Friday, December 27, 2013

Quilters Candy Unwrapped and A New Years Giveaway

Quilter Candy Unwrapped End of the Year Giveaway!

Hurry and enter to win (7) Moda Mini Charms!
Last In The Boon Docks Giveaway of the year!

I would like to thank our sponsor

Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring the giveaways over the last year. You can find everything you need for quilting and sewing at the FQS 24 hours a day!

Featured Projects

In November, we had great projects that I want to share with all!

Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room Shared this comment: " I made a hat using A walk in the woods by Aneela Hoey charm pack".
I have to admit it is a Dino might hat!
I see lots of fun with a little hat like this one!

Deb @ asimplelife quilts made this lovely snowball quilt for Project Linus

If you are looking for a worthy organization to quilt, crochet, or knit, for in 2014 this is it! Click on the link above if you are interested. Deb and her friends provide blankets for children in need! Thank you Deb!

Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts

The quilt was made using 2356 - 2" finished size squares and 9 - 8" finished squares in the center of the star blocks. All I can say is "WOW"!

Amy's Gift Bag is so pretty and then presents inside too! The wrapping is the keeper in this project! Follow the link over to flickr to get a peek at it!

Elita @ Busy Needle Quilting Submitted this beautiful quilt she made for a friend! It has more than (2,000) 2.5 squares! It is beautiful!


1. Open to everyone (if you are no-reply leave an e-mail or you can't win).
Take a look at the
Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Clubs and leave a comment saying which one you like! I like the FQS Moda Mini Charm Pack Club

2. Leave a link to a project you made using 2.5" squares! If you do not have a link you don't get this entry.

3. If you are a follower of this blog you get an additional chance! Please make a separate comment! New followers are always welcome and hoped for by me! Then you always know when then the next giveaway starts!

That makes (3) possible comments per person!
(You can edit a comment after you post it)!

The one winner will receive (7) Moda Candy packs! This giveaway starts, Friday, December 27, 2013 and ends midnight on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, the winner will be announced January 1, 2014!

Hurry and enter today!

Thank you for a wonderful year!
Create and be unique in 2014!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and a winner

Stitch on Prints - December Aurifil Giveaway Winner

# 105

taurigal December 17, 2013 at 7:25 AM
My favorite designer is Jinny Beyer. I have purchased many of her patterns and fabrics over the years. I am not familiar with many of the others on the list of designers you provided... Now is a good opportunity to get to know them as well! Thank you.

I will contact you tonight! 7 spools of Aurifil! Merry Christmas!

Spending all my free time the last couple weeks working on Christmas presents left little time for anything else. It was our Granddaughters first so I wanted to make her a little quilt. First I hand stitched the blocks on the panel (Stitch on Prints - December)

Then free motion quilting the quilt. I keep practicing but I am afraid I need lots more. I admire all you folks who have learned this skill. 2014 will be the year of the challenge in FMQ for me.

Holiday Frost
Jan Shade Beach
Henry Glass & Co., Inc.

Size: 24" x 48"
Hand stitching thread: Aurifil #4670 Silver Fox
Piecing: Aurifil #2024 White
FMQ: Top: Aurifil #2024 White & Bobbin: Aurifil #4241 V Dk Grey

Zoey approved!

(Photo borrowed from Sandy Deem Wright)

My little elf and I thank you for following in 2013! I appreciate you hanging in the boon docks during your free time. I hope to make 2014 as fun as the past year with lots of great giveaways!
Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays!
Be safe in your travels!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Teachers Gift

Are you racking your brains about everyone's gifts and maybe forgotten the person who spends almost as much time with your child as you do? Probably not because we are makers! But if you are looking for a quick and easy idea - tote bags are great! Teachers carry books all the time and can always use a bag with strong handles! I hope David's teacher likes it!

Please enter the Stitch on Prints Aurifil Giveaway if you haven't yet!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,

Giveaway Day New Winner

Giveaway Day Mr. has picked a new number!


Nikita @
Monkey and I

I have emailed the winner!

I hate it when someone looses when they have won!

I have not figured out the reason for no reply commenter or blogger. Leave a comment and no one can tell you if you win? Send me an email but I cannot respond? Makes no since to me. So, I am sorry Kim Stewart but I had no way to contact you except through my blog and you did not contact me by the deadline date. Please check your emails friends!

