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Where have i been

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…

Have you entered the Giveaways?


Hi, did you happen to enter the Giveaways?

Black and White Aurifil 50 wt Giveaway
ends on October 15, 2014!
Plus a coupon code for Aurifil 50 wt. threads from
Fat Quarter Shop!

Did you enter the
ThimblePad Giveaway
it ends tomorrow, October 13th, at Midnight!
I think you will love these little leather dots!

I spent my weekend building a house!
Yoko Saito style!
Never knew something so small
could take so much time!

Well, back to work!
I hope you have a great week
full of laughter and fun
Maybe some sewing too!

Create and be unique!

See You In September and Giveaways

Welcome back blog hoppers!
I really have missed you!
That includes you Madam Samm, Sew We Quilt (Head Couch) and
Shari Living With Purpose (Head Cheerleader)!
So glad to be back and hopping around myself!
Thank you both for all the work
you both did putting this one all together!

Hello Everyone!
You are at "In The Boon Docks" and I am Lisa!
Come on in and have a look around
and see what I spent the last couple months doing!

See you in September!
(It is now time)
Day 1

3 projects

Project 1
Riley Blake Designs Gingham.

I started searching through my stash
and found the blue medium gingham
and this great matching blue with white polka dots!
I used small blue gingham on the inside for the lining!

Strawberries are really popular
on Instagram lately and the red made for great contrast!
I found these two strawberries on a scrap of fabric and ironed on
HeatnBond Lite by therm-o-web.
Cut them out, peeled the back off,
and ironed them on my front panel!

Then using Aurifil 50 wt. threads sewed…

ALYOF August Goal

A Lovely Year Of Finishes
August 2014

I have two goals this month instead of one but they are both small!

1. Design boards
2. Finding a gift to make my cousins wife that incorporates a strip of fabric.

Lori Holt's idea on Design Boards

I found aYouTubevideo by Lori Holt on theFat Quarter Shop youtube channel creating portable design boards. I was watching it and had one of those "why didn't I think of that moments"!

You see I have no room for a design wall but definitely have for stackable boards. So goal one for August 2014 is to make a few and try them out.

My second goal is to create a gift for a 45 year old woman that incorporates this strip of cat fabric! If you have any ideas I would love your imput. She doesn't sew but reads quilt often. I believe she owns a Nook. If you know of a tutorial you want to recommend leave me a link. I have thought maybe a pouch or eyeglasses case.

Thank you for you help and for reading


I will be linking up with Sew BitterSwe…

What's Up Thursday

I finished the red pouch for the winner of the Grow Your Blog, Val @ Val's Quilting Studio. I hope she likes it!She has a great blog and could use some new visitors! Maybe some of you could drop by and take a look. It was the Grow Your Blog Giveaway. As I have done before, I used Aurifil 12 wt. thread in my sewing machine to accent! Now I have this pink pouch I finished and have to find a use for it! Do you use pouches to keep your things in around the house or a ziplock bag? I have been going around looking for the ziplocks and replacing them with my pouches! Looks so much neater. Speaking of Aurifil threads I moved all mine into this great Nuts and Bolts holder from the hardware store to have it all together right by my sewing machine. Looking at the hardware store for storage options can be very rewarding. The craft stores have similar products at twice the cost. You would be amazed at what you can find. Finished my block for the Aurifil Designer of the MonthThis months …

Stitch on Prints and Aurifil Giveaway

Stitch On Prints

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks - Stitch on Prints"

A few of the things I use to create my projects


Recently, a reader asked me what was some of my favorite things to use to sew with and listen up: I love Aurifil threads in any weight! I sew with Aurifil thread because I truly believe it is the best thread to sew with it. Aurifil glides through fabric whether I am machine sewing or hand sewing!

Machine Sewing - It does not leave a bunch of thread dust (I don't know the technical term for the crap that gathers on your machine! Making you have to clean out your bobbin case after every project!). I do clean mine out often but that is another post! I use other 50 wt thread because honestly I do not own ever color Aurifil makes, which is a lot, and I pay for it myself. I won a sample pack on another blog and tested the 50 wt. on my sewing machine no breakage, and not a lot of thread dust. That means a lot to me because I hate both! I bought the 50 wt…

New bag and pouch

Sometimes you just want to make something for yourself!

After putting a new face on my bag! I wanted a pouch to hold my little things (money, checkbook, wallet, pen, Chapstick, and receipts! Then keep my crocheting project in the bottom of the big bag (2 balls of yarn, crochet hook, and the current scarf). The satchel is large enough to stuff my iPad in when needed! Everything, in one place ready to go.
Now, I just need to find somewhere to take it! I love all these fabrics together! The green zipper really makes the colors "pop"! All done! I hope it looks like an artists bag! Unique like me!

Fabrics: all pulled out of the big scrap bin!

What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks"

Until next time my friends, create and be unique! LisaOh, and please if you haven't entered the giveaway for the lovely turtle do so HEREends 6/20/2013 so enter quickI going to link up! What I learned? I matter too!

Dare To Dresden Winner

Welcome to all the new "followers", I am so happy you are here!Want to read a review of Fons and Porters "Build Your Best Log Cabin" E-book and download it free check out"laugh yourself into Stitches""Dare To Dresden" Blog Hop Winner!

107. Agnes B. Bullock January 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Have never sewn a zpper! Too scary!

(I will be emailing her for her address after this blog posts)

For all of you who like me have past up the fun of pouches because of "Zipper Phobia" I really like the "Dresden Pouch" and hope she enjoys it! Just made this pouch for my Mother-in-law (MIL) with an extra long strap!

I learned how to make a pouch and put a zipper in using these two resources Craft Buds "Easy Lined Zipper Pouch" and take the FREE Craftsy course right here called Kristin Link's Bag-Making Basics - Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch

Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" Please come by again soon!
Forever Sewi…

Dare to Dresden

Dare to Dresden Blog Hop

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", I am Lisa and I am forever creating something! You never know what you might find when you stop in here. Today is Day 3 of the Dare to Dresden blog hop sponsored by Madam Samm @ Sew We Quilt and Cheerleader Christine @ Quilt Monster In My ClosetThank you both for your excellent advice and giving us all a place to showcase our work!

I have lived off-line since January 10th due to the living in KY with my daughter and her fiancé waiting for the arrival of my granddaughter. I then stayed to help my daughter for the last week. I arrived home today around 6 pm. I had my sewing machine and a few thing but I didn't have my dresden ruler so my first attempt at making my own I went a little wrong. So I chopped off the triangle point and started again.

These cutting mats (3 in a pack) are cheap and great for making templates! You might want to pick up a pack next time you go to Walmart! See this is how they look when you …