Merry Christmas…2012


My hope is that all of you are having the BEST Holiday possible…and remember sometimes things are as good and YOU decide they are going to be…

I want to thank everyone for making it possible for me to be able to do what I love…and that is to create and educate with my stitching…without you all it would not be possible and I just want to let you know I am grateful!

Mom and I are busy getting our Holiday meal ready…she picked number 67 for the winner of yesterday’s post….MarieDecember 24, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Lisa, I had an opportunity to learn about the Juki machine years ago and was unable financially to purchase one. Later a friend of mine was selling her Brother Nouvelle 1500 which is basically the same machine with a few minor differences. LOVE IT! I too would rather sew on that machine than any other. Well later another friend was selling her Juki 98Q and I was financially able to purchase it (she had too many machines and favored another). Anyway I was blessed to have 2 wonderful machines. I actually like the threader better on the Brother and the 1/4″ mark on the throat plate on the Brother, although the needle up/down on the Juki is rather nice. Both are wonderful machines! I have sewn on others but these two are my absolute favorites hands down!

Marie…send me your address and we will be sending you a Christmas Care Package…in other words we will be putting stuff together for you, kind of like a Big Christmas Present!

I will pick 12 winners of the Christmas Blog Hop tomorrow…

Merry Christmas All!!!





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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

47 thoughts on “Merry Christmas…2012

  1. Merry Christmas, have truly enjoyed your Christmas blog on things quilters need to make quilting more enjoyable. Quilting is a hobby I love so much and I love seeing and hearing from others. It inspires me so much. Happy New Year and I will be looking forward to your blog in the new year.

  2. Happy Christmas Lisa to you and your family. It is now boxing day here in New Zealand and we are recovering after a busy day visiting family yesterday. Thankyou for a wonderful blog throughout the year.

  3. MERRY CHRISTMAS…. I am busy making different chutneys for a Brie I baked. I did one with cranberries and nuts and just now I did one with dried apricots, raisins, basalmic vinegar and other goodies. Smells great.
    I have another to make yet. Hope you are getting lots of good stuff to eat.

  4. Thanks to you too. Hope you get to rest up a bit so you can fill all those orders from the 12 days of Christmas. Merry Christmas.

  5. Merry Christmas! Thank you for all of you ideas and tips throughout the year.
    Happy New Year.

  6. Lisa, wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season. We are so grateful having to and your wonderful talents to follow.

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Here’s hoping you continue to share your talent and creativity for many more years to come!

  8. Lisa, thanks for all the tips, inspiration, and the wonderful blog! Looking forward to what you will be sharing in 2013. Happy New Year!

  9. Merry Christmas Lisa. Thank you for your time put into Needful Things tips. I just read yesterday’s tip on the Juki. I have been wanting a new machine, your tip was very helpful. Have a Blessed Christmas and new Year.

  10. Merry Merry Chiristmas — Thanks Lisa — it has been a real pleasure to receive your daily emails with very helpful item suggestions. Some that I have, several that I am looking forward to trying now.

  11. Omg! I can’t believe my number was picked. Is this where I reply with my address? Thank you so much!


  12. I really enjoyed your Twelve Days of Christmas and all the tips. Just wish I lived closer and could come to your shop! I never knew the Juki was that kind of machine and will definitely check it out at the next quilt show. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Dinner is over with and just now relaxing for a while. It has been a wonderful day. Thanks for your wonderful blogs. I always look forward to reading them. It is nice to learn something new and see all the new things you have. Looking forward to 2013.

  14. I have enjoyed your words of wisdom this past week. Looking forward to your projects in the year to come.

  15. Merry Christmas Lisa to you and your family !! Have a wonderful holiday week. And just wanted you to know I bought just a little starter singer machine for my 10 year old granddaughter for Christmas and she is so thrilled, I also bought some accessories, and a gift certificate to a local quilt shop !!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to start her out with a passion that I love !!!!!!!!!

  16. Merry Christmas, thank you for the count down of favorite items. I’ll have to add some to my list for next year.

  17. Merry Merry Christmas!!!
    Thank you for all the great ideas and information, And thank you to all your great gals at the store!! I have never gone in the store without getting a lot of smiles and help from them. Always great fun stopping on the way up north. Many Blessings.

  18. Christmas is almost over here, but we are going to get some WI type weather tonight. So I hope we don’t loose power. I do hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and the same to your staff and their families.

  19. Merry Christmas! I have really enjoyed the daily posts and all of the useful information. It has been so much fun and as always, get so much inspiration to go and craft something fantastic!

  20. Merry Christmas Lisa, Thanks for such a wonderful posting for the past 12 days. I loved all your tips. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.

  21. I’m so excited that my number was chosen. I replied to the email but I’m not sure if that is how to correctly respond. Merry Christmas!

  22. I am so looking forward to your plans for 2013 ….your blogging, and your hopes and plans for youtube. That is what each new year brings….HOPE! Merry Christmas, Kristy

  23. I’ve enjoyed getting to “know” you these last few months, here, and on Pinterest. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  24. Just finished the Back in Time quilt from the open house, love it! Thanks for keeping me pleasantly distracted over the holidays!

  25. Merry Christmas. . .past! I am sitting here, too full and working off a chocolate, a cup of tea and a cup of Christmas punch. Worth every calorie after entertaining twenty people tonight. I am looking forward to tomorrow when I can do some stitching and a little machine work. Just for me. You and Primitive Gatherings have been a light for me this year and I’ve supported you well too. lol. I know your best will even be better next year. Happy New Year.

  26. really enjoyed your 12 days of Christmas. I appreciate your support of local businesses. We are big beleivers in that. Now it’s time to get over Christmas and get quilting. Sure sounds good to me. Happy New Year.

  27. I hope everyone had as wonderful a day yesterday as I did. All my very dear family was near me and healthy. Let’s all make next year a happy one!

  28. Merry Christmas! My husband and I had a beautiful ride home from Kenosha after spending 2 days with 2 of our 3 kids and 2 of our 4 grandkids! We are so blessed. Will see our other 2 grandbabies and daughter the end of this week. Now – back to quilting!!

  29. Thanks Lisa for all your tips and hope your family had a Merry Christmas, I enjoyed shopping online at your store Chirstmas day. Thanks for letting us to far away from your shop the opportunity to shop online at your store.

  30. Thank you so much for all the holiday tips. I was lucky to win on the Aurefil day I have part of an order still pending so maybe to save postage what ever I won could be combined. Barbara Jenson Box 462 Whitefish, MT 59937

  31. Your posts lately have been so fun and ‘educational’ – I never knew I needed so much stuff to make my sewing easier!

  32. Hi Lisa It’s the day after. My counter is covered with Christmas dishes and lots of left ove cookies (will send them to the homeless shelter). . Have enjoyed your daily blogs.

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