12 Days of Needful Things…Day 10!

12 Days of Xmas Ornaments 10DAY 10- VALDANI THREAD BOOK!Wool Needle & Thread Cover only

Now if you love to work with wools and the Valdani threads this next needful thing is for you!  This book is only available through Primitive Gatherings as we make them from start to finish in our own warehouse.

The book has a lot more than a place to record your threads.  lisabongean

In the first section I talk about the different weights of threads, what the letters mean in front of the numbers.

Which needles to use with what threads… Lots of pages to record your three stranded flosses, 5-8-and 12 wt threads.

A little section on wool appliqué and using steam-a-seam2 light.  Recommended tools for working with wool.

A section for future threads….Basic Stitch diagrams for all those embroidery stitches, with diagrams the way I stitch them.

A section to list your projects and threads you may need when you get to the quilt show or a shop…

A Note section for projects you want to buy next!!! So you can see this little book has lots of good things that you can keep in your purse for whenever you need it!

So many stitchers are in the booth trying to pick out threads and they don’t know what they already have at home…so now…a great needful thing…Valdani Thread Book!

Thread books are  $10. or 2 for $18!  We will manually adjust the price if you buy more than one…This would be a great present for your woolie friends! Order your book here VALDANI THREAD BOOK

REMEMBER TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO WIN A BOOK WE CAN GIVE A LOT OF THESE AWAY!!!   Tell me what the best part of your Christmas is…
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How are you doing on your Christmas prep?  I did a some decorating on Sunday and the tree last night…Here are a few pics of what the Bongean house looks like…sorry these are a little dark…but its been rainy and gloomy.  God…Please send us some snow!!! Wisconsin is not good in December without any snow!  The snow is very pretty…this rainy mess is not!

I’ve tried to mix it up and use some different quilts this year…I love the scrappy Christmas block quilt that the shop girls made me for Christmas one year…The Christmas Reel quilt is from one of my first fabric lines and is made extrordinary with Linda’s (thequiltedpineapple.com) quilting. The Buggy Barn crazy tree quilt I bought at a benefit action because it was going to go for so little money that I bid a decent amount for it and took it home!  It was made by Nancy Dey, Kaukauna WI.

This is the first year I have not shopped for new Christmas decor…that might have something to do with moving in Feb.  I will miss this house…we have been here for almost 13 years…that is the longest I have ever lived in one place on my own…Nick & I purchased Northridge when we were still working in the paper mill and before we opened Primitive Gatherings.lisabongeanlisabongeanIMG_4649IMG_4653FullSizeRenderlisabongean

306 responses to “12 Days of Needful Things…Day 10!”

  1. Lorene Breit Avatar

    This looks like a terrific book to have and to keep my own records.

  2. Debby Avatar

    My favorite part of Christmas is the family all getting together. That rarely happens any other time of the year. And I love all the lights. The pics of your home are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Gillian Avatar

    What a great idea!

  4. Dawn Cornell Avatar
    Dawn Cornell

    That is a beautiful home you have made for your family.

  5. Rebecca Avatar

    Gathering family is my favorite part of Chrisrmas!

  6. Debra Nelson Avatar
    Debra Nelson

    Your home is beautiful! I’m sure you will miss the familiarity of the old house, but all of the possibilities of a new one are so exciting. Wishing you and yours the Merriest of Christmases!

  7. Barbara Brannon Avatar
    Barbara Brannon

    I would be hard-pressed to have just ‘one’ favorite part of Christmas, but the candy making I do every year is really up there pretty close to first place! I usually make double batches of 6 or 8 different candy recipes for gifts. The house just smells wonderful! Your house looks so pretty and so festive. Thank you for the giveaway – AND all you do through out the year.
    Merry Christmas!
    Barbara in TN

  8. Jackie Avatar

    I have been wanting one of those books, thanks Lisa! Loved all your Christmas Pictures, thanks for sharing.

  9. Barbara P. Avatar
    Barbara P.

    Getting my my kids and grandkids together and buying their “Santa” gifts to see their little faces in excitement is my favorite.

  10. Robbi Buckles Avatar
    Robbi Buckles

    My favorite part of Christmas is being able to see Christmas through the eyes of my little grandsons. I just love their awe and excitement. When I am with them, I appreciate all the simple joys of the holidays.

  11. Kathy Vetter Avatar
    Kathy Vetter

    What a wonderful “Needful” item ! Thanks !

  12. Fran Avatar

    You inspire me at how much you get done at this busy time of year! Your home looks lovely! I have ordered both days needful things and have them on hold. Thanks

  13. Melanie Truesdale Avatar
    Melanie Truesdale

    The best part of Christmas is when I go home. My Mom and Dad are right there at the door – smiling, eyes shiny with tears, and hugs, oh those hugs, some of the best ever. It makes everything right.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Melanie…thats a great part!!!

  14. Sue Knill Avatar
    Sue Knill

    What a wonderful book!

    Sent from my iPad


  15. Donna Frazier Avatar
    Donna Frazier

    I can’t wait to get this book! I never knew you had these and I’m so excited!

  16. Barbara Acchino Avatar
    Barbara Acchino

    Thank you for sharing pictures of your lovely home!

  17. Joan Richards Avatar
    Joan Richards

    Another great idea from Lisa. Love it and will definitely buy one! Thank you!

  18. Heather Kosbab Avatar
    Heather Kosbab

    Our favorite family tradition is our stockings. The original red felt with holiday appliqués and sequins was given to me when I was a baby and I have made matching ones for my husband, children, children’s spouses, grandchildren and even dogs! They are totally kitsch but we all love them and remind us of family even when we can’t be together.

  19. suejean1 Avatar

    Oh Lisa, your house looks beautiful. I really don’t know how you find the time for all you do. Best wishes on your move going smoothly. Yikes, I can not even imagine how much work it would be to move. Can’t wait to see photos of your new sewing space. Do you have a place all picked out for your fabric stash?
    My favorite part of Christmas is time with family. I love going to church on Xmas eve and then after we all open one gift, always PJ’s or lounge wear, change into our new comfy clothes and sit in the family room with all the candles lit and tree lights and enjoy each other’s company and some cocktails. So peaceful. Wishing you a wonderful blessed Christmas and time to sit with the ones you love.

  20. Karen Sikes Avatar
    Karen Sikes

    What a great idea and it sounds perfect!!!!

  21. Sue knill Avatar
    Sue knill

    Th best part of Christmas is gathering with family and friends to focus on Jesus.

