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Life Happens and some Giveaways! Sign up now

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My husband and I are at Clark Medical Center in KY waiting for our youngest daughters transfer to the University of Kentucky Hospital to maybe have surgery. So, if you don 't hear back from me if you leave a comment please know I am reading them but cannot respond.

Please keep my daughter in your prayers for me and for a fast transfer. The nurses say it can happen in ten minutes or 3 days, depending how backed up the hospital is right now. The wonderful waiting game.

Thank you all and have fun at the festival! Don't forget the Giveaway, and our friends at Modern Yardage are having a giveaway of Facebook for the Autumn Breeze fabric I used in cool breezeModern Yardage FacebookOpen until Friday at 5 pm! Thank you for stopping by please come again!
Create and be unique,
Lisa

Win a Baby Lock Melody Sewing Machine

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Baby Lock Melody Sewing Machine To enter the giveaway at Amy's Creative Side Blogger's Quilt FestivalI need to tell the world why I need a new "Melody Baby Lock" sewing machine.

Well my current sewing machine, Martha, is second hand and has been used to death. Who wouldn't want a new state of the art sewing machine.

Mine is 10 years old and they don't make it any longer. So once it breaks, parts will be impossible or very expensive to repair.

I go on a hope and a prayer each time I turn it on.

I can give you (8) great reasons I need a Melody Baby Lock! I promise If I win I'll name her "Amy"!


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Bloggers Quilt Festival 2013

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The Blogger's Quilt Festival is at Amy's Creative Side She hosts it twice a year to coincide with the Spring and Fall Quilt Markets. It is a great chance to see some amazing quilts all in one place and if you enter, there are lots of prizes and giveaways! Blogger Quilt FestivalCool Breeze

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! I appreciate you stopping by to have a look at my latest quilt! I really love hexagon quilts and this was my way to make one with the10" Half Hexagon Template. Amy always says to enter your favorite quilt and "Cool Breeze" is my favorite throw quilt.
I hope you like it too!
Please have a look around and come back often!
Quilt Stats

Cool Breeze
57.5" x 67"


Piece by: Elizabeth Johnson (Me)
Quilted by: Elizabeth Johnson (Me)
Binded by: Elizabeth Johnson (Me)
Category: Throw Quilt

Fabrics
Hexagon Blocks - Poetry In Motion, Autumn Breeze Colorway, Karen Harris, Modern Yardage
Background - Ash, Kona Solid, Robert Kaufman Backing: Sage…

Modern Yardage

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Modern Yardage is an online company offering quality, affordable fabrics that are unique (digital printing) and designer quality. Modern Yardage uses environmentally friendly inks. All their fabric is printed in the USA. Customers choose design, size and scale of the fabric and it is printed upon purchase. Giving the consumer the ability to mix and match scales, choose colors and come up with something truly bold and beautiful on their own! Most impressive Modern Yardage was voted by Martha Stewart, American Made, a 2013 Technology Finalist. Winning the Technology category!

I approached April Cobb in August about making a quilt from the Modern Yardage fabric. We discussed several options and decided on a quilt made from designer Karen Harris' fabrics. She said she had never seen a quilt made with Karen's fabrics and agreed to let me choose fabrics to include in the quilt. I was very impressed with the owner of Modern Yardage and the internet site. First you choose th…

What is up in the boon docks

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Hello welcome to In The Boon Docks
Things have been a little busy around here and I still cannot talk about it for a few more days. I have created something can you guess? Craftsy has a new class I signed up for late last night.Camille Roskelley - Playful Piecing Techniques! You get 4 downloadable patterns! I like Craftsy courses because I can watch a little, do a project in the course, and then come back weeks later and step back in where I left off. I love Camille's Swoon pattern and her book Simply Retro. I will share what I learn. If anyone signs up let me know and we can have a little show!Sew We Quilt tBlog Hops

In November, I am participating in both of these hops and I have some great giveaways coming your way! I hope you will join me for a little fun! The big Halloween dance is Friday night! My husband and I always like to go to what the kids come up with each year and see the latest dance moves! Our guy is ready to dance all night to bad it ends at 8:00 pm. May the f…

Destash Sale For a Friend take a look!

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Debra Lee @ Needle dis destashing some great stuff at responsible prices!

Shipping on all items to be determined by zip code and will be shipped on by UPS. Janome Magnolia 7325. This item is new in box so she is selling it for $450.00 or best offer.
Brother Lock 1034D Serger $175.00 or best offer! Slice Fabrique System and Many Cards and Accessories. This was used very little. Selling for $400.00 which is a great steal. It comes with the following a lot of extra items: check Debra's blog for the list of slice accessories
Singer Confidence Quilter for $250.00 of best offerIf you are interested in any on these items please make the jump to Debra's blog @ Needle D and leave her an email. I have checked around on her pricing and the items are fairly priced.


