12 days of Christmas…12 things Quilter’s shouldn’t live without!!!


How do you like our artwork this year?  So cute…Teri does such a good job…If you have been through this for a couple of years already OR this is your first time doing our 12 Days of Needful Things, WELCOME!

Are you ready for 12 days of FUN!!!! Good…I’m ready too.  I’m feeling great and want to get to work…this FIRST post is wordy…so please read all the words so you now what’s going on!!! Remember I have to write them so you have to read them!!! Ha…works good when we all do our part!

EXPLANATION:  It has been brought to my attention that I do this 12 days thing backwards…and was suggested I change it…ummm no…I count down 12 days until Christmas…I start with 12 and count down till 1 day before Christmas…I guess if think about it…if I did things the way they were supposed to be done…I wouldn’t be what I am today…so you have to live with my backwards thinking for just this time of year…and every year I do this…like a tradition. I just checked this will be the 4th year of the 12 days of Christmas…You can go back in the blog archive and read the previous 3 years.  Look in Dec 2012-2015.

Every year it is very hard for us to come up with 12 new things as you know I only promote what I actually use…I do not believe in owning every notion because someone thinks its a great idea…my prime example is you don’t need a ruler to help you put your binding on…that’s just a little silly…but all shop owners love those who have to have every little thing made for quilters…and bless you for keeping your quilt shops in business, but seriously my notion walls in may shops do not run the length of the store..they are very minimal…It has to be real necessary and useful for me to promote it…Some of the items may seem to have been done previously…Well.. if there is an improvement or addition to the product line we may feature it again…so keep this in mind as well…

Ordering Details…The major thing that is different this year is will will not be able to hold your placed orders as we go and ship them all together at the end…unless you wait until the end-and send your order in all at once.  We are SUPER COMPLIANT with our CC processing and it adds the minimal shipping and charges your card as soon as you place your order….I know it’s different-we never see your cc number-a good thing… Think about it this way…you cannot order from Amazon and then order again the next day and have them combine them…does’nt work.

We LOVED it when we could do this as we could see if we had to order more if we had a lot of orders and keep ordering and be ready at the end to ship them…but not anymore…but if your order is over $100 shipping is FREE so keep that in mind, and send those orders through if its important to you to meet that FREE SHIPPING amount.  If the minimal shipping is no big deal and you want to send your orders in you’ll be sure to get them fast, because I know a lot of people will wait till the end to send their complete order through with this new system… Just an FYI reminder…Domestic (US) shipping is $3.99 under $10 and $5.99 under $100.  FREE over $100…I think of shipping like putting gas in the car…If I was going shopping I’d have to fill the tank up…trudge all over town looking for what I want and so on…I’ll gladly pay  $5.99-reasonable shipping charges to stay home and shop on my computer, No big deal.  So I hope that is clear.  If you have any questions you can call the shop or email, but it’s pretty simple…International customers please wait until the end and regular International shipping rates will apply.

Day 12…Needful Thing

Wonder Clips…We’ve had this one before..but have you seen the NEW jumbo and NEWEST mini ones they have now?…I love those big and little sizes…Lisa BongeanSo many uses…It’s all about “together”…keeping our things together….you can clip blocks together when you are are laying out your rows…you can hold tiny counted HST’s together in the number you need to keep them”together”…if you have to have “x” amount of papers for this project…keep them “together”…not just for binding your quit anymore…and I’m sure you wouldn’t mind sharing a few of the things you uses them for?

We have a nice prices if you need to add some regular clips to replenish ones you may have lost or are forging in your sewing room on their own…10 pk.$5.56 reg. $6.95…Jumbo 24 pk. 19.96 reg. $24.95.   Mini clips. 20 pk. $10.36- reg.$12.95…Bundle price all three for $31.49 sale price…. All your “things” will be forever “together” from now on…or at least once your clips arrive! Link to  WONDER CLIPSmoda-tins-open-2

To win some Wonder clips…comment and let me know how much shopping you have left to do…and…if you are done are your wrapped?…just talk to me…about your Christmas prep…I will be picking 3 winners…1 for each size clips…Good Luck!!!

Sorry for 2 posts in one day… wanted to post the Magic of Christmas Settings yesterday…but you how things go sometimes???It happened to all of us…you are not alone!

