Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fabriholics

melany@projectanthologies.com Project Anthologies Use closeout at checkout for an extra 40% off

These prices were for 1/2 yds!

1x Geocentric Trident in Ocean by Michelle Engel Bencsko for $5.20 each
1x Mystic Blanc Voile by Art Gallery for $5.60 each
1x Designer Houndstooth by Free Spirit in Gray for $3.20 each
1x Designer Houndstooth by Free Spirit in Dark Grey for $3.20 each
1x Modernology Contempo Blooms in Cool by Art Gallery for $4.00 each
1x Geocentric ZigZag in Grass by Michelle Engel Bencsko for $5.20 each
1x Lark Chinese Lanterns in Grass by Amy Butler for $4.00 each
1x Geocentric Tident in Daffodil by Michelle Engel Bencsko for $5.20 each
1x Loulouthi Hugs and Kisses in Wine by Anna Maria Horner for $5.25 each
1x Geocentric ZigZag in Coral by Michelle Engel Bencsko for $5.20 each
1x Designer Houndstooth by Free Spirit in Rocket Blue for $3.20 each
1x Designer Houndstooth by Free Spirit in Hyacinth for $3.20 each
1x Novella ZigZag in Aqua by Valori Wells for $4.00 each
1x Critter Club Pink Monkey by Robert Kaufman for $4.50 each


Discounts : $-24.38 USD
Subtotal : $36.57 USD

I just couldn't help myself!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Getting Organized

If you are here looking for Grow Your Blog Hop & Giveaway and you can find Quilters Candy Unwrapped & Giveaway. Please feel free to enter the giveaways and look around.

Last year I found I was not as organized as I wanted to be so this afternoon I got a binder and hunted the internet for free printables to make my blogging life easier and remind me what should be posted when divided up by weeks.

1. Printable Blog Calendar by Amy @ Living Locurto

2. Printable Blog Planner from Jolanthe @ Homeschool Creations
60 pages of everything most could think of and if you do advertising (which I don't) you will find printables to help with that too! I liked the "Link-ups to participate", "Ideas in my head"

But I have to admit I like this one Blog Planner @ Infarrantly Creative!

After finding it very hard to sew anything today with two children, We made cookies! I hope you find the links useful! Still haven't found one for tracking my giveaways if you do, let me know!

Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique,
Lisa

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes January finished

If you are here looking for Grow Your Blog Hop & Giveaway and you can find Quilters Candy Unwrapped & Giveaway. Please feel free to enter the giveaways and look around.

My January Goal was to make a quilt for the "Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop"!

Here is the finished resulting quilt!

I made various blocks for different BOM's

Thank you for stopping by and let's create, experiment, and be unique!
Lisa

I am linking to bittersweet designs - A Lovely Year of Finishes

Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog Hop and Giveaway


This Giveaway is now Over
GYB Winner

#69

Valerie Reynolds January 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM
Red all the way!!!

Congratulations the red pouch it is! I just sent her an email!

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"

Hi, I am Lisa, almost 50, a Christian, Wife, Daughter, Momma and Nana. Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" today. I live here with my family, three dogs, and six chickens. Our home, is on the side of a hill, in the middle of nowhere, and shared by four generations. It is always busy around here. Right now, we have snow, ice, just got our furnace fixed (yippee), no school for the 8 year old for the last week, with a one year old quest visiting. Kind of crazy but still a great time! Vicki said it was nice to show a photo of yourself (one in the top lefthand corner) but I would rather show you my Granddaughter's first birthday photo (much cuter than me) from last weekend. She really likes cake and so do I. I admit I am not very organized and I am a bad cook great reason I married an excellent one who will graduate with a degree in Culinary Arts this Spring.

Thank you, Vicki @ 2 Bags Full for creating and organizing this blog hop. It is a huge undertaking and it is so nice you did it so all of us can meet!

A blogger of two years, I love to sew every day. This blog is my door to the outside world. I talk about sewing, quilting, crafting of all kinds. I am a recycler of sorts, finding things I need to make projects at a much reduced cost. I have at least two sponsored posts monthly with giveaways that are opened to everyone who live anywhere.

I don't cook much but I do grow and can fruits and vegetables, bake, and make candy! Well to be honest I talk about everything and invite you to share. It is always more entertaining with interaction from others. I think I am done talking about myself. Nice to meet you and I hope you will come back again. Let's have a giveaway!

Giveaway

I need to make a pouch this weekend and decided I would make two. One for me and one for you, if your number is picked by Mr Random.org.

1. Leave a comment if you would rather have the pink pouch or a red pouch. (This is an equal opportunity blog and if you are male and win I will make you another more manly pouch, if you wish).

2. Since we are trying to grow blogs! If you are a follower you get an extra chance! Leave a second comment telling me what color hair you have!

If you are a no-reply blogger please leave your email - comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com

Pink Pouch Fabric

Red Pouch Fabric

This Giveaway will close on February 15, 2015, so everyone gets a chance to enter! Good Luck!