  22. Margaret Avatar

    I think the best part of Christmas this year will be having our 10 month old grandson with us. Not that he’s going to understand what’s going on,but just having him around is a joy. (And it’s been lots of fun shopping for him, too! )

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I agree Margaret…our grandsons are the same age!!!

  23. Karla Avatar

    I love your wool stockings! I will have to add them to my list to make for next year.

  24. Christi Pike Avatar
    Christi Pike

    I love having grandchildren at Christmas time. They are so fun!

  25. Maggie Reintges Avatar
    Maggie Reintges

    We’re in Florida this year so Christmas is a little different from normal. It’s not like Christmas at home in Michigan! Your house looks beautiful and I can’t wait to get my needful book!! Thanks for doing the 12 days again too!!

  26. Mary Schreiner Avatar
    Mary Schreiner

    The best part of Christmas is when everyone is back home where we all belong! My husband and I also just found out yesterday that we’re going to be first time grandparents!!! Best gift ever!!!

  27. Joyce Weese Avatar

    I’m not having very good luck leaving a comment here. I bought one of these little books last weekend. It will be very handy, I should have bought another one as a gift for my friend in Minneapolis.

  28. Nicole M Avatar
    Nicole M

    The house looks amazing even in the gloomy, rainy weather!! We have an easy Christmas prep because we are traveling to see family this year.
    The book looks like an awesome “needful thing.”

  29. Pam Schmitt Avatar
    Pam Schmitt

    The best part of Christmas is seeing the joy on my grandchildren faces and being together. This year my daughter and her family are stationed overseas but we will face time with them so we can all be together that way.

  30. Debbie G Avatar
    Debbie G

    What a great book for resource!! My favorite part of Christmas is family getting together. From my mom and dad who are 83 and 86 to my 2 year old grandson. Thankful for them all. They are my life’s blessings!

  31. Linda Otten Avatar
    Linda Otten

    This book looks awesome. The best part of Christmas for me is spending time with family and watching the excitement of my grandkids. Decorations are all up just need to wrap gifts. Your home looks beautiful!

  32. Shirley mord Avatar
    Shirley mord

    Love the tree quilt,I have made this and always wanted to make another one.family is my favorite part of Xmas.

  33. Yvonne Craig Avatar
    Yvonne Craig

    The book are awesome idea! Hope to win

  34. Tammy Avatar

    I knew you always used valdani threads and am curious to maybe start using them as well, but the cost of them has always kept me from them. Your book looks great and would maybe help me get a start on the threads!

  35. Bev Avatar

    Love your website but especially you Christmas Decorations, looking forward to having family gather for the holidays.

  36. Katherine K Morvay Avatar

    My favorite part of Christmas is just reveling in the fact that we still have our health and can welcome our family into our home in the woods where we share love, joy and laughter!

  37. Denise W Avatar
    Denise W

    Your Home is always so Pretty this time of the year! Love the new book, it is a Must To Have! My favorite part of Christmas is doing something nice for Christmas for others so they will also have a nice Christmas. This is a Very Nice time of the year, but also a sad time for a lot of folks….

  38. Leslie Avatar

    The best part of Christmas for me is celebrating with family and friends.

  39. JoAnne McPherson Avatar
    JoAnne McPherson

    For me, the best part of Christmas is family. We were an Army family for years and often didn’t have family around. Friends can be a wonderful way to celebrate, but now that my husband retired, it is awesome to live close to family. I love seeing you quilts and other decorations. Like you, other than the two ornaments I collect each year, and maybe a new quilt or two, I haven’t bought any new decorations. Thanks for the great info and for the chance to win.

  40. lakegirl2 Avatar

    Your home looks wonderful, especially with all the beautiful quilts hanging all over 😉 I love it when our son & his family come for Christmas (every time they come is wonderful) and the youngest always says…”Grandma, we can stay for 4 days” or however many they can at that time. Grandchildren are wonderful at every age and make Christmas even more special. I have a wool project to make for Chrstmas gifts, I better fly. Thank you for all you share with us, your fans. Merry Christmas.

  41. Susan P Avatar
    Susan P

    My favorite thing about Christmas is watching my grandchildren open their presents!

  42. ethelann wood Avatar
    ethelann wood

    Good morning Lisa, Your home is lovely. I love the quiet warmth of the quilts and colors. I try to use winter themes as we travel to see our son and grands over Christmas week. Snowmen, quilts,greenery, pinecones and since our name is Wood lots of birch-look candles. Our new and skinnier tree is decorated with pinecones,red berries, handmade icicles and birds. Next year I want to use Downeast Thunder’s wool birds. Have you seen her site? Amazing! I have not seen this book before but I definitely need it!! I am the one who always buys something I already have and forget the one I need.Thanks for all the fun!

  43. LeAnn Keenan Avatar

    I love Christmas music. I have at least six different versions of “The Christmas Song” and I love them all!

  44. Cathy C Avatar
    Cathy C

    The best part of Christmas now is obviously the grandchildren, 4, 2 and 2. But it is also seeing my children interact with their children. I love being a grandmother!
    This little book is cute and helpful. I’ll get one and get organized.

  45. Sharon Z. Avatar
    Sharon Z.

    I look forward to visiting with friends and family. Things slow down, for just a few days!

  46. Donna Sparling Avatar
    Donna Sparling

    I own this book and LOVE it! It has saved me money by NOT buying more of what I already own! Lol! Many times I would just buy more thread as I could not remember what I had at home – that’s not such a terrible thing but it gives me more money to spend on other things!

  47. Kathy Baker Avatar
    Kathy Baker

    Thanks to you, I am a confessed “wool applique-aholic.” (That’s a good thing – I think!) Of course that means I have to try a keep track of what threads I am using for which project. I have found your wool swatch booklet valuable as it lists thread numbers that go along with your dyed wools – very handy when placing an order. This book sounds like the organization I could use. Your home is sparklingly beautiful.

  48. robinttttt Avatar

    The best part of Christmas is having my husband, sons, daughter-in-law and 1 year old grandson together. Any day we are together is the best day ! The fun of Christmas with a small child is beginning again !

  49. Karen Weiderman Avatar
    Karen Weiderman

    Th best part of Christmas is waiting up for Santa with snow lightly falling.

  50. Paula in KY Avatar
    Paula in KY

    I think this book is a wonderful genius idea. Everyone should want one. I would love to win one.

