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Pretty Things and Pray Request

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Pray Request

My youngest daughter, Kristin, (22), has been admitted into the hospital for the second time this week. Something is wrong with her pancreas. After the first admitting we went and picked up "Zoey" while she waited to see a GI specialist. Last night she was admitted again in incredible pain. I decided to share this with all of you to ask for your prayers for Kristin, Michael, and of course little Zoey. If you don't hear from me it is because I cannot right know worry about deadlines, sewing, or my own fun. I hope you all understand! Thank you for your help!To signup for the open GIVEAWAYHexie Queen Blog Hop hereDakota Sews
My angel from Fabric Basket Swap swap is very talented so I decided to check her blog and follow her. Oh my does she have cute creations and talent. As anyone who has ever tried to start a blog getting those first 20 followers is the hardest. It is also when us as follower really miss out if they decide to give up writing because no o…

The Covert Robin

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I have signed up for:
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 …

Modern Scrappy Bits Swap

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This is why I love participating in Flickr Swap Groups. I received a package in the mail the other day from the secret partner who got my name this round. There are thousands of swap groups going on at the Flickr site always needing people to join. Modern Scrappy Bits is in round 2 and I am hoping there will be a round 3! Danielle was responsible for sending me one fat quarter of scraps and a handmade item of her choice and she made me this beautiful mini quilt. So happy with her handmade, she is very talented. Thank you so much Danielle! This is the backing fabric! Sorry, don't know the name of it but it is really pretty! Modern scraps - oh how I love all these little pieces! Danielle sent me a wide range of scraps and definitely more than a fat quarter! Yippee fun! I like this so much because some I may not have ever boughten for myself but once I see them, I love them. On the other side, I might have it on my list of wanting at end of season, when they go on sale, and …

Fabric Basket

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Traveling Stash Update

Have you heard about the Traveling Stash? I have a box I will be sending on to some lucky winner! If you are interested please click HERE and leave a comment. U.S. only due to mailing costs!Fabric Basket

I got all my scraps together and made this little basket! I modified the pattern I used for the Patchwork Fabric Basket (that I blogged about here) by using 3 1/2 inch squares, (3) on each side (instead of the patchwork). I hope my partner in Modern Scrappy Bits Swap! Round 2 likes it as much as I do! I made this basket with scraps and have no idea who designed the fabric but I love it! I hope you decide to try something new this week! I would love to see it! Leave me a comment and I'll stop in and have a look! Thank you for stopping at "In The Boon Docks", Lisa!It is Tuesday so I am linking up with Connie @ Freemotion by the River. Thanks Lisa

Thank you!

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Dots on Dots Blog Hop Giveaway the winner is SUZE. She has been contacted by email. Random Org picked 168. I personally went through and counted, if you had more than 2 comments (some of you did) I only counted the the first two. I removed my comments of course and Suze was #168. Thank you all for playing.

The population of of followers has grown so much that I find it thrilling. Thank you all for reading In the Boon Docks Blog. I was so happy when I just knew that one person was reading and might find it entertaining. Happy Dance! Thanks again! Internet Pickles I won these pickles months ago from Thearica @ Pig Tales and Quilts. They just got ready to mail, it worked perfect. The pickles are crisp, crunchy, and delicious sweet pickles. Unfortunately, they are almost gone because everyone in the house is eating them up. Thank you Thearica Pincushions and Batiks Squares I won these from the wonderful Rachel @ The Life of Riley Thank you so much Rachel, I love pincushions. Mode…

Today

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Modern Scrappy Bits Swap on Flickr

I have gathered all my bits and pieces for my secret partner! I just need to make a needle book. I have really had fun with this swap. You should try one! Take a look Modern Scrappy Bits Swap The top scraps are in the bag below with some vintage 70's scraps I know she will like! Needle Case Scraps!

I am going to use these scraps to make my secret partner a needle case. Can anyone tell me the purpose of one? The August Break 2012

This little caterpillar fell from the sky and hit me in the head on Saturday! It really startled me! The kids at the birthday party (7 years old boys) thought it was hilarious. So, here he is in all his glory. My best buddy turned 7! It is hard to believe time flys so fast! Thanks for stopping by the boon docks! I really enjoy your friendship and comments.

Please say a prayer for my blogging friend Amy and her ever swelling belly with twins! She blogs here Stitchery Dickory Dock and I am sure you have heard of Amy bef…

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…