327 responses to “12 days of Christmas…12 things Quilter’s shouldn’t live without!!!”

  1. Pamela Schmitt Avatar
    Pamela Schmitt

    I am 3/4 done Christmas shopping and sewing gifts. Off to mail packages to Germany for my oldest daughter and get family who are in the military.

    1. Melissa Wiseman Avatar
      Melissa Wiseman

      not even half way done, just finishing up my semester in college. Just finished my brothers KING size quitl, i have been working on it for a year now. Never again will i do a king size quilt. I’m ready for a break. Hope everyone has a Merry christmas and a joyous 2017. Happy quilting…

  2. suebeesmemories Avatar

    I am nearly done with my shopping and what I have purchased I have wrapped! I ALSO finished quilting 14 memory quilts from beginning to end for my clients on top of creating gifts for my family AND I work a full-time day job. I NEED A BREAK AND A PRIZE 🙂

  3. Jill Avatar

    I am probably about a third of the way done with my shopping and have not started to wrap a thing. I am always finishing shopping right up to Dec. 24th.

  4. Joy Toole Avatar
    Joy Toole

    I am trudging away – almost done shopping and wrapping – but won’t be able to resist last minute sales

  5. Kathy Elwood Avatar
    Kathy Elwood

    I am NOT done shopping, and regretting that as the bitter cold weather and more snow are coming soon. I’d love to win some of those clips! Thanks, Lisa!

  6. Carol Garner Avatar
    Carol Garner

    Some on line ordering yet to do, then need to start wrapping. Will also be baking some goodies to give, that starts today. Merry Christmas

  7. Elaine Sanders Avatar
    Elaine Sanders

    I am done shopping and have 1 last box being delivered today, so I will wrap my last package. Having Christmas with our kids early this year. Thanks, Lisa, for all you do. Glad you are feeling better.

  8. Susan L Parrish Avatar
    Susan L Parrish

    Love the art work . I can’t decide which layout to do but I do want the background to be red. What do you suggest for the country version?

  9. Deanna Bowman Avatar
    Deanna Bowman

    Actually this year is my best year yet as far as shopping goes. Only have a couple of gift cards to purchase and I will be done done done. Not wrapped yet, but will be soon. I also use the wonder clips faithfully, they are great. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  10. Brianne Avatar

    I am almost done. Just a grandma to find something for.

  11. Patsy Weber Avatar
    Patsy Weber

    I have one gift to buy yet and it is always the one
    I struggle with! This is my first 12 days of Xmas with
    You! Fun!😍

  12. Fran B Avatar
    Fran B

    I love my Wonder Clips, use them for binding, but you have given me great ideas! I’m pretty much done and bagged with Christmas.

  13. Sandy Avatar

    I am done shopping except to find a Hatchimal for my great grand daughter. I’m afraid that gift may have to arrive after Christmas!

  14. Jonnie Nottingham Avatar
    Jonnie Nottingham

    Shopping complete long ago (well, expect for stuff for myself ;-)) and the package I had to mail went into the mail on the Monday after Thanksgiving!

  15. Mandy Meierotto Avatar
    Mandy Meierotto

    I am all finished shopping, now to do a bit of spring cleaning while I wait for Christmas.

  16. Jackie Hale Avatar
    Jackie Hale

    I don’t shop for gifts. (Really tight budget.) I make all my gifts. And as usual, the few people I have on my list will be getting my annual “After Christmas” gifts ~ it’s tradition! Merry Christmas!

  17. Joni Avatar

    I’m right on top of everything- not 1 item wrapped
    Haven’t the slightest clue of what I even need to buy or get!!
    I’ll do it all on the 23rd!!
    I do have my Christmas Eve food ordered!!

  18. marie Avatar

    I am finished. Gifts only for the great-grandchildren. All other gifts will be to charitable institutions in my relative’s, friend’s etc. name.

  19. Laurie Avatar

    I’m close to being done with the shopping, and wrapping. Trying to get some stitching time in too!

  20. marie Avatar

    I am done and gifts are wrapped. Do my shopping on line so most was done in October. I use Dec to make cookies to give as gifts to neighbors.

  21. carol shannon Avatar
    carol shannon

    My shopping is all done for this year. I have one present left to wrap then I can begin my other projects. Merry Christmas everyone.