  51. Marcy Peterson Avatar

    I look forward to being with family for the Christmas season. I am making the long drive from Colorado to south Texas(18 hours), but hearing a 7 year old grandaugter saying “Grandma you finally got here” makes it all worth it.

  52. lbosma Avatar

    I am ordering the Valdani Thread Book!

  53. Jeanine Vicalvi Avatar
    Jeanine Vicalvi

    Merry Christmas! The book is definitely on my needful things list. I’ve been needing to keep track of my threads. Jeanine

  54. Ann Hougaard Avatar
    Ann Hougaard

    The best part of Christmas are all the good memories of Christmas I am 80 years old so I have lots of great memories. And hopes for many more to come.

  55. Lily Pinarello Avatar
    Lily Pinarello

    Beautiful Christmas decorations Lisa! This is the first year that I have an artificial tree… takes a little getting used to. But beautiful. Now I want some snow.

  56. Jane Avatar

    Merry Christmas! Your house with it’s warm decorations so tastefully done looks amazing. I still have much to do for the holidays and am currently knitting a Christmas stocking that needs to get done by the 20th! It’s my first sock ever and at the heel stage so am feeling very confused just now .
    This book looks like it would be a huge asset for those valdani threads and other tidbits you need while wool working, thanks for the chance.

  57. Cherie Avatar

    Your home is decorated so pretty for Christmas. The book is a wonderful idea!

  58. Dawn Avatar

    I think my favorite part is getting together with family and friends and looking at their decorations. Having them tell me the stories behind them.

  59. Peggy Thoreson Avatar
    Peggy Thoreson

    Spending time with family and friends is so precious. Love, love, love the pictures of your home…beautiful!

  60. Mary Andra Avatar
    Mary Andra

    Lots of fabulous inspirational information and pictures. Thank you for sharing. Fabulous new book. Great idea.

  61. Donna Oelfke Avatar
    Donna Oelfke

    Oh LISA! We just moved before Thanksgiving after living in our little house for 17 years. We didn’t think we had a lot of stuff because we had not much storage. Moving (even with lots of help) is not for the WEAK! It is all done now and Christmas with our sons and their beautiful little daughters (we have 2 new granddaughters!) will be a chance to slow down a little. Good luck n your move! I love and need any type of organization–love the book!

  62. Patty Archuleta Avatar
    Patty Archuleta

    The best part of Christmas, after remembering the reason, is spending time with family and friends.

  63. Jody Randall Avatar
    Jody Randall

    Christmas is now so fun with 3 little grandsons Just old enough now to get excited. I too like you just moved from home we lived in for 13 years and was also the longest I had lived in ever. keep up all your hard work, we all love what you do.

  64. Donna B Avatar
    Donna B

    I love all the music! And I love the idea of a book like this. I keep a journal of my quilts!

  65. Carolyn kimble Avatar
    Carolyn kimble

    I love all Christmas!!! I have two granddaughters I wrap every one of their present, they get so excited they can’t wait for Christmas.

  66. Laura Wohlfarth Avatar
    Laura Wohlfarth

    I don’t think I could leave a house like yours..,.it’s beautiful! Still decorating for Christmas, and am looking forward to spending it with Family. I hope to have more handmade creations adorning the house in the years to come. The needle and thread book looks like a must-have!

  67. Diana Kiehl Avatar
    Diana Kiehl

    Another amazing tool… I have just this issue and lots of the same threads. Thanks for your creative solution. I’d love to win this!

  68. Marilyn Avatar

    Moving is always Bittersweet, but with so much for the Bongean family to look forward to, a new house, new shop, new grand-baby, will turn into a wonderful 2016 for you all. I wish myself a great new 2016, as well, and a new magnetic bowl from Jake, and a new book would make it sweeter. Have a great holiday. Is the Cali part of family coming back home? Love to Miss Terri. Can’t wait for February!!!!

  69. Barbara F. Avatar
    Barbara F.

    What a handy little book to keep organized! Would love to have one of these. One of my favorite things about Christmas is sitting quietly in the evenings with the Christmas tree lit and reflecting on all the wonderful memories of Christmases past.

  70. Linette Avatar

    The best part of Christmas for me this year is having my youngest daughter at home with us. She went through some difficult times the past year but is trying to get her life back together. Proof for me that God does answer a mother’s prayer. Also thankful to have two of six grandkids near. Merry Christmas!!

  71. Lily Pinarello Avatar
    Lily Pinarello

    Ah yes…. best part of Christmas is remembering loved family members that have passed away… as I prepare their favourite foods for our traditional Christmas meals…. sometimes teary but very special feelings that warm my heart

  72. Cheryl hanns Avatar
    Cheryl hanns

    Best part of my Christmas is hot chocolate and marshmallows with my grandchildren watching me stir until they can have some at their Gammy’s house. The warmth of the fire and the lights of the tree and then present guessing while the grandkids wait for Santa.

  73. Chris Avatar

    I love finding some quiet time to sit by the tree and do my favorite handwork (wool). I would love to win your book as I’m usually an organized person but find I buy duplicate threads from time to time!

  74. Caroline Avatar

    The best part of Christmas is sharing the joy of the season with my grandchildren!! Your little book looks great! I need some organization with my threads!!

  75. Meme Avatar

    Celebrating the reason for season and being with family and friends is tops on my list. Thank you for publishing the thread book, a great tool, which I need. Thanks for sharing your home with us, beautiful!

  76. Lois Walker Avatar
    Lois Walker

    My favorite part of Christmas is having all my family together. And I love all the baked goods, beautiful decorations and Christmas carols.

  77. Marcia Connor Avatar
    Marcia Connor

    Happy home, happy hearts. Have a truly wonderful Christmas!

  78. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    Decorating is beautiful as always. I can honestly say I need one of these booklets. I have thread notes everywhere.

  79. Kathy Vetter Avatar
    Kathy Vetter

    one thing I really like is the stitch examples

  80. Susan egner Avatar
    Susan egner

    With the creation of this book, you are reading my mind Lisa! I have enough valdani threads that I can’t remember what I have! Keep meaning to write down what I have , color and thickness, but I still haven’t! Thank you Lisa!!!

  81. Sophiegirl Avatar

    I love finding a few minutes each day to just sit and enjoy the season.

