Showing posts from September, 2013

Selfish Sewing and Birch Fabrics

This last week sewing for myself was extremely fun! Each day getting up and trying to decide what I was going to create. I hope you got to do some Selfish Sewing!

If you are interested in purchasing any Birch Fabricsfabricwormlooks like they have the current designs. I noticed last night that a lot of them where on sale! Fabric: The Grove Dusk, The Grove Decor, Birch Fabrics
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. White, Aurifil 12 wt. #3910 variegated Yellow
Hand Stitching: purse and strap
I just love this yellow!

My friend Debbie gave me this big (25" x 27") pillow. It needed to be recovered and she just didn't feel like doing it. So, I gladly took it home! Pillow Cover Front
Fabric: Patch Blocks, The Grove Decor, Birch Fabrics
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. White
Pillow Cover Back
Fabric: Miscellaneous Zebra Canvas Boys having thinking time! Priceless! Thank you for stopping by!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,

Craft Book Month

Over atCraft Buds it is Craft Book Month. Lots of books are being given away. I love to link up for fun and prizes. You might want to follow the link and see all the creations and signup for a few giveaways along the way.

To link up I need to write a blog post about a craft book and a project I made from it in 2013! So, here goes!
Patchwork Please by Ayumi Takahashi is one of my favorite books! I bought the book to participate in Zakka Along 2.0 : Patchwork Please Sew Along
As always with me, after a few projects, 10 other items needed to be made or taken up and I fell behind. I have still followed along and enjoyed everyone else's beautiful makes. My favorite items I made are the "Bell Pepper Hot Pads"! In the book they are coasters but the expert for that week Penny @ Sew Take A Hike showed us how to make hot pads!
There are still a two projects left if you are interestedZakka Along 2.0 : Patchwork Please Weekly Project Links! Thank you for stopping by,
Until next tim…

Selfish Sewing Week Day 2 & 3

Day 2 & 3 Birch Fabricsmakes beautiful fabrics that are wonderful for sewing! I am loving working with them this week.

Today I made a clutch purse using "Elk Grove Patchwork", a fat quarter of Kona solid fabric, white Aurifil 50 wt. thread, and the Pretty Little Framed Purse Tutorial again. The tutorial has directions for both a coin and clutch framed purse. I recommend it highly for making both projects! Elk Grove Patchwork
Elk Grove
Birch Fabrics
The tutorial calls for a 10" square to be folded in half to make the clutch but with directional fabrics, the back ends up being upside down. I fussy cut (2) pieces 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" (so it has a little extra), then I sewed the two bottoms halves together to make one piece. I then cut it down to a 10" square, so when it is folded it will have the two tops, and both sides are right-side up. Side 1 Side 2

I used this lovely green/blue Kona solid for the inside! I sewed the frame with Aurifil 12 wt., a gray varie…

Selfish Sewing Week Day 1

Today is Day 1 of Selfish Sewing Week @Imagine Gnats. Rachael is a hoot, and I love participating in the things she thinks up! One reason, she and her friends are fun! The other reason is there are always plenty of giveaways going on. After you read my post hop on over to Rachael's and signup for them.

I just loveBirch Fabricthe way it feels so soft. They were nice enough to send me a little and I saved it for Selfish Sewing Week to make a few things for myself.

Isn't this fabric so "In The Boon Docks"?
It looks like it was just made for me!
In The Trees
Elk Grove

Birch FabricsWhat to make for myself was really hard to decide. I make lots of things but usually for other people. I got to thinking about what I needed. It occurred to me that I didn't have a coin purse. My change is just floating around in the pouch I carry around. This morning I found the Pretty Little Framed Purses Pattern from the Moda Bake Shop, .pdf in my ibooks, that I had downloaded an…

When I

When I reach for a spool, I grab for Aurifil! When you need to have the best for your
lifetime memory!
Piece with Aurifil 50 wt!Start today with White, Beige, andBlack, then realize your piecing dreams.

Look for the Orange plastic thread holder! Available in 252 colors!

This has been a Saturday Sewing Announcement by
Lisa @
In The Boon Docks

Fine print this my own opinion and no one has paid me to say it!

Pin It Winner

Pin It Pincushion Blog Hop Winner


Quilting Tangent September 12, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Maybe a jack o lantern pincushion.

Congratulations! I will contact you by email!

Thank you all for hopping along with us! So many blogs and pincushions!

Enjoy your week! I am still a little busy! Hope to sew some on Sunday!

I started reading Simple Retro, the second book by Camille Roskelley of Simplify. It is quite informative and has some of the most amazing patterns! I let you know what I think when I am done.

Tip: See a new book you just got to have! Check prices on amazon, barnes and nobles, then do a search on ebay. Normally, I find it cheaper on ebay with free shipping!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,


Quilters Candy Unwrapped for September

Mr. picks

Linda September 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM
HELLO, my favorite is "Scrumptious"!
Thanks for sharing!

Abakhan Projects on a Budget

I ask Mr. to pick and he chose

Margaret September 10, 2013 at 7:07 AM
I do follow Lily Quilts by Bloglovin

Congratulations Ladies! I have already notified the winners by email!

