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Seam Ripper Giveaway

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Barry Hendricks is a true artist in his field creating gorgeous one of a kind pens, letter openers, and my favorite seam rippers! You can visit his Etsy shop by following this link Gorgeous Handmade Seam Rippers by BarrysPens He sent me this acrylic and chrome seam ripper (above) to give to one of you! It is the prettiest Red and it sparkles when you turn it! Barry makes all his items in his backyard shop in Texas!GiveawayThis giveaway is open to everyone (if you are no-reply leave your e-mail in the comment or you can't win).
Note to Google+ users if your email is not in your profile no one can reach you - so leave an e-mail. 1. Tell me in the comments what do you collect? Me, I love seam rippers! 2. Go checkout Barry's Etsy Site Barry's Pen's and More by BarrysPens on Etsy 3. If you follow "In The Boon Docks" you get an extra chance!Three chances to win!Giveaway end March 31, 2017, at Midnight!Create and be unique - Lisa

Layer Cake Pop Fat Quarter Shop

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Hello my name is Lisa and welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! The Fat Quarter Shopis an online store with everything a quilter needs to create a quilt from start to finish! This Quilt Along is just one of the many ways the Fat Quarter Shop helps you be the best quilter you can be by proving you with a free pattern. They have aYoutubechannel and you can watchKimberly Jollymake this very quilt,Layer Cake Pop Shortcut Quilt - Fat Quarter Shop - YouTube! She will teaching you everything you need to know about how to make theLayer Cake Pop! The Layer Cake Pop pattern is a great sew and available on the Fat Quarter Shop Website and at the Jolly Jabber blog Shortcut Quilt: Layer Cake Pop - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly JabberIt is easy to chain piece the parts together to make beautiful blocks! Layer Cake Pop Baby Quilt - 55" x 44" - Fabrics Handmade by Bonnie and Camille, Moda, Aurifil Thread - Aurifil 50 wt. 2600Thanking for stopping by and go see the other Blogger's quil…

First Invisible Zipper

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Are your couch pillows looking a little old and flat, mine sure where until I started covering them. With a boy at home ours seem to end up on the floor more than on the couch, since he and his friends like to lay on them and play games. I tried envelope closures but they seem to gape open. So, I thought I'd try an invisible zipper. Prepare the fronts of both pillows! I quilted both tops to add a little structure since my pillows were kind of flat! This one looks pretty good! Matching the fabric back together can be a little hard since you are cutting it in half. Making a 1" fold over on one side. That hides the zipper. Doing a a 1/4 roll over hem on the other side. Sewing in the zipper. Oops! I bet a small print fabric would have worked better on this one! Make sure you get a long enough invisible zipper. I used a 16" - 18" one. (fat quarter cut in half)! Sewing the first side worked like a charm but how not to sew the flap when I sewed the other. Pin it! Now…

SMS Giveaway Day Handmade Item

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Jess Burns May 10, 2015 at 5:35 AM
Blue & brown is one current favorite, but basically anything not pink is good!

Favorite designers (to look at; I use mostly blenders when I sew) would be Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner

I am looking forward to making your custom pouch!

Hello and welcome to In The Boon Docks my name is Lisa!
A quick rundown on myself: I am 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 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, pleas…

The Covert Robin

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I am working on a pouch for my partner in theModern Scrappy Bits Swap. I am using Perle Cotton to outline the boxes on both the front and the back of the pouch. Having never done this before it is a mystery how it will turn out but I do like the colors. Pairing Robert Kaufman, Kona Solid "Coal" and a mini charm of V and Co., "Simply Color" makes for a bright and happy pouch.. Here "In The Boon Docks", it is very cold and windy! A good day to stay inside and sew! Thank you for stopping by and please consider signing up at Rachael's Imagine Gnats forThe Covert Robin. The link will take you right to her door to find out more. Enjoy your day! Lisa

Grow Your Blog Giveaway

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This giveaway is now CLOSED!

The winner of this Giveaway Pouch is
Coffee Break Whatever
Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! I am Lisa and I am so happy to be part of "Growing Your Blog". Thank you Vicki @ 2 Bags Full for all your hard work to make this happen. Here I write about living in a rural area, children, family, and crafting. When I say crafting I mean sewing, quilting, crocheting, and knitting! I love blog hops and meeting new people online! Giveaways are done at least monthly to entertain me! Normally giveaway prizes are sewing items (books, fabric, tools) today's giveaway is a pouch I made just for one of you. I love creating unique gifts with fun fabric. My style is modern but I love traditional! I am a member of the West Virginia Modern Quilt Guild. My quilts are listed under the Quilt Tab at the top of the blog if you would like to look at some of my work from 2012. I began blogging just over one year ago to document my quilting journey and in …

Japanese X and + Block.

