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Quilters Candy Unwrapped and A New Years Giveaway

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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 Shopfor 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 RoomShared 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 quiltsmade 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" finishe…

Merry Christmas and a winner

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Stitch on Prints - December Aurifil Giveaway Winner

Congratulations
# 105



taurigalDecember 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 #4…

Teachers Gift

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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 theStitch on Prints Aurifil Giveawayif you haven't yet!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,
Lisa

Giveaway Day New Winner

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Giveaway Day Mr. Random.org has picked a new number!

Congratulations!
#184

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,
Lisa

Fruitcake Friend

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Thearica @ Pig Tales and Quiltsmakes 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 s…

Stitch on Prints - December Aurifil Giveaway

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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 byJan Shade BeachforHenry 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 a…

Le Challenge

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Le Challenge #8 Precious

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 st…

Giveaway Day Winner

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Update:

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!

#326


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,
Lisa

Scott Hansen and 12 Days of Color

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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
Lisa

Giveaway Day 2013

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Giveaway Day Mr. Random.org has picked a new number!

Congratulations!
#184

Nikita @Monkey and I


I have emailed the new winner!Update:

Congratulations to the Giveaway Day Winner!


#326


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…

HeatnBond Winner

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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,
Lisa

Pot Holders and Practice FMQ

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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 madeherefor 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…

Giveaways and Blog Hops

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I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote theHeatnBond 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
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Dec. 2 - 14 over on the Therm-o-Web blog
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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!
Lisa

HeatnBond Giveaway

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Update:

I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote theHeatnBond 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&…