Still one open, get in while you still can!

Pin It Blog Hop and a Giveaway!

Until Next Time,
Create and Be Unique!

PS I have a visitor for a few days!

Pin It Blog Hop and a Giveaway

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"
I hope everyone is enjoying the Pin It Blog Hop! The pincushions from the hop so far are awesome. I'm a little chicken to show you my own creations!

Thank you Madam Samm (The Blog Hop Queen) @ Sew We Quiltand Head Cheerleader Kristen @Meadowbrookfor arranging all the fun!

Petal Last night I saw this amazing pin on Lori Holt's.bee in my bonnet. The flower is just so cute, I got up this morning and made this pincushion "Petals". I improvised a bit but I am so happy with it! Lori Holt has a great blog and is so talented! She inspires me which I think is the greatest reason to follow blogs. One idea can take you in a new direction!

Hilda Hen

I spent my time working on Hilda Hen and I just wasn't quite happy. I must have change her five times. I promised my Mom I would let you see her and decide for yourself. She will be moving into Mom's room after the blog hop, Hilda likes this old box to nest in.

Please visit the …

Abakhan Projects on a Budget

Abakhan Projects on a Budget

I am excited to be guest posting at Lily's Quiltsso if you came over from Lynne's blog Welcome I hope you see a few things you like and stay awhile. Everyone else welcome back and after you enter the giveaway take a moment and check out the tutorial on recovering a footstool. Thank you Lynne @ Lily's Quiltsand Abakhanfor giving me the opportunity to recover something old and make it new. It delighted my mother! Which always makes me happy. I enjoyed the challenge. The order came with enough fabric that even giving some away, I will have plenty to complete Mom's pillow cover and back rest for her rocker. GIVEAWAY

Would you be interested in winning a 12" x 58" piece of each canvas fabric! (That's enough to make three tote bags)!

This giveaway is open to all! It ends on September 16, 2013 at midnight!
If you are a no-reply blogger please leave an email!

1. The question is: What would you recover if you had the chance?

2. Follo…

Stitch On Prints August Winner

Tomorrow please stop in atLily's Quiltswhere I will be quest posting on her seriesAbakhan Projects on a BudgetCurrent Giveaway

Quilters Candy Unwrapped

Please stop in and leave a comment for a chance of (2) mini charm packs!

Pin It Blog Hop

Starts tomorrow over at Madam Samm's Sew We Quiltand my day is the 12th!

Stitch On Prints for August 2013

We have a winner #33

Katie PetrossAugust 30, 2013 at 3:09 PM
I am a follower!!

So glad you are a follower!

Congratulation you win 4 spools of 12 wt Aurifil thread!

Katie please email me!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,

Quilters Candy Unwrapped for September

Quilters Candy Unwrapped for September
Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"!

For September There are four new Moda fabric lines spread out for you to see and possible
WIN two mini charms for yourself.

I am a member of the Fat Quarter Shop Mini Charm Pack Club! I found some 2.5" projects to share with you!
Madam Purl created this great bag made from 2.5" squares and using a tiny twister ruler! Thank you for sharing you beautiful bag! Twister Weekender Tote
The link will take you to Madam Purl's blog with complete directions and tools you need to make this awesome twister bag! I just received this pouch in a swap from Elizabeth or on Beadqueene @ Flickr. I think it is beautiful and a great way to use 2.5" squares. Simply Style
Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.
30's Playtime
Chloe's Closet
Civil War Jubilee
Barbara Brackman
Collection for a Cause
Historical Blenders
Howard Marcus Dunn

Our sponsor is Kim from the Fat Quarter Shop! Thank you so much f…

A Lovely Year of Finishes - September Goal

For months I have gotten e-mails from bloggers all doing "A Lovely Year Of Finishes"! It only took me 9 months to try it myself! Let's see how it goes.The one goal for the month of September 2013 will be to quilt "Meet The Lorax" so David can put it on his bed when it gets cold. Usually, I send my quilts to a good friend who quilts them for me at very little cost. I have thought about just sending it to her so it would be perfect but inside I think I really want to do it myself! Nothing fancy just some straight line quilting down the rows maybe 3" apart. So, I make this my goal for the month and we will see if I can get it done or run off to the long-arm quilter if I have to pick it all out. I will keep you posted. I don't know Zoey, you think I can quilt it myself? Nana is sure going to try! Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks"!
Until next time,
Create and be unique,

I am linking up with Shanna @ Fiber of All SortsDon't fo…

Fresh Sewing Day: August 2013

The month of August went by so fast with good days, like visits from "Zoey", (2) birthdays, and bad, daughter in the hospital. Now, rushes in September but before that happens I will recap the last month in pictures.
We are ready for September! Lots of project will be coming out of "In The Boon Docks" this month!

Don't forget the latest Giveaway is still open
Stitch On Prints and Aurifil Giveaway

Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks"!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,
LisaLinking up with Fresh Sewing Day @ Lily's Quilts