12 Days of Needful Things…Day 3!


Ok…many of you asked for this one back…and because I WANT you all to have one… I am listening…Now we make so little on this iron especially when it on sale BUT really we must all have one. So the business profitability rules are thrown out on this one…I would probably quit quilting if I lost my steam station…its that critical…especially for wool appliqué…when I say lots of steam…I believe this is the only product that can deliver megga steam!!!

M_41003_976846I have one at home, two at the studio…I do not want to iron with a regular iron ever again…I hate filling the water…and I do not have to do it much with this iron… This iron has immediate steam and LOTS of it!!! It has a trigger like a gun for steam..press the trigger massive steam overload…It has a tank to hold a lots of water…sole plate is filled with steam holes everywhere…If you iron has 12 steam holes around the arc it’s not enough steam for wool….Here is the write up from the manufacturer…

“Continuous high powered steam makes this steam station ideal for everyday ironing or special projects. It has the patented Microsteam 400 strainless-steel soleplate for perfect steam distribution. The precision tip reaches difficult areas like collars, seams, and around buttons. Extra large continuous anytime fill water tank holds 33 ounces for up to 1-1/2 hours of ironing. 1800 watts equals fast heat up that is ready in 3 minutes. It also has vertical steam that is ideal for removing wrinkles from hanging garments, drapes and for smoothing and shaping sewing projects. Extra long 6 foot steam cord and extra long 12 foot power cord. No Auto Off.”

I tried to load a video…and after an hour of trying I quit soooo….The CA store has a couple in the classroom, if you stop in ask for a demo…If your in WI come to my studio if you want to see it in action…we always have it on!!!  If you can’t make it which most of you can’t hopefully some will reply if they have one and you’ll have to trust us all that we would die without our steam stations!!! I would love to sell a bunch of these and give one away!!!   Click here to order your life changing IRON.

You might have to do what we do…on the way out of your sewing room you may need to post a sign… IMG_4775The shortest day of the year was yesterday…everyday now is starting to be longer…I so dislike the short days…I start my day at somewhere around 4 give or take a half hour…I drive in the dark to go workout…I drive home after work and it’s dark again…even when I’m in CA its dark at 5pm…and it warm..it’s so odd for me…When it warm in WI it’s light for a long time!!! IMG_4763Last night Gramma and Big Papa went along with Jace and his Mommy and Daddy to see Santa…IMG_4766He was in such a good mood until he was with Santa…then the crying started…I managed to get somewhat of a pic before the tears came down…Don’t we just have the cutest Santa!!! As soon as he was back in Momma’s arms all was right in the world and we had a wonderful meal together…

Please leave a quick short comment today…I know we all busy…for a chance to win this baby…There are over 1000 views on these posts…but only around 200 comments…so your chance to win is pretty good!!

PLEASE remember to put HOLD on your ORDER in the COMMENT section…not on this blog comment…Sorry…I don’t work at the shop…I forward them when I see it but I don’t want them to get shipped, if I miss it!!

Have a good day…I have to get my CA package out today!!! So my kids get presents from WI too!!!


349 responses to “12 Days of Needful Things…Day 3!”

  1. Karrie Avatar

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Elaine S. Avatar
    Elaine S.

    That would be awesome to have so much STEAM! Ha! Your grandson is adorable!

  3. Krissy Rozanski Avatar
    Krissy Rozanski

    Merry Christmas! Thank you for offering such fantastic products! I would love one of these irons to support my newly acquired taste for wool applique 🙂

  4. Carol Bourque Avatar
    Carol Bourque

    Thanks for being so generous! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Lori Loff Avatar
    Lori Loff

    Your little grandson is the cutest ever!

    Your iron sounds wonderful, but I think I’ve already spent my allotment on me this year.

  6. Peggy Dalberto Avatar
    Peggy Dalberto

    Merry Christmas Lisa and thanx for sharing your world. Love all the pics! New house is going to be lovely. I have a non Christmas related question. I finally finished handquilting my Evelyn’s album. Can I wash/dry it? thanks for your help on this. peg

  7. Carol Bourque Avatar
    Carol Bourque

    Love your “Needful” things! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  8. Candee Avatar

    I want a life changing iron! Thank you for the chance to win.

  9. sharon Avatar

    Aren’t Grandbabies the best! He is a cutie! What a terrific sounding iron!

  10. Debby Avatar

    It would be awesome to own one of these irons. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  11. Marcia Porcelli Avatar

    Poor little Jace! Santa can be so scary!

    I’ll be in CA in January and I’m so excited because I’m coming to your store!!!

  12. Laura Kissel Avatar
    Laura Kissel

    Always looking for a great iron, one that doesn’t spit! That is a big pet peeve of mine!