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I completed my first block for the Scrappy So Bee It! I was so nervous and excited! I hope Carla really likes it. Does anyone else get that way when sewing for someone else? Just curious, it would be nice to hear that sewing makes someone else a little crazy! It was a successful pattern to me. I had wanted to sew the block for over a year, and very excited to finally done it: Japanese X and + block. Carla's quilt will be really beautiful, I will be excited to see block placement, and the finished quilt. Until Later, Lisa

Busy, Busy Week

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Oh, so much is going on around here this week! Warning, picture heavy! Crocheting

I have decided I am in a learning stage with these new stitches! If they don't look right "rip them out" and start again. Which I did here and I like the sides much better the 4th time around. Thank all of you for your suggestions, I am going to try them! Modern Scrappy Bits Swap on Flickr

I took this mirror and case and jazzed it up a bit. Using a little double sided tape and Robert Kaufman "Cut & Sew" fabric, it makes a perfect little notion to put in with my scraps for my secret swap partner! I still have to make a pouch or a pincushion. I haven't decide which to make. If you know of a good tutorial for either please leave me a comment with a link. I would love to know where you find inspiration. Beans and Butterflies

My mother, David, and I picked beans on Tuesday at my in-laws. Picking beans is a dirty job and it was hot. We yielded about a bushel and a half and s…

County Fair Results

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Well no "Best of Show" this year but I did get (3) "1st Place" Ribbons on these! So, here is: "Beauty and the Beast" Close up to show the nice straight lines! I ripped out the seams on three rows until I got it right! Quilted all up nice by my friend Irene Hensley. I used "Another Iota" by Robert Kaufman. It makes a great binding! "Sophie's Twister"Lastly, I submitted a jar of yummy "Pineapple Jam" that I forgot to take a picture of the night I dropped everything off. Thank you all for indulging me while I showed off.

I really encourage you to show your beautiful creations in your local fairs. It validates your work and makes you feel good inside. Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" Lisa

Precious Gifts

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This little sweater is so beautiful in person! I want to Thank Joanna from That Thing I Made for her first ever Giveaway prize. I really enjoy giveaways with a handmade gift as the prize. This little sweater will be passed from grandchild to grandchild. It is so darling wished it fit me. The workmanship is superb I am honored to receive it. Joanna has lots of good ideas on her blog. She is very creative you should all take a look at her blog.

A Quilt-Along

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Pat Sloan and Michelle Foster at The Learning CenterThe Learning Center are hosting a Quilt Along.

Beginner’s Quilt-Along

They are taking a slight detour from teaching quilting techniques and get sewing over the next few months with the Beginner’s Quilt-Along. I hope you’ll join them and have some FUN! Bonus: you’ll have a beautiful gift completed in time for Christmas too. So, why don't you go over and take a look! Grab a button and join Michelle next Thursday, June 7, 2012, for the first block!

I am seriously thinking of joining them for the Quilt Along to learn some new blocks and win prizes. Pat and Michelle promised prizes!My Week

I kept busy this week working on my lil' twister quilt. Took it this afternoon to my friend Irene, to quilt it all together. It will be one of our joint entries in the County Fair. Then it will go to little Sophie to live for the rest of her life! That baby is so cute I can't wait to kiss her little cheeks! Her momma is my youngest daugh…

Lots of Things Got Done This Week & Links-Updated

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Great giveaway Alert go to www.granmascharms.blogspot.com she is giving away 4 boxes of fabric.


I finally got this lovely done for Mr. David Platt. I really love Backyard Baby fabric it is so detailed. The hardest part for me to get completed when doing a quilt is the hand sewing on the binding. My mom picked out the orange Kona fabric, to make it pop. I am glad I followed her advice.


When you look up close, which is what little David will do, you will see the little woodpecker in the trees really comes out.
Gotta get it in the mail to St. Louis.
There are certain people you talk to when you have a blog or go to other blogs that you know if they lived down the road, you would be the best of friends. One of those people for me is Ali at Very Berry Handmade She is very thoughtful and sent me FROGS. I love this fabric, not only did she remeber that I love frogs, she gave me her winnings from a competition. Did I tell you she makes the most beautiful pincusions I have ever seen.
Frogs, …