Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ALYOF January 2015 Finish

My ALYOF January Goal and Finish

My goal this month was to finish the Noodlehead Super Tote, I started at Thanksgiving and now have! I am finally getting it in the mail this afternoon! I can't tell you how much I love this bag and hope to make myself one soon. It is so well made and the perfect bag to show off your favorite fabric and carry all your knitting, sewing, or books around in!

I totally recommend this pattern!

It has so many pockets inside and a big pocket on the outside!

I am linking up with the
ALYOF January Finish Post at
Sew BitterSweet Designs

If you are looking for the "Grow Your Blog Giveaway" please Click Here

If you would like to enter "Blog Anniversary Giveaway" please Click Here

Thank you for stopping by!
Come back soon!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Craftsy Blogger Awards go VOTE

Giveaway Links are at the bottom of this post!

If you enjoy the quilting and sewing
blogging community please go vote on the

Craftsy Blog
by Wednesday, January 28, 2015, before 11:59 pm.

No, I am not on the list
but the are some really talented people
who try and make quilting and sewing
much easier for beginners to experts
and are always willing to jump in
and help you with a related problem.

So, please take a few minutes and use the blue link above
that says Craftsy Blog
and vote for your favorites!
If you don't know the blogs
listed there go visit them.
I am sure you will find at least
one or two that can teach you
something you didn't know.

One of my favorite for all crafting is
Author and new fabric designer

Melissa Mortenson of
I took a class with her a few months ago
and she is a great teacher among other things!
She deserves her spot among the Best!

Next on my list is
Rita @
I once needed help on a block
I had seen on her blog
and left a comment among hundreds
and by the next day I had the answer.
Her blog is one of the first I ever followed.
She is a awesome photographer of quilts!

Christa @
She is a dynamo in her quilting and
has tutorials galore
on all kinds of things for you to create.
Plus, she never minds questions about anything.
A very nice person too!

So take the time and vote
for whomever you want but please vote!

If you are looking for the "Grow Your Blog Giveaway" please Click Here

If you would like to enter "Blog Anniversary Giveaway" please Click Here

Thank you for stopping by!
Come back soon!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog Giveaway

This Giveaway has ended and both winners have received their pouches!
If you click on my blog header above it will take you to my latest post!
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

Welcome All to
In The Boon Docks!

Hi! I am Lisa, Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, veteran, and artist. In a rural area of West Virginia, USA, my family and I, live with 3 dogs, 7 chickens, a squirrel, and miscellaneous deer (they live in our woods). We grow, can, and freeze, both fruits and vegetables. I will admit I am a awful cook but my husband is a culinary genius.

I love to blog, blog hop, swap, sew, quilt, crochet, knit, and just about any DIY project. I am a fabric and Aurifil thread lover! Hopefully, some of the things I write about here will interest you and keep you entertained. If so, please leave a comment occasionally and follow. Follow any way you like if I don't have it available, just send me an email.

I love to do

I would like to thank Vicki @ 2 Bags Full for putting this wonderful blog hop together! Her and the volunteers do such a great job! So thank all of you!
I love to meet new people and follow blogs of all types!

When I was trying to think of a giveaway
for this hop I decided I would create something
that anyone could use
Man or Woman!

Made this dress for my Granddaughter!

Vicki said to show a picture of myself so here you go!
This was for a contest and silly!
Me - Lisa
- See I made you laugh already -

I am a strong believer of supporting
your local libraries and
County Fairs!

This giveaway is for (1) pouch
per person!
(both made by me)
with (2) winners!

Let's play an easy game!
Pick a Pouch!
Which one do you like the best?

Pouch 1

Pouch 2

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. Leave a comment telling me which pouch
you would like to win 1 or 2!
This one is for everyone!

2. If you follow "In The Boon Docks"
New followers are always welcome
or if you are a current follower please
<b>leave a second comment</b>!

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

This giveaway starts today, Sunday, January 25, 2015
and ends February 14, 2015 at midnight
and winner will be announced
February 15, 2015!

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

I have another Giveaway
open until February 1, 2015 at noon
If you have not signup for the
Blog Anniversary Giveaway

$25 GC from the FQS (click here)

This Giveaway has ended and both winners have received their pouches!
If you click on my blog header above it will take you to my latest post!
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

What Is Your Remix?