  13. Therese Hoehn Avatar
    Therese Hoehn

    What a cute Santa picture! The iron sounds wonderful.

  14. Kathy Avatar

    Only quilters would get excited about an iron, but this one looks fantastic. Love the dimple on Jace’s chin and the accidental photo bomb by Big Papa!

  15. Quilter Kim Avatar
    Quilter Kim

    Your steam iron is great, had a chance to use yours in the warehouse when we took the wool table mat class. It really is wonderful. Thanks for all you do and the chances to win these NEEDFUL ITEMS!

  16. Marlene Walter Avatar
    Marlene Walter

    Cutest little guy! I know you are enjoying him! I used your pressing station during a class this past summer and I loved it! It’s on my wish list for someday….

  17. Diane B Avatar
    Diane B

    What a wonderful time with Jace. How fun! I have the steam station. Kinda funny, we got a new tv which lead to a new Blu-ray (yes….I’m old and have not kept up with technology!) I had a back surgery in April and spent my recovery time messing around exploring and found your You Tube videos. I absolutely loved the one about your favorite notions! You do a wonderful job of sharing the best tips and tricks. I think I ended up with almost all if not all of the items you shared! Thank you, thank you, thank you for what you design and share. I use mine in my sewing area however, I like the iron so much I wouldn’t mind having a second for our laundry room.

  18. Rose Avatar

    So sweet The Little Man and the Big Santa!
    I need lots of steam for wool and everything!

  19. Lu Calkins Avatar
    Lu Calkins

    I would love this iron but more than that I want to give it to my daughter who does a lot of wool. You are her inspiration and she does beautiful work. Seeing her the first time in your booth was something I won’t forgot. We spent her 30th birthday at your retreat house and you came and gave her a BD treat. Yup, that is what I would do with it. Merry Christmas Lisa.

  20. Jeanne Berry Avatar
    Jeanne Berry

    What is the sale price? Would so love to have this iron!

  21. halejm Avatar

    Sounds like an awesome iron! Hope that Santa sends one my way! Merry Christmas!!

  22. Pat Neyens Avatar
    Pat Neyens

    Looks like a great iron-would love to have one. Time with grandchildren is so precious-spend every moment you can with them – they grow up way too fast❤️

  23. Robin Lynn Avatar
    Robin Lynn

    I’m a newbie to wool and this iron would definitely be a big help….you don’t even want to see my iron…ha!! You have an adorable grandson and I know he makes everyone smile. There isn’t anything quite as wonderful as being a grandma!! Merry Christmas to you all.

  24. jackie Avatar

    Would absolutely LOVE that iron!!! Enjoy Christmas with your love ones!!!

  25. Lola Z Avatar
    Lola Z

    This is the iron of my dreams. I would be over the moon happy to have it available to aid in making my piecing easier.

  26. Susan B Avatar
    Susan B

    Grandchildren are a special gift! Enjoy all the special moments you can with little Jace-he is such a sweetie. Also, Luke in CA is such a kind young man!! You’ve raised some fine men. Merry Christmas.

  27. Anne Thate Avatar
    Anne Thate

    I would love one of those irons… But I think I need a new sewing machine more:)
    I am so happy the days are getting longer… I hate walking my dog after work in the dark. Your grand baby is adorable😀

  28. Skye Avatar

    Oh!!! This looks incredible!!
    What a great birthday/ Christmas gift it would be! 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win, Lisa!

  29. Kay Brand Avatar
    Kay Brand

    Merry Christmas from Georgia!!!

  30. Julie - Me & My Stitches Avatar

    I know this is why you all look young! Nice steamy facial as you prep your blocks!! I need one!

  31. Clairellen McLaughlin Avatar
    Clairellen McLaughlin

    At last I understand why my ironed projects NEVER seem like they hsve been. Duh! Need mote heat and especially more steam. Thanks for being such a great teacher!

    PS I’m a Wisconsin native!

  32. Susan Avatar

    Oh how I would love one of these irons!! So glad you are having time to spend with Jace!! He is precious!

  33. Jill Defries Avatar
    Jill Defries

    Wool and steam are meant for each other. A very nice iron would be awesome! Thanks for all your hard and sharing your life and family!!! Grandkids are the best!

  34. Claire Avatar

    You are right…you have the best Santa! And a chance to win the baby? He is so cute. Does his Momma know you are giving him away? ha ha Okay, if you aren’t giving that baby away, I will settle for a chance to win the fabulous iron. Merry Christmas to all of you.

    1. Joyce Avatar

      I thought the same thing about the baby giveaway! Lol!

  35. amycofer Avatar

    Really could use one of these for steaming wool. Merry Christmas!

  36. Vicki H Avatar
    Vicki H

    I would love an iron where the steam actually works.

