Monday, August 31, 2015

Giveaway Alert for Farmers Wife Fans

Book Giveaway! |. Hello all - Janice of Better Off Thread is giving away the book for the sew along starting on Sept 28, 2015! Go enter and join us!


Hope one of you win! Hugs Lisa



Friday, August 28, 2015

Winner Lori Holt's Modern Minis

Congratulations to Dody for winning the giveaway! I can't wait to see what you create. I have contacted the winner by email.

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Due to the health of my daughter I have been away from the blog for more time than I intended. I apologize for my lapse and have so many new projects going on to share with all of you! Thank you for all your help and support! - Lisa







Monday, August 10, 2015

Sale at the Fat Quarter Shop

Time to go shopping friends! Fat Quarter Shop


If you haven't entered the Giveaway for Lori Holt Modern Minis! So cute, works great if you are doing the Farm Girl Vintage Blocks!

In The Boon Docks: Old Glory Farm Girl Vintage/Giveaway


Create something beautiful and be unique - Lisa




Friday, August 7, 2015

Winter Wonderland Sew Along


Hello and welcome to "In The Boon Docks" my name is Lisa. I am one of two featured bloggers for the Winter Wonderland Sew Along - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber here and on Instagram so if your stopping in for the first time I hope you like what you see and follow. I did the Mittens block, of the Sleigh Bell Sampler Quilt, from the book Winter Wonderland by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company . Melissa of Happy Quilting is the other blogger for this week. Please stop by her blog when you leave here to see the second block for this week.


What a wonderful book, it breaks down all the blocks with clear and easy directions. The book has quilts, tablerunners, tabletopper, and even a tree skirt. The sew along quilt is right on the front of the book! I think it is sew cute! Now for my Mitten block.

Print Fabric: Cotton + Steel Holiday 2015, Solid Fabric: RJR Cotton Supreme Solids, Piecing thread: Aurifil #2024

It is going to make a great Christmas present as a pillow!

You can find everything I used to complete the mitten block at the Fat Quarter Shop, it is the perfect one stop shop!

Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

Note: I highly recommend purchasing Alphabitties® Specialty Marking Tools when you get your book. They are very helpful with books published by It's Sew Emma. (worth the small investment). I use mine all the time.





Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pincushion Inspiration

I love magazines!
Seeing who is making what and new techniques being used! New Fabrics being released! I have had this one sitting on my sewing table looking at these beautiful pillows.
A light bulb went on - isn't that the cutest pincushion!
Shrink it!

Love Patchwork & Quilting - Sharing your passion for fabric! this project is in Issue 20, (one of my favorite magazines). It is from the U.K. but you can find it at Barnes & Noble Stores near you or a Books a Million. Book stores with magazines are my favorite place to hang out in a city. Which is one of the few things I miss living out here in the boon docks.


I started to work on my shrink it project last night and testing different size hexagons, I think I am happy with 1 1/2"! I have cut several sizes of strips and will get back to you on what works! For now this is what I have.

I am in a Halloween Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram and I think my partner will really love this pincushion once I figure it out! The fabric above is Cotton + Steel! I think it might be to little for a lot of quilting like in the pillows but I am going to sew it directly to my batting!

I learned something! Do not spray adhesive glue on your hand while holding a 1 1/2" hexagon, it does not wash off. I washed my hands 5 times and was still sticky.

Use hand sanitizer to remove the glue!

Safe travels!

If you live anywhere near Sturges, South Dakota watch out for all the motorcycles on the roads! Biggest bike rally ever is going on this week over a million bikers are suppose to attend. Glad I am home!

My husband (in the leather vest) and his best friend at Mount Rushmore! Since his surgery last December we decided we would get out more to visit with family and friends. Enjoying the life God has given us. We have really gone a lot of places this Summer and surprisingly haven't gone broke. Traveling on a budget can be done with some planning ahead.

Please take time to smell the roses with your loved ones!


Thank you for stopping by - Create and be unique - Lisa

Open Giveaway - In The Boon Docks: Old Glory Farm Girl Vintage/Giveaway. Lori Holt, Modern Minis Fabric