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FQS Coffee Koozie Giveaway

This Giveaway is now closed!

The Winners are:

Jeneta September 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM
I receive the FQS newsletter.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans August 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM
Oh yes it is confirmed - I am rubbish at technology. I couldn't get the volume right but got there in the end!!! An Echino bird would be lovely on a cup cozie!

Congratulation! I can't wait to see your Sew What? Selfie
Both winners have been contacted!

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"!
I am Lisa and super excited
to be a part of
Fat Quarter Shop'srelease of the
"Coffee Koozie" pattern and video!

I just love making projects with
mini charms and this pattern is super easy!

FQS Coffee Koozie Free Pattern

I love my Coffee but hate a hot cup!
Wrap it! I made two koozies
one for daily use out of Weeds by
Me & My Sister Designs
and one for Christmas time
out of 25th and Pine by
I got to use some of my favorite mini's and buttons!

The YouTube project is here for you to watch
How To Make a Coffee …

Happy Monday

Stop by tomorrow for a cup of coffee!
I just cannot function in the morning
without it! Big giveaway starting tomorrow!
Aurifil 12 wt. Thread giveaway ends August 26th at Midnight!
Tell your friends to come by and enter! I just love my T-shirt from theFat Quarter Shop!

Have you heard ofMassdrop? I am always looking for a way to save money. It is group buying of products to get reduced pricing. Right now you can get these three patterns by Elizabeth Hartman for $24.99 + free shipping! Which is quite a savings since most of them sell for $12 each! Four days are left to order with the group buy!

I got these Pearl Bracelets last month 15 FQ for $29.99 + free shipping! It is free to join! Check it out! Let's save together! Thank you for reading and create something unique today!

Sewing Service Alert 2

Sewing Alert #2

Somethings are just fun!
Go take the quiz and
find out what kind of quilt block are you!
Missouri Star Quilt Co. Cutting Table Blog

This is mine!
Flying Geese
If something's worth doing, it's worth doing right! You might seem shy at first, but once people get to know you they can't help but love you.

I hope this is true! I do love all of you!

Have you seen these yet?

They are Design Boards
Simple to make
and handy to have!

Cost maybe $3.00
and took an hour for me to make!

You can make your own
(You won't regret it)!

Lori Holt's Quilt Block Design Boards on YouTube with the FQS

Still working on Hand Quilting the Flowering Snowball!
I think the front is looking great but the back shows I still need more practice.

Come by Tuesday for another great Giveaway!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you for stopping by and
remember to create and be unique!
LisaDon't forget the giveaway if you haven't entered yet!

Aurifil Thread Giveaway

This …

Wanna Win some Aurifil Thread

The Aurifil Thread Giveaway ends on August 26, 2014 enterHERE

My work in progress or WIP
for this Wednesday (I know today is Tuesday)
is hand quilting this mini quilt!

I am hand quilting the Flowering Snowball Mini
with Aurifil 12 wt. Thread using
#2021 Natural White!

As you look at the colors in this quilt
you can see I could have used a variety of colors
if I wanted the quilting to be the main focus
but I didn't in this case.

By using the white you see the beautiful sheen
off the white but it blends with the white fabric.

Aurifil 12 wt. threads are an excellent way of
adding decorative stitches to projects
and hand quilting.

I love the look of how it makes
the quilting pattern stand out
without taking away from the
overall appearance of the quilt.

Thank you for stopping by to look around!
Create and be unique!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway to try some for yourself!

Aurifil 12 wt. Thread Giveaway

Linking with

Aurifil Thread Giveaway

Giveaway Closed
Aurifil thread Giveaway Winner


gpc august 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM
I was sorry to learn that she didn't feel welcome in her first quilting class. I know you would have made her feel included if you had been the first to meet her! :)

This is not why you won but it is one of the nicest things to be said about me!
Thank you for such a nice comment!

I forgot to post this but not to notify the winner and mail it!
Gail has her winnings of 4 Aurifil 12 wt. Threads!

Thank you all for your comments!

The other day was a highlight
in my blogging/sewing career.
When Alex featured this bag on all his sites!
It is very exciting when anything I make
is featured by
the man who makes that happen
Alex Veronelli!
Thank you Alex of Aurifil, you made my day!

Aurifil has always been great to me
and this blog and I appreciate it!

So as a thank you to them
for supporting thread giveaways
at "In The Boon Docks",
lets giveaway a few of
my favorite colors
for hand-sti…

County Fair

The Cabell County Fair
has come and gone!
But the Ribbons they left behind
continue to brighten my day!

I hope others quilters participate
in their local fair!
It is the best place to learn about Judges.
Some are kind and very helpful.
Then others are rude and downright mean.

But in reality they have no control over
anything just a Ribbon and sometimes cash prizes.
Our fair cash prizes are $2 for first place and $1 for second.
I have no plans to let a Judge decide my fate in the quilt world.

I love these canvas fabrics I found in a box at a quilt shop. Very bright Pink, Orange, an a yellowish green, sounds like it might not go together but I think it sewed together beautifully!

I used two Aurifil 12 wt. threads
to add "In The Boon Docks"

Anna Marie Hornerribbon
5/8" Gold Arrow Feathers.

I love Aurifil threads and their company
so when someone ask me what Aurifil
is I tell them "The best thread you can use for quilting
or sewing with the most brilliant

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…