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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 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

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

  1. Oh he is so cute. Grandchildren our such a Blessing. How bout those Packers.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!😄

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

  5. So cute, now to pick a color!

  6. Awesome that you can see your Grandson while at work sometimes. The bowls are so cheerful!

  7. Oh he is so adorable….what a fun workday!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. The magnetic bowls are adorable! What a great little helper you have!!

  12. Love the bowls and will have to get some! Aren’t grandkids the best?

  13. Jace is so cute. Don’t you just love Grandkids? The bowls are nice and I hope you have my color.

  14. Being a Grandma is one of the best things in life!

  15. What a great idea and they are so colorful they won’t get lost. Love the pictures of Jace too.

  16. That ORANGE BOWL is the one! Looks like Jace is a good helper putting your rows together!!

  17. Cute little pin bowls! Adorable little grandson! I look forward to this list every year. Thanks

  18. Love the pin bowls! Great colors.

  19. Love the magnetic bowls. So many fun uses!

  20. 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.

  21. Sweet little boy, darling bowls 🙂 Isn’t being a grandparent grand???

  22. I love the bowls. They look so much nicer than the metal ones. Your grandson is a cutie! Love the teepee.

  23. 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.

  24. Oh my goodness, I love that aqua pi bowl. Aqua and polka dots, my favorite!

  25. 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?

  26. I bought one of these after thanksgiving. Love it!

  27. Love the polka dot bowls! I have a plain metal one but it’s definitely not as cute as these.

  28. Love the bowls–great uplift.

  29. Love the bowls. Love that Jake makes them!

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. The bowls would be very handy in the sewing room. love the colours.

  33. Love the bowls! My grandkids love the teepee that my kids played in years ago.

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

  35. The Little Man is S CUTE!! I also like the bowls, but I really like the snowfall on this site!!

  36. What a great idea of the pin dishes…I always seam to find pins everywhere!

  37. 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!

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

  39. These pin bowls are adorable!

  40. The bowls are so cute,just like your grandson. They are a great idea.

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

  42. I LOVE the polka dots!! I will be ordering several of these cute bowls.

  43. Those pin bowls are adorable and perfect for so many things! What a great gift idea. Thanks Lisa!

  44. Wow, go Jake! That’s a lot of work! Thanks for the little view of what goes on behind the scene.

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

  46. Well, I definitely need one or two of these! Loved seeing Jake with paint brush in hand and Jace in his tee pee.. Too cute!!!


  48. Wow!!! Love these bowls! Love the idea that they are hand-painted ! Have a fabulous Monday!!!!

  49. 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

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. So very cute!

  53. 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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  54. What a great idea! Love those little pin bowls.

  55. The pin bowls are so cute!

  56. 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.

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

  58. 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?

  59. The bowls are so cute and colorful.. love them

  60. So stinkin cute, Jace and the pin bowls! Going to order now!

  61. I agree with Fran…..Jace and the pin bowls are both sinkin cute!!!

  62. Love the pin holder!!! Aren’t grandchildren wonderful!

  63. 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.

  64. The pin bowls are so pretty. Jace is such a cutie. I remember those days when the grandchildren were small. Such fun days.

  65. We made the perfect trade!!😘

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

    Thanks for a chance to win.


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

  68. LOVE THE BOWLS,not sure if just one will be enough.

  69. Love these little bowls! Super handy!

  70. 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.

  71. Wow!! Such cute bowls! How does one ever decide on a color?!?!

  72. 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!!!

  73. 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.

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

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

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

  77. How cool are those, not to mention the little guy! He’s getting so big already~~~

  78. 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!

  79. Awesome little bowls. You have so many talented family members and Jace is looking like he’s on his way to stardom too!

  80. my old magnetic pin magnet is sold old and ugly, will be nice to spruce things up with a new one! Little man is adorable!

  81. What a little sweetheart your grandson is. The magnetic pin bowls are a wonderful idea.

  82. 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?

  83. 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!!!!

  84. Too much cuteness-grandson and pin owls!

  85. Love those pin bowls!! I need one to put on my longarm!

  86. Cutest little polka dot bowls, I want one

  87. I love that these are handcrafted and polka-dot!! I don’t think Jase could be any cuter!!

  88. Love the bowls! Now to pick colors.

  89. How sweet is that face!

  90. Look at that sweet face!

  91. Love the pinbowls…..Only question is how many to order!! Your grandson is a little cutie!

  92. So lucky to have a talented son and a darling grandson. The magnetic bowls are darling.

  93. The bowls are super cute!

  94. What a great notion! Love all the fun colors and that they’re handmade. :o)

  95. These are pretty cute. I love the colors and the polkadots! Now which color should I choose????

  96. Grandbaby is adorable and so are the little bowls

  97. These look like somethings I need😀

  98. 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.

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

  100. Love the pin bowls and love the fact that they are handmade by your son! What a great idea!!

  101. I love the magnetic bowls your son is making. The polka dots and colors . . . Love it. Your grandson in the teepee too. Did you make the teepee?

  102. 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.

  103. Magnetic bowls are awesome! I never thought about spray painting one, what a c ute Idea!

  104. 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.

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

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

  107. 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

  108. Love the pin bowls! Thank you for sharing a picture of your cute grandson!

  109. 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.

  110. I love these bowls, I look forward your needful things.

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

  112. Love the pin bowls Thanks for the ideas of ways to use for more than just pins

  113. Love the teepee. I could use one of those at work (the little guy too). Thanks.

  114. 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 🙂

  115. I like the yellow bowls! They are bright and sunny!

  116. The pin bowls are great…….but that little Jace is ADORABLE! !! How do you work when he’s around??!!

  117. 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?!!

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

  119. I saw these little pin bowls last weekend while shopping at your shop. What a clever idea. They would make great gifts!

  120. 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!

  121. Love these bowls! No more lost pins for my hubby to step on.

  122. Your little man is too cute. Love the tepee.

  123. I have six ‘little men’ in my life, what a blessing they all are. The bowls are so colorful.

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

  125. LIsa I think we need to make some quilted tepees!

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

  127. Love the pin bowls!

  128. Love the cute little pin bowls. They will bring a bright spot to any sewing area, and wonderful that they are hand-made by Jake!

  129. I love this idea!!! I am always find pins everywhere in my sewing room!!! Would love one of these.

  130. 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!

  131. Cute bowls & cute grandson!

  132. These are so cool…..great gifts! I like that they are hand painted in your own shop!

  133. Cute pin bowls! I like that they ar large enough for wonder clips! Love the teepee!

  134. Little Man is so cute! The pin bowls are pretty cute too!

  135. 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-

  136. Love those bowls – i want them all!

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

  138. Cutest way yet to corral your pins! 💕👍👏

  139. There are great little bowls for your pins, fun too.

  140. Cute bowls…and love the teepee.

  141. I love the polka dots and bright colours of your magnetic pin bowls!

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

  143. As cute as the bowls are, that grandson wins the cuteness award hands down!

  144. Your grandson is adorable. The pin bowls will be very useful.

  145. Oh one of the blue pin bowls would make my day—Kentucky Wildcats blue. I DO bleed blue!! LOL

  146. Love the cute pin bowls. Of course the orange one is my favorite!

  147. Looks like Jace is great help! Love the pin bowls!

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

  149. Why didn’t I think of this???

  150. pin bowls would be handy. Your grandson is a cutey

  151. Love the pin bowls. The colors just make me happy!

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