Sunday, May 31, 2015

My Daughters Illness


For the last month my daughter's illness has progressively gotten worse leading us to 7 days ago when we were informed her condition was critical. At some point her spleen literally split in half leading to an emergency (4 hours) surgery! My husband and I arrived an hour into the surgery and waited. I was terrified for my child and so very worried about all the progress my husband has made over the last (6) months since his own surgery.



Keeping it real

Our youngest daughter (24) lays in a bed in Acute Care now after 4 days in ICU.

At one point I wrote this:
I sit in a chair next to a bed that holds a young woman. In a day, she has lost her spleen, part of her pancreas and a lot of infection. A ventilator breaths air for her body. Tubes coming out of everywhere and are connected to a world of machines. Six bags of liquids keep her sedated, pain free, pumping antibiotics, throughout her body.

Not being sure how much is to much to share!

Blogging is about happy things never share the negative!
But in life bad things happen to good people. It is how we deal with the bad and always try to find something positive.





So where am I now? Sleeping on a couch in her hospital room! My big Summer plans put on hold until she is able to care for herself. She makes sure she can see me if she wakes up. That line of sight gives her comfort and makes me feel so loved.

It brings tears to my eyes writing to you but if one person reads this and is asking themselves "Why me"? You are not alone! Bad things happen to good people everyday! We just have to be satisfied with the baby steps it will take to recover. I pray a lot and I have cried a river. I was so happy because today she stood up by herself.

May your blessings be many!

I know this is a little mixed up and I am so sorry but I wanted to explain and really was at a loss for words.

I will be back - Lisa


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Colonial Needle Giveaway Winner

A little late

I am down with a upper respiratory infection.
I have been to the doctor who put me antibiotics and put me to bed.
Being the blogger is great until you get sick and have no one to tell!
- so much to do
-get those posts up tonight
-you have a giveaway ending

You get the picture!

The winner of the

Colonial Needle Giveaway

Is #99

Veronika May 10, 2015 at 5:09 AM
Signed up for their newsletter

Congratulations!
I have already notified the winner by email!

Until next time!
Stay healthy and Sew!
Lisa

Monday, May 11, 2015

SMS Giveaway Winners

Thank everyone for stopping by and entering the giveaways!

Here are the winners for the May 2015
Sew Mama Sew (SMS) Giveaway Day

Welcome to all the new followers!


Custom Pouch
Winner chosen by
True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 125
Result:
118

Congratulations
Jess Burns May 10, 2015 at 5:35 AM
Blue & brown is one current favorite, but basically anything not pink is good!

Favorite designers (to look at; I use mostly blenders when I sew) would be Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner

I am looking forward to making your custom pouch!


Winner chosen by
True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 378
Result:
10
Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Congratulations Melinda Kiefer you win the $25 Gift Certificate to
Fat Quarter Shop


Melinda Kiefer May 6, 2015 at 9:50 AM
I follow you on Bloglovin'.

Thank you all for entering!
Lisa

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day!

To all Mothers out in the World without you life would not exist!

I hope God blesses you all today because you are a blessing to me!

Giveaways still open

Colonial Needle Machine NeedlePack II + ThimblePads

Custom made pouch

Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate

A Prayer Request

My 24 year old daughter is hospitalized
again with pancrentis and will have surgery this Friday!
She is a young mother with a two years old daughter herself!

I believe in the power of prayer!

Thank you for helping me!
Elizabeth Johnson

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SMS Giveaway Day Supplies Gift Certificate

This Giveaway is closed and a winner chosen!


Winner by
True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 378
Result:
10
Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Congratulations Melinda Kiefer you win the $25 Gift Certificate to
Fat Quarter Shop


Melinda Kiefer May 6, 2015 at 9:50 AM
I follow you on Bloglovin'.


Hello and welcome to In The Boon Docks my name is Lisa!
A quick rundown on myself: I am 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 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. Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks", and come back anytime!

I really want to thank
Sew Mama Sew for putting on Giveaway Day twice a year. I have met so many new bloggers and follower through this event each year. This is the first year In The Boon Docks will be in Supplies and Handmade!

