Monday, June 30, 2014

Treasure Hunting

One Person Trash Can Be Another's Treasure!

I love to go to Flea Markets, garage/yard sales,
antique malls, and sometimes
just a stand on the side of the road.

The hunt for something
is just as much fun
as the find!

These are the items
I found this past weekend.


I really love this quilt!
The woman I bought it from
said it was a "Summer Quilt"!
It has no batting between
the front and the back!
I brought it home washed it up
and put it on my side of the bed!


It is all hand sewn!

Paid $25


I found this beautiful old
sewing box (it has a little damage
the side handles seem to break
on these boxes)
in the back corner of
a booth full of all kinds of things.
Nothing was marked or
organized.

For me that means either
they bargain or you get eBay prices!
You never know unless you ask!


(Also shown in the first photo)
When I did she started fumbling with her phone!
So, I made her a quick offer of $20
and she took it!
I got home and looked on eBay
and what do you know
they sell for around $150 - $200
made in the 1940's!
(happy dance)

Mccoy Pottery stand for large planter like
this Jardiniere Planter - Quilted Tufted Leaves
Problem is I don't have the planter!
So now I am on the lookout!

It is in perfect shape!

Sometimes it's a great deal
but you have no use for it!
Keep that in mind
when your on the hunt!

I think I brought in three treasures!
What about you?
Do you like to hunt for treasure?

Thanks for stopping by!
Lisa

Friday, June 27, 2014

Inspired By Scraps

Inspired By Scraps

Welcome to In the Boon Docks!
I thought up Inspired By Scraps,
recently when I was on
Instagram
browsing around trying to figure it out.
One thing people do on it is destash fabrics
(sell the leftover fabrics and scraps)!

I was excited to find and purchase
scraps from a man
I admire very much in the quilting world,
Scott Hansen of
Blue Nickel Studios!
The quilts behind quite a few famous people.
Follow him and see what I mean!
Back to scraps!

Each of the fabrics was in the bag -
what a great bag

I needed a pouch for my Wonder Clips Storage

Do you have some who you would love
to see what is in their scrap bag?

Now ever time I look
at that pouch I am reminded of the talented

Scott & Blue Nickel Studios

Would you be interest in swapping scraps
and sewing what you could create
with them after receiving them?

1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Get assign a partner
2. Send a plastic baggy of your finest
Life defining scraps to your partner!
3. Make something and link up at the end of the month!

I am willing to jump on the bandwagon
if you are!

Sound fun I think it will be!

Don't tell me
you have no scraps!

I hope you join me!

Create and be unique
Lisa

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Traveling Stash Box #3 on the move

Well folks box #3 is moving
(Drum roll)
from WV to IN!

Congratulations!
Lea Anne @
Podunk Pretties
was drawn a few minutes ago to get the box next!

I have another box to post about soon!
So don't give up yet my friends!

Thank you to those that entered!
Create and be unique!
Lisa

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sewing Service Alert

SEWING SERVICE ALERT

Do you have a problem
with dumping your bobbins out?


Scattered all over the floor?

Drop the box
of one of these?

The lid POPS off?

Then your left looking under
tables, chairs, through your sewing boxes?

Finding them a week later covered in dust!

That was my life! Ugh!
So frustrating!

Dritz
Has solved my problem!


Dritz Bobbin Box for Sewing

Use this Dritz Heavy Duty Bobbin box to organize
and easily find your sewing bobbins

Heavy duty clear plastic case;
Latching lid keeps items secure and in place
Box is made of sturdy, durable plastic;
Thread colors visible through box

I am so happy!
I hope you can find this product at your
local JoAnn's (coupon), Walmart,
or sewing center (no shipping)!
Online Retailers
JOANN fabric and craft stores (online $7.99)
Walmart (online $6.43)

If nothing else follow the link above
to Amazon and buy it for
$6.43

(This recommendation is completely my own)!
(Unsponsored Post)

Almost as happy as Zoey was when
she figured out how to
get out of a tied up
tunnel!


She was super excited!

Try walking around with
your boot on backwards!
She did it!

I love children!


She was super excited!
When she figured
out how to put on her
striped boots!


This Sewing Service Alert
was brought to you by
In The Boon Docks

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Perfect Picnic Giveaway Winner

A Perfect Picnic Giveaway Winner

Congratulations
to the Winner of the
$25 Gift Certificate to

Pink Chalk Fabrics
and a pack of UNO cards
from David & I!

Scrapatches June 6, 2014 at 7:23 AM
Of course, I am a follower. I love visiting in the boon docks. I also enjoy visiting Pink Chalk Fabrics and wishing I could buy out the shop. Lost of great goodies there! This time I went straight to one of my favorite corners of the shop and eyed the organic fabrics. I have been wanting some of the Mona Luna ones to sew for my new granddaughter. Thanks for the chance to win ... :) Pat

Have fun picking out your fabric Pat!

