Archive for November, 2012



Here are photos of the Shop on Christmas Open House day…I hope you like our “new” shop and it remodel…make sure you “notice” our new carpeting…this is by far the biggest thing for me…no more teal….There is nothing like seeing it in person…so keep in mind these picture do not do real justice to being in the shop… and remember you can make a trip to Primitive Gatherings…and stay at my house…the Gathering…Enjoy!!!


Part 2 Christmas Bed/Coffee table turning…

Here is Part 2 of the Christmas Open House coffee table turning….again I apologize if I got anything wrong…Cindy Johnson, was the make of the Mystery quilt…from yesterday…

I hope all of you are getting ready for Christmas…I am decorating and tonight the tree will go up…but I will not decorate it right away…let Presley and Jeter get used to it before there are too many toys of it for them to play with…

Click on them to make them larger…Enjoy…


Part 1 Christmas Bed/Coffee table turning…

I want to “thank” all the girls from Primitive Gatherings, who brought in quilts/runners and shared their talents with all of us…I appreciate all of what you do for me and this business.  Each of them has something different to offer and I cannot tell you, (my customers) how hard they all work to help me make this all happen. They work until the work is done…we try our best at everything we do.  I hope is shows…

Here is Part 1 of the Primitive Gatherings Girls Bed Turning which was shown at our Christmas Open House on Saturday!  I will post the second half tomorrow…so come back when you have time…to view that one too…it is the Coffee Table Turning ( lol…cute hey…)and any big quilts that I missed today…

Now here is the thing…I have given descriptions of these quilts to the best of my knowledge…some are not patterns…some are original creations…one I didn’t remember who made it…forgive me???

If you click on the images, they should enlarge…

We started shipping today..we got 150 orders out from the Open House…we had over 1200 online orders…we made 1000 pincushion kits…we need to make 700 more…to make up for the extras people ordered and for the people who came in person…so we are very busy again…we have more help this year, but we got twice as many orders!!! We have great problems!!! Thanks to all for a wonderful Open House…and we appreciate your patience as we get all of these packages out and extra kits made and everything we ran out of on order…Thanks again!…LB


a new christmas tradition…something to really consider

Someone sent this to me in an email…I think this is a great idea…
a New Christmas Tradition 
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods —
merchandise that has been produced at the expense of
 American labor.
This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by Americanhands.
How about a gift certificate to the local Chiropractor? A local Quilt or Fabric Store?
Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the dollars on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or
driveway ploughed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants — all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn’t about big National chains — this is about supporting your home town
American with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by theAmerican working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of lights, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to
burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about us, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine.

Forward this to everyone on your mailing list — post it to discussion groups — throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city — send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn’t that what Christmas is about?

BUY AMERICAN – BE AMERICAN – The job you save might be your own.


2012 Primitive Gatherings Christmas Open House

I hope everyone is busy getting their supplies gathered for their Turkey dinners…I have a few things to share with you about our Christmas Open House this year…so lets get to the good part first…Your presents…If you attend our Christmas Open House via through our shop doors or online you will receive these 3 patterns along with a kit for the pincushion! You must make a $25 purchase to receive these gifts.  You also will receive a coupon book for 2013.  Online customers will have to actually put the coupon book in their cart (no charge) to receive it. So make sure you add it in, there are so many great coupons offered you will not want to miss this gift also…I will also look through my recipes and see what else I can offer you.  Now if you want to purchase the kit for any of your free patterns you can do this as well.  Here are the details  Back in Time is a 16×18 little quilt that you can make in to time…I wanted to make a quilt you could easily make and give away!  The kit for this little baby is $20…If you want to purchase extra pincushion kits they will be $5.  Dashing through the Snow is a 15 x 54″ runner.  It is all wool and includes the homespun back.  Kits will be $85 for this project.  It is a special price for this Open House so buy it now if you just love it as much as I do!!!  Threads will also be listed on the site for you to check to see if you have them already or need to order them…

You can place your order for our event this Thursday(turkey day) through Sunday online.  The shop is CLOSED on Friday.  We will open from 8-4pm on Saturday for the Christmas Open House!

We also have lots of door prizes to give away…our favorite designers have given lots of goodies to give away!!! We do this for our online customers as well, if your name is picked we just add it to your order, so if you receive something you didn’t order it is a door prize!!! The only thing our web people don’t get to do is eat our famous cookies that we make every year!

Now we still have lots to do before Saturday, the shop is getting all rearranged and will be very festive, we also will be posting photos of our “newly remodel” shop online for you all to see what has happened this year!


Mr & Mrs. Gerald Bongean…50 Years Together…

Can you imagine making it to 50 years!!! WOW…Saturday night we had a small celebration with Nicks parents…We cooked them Steak and Lobster with all the other fix-ins and they talked about when they got married…They were married at 9 in the morning…The neighbors cooked lunch and supper in the Hall for them.  The neighbors kids were the waiters and waitresses…They had a dance after the dinner with all of their family and friends attending….things were a lot different back then…
Congratulations Mom and Dad…Hope you have many more…
PS…I hope I can get 50 roses someday, I know I will have earned every damn one of them!!! lol…
Posting about Christmas Open House tomorrow…can you wait that long to see your presents?   LB

Coming Soon….Christmas Blog Hop

Monday Nov 26 * Tara Darr * Sew Unique Creations (She was in it before and will start us off with a Bang!!) LOL!

Wed Nov 28 * Debbie Busby * Wooden Spool Designs
Friday 30 * JoAnn Mullaly * JAM – Wool Crazy

Monday Dec 3 * Lori Brechlin * Notforgotten Farm

Wed Dec 5 * Lynda Hall * Primitive Pieces by Lynda

Friday Dec 7 *  Cheri Payne * Quilts By Cheri

Monday Dec 10 * Stacy Nash * Stacy Nash

Wed  Dec 12 * Ali Strebel * Ali Strebel Designs

Friday Dec 14 * Kathy Schmitz * Kathy Schmitz

Monday Dec 17 * Jeni * Woolen Willow/Primitive Quilts Magazine

Wed Dec 19 * Lisa Bongean * Primitive Gatherings

Friday Dec 21 * Stacy West * Buttermilk Basin

And special guest….


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