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ALYOF January 2015 Finish

My ALYOF January Goal and Finish

My goal this month was to finish the Noodlehead Super Tote, I started at Thanksgiving and now have! I am finally getting it in the mail this afternoon! I can't tell you how much I love this bag and hope to make myself one soon. It is so well made and the perfect bag to show off your favorite fabric and carry all your knitting, sewing, or books around in!

I totally recommend this pattern!

It has so many pockets inside and a big pocket on the outside! I am linking up with the
ALYOF January Finish Post at
Sew BitterSweet Designs

If you are looking for the "Grow Your Blog Giveaway" pleaseClick Here

If you would like to enter "Blog Anniversary Giveaway" please Click Here

Thank you for stopping by!
Come back soon!

Craftsy Blogger Awards go VOTE

Giveaway Links are at the bottom of this post! If you enjoy the quilting and sewing
blogging community please go vote on the
Craftsy Blog
by Wednesday, January 28, 2015, before 11:59 pm.

No, I am not on the list
but the are some really talented people
who try and make quilting and sewing
much easier for beginners to experts
and are always willing to jump in
and help you with a related problem.

So, please take a few minutes and use the blue link above
that says Craftsy Blog
and vote for your favorites!
If you don't know the blogs
listed there go visit them.
I am sure you will find at least
one or two that can teach you
something you didn't know.

One of my favorite for all crafting is
Author and new fabric designer
Melissa Mortenson of
I took a class with her a few months ago
and she is a great teacher among other things!
She deserves her spot among the Best!

Next on my list is
Rita @
I once needed help on a block
I had seen on her blog
and …

Grow Your Blog Giveaway

This Giveaway has ended and both winners have received their pouches!
If you click on my blog header above it will take you to my latest post!
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa Welcome All to
In The Boon Docks!

Hi! I am Lisa, Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, veteran, and artist. In a rural area of West Virginia, USA, my family and I, live with 3 dogs, 7 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 genius.

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. Follow any way you like if I don't have it available, just send me an email.

I love to do

I would like to thankVicki @ 2 Bags Fullfor putting this wonderful blog …

Fat Quarter Shop Sale

If you have not signed up for the
Blog Anniversary Giveaway
$25 GC from the FQS (click here)
TheFat Quarter Shop Sale
is going on NOW! Thank you for Everything,

What Is Your Remix?

On the Jolly Jabber,
theFat Quarter Shopblog,
are directions to enter the latest contest!

Basically they want you to pick your group of
9 Cotton+Steel Fabrics
and pin them to Pinterest!

(Anyone else having trouble linking to pinterest in a post)? Ugh!

The instructions tell you how to do
Everything! So just click on this

What's Your Remix? link to The Jolly Jabber

and start pinning!

Don't have a Pinterest Account
the instructions tell you how to do it!
Way to go
Fat Quarter Shop! If you want to see mine click on the red P
On the top right below About me!

Do you see it? Click on it!
Red P
And see my
What's Your Remix?

Have fun my wonderful friends!

2015 Sampler Blanket

2015 Sampler Blanket (Quilt)
Block 1 January

My friend Rie at
Crafty Rie
started this monthly get together.
If you click on the blue link that says
Crafty Rie you can read all about it.

As you can see you can choose
what you make and how you make it!
My favorite way to work.

I will be using Cotton+Steel Basics
and Robert Kaufman Kona Solids on
My Sampler Quilt.

For January I decided to do one of my favorite blocks
Scrappy Trip Around The World (Blue words are the link to pattern)!

It is very simple and made out of 2 1/2 strips.
You can make quite a beautiful quilt
using these blocks but since this is a
sampler blanket/quilt each month
I will choose a different block with a link
or directions on how to make it just in
case you want to try a few new blocks!