Congratulations to Nikita!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fruitcake Friend

Thearica @ Pig Tales and Quilts makes a tasty fruitcake!

My mother is 70 years old and came to live with us, 8 years ago, when we moved to our isolated home in West Virginia to help us raise David. I was so sick in those days I think a big part was to help care for me. One of the things I learned was she loved fruitcake and prior to living with us would hunt around in the city at Christmas time for just the right blend of all those delicious ingredients and buy just the right one to enjoy through the holidays. I make it my mission each year to get her one as a small gift to thank her for all she does for our family.

When Thearica was giving away fruitcake as a giveaway all I could think of was I had to win. Sadly, I did not but she is so sweet she sent me one anyways. Yesterday, when the mail-woman showed up with a box marked perishable marked on the outside my Mom was quite interested in what might be inside. I said "I don't know, why don't you open it"! When she pulled it out of the box my husband said "what is it"? My Mom got a big smile on her face and said "FRUITCAKE, all the way from North Carolina, can we eat it"? So we ate a good part of it and it is delicious! It made my Christmas to see my Momma smile and be so happy!

I owe you Thearica big time! Thank You from the bottom of my heart!

If you have not entered the giveaway for Stitch on Prints you can enter HERE

Merry Christmas!
Create and be unique,

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Stitch on Prints - December Aurifil Giveaway

Stitch On Prints

A showcase for hand stitched projects and an Aurifil giveaway. Each month, I show you my latest project and those of others that entered in prior months. I hope you will join us and submit one of your own projects. Aurifil 12 wt. thread is perfect for putting those extra touches on any sewing project! This giveaway is sponsored by Aurifil.

I found this panel Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass & Co., Inc., at a LQS. This is my granddaughter's first Christmas and I wanted to make her a quilt her size to mark the event!

This panel even had the marks on were to sew your stitches. The lines come out nice and evenly space.

I used Aurifil # 4670 Silver Fox a beautiful variegated Gray for all the hand stitching on this project!

Friends Projects

Tammy @ Tammy's Sew N Life Stitched up this label to include in the gift above for a friend who has helped her through recovery. Hand stitching on prints can include many different things and always personalizes any gift.

Linda Douglas did a delightful job on this beautiful wall hanging!

Did you know you can use 12 wt. Aurifil thread to cross stitch!


#4662 - Spotted (variegated Christmas green)
#4652 - Licorice Twist (variegated black/white/gray)

A pack of various weight Aurifil threads!

Aurifil produces the most colorful threads on earth!

How To Enter

Open to everyone (if you are no-reply leave your e-mail in the comment or you can't win).

1. Go look at the
Aurifil Designers then come back and leave a comment on who is your favorite!
Mine is
Pat Sloan

2. If you have any hand stitching to share! Leave a separate comment with a link! I love looking and sharing your makes! If I didn't share it already you may leave a link to one you used in the past or a new one.

3. If you are a follower of this blog you get an additional chance! Please leave a separate comment! New followers are always welcome!

That makes (3) possible comments per person!
(You can edit a comment after you post it)!

The one lucky winner will receive the (7) spools of Aurifil thread from above!

This giveaway ends Sunday, December 22, 2013at midnight and winner will be announced
December 23, 2013!

Good Luck and Merry Christmas from In The Boon Docks!

This will be the last "Stitch on Prints" for 2013! I would like to thank Aurifil for sponsoring us this last year! All of you deserve a big thank you for following, submitting beautiful projects, and leaving all the wonderful comments over the last year!

Until 2014,
Create and be unique,

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Le Challenge

Le Challenge #8 Precious


My favorite boy has been feel a under the weather. I snapped this photo of him last night after thinking once again what I have made that I thought was precious. I think of my children and grandchildren as precious. Mainly because they are precious to me. Then as I looked at him sleeping on his zebra pillow, laying on the Christmas quilt, covered by my big bed quilt, with the blanket I crocheted on the plane to wait for his birth, this is why I create things! To wrap the people I love, in my love! These things I created are precious to him! I hope it make sense!

I think this blurry photo of my granddaughter, 10 months old, yelling Nana at me is precious! I keep this picture for that reason! Yes Mrs. Lucy
Charm About You I did take this photo so does the photo count as an entry? Ha ha! The hand on the right is Davids not the babys.
Inspiration has struck!