Thank you Kathy Mack! We had a great time!

I appreciate the generosity of a Sponsor like
Kathy Mack owner
of
Pink Chalk Fabrics
and blogger at Pink Chalk Studio


If you haven't signed up for the
Pink Chalk Studio newsletter
you are missing some great information
each week to find what great colors go
with what new fabric lines!
New Modern Fabrics
New Patterns
Plus great SALES
and sewing tips!

You can sign up
Here


Thank you for entering the Giveaway!
Stop by and take a look at

Traveling Stash Box 3 - USA
a lot of great fabric, patterns,
and notions are moving soon!
Just take a look for me!

Create and be unique!
Lisa

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Traveling Stash Box 3 - USA


Traveling Stash
Box #3 is moving June 26, 2014

Hurry and leave a comment
for a chance for a visit!

I love the traveling Stash boxes
and haven't won one since 2012.
Super excited to dig and replace from box #3
I received from the Traveling Stash Administer herself!
Tricia @ Ramblings of a Quilter
I posted about the boxes to ask what
readers might like to see
in the boxes here!

I am hoping I did a great job refilling this box
and everyone will want to try and win the drawing
to get some goodies for yourself and add
some great stuff for the next person too!

If you can't find $13 worth of goodies in this box
Let me know, maybe I forgot that special something!
(Comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com)

Tricia and I want to get the Traveling Stash on the road again!

You can read more about the boxes
and find out available ones
Traveling Stash Box
Check back often!

Patterns in Box 3

The Stash

The Notions

What I took out to Keep for Me

I know a great group of ladies who
make Clothing Protectors for Hospice
so I removed some fabric to give to them!


This is what was left to start on the new box!

What I added?


5" Charms
The Harpers Ferry is a full charm pack and
the Fresh is left from over from a quilt!


Miscellaneous 1/4 Yards
Hawthorne Threads Scrap Pack
Just opened it up and loaded the box!


A New Pattern from straight
Edyta of Laundry Basket Quilts
I won a box from her earlier this year!
I love this one but gotta give up goodies
to take out of the box!

2 Mini Charm Packs
Boo Crew (my favorite)
Little Black Dress2

Safety Pins (everyone always needs them)


Other Notions

I added (2) frames because I love to make frame purses!
(Lots of tutorials on the internet to help you make one)!
Wasabi Tape - just plain fun!
A Pink Tape Measure
A butterfly pin to stick in a pincushion
Chevron Ribbon!

Rules:

1. Be an active USA blogger. Post about receiving the box and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.

2. There's a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.

3. There's a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.

4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.

5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.

6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA.

After reading the rules, if you qualify, leave me a comment! That's it! Just one comment per person! I'll use Mr. Random to pick a winner. In (1) week, June 25, 2014! I'll draw and mail on June 26,2014!

Thank you for stopping by!
Lisa

Monday, June 16, 2014

Giveaway Alerts

Giveaway Alert

Lee over at May Chappell
is having a huge giveaway
for her Blog Anniversary.
So click on over and enter!
Happy Anniversary Lee!


Giveaway Reminder

Don't forget to enter the Giveaway for
$25 Gift Certificate to
Pink Chalk Fabrics
at In The Boon Docks (click here to enter)
and a pack of UNO cards!

Giveaway ends June 20, 2014


You may have noticed the blog looks different?

I was adding something in layout mode
and someone bounced on the bed
right at the moment I was clicking
a button and next thing I knew
everything was rearranged. Argh!
I tried to recover and no such luck!
Bare with me while I
try to get it back together!

Let me know if you are having
trouble getting things to load
I am trying a few new things!
(No big time web designer here, just me)

Thank you always and forever for coming back!
Create and be unique!
Lisa

Giveaway Reminder & Your opinion matters

Giveaway Reminder

Currently there is a giveaway taking entries for at In the boon docks $25 Gift Certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics and a pack of UNO cards!

Giveaway ends June 20, 2014


Your Opinion Matters

I recently won (2) different Traveling Stash Boxes

Boxes #2 & #3

There is so much good stuff in these box – patterns, notions, books, and fabric.

This is open to US mailing addresses only – sorry international guests. :-(
(International Postal Rates)

You must be willing to pay the $12 or so dollars to ship to the next person!

You must be willing to replace the equivalent value and/or type of product that you took out (Only Quilt Shop Quality Fabric)

Please realize the box is NOT A PRIZE. You don't get to keep the whole box of stuff. You take what you want from the box and then replace it with items of equal (or better) value. That means if you take 5 fat quarters you replace with the equivalent of 5 fat quarters. Or if you clean out the patterns and books, you put some new ones in there along with something else good. You get it, right? THEN, you make a post like this here one and you pick a winner and then you send the box to them.

