12 Days of Needful Things…Day 11!

12 Days of Xmas Ornaments 11

Wow…there were lots of comments yesterday!!! I was decorating the house and my phone was constant little jingle every time someone posted a comment…so I’m glad there are so many of you reading the blog!!!

Couple of things…The cookie recipe is very moist…place the finished dough in a couple of big hunks and wrap in plastic wrap and chill..when your ready to roll them out…flour the surface, flour the pin, flour your hands and roll into a big ball to roll out…this is working more flour into the dough …it not a normal dough to start…that is why I think they are so good…

We also noticed the site was not letting you order the mats sometimes…saying it was no longer available or sold out…this is NOT the case…you can order up until Dec 31 on ALL items. So if you wanted to order the mats and couldn’t here is the link again OLFA MAT

Please read the whole post…some of you will ask questions and the answer is in the post!  So if we do not answer you..read the post.  I know we all only like to look at the pictures and all this text is…blah blah blah…I’ll make sure to have lots of pictures!!!

Also your comment may not show up right away…I have to approve some of them from time to time…I don’t know why this is…it might be a spam control thing..but I check my computer several times a day, unless I’m on some kind of mission.

I will post the Ginger Cookie recipe again…

Remember the HOLD option on every order if you want to accumulate and help us order  ahead if we need to by the time this ends and we have to ship them to you.

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Do you know what a pinbowl is? It’s a 4″ metal bowl with a huge magnet on the bottom of it!!! Of coarse we can make them in many…many colors!!! Now I use them for my pins obviously…and they work awesome with our binding clips as well, and even a bobbin holder if you want an assortment of them!  These are also the perfect gift for your quilting friends birthdays and whatever you need a gift for..this bowl and a set of shiny new fine pins or the cool multicolored binding clips are perfect!IMG_5684[1]IMG_5678[1] (1)IMG_5681[1] (1)

My son, Jake is making them at the warehouse when he has any spare moments…IMG_3973 copyHe made 40 of them for the girls at the Home for the Holidays retreat in CA about a week ago and they all loved them!!! We also sold a bunch of them at both stores during the Primitive Christmas event…I know we didn’t tell anyone online because we weren’t organized before Primitive Christmas so we decided to save it for this promotion!!!  IMG_3974 copyNow I know you see a couple more colors here in this picture of Jake’s work station, but we have to limit to the 10 colors for now and we can add more later…Jake sands, primes and paints each bowl…he then adds the dots…so each pinbowl is handcrafted by hand just for our wonderful quilters!!!  I have them everywhere…but please note: If you have a computerized machine…please keep it a safe distance away from the machine…I think you could possibly mess up your computer if they are kept by the machine…Don’t keep it there…there are plenty of other places where the pin bowls can live…by the ironing board, by the cutting table when your pinning big borders…and so on..I don’t have to worry as my JUKI is not computerized…but better to be safe than sorry…I don’t want you to mess up those expensive machines…

Now the price is $15 for one…$25 if you order 2 and $12.50 for any more thereafter…now the price will be not be right in your cart if you order more than one…but we will change it manually when we process to $12.50 per bowl, no worries…because you may want three different colors it will not compute 3 for $37.50…so bear with this please.  Order your PINBOWLS here!

Jake is Jace’s (“little man”) Daddy…I love it when I get to watch Jace when Mommy has to help out where she used to work…Friday “little man” hung out all day with us at the studio…See how he was helpIMG_4612ing with the quilt we were building?  Then some of Jace’s Christmas present came while he was there so we thought we should make sure he liked them before we gave them to him…He loved his new Teepee! IMG_4610I will  not show you any more as I might have to save some to share later…

I know the days will fly by now that is is 12 days of needful things…this always makes the time fly!!! Time to cut out a new quilt!!! LB

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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!

151 thoughts on “12 Days of Needful Things…Day 11!

  1. The bowls are so cute, much nicer than the all metal one I have from the man store. They are also great if you have to work on your machine. The magnet holds all those little screws and parts you don’t want to lose.