I am working on a first Christmas quilt for my noisy beauty and just finished the hand stitching on the panel. I will show you more on this quilt later and get some outside pictures! I think Zoey will think it is precious, she likes textures and color!

These two children inspire me to make or is it create?
If it becomes precious to them, I have done my job!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,

Friday, December 13, 2013

Giveaway Day Winner


Well today is Sunday and I still have not received a response from Kim Stewart if I don't hear from her by Monday, December 16, 2013, at midnight, I will choose a new winner!

Thank you everyone so much for stopping by and entering the giveaway. I am excited about all the new followers and great comments! Stay tuned for another giveaway to start before the weekend is over.

Congratulations to the Giveaway Day Winner!


Kim Stewart December 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM
I would love to meet Helen Keller. I have always been fascinated by her.

I will be emailing you shortly for your address! Not able to find a email address for you!

Kim Stewart you are a no reply commenter please contact me!

Until Next Time,
Create and be unique,

Scott Hansen and 12 Days of Color

The man, Scott Hansen @ Blue Nickel Studios who designs some of the greatest quilts is having a color event for the next twelve days and if you stop by everyday leave a comment on his blog about his color example blocks at the end you might win some great prizes. I read something about fabric and Aurifil giveaways. Yippee!

Just thought I would share the link again,
12 Days of Color, so you can pop on over, take a look, and leave a comment! Spread the word!

Thank you!
Create and be unique

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Giveaway Day 2013

Giveaway Day Mr. has picked a new number!


Nikita @
Monkey and I

I have emailed the new winner!


Congratulations to the Giveaway Day Winner!


Kim Stewart December 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM
I would love to meet Helen Keller. I have always been fascinated by her.

I will be emailing you shortly for your address! Not able to find a email address for you!

Kim Stewart you are a no reply commenter please contact me!

Welcome "To In The Boon Docks"

Hi! I am Lisa, a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, veteran, and an artist in training (always training). I live In a rural area of West Virginia, USA, with my husband, our 8 year old grandson and my Mother. Our home is protected by 3 dogs, 8 chickens, a squirrel, and miscellaneous deer (they live in the woods). We grow, can, freeze, both fruits and vegetables. I also make jams and jellies. I will admit I am a awful cook but my husband is a culinary student and an awesome cook!

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, the things I write about here will interest you and keep you entertained.
If so, please follow.

I want to thank Sew Mama Sew for coordinating Giveaway Day for the second time this year. When I first started sewing I was so encouraged by the site that I started "In The Boon Docks"! I enjoy making and giving things away. Each month, Aurifil sponsors Stitch On Prints (Hand stitching on printed fabrics to enhance the designs and giveaway Aurifil 12 wt. thread) and the Fat Quarter Shop sponsors Quilters Candy Unwrapped (See a whole line of fabric in one photo with a chance to win Moda Candy Charms) giveaways! (Just click on the link to learn more about either program)!

It makes me feel good to encourage people to take a few minutes for themselves to create something. It may only be one block but it is time to yourself. A spark of creativity! So little time these days for yourself when you work, go to school, be a wife and a mother! I am amazed at women who somehow fit all these into their lives on a daily basis. Take a break and sew a little! Sign up to follow on the lefthand side!

One Fat Eighth Bundle (16) of Perfect Pairing by Kim Diehl and the pattern "Biscuits and Jam"! This giveaway is sponsored by me. I won these a few months ago and decided it would make a perfect gift for this giveaway!
I hope you like it!


1. Open to everyone (if you are no-reply blogger leave an e-mail or you can't win). If you could meet one famous person (any person, alive or past) write their name in the comments and if not to personal, why?

I would like to spend an afternoon with Robin Williams, he has made me laugh since I was a kid and he was Mork!

2. If you are a follower of this blog you get an additional chance! Please make a separate comment for a second chance! New followers are always welcome and if you have a blog leave a link in your comment!

The one winner will receive:
One Fat Eighth Bundle (16) of Perfect Pairing by Kim Diehl and the pattern "Biscuit and Jam"!

I will ship internationally! This giveaway starts, Monday, December 9, 2013 and ends 8 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013, the winner will be announced December 15, 2013.

Happy Giveaway Day!
Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique,

During large blog hops such as this one it is nearly impossible to answer all the comments. I do read every one and appreciate them!
Thank you for understanding!

This giveaway is closed!

HeatnBond Winner

Congratulations to the HeatnBond Winner!

