Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oliso for Christmas what a deal

I have admired these irons for years but the cost was just not in my bank account. A lot of things are that way for the average family these days. That is one reason I really enjoy shopping with Massdrop

Massdrops description of the Oliso Iron

Pinky and the Brain
You need an iron hot enough for serious quilting needs, but smart enough to cool off when the time is right. If you can add some pink flair to match your playful style, all the better. Providing the speed you need without burning or scorching, the Oliso Pink TG1100 Smart Iron graces your home projects with a crisp finish and ironing board with an aesthetic flourish.

Note: This drop is limited to 100 units.

Here is how it works! I bought one and hope that enough others buy one so we all get the lowest price which is $106.99! Plus some money is donate to breast cancer by Oliso! If you have ever wanted this iron now is the time to buy!

If you have not joined Massdrop it is easy to join and look around.

I get nothing for telling you about Massdrop! There is a code I could try and find but I think the idea that as a group we can bargain for better prices is worth promoting.

Christmas morning this pink iron will be waiting for me under my tree how about yours?

Thank you for reading!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Where have i been

Quilt Market News

I am excited to say
that my Home Town Pouch,
Pattern by Yoko Saito is
going to be in her booth!
My pouch at Market so exciting!

So if you are going "pop" in the Lecien booth
and see pouches take a picture for me!
I have made one of my personal goals
and also did a lot of Experimenting (word of the year)!

Sponsor News

I was saddened to hear that Pink Chalk Fabrics is doing a storewide liquidation of everything but patterns! It is an ending of an era but the beginning of a new chapter in Kathy Mack's life. I know she will do well in whatever she focus' on because she is very smart and creatively talented. But I will miss her and her wonderful staff!

Thank you Pink Chalk Fabric for taking such good care of us at In the Boon Docks!
You have been an wonderful sponsor!

We will need to keep an eye out for new patterns and tutorials at
Pink Chalk Studio

So lets pay them back and help them liquidate.
This an epic sale and you don't want to miss it!
30% off everything but pdf patterns!

I just placed a second order for some printed patterns

This is what came in last week!

Alison Glass Sun Print Corsage
In multiple colors

Hex N More and Sidekick Rulers
These never go on sell anywhere!

Anyone ready to try these out with me?

Health News

I am not telling you about my health issues looking for
sympathy but to inform you of my absences.
I have truly been blessed by wonderful people
in my life and my belief is somewhere out there
someone has it so much worse than me.
Each time in my life I feel sorry for myself
God show me people who need my help more than I need pity!

Lots of you may or may not know I am disabled from an accident 14 years ago, my back, my neck, and my arms are effected by it! I am already chronically ill. Now, to add to my struggles I have Osteoarthritis in my left knee and get to carry a extra 20 lbs brace and started EUFLEXXA injections yesterday! I say this to you so you might understand my absence or gaps in my blogging. Not answering comment emails. I am going no where just adjusting to life! Thank you for understanding!

Thank you for reading and commenting!
It brings me joy to read them!
So please keep them coming!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Black & White Aurifil Winner

Congratulations to

john hutchens October 7, 2014 at 11:10 AM
I learned cutting fabric is her least favorite thing about quilting

The Winner of the Black and White, Back to Basics, with Thread!

I am excited to see what you make!

Until next month
Black and White,
Back to basic with thread!

If you have any thread tips for us please leave a comment!

Thank you all for entering!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thimble Pad Winners x3

Sometimes these two people take up all my time
but I hopped up this morning and realized
we had to pick (3) Thimble Pad winners!

ThimblePad Giveaway Winners

Madame Purl September 27, 2014 at 7:36 PM
Love, love, love those little thimbles. I'm a follower of Colonial Needle.

Cecilia September 28, 2014 at 1:52 PM
I follow via email.

Ella and Nesta October 5, 2014 at 2:43 PM
I'm an old Bloglovin' follower!

Thank you Colonial Needle
for providing this giveaway to In The Boon Docks!
Now, more quilters can experience your superior product!

Speaking of ThimblePad I have been using mine a lot lately
working on this pattern: Home Town Pouch by Yoko Saito

All spray basted
and ready to quilt with
Aurifil 12 wt. thread
#4666 a brown variegated thread!

Off to Kentucky to drop off
Miss Zoey

Have a wonderful week
Create and be unique!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Have you entered the Giveaways?


Hi, did you happen to enter the Giveaways?

Black and White Aurifil 50 wt Giveaway
ends on October 15, 2014!
Plus a coupon code for Aurifil 50 wt. threads from
Fat Quarter Shop!

Did you enter the
ThimblePad Giveaway
it ends tomorrow, October 13th, at Midnight!
I think you will love these little leather dots!

I spent my weekend building a house!
Yoko Saito style!
Never knew something so small
could take so much time!

Well, back to work!
I hope you have a great week
full of laughter and fun
Maybe some sewing too!