  22. Sue singer Avatar
    Sue singer

    Everything is wrapped and ready

  23. Jo Miller Avatar
    Jo Miller

    Hi Lisa,
    All my shopping is done – still need to wrap, bake cookies & make candy, and finish the 5 wool appliqué Christmas towels.

    I also love using these clips- only have the original size.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  24. Quilter Kim Avatar
    Quilter Kim

    Wow, Christmas is really coming up fast! (Actually no faster than any other year) I am not done shopping about 1/2 done. We are in the process of moving out of our home into a rental home and going to remodel a small house on the water! Might have to do some gift cards for the grown-ups.

  25. Helen Glover Avatar
    Helen Glover

    i should be shopping right now but it’s raining so I’m enjoing the blogs. I love these clips. They come really handy for so many things. Thank you for doing the 12 days of Christmas and the giveaway also. Have a wonderful and blessed holiday. Helen

  26. halejm Avatar

    I don’t shop. (Really tight budget.) I make gifts for the few people on my list, and as usual, they will be getting their “After Christmas Gifts” sometime before the 31st ~ it’s tradition! Merry Christmas!

  27. Tamara Williams Avatar
    Tamara Williams

    The only one left to buy for is my son in law! Several left to make still. I haven’t purchased any wonder clips yet of any size yet. Guess this is my chance!

  28. heartnurse1959 Avatar

    I love these! They work very well for needlework construction too!

  29. Janet Jordan Avatar
    Janet Jordan

    I think it will be more fun to get presents every day!
    I only have to finish up with 1 son in law. His birthday is the 26th have that!
    Most presents are wrapped. We alternate going to our 2 daughters homes on Christmas Eve & staying till the 26th. The daughter & family who’s home we don’t go to joins us I the afternoon. Then before going home on the 26th the girls & I get up & hit the after Christmas sales! I love this alone time with the girls!

  30. Cecilia Avatar

    I have all of my gifts bought, I just need to wrap a few more.

  31. Barb Reininger Avatar
    Barb Reininger

    Not done shopping and haven’t wrapped a thing….still have an unornamented tree…but pretty lights!

  32. Kennette Avatar

    I have a 20’s dotter and she loves to shop. Sooo …for using my car, she is doing my holiday shopping for me. You know, life gets busy and I have to prioritize and my quilting always comes first during this busy season.

  33. Kathy Avatar

    I am almost done with the shopping and wrapping. And baking : ) I love Christmas cookies!

  34. Donna Fowler Avatar
    Donna Fowler

    Once my order arrives from Primitive Gatherings, my shopping is finished!! Packages have been shipped to children in Orlando and New Orleans. All that’s left to do is board my flight to Florida next week. Leaving the snow behind in upstate NY for the nice warm southern sun!!! Merry Christmas!

  35. Robbi Avatar

    Finishing up with my gift sewing today. I am making a bag and using my wonder clips to hold the binding on while I sew.

  36. Susan Kroll Avatar
    Susan Kroll

    I agree with your choice for these wonder clips. They are the BEST! Most of my shopping is done. Nothing is wrapped. We have cookie baking day on Saturday. Quilting friends party on Sunday. I love this time of year.

  37. betsybitner Avatar

    I still have a good bit of shopping to do and ALL of the wrapping to do – because I hate wrapping so put it off to the last minute, which makes me hate it more! I wish I had quilters in my family because then shopping for them and wrapping all those quilting treasures would be fun. 🙂

  38. Karen Qualls Avatar

    Have all of my shopping done except for one gift. But only one is wrapped. Need to get my daughter over and bribe her into wrapping rest of the gifts. She is so good at it! Love the clips. Can’t believe I haven’t noticed them before. Definitely a must have.

  39. Carol Eberhardt Avatar
    Carol Eberhardt

    Technically, I am finished shopping. That is to say, I have enough done that if Christmas were tomorrow, I would be ok. However, if I do some local town strolls this weekend, I may well run into a few more “must haves” for my new daughter-in-law or my mom, who just moved in with us. Or perhaps a quilt shop will call to me and I’ll find something wonderful for my quilting sisters. All the extended family is wrapped, and one son is done, one to go. Then mom and my husband, who only wants a wallet! Done! He really wants a keyboard (music) and lots of stuff I am NOT picking out. So he will be doing his own gifts after the out of town guests are gone. That’s my story! Many blessings on your family, Lisa.