On the Jolly Jabber,
Fat Quarter Shop blog,
are directions to enter the latest contest!

Basically they want you to pick your group of
9 Cotton+Steel Fabrics
and pin them to Pinterest!

(Anyone else having trouble linking to pinterest in a post)? Ugh!

The instructions tell you how to do
Everything! So just click on this

What's Your Remix? link to The Jolly Jabber

and start pinning!

Don't have a Pinterest Account
the instructions tell you how to do it!
Way to go
Fat Quarter Shop!

If you want to see mine click on the red P
On the top right below About me!

Do you see it? Click on it!
Red P
And see my
What's Your Remix?

Have fun my wonderful friends!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 Sampler Blanket

2015 Sampler Blanket (Quilt)
Block 1 January

My friend Rie at
Crafty Rie
started this monthly get together.
If you click on the blue link that says
Crafty Rie you can read all about it.

As you can see you can choose
what you make and how you make it!
My favorite way to work.

I will be using Cotton+Steel Basics
and Robert Kaufman Kona Solids on
My Sampler Quilt.

For January I decided to do one of my favorite blocks
Scrappy Trip Around The World (Blue words are the link to pattern)!

It is very simple and made out of 2 1/2 strips.
You can make quite a beautiful quilt
using these blocks but since this is a
sampler blanket/quilt each month
I will choose a different block with a link
or directions on how to make it just in
case you want to try a few new blocks!

If you find you really like making Scrappy Trip Around The World blocks
check out the flickr group Scrappy Trip Along - Bee
, next signups will be February 1st. The mail date is not until April 15th, so it give you plenty of time to make 5 blocks! I have participate for the last year and will continue until I have a King size quilt.

Here is what I have so far on the one I am doing in the Bee for our bed! Fingers crosses I will have enough by the end of 2015!

If you have not signup for the
Blog Anniversary Giveaway

$25 GC from the FQS (click here)

As always - thank you for reading and following,
Let's Create and be unique,

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Blog Anniversary

This Giveaway has ended and both winners have received their pouches!
If you click on my blog header above it will take you to my latest post!
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

Blog Anniversary Giveaway

It is hard to believe (at least for me) that
In The Boon Docks is (3) years old
and is still around!
It is because of all of you!

I am honored that you take the time
to read what I say
and look at the photographs I post!

I sell nothing but receive
so much from
all of you beautiful people!

Thank You!

I am so excited!
My friends at the

Fat Quarter Shop
are giving away a
$25 Gift Certificate to celebrate!
You can pick your own gift out!
How fun is that!

My Favorite new fabric is
Mochi by Rashida Coleman-Hale
for Cotton & Steel

How to enter

1. Everyone gets a chance! Go to the
Fat Quarter Shop - What's New (click here)
and leave me a comment on
what is your favorite new fabric that has been released!

2. If you are a "In The Boon Docks" follower
you get a second chance -
Don't forget to leave another comment!

(2) entries per person are possible!

This giveaway will be open from today until February 1, 2015, at Noon EST.
When I will use Mr. Random to pick (1) winner!

This is an International Giveaway!

If you are a Non-Reply Blogger or Google+ user - Please leave an email in your comments. (Comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com) for example. If I cannot contact you - you can't win!

Good Luck Everyone!
I thank you all again for opening your hearts and letting me in!
You have all helped me through the scariest days of my life!
I love you!
Hugs, Lisa

Especially this one!

This Giveaway has ended and both winners have received their pouches!
If you click on my blog header above it will take you to my latest post!
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

Friday, January 9, 2015

A fun blog hop

2 Bags Full

If you are a Blogger and would like to Grow Your Blog click on the photo above and signup with Vicki before January 17th and join me and about 200 other bloggers!

I have done this for the last 3 years and really enjoyed finding new blogs to follow!
I am planning a giveaway and so will many others but it is not a requirement!

Hope to see you on January 25, 2015!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Quilters Square Retreat

Quilter's Square Quilting Retreat

March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015

I am so excited to share the information about this retreat
in hopes that maybe a few of you
in the Ohio/West Virginia/Kentucky area might come too!