Thanks again for stopping by!
Create and be unique
Lisa

I must admit that after about 100 comments it gets very difficult to answer every comment! I love to read them and appreciate you making them. I am going to try to visit as many of the blogs as possible to meet you too!

If your interested in a Fabric Giveaway please check out January's Quilters Candy Unwrapped and you might win (2) Moda Candy Charm Packs!

This Giveaway is over!

Fabriholics Anonymous January Check In

Hello everyone, my name is Lisa and I am a Fabriholic! The other members and I are on a fast to buy no new fabric until July 2014 and use only the fabrics we have in our stash for the next 6 months. One month is almost over and I am here to share my results with you today at Fabriholics Anonymous!

I am happy to announce I bought no new fabric except my Moda Candy Club (club I was in before I joined) that is used for the
Quilters Candy Unwrapped and FQS Mini Charm Giveaway! We cannot buy fabric but you can win it!

I am finding it incredibly difficult though with all the sales and new fabric coming out so I have been pinning it all on Fabrics I Want , figure maybe when the fast is over I can try to find some of it on sale. Ha ha..

Pull these from my stash to work on some pouches this evening for a blog hop giveaway through Vicki @ 2 Bags Full that starts tomorrow!

It is amazing what you find in your stash when you start digging to make projects! So, my goal for next month is to use up just as much fabric! Good luck everyone! Having trouble uploading pics!

Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique,
Lisa

I am linking up with all my Fabriholics Anonymous Members with Rebecca @ Making Rebecca Lynne

Quilters Candy Unwrapped January

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"!

"Quilters Candy Unwrapped"!

For January, I have four Moda fabric lines spread out for you to see and maybe
WIN (2) mini charms for yourself.

I am a member of the Fat Quarter Shop
Moda Mini Charm Pack Club
I love how many projects you can use these 2.5" squares and the variety of fabric designs! Love it!

Surrounded by Love
Deb Strain
Moda

Honky Tonk
Eric & Julie Comstock
Moda

Floral Gatherings
Primitive Gatherings
Moda

Floral Gatherings Shirtings
Primitive Gatherings
Moda

My January project are these to blocks made with a mini charm pack of Seascape. This year I would like to make a rainbow quilt so I joined the
Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014 Kristy gives you the color for the month (January is Blue) and you make whatever blocks you want.

Featured Projects

Here are some of the question #2 entries into the Giveaway from last month! If you have a 2 1/2" project please share and receive an extra into this month giveaway! All these projects are just beautiful. There are links to each person's blog so you can maybe meet a new friend. Check them out after you enter the giveaway! Thank you ladies for sharing your great projects!

Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt - Bunnies and more

Susan @ Desertsky Quilting
This quilt is called " The Happy Weekender "

Amy @ Amy's Crafty Shenanigans

Marjorie @ Marjorie's Busy Corner

Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts

Jillian @ The Quilt Orchard

Sponsor Love
I would like to thank our sponsor Fat Quarter Shop
for sponsoring the giveaway. You can find everything you need for quilting and sewing at the FQS 24 hours a day!

Giveaway

1. Open to everyone (if you are no-reply leave an e-mail or you can't win). Leave a comment and tell me which Candy Charm Pack you like best! My favorite is Floral Gatherings! Love the colors in the line!


2. Leave a link to a project you made using 2.5" squares! If you do not have a link you cannot use 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! Like the current Followers you will always know when 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 (2) Moda Candy packs! This giveaway starts, Friday, January 24, 2014 and ends midnight on Thursday, January 30, 2014, the winner will be announced January 31, 2014!

Hurry and enter today!

Thank you for stopping by
Create and be Unique!
Lisa

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wake Up To Kona Winner

Wake Up To Kona Winner!

Congratulations to #4

Judy B
January 13, 2014 at 9:25 PM
Beautiful quilt and the colors are fantastic! I was about 8 when my GM let me use my hands to move the treadle on her machine, lol!
Such a nice comment, thank you Judy!


A lot of Grandmothers have taught people to sew! I plan to teach both my grandchildren to sew even if it is sewing on buttons and simple things. The internet - I am proud to see how many of you are self taught, self starters, future designers out there in blogland.

Judy, I hope you enjoy your winnings!

What a great Hop! So glad I got to participate! Very happy you all stopped by and left so many comments sharing a "wink" into your lives!
Thank you!
Create and be unique!
Lisa

Stitch on Prints January Winner

Stitch on Prints January Winner!

Congratulations to # 45

Debra Lee January 9, 2014 at 5:58 PM
Following on Bloglovin!

I wonder which Aurifil Designer will make the block for February?

The Aurifil Designer Team
Scott Hansen http://bluenickelstudios.com/
Camille Roskelley http://camilleroskelley.typepad.com/
Carrie Nelson http://lavieenrosie.typepad.com/
Emily Herrick http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/
Heidi Pridemore http://heidipridemore.blogspot.com/
Jane Davidson http://quiltjane.blogspot.com/
Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com
Pat Wys http://www.silverthimblequilt.com/blog/
Natalia Bonner http://www.pieceandquilt.com/
Michele Foster http://quiltinggallery.com/blog-posts/
Brigitte Heitland http://www.farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com/
Angela Yosten http://blog.angelayosten.com/
Amy Smart http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
Amy Gibson http://www.stitcherydickorydock.com/

Please stop by the February "Stitch on Prints" and we can check it out together!