  82. Therese Hoehn Avatar
    Therese Hoehn

    The thread book sounds like a very helpful thing! Today is my last day of work as a School Nurse as I am having foot surgery tomorrow. I had my other foot done back in June so I know what I am in for. Long recovery, but I will be patient and realize the outcome is what counts! My goal is to be sprinting by spring so I am ready for Paducah!
    Christmas preparation was fun but busy as I needed to get everything done by today. All my gifts have been purchased, decorating complete, gifts wrapped, and baking done. Now I am ready to just relax, and heal, and enjoy my family! I have blocks from both last year’s and this year’s BOW ready to work on while I remain unable to walk. I have a lot to keep myself busy! My four children will be coming home for Christmas- this makes me so happy!!! My youngest, who has been in Spain(studying abroad) is coming home this weekend! I can’t wait to hear of all of her adventures! Merry Christmas to all!

  83. Sharon Sabins Avatar
    Sharon Sabins

    How do I tell you that I want to add more things during needful things and I ordered the book but want to keep it in my cart until last day.

    May the holiday season fill you with peace and joy, Sharon💒


  84. Marian Avatar

    Reflection. hope, enjoyment of family and traditions
    Thanks for everything you do

  85. Carol Caraccia Avatar
    Carol Caraccia

    This book is more like a “must have” thing!! What a great gift idea too.

  86. Jacqueline Elmore Avatar
    Jacqueline Elmore

    What a wonderful idea.

  87. Lissa Rogers Avatar
    Lissa Rogers

    This book is my favorite. It is so nice to open to the number and see if I have the color and the correct weight. It will help me avoid dupicating colors, which has been so frustrating. So fun to see your beautiful Christmas decorations. I need a primitive decorater! This Christmas our 5 kids and 12 grandkids will all be here and we are so excited. It’s been almost 6 years since we were all together. It will be crazy and chaotic with all 24 of us under one roof for 3 days, but it will be heavenly! Thanks again for all you do and have a fun Christmas with your darling grandson!

  88. Ginger Weber Avatar

    Love this time of year! My house is lit from top to bottom. Also love the magnetic bowls…they are great!

  89. Edie Frasier Avatar
    Edie Frasier

    What a great way to keep up with the Valdani threads…. your home looks so festive. Merry Christmas.

  90. Sharon Sabins Avatar
    Sharon Sabins

    I can feel your house miss. I live in a 125 year old house that I completely renovated and it is up for sale. I know when it sells, I will be house broken, haha. I love this old house but it is way to big for two people in their seventies. Your pictures look cozy and inviting, filled with your personal touch, that’s why I love your shop so much.

  91. Jackie Avatar

    I have looked and looked for something exactly like this – what a great idea!!!! And your Christmas quilts are simply gorgeous!!

  92. debmoyes Avatar

    That’s hard to say, but probably decorating. Sounds like it might be the same for you as well. I love getting out the quilts and woven things and cross stitch items that I have made over the years. This year I made some Santa dolls which were so fun to do and so unique. And decorating the tree with so many memories. I taught Seond Grade for many years many years ago and I still have the ornaments that kids made and gave me.

  93. Jo Anne Hawks Avatar
    Jo Anne Hawks

    The best part of Christmas is spreading love and joy and remembering the miracle of the Savior’s birth and His love for each of us.

  94. Edie Frasier Avatar
    Edie Frasier

    This book is great! Now I can keep up with the thread collection! Merry Christmas.

  95. aquiltinglady Avatar

    I definitely need this thing! Your decorations are very beautiful. My favorite part of Christmas was having all of my kids home. Xoxo

  96. Jane Zagrodnik Avatar
    Jane Zagrodnik

    My favorite part of Christmas is the decorating and cooking for family and friends. This Friday I am going to enjoy some sewing time. Years ago my sister-in-law and I were always busy, busy finishing up making Christmas presents for everyone. It was so fun to chat on the phone or in letters each week to see where we were at with our gifts. Yes before email, text etc. I still make some presents..but not as many as I use to. Next year everyone will get the little wool trees on their presents.

  97. Susan Ellis Avatar
    Susan Ellis

    Wow! Would so love to win this book. It would be perfect for a beginner like me ❤️ Sue

  98. Sharon Meek Avatar
    Sharon Meek

    I love the lights and all the happy kids!! Definitely need one of these books.

  99. Elizabeth Birch Avatar
    Elizabeth Birch

    My favorite Christmas activities are baking cookies and going out to get a beautiful tree from the woods. We usually go as a family, but this year our oldest son is in the army over in Jordan and will not be home for Christmas. We will miss being together, but my younger two will be here! One with his new bride!

  100. Deb Roy Avatar
    Deb Roy

    I will take one book and one of the magnetic bowls from yesterday’s 12 days

  101. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    What an awesome little book and I could surely use one. Lisa we just moved and closed on our house last Thursday. We had been there 13 years too. It’s the longest we had ever lived in one house. We gained 2 son-in- laws and 6 grand kids in that house. We have moved into a new duplex to live while we have our retirement home built this summer. I’m up to my eyeballs in boxes so not much Christmas around here this year. We will go find it when we make the rounds to see the kids.

  102. DeDe Avatar

    OMG that’s me trying to decide what thread I need in the store. How do I not know of this book? You should display it right next to the treadsď

  103. Mary Hilyer Avatar
    Mary Hilyer

    Yes, it would be hard to give up your beautiful home! Love your decorating, got a few ideas for myself. Love the idea of the little book. It would help me so much. Have to get one.

  104. Judy Hunsberger Avatar
    Judy Hunsberger

    This little book has been wonderful! No guessing about the threads I have, plus all the information in it are helpful. I love decorating my home and sharing the season with my family.

  105. Kathy Avatar

    This book looks like a lifesaver. And your home looks like you, warm and inviting. You must share pictures of your new house. I’m sure it will be beautiful.

  106. Patty Morning Avatar
    Patty Morning

    My favorite part of Christmas is keeping the tradition of making all the Norwegian goodies my family loves and sharing them with my 89 year old dad! Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful home. You’ll make any house a “home”! Enjoy your new one!

  107. Sarah Stiebner Avatar
    Sarah Stiebner

    Thank you for sharing how you decorate as well as the book!

  108. Donna Nelson Avatar
    Donna Nelson

    What a great idea, and nice way to keep track of all my valdani threads. This year my favorite part of Christmas is my brand new 1st grandchild born 2 weeks ago. “Little” Madeline only weighed 11 lbs, but that’s okay, more to love.

  109. Teri LaVoy Avatar
    Teri LaVoy

    What a great booklet that I think I need. Thanks for these useful items showcase.

