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Tree Bird Blog Hop Giveaway

Welcome to In The Boon Docks! Hello Hoppers, I am Lisa and I am happy show you what I made for todays blog hop! But before I begin I would like to thank Madam Samm , Sew We Quilt , our truly wonderful Leader and Lana , It Seams To Be Sew , our Head Cheerleader. Madam Samm runs everything, thinking up what hops to do, finds sponsors, promotes and invites us in, keeps us motivated months in advance, and assigns talented cheerleaders. Putting together a blog hop of this size is not easy as it may look! Lana has done a wonderful job organizing the bloggers from all over the world, arranging schedules and pulling us all together. So again, thank you both for without you I wouldn't be here today! O.K. now I can show you what I created for the Tree Bird Blog Hop! Using one square of Beautiful Birds panel fabric I stitched up this cute little pincushion! Pincushions make such great gifts for anyone who sews! They are also cheap to ship! Beautiful Birds is designed by Tracy Lizotte, f

Selfish Sewing Spring 2015/Le Challenge

Hello Everyone, I am so excited to participate in Selfish Sewing Week Spring 2015. Today I am sharing with you my new shirt made by me out of quilting cotton! You see I have never made myself any garments and have been intimidated by the thought. For 2 years I have listed one as a goal to complete a garment for myself, goal met! Hoot hoot! Years ago, I tried to make a shirt and ended up throwing it away half cutout. All the little markings confused me then. But with a wee bit of help I actually sewed it up pretty easily (patting myself on the back)! Pattern: Bess Top Designer: Imagine Gnats (Rachael Gander) Get it Bess Top Printed Pattern (here) and Digital (here) Fabric: Botanics design #14258, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (Quilting Cotton) Aurifil Thread: #4093 (perfect match) I love how Aurifil colors always match the designers fabrics. They have a color for everything! Cutting the pattern out, taping, and pinning it together, was quite simple. (Shock on my fa