  40. Kathy S Avatar
    Kathy S

    Love you 12 Days! My shopping and wrapping are almost done! Everything is looking good!

  41. Antonia Arnold Avatar
    Antonia Arnold

    I have more “making gifts” than shopping for gifts left to do. Love the wonder clips, too.

  42. Brenda C Wyatt Avatar
    Brenda C Wyatt

    Hi Lisa, my shopping is done except for stocking stuffers. Nothing is wrapped as I ship it to our daughters in Tennessee. So I’ll have wrapping to do next week. Thinking of trying a new cinnamon roll recipe this year and making a list of cookies the kids want to bake this year. I’m stitching the Old St Nick table mat .
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  43. Mary C. Avatar
    Mary C.

    A couple gifts ordered but so far that’s it…I’m behind this year! And I can see I need to get myself some of those new mini Wonder Clips…I was a good girl this year!!

  44. Sally S. Avatar
    Sally S.

    Only just begun Christmas shopping. Have to do the December birthdays first, then the tree, then the Christmas presents. And this is a great place to start for me!🎁🎄✨

  45. Carolyn Avatar

    One more present to buy and the stocking stuffers too. Nothing is wrapped. I’m still farther ahead than most years, can’t get lulled into “oh, there’s still time.” Trying to be nice to myself since I have been under the weather since October. But I am grateful for the good health that I do have. Remember the reason for the season.😄🌲

  46. Debra Avatar

    We don’t spend a lot on gifts since we don’t have a lot. Granddaughters 1st, then our kids. This year my quilting friends decided we don’t need anything and will make charitable donations instead of exchanging gifts. Also, decided to start cutting my own hair…haircut equaled about 3 yards of fabric. Priorities! And I love these little clips…they help my new longer hair stay out of my way! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  47. Cynthia Wood Avatar
    Cynthia Wood

    Oh those clips. I have gifted them 4 times and still none for me. Hint hint Santa.

  48. Donna J Brewster Avatar
    Donna J Brewster

    Shopping finished. Wrapping isn’t even started. Haven’t used the minis. Would love to try them. Merry Christmas!

  49. Kris Dauth Avatar
    Kris Dauth

    I am about 1/3 finished with Christmas shopping. With 9 grandchildren, 3 children and their spouses, shopping takes some time. Good thing hubby is so helpful in keeping his eyes open for good deals to fill all those stockings. The Wonder clips are the best! A good quality product. I haven’t broken even one of my original sized set.

  50. Kathy Decker Avatar
    Kathy Decker

    I’m busy baking your molasses cookie recipe right now. So good….
    I still have to buy stocking stuffers. Nothing is wrapped. Decorating is not done. Maybe it will happen after I eat a cookie or three. Thanks for the 12 Days of Christmas sale!

  51. Becki P Avatar
    Becki P

    Hi Lisa. Our family does not do gifts at Christmas. Since our son passed away gifts are not important. Now we make memories by doing trips together.. Soo no wrapping.Thanks Lis for your giving

  52. Stacy McDaniel Avatar
    Stacy McDaniel

    Yay!! It’s time for my favorite 12 days of the year! I love your needful things and always find a few things I need. And you can count 12 any way you want – you’re the quilting queen!!

    I haven’t finished shopping, haven’t wrapped a thing and still have some gifts to make that I ordered from your sale!! Wayyyyy behind but I have some time off coming up. Happy Holidays to you, Nick and family and everyone in the shop!

  53. Karren Mitchell Avatar
    Karren Mitchell

    I am really far behind this year — might have to do with the fact that people are not cooperating with getting me their Chrustmas lists 😳.

  54. Teri Avatar

    I still have a few gifts to find and cookies to bake.

  55. Pat Duddleston Avatar
    Pat Duddleston

    All finished shopping even for me from husband. He is not a shopper. Not wrapped but before we make the 570 mile trip to son’s they will be 😀 Over the river and through the woods, Gram & Papa are coming. Have a great Christmas with toys for ‘little man’

  56. Sheila Snyder Avatar
    Sheila Snyder

    It is about 2:37 and I have just finished wrapping ALL the gifts that I have purchased so far and I also finished all my Christmas cards. Yea!!! However, hubby and I have figured out that we still have 4 major gifts to purchase and wrap. It is a really good feeling to be this far ahead!!! 🙂 I loved looking at the ways to use the clips and they look like something I need to find in my X-mas stocking! Thanks for the show and tell!