Now for your opinion,

I want to know why your not excited to enter and win?

Is it the cost of replacing the fabrics!

Is it the cost to mail it to the next person?

Or you don't love checking out what's hiding inside?

Do you want to see more fabrics or less?

Books?

Threads?

Ideas for additional notions?

I want to know! These boxes have traveled for years and I want them to live on!
What would it need to have in it for you to want in it?
Please give me ideaš!

Please take a few minutes to leave a comment!
Thank you for your help!
Lisa

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Fathers Day Dad


My father taught me love is very important part of marriage!
He taught me your spouse should be your best friend!

He taught me unconditional love for your children
And parents was very important
To love yourself!

To find love you first had to love yourself!

He taught me many thing over the years
But the most important was that no matter what he loved me!
(I love you too)!

This is my Father with his wife Maria!
I could not have asked for a better step-mom.
She cares and loves my father very much.
He is a lucky man to have her!
Which is hard to find at any age.


Without you Dad
I would have never had these people in my life!
Thank you so very much! I love you!
I hope you have a great day!
Lisa

The Man of my dreams

Happy Anniversary, Happy Father's Day, and Happy Birthday

Today is our 17th Wedding Anniversary

I want to thank my husband for loving me through thick and thin,
sickness and in health,
being my friend and companion through it all.
Loving me even when I couldn't love myself,
when I was broken he helped me through it all.
You still makes my heart sing!

Thank you so much for your sweet, gentle heart and loving me Randy!
I love you for everything you have given me
Yourself!
I knew then I was a lucky woman to have you
and am still today!
You still rock my world!

Happy Fathers Day

You are the Best Father these children could have!
Through two daughters, a son/grandson,
and now a granddaughter, birthdays,
band, marching band, proms, high schools,
softball games, baseball, soccer,
basketball, and now Tae Kwon Do three times a week!

You have provided the children and grandchildren
with the best example of a father and pawpaw!

Thank you for all the hard work you give to raising children
And proving for us everyday!
We all love you!
Ashley, Kristin, David and Zoey

Happy Birthday!
Not as old as me but ever year you try to catch up!
We all wish you a happy birthday and many more!

Always waiting on a wife, a daughter, a son, or a granddaughter and he cooks too!

Graduated this year on the Deans List with a Culinary Arts Degree!

I am in love with my man, no matter how much we have changed,
we just got better looking over the years!

Love
Lisa

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Need a great Fathers Day Gift

Greg Cartwright makes the most beautiful pens!
You can have Dad's name etched on it!
So many to pick from at
Cartwright's Creations

At a very reasonable cost!
Each on has a story of its own!


So go take a look and get one for your Father!
He has fancy and plain ones available in his shop!

The kids need to buy a present -
Have one engraved with the kids names
So each time he uses it -
He thinks of his children!


I don't know how Rusty snuck himself onto the blog!

Don't forget Dad!

Lisa
(We has few made)
Don't tell it's a secret

Thanks for stopping by!

Pink Chalk Giveaway & Mail

Perfect Picnic Blog Hop Giveaway

Have you entered my
Pink Chalk Fabrics
Giveaway
Please take a minute and enter!
Then look around at the others in
Perfect Picnic Blog Hop from
Madam Samm @
Sew We Quilt

A Giveaway Day Prize Arrives

I love Giveaway Day @
Sew Mama Sew.
Participating is a blast you get
to see so many new blogs
and visit blogs you love! Find new followers and
enter giveaways yourself all in one place.
Sometime you even win!
I won twice and the first has just arrived a few days ago
all the way from the United Kingdom!
I entered mostly handmade item giveaways
(I like other's creations)
and I really felt like a winner when this little parcel from
Amy @
[Amy's] Crafty Shenanigans
showed up in the mailbox!

Amy is so creative!
I love everything she makes!
Even the packaging!
I am keeping the house too!
Details, it is all in the details!
(I need to learn something from this
because seeing it made me so happy)!


I set it on my tote bag I am working on!
I won her CUTE Mouse pincushion!
Extra surprise she sent me
(2) FQ of Summerlove
They match my tote bag
(I see matching pouches)
Sew pretty!


This mouse is so awesome
From her whiskers, button eyes, ears, to her cute tape measure tail!
I told you Amy's attention to details is spot on!

She is beautiful!

I am so in love with my new house mouse!
She even sits up!
She needs a name!
Any suggestions leave me a comment!

Thank you Amy for my perfect gift.
You can always see for yourself what Amy's sewing
at [Amy's] Crafty Shenanigans

Thank you for stopping by and helping me name my mouse!
Don't forget to leave your name suggestion!
Create and be unique!
Have a beautiful Sunday!

Lisa

Did you enter the giveaway yet? Links at the top!