  2. Lisa – thanks for your 12 days of needful things. I learn a lot about some new products that I have not seen before and it’s nice to know that people find them useful and not a waste of hard earned money. Love the pin bowls and may have to add that on to my list of things that I need! Your grandson is precious and I see a future employee at your shop. Your training him well to love fabric!😄

  3. I am a rug hooker. This magnetic bowl can help keep track of my scissors while it holds my snippets (waste).

  4. Grandkids are just the best! I’m lucky to have mine close by, too. I love the pin bowls. So much cuter than the ones I’m using now. How wonderful that you and your son can help each other out like this!

  5. I love the bowls! So cute! I can’t wait to go to a retreat with the CA store! I love it. I have introduced several friends to it by taking a little road trip to get there. I just got my Moda, row by row book with your pattern in it Lisa, and I love it. Jace is a cutie! Love the photos!

  6. The pin bowls are so cute, but Jace is much, much cuter. I will be ordering one or two of the pin bowls. Love it that your family (son) is making them. I’m a small business supporter also.

  7. Those pin bowls look great. Love that they are handcrafted. Aren’t grandchildren the BEST! I take every chance I get to be with mine.

  8. I saw those at the shop during the Christmas event in CA. I had my hands on one and put it back. Bad, bad, bad. I hope Jace continues to make those little gems. Thank you.

  9. Those bowls look handy to have around! Might have to watch out for sticky husband fingers tho – I can just imagine finding a set out in the barn….holding screws & such! Cute little guy, what a good helper! Best to get ’em started young, eh?

  10. The bowls are great addition to needful things, my little grand daughter had a tent like that and she loved it. Can’t wait until tomorrows post.

  11. Glad to see Jace is getting a feel for fabric at an early age! Love the quilt he is helping with. Maybe he will have to paint a special bowl for his grandma!

  12. Adorable little man in that teepee! As far as the pin bowls, I think I LOVE the orange one surprisingly!

  13. Kay Brand had the best idea of using the bowls to hold screws and bolts from my Juki when I am changing feet.
    I have my eye on the aqua bowl with polka dots. Tell your son he is talented like his mother!

  14. I love the in bowl. Bright and cheerful! Gosh that Holiday gathering must have been amazing Little man is getting so big!

  15. What an ingenious idea. Love the whimsy and brightness and usefulness. The talent in your family keeps on giving.

  16. A big thank you to Jake…for creating such a wonderful “tool”…and to Lisa for gifting it at the retreat!

  17. I need six weeks of these! One for every room and in the house. I just purchased a long arm quilting machine and these are must for preventing those nasty spills right in the middle of pinning on your quilt

  18. I ordered a mat and put HOLD on my order, today I get a message that my order has updated to processing, not sure what that means exactly.

  19. Love the polka dot bowls. Not only cute to look at, but so useful. Very innovative. Jace has really grown-and is so cute! I also love the snow falling on the screen. We don’t get snow where I live.

  20. Kind of confused. When did the 12 needful things start? How many have there been? I have tried looking back past the 11th and I don’t see anything but it says day 11 and day 12?

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  21. How cute can they be? Love the colorful colors. I am trying to think of places I might need one. Baby is adorable and so at that cuddly age………….spoil all you can now as our “baby” is now ll. Not sure where the time went.

  22. Wow. Great job Jake. Those are some fancy looking pin holders. Jace is so cute. Awesome that you get to see him often.

  23. Thanks for the ginger cookie recipe and we also call our grandson “little Man” and as I said above he is ll. Wonder f he will be little man when he is 30?

  24. The pin bowls are so bright and cheery – love them. Your grandson is so precious and I bet he’s a hit at the store.

  25. Your grandson is so cute! Love the bowls! I’d love to have one in every color ;-D

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  26. Love these bowls! Choosing a color will be hard. I was thinking they would be pretty on a dresser for ear rings.

  27. I think these are great! I just go my 80 year old mother into quilting and I think she would love one too. I am a huge supporter of small family businesses, as I am part of one myself here in Michigan. Can’t believe how big your grandson is getting. Thanks for the wonderful products.