  57. Camille Avatar

    I am adrift. I have completed most shopping but have not quite finished. I have nothing wrapped and have not mailed a darned thing. With hubby’s help, the tree and decorations are complete. I have been focusing on organizing spaces in our house now that our daughter and her 3 children have moved to a home of their own. They were with us for almost 4 years so it is a bit lonely and quiet this holiday season. (We do, of course, still have many of their belongings.) I have made great strides in reclaiming space so I can use my sewing room without moving anything. That done, I am ready to finish the last few sewing projects, move on to wrapping and get gifts shipped.

  58. jean f Avatar
    jean f

    Wonder clips! Wow, and come in their own tin!? (love tins) For me this year, and many in the past, shopping has been minimal. All done, unless we go somewhere… live in a booming metropolis of under 250 persons, so have to leave this bustling no traffic zone to find anything to purchase. And avoid mishap with the snow.

  59. Annie B Avatar
    Annie B

    Just got home from more Christmas shopping😥 It’s about 85 degrees outside. Enjoyed reading your blog about the Wonder clips. Haven’t seen the little ones. I’ve decided that 2017 will be Minis Year for me. The little clips will be perfect to keep those pieces from getting lost=:) Merry Christmas!

  60. Debby Avatar

    I have been buying little gifts all year, but I really need to go through that stuff soon to see what else I need to get. Nothing is wrapped. And I’m still working on getting a couple of quilts put together. Happens every year despite my best intentions. Merry Christmas!

  61. Karen Avatar

    First for me this year, shopping done except for me? And everything is wrapped, such a good feeling. Love your 12 days of Christmas.

  62. Betty Berry Avatar
    Betty Berry

    I’m 95% done shopping, 0% wrapped! Right now I am baking and stitching furiously to get some things in the mail!!

  63. Lu Avatar

    The first Christmas out-of-state was last weekend and those gifts were wrapped and delivered. One of them was a queen size quilt for my 14 year old niece that she had found a pattern online and went shopping to pick out fabric with me when she stayed for the summer. I have probably 25% left to shop for and all of the wrapping left to do. That’s OK, the ground is white, the sky is blue and Pandora has great Christmas music to spend the evenings finishing up. Merry Christmas!

  64. Sally S Avatar
    Sally S

    I am just starting Christmas shopping. We have to celebrate December birthdays fist, then get the Christmas tree, then start shopping. Looking forward to your 12 Days of Christmas!🎄

  65. Patti Liles Avatar
    Patti Liles

    Shopping completed. Not one thing wrapped!!

  66. usairdoll Avatar

    I’ve only have one gift, well one and a half. I have another part of the gift still to get. I’m behind, so very behind this year. I had not seen the mini clips before, too cute! Always love your 12 Days and keep on being you!

    Thanks for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!


  67. Lana Avatar

    My shopping is all done. Now wrapping is another story– I always wait to the last week– to make sure I have an even number of presents– I’m good with excuses like that!!! Love the 12 days of shopping — mentioned to my post office that they would probably miss seeing my face because I was done ordering — I lied! I wonder what they would say if I picked up a package everyday😳 . — we live In a small town and there are no secrets!!! Thank you for making quilting so fun!

  68. Elizabeth Dickey Avatar
    Elizabeth Dickey

    Wow I’m a newbie this year 🙂 I have so enjoyed the magic Christmas blocks (only 4 more to cut then I can sewwww ♡ I’m doing the splendid sampler in red & white so they are going to work wonderfully together!! PLAYING with wool this Christmas making little “ugly” Christmas sweater ornaments (ready cute!!) Sent one to my niece in Scotland & crossing fingers it arrives soon 🙂 I have a few regular size wonder clips & thinking the jumbo size would be “Awesomeness” for organizing rows ♡ enjoyed your booth in Paducah & really looking forward to the cruise in 2018 🙂 Thanks for all your beautiful pictures on blog & May God Your Family for the Holidays ♡☆♡☆♡!!! PS Shopping still in progress 🙂

  69. Valerie Evans Avatar
    Valerie Evans

    My shopping is done but now I am moving on to do the shopping for all my R2C classes in January. That is ever so much more fun! Love all your clips.