  37. Tracy Petry Avatar
    Tracy Petry

    This is the iron I have been longing for, so annoying when my fusible makes my needs so sticky!!
    Your grandson is adorable. Merry Christmas Lisa and Happy New Year too.

  38. Carol Schallock Avatar
    Carol Schallock

    The joy of having grandchildren

  39. Sandy K Avatar
    Sandy K

    I love seeing the Santa pics. Merry Christmas

  40. Teresa Whisson Avatar
    Teresa Whisson

    Lisa – thanks for all your specials! I would LOVE to win this iron! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  41. Sharon Sabins Avatar
    Sharon Sabins

    I couldn’t make up my mind who was cuter in those pictures…..everyone is cute. The best Santa I have seen. Loved the costume. You have a beautiful family. Merry Christmas.

  42. Gail Chandler Avatar
    Gail Chandler

    I love your wool projects. I would love to have the iron.

  43. Vicki Avatar

    Gotta love this time of year with the little ones and Santa! This is certainly THE must have item for my sewing space.

  44. Sharon Sabins Avatar
    Sharon Sabins

    P.s. I have a Rowenta that I paid a lot of money for and the water runs out of it every time I use the steam….grrrrr

  45. Jackie Roisler Avatar
    Jackie Roisler

    Agreed! Way cool Santa, uniquely him. I have enjoyed all your photos, sharing, and products. You have my saliva dripping from reading this irons description, yet my pocket book makes me write it over on my wish list. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  46. Mary Ann Avatar
    Mary Ann

    What a great iron, I would love to win! Will be running out to CA store next week, it’s my holiday shopping trip with a good friend. We fill our own sticking after the fact!

  47. quiltermary Avatar

    I just love all the Needful things. I think I love the pin bowl best but that steam station …
    Merry Christmas!

  48. LeAnn Keenan Avatar

    Gotta love a good iron! Your grandson is adorable!

  49. Jennifer Kralik Avatar
    Jennifer Kralik

    Sweet memories being made with your grandbaby!

  50. Kathryn Casavant Avatar
    Kathryn Casavant

    Oh that picture of your grandchild is so cute! I will have to think about the iron. Would love one but it is a expensive tool. Thanks for your pictures!

  51. Connie Avatar

    Your Primitive Gathering wool patterns keep me busy day and night! I’ve made them all (several times) and the steam iron would help me so much!! Merry Christmas!

  52. Chris Avatar

    Cute grandson! Would love the iron. My Rowenta steams well but is always leaking water. Merry Christmas.

  53. Barbara P. Avatar
    Barbara P.

    I would love to have one of these. I do a lot of wool applique.

  54. Jill Avatar

    What great pictures of your Santa trip.

  55. Deborah Thomas Avatar
    Deborah Thomas

    What a great iron and as a Woolie want to be I think this is a must have. Thanks for all you do, all the tips you give us. Have a lovely Christmas

  56. Jane Hansen Avatar
    Jane Hansen

    This would look SO nice under the tree. Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. Mary Zinter Avatar

    Love the photos of your grandson…grandchildren make Christmas extra special!! I do a lot of wool projects and appreciate a chance to win the iron.

  58. beckyrab Avatar

    We took our dachshund Rusty to see Santa at Petsmart. He was terrified. We have a photo of that, too. That iron looks pretty awesome 🙂

  59. Sharon Ernst Avatar
    Sharon Ernst

    What a great Christmas gift it would be to win that wonderful iron!! I LOVE everything you do, Lisa! You’re a very generous person! And that little Jace is adoreable !!

  60. Sally Hurst Avatar
    Sally Hurst

    Your grandson is adorable–don’t have any grandchildren myself yet. Thank you so much for doing this every year–I look forward to your posts and the great items you show!

  61. Kathy Avatar

    Your grandson is a real cutie! Really enjoy the needful things posts – I’m adding this to my Christmas list.

  62. Bobby Avatar

    This would be wonderful to have. Your grandson is adorable. Enjoy him any and every chance you get, they grow up too fast. Merry Christmas!

  63. Joyce Avatar

    I would love a chance to win the iron! Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🙂

  64. Karen Sikes Avatar
    Karen Sikes

    That would be an awesome iron to have. I do love y’alls Santa, looks like a laid back Santa!!!

  65. Julie Avatar

    We have two grandsons. One likes Santa and one doesn’t even want to go near him. And it’s the older one that wants to steer clear. Wouldn’t you just love to know what they are thinking when you see their little minds at work. Grandchildren are truly a blessing.

    Wow that iron looks amazing!!! BTW your new lake home looks amazing as well.