Natalia Bonner of
Piece N Quilt will be teaching there! Whether it’s working on an intense show quilt or a simple baby quilt, Natalia has become a real quilting addict. She has won numerous awards for her work and has been featured on Moda Bake Shop, in Quiltmaker Magazine and American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, and in books such as Fresh Fabric Treats, Modern Blocks and Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs, Modern Quilts From the Blogging Universe. Natalia is the author of Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting and co-author of Modern One-Block Quilts & Cabin Fever

Natalia will do a lecture/trunk show from her books, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting and Modern One Block Quilts. She will also teach Beginner's Free-Motion Quilting and Eight O' Clock (a quilt from her book Modern One Block Quilts).

Quilter's Square first ever quilting retreat at

Cliffview Resort at Red River Gorge

The cost is $350 and includes: 2 nights stay, class fees, and all your meals

Three days to hang out with such talent will be so much fun!

I am not receiving compensation for this recommendation! I am paying for own ticket and bringing my husband. It is such a beautiful spot that my Husband has agreed to come along and hang out.
Not with us but at the resort!

Natalia Bonner's Bio and book photography borrowed from the blog Piece N Quilt

I hope you will come and join us!

Call Quilter's Square at (859)278-5010 to make arrangements to come!

Let get together in March and Create and be unique - Lisa

No Goals Yet but

My Husband is doing much better and has began cardio rehab this week and he can drive again! Independence! I hardly ever drive and never far from home. For us both to be dependent on others for rides has caused us both headaches.

After years of having a blog I decided to get business cards.
They came in the mail today with my new logo on them!
I got them from
Vistaprint for less than $20.
Vistaprint has a commercial out in the USA
that gives you a code for $9.99 business cards.

So if you been thinking about it Vistaprint
does a great job for cheaper than the
other guys.
(My opinion, no money or discounts involved)!

I also received this beautiful stack of 1/2 yards Wild and Free by Maureen Cracknell Handmade that I purchased from Quilter's Square!

Speaking of Quilter's Square in Lexington, Ky,
they are going to have a retreat in March and
I am going to go and see what a retreat is all about!
It costs $350 which is less than any other one I have looked into.

Take a look Quilter's Square Retreat

Trying to stay on track
with Bronchitis
(I have coughed so much my ribs hurt)!
The antibiotics are working!
It is just taking so long!

Our David is well and back in school!

I miss talking with everyone! The cold is here - below 0 tomorrow!
Bundle up your babies if you have to take them out!
I threw in extra hay for my hens! Check on your outside animals and make sure they have water (it freezes)! I know this sounds like a dumb reminder but you would be surprised!
Stay healthly!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

ALYOF 2015 January Goal

Happy New Year!
Our household leave 2014
with our sickness and begin
2015 on a healthier note!
Everyone here including myself are all feeling much better!

I really enjoyed participating in
A Lovely Year Of Finishes 2014
Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs
and her partner

Shanna of Fiber Of All Sorts!
I admit I did not always make my goal
but mostly it helped me keep on track!
So onward I will go and join up
for the bi monthly check-ins for another year of
A Lovely Year of Finishes 2015!

ALYOF January Goal

My goal this month is to finish the Noodlehead Super Tote, I started at Thanksgiving as a gift for my Cousin's Wife Teresa, she is such a nice person, and like many of us is always carrying around a project she is working on. Poor lady didn't get a Christmas Present because I was to busy tending to my recovering Husband. My wonderful cousin went home after Thanksgiving and came back again to help us when my husband came home from the hospital and did my Honey Do List, he is just like a brother - the best a girl could have! Jessie I love you!

I bought the kit at Craftsy on sale and changed the fabric to more suit the person I was making for out of my stash. I find Craftsy a great place to buy kits and supplies (just so you know they do not sponsor this blog)!

If you have followed this blog very long you know I love Tula Pink! What made me use the Deer is my cousin comes every year to hunt to keep the freezer full! So every time she looks at this bag she will know how much I love her or not, but that was my intent.

I really love this pattern! It has a lot of cutting and as you sew it and it become a very professional looking bag I just hope I can make the inside look as good as the outside! I think Teresa will be very happy with her gift even late!

If you have a blog you should join us with your goal and link up at Sew BitterSweet Designs you can win monthly prizes but best of all you can meet new blogging friends and see a lot of really neat stuff people are really making!

Thank you for stopping bye and looking around!
I hope you find something that interests you!
Create and be unique,