  70. Angelia L. Avatar
    Angelia L.

    We are almost done our Christmas shopping…just a few more gifts to get! Nothing is wrapped yet! Glad you are feeling better!

  71. catskillquilter Avatar

    I am just about done with shopping — EXCEPT for the 3 Christmas stockings — and they are my favorites.

  72. carol Avatar

    I hate to say I have not started Christmas yet. Absolutely nothing made, bought, or even in my head of what I need to do. I could get stressed — Oh I am stressed,

  73. gaillacey Avatar

    I have ALL of my shopping done. All of it! Nothing else left to buy. Zero. Good thing … I’m out of money! Not it all has to be wrapped!!!! Thanks for your 12 Days of Shopping. Always fun to read your posts!

  74. Kay Morris Avatar
    Kay Morris

    Still have a few small items to pick up – that’s on my list to do for Thursday. Everything we have purchased/made is wrapped – which is a complete shock to me – I’m usually last minute wrapping or maybe I should say “gift bagging” the gifts!

  75. Teresa Avatar

    Shopping is done, quilts all made and bound. I need to wrap a few more things–then ALL DONE.

  76. Beth Avatar

    Hi Lisa, I read recently that you had a girly surgery and were recouperating. I also had a “girly” surgery done on Nov. 15. Most of my shopping is done and wrapped, but have to rely on help from my husband as I can do no lifting. Makes life a little tough on an independent person as myself. However things are going good and soon Christmas will be here. Life is Good!!!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! 🎄🎄

  77. Mary schreiner Avatar
    Mary schreiner

    Shopping and wrapping done. I have to ship tomorrow. I have 3 kids in the Navy so everything has to be shipped out to them. We always include a lot of goodies for friends of our sailors that also can’t get home for Christmas. Now I can just sit back, stitch and watch Christmas movies! Fa-la-la-la-la-la!

  78. Freda Avatar

    Love your posts and just fyi you count the 12 days of Christmas as I do. Ha! Almost most done with shopping, haven’t started wrapping. Working on last two Magic of Christmas blocks today. Glad you are feeling better.

  79. Betty Lockhart Avatar
    Betty Lockhart

    I definitely need these. I have one more thing to buy, 3 or 4 things to wrap, a tree to decorate, cards to write, and lots of baking to do. I’m actually ahead of my usual schedule, so I’m feeling GOOD!

  80. Diane Avatar

    My daughter told me this week that “I’m kinda getting bad at the Santa thing”. She knows she’s getting a smart TV for Christmas but she was home from college and saw it in my bedroom unwrapped. I didn’t make it a point to hide it. I gave her a look as if to ask “problem?” then she said “I really like it though!” It’s not what I thought I was getting. The kids (3 of them) have gotten older and it’s hard to surprise them with things they’ll like. They tend to like the bigger gifts and when you’re spending that much it’s important to get the right model etc. With that said I only have a few more things to get. All gifts still need to be wrapped and some decorating still needs to be done. In my defense we just got a new puppy 3 weeks ago. He’s a Pomeranian and weighed just 1.6 lbs when we got him November 23rd. He’s taken a lot of my time! Not to mention I’m pretty sure he’ll unwrap any gifts I put under the tree. I haven’t even put the tree skirt under the tree yet for fear he’ll potty on it or chew on it.

  81. CJ Avatar

    My adult children have purchased a flip it house. We are happy to provide $ for all the demo work they are doing! Happy they are young and can do this type of work! No mall adventures 🙂

  82. Kathy Baker Avatar
    Kathy Baker

    Lisa – I have been watching for this great event. Wasn’t sure if you were going to host it again since I know you have been busy as well as having health issues to deal with. Thank you in advance since I always find great ideas. (By far my favorite is my Juki I ordered during the first year you held the 12 Days of Needful Things.) I am never ready for Christmas, so my two sisters end up keeping me on the right path. They do most of the shopping and all of the wrapping for the gifts we buy each other as well as those for our husbands. I do always find special fun things for the two of them that I do wrap so they have some surprises waiting under the tree when we gather at my parents, who are both gone, but we’ve kept their house as our gathering station for holidays and our weekly sew along. Love these clips, too!