  66. Leanne Avatar

    That steam iron is the best! I had a chance to use it at a class I took…awesome. I don’t know how inefficient my iron was until I used the steam station.
    Jace is such a cutie! I think everyone needs a picture crying on Santa’s lap 🙂

  67. Elizabeth Avatar

    Ha ha I was kind of sleepy when I was reading this and you said leave a comment if you want to win this baby underneath the picture of your grandson and I was like…wait…what?
    I reread it and figured out you meant the iron…not the baby! (He sure is a cutie though!)
    The iron looks fabulous too.
    Love the Santa pictures!

  68. Tammy Avatar

    Yes, we have the real Santa here in Appleton don’t we Lisa. My girls had been visiting the same Santa for 20 plus years! Thanks for the chance to win the iron. I would love it for all my wool projects!

  69. Sheila Avatar

    Don’t grand babies make the Christmas holidays just the best! Really need a new iron so this would be so appreciated. Merry Christmas.

  70. Lissa Rogers Avatar
    Lissa Rogers

    The steam station is at the top of my Christmas list! After my kids safe travels here and world peace. Isn’t it funny all the different reactions to Santa our babies have. My 2 little Tennessee grandkids are polar opposites. 2 1/2 year old big brother is gumpy and sad and 13 month old little brother is happy and smiley. He told his Mama “Santa makes me sad”. So he called Grama to tell me what he wanted for Christmas : )

  71. Laura Wohlfarth Avatar
    Laura Wohlfarth

    There are so many of your needful things I want to buy! I’m going to put an order together right after Christmas. I was going to buy an Oliso iron, so now I have to rethink this purchase.

  72. Valerie Avatar

    My 15 month old grandson also lost it totally on Santas lap but loved the life sized brown bear outside bass pro. Go figure! It’s the best, isn’t it ?
    PS would love to win the iron!

  73. Tina Avatar

    Thanks so much for the information about the iron. I seem to go through one a year and I haven’t had ANY luck on finding one that meets the needs of a quilter so I’ve added this one to my ‘iron list’ ;o)
    P.S. Love the picture of Jace with Santa – too cute!!

  74. Esther R Avatar
    Esther R

    Love reading your posts. Feels like I know you. Grandchildren are the best. Turn your world into complete happiness . Be seeing you at road. Merry Christmas and the best for you and your family in the new year.

  75. Janice Avatar

    Gonna have to get one of these irons. I’ve had a lot of irons during my quilting years and none of them hold up to what we put them through. If you recommend this, that’s good enough for me. My Santa’s list is getting quite long!

  76. Audrey Avatar

    Rowenta irons are very nice – but this is a bit out of my price range. I’d love to win one!

  77. Lauren Avatar

    I remember being terrified of the big hairy man no matter how many presents they all told me he would bring – that guy fitting down the chimney?…really?!!!! I was a weird pragmatic little kid – I think I still am! The iron looks great!

  78. Lisa LK Avatar
    Lisa LK

    Your grandson is adorable, almost as adorable as mine! 😉 Next year he’ll start to “get it” and will be happy to sit with Santa!
    That iron looks great!

  79. Jane Zagrodnik Avatar
    Jane Zagrodnik

    So busy yesterday I could not comment. I am today too. I do not get much time to sew. I still work full time, don’t have any kids at home, but am busier than ever. I took up a healthy life style 8 years ago…and I am up at 4:30 going to the gym at least 5 days a week. I am pretty tired at night so do not get to sew much in the evening. I plan to change that in 2016, not the healthy part but the sewing part. 30 minutes to an hour 3 nights a week should work. I will never get my projects done. I really have gotten into wool over the last few years. Lisa I have at least 5 or more of your wool projects to finish and to start. LOL! I love the hand work.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  80. Faith Defour. Avatar
    Faith Defour.

    I would love this iron! All my things are packed away due to a fire. This would be something to look forward to, once I can get my sewing room unpacked. Love the pictures of Santa and baby. You new home look wonderful also.we had a tour of your now home when we visited back in 2011. You deserve all the blessing you receive. Looking forward to see what’s ahead in. 2016! Merry Christmas to you and yours. 🎄🎄🎄

  81. Marcia Connor Avatar
    Marcia Connor

    It’s tough juggling retail with life, but looks like you have a wonderful support group and it is working. I am so thankful because without you and your wonderful designs/products my life would not be nearly as creative and fulfilling. Merry Christmas and a wonderful year of happy days. Thank you.

  82. Mary Sue Avatar
    Mary Sue

    I guess the Steam Station is every quilter’s dream — I know it is mine. I have a Rowenta that I have used for several years but I do notice I refill the water chamber very frequently when doing wool appliqué. I remember many fun visits with Santa with my children. It is so good that you were able to take the time from your busy schedule to enjoy that outing! These early years pass so quickly — you don’t want to miss any of it!

