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Scrappy Trip Along Bee Flickr Group signups Round 8 Now

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Round 8

If you have ever wanted to try a simple Bee
this one is for you!
I have participated in the
Scrappy Trip Along - Bee ,
for awhile now and enjoy the
beautiful blocks that I receive in return.

Sign ups are Now!
Scrappy Trip Along - Bee run by Julie Hirt of 627Handworks

(5) block due in April! It fills up fast!

I made my blocks this quarter
using Robert Kaufman Kona Solids
and Cotton+Steel Basics Super simple because the tutorial is great!
I hope to see you in the flickr group

Create and be unique!
Lisa

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ALYOF January 2015 Finish

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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

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Come back soon!
Lisa

2015 Sampler Blanket

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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…

Handmade Gift for the Kitchen

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Hanging Dishtowels

I like to make handmade items to give at Christmas that the recipient can use year round. Hanging dishtowels fit in this category and can be as hard or easy as you want to make it. You get two hanging dishtowels out of one towel so it is a twofer, which is great if you need to make a lot of gifts, keeps the cost down! I found a great freePattern by Mara DroganThat I changed up a bit and am very happy with the results! Please send me a picture if you make some.

First change I made to the pattern after I printed it and before I cut it out was to add two inches from the tab to the bottom of the page for pattern piece 2. Then I cut both pieces out and taped them together. This gave me a long enough fold over flap to attach to my oven door. It also changed the fabric length from 7" x 12" to 7" x 14"

Since I was working with fat quarters I did not prewash my fabric but did wash the dishtowels before I cut them!


Next, instead of flannel I used 2 layers…

Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop Giveaway

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Giveaway Closed!Welcome! I am delighted to have you come to visit me, and see what I have made for "Wake Up To Kona"! This hop has filled me with inspiration, all the Artist have done such beautiful work and I thank all of you for visiting here "In The Boon Docks". My name is Lisa and I love participating in Madam Samm's blog hops and hope maybe you'll consider hopping along with us in 2014! Anyone is welcome!

Blog hops need to run like clockwork, and you must be very organized. The woman who makes all this happen, month after month, is
the lovely and talented
Madam Samm @Sew We Quilt!

Our head cheerleader for this event is another talented artist and blogger Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt!

Thank you both for all you hard work in organizing Wake Up To Kona!


A Big Thank You to the Wake Up To Kona Sponsors
Aurifil
Robert Kaufman
Amanda Murphy, Author of Color Essentials

Nothing goes together better than Aurifil and Kona Solids!
Look at those beautiful colors!

I have…

Thaw Out

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My mother moved her car today! She couldn't move it before because the ice had frozen around the tires! The whole driveway was iced like that. I danced across it three times a day to give my hens water (behind the garage is our hen house)! It was so cold the brooding lamp could not keep the water unfrozen. I am proud of my laying hens they still laid their eggs each day. Finally, school is back in and a little time alone! Are you happy life is getting back to normal? I know I am! It seems half the world was snowed or iced in this last storm.

Update - now we have slippery slimy mud! Be careful as the ground is thawing. I fell today by the hen house and was covered in mud & chicken poop, just a few bruises (mud is softer than ice, thank goodness)! My wounded pride! A bucket of feed in one hand and a water pitcher in the other, both went flying as I ended up flat on my back. My coat smelled so yucky. I sound like a sissy.


Look at these beautiful colors in these fat qu…

Black Tie Boogie

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Welcome Everyone!

Hi, my name is Lisa and this is were I write about living in the boonies, sewing, crafting, animals, and raising kids. I love blog hops and participate in at least one a month plus I have two sponsored giveaways each month.

If you are new, a follower, part of this hop, or part of theGiving Thanks Blog Hopthank you for stopping by to look around! I would like to invite new readers to follow so you always know what's happening at "In The Boon Docks"!

This is Madam Samm's @ Sew We Quiltlast blog hop of the year! But I am already signed up for the first one in the 2014. It really has been a great year making all kinds of creations for the blog hops! Thank you Madam Samm for being such a great coach! I would also like to thank
Vickie @ More Star's in Comanche
for being our head cheerleader for this hop!

Turkey's Anyone

Every year we eat Thanksgiving Dinner at Mammaw & Pappaw's house and each year we are digging through drawers for enough po…

Selfish Sewing Week Day 2 & 3

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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

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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…

A Lovely Year of Finishes - September Goal

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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,
Lisa

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

Don't forget to enter this Giveaway

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On the home front Spent my day rolling coins with David to buy his big birthday present! He got up this morning and told me he would count out his big penny jar so he could buy the new Disney XBox game that will be released next week. After rolling $30 in pennies everyone in the house started donating their silver coins which grew our pot to $103 rolled coins. That was a lot of change to take to GameStop to prepay for this expensive game. I called the store and ask them if we showed up with all this change my little man had counted and help roll would they take it. I didn't want him turned away at the counter. They said yes they would do it and treated him great as my husband plunked the backpack on the counter. David felt very grown up as he made his order. Thank you Ed at GameStop! We will try to have patience until it arrives.

I just love his new glasses! He is excited to wear them to school next week. T…