and I pay for it myself. I won a sample pack on another blog and tested the 50 wt. on my sewing machine no breakage, and not a lot of thread dust. That means a lot to me because I hate both! I bought the

Some great Blog Anniversaries Giveaways

I know of two really great blog anniversaries going on this weekend and thought I would share. The first on is over at UggaBear Cottage . She will be "1" soon her drawing ends on 9/8/2013. The second is the is over at Lucy @ Charm About You . Lucy's blog will be "2" and her drawing ends 9/4/2013. Happy Blog Anniversary Ladies! So clickity clickity go check them out! Until next time, Create and be unique, Lisa

We have a winner!

As always I had a great time during this blog hop! These hops would never happen without our fearless leader Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt and all her wonderful head cheerleaders! This time was the very talented Debby @ Debbie Kratovil Quilts . Thank you both! Great job! Now for the fun part! The winner of the Be A Hexie Queen Blog Hop is #66 Which had this very nice comment about "Meet The Lorax"! That is adorable, I just learned about half Hexies and love making them now. You did a beautiful job. on Be a Hexie Queen Blog Hop Remove content | Delete | Spam Jane @ Jane's Quilting on 8/21/13 Congratulations on winning and thank you for the great comment! I will contact you by email for your address! Update on my daughter My daughter is better but it will take months for her pancreas to heal. She will only be able to eat a bland diet with no fats, limited proteins, and no alcohol ever (she has never been a big drinker). They think now that her continued illness

Pretty Things and Pray Request

Pray Request My youngest daughter, Kristin, (22), has been admitted into the hospital for the second time this week. Something is wrong with her pancreas. After the first admitting we went and picked up "Zoey" while she waited to see a GI specialist. Last night she was admitted again in incredible pain. I decided to share this with all of you to ask for your prayers for Kristin, Michael, and of course little Zoey. If you don't hear from me it is because I cannot right know worry about deadlines, sewing, or my own fun. I hope you all understand! Thank you for your help! To signup for the open GIVEAWAY Hexie Queen Blog Hop here Dakota Sews My angel from Fabric Basket Swap swap is very talented so I decided to check her blog and follow her. Oh my does she have cute creations and talent. As anyone who has ever tried to start a blog getting those first 20 followers is the hardest. It is also when us as follower really miss out if they decide to give up writing becau

Be a Hexie Queen Blog Hop

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks" Today I am a Hexie Queen Wanna bee! I have finished the quilt top! Yippee! Thank you Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt and Debbie @ Debby Kratovil Quilts for organizing and cheering us all on. Madame Samm your challenge almost got me this time. Time for a reality check, I cannot do hexie's by hand (I have tried), so that leaves me and my machine! This project started back in March and needed to be finish. I hope you like "Meet the Lorax" Trying to find the right blocks instead of using a pattern can sometimes get me in trouble. I think David will be very happy when it is done! I started out making blocks from Fons & Porters "Easy Quilts" Cascarone Quilt but realized it really was not a pattern for directional fabric after making (4) of the triangles. Then one day I was on Youtube and found a video from Missouri Star Quilt Co. "The Tea Cup Quilt". Youtube video I linked to it for you The Tea Cup Quilt W

Sewing Summit Giveaway

Hi, I am Elizabeth Johnson Have you heard about this giveaway? Sewing Summit Trip Giveaway I entered and this is what I wrote: Wow, what prizes! I have dreamed about going to Sewing Summit one day, so I nominate myself! Do to financial obligations I would never be able to afford the costs! I love this community and the bloggers in it. To be able to meet and learn from all of them would be a remarkable experience that would last a lifetime. Why me? I say why not me! I am a 49 year old wife, mother, grandmother, raising a grandson. That is 28 years of raising children with many more years to go. In my spare time I blog, quilt, sew, crochet, knit, and helps at community events. I have learned to ask when I need help and I could really use yours right know! Sewing Summit Trip Giveaway . Please follow the link to nominate me or someone else. I would love to attend this sewing function and the more nominations is just one more chance I could possibly attend! Otherwise I will never

