for the love of wool weekend…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Well our first “wool” weekend at “The Gathering is in the books…I know I had a great time…all my new girlfriends I think had ball too!  All of them were from Illinois, Minnesota and Delaware.  By the time they left they were well fed and their wallets were a little less full…I think most of them went to the shop everyday it was open, they had a $50 gift card in their pocket and they were itchin to spend it!  I can certainly understand it when they tell me there is no shop like ours where they live….good for me,  not as nice for them..but that is why we have the internet!  Buy the time they left we had 15 rebookings for the same time next year…can’t wait to see them, a great group of girls.

the girls with their new wool project
On Sunday after the wool weekend…I went to see what my husband was up to all weekend…He was Sturgeon Fishing on Lake Winnebago for the first time…He and our neighbor Scott have been on the ice every morning at 6am…here is their new Ice House…Nikki (Scott’s wife) and I drove out to visit the boys…then went to the bar to see what fish got registered…there wasn’t many and here are two that I seen…

Nick and Scott and "their" new house...
speared sturgeon
I think my quilting weekends are a much better way to go… I am in Dallas visiting MODA  it is very excititing and I will “fill” you in…No more fish stories, I promise.I miss my CA boys…(that would be the puppies)
LB
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I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

40 thoughts on “for the love of wool weekend…

  1. Oh I’m soooo envious!!! How I’d love to join your group for a wool weekend! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE wool applique. I quilt also, although I’m not that fond of machine piecing. However I think I could work on applique all day long! Glad everyone had so much fun on the retreat!

  2. Lisa- they all look great! Glad it went so well, hope to some day be able to come for a Gathering! Don’t know how you do it all! I enjoy your blog, thanks for all of your posts! Enjoy the Moda trip, hear it’s fantastic there! 🙂

  3. Lovin’ that logo on the ice house, Nick!!! Enjoy the rest of winter! I’m headed out to snowshoe tomorrow- wish you were here, Lisa! Can’t wait for your Pillow Talk blog, by the way!

  4. Your pillow is simple and darling. Great job! (I can’t read your text, though, because of the black type on black background.) Congrats on joining the Moda family! You are with the best!

  5. Love the pillow…simple and timeless! It’s great getting to “meet” all you designers and learn a little more about you!
    I am in total agreement about the “Brad Pitt-loincloth-pillow fight”. Just sayin’….;)

  6. This is all new to me as well. But fun to see all the different pillows and designers.
    Like your pillow very much and especially withthe wool!! Good job!!

  7. I love your pillow! One of my next quilts (I already have the fabrics organized) is going to be this type of palette. I love all the neutrals together!

  8. I am just starting to work with wool. It’s so lovely. Your pillow is inspiring in its simplicity. Glad to meet you!

  9. HI I am a long way from home, used to live in Winneconne, right off the Lake. Moved East,Then South. Miss the Midwest, nice to see pictures. Your pillow is adorable & you are funny.
    Facinating sewing. enjoyable reading, I love that the pillow hop brought me here. thanks I’ll be back :>)

  10. Love the pillow. A classic. I have your Moda muslins and I love them. Thanks for a great pillow. I will me making this one. Thanks for being in the pillow blog hop.

  11. Hi Lisa,
    Great pillow and love the natural look and how you made it simple with the stitching and wool. Very cool. As for your question about how to get a picture on your side bar – go to the back side of your blog and click on DESIGN, then Add a Gadget and then you should be able to select: a picture gadget and add it to the sidebar. Another way is if you have the code then you would go to DESIGN, add a gadget, and then select: configure HTML/JavaScript. Hopefully that will work for you. If not email me at my address and maybe we can problem solve. I’m no expert and have found things by trial and error.
    Laura T

  12. Oh, finally someone has done muslin that is more natural looking AND in different shades…thank you so much. Your pillow is darling. I need to find where to purchase that muslin!

  13. I really like your cushion – so simple but very effective – who would have thought? thank-you. Haven’t worked much in wool yet but am gathering some.

  14. What a cute pillow, Lisa. Your Wool Weekends sound great. The boys look happy with their uptown ice house “home away from home”! At least everyone is having fun. 🙂

  15. Fun pillow! Love your new muslins! I’ve been following your blog for a long time, watching the change of seasons that I don’t have at the beach in CA! I also love your store and have been doing lots of wool projects now! Have your books, which I love! Keep it comming!!

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