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Traveling Stash Pass It On Giveaway

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The Pass It on Traveling Stash Box is jam packed with fabric, patterns, and notions! The best part is opening the box and finding so much stuff with the feeling you could remove everything and repack it with any thing you want for the next person. Only problem with that is it could be quite "costly", a whole lot of things fit into this box. So, my cousin and I careful looked at each item, which was fun. Their family came for Thanksgiving and deer season. Which means our husbands and kids where all out hunting when this box arrived the day after Thanksgiving. This was in the box! Yippee! I really love this stash box concept! I fell hard for these things! And this pattern - not the kid's mess on the table! I am adding these patterns and notions to the box! I pulled these fabrics from my stash to replace the stash I wanted to take out.

Urban Farm - Short Stack by Keri Beyer, In the Beginning Fabrics; 9 quarter yard cuts (2 1/4 yards), Pink Polka Dots - 1 yard, (2) 5&quo…

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

Patchwork Fabric Basket

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A good friend sent me a pattern so I could make a fabric basket. Fast forward a couple months and I have finally made my first one. I say that because I plan to make some more! I am in love with this pattern! It is well written, great photos, and super easy to follow. It makes a perfect Christmas present for a few of my friends.
Here is the front! and the back! I used this fabric I won at Patti's blog PS I want to quilt too!. Amy Butler's Gypsy Caravan 6" pack and it is really beautiful fabric! Feels so soft, all the Rowan fabric I have does! Pattern for the Patchwork Fabric Basket by Ayumi Takahashi. Just click on the word "pattern" and download it. I think it is the best. I found it at Sew Natural. Thank you for the link! Please stop by tomorrow for the "Traveling Stash Giveaway"! Happy Sunday! Lisa

Quilting Gallery Birthday Blog Hop

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December 10 - 15, 2012, In The Boon Docks will join others in the celebration of the Quilting Galleries 5th Birthday. Giveaways will be available during the Blog Hop so be sure to stop in and hop around. This hop will be open to US and International participants. That means everyone!

If you have a blog and would like to be in the blog hop sign ups are HERE


We will be having a GIVEAWAY for the Traveling Stash on Monday which will be open to all Participants within the United States.

Have a great weekend and I see you here on Monday! Lisa

Traveling Stash is coming!

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Please continue to sign up for the Book Giveaway


The traveling stash is on it's way to "In the boon docks"! Yippee!

Book Giveaway UPDATE

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UPDATE: The winner of the book giveaway is # 7. Congratulations Carla you win! I will send you an email and mail it right out to you!

Carla November 15, 2012 9:40 PM
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Thank you all for entering and come back for the "Traveling Stash Giveaway". It should be here any day now! Unfortunately, the "Traveling Stash Giveaway" is just for participants in the United States.

Happy Thanksgiving to US citizens here and abroad!.

Everyone near and far, I hope you have a great weekend! XX Lisa

Here in the boondocks I get a lot time to read when Mr. D (7) & Mr. R (45) are both in school. I purchased (2) copies of this book, one for me and one for the WINNER of this giveaway. I'll wet your appetite with some project pages! It has interesting quilt blocks and fun projects. I bought it to see about making t-shirt blocks. My youngest daughter must have a hundred shirts she has saved. Since moving into her own home, she wants me to make a qu…

Ghastlies have arrived

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Vicki @ Quilting Lodge had a giveaway of 2 yards of "A Ghastlie Night" The Alexander Henry Fabric Collection. I won yippee! She also put in a yard of this other "Ghastlie" fabric, which is beautiful! Best part my momma loves it. She can be a bit hard to please when it comes to fabric (does not sew) she thinks most of it is boring. Not the Ghastlies! laughing she ask me what I was making for her. Thank you Vicki you gave me an awesome prize.

I Love This Line! It is just fun! Speaking of Vicki, she just won "Best Appliqué Quilt Category" from Blogger's Quilt Festival @ Amy's Creative Side. So when I tell you she is really talented check out her blog "Quilting Lodge". When I emailed her the other day she told me she is working on a new pattern that will be coming out soon. I am sure it will be a winner. Anyone besides me love this "knitting group"! My husband's favorite cousins two children and their spouses had babies t…

Tips about making pattern templates

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Patti @ P. S. I Want To Quilt Too!!! is having a super Giveaway! So follow the link and sign up!I am using the template pieces from Anna Maria Horner's pattern feather bed quilt which is available as a free .pdf at her website. I have loved this quilt since I saw it! But I scared myself into believing I had to be an advanced quilter before I attempted to make a feather. Not anymore, thanks to Scrappy? Sew bee it! Flickr group! It is really getting me to try new sewing projects. A lot of patterns today come with templates that are digital. The pieces must be printed and put together to be used for the pattern.

I use the following to make templates:

Scissors that will cut cardboard - mine are cheap kitchen scissors
Glue stick
Paper template pieces
Cardboard - clean boxes work really well

First cut out the paper template pieces (sometimes you may have 3 or 4) that you need to attach together to make into one piece. When making templates try to find a cardboard piece big enough to f…

Not Sew Lazy

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FinishedAnna Maria Horner feathers for Lucy @ Charm About You with my signature block for
Scrappy? Sew Bee It! I love this Flickr Bee! A block for me! Works In ProgressBinding for the Halloween Quilt Fabric cut out for baby bibs or burp cloths for two new babies. Which do you think I should make? I was going to link up with Works in Progress at Freshly Pieced but I having difficulty with my cut and paste! Argh! That is how the cookie crumbles some days.

Let me know baby bibs or burp cloths? XX Lisa

In The Mail

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I just love walking to the mailbox! Just to see if there is something besides BILLS in it. Today I got three packages and I am so excited! Two of those goodies are winnings from giveaways I entered last month! It is uplifting to win things!The Winnings

First package is hand dyed fabric from Cynthia, a talented designer and awesome artist! She designed the fabric I used in my infinity scarf is Kona Modern Quilts, Merlot Color-story, and blogs at Cynthia Frenette. Pretty fabric that I will use in something special. Cynthia has a great blog and very nice giveaways, check her out! Thank you Cynthia, the fabric is beautiful and I love the little extra, so nice of you to have this giveaway! Cynthia is so sweet she threw in some rick rack and a little heart! It is always fun to find something extra in a package! My second package was from Joanna at Shape Moth, Unique Textile Art. Another very talented woman, her giveaway was through the Fat Quarter Shop, 10 fat quarters of Lemon Cosmo…

Pin It! Sew It! I Did It October

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Alyssa at Pile O' Fabric Pile O' Fabric October Pin It, Sew it! Link Up is the woman behind "Pin It, Sew It".

I said this Here "You pick things you would like to make and do it! I think it is great! I will be happy if I can make one thing in October to pin in my "Pin It, Sew It, I Did It"! Proud to say I completed my goal for this month and linking up with Pile O' Fabric! The fabric I used is Kona Modern Quilts, Merlot Colorstory, by Cynthia Frenette that I bought from Craftsy! They have great deals on fabric and yarn everyday! Sign up for the deals to be sent to your inbox daily on CRAFTSY. After blogging about the completion of this scarf I got to know a little bit more about Cynthia. Check out her blog, Etsy shop, and her Spoonflower Fabric! Some really great stuff at all three. She is very personable and sweet! She even left me a comment on my scarf. Which was exciting for me I admit! Not bragging just sharing, first time that happened t…

Out of Power

All is well in West Virginia, but I live in the Boon Docks. So, of course I have no power!! I hope you are all ok. Power is out until Sunday but Mr. Hubby as always has us hooked up but no internet or phones. May god watch over you all and keep you safe. I will be back next week! Lisa