Create and be unique!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Need a favor NOW please read me

Rachael @ Imagine Gnats
has always encouraged everyone on everything from designing quilts, clothes, friendship, hair color, to blogging! There has never been a question I have asked that she did not answer. She is known throughout the blogging community for her expertise in designing, sewing and quilting.

She is currently in a competition that ends today 10/9/2014, and I would love it if you could go to
Project Run & Play and vote!

Please run, jump as fast as you can to Project Run & Play and vote NOW because time is running out!

Thank you all so very much!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FQS 2015 Snapshot Quilt Along

The Fat Quarter Shop
wants to introduce you to the
2015 Snapshots Quilt Along
which will benefit
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Quilt Along has 12 traditionally pieced picturesque
(novelty) blocks that capture and celebrate
moments of happiness in our lives.

The FQS will release the first block pattern
on January 15, 2015, when the
Snapshots Quilt Along officially starts.
On the15th of each month the next pattern
will be released for the rest of 2015.

All the FQS asks from the participants is
to donate to St. Jude every time
you download the patterns.

Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics
will match up to $10,000 from your donations
for a total of $20,000.

To read more about this quilt along, please visit FQS blog:
Meet The Fat Quarter Shops 2015 Quilt Along

My favorite block is this super cute camera!

The quilt features the Daysail Collection
by Bonnie & Camille. The fabric kit and backing set
are available for purchase at the

Fat Quarter Shop .

I think I will love this quilt along!
What do you think?
Let's do it together!
Create and be unique!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Black and White Aurifil Giveaway

Black and White
Back to basics
with thread

This is a hands-on giveaway!

1. If you win you have to sew something (anything) with the
Aurifil threads you are sent within 30 days and share it here!

2. Give your opinion if you like it or not!

That's it!

When I started sewing
I bought two colors of thread one white and one black!
All the other colors didn't come into my life until
I decided to stitch in the ditch on some potholders.
I still use more black and white thread than any other colors!
(white for everything light colored
and black for the darker colors)!

What color thread do you use the most?

I want to get Aurifil 50 wt. thread in the hands
of every person who sews and let them
see the results for themselves!

It is the best thread in the world!
One large spool will last a very longtime,
why because there is more thread on the spool!
Less lint and breakage!

They make great toys too!
(When your 20 months)
Aurifil 50 wt. is a multipurpose thread
My very helpful assistant enjoyed our photo shoot!

This is an Aurifil sponsored giveaway!
Please visit their site to find out
all the uses for Aurifil 50 wt. threads

Some common sense advice

- Keep the machine clean while stitching.

- Brush the lint away from the needle
every time you change the top thread.
(I use a small soft bristle paintbrush to do it)

- Clean out the bobbin area
every time you change the bobbin.
(It takes seconds to do)

- Lint is not only caused by thread but
by the fabrics and stabilizers.

- Read your machine manual,
under Machine Maintenance
on how to clean the
feed dog and bobbin case holder!
Then remove the lint and dirt.
I clean mine after each small project
and several times when piecing a quilt!

Do you want to get your hands
on (2) large spools of Aurifil 50 wt. thread ?

(#2021 & #2692)
Well here is your chance!

How To Enter Giveaway

Open to everyone
(if you are no-reply leave your e-mail in the comment or you can't win).
Note to Google+ users if your email is not in your profile no one can reach you - so leave an e-mail.

1. Read about the Aurifil Designer of the Month Jane Davidson, come back and leave a comment about something you learned about her!

2. Follow "In The Boon Docks"
New followers are always welcome or if you are a current follower leave a second comment!

3. What color thread do you use the most?

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

This giveaway starts today, Friday, October 3, 2014, and ends
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at midnight and winner will be announced
October 16, 2014!

Thank for you stopping by!
Let's create and be unique!

This giveaway is sponsored by Aurifil but all opinions are my own!

Want to buy now - Fat Quarter Shop is offering a 20% discount if you buy (2) large spools (#2021 & #2692) of Aurifil 50 wt. thread using code bwthread86 expires October 15, 2014.

ALYOF October Goal

Hi Everyone!
Well once again I feel like the year is zipping by
and leaving me behind in a big way!

I missed September's goal making altogether
because I simply forgot with everything going on at home.
Zoey's was here for two weeks
and her Daddy picked her up on Monday.
I miss her terribly!

I do have a lovely giveaway going on for

(Click ThimblePad above to enter)
I would love for all of you to enter!

Colonial Needle sent the packages for the giveaway -
I'll be picking (3) winners from the blog giveaway and

(2) winners from the Instagram giveaway @intheboondocks,
(5) chances for you to win!

October will be a month to get back to sewing!
(I know that was last month and I did do some).

My goal for October is to make this pouch!
I have other projects and giveaways
to do throughout the month so please check back!

Create and be unique!

Everyone else come by
and have a look around
at all the sewing goals we are setting at

Sew BitterSweet Designs