  28. Those magnetic pin bowls are adorable…I could drop it and not have pins all over the floor! Jace is pretty adorable too, and only Grandma would let you try out your presents before Christmas!!!

  29. Your magnetic pin bowls are so cute and so is your little man! Loved the teepee idea. I’d love to find one for my great nephew.

  30. Cute bowls, the one I have is plain silver. Thanks for sharing pictures of your little man, he is adorable.

  31. Those bowls will brighten up any sewing room!!! Love all the colors!! Your “little man” is so cute!!!

  32. I love spending time with my granddaughter. It’s truly the best. Gotta have some of those bowls. Thank you.

  33. Couldn’t decide on just one pin bowl as the colors are so pretty. So I ordered three. I’ve ordered both days of needful things, can’t wait to see what else I may need!

  34. Love that the bowls are Polk a dot pattern. Very cute. That grandson of yours is a cutie patootie too! It is great being g a grandma, isn’t it?

  35. Pin bowls. Such a good idea :). The little guy is such a little cutie!! My grandson is just over 18 months and such a joy!!!!

  36. Love the pin bowls and the fact that they are hand made.. Your son is very talented, just like his mom!! Jace is such a cutie. Enjoy every moment that you can with him. Before long he will be all grown up just like my three wonderful granddaughters.

  37. I love the homemade little bowls. So cute. Your grandson is adorable! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  38. Your “little Man” is adorable. He will have many happy hours in his new tepee. The homemade bowls are a fantastic idea. Love the colors and polka dots.

  39. I just LOVE the pin bowls but deciding which colors are my favorite will be difficult. Jace is such a cutie! What fun to have the grands learning your trade at an early age.

  40. Fun pin bowls! And what an adorable”little man!” Christmas is even better with grand babies around!

  41. I love the bowls they are good for Pins and a lot of other sewing items don’t you just love grand babies!

  42. Little Jace’s first Christmas. So cute. – Jake – awesome job on the magnetic pinkeepers. never thought about using for bobbins. great idea. So although i already have a few I need some more – 🙂
    they are awesome

  43. I saw those little pin bowls last weekend when I visited your shop. What a great idea! I had such a good time looking at all your patterns, your fabrics, and all the nifty gadgets. The little clothes pins are so handy. I wanted to buy one of everything, but I had to hold back after I started adding up my total purchase! Your grandson is so cute. He will be so much fun at Christmas. Enjoy….they grow up so fast.

  44. Love the pin bowls, but I also really love the teepee. Neat grandson idea. Maybe grama needs to shop

  45. What an awesome Tepee for little man now be honest did you get in there with him??? I would! Love the ideas of the bowls too! Yay on you’re going to post the Ginger cookie recipe again, I’m clueless as to where I saved it 🙂

  46. Love the pin bowls — going to have a really hard time deciding which colors I want. And I’d love to find a tepee like that for my little guys to play in — how fun is that?!!

  47. I love fun things in my sewing studio……these magnetic bowls are fabulous. Your grandson is too cute for words. Thank you for sharing:)

  48. What a GREAT feature for a quilter to have. No more lost pins because the power field in the bowl will keep all one’s pins together! The variety of colors would go with any decor. I must have this needful!

  49. It’s obvious the son has his mother’s creative gift. Aren’t grandkids the best? Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. I just posted my comment about these cute little bowls on the wrong day! Anyway, nice going Jace’s dad!

  51. Love everything about this post, love the pics of Jace at work with you guys, makes your first post about small business even more meaningful. What a very special treat for you!

  52. Oh are these cute! Love all the colors. How special that they are hand painted by your son. What a cutie in his teepee. We have one for our 10 year old and he loves his! Thanks for all of the creativity you share with us. It really is amazing to have connection to someone as talented as you. K-

  53. I have a couple plain magnetic bowls and love them, but they sure aren’t as cute as these!!

  54. I am so lucky to have one of Jake’s hand painted bowls…thanks again Jake!! Jace is so adorable Lisa!!

  55. These pinbowls are so much cuter than my plain metal one. They help corral safety pins from basting and Wonder Clips from binding.

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