If you find you really like making Scrappy Trip Around The World blocks
check out the flickrgroup Scrappy Trip Along - Bee, next signups will be February 1st. The mail date is not until April 15th, so it give you plenty of time to make 5 bl…

Blog Anniversary

This Giveaway has ended and both winners have received their pouches!
If you click on my blog header above it will take you to my latest post!
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa Blog Anniversary Giveaway

It is hard to believe (at least for me) that
In The Boon Docks is (3) years old
and is still around!
It is because of all of you!

I am honored that you take the time
to read what I say
and look at the photographs I post!

I sell nothing but receive
so much from
all of you beautiful people!

Thank You!

I am so excited!
My friends at the
Fat Quarter Shop
are giving away a
$25 Gift Certificate to celebrate!
You can pick your own gift out!
How fun is that!

My Favorite new fabric is
Mochi by Rashida Coleman-Hale
for Cotton & Steel

How to enter

1. Everyone gets a chance! Go to the
Fat Quarter Shop - What's New (click here)
and leave me a comment on
what is your favorite new fabric that has been released!

2. If you are a "In The Boon Docks" follower
you get a second chance -
Don't forget to le…

A fun blog hop

If you are a Blogger and would like to Grow Your Blog click on the photo above and signup with Vicki before January 17th and join me and about 200 other bloggers!

I have done this for the last 3 years and really enjoyed finding new blogs to follow!
I am planning a giveaway and so will many others but it is not a requirement!

Hope to see you on January 25, 2015!


Quilters Square Retreat

Quilter's Square Quilting Retreat

March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015

I am so excited to share the information about this retreat
in hopes that maybe a few of you
in the Ohio/West Virginia/Kentucky area might come too!

Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quiltwill be teaching there! Whether it’s working on an intense show quilt or a simple baby quilt, Natalia has become a real quilting addict. She has won numerous awards for her work and has been featured on Moda Bake Shop, in Quiltmaker Magazine and American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, and in books such as Fresh Fabric Treats, Modern Blocks and Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs, Modern Quilts From the Blogging Universe. Natalia is the author of Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting and co-author of Modern One-Block Quilts & Cabin Fever

Natalia will do a lecture/trunk show from her books, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting and Modern One Block Quilts. She will also teach Beginner's Free-Moti…

No Goals Yet but

My Husband is doing much better and has began cardio rehab this week and he can drive again! Independence! I hardly ever drive and never far from home. For us both to be dependent on others for rides has caused us both headaches. After years of having a blog I decided to get business cards.
They came in the mail today with my new logo on them!
I got them fromVistaprintfor less than $20.
Vistaprint has a commercial out in the USA
that gives you a code for $9.99 business cards.

So if you been thinking about it Vistaprint
does a great job for cheaper than the
other guys.
(My opinion, no money or discounts involved)!

I also received this beautiful stack of 1/2 yards Wild and Free byMaureen Cracknell Handmadethat I purchased fromQuilter's Square!

Speaking of Quilter's Square in Lexington, Ky,
they are going to have a retreat in March and
I am going to go and see what a retreat is all about!
It costs $350 which is less than any other one I have looked into.

Take a look Quilter'…

ALYOF 2015 January Goal

Happy New Year!
Our household leave 2014
with our sickness and begin
2015 on a healthier note!
Everyone here including myself are all feeling much better!

I really enjoyed participating in
A Lovely Year Of Finishes 2014
withMelissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs
and her partner
Shanna of Fiber Of All Sorts!
I admit I did not always make my goal
but mostly it helped me keep on track!
So onward I will go and join up
for the bi monthly check-ins for another year of
A Lovely Year of Finishes 2015!

ALYOF January Goal

My goal this month is to finish the Noodlehead Super Tote, I started at Thanksgiving as a gift for my Cousin's Wife Teresa, she is such a nice person, and like many of us is always carrying around a project she is working on. Poor lady didn't get a Christmas Present because I was to busy tending to my recovering Husband. My wonderful cousin went home after Thanksgiving and came back again to help us when my husband came home from the hospital and did my Honey Do List, he is ju…