Debra Kay Neiman December 7, 2013 at 7:51 PM
I follow you on bloglovin. Love the projects. Merry Christmas.

Debra, thank you for following and I can't wait to see what you make!
I have already e-mailed the winner!

Thank you everyone for all the sweet comments!
Come by Monday for a BIG giveaway for Giveaway Day!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pot Holders and Practice FMQ

Feeling the Pressure?

Well this week has flown by and I am feeling a little stressed! It always seems to do that when I have so much to do and make. I have several projects going at once for Christmas. Scrambling around looking for decorations, finding the presents I stashed away months ago, and wrapping the ones I have found. Plus shopping for the ones I forgot. Ever do that knowing you will need presents for a few but the perfect gift never appeared so at the end you are looking for something they will like. I hate buying gifts that don't match the person, one reason I shop all year. Do you?

To add to all this confusion last week while cooking my husband asked me for a few new pot holders. He said the ones we have are just to small and thin. This was after he had used his mothers new ones that I made
here for the Black Tie Boogie! This fabric was in my stash for a few years! I know Jan Patek is the designer, some call it cheater fabric because you don't have to sew it to make it look beautiful! It already has a beautiful design, perfect for practicing Free Motion Quilting!

They look a little wonky but they will fill the bill!

To layer a pot holder:

(1) Top fabric
(1) layer of cotton batting
(1) Insul-Bright

(1) layer of cotton batting
(1) back fabric

Sew and your done!

I cut the back fabric 2" bigger than the front, then folded it over once, fold then onto the fabric and sewed it down with a zig zag stitch. I hate putting bind on pot holders and having to hand sew the back. So I don't!

Practice is the only way to achieve my goal, so practice I will do! Hopefully one day it will be beautiful but today I will settle for wonky pot holders!

Don't forget Monday is Giveaway Day hundreds of giveaways from all over the world

You still have another day to enter the HeatnBond Giveaway!

I found this on FB and really love it so I decided to share it!

Thank you for stopping by!
Until next time
Create and be unique!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Giveaways and Blog Hops

I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote the HeatnBond Giveaway, no end date! The Therm-o-Web giveaway will end December 8, 2013 at midnight!

If you haven't entered yet please stop by and do!

Hi, just checking in with everyone and letting you know about 2 blog Hops and blog giveaways, going on this week! Reminding you about the
12 Days of Giveaways
Dec. 2 - 14 over on the Therm-o-Web blog

The link for this blog hop is here for you! Jacquelynne Steves - The Art of Home, this takes you to the first day with the list of all the blogs!

henry glass & Co., Inc.. This link take you to day 1 and work yourself forward!

Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks!
Create and be unique this holiday season!

Monday, December 2, 2013

HeatnBond Giveaway


I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote the HeatnBond Giveaway, no end date! The Therm-o-Web giveaway will end December 8, 2013 at midnight!

A Bucket to the rescue!

Let's get sewing! Imagine what you want and make it!
You can do it!

We had a full house for Thanksgiving and Zoey as you can see got some blocks for Christmas. My cousin and his daughter have other obligations at Christmas so we celebrate early each year. The big plus is deer season coincides with Thanksgiving and he gets a little me time and fills their freezer at the same time. It has worked out fine until I was stepping on blocks at 2 a.m. I knew I needed a quick solution before I stumbled and fell.

After that first step, I knew Zoey needed a container, bag, or a bucket for those darn blocks. Something she could put them in and dump them out. Children at her age love repetition! This is also a great way to teach young children to pick up after themselves. I decided on a simple bucket but I didn't have a pattern but thats o.k. most of the time I don't seem to have a one, I just start sewing. These are the supplies that I used to make Zoey's bucket!

(1) piece of Home Decor fabric
(1) piece of cotton fabric

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece makes your bucket stand up!

Get yours supplies and create!

Therm-o-Web was kind enough to send me some Fusible Fleece to try out and one to giveaway to one of you!
(At the end of the tutorial on their blog you will find the first day of the

12 Days of Giveaways)! Yippee!

"In The Boon Docks" Giveaway

1. Go to Therm-o-Web Blog and like them on Facebook! Then come back and leave a comment!

2. If you are a follower, you get a second chance! Please leave a second comment!
New follower are always welcome!

I will ship internationally! No-reply bloggers leave an email address or you can't win!

Try something new today!

Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks"!
Create and be Unique!