  83. Cheryl Avatar

    Ahhh…what a precious picture of Jace with Santa. We are making progress with Santa, this is the first year my 5 year old granddaughter was not afraid of him and sat on his lap. The iRowenta iron sounds amazing and would love to have one in my new sewing room. I look forward to your blogs everyday. Happy Holidays.

  84. Jo Anne Hawks Avatar
    Jo Anne Hawks

    I had an opportunity to use this in you class for the Utah Quilt Guild. How I would love to win this one.

  85. Sharon Avatar

    I’d love to win this spectacular iron to use for my wool projects.

  86. Patricia Buckley Avatar
    Patricia Buckley

    Wow, $400!!! I’m brand new to Wool Applique (like working on my first project new). I had to work to convince my husband that a $50 one was an investment. It looks amazing though. Maybe next Christmas.

  87. Janice McLaren Avatar
    Janice McLaren

    I would love to have an iron that steams well all the time.

  88. Jody Avatar

    I always have my iron set for full steam and am constantly refilling. This would be awesome.

  89. Edie Frasier Avatar
    Edie Frasier

    I love to use steam on my piecing and wool applique pieces. Works wonders…. You have such a cute grandson. Glad you have them all close so you can do the fun things…seeing Santa and yes he is a great Santa. Love the socks!

  90. Mary Andra Avatar
    Mary Andra

    Oh what a great memory. Wishing you hundreds of thousands more. Merry Christmas to you and family. May 2016 bring you more joy then you can imagine. Lots and lots of hugs too.

    I have this iron and you’re right, it’s a have to have.

  91. Linn Jencopale Avatar
    Linn Jencopale

    I would love this iron! Your grandson is precious!!

  92. Karla Avatar

    I WANT ONE OF THESE IRONS!!!!!!!! For the last 5 years I have WANTED THIS IRON!!! I can’t even put water in mine anymore cause it leaks brown water just randomly when I use it!! PLEASE SANTA! I HAVE BEEN A GOOD GIRL!!!!! I know that cute little Jace asked Santa to bring me a new iron!!!

  93. Kathy Vetter Avatar
    Kathy Vetter

    Good irons are so hard to find. I still have my original Rowenta that is over 30 years old! My water tank broke when we moved so it’s only a dry iron. A dependable steam iron would be oh so awesome!

  94. Stacy McDaniel Avatar
    Stacy McDaniel

    Thanks for sharing your fun day with the family and Santa!! And of course we all need lots of steam to keep us going! Would love to win one of these beauties!! Pick me!! Love your 12 days-thanks again for taking the time to share!! Merry Christmas to you, Nick (Big Papa- I love that!!) and your family.

  95. Cathy Jackson Avatar

    I rearranged my sewing room recently and ended up with an extra ironing station–that has no iron and my regular ironing station–classic ironing board has two irons–one from Walmart (gets hot, but is wimpy) and the other from a thrift store, that gets so hot it will boil the water inside. I use that one for super duty jobs–carefully! LOL! So a true, nice iron would be awesome! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    Cathy ♥

  96. Linda Avatar

    The iron looks amazing—I have always bought the cheap irons so it would be a big step up for me….Merry Christmas—Jace is so cute….

  97. Karen Seitz Avatar
    Karen Seitz

    I’ve committed to doing a wool applique BOM next year, so it sounds like I NEED that iron – lol. Thanks for doing your Needful Things list again this year. I learn so much!

  98. Debbie G Avatar
    Debbie G

    I have used this at a retreat that I frequent on a regular basis! Love it. It would be a great addition to my quilting room at our new house. Your little Jace is so adorable. Love the Santa too.

  99. Vikki Weisensel Avatar
    Vikki Weisensel

    I had an opportunity to use this iron last June when I took a wool applique class with you Lisa and I LOVED it! Everything you say about it is true, true, true. A must have for all of us doing your SBOW. Gotta go tell my hubby about this. That little Jace is the cutest. What fun Christmas is going to be for you all 🙂

  100. Jane Avatar

    I’ve be putting the iron on my wish list for my bd. Love the Santa picture. Thanks for sharing!

  101. Ellen R Avatar
    Ellen R

    Please Santa bring me that iron! And your Santa is pretty cute.

  102. Mary Kastner Avatar
    Mary Kastner

    I am dreaming about this iron. Looks wonderful but way pricey for me. Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family.

  103. Miss Kitty Avatar
    Miss Kitty

    Oh, the joys of being a Gramma!!! Jace is precious, smile or no smile. I would love to win this iron station.

  104. Robin Love Lehr Avatar
    Robin Love Lehr

    What a CUTIE! Being grandparents is the BEST! Oh, am I suppose to comment on the iron? Would love to have one. Thanks for the opportunity.

  105. Kathy A. from MN Avatar
    Kathy A. from MN

    Oh how I would love to have such a nice iron! My iron is okay but I have to constantly keep filling it. If I want to iron downstairs (i.e., clothing, then have to tote the iron back and forth). I would be such a happy camper to win such a great iron! Merry Christmas Lisa and thank you for all you do and your generosity throughout the year!

  106. Traci Rickert Avatar
    Traci Rickert

    Very cool iron and adorable grandbaby!!!

  107. Carole Avatar

    Gotta love the smiles those little ones bring to the Holidays…..even when they’re crying! For those of us not close to our loved ones, a peak into your family is just the thing to bring a smile to me.
    I do some wool appliqué; but mostly, I need heavy steam for my raw edge appliqué art work. This also requires a heavy amount of steam to be successful. I have never seen this iron but trust in what you say about the products you carry and use……..I’ll put it on Santa’s list. Maybe he’ll hear me!!

  108. Janet Avatar

    Ooh, I NEED this! Love the sweet pics – all those happy faces!

  109. debby421 Avatar

    I would love a great steam iron, thanks for the opportunity to win. I have a really good one, but it is in need of a good cleaning, and being lazy I would rather get a new one – just can’t afford it right now. But it is on the wishlist.

  110. Debbie Johnson Avatar
    Debbie Johnson

    Love these 12 days of Christmas…I’m learning about so many cool products!
    Merry Christmas!

  111. Nancy Avatar

    That looks like a fabulous iron and Santa looks like a big elf! I like his leggings. I’ve said it before, I love to just sit and watch the snow fall here – just a few flurries today tho. Turn it up! 🙂 In reality, we are getting a little rain and apparently the warmest Christmas week ever here in southern Ct.

  112. Patty Morning Avatar
    Patty Morning

    This ironing station sounds like a dream! I’d love to have one and will have to put it on my need/want list! What an awesome Santa picture!

  113. Dee Avatar

    This iron would be the bomb! I would love to have one. Love the Santa pictures – what a blessing this Christmas a grandbaby is.

  114. Charlotte Avatar

    What a great give away – would love to win. Your trip to visit Santa was special – enjoy all these grandma moments.

  115. Janice Akin Avatar
    Janice Akin

    I love a good steam iron! Do I have one? No!! Every iron I have (even the expensive ones) leak! I would love to win this! Being a grandma is the best!

  116. Marsha Bohling Avatar
    Marsha Bohling

    Great pictures of your family! Love Santa, he looks like the real deal. The steam iron sounds wonderful. Thanks for the generous giveaway. Merry Christmas!

  117. Nancy G. Avatar
    Nancy G.

    Happy Holidays! Love the pictures of your grandson! ‘Nana-hood! Is the best!
    I would love to finally have a long term relationship with an iron…I’ve either divorced or been widowed by so many over the years!!!

  118. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    How exciting…a chance to win that fabulous iron! Thank you!
    Just yesterday Bill said he was sad that we did not have little ones around at Christmas. Ours are all teenagers now and while it is wonderful, it is kinda sad that we do not get to see Christmas through the eyes of little children. Enjoy your Jace as they grow us far too quickly. He will be so much fun to watch. Merry Christmas!!

  119. Holly Avatar

    Awww . . . What a cute picture of Jace with Santa! Love it! Love the steam iron!

  120. Joni M. Avatar
    Joni M.

    Would love this Rowenta steam station! Am enjoying your posts about your new home, exciting! and love your story, thanks for sharing.

  121. Louise Nielson Avatar

    I think this would make all the difference in my wool applique not coming off! I love your store Lisa, thanks for the inspiration!

  122. debi loud Avatar

    It is so hard to limit myself to just a few things during your 12 days, soooo Merry Christmas to me!!!! I look forward to using all my new things to insure more and better quilting time…..you have to grab life and love and cherish every minute of it with all the things that REALLY matter….family, faith, togetherness, the lake 🙂 and quilting…….Merry Christmas and thankyou! debi

  123. Sharon Avatar

    Would love to win one of these irons! It looks and sounds awesome, and mine are pretty old and tired. Thanks for the opportunity.

  124. Maggie Reintges Avatar
    Maggie Reintges

    Christmas is so much more fun when we have little ones around! They make it seem magical for us again!! I would love to have one of those irons….my birthday is Christmas Eve so it would make a great gift….I’ll put a hint in my husbands ear!!

  125. Louise Nielson Avatar

    What a wonderful looking iron! Sure would help my wool applique! I love your shop! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  126. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    Would love love lovecto win this iron! Ok! It’s cooking day-off I go……..

  127. janet Avatar

    Love the iron and the great pics.

  128. aquiltinglady Avatar

    I asked Santa for this iron and I got it (and opened it) early… It’s a life changer…I feel like I went from a Pinto to a Rolls Royce! Your little Jace is so cute! What a little angel he is❤️

  129. Deborah Kuchta Avatar
    Deborah Kuchta

    this would be a dream iron!

    Love the pic of Jace w/Santa

  130. Barbara Avatar

    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the family pictures! That’s what Christmas is to me! Beautiful family!

  131. Mary Avatar

    This season is always one of reflection and reevaluation. I’m planning to spend more time with the people I enjoy most and do more of what I enjoy most in the coming year. Fortunately that involves more quilting! Blessings to all in the quilting community and a very merry Christmas!

  132. birdlooker Avatar

    Thanks for sharing your life with us. And, yes, you do have a cute Santa!

  133. Terri Avatar

    The tears are what will make seeing Santa memoriable. Gotta love being a grandma! I will have to put this iron on my wish list. Merry Christmas!

  134. Rose Jeter Avatar
    Rose Jeter

    Your Santa is super cute, my kids never did warm up to Santa, don’t know why he is such a jolly fella!!! That iron is amazing!

  135. MS Barb Avatar
    MS Barb

    I have a lower end Rowenta–your model is very nice! Your grandson is so cute! Isn’t Christmas fun w/ grandkids!? (I like the colorful socks your Santa is wearing!)

  136. Cindy Shope Avatar
    Cindy Shope

    One of the best Santa’s that I have seen.

  137. jrucks77@hotmail.com Avatar

    This iron is a must have, thank!

  138. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    Isnt it funny that we all have those things we CANNOT live without….and yours is this iron! And since you are the queen of wool applique, you would know what’s best. I purchased at Euro-steam iron at our local quilt show 2 years ago and swear by it…….but now you’ve got me thinking…….

    I always love getting your side of things and enjoy reading about your travels and grandma fun:) So appreciate all you do. Thank you!!!

  139. Marlene Avatar

    Love the family photos…thank you for sharing. That iron is amazing! I used it at the CA shop. I hope I win one…if not, I’ll start saving now and maybe next year if you put it on sale again I’ll buy it…or before. 🙂

  140. Jackie Avatar

    I need this assume iron, thanks!

  141. Lynette Schultz Avatar
    Lynette Schultz

    Life is not worth quilting without a great iron!

  142. Dixie Heer Avatar
    Dixie Heer

    The iron looks amazing. It is something to definitely put on my “NEED” list. Your grandson is adorable and
    is growing up so fast (much too fast I’m sure you will agree). Have a wonderful Christmas.

  143. Kim Fernald Avatar
    Kim Fernald

    Jace is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

  144. Mary DePue Avatar
    Mary DePue

    True! The iron is wonderful. I have used it at your CA store. Can’t spend that right now. (Too much Christmas spending already) Jace is really a cutie. Grandbabies make Christmas so fun. Enjoy.🎄🎁🎄😍

  145. Pam Mueller Avatar
    Pam Mueller

    The steam station looks like an incredible addition to my quilting space and especially not having to fill up with water would be awesome. I do look forward to your favorite things each year. Thank you for your sharing with us.

  146. Lori Neisler Avatar
    Lori Neisler

    Ironing can maybe fun if you have this iron, does it work on my wrinkles too?

  147. Dawn Moore Avatar
    Dawn Moore

    Love the pictures of your family. Sooooo cute!
    I would love to win an iron as well.

  148. Barbara Rodin Avatar
    Barbara Rodin

    This is an iron that I would love to have not only for the wool appliqué but also for the nice crisp seams when sewing blocks, but it has to go on my wish list this year, hopefully it will be on the twelve days next year.

  149. Mary Ann Avatar

    I am so enjoying your daily posts, the new home, pictures of Jace who is such a cutie, and your daily needful items. Some I have from you and others I do not have. The iron is one I am really considering, need to ponder for today, such a big decision, even though I need a good iron.

  150. Nancy Martin Avatar
    Nancy Martin

    Santa is cute. My 2 year old granddaughter cried with Santa too. Maybe next year. I would love to have this iron. I’m really planning on getting into the wool projects in 2016 and this would really help smooth the way.

  151. Cynthia Hart Crowell Avatar
    Cynthia Hart Crowell

    Lisa, I tried to leave a comment and when I clicked post it kept saying invalid email address. It was correct and I tried three times with the same notice! I would love to win the iron ! Your Santa trip with Jace looked special. Your house by the lake looks wonderful . Must be exciting. I would love the view. Merry Christmas!! Cindy Crowell

    Sent from my iPhone


  152. Catherine Spanish Avatar
    Catherine Spanish

    This ironing station is truly a Needful Thing! I have two leaky irons…so thank you for this opportunity in your drawing. Yes…Santa is the cutest! Love his casual suit. And, Little Man Jace is just precious! I am the proud grandma (Nanee) to 6! I also like that this order goes on post Christmas bill. 🙂

  153. Arlene Clark Avatar
    Arlene Clark

    I am really impressed with the Rowenta iron description…also thanks for the pic of your little grandson. He is adorable! I have 8 grands plus 2 greats that are all adorable too. Merry Christmas to you all!

  154. Charmaine Avatar

    Merry Christmas, Lisa! You are the nicest quilter we know. Thanks for sharing such neat things with us and for being so real😊🎄⛄️

  155. Denise Wilcox Avatar
    Denise Wilcox

    Love your emails…I look forward to reading them every morning!!! I think I need to get some of the Aurifil thread and the iron looks fantastic.

  156. suejean1 Avatar

    Oh my goodness, Jace is adorable. So awesome you get to spend this time with him. My grandkids are out in AZ and we won’t get to see them until spring.
    Would love to have one of these irons. I am part of a community service quilting group that gets together weekly and we use this iron there. It is awesome. I can see why it would be a good thing to have at home.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas together.

  157. Pam Buckley Avatar
    Pam Buckley

    Love your creativity and would love the steam station.
    Merry Christmas 🎄

  158. Patti Pitzer Avatar
    Patti Pitzer

    The iron station looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win one and fir sharing your life with us!

  159. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    You’re giving away the baby??? He’s so cute, but I don’t think his mommy or daddy would let him go! That steam station is awesome…

  160. Joan Avatar

    When you say leave a comment to win this baby I assume you mean the iron and not baby Jace. I would take him on any day. As for the iron, I would love to have one but not sure my fixed income budget can afford to buy one. What a totally awesome Christmas gift it would be to win one.

  161. Pam B Avatar
    Pam B

    Your creativity is amazing and I would love to have a steam station.

  162. Betty Avatar

    I would love the iron. May have to be a Christmas/birthday present

  163. Kathleen Koehlet Avatar
    Kathleen Koehlet

    Christmas through the eyes of that precious little one❤️ THE BEST for sure. Blessings to you all.

  164. JudyBL Avatar

    Great iron – I don’t have one but was able to try it out and the steam is amazing!! Sweet baby boy in the Santa picture : )

  165. Lori Albrechtsen Avatar
    Lori Albrechtsen

    Pick me! Pick me! I would LOVE to try this baby out. I have the small Rowenta travel iron that was on your needful things list years ago but I believe this would be an upgrade! Merry Christmas Lisa! (and Nick! 😉

  166. Kristy Avatar

    OK This giveaway has MY NAME all over it!!! I am a steamer to the core! I am constantly refilling my reservoir. This iron could be my dream come true. Now I am also thinking at my age getting routine steam bath facials may help my look, when I am busy quilting and don’t take time to put on makeup! What do you think, Lisa? It must be working for you, because you don’t look old enough to be the grandma to that cutie patootie! 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and yours! PS. You wouldn’t have to worry about me, I ALWAYS turn my iron off when I leave the room. Kristy

  167. Stella Avatar

    Your Santa is cute! An iron like that is a wish because that’s the only way I’d have an iron like that. I can imagine the quickly pressed yardage allowing straight cuts. And the steam! I’m dreaming. Thank you for the opportunity to win one. Merry Christmas.

  168. Karen Avatar

    Very good looking Santa. This iron looks fabulous, I was at a retreat and someone brought one with them and it was amazing at the amount of steam it produced.

  169. Gina Avatar

    I have wanted one of these for so long. I love Rowenta Irons and this would help with the need to constantly refill the iron as I love steam! What a cute baby and even with the tears the picture is precious. Merry Christmas to you and yours…it is cookie day today!

  170. Jamie Austin Avatar
    Jamie Austin

    I would love to win this steam station!! Merry Christmas Lisa. Thanks.

  171. marie Avatar

    Since I also rug hook this iron would be wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and family.

  172. Tammy Avatar

    I continue to post every day cause I want to win!!! But truly do appreciate your daily blogs and giveAways and everything u do!

  173. Lydia Middaugh Avatar
    Lydia Middaugh

    I would just love to win the steam station. I stitch everyday and all that steam would be put to good use. I’ve e noted seeing your grandson grow! He is so cute.

  174. Krissy R. Avatar
    Krissy R.

    Happy Holidays!! A steam station would be a wonderful gift from Santa!!! I’m a newbie to wool applique, but the more I do the more I become addicted!!!

  175. Karen in Breezy Point Avatar
    Karen in Breezy Point

    I have a love/hate relationship with my irons–guess it’s time to try a steam station!! Thanks for all the great information. Merry Christmas!

  176. Marie Avatar

    Looks like Fox River Mall–cute Santa!

  177. Teresa Saenger Avatar
    Teresa Saenger

    This is a dream iron. I’m still using an old 80’s leaky iron. Aren’t grandbabies the best? Number 5 just arrived. Merry Christmas!