  110. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    The little book will be useful to record the threads I have. I write it down on a piece of paper and lose it. The best part of Christmas for me is when my son comes home. He is a pilot in the Canadian Forces. He’ll be going overseas in a couple of months so I really want to enjoy every moment with him.

  111. Marilyn Hopkins Avatar
    Marilyn Hopkins

    What a great way to keep an unorganized person organized!!

  112. Elizabeth Avatar

    The Valdani book is a great idea. I buy duplicate things so often because I don’t know what I have…my bad!

  113. Lori Genther Avatar
    Lori Genther

    I love working with wool, it is so addictive! And Valdani is my all time favorite thread, along with your needles! !

  114. Linda Avatar

    I never remember totally what threads I have—-the book is a great thing…..

  115. Laura Benthien Avatar
    Laura Benthien

    Your home s so polished! I love the look! My favorite part of the holiday is just hanging arou d house with out daughters here to enjoy. with, theres nothing better than that!

  116. Jane Hansen Avatar
    Jane Hansen

    The best part of Christmas is sharing with family & continuing traditions that have been passed down through the years. I have fond memories of waking up Christmas morning to see what goodies Santa left under the tree. Yes, I still believe!

  117. Laura Benthien Avatar
    Laura Benthien

    Sorry, my ipad seems to be skipping letters! It is meant to say, “hanging around the house with our daughters here to enjoy it with!

  118. Linda Avatar

    My favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with family and seeing the all the kids so excited. Decorating is done and enjoying them. This book looks awesome and your home looks beautiful

  119. Lizzie Avatar

    The thread book would be such a great resource…i’m just starting to get into some woolie things:) The best for me is to see our kids and grandkids since we are all spread out from NYC to Nashville to MN! I agree about the snow too……bring it on!!

  120. gaillacey Avatar

    My second favorite thing about Christmas is getting my Christmas quilts hung. Some of them I forget I have so they’re ‘new’ all over again! The best part of Christmas will be sharing the day with my 3yo grandson and 5 month old grandson. Little Davis is full of energy and loves to show me all of the decorations he’s hung on his little Christmas tree. The little ones are so important this time of year.

  121. Sally Matoushek Avatar
    Sally Matoushek

    The very best part is being with my kids and grandkids but before they arrive the best part for me is getting all my ornaments out and enjoying all the memories. I buy ornaments on trips and collect snowman ornaments and Texas Capital ornaments.
    I got to visit your Wisconsin shop in October, it was amazing. Thanks for all your wonderful creativity.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and your staff!

  122. lcdds217Lauren Avatar

    I love the dough bowl!!! I have one in the basement I totally forgot about – Thanks for the inspiration!

  123. Cathy Jackson Avatar

    The best part of Christmas is the part of being with family and celebrating and doing our little traditions. It is such a festive time and it seems to draw each other just a bit closer.

    Cathy ♥

  124. Deborah Kuchta Avatar
    Deborah Kuchta

    Lovely holiday decorations…..So festive.

  125. Vicki H Avatar
    Vicki H

    The best part of Christmas is being together as a family.

  126. Denise Cabral Avatar
    Denise Cabral

    Every year I look forward to all the 12 days of Christmas sales.. I am so glad you have one”

  127. SAndy K Avatar
    SAndy K

    I enjoy the extra family time and all the festivities.

  128. Jamie Austin Avatar
    Jamie Austin

    Being with my husband ☺️

  129. Cindi P Avatar
    Cindi P

    My favorite part of Christmas is being with family. Thanks for the chance to win.

  130. Betty Avatar

    This looks like a very useful book. thank you for sharing, if I don’t win will definitely order one for myself

  131. Sandy Avatar

    I love getting Chrisrmas letters telling me what everyone has been up to, especially the people I don’t get to see often enough. I need that book!

  132. Lu Calkins Avatar
    Lu Calkins

    Christmas is my favorite time of year. Sitting by the lighted tree, rocking in my Great Grandmothers wooden rocking chair, covered up with a quilt…the time for self reflection and thanksgiving for my family and how blessed I am. It is a peaceful time for me that I am so thankful for.

  133. kim Avatar

    I love the smell of the house with Christmas cookies baking , and my DH waiting to eat a few warms ones :0). I spend more time at my machine during Dec. now that the kids have grown. We get to see them after Christmas but we still share the fun and joy of Christmas together when we can. Thanks for the chance to win this useful book and for sharing your lovely home all decorated for the winter…..I hope you leave everything up for a good long time :0). Merry Christmas and Happy Sewing

  134. Sally Hurst Avatar
    Sally Hurst

    My favorite things about Christmas is that I get together with friends and do fun things, like go for Christmas tea, or have people over to celebrate. I also love to get Christmas cards, particularly from those far away, and hear about events in their lives in the past year.

  135. Pat Neyens Avatar
    Pat Neyens

    My favorite Christmas tradition is taking my grandchildren shopping for each other and shopping for their Mom and Dad. Love to watch how excited they get while learning about Giving.

  136. Janet Avatar

    My favorite part of Christmas is baking and making everything Christmasy for family and friends.

  137. Pam Hintze Avatar
    Pam Hintze

    The best part is being with family and now having two healthy grandchildren that can run to us with huge smiles and give us snugly hugs. The thread book would be a wonderful addition for my thread collection.

  138. Nancy Avatar

    I am unable to pick out just one thing since the whole season makes my heart happy – the smells of baking, the sounds of singing, the sounds of laughter of family and friends, the bright colors of red and green adorning our home, the homes and lawns decorated in our neighborhood, and after the light of day is over, sitting with my hubby in the family room by the woodstove, always with my woolie needlework in hand. He snoozes, I stitch. I have made many of your delightful patterns. My favorite Christmas one is your Joy To the World banner. THANK YOU LISA!!

  139. Ellen R Avatar
    Ellen R

    One of my favorite things about Christmas are the lights.. on houses, the big trees at the mall, and the Mission Inn in Riverside.

  140. Lori Avatar

    The best part of Christmas for me is just having my adult kids come home. Of course they love certain foods I make and that is one way into their hearts.

  141. Starla Avatar

    Christmas day is the best part. Each year one of my three children plays Santa, just like my Dad did, By the time we open all the gifts in my small house, my six grandsons are covered with Christmas wrapping paper and are barely visible. Everyone one is laughing like crazy. Then we sit down for the traditional Christmas meal. So much fun!