Ho Ho Ho Winner

Best Christmas ever? The best part of doing blog hops for me is reading all your comments! Some of my favorites are: Jesus - so very true Lots of Barbie dolls and accessories Diamond Rings Money - I always like that on too! Bikes A toolkit - my kind of gift But the most unique had to be this one: Lorraine August 8, 2013 at 7:07 AM Best Christmas EVER well let me think that would have to be a non quilty one but it was when DH adopted an Orangutan for me at Monkey World in Dorset, he was called Kai and was born on our Wedding Anniversary, he was sooo cute and it was great to visit him later that year! Now on to the Winner We had 139 comments, and Mr says Number: 51 Who is the Winner? mvink August 8, 2013 at 7:13 AM I love your mini quilt! Best Christmas present ever would have to be when I was younger and we got tickets to Disneyland! Thanks for the chance! Congratulations! I will send you an email for your snail mail address! Until next time, Create and be unique, Lisa

Don't forget to enter this Giveaway

Giveaway for the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop ends tomorrow night so signup HERE On the home front Spent my day rolling coins with David to buy his big birthday present! He got up this morning and told me he would count out his big penny jar so he could buy the new Disney XBox game that will be released next week. After rolling $30 in pennies everyone in the house started donating their silver coins which grew our pot to $103 rolled coins. That was a lot of change to take to GameStop to prepay for this expensive game. I called the store and ask them if we showed up with all this change my little man had counted and help roll would they take it. I didn't want him turned away at the counter. They said yes they would do it and treated him great as my husband plunked the backpack on the counter. David felt very grown up as he made his order. Thank you Ed at GameStop! We will try to have patience until it arrives. I just love his new glasses! He is excited to wear them to school next w

HO Ho Ho and a Giveaway

Hi Everyone, I apologize for being late! It has been a rough week here In The Boon Docks! Better late than never! So lets have some fun! I love Christmas and Madam Samm and Carol really setup a awesome blog hop with Ho ho ho ! So many great ideas and projects for decorating and gifts. I am so happy to participate and appreciate all the work our cheerleaders put into planning it! Thank you ladies, you are wonderful! This Aspen Frost mini quilt was created to be part of this blog hop and a Christmas present. If you would like to know more about when I was making it , what I didn't tell you was it was for this "Snowman Skating Rink". A gift for someone who also loves Christmas! Then I made these two pillows out of fabric samples of Winterkist! Which I just love! Hope you do too! Winterkist Monica Solorio LECIEN This Teddy Bear is one of David's favorites. He was rescued at a Estate sale, in a big bag of scraps, unstuffed and half sew last year. After careful

We Have Two Winners

But before I announce the winners I thought I would show you the scraps of a project I have worked on the last few day for the upcoming blog hop I will be in on August 7, 2013. It is called Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop with Madam Samm @ Sew We Quilt and Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt . Lots of great Christmas ideas and giveaways going on over there so check either blog today for a list of participants. Winner of Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop out of 216 entries the winner of (11) Fat Quarters is #152 The Sassy Quilter July 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM That jam is looking pretty tasty:) I live in the boon docks myself in Virginia, USA. I love all the wildlife and peace and quiet, perfect for quilting. Nice to learn more about you. Lovely work. Congratulations! I have already sent you an email! Winner of Quilters Candy Unwrapped for July Quilters Candy Unwrapped for July out of 113 entries the winner of (2) mini charms is # 23 Quilting Tangent


Hi everyone just checking in to remind you I have two fabric giveaways going at the moment until the end of the weekend, August 4th! So please stop by and leave a comment if you haven't already! Quilters Candy Unwrapped For July Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop & Giveaway I am currently loving Winter's Lane by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. (3) panels in different colors plus 19 beautiful prints! You will see more of this line in the months ahead! I decided to use it to create Christmas presents. Look at the lovely little birds! So cute! Have a wonderful weekend! Until next time! Create and be unique, Lisa