Lately, I have been working on many project like sewing my own blouses! The best part is learning new skills and having fun while your doing it.

Mini quilts are a lot of fun to sew
they increase your sewing and quilting skills.

A family member really enjoyed receiving this tote bag for her birthday! Noodlehead Super Tote is challenging but really worth the effort for such a beautiful bag.

What do all these have in common?
Fabric! You need fabric to sew anything so how would you like to win a
$25 Gift Certificate to the
Fat Quarter Shop


This giveaway is Sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop

Thank you FQS for your continued support!

Follow the instructions below to be entered
$25 Gift Certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop

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 address.

1. Go to the Fat Quarter Shop and look around and tell me what you would buy with the $25!

2. Follow "In The Boon Docks" just tell me how!
(leave a second comment)

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

This giveaway starts today, May 6, 2015 and ends May 10, 2015
at midnight and winner will be announced
May 11, 2015!



More Giveaways to Enter right here at In The Boon Docks! Don't forget to follow for the latest and greatest giveaways!

A SMS Giveaway for Handmade link here Win a Pouch made by me for YOU!


A Sponsored giveaway by
Colonial Needle for you to enter!

All here on one blog for you to Enter and have fun! Due to the volume of comments left during this week I cannot answer them all but I do read them! Thanks again! Lisa


Back to Sew Mama Sew

This Giveaway is closed and a winner chosen!

SMS Giveaway Day Handmade Item

This Giveaway is closed and a winner chosen!


Winner chosen by
True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 125
Result:
118

Congratulations
Jess Burns May 10, 2015 at 5:35 AM
Blue & brown is one current favorite, but basically anything not pink is good!

Favorite designers (to look at; I use mostly blenders when I sew) would be Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner

I am looking forward to making your custom pouch!


Hello and welcome to In The Boon Docks my name is Lisa!
A quick rundown on myself: I am 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 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. Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks", and come back anytime!

I really want to thank
Sew Mama Sew for putting on Giveaway Day twice a year. I have met so many new bloggers and follower through this event each year. This is the first year In The Boon Docks will be in Supplies and Handmade!

My last Instagram swap partner received these in her package!

Just a few pouches and tote bags I have made!

I made this Kaffe tote for a friend turning 75 years young!

This one was for Tim Holts's Eclectic Blog Hop to hold my Grandson's headphones!


For this Handmade Giveaway I am going to make the winner a pouch!



This giveaway is Sponsored by Me - Lisa Johnson

Follow the instructions below to be entered
to win one large pouch made by me!

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 address.

(1) Choose two colors you like together and a favorite designer (not guaranteed to use your favorites but I will try), and leave them in the comments

2. Follow "In The Boon Docks" just tell me how!
(leave a second comment)

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

This giveaway starts today, May 6, 2015 and ends
May 10, 2015 at midnight and winner will be announced
May 11, 2015!


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

A Sponsored SMS Giveaway for Supplies by the Fat Quarter Shop

A Sponsored giveaway by
Colonial Needle for you to enter!

All here on one blog for you to Enter and have fun!
Due to the volume of comments left during this week
I cannot answer them all but I do read them!
Thanks again! Lisa


Back to Sew Mama Sew

This Giveaway is closed and a winner chosen!

Monday, May 4, 2015

ALYOF May Goal

Is it May already, soon Summer.
I am looking forward to warm weather!
Time is just running away this year!

May 2015 ALYOF Goal

Last month I was late so not this month!
I have a baby quilt top to make for my oldest
daughters best friend since 4th grade.
She practically grew up in our family.
Hopefully in July David and I will get to meet
the new baby when we go on vacation.


I will be linking up with Sew BitterSweet Designs to share my goal and see what everyone is making this month feel free to join me everyone is welcome.

If you haven't enter the Colonial Needle Giveaway
please follow the blue link and do!

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


Don't forget Giveaway Day is May 6th through Sew Mama Sew I love participating each year twice a year. Links to hundreds of giveaways will be on her site! So if you have a blog come join us in one of the biggest linky parties on the web Giveaway Day Information Here Open to everyone you don't have to have a blog to enter giveaways!