  142. pdroberts Avatar

    This year has been especially nice because I have three friend that I spend time with and stitch, quilt, applique, eat, always eating good stuff, and going on road trips to find wool and fabric to make not only your wonderful patterns but others too. I am so excited because I am making each gal as special gift. I have made many of your little stacked trees and had a great time. You have the best ways to use up scraps of wool. Thanks for making your lovely designs and making my Christmas a colorful one this year. P

  143. Cheryl Gaines Avatar
    Cheryl Gaines

    I love your Twelve Days of Christmas. I like to see your needful ideas. Such wonderful ideas they are. Thank you

  144. Paulette Doyle Avatar

    This looks like a must have book…for all the woolies out there! Your house looks so lovely and very festive and homey!! In other words, PERFECT!!

  145. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    I think the best part of Christmas is looking at the joy through the eyes of a child, how excited they get and how happy they are. I love my wool book, I already bought four of them in Houston, for my woolie friends. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  146. sandy Lowery Avatar
    sandy Lowery

    Your house looks so festive and cosy. My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with the two granddaughters, two and five. It is such a magical time for the little ones.

  147. Sandi Avatar

    I love spending the time with my grown children! I love all your decorating. It looks so pretty and cozy! Hugs,

  148. Sharon Clune Avatar
    Sharon Clune

    I love giving my friends hand made Christmas gifts, especially made out of wool. Your adorable patterns are my first choice and I try to fit the pattern to the right friend. Thankyou for sharing your talent with all of us.

  149. Sharon Avatar

    I look forward to spending Christmas eve and day with my sister and her family. She’s the best!

  150. terifisher Avatar

    My favorite part of Christmas is my
    Whole family coming to my home on
    Christmas Eve – I make a nice dinner
    And we all eat and then the ripping and tearing of Christmas packages begins – so fun to watch the kids – this is the 2nd generation of Christmas Eve’s at my home.

  151. Cindy Shope Avatar
    Cindy Shope

    I love making things for my family and friends.

  152. Mary Dyer Avatar
    Mary Dyer

    I love all the memories that decorating and baking bring back for me. My Mom is here with me in spirit as I bake and share with friends. When hubs and I put up all the decorations we remember all the times with our children who are now grown and on their own. Happily, our daughter and her husband will soon be here with us to make more good memories! Really, I love it all!

  153. Claire Avatar

    The best part of Christmas are the memories and the making of new ones with family and friends. The wonder and magic of Christmas through the eyes of a child is probably the most wonderful thing. I love bringing out all my wool projects from years past especially the old fashioned Santa mat that you designed many years ago. It always brings a smile when people see it. Love your decorating and the book is a great idea.

  154. Katherine Avatar

    Family is what makes Christmas.

  155. Therese hoehn Avatar
    Therese hoehn

    Beautiful Christmas decorations/quilts!

  156. Laurel Avatar

    We get together with our children and their families. It is great fun watching the granddaughters all playing together. Since we all live in different states, this year we will all be together in Arizona…. we understand that we will see the largest tumbleweed christmas tree… what a thrill.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family

  157. Carolyn Maynard Avatar
    Carolyn Maynard

    My favorite part of Christmas includes Family, Friends, and Creativity – my creativity, and the creativity of others. This definitely includes Primitive Gatherings! Great job, Lisa, Nick and team!

  158. Laurel Avatar

    The best part of Christmas for me is being with my children and granddaughters. Since we all live in different states, we will be celebrating christmas in Arizona this year. We understand that we will be seeing the largest tumbleweed christmas tree.. what fun.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family…..
    Your home is beautiful…

  159. Karren M Avatar
    Karren M

    Love your house and the decor. The quilts are amazing. This is the first Christmas in our new home. It was fun and challenging to find new places to put all the decorations that adorned our prior home of 35 years. We do have snow, lots of it, also a new concept for us since we had lived in So. California for 44 years. Right now I’m loving it; come March, I’ll probably be ready to ship you some. In the meantime, I’m going to go broke buying all your needful things — I’ve loved everything so far. You don’t disappoint!

  160. Pam H Avatar
    Pam H

    Love this idea of a thread book! Your pics of your home decorated are so lovely! Merry Christmas, Lisa! Thank you for all you do for the quilting community!

  161. Jean Gerretsen Avatar
    Jean Gerretsen

    Watching young grandchildren’s delight with everything that is Christmas–lights, music, live reindeer, presents, etc.

  162. Lois Wilhelm Avatar
    Lois Wilhelm

    Christmas is always a special time of year for our family. We celebrate each other, spend time together and love watching the grandchildren shriek with joy over the gifts they receive! Your book is a “must have”, I already own a copy and went through my little, but growing, collection of threads. I actually have one duplicate, not bad !! Merry Christmas Lisa!!

  163. Sarah Dostal Avatar
    Sarah Dostal

    I love the soft light from my Christmas tree, lighted villages, and candle lamps in the windows. With the days getting shorter it warms my heart and brings me peace.

  164. Carole Avatar

    The best part of the holidays for me are the memories. The second best is enjoying this Holiday in a “mindful” way…..enjoying each moment as it happens.

  165. Brenda Wyatt Avatar
    Brenda Wyatt

    The best part of Christmas for me is going to Tennessee to be with our grandkids, baking, crafting and all the holiday fun! I love this little book, have one already, but sure could use another one! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  166. Pam Miller Avatar
    Pam Miller

    Love the little book. I must have one to keep my Valdani threads in order. That will help alot to avoid duplicates. Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s going to be really special this year, when my granddaughter, Emma, finally gets the dollhouse that my husband made for her. He is finishing it up today-putting the doorknobs on the front door! He bought the kit for her mom, Lori, when she was eight, and never did it. That was in 1985! Ha! Well, better late than never. It’s beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  167. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    The best part of Christmas is what Christmas is. Christ was born to save sinners.

  168. Jeanine Vicalvi Avatar
    Jeanine Vicalvi

    Merry Christmas! The book looks like exactly what I need to keep track of all my thread. I’ve been wanting to get a list together for when we travel and I stop at different shops. Will be putting it in my needful things. Thanks!
    P.S. Tried posting earlier but the comment never showed?? Trying again.

  169. Bob Springer Avatar

    Christmas is my favorite time of year, celebrating Jesus birth with family and friends, and also happens to be my fav theme of quilt to make and colors to decorate with throughout the year!

  170. Karin Pavlovsky Avatar
    Karin Pavlovsky

    The best part of christmas is getting the house all decorated and sharing it with all my friends and family. I use quilts everywhere and they are like family every year when I get them out to put on the beds or walls.