Lets create and be unique,
Lisa

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday

Happy First Birthday Zoey!

I wonder if a couple really knows how much their lives will change when they bring a child into this world. There is no greater love than that of a baby. There are ups (first tooth) and downs (no sleep) during every child's first year which can be very hard sometimes on a young couple. But everyday you get to wake up to that beautiful child's smile. Thank you Kristin and Michael for bringing our precious Granddaughter into the world.

Thanksgiving

Christmas

Oh, how happy it makes us just to play with you! Zoey you bring great joy to all of us! This first year has been so delightful watching you grow!

Love your Nana, Paw Paw, Granny and David!

(This ones for the records folks)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sew Kitschy Paper Pieced BoM

I said earlier this month that 2014 is the year of Experiment and Paper Piecing has always confused and befuddled me the beautiful designs were never mine. To remedy this I decided to join Sew Kitschy Block of the Month
Kristy @ Quiet Play. You can buy all the patterns at once on Craftsy or go to her blog during the month of each pattern and get it free! Yes, I said free but it is not expensive if you just cannot wait! I think the patterns are so cute! She starts you out easy! It only took me two days and I learns quite a bit. She has a linky party that goes on all month and you can link up any time of the month.

Lessons Learned

1. A 10"square is not big enough for your background on your 10" block.
2. Don't use oval dots on you background fabric because it will be going in every direction all at once. Next month I will try little Polka Dots or a solid.
3. Directional fabric is o.k. to use on the oven mitt or pot holder, (not as a background fabric).
4. Try to remember you sew on the paper front and the fabric is on the back. ( I cannot tell you how many times I pinned the fabric on front, but I did not sew it down).


If you have ever want to try foundation paper piecing this is the perfect time to try! I hope to see some of you there. Believe me mine will be the worst! So no worries there!
Thank you for stopping by and seeing my current experiment!
This is a wonderful way to create and be unique!
Lisa

Please remember to sign up for the one giveaways!

Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop Giveaway

Stitch on Prints Experiment and Aurifil Giveaway

Monday, January 13, 2014

Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop Giveaway

Giveaway Closed!

Welcome! I am delighted to have you come to visit me, and see what I have made for "Wake Up To Kona"! This hop has filled me with inspiration, all the Artist have done such beautiful work and I thank all of you for visiting here "In The Boon Docks". My name is Lisa and I love participating in Madam Samm's blog hops and hope maybe you'll consider hopping along with us in 2014! Anyone is welcome!

Blog hops need to run like clockwork, and you must be very organized. The woman who makes all this happen, month after month, is
the lovely and talented
Madam Samm @
Sew We Quilt!

Our head cheerleader for this event is another talented artist and blogger Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt!

Thank you both for all you hard work in organizing Wake Up To Kona!


A Big Thank You to the Wake Up To Kona Sponsors
Aurifil
Robert Kaufman
Amanda Murphy, Author of Color Essentials

Nothing goes together better than Aurifil and Kona Solids!
Look at those beautiful colors!

I have taken dozens of pictures of this quilt and inside photography just doesn't do it justice! Here in West Virginia we have had nothing but gray, wet days since the frigid ice and snow we had about a week ago. Is it spring yet? It is what it is! I love the sunrise colors they do cheer me up! I hope you like it!


Quilt Stats
"No One Is Perfect But God"
Size: 59" x 52"
Main Fabrics: Robert Kaufman Solids Sunrise FQ Bundle
Background: Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Coal
Backing and Binding: Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Steel
Pieced and Quilted: Aurifil #2692 Black 50 wt.


Giveaway

(50) Go! Triangle - Isosceles - 5" x 6" in a variety of Sunrise colors and
(2) 4" x wof - Kona Coal! (Enough to make a tablerunner)
&
A chalkboard Coffee Mug and some chalk

How To Enter

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

1. So for a chance to win tell me - How old were you when you learned to sew and who taught you? Instead of a name you can say Grandma or if at a quilt shop like me, I was (41) in the WV Quilt Store,
or Michelle at WV Quilt taught me.

2. If you are a follower of "In The Boon Docks" you get an additional chance! Please leave a separate comment! Current and New followers are always welcome!

That makes (2) possible comments per person!
(You can edit a comment after you post it)!

This giveaway starts Tuesday, January 14th and ends January 21st at midnight and winner will be announced
January 22, 2014!


Please visit the other Artists for today
January 14, 2014

Sew Me Something Good
Sew Peace To Peace
Quilting Prolifically
Linda D. (shown on Just Let Me Quilt)
In The Boon Docks - You are Here
The Cosmic Quilter

Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway!
Come back soon and lets create and be unique,
Lisa

Psst! I have another giveaway open if you want to enter to win some Aurifil 12wt. thread just
Click Here!

Giveaway Closed!