I have a "Go" coming next week that she had listed and I am EXCITED! So if you are in the market please consider helping Debra, she can no longer sew due to health issues.

Until next time,
Create and be unique,
Lisa

Scissors Giveaway

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Giveaway Alert


Hello Everyone,

I am posting about scissors at my house to try and win a pair of Gingher scissors because they are one of the best sewing scissors on earth and usually very expensive but Thearica is having a giveaway sponsored by Ken's Sewing Center! I have to admit I would love to win! But what is a giveaway without others entering and I get an extra chance just for sharing with my friends! Please go and enter the giveaway, you will be very happy if you win!

Thearica @ Pig Tales and Quilts. You know her, she does blog hops with Madam Samm's and is a Head Cheerleader! She makes beautiful creations and also has an online store. We have two pairs of scissors in the silverware drawer! One pair for the young man in our home and a pair to cut bags and paper! What a messy drawer! I have 2 pairs of scissors for sewing! The little ones I just bought for snipping threads. The others are old and my husband tries to keep them sharp to cut fabric. They are not to grea…

Vote for Madam Samm Please Read

Hello all you lovely people!

My blogging friend Madam Samm ofSew We Quiltis in the second round for the Craftsy Awards for Best Photography in Quilting! Please go vote! She runs most of the blog hops I participate in and you win giveaways from!Vote for Best Photography in QuiltingSo if you would scroll up on the link and vote for Sew We Quilt!

Thank you!
Until next time,
Create and be unique,
Lisa

Stitch on Prints for October Winner

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Stitch on Prints for October
Congratulations #9

Quilting Tangent said...
I watched the video.

October 7, 2013 at 10:16 AM
I have a visitor again slowing me down a bit! But she is wonderful fun! Thank you all for your understanding. My daughter is ill again so we all do what we must to help her get better! I hope you stop by at the end of the week! I hope to have a big finish!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,
Lisa

Blogger's Quilt Festival

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Get your quilts out and start looking now for your favorite! Pick out a great giveaway and get ready for traffic through your blog. Amy's Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival is one of the best way for new and old bloggers to get noticed for their talents. Every quilt blogger should enter a quilt. Even a small quilt counts!

Yes, the competition is tough and you are going up against seasoned designers but it is a way to learn, plus there is no judging and anyone with a blog can join in.

Get your best set of photographs and take another set to compare then pick the best. Figure out which category you can enter your quilt into for the best chance at maybe winning a prize. Exposure!

Write a practice post and read it several times! Make sure to get your facts straight on fabric, thread, techniques and size. Write a short biography about yourself. It is a wonderful way of picking up new followers and friends. I hope to see everyone of you enter some kind of quilt!

Then get re…

Stitch On Prints October Giveaway

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Stitch on Prints

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks" monthly hand stitching projects and Aurifil giveaway. Each month, I show you my latest stitching projects and those of some others that entered the month before. You enter and try to win Aurifil 12 wt. thread, which is perfect for putting those extras on any sewing project! Fabric: The Grove Dusk, The Grove Decor, Birch Fabrics
Machine Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. White
Hand Stitching Thread: Aurifil 12 wt. #3910 (Lemon Ice variegated)
Hand Stitching: purse and strap
I just love this yellow!
As you can see in the photo above, I sewed on my lines before attaching the strap to the purse. This way the knots are not seen once attached! A single strand doubled and knotted.

To achieve the stitching around the top of the handbag go threw the hole in the bottom of the lining. Start in the corner and stitch, hiding the knots between the outside and inside fabrics. Then sew your lining closed. Giving you a more professional look to your han…

The Sew & Show Blog

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Today I am writing to you about Madam Samm's Blog @ Sew We Quilt. She has a new button that she wants to spread around blogland! For doing it she will enter you into a giveaway for $250 in vouchers for different stores. Not only that, she gives you different ways to earn up to 8 chances to win. To get the code for the button and find out more goHERE! The very first blog hop I participated with Madam Samm in was the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop, on July 6, 2012. I made one block and I was so proud of my accomplishment. Madam Samm has really gotten me to stretch my imagination over the last year and a half. My last entries, in the Pin It Blog Hop, were these items. Hilda Hen won most creative on our day! I was so happy, just for the title! Madam Samm thinks up all these great hops. Participate just once and you will be hooked. It is awesome to create and show with designers from around the world.

Thank you Madam Samm for encouraging me to be the best I can be! You are the best …