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2012 Aurifil Designer of the Month Reboot

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Stitch the 2012 DOM Reboot: February | AURIbuzz The second pattern reboot is available on the Aurifil blog! I can't wait to see how everyone makes this one.
The Impressions Orange Peel Set Giveaway is still open In The Boon Docks: Bella Skill Builder Month 2 and Giveaway hurry over and enter!Have a great week and don't forget to enter the giveaway! LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa

Aurifil Thread DOM Reboot

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Aurifil is going back to 2012! To give you a chance to revisit embroidery design blocks. In 2012, Aurifil Floss was not invented and everyone used Aurifil 12 wt. thread to do embroidery. But now, Aurifil offers 270 stunning colors of Aurifloss, 100% Cotton 6-strand floss but I still use 12 wt. to hand stitch designs and love it! So whether you use floss or 12 wt. these designs are still so cute that they shout to be made by the public again. Aurifil is having a monthly linky party with the blocks and you could win Aurifil Floss!Interested? Go visit Stitch the 2012 DOM Reboot: January | AURIbuzz and download the January block and instructions. Designer Roseann Kermes of Rosebud’s Cottage first introduced her Snowbird block in January of 2012. What a great way to practice your embroidery skills! I think I will try to make the one a month too! So, that link again is Stitch the 2012 DOM Reboot: January | AURIbuzz Stitch up your very own version of Snow Bird and upload a photo of you…

Where have i been

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Quilt Market News

I am excited to say
that my Home Town Pouch,
Pattern by Yoko Saito is
going to be in her booth!
My pouch at Market so exciting!

So if you are going "pop" in the Lecien booth
and see pouches take a picture for me!
I have made one of my personal goals
and also did a lot of Experimenting (word of the year)!

Sponsor News

I was saddened to hear that Pink Chalk Fabricsis doing a storewide liquidation of everything but patterns! It is an ending of an era but the beginning of a new chapter in Kathy Mack's life. I know she will do well in whatever she focus' on because she is very smart and creatively talented. But I will miss her and her wonderful staff!

Thank you Pink Chalk Fabric for taking such good care of us at In the Boon Docks!
You have been an wonderful sponsor!

We will need to keep an eye out for new patterns and tutorials at
Pink Chalk Studio

So lets pay them back and help them liquidate.
This an epic sale and you don't want to miss it!
30% off ever…

Selfish Sewing and Birch Fabrics

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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,
Lisa

Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop & Giveaway

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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'…

Stitch on Prints and Aurifil

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Giveaway Closed

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

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
basicgrey
Moda
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
Sweetwater
Moda

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…

Le Challenge

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This month's challenge was "Wings" so guess what has wings? Birds!

So I submit to the Le Challenge Group
I am excited to show you what I made! Working to create a little texture for my birdies I used Aurifil Thread 12 wt. It is wonderful to use to hand stitch, embroider, or cross-stitch. I fussy cut the birds out of this cute fabric "Just Hanging" and went to work stitching. The stitches really look great on printed fabric designs. I am new to embroidery and can't do it for a long time but I really love the way it looks. I hope you do too! The basket pattern I used I have blogged about before, so you can find out about it HERE, if you would like to know more. It is a great pattern! Thank you for stopping by In The Boon Docks" and please visit in the future!
Create and be unique, Lisa

It's for the Birds

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Hi! Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"!
At our house we have lots of birds flying, eating and running around. Some days the wild turkeys come down and eat up the chicken feed for my Rooster and three hens that live here on our property. I have (6) pullets (bigger than a chick but smaller than a hen) that I have raised from chicks that live in a "hen house". Cardinals, bluejays, nut hatches, and many more birds nest on the hill behind our house. Can you tell I like birds? Well I do!

So when Madam Samm announced this blog hop I just had to sign up! Her blog hops are so popular that if you don't sign up quick you never get in. The challenge is trying to come up with ideas to excite the readers and please the Madam! She is very nice but expects your best! I am kind of worried this time her "It's for the Birds" and mine aren't quite the some. But she is very generous and always cheers us on! Thank you Madam Sammand our cheerleader Mary fromI …