  83. Sue OConnor Avatar
    Sue OConnor

    Totally unorganized this year – who knows how much I have left!

  84. Cindy Shope Avatar
    Cindy Shope

    I have bought the things I need to buy, but am not even close on the things I am making. Nine ornaments for grandkids, and some baby blankets, pillow cases for putting the presents in (saves on wrapping paper) and a few odds and ends. Now the rush is on. I swear that I will start earlier so that I don’t have to use every waking minute to finish gifts. Oh well.

  85. shirley Avatar

    Almost done shopping, also have birthdays this time of the year a double wammy.

  86. Marian Allen Avatar
    Marian Allen

    what little I did is done, wrapped and shipped – probably will never happen again!

  87. Janice Joyner Avatar
    Janice Joyner

    First of all, I want to say that I prefer how you do the 12 days of Christmas. Makes sense to me! Next, I appreciate that you choose things that you use and find useful (counts a lot with me). I have most of my shopping and wrapping done, but I give a lot of baked goods to my quilting buddies and family friends and I’m in the middle of doing that now. I’m really not much of a cook the rest of the year, but I really get into making cookies, breads, and other treats this time of year.

  88. Patti O'Donnell Avatar
    Patti O’Donnell

    I have completed my shopping and wrapping. Now it is time to enjoy the season and maybe buy a few things for myself that I know no one will think of for me.

  89. Dana Doerfler Avatar
    Dana Doerfler

    I have hardly done any of my shopping and have no idea what I am getting for most – so next week the credit card will be smoking! Saw a post in this thread about cookies – reminds me I need to find your sugar cookie recipe from last year and print it out. I tried them last year and they were truly the BEST I’ve ever eaten! Thank you so much for the Magic of Christmas patterns and for all that you do for us!

  90. Susan Weldon Avatar
    Susan Weldon

    Need to get some gift cards and then I think shopping is complete. I’ve thought about wrapping gifts,does that count?

  91. Terri Estes Avatar
    Terri Estes

    I’m part of the way done. My daughter, son in law and grandson aren’t going to be able to travel home this year so the gifts for them are purchased and shipped. I still have my mother in law to buy for but I know what I’m purchasing so I just need to get to the store and then wrap it. My husband already received his gift and mine is a trip in January with some Guild members to Road to California including a visit and dinner with Lisa!

  92. Hildy Avatar

    I stil need to do some shopping but most of is just done online. No wrapping yet but in my family we give the gifts without wrapping (less waste).

  93. Mary C Avatar
    Mary C

    I am done shopping but not done sewing or shipping. Still may meet my deadlines!!

  94. Dianne Avatar

    LOVE your 12 days of Christmas❗️ Hoping to finish the last 1/2 of shopping this weekend 😄❗️ Would love to win clips, and had no idea they came in 3 sizes❗️😊

  95. Cheryl G Avatar
    Cheryl G

    I love wonder clips. I’m done shopping, wrapping ,very few decorations. Getting ready for a total knee replacement on the 19th. Just an FYI I love those little tins, care to share where you got them or better yet maybe next years 12 days of Xmas notions. Thanks for all you do. Still working on my Christmas blocks ,love your layouts.

  96. Marsha Burwash Avatar
    Marsha Burwash

    For us, everything is bought, shipped and wrapped except for one item I will pick up tomorrow. It feels good to me pretty much ready! Now I can sew! ! !

  97. Mary Jo Spina Avatar
    Mary Jo Spina

    All of my Christmas shopping has been finished since November 1st because I had foot surgery on November 2nd and was told I might not be back on my feet before Christmas. Nothing is wrapped yet but I saw the doctor today and got the okay to go back to normal activities based on swelling so I have lots of time to finish.

  98. Sharon Ernst Avatar
    Sharon Ernst

    Well — the Christmas cards are in the mail . . .I’ve made a good dent in the shopping – but I’m not done! Some of my favorite cookies are made up. Pretty hard to keep my hand out of them!! I have not wrapped a single gift yet! I’ll get it all done tho! It wouldn’t be Christmas without a little bit of stress