  171. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    I just knew when I saw these little magnetic bowls that “someone” was making them! Nice job Jace’s dad!

  172. Stella D Avatar
    Stella D

    My favorite thing about Christmas is baking and giving it away. The second is making mittens, hats and scarfs to donate at this time of the year to local schools. Thanks for sharing pictures of your lovely home.

  173. Glenda Burris Avatar
    Glenda Burris

    Wow I love that snowflake quilt! This would be a handy book to have.

  174. Janet G Avatar
    Janet G

    Love the way you have decorated your home. It looks so warm and inviting. Thanks for coming up with this book. It will be very helpful. My favorite thing about Christmas is family.

  175. Kathy Avatar

    My favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with family. Can’t think of anything better! Love your decorated house!

  176. Joni M. Avatar
    Joni M.

    I could use a book like this, and I love the cover too! Beautiful decorating, Lisa. So homey, cozy and inviting.

  177. Edith Avatar

    Two of my new favorite things two days in a row. Cute pin bowls and thread books.

  178. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    Love this little book! Your home looks lovely all decorated up. I too have my tree up and decorations put out. Am working on cookies today and I’m about ready for all the family fun!

  179. Pam Avatar

    After reading so many of the posts, the consensus is that family together makes our holidays so special.! My son was not able to be home with us for Thanksgiving as he was on a deployment over in Turkey. He made it home last week safe and sound and all is good with the world….at least my world. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!

  180. Kris Butorac Avatar

    This book is a wonderful idea! Hoping to do a road trip your way with some hooker/quilter gal pals in January or early Feb. 9 1/2 our drive so we’ll have to keep weather in mind. I’m so happy you have your blog to keep me informed in between trips. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Krissy B.

  181. Gloria Galiana Avatar
    Gloria Galiana

    Being with family is absolutely the best! I love the lights and the warm glow they give. Merry Christmas to all of you.

  182. Carol Thomas Avatar
    Carol Thomas

    I guess it’s true that you just don’t know what you don’t know! I didn’t know I needed this useful little book!

  183. usairdoll Avatar

    Your book sounds wonderful! My favorite thing about Christmas is family getting together. My son is in the USMC and it’s always extra wonderful when he can be home with us.

    Thanks for a chance to win!


  184. Diane Yager Avatar
    Diane Yager

    This little book is a great idea. With the threads I have accumulated over the past year, this would be a must have for me! Thanks for offering it as a give away.

  185. Marlene Avatar

    Looks like a great way to stay organized. Your house looks beautiful!

  186. Janet O. Avatar

    I definitely need that book. You know I need your diagrams of stitches!! So I will be ordering if I don’t win! : )
    What ISN’T the best part of Christmas? I love it all–the lights, the music, the warmth and good cheer, and even though I am not a shopper at any time of year, I actually enjoy the bustle in the stores at Christmas. Spending time in our homes with family is definitely a highlight, but most of all I love the reason behind it all–our Savior!

  187. Babs Williams Avatar
    Babs Williams

    Being with family!!

  188. Rose Burkett Avatar
    Rose Burkett

    I took a class with you in Bloomington last year and of colors don’t remember all of the info on the needles and thread. Loved the classes and your products!!

  189. Patti Pitzer Avatar
    Patti Pitzer

    This book is a great idea..I have been caught at shows not knowing what threads I should buy. My favorite part of Christmas is getting to spend time with out of town family that we don’t get to visit with very often.

  190. Bonnie Larson Avatar
    Bonnie Larson

    The book looks like a great idea. thanks so much for sharing

  191. Linda Pickenpaugh Avatar
    Linda Pickenpaugh

    The best part of Christmas is being together as a family celebrating the reason for the season – Emanuel.

  192. Sandy G. Avatar
    Sandy G.

    I look forward to being with my family, laughing, playing games and always lots of good food. The thread book is such a great idea!

  193. Linda A. Avatar
    Linda A.

    Sounds like I need a thread book. Great idea!

  194. Bonni Brooks Avatar
    Bonni Brooks

    Lisa, your home is lovely! Country is my favorite style, which I fell in love with after moving to Indiana from Pittsburgh long ago. Since then, we’ve also lived in Georgia and now are in Colorado & I’ve taken my country look everywhere I’ve been. My favorite part of Christmas is Christmas evening, when everything has quieted down and I can relax, enjoy Christmas movies, stare at the tree & eat more goodies!

  195. Kim F Avatar
    Kim F

    The best part of Christmas this year will be seeing my son home on leave before he heads to South Korea for 1 to 2 years.

  196. Lynne sinclair Avatar
    Lynne sinclair

    Please hold my items until the end of the days of Christmas
    Christmas in Australia we all ask for a cool day not to be 40 degrees C!
    No hope of snow here

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Lynne, you will need to contact the Shop for items to be held. This site yes done off site at our studio. Please contact them thru email or put in your Comment Section of your order that you would like it to you held. thank you jessica

  197. Wendy hembree Avatar
    Wendy hembree

    I love the celebrations with family. Even small things like going to dinner and the movies together. Having people we know n love.

  198. VickiT Avatar

    The best part of Christmas for me is seeing the excited faces on my grandchildren when they open their presents. Nothing better the the excitement they have. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of being little and remembering that excitement?!

  199. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    All parts of Christmas are special for the season. It is a festive time of the year. However, to me I cherish Christmas Eve church service singing Silent Night with candle light glows remembering Christmas pasts. Having received the essentials as a child had more meaning than the “buy it all” times we see today.

  200. Gretchen Greiner Avatar
    Gretchen Greiner

    Love how cute the little red truck i with the trees in the back! May have to borrow that idea… My favorite part of Christmas is when my daughter comes home. Because she is single and works in a mental health hospital, she works Christmas so someone else can have the day with their family. So she comes home between Thanksgiving and Christmas and we celebrate Christmas then.

  201. Edwina Avatar

    Christmas is always a special time at our house. Our family gets together including 15 grandchildren. A day of Faith, Fun, Food and Family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

  202. diane251 Avatar

    Love this book-so great to keep your reference numbers for Valdani threads.
    And it contains great information for wool applique! Love your pictures of your house, so cozy and beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  203. Stephanie Kluk Avatar
    Stephanie Kluk

    The best part of THIS Christmas is my husband and family! The most important reason to be joyful!

