Missing home…already

I know its been awhile since I’ve done a post and as promised I will post more…more about what I’m working on…more about our travels…more about classes, more about everything and yes…the Lakehouse too!

So while I’m here in CA I’m thinking about the house, I lived there almost a week…we are 75% moved in after the home was shown on our local builders, Parade of Homes event… what I am thinking about is…. not wanting to remove the Lakeside Gatherings quilts off from the beds…so what can I do to make that real?  Put the remaining kits we have for these quilts on sale while I show you the 3 bedrooms in the Lakehouse…business and fun at the same time…I will post again showing you more after we are 100% moved in…promise.

Here we go…Lisa Bongean1the master bedroom in the house…has the a great boarded ceiling with the large reclaimed barn beams.  The walls are 10 foot but then this room has the added vaulted ceiling, the white circles are speakers and lights. The curtains are light gold and cream with wide stripes, they really don’t cover the windows…they are just to soften all the hard edges of the room…Lisa Bongean2

I have a great morning view of the lake…this pic is of the staged house before we actually moved in…so it is partially furnished….see the quilt hanger?  Wonder what I will put there?

Here is one of the two guest rooms…Lisa Bongean5its grey walls were the perfect spot for Ladies on the Lake to live…It is not a queen sized quilt but this bed is…so just roll down the sheet a little further to make up for the smaller quilt.  Our bed and nightstands are from Uban Evolution...a made in America again store using reclaimed woods and materials to make cool stuff…Nick and I buy lots of our home furnishings from them…They are featured in catalogs like Sundance..but here in Appleton WI is there home/outlet where things are much more affordable. If you get a chance stop in there… say I sent you!!!

Ladies on the Lake info is HERE.  It’s beautiful grey and yellows are so loved by everyone…doesn’t matter if you make it for a guy or gal…they will LOVE it!


Then last but not least…Anchor Point…Lisa Bongean3which most of you are familiar with…and have read my posts about it…it has a predominant place in our home…You can have your own Anchor Point…it comes in 3 sizes…102″, 60″ and 24″square. Make it for your  home, your sailor, your cottage/lakehouse or your fisherman in your life.  It’s an easy but awesome quilt!!!

This is our stairs to the second level of our home…that is the 102″ quilt!  Its so amazing here…like it was made for it…my builder even hung it for me…they wanted it there for the home show…The stairs are 3/4 carpeted with 1/4 black stained where the iron railings are connected…the newel posts and the hand rail are stained wood…..a another view from the upper level…Lisa Bongean4how cool is our “chandelier”…nothing sparkly or shiny in my house…lol….love those Edison bulbs too!!! Here is a quilt made by my friend Randy, using this pattern, isn’t he clever!!! The star block is the mini size and he made 4 of them!!!4f1d59891ffdc4b8a3f558fcdfb8112e

Almost forgot the last bedroom…there are only a pair of antique quilts on the beds here…but I know you will still love this room…Lisa Bongean6I worked with Bellwether Interiors when building our house…I loved Leslie and Christa…they helped make sure things went smoothly and I didn’t make any foolish or out of date choices…it was amazing and our house we built is indescribable…when I came home from the cruise and seen it for the first time all done…I had to sit down…there were tears streaming down my face…I could not fathom that this was OUR home…even though I was there making all the final choices it just was overwhelming beautiful…I’m glad I got to come home and not see that week clean up and staging…even when they decided to use a different bed and they when to our Menasha home and disassembled that pencil post black bed…hmm it hadn’t been moved in many many years…so can you imagine?  But oh well…Leslie wanted that bed instead of the other we had and she got it!!! One thing Leslie taught me about painting a room a dark color, this is navy…use a FLAT finish, not even satin…looks amazing!!! These beds we made from a looking at a Pinterest photo and were in the old lakehouse, they still look lovely here.  I also love that the lights that we used on the beds are the same as the lights on the outside of the new house…easy to clean the bugs off when living at the lake.

Please help me get the kits for these sold…if you know someone who might be interested in one please let them know about it…They won’t go any cheaper..we will take the kits apart and cut into FQs or F8th’s or something…this fabric is getting hard to find.  We have only a few Ladies on the Lake kits and more of the others…

Thanks for letting me show you the house pics!!! I have some great ideas coming up for you to use in your house too!…until next time…keep stitching!!

my best



46 Responses to “Missing home…already”

  1. 1 gaillacey
    March 11, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I love it that you love it!!! The bedrooms are beautiful. I’m guessing the whole house oozes with love!

  2. 2 Teri LaVoy
    March 11, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful! Love the look of your home. Many relaxing and wonderful memories will be made here. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. 3 Karen Seitz
    March 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Oh, my goodness, your new home is lovely! I don’t even have to see the rest of it to know I love the whole thing. No wonder you had tears of joy when you saw it.

  4. 4 Denise
    March 11, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Very Nice! Thank You For Sharing!

  5. 5 Lana
    March 11, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Beautiful!!! —and peaceful! Love everything I see.

  6. 6 Lori
    March 11, 2016 at 12:44 pm


  7. 7 Sharon Sabins
    March 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    It is so calming…….very lovely…the view from your bed is the best. Thanks for sharing.

  8. 8 Joanne
    March 11, 2016 at 12:56 pm


  9. 9 Sharyn
    March 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Simply amazing Lisa. Can’t wait to see more with your touches to it. You and your family deserve this so much. Enjoy!

  10. March 11, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    SOOOOO beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  11. 11 Sharon
    March 11, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Your new home is wonderful, beautiful and well deserved. And the quilts truly make your house a home! Enjoy it for years to come, Lisa! Congratulations.

  12. 12 Debra
    March 11, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Amazing! You are so blessed and deserving. Thank you for sharing your treasure!

  13. 13 Wendy Hembree
    March 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Beautiful and miss hearing from you

    Sent from Wendy Hembree’s IPad


  14. 14 Nancy O'Neil
    March 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Love the house pics Lisa! Thanks for sharing :). Enjoy your new house!

  15. March 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I enjoyed every single picture and word you wrote. Wishing you, Nick and your whole family many years of making more fabulous memories to remember and share. Hugs

  16. 16 Susan G.
    March 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    All I can say is Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. Love the pics.

  17. 17 suejean1
    March 11, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Your house is beautiful Lisa. Thank-you for sharing. The Lakeside quilts look perfect there. Bet it is hard to leave such a beautiful, peaceful, place. I am still out in Tucson helping with grandkids while my son and daughter-in-law are in Phoenix with baby Halle. Thank-you for your prayers for her. She did amazing during her surgery yesterday.

  18. 19 Mary wahlenmaier
    March 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Very beautiful home! Appreciate you sharing it with us. Prayers for a happy and peaceful life there.

  19. 20 Stephanie Kluk
    March 11, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Your new home is beautiful! So calming and inviting!

  20. 21 Fran Bianchi
    March 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Your new home is lovely, I hope you build many years of happy memories there at the lake. You and Nick both work so hard, you deserve this. Thanks for sharing….

  21. 22 Marianne
    March 11, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful home..Lisa you are so deserving…

  22. 23 Dixie Heer
    March 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful new home with all of us. You and Nick have done a remarkable and beautiful job decorating and designing your home. I wish you much happiness there.

  23. 24 Paula in KY
    March 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Lisa, I love everything I see here and the ANCHOR Quilt stole my heart and it is so precious…..that it (he) is a main focus!. What a wonderful tribute. So happy for you and the family. Paula in KY

  24. 25 Carol
    March 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Breathtaking! Love the flow! I am really looking forward to kitchen and bathroom photos…I’m trying to design and addition that glows and the bathroom has me stumped!

  25. 26 Judy Brennand
    March 11, 2016 at 6:34 pm


  26. 27 kshackabq
    March 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Lisa, your new home is beautiful! Congratulations, again. It is so amazing, and your quilts are perfect there. May you and Nick have many, many wonderful years there making special memories!

  27. March 11, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Great house, best of the parade. Inspired us, love that swinging pantry door and back entry desk area.

  28. 29 Irene
    March 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks for the update, Lisa. Your house is beautiful. Enjoy it!!

  29. 30 Lynda Johnson
    March 11, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Love the quilts AND YOUR LAKE HOUSE. What is the name of the quilt on the master bed? Thank you, Lynda

    Sent from my iPad


  30. 31 Cheryl Raab
    March 11, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    So happy for you and your beautiful new home. There is nothing like living next to water.

  31. March 12, 2016 at 12:12 am

    I am so thrilled for you. What a warm and welcoming place to call home!

  32. March 12, 2016 at 1:52 am

    All I can say is Wow! A dream house, absolutely gorgeous! Well done and very deserved, you guys work so hard. Enjoy!

  33. 34 DaisyS
    March 12, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Wow, So beautiful! Love everything about it! Can’t wait to see more pictures! You and yours deserve every bit for working so hard and being so kind to all! The best to you! (How did you finish those fabulous wood floors? Are they oil finished?) Thanks for sharing with us all!

  34. March 12, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Congratulations on your new home. It’s beautiful!

  35. March 12, 2016 at 8:22 am

    What a beautiful home you’ve built! Congrats my friend❤️

  36. March 12, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I can’t seem to find the Lakeside quilts on your website 😦 I was also wondering if you know the name of the blue and white quilt pattern that is on the master bedroom bed? Thanks!

    • 38 DaisyS
      March 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Hi Tina! Click the link in Lisa’s post above that says “Anchor Point” or go to the Primitive Gatherings website and they are in the “On Sale” category under “Kits”. Such pretty colors. It looks like the quilt on the master bedroom bed is Winneconne Waves which is on sale. So pretty!

  37. 39 Linda Van Horn
    March 12, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I also wanted to know the quilt pattern you used in the master bedroom. Thanks.

  38. March 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    The house is so very beautiful. I lovvvve the staircase. I can just see a large beautiful garland for Christmas.

  39. March 14, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Your new home is beautiful and love the quilts used thruout!

  40. 42 Janice
    March 15, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Lisa, Thank you for sharing your beautiful new home with us. So very happy for you and Nick!

  41. 43 Sue Dollhopf
    March 17, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Beautiful house. Can you share some of the interior paint colors you used? Sue D.

  42. March 18, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Your home is simply beautiful…..can’t wait to see what you have done with the rest of the house. Great memories to be made there for sure. Just wondering if you had any of your things from your other home for sale such as furniture that doesn’t go with your new décor?

  43. March 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Beautiful house for a beautiful family. So many memories to be made. Was just wondering if you are selling anything from the other house that doesn’t fit in in your new house???

  44. 46 sandy Lowery
    March 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

    You have built a beautiful home which reflects all your hard work. Keep the pictures coming.

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