  204. Phyllis Jobe Avatar

    Lisa I don’t do a whole lot of decorating for Christmas. I put the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving because it’s just my husband and me now and it’s placed where we can sit in our favorite chair and look at it. My most favorite thing is being with all my family. Phyllis

  205. Leanne Avatar

    Your house looks so warm and inviting, I love all the quilts.
    I’m pretty set for Christmas, the house is decorated, shopping is done and I have some cookies to bake this week. I even bought some new games to play on Christmas Eve and day…we love playing games.
    Your thread book is a great idea( I didn’t even know it was out there)! It sure beats that little slip of paper I put in my purse that I can never find and ending up forgetting at least one major color thread I need. Happy Christmas 🎄

  206. Bobbie Avatar

    That little book looks like a gem, thanks for give away. My favorite thing about Christmas is baking with my grandchildren & daughter, the house is all decorated, we have Christmas music on and while we bake and sing we do a little dancing in between (grandchildren are 3 and 4). I printed out your cookie recipe and have it chilling in the fridge so later today we are going to bake your cookies, I will let you know how they turn out.

  207. Bobby Avatar

    Best part is family….each year is so very precious….

  208. tac Avatar

    The best part of Christmas is making things with my grandchildren.

  209. amycofer Avatar

    Christmas Eve candlelight Communion service is my favorite part of Christmas.

  210. Karla Avatar

    The book sounds like an awesome idea to keep all my threads listed, to finish all my PG projects I have acquired over the years!! Love all your pictures!! Best part of Christmas is going to mass, & listening to the Christmas story with my family❤️

  211. Pat Avatar

    Yeah! I am able to celebrate another year together with my husband. This will be 53 and I am so thankful God has allowed us these many years as one.

  212. Paula Lambert Avatar
    Paula Lambert

    Oh….I so need this book! I am a wool rookie!! Can hardly wait to get started

  213. Alberta Baikie Avatar
    Alberta Baikie

    The best part of Christmas is our Christmas Eve candlelight service. We are finally winding down and celebrating The Christ child’s birth. Every other year we have all of the kids here and enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate on Christmas morning. This year we had them all for Thanksgiving and will only have our daughters family. Both kids are in college, so we will enjoy their Alstories. I love Christmas!!

  214. Jean Pope Avatar
    Jean Pope

    I love this. I hope to buy it and use it some day with the thread I already bought.

  215. Jean Pope Avatar
    Jean Pope

    I don’t see my comment so I will post it again

  216. Audrey Bretz Avatar
    Audrey Bretz

    One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting out the decorations that have been in storage all year – that includes the tree ornaments, the Nativity set and the quilts. It is like I’m being acquainted with an old friend all over again.
    Thank you for all of these great ideas to gift ourselves (or our quilty friends) with!

  217. Danette Knoth Avatar
    Danette Knoth

    This is definitely a NEEDFUL item! Talk about handy! It would definitely be used! LOVE IT and PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS!

  218. Cecilia Avatar

    The best part of Christmas is watching our granddaughters. Thanks for sharing your Christmas pictures. We moved this year and it has been fun to find new decorations for this new house.

  219. Bunny E Avatar

    What a great book…I think anyone who does wool appliqué this is a MUST HAVE!!! I will be ordering some for my woolly friends!

  220. Rose Avatar

    Love to be organized, so the Valdani thread book is something I would enjoy having. Lisa, your home is just beautiful and I especially like the colors you chose for your walls. The quilts are breathtaking.

  221. Bunny Easlick Avatar

    What a great book!! This is a must have for wool appliqué…..will be getting some of these for my woolly friends! Thank you for being so in touch with making our creative experience so much more enjoyable!

  222. Mary Clemens Avatar
    Mary Clemens

    I love little organizational tools like this book and especially would love having your tips and tricks readily at hand.

  223. Rose Jeter Avatar
    Rose Jeter

    House is beautiful, looks so cheery, love the book, putting that on my list!!!

  224. JoyceLM Avatar

    Getting together with family is always the best part of Christmas for me. Thanks.

  225. Karen Hickman Avatar
    Karen Hickman

    spending the day with family and friends and remembering the true meaning of Christmas

  226. Cheryl Avatar

    OMGosh, this book would be a godsend, a must have on my list. Lisa, your home is beautiful, so warm and inviting with all the beautiful quilts. Happy Holidays

  227. Kris Avatar

    I love Christmas Mass. The music is beautiful! It is a quiet time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Thanks for the chance the win this book. I would love to have one to carry in my purse when shopping! Merry Christmas!

  228. Lynda Avatar

    My best part of Christmas is going to Midnight Mass.

  229. Cathy Greschner Avatar

    I could surely use this wonderful book! Your home is gorgeous and the best Christmas decorating I’ve seen by far~ Merry Christmas Lisa!

  230. Roxanne Avatar

    My favorite part of Christmas is family, food and fun! Love the thread book!

  231. Dora Avatar

    Lovely home, must be hard to leave it Not much decorating being done as no one is coming home for Christmas this year, don’t have it in me to decorate Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  232. Kary Avatar

    Family is the best part of Christmas. It doesn’t matter where you live, family makes a house a home. Enjoy your last Christmas in this house. It does look wonderful.

  233. Katherine Avatar

    Love how your home is decorated with quilts! One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the beautiful music of the season.

  234. Teri Pierce Avatar
    Teri Pierce

    My favorite part of Christmas is the special xmas cookies that you only make once a year with a cup of hot tea! I make about 12 different kinds that have been handed down that I cherish,and always try one new one that my family critiques and actually it will be your star cookie with frosting…only making stars like you said!! Have a joyful Christmas🍪☕️

  235. vicki Avatar

    My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my kids and grandkids.

  236. Janelle Parker Avatar
    Janelle Parker

    The best part of Christmas to me is my kids coming home! What a helpful book this must be. I do need a way to keep up with which threads I have. Tree is up, packages are wrapped, just waiting for a few more items to be delivered and I am stitching a wool mat for a gift. Just took a break to read your blog.

  237. Steph M. Avatar
    Steph M.

    This is a great idea!! It’s on my list 😊

  238. Valerie Avatar

    Your home looks beautiful Lisa! I asked for this book from my daughter for Christmas! I can’t wait to get it!

  239. Brenda Avatar

    The best part of Christmas is having family around. We will be missing our oldest son this year.

  240. Ann C Avatar
    Ann C

    Awesome decorating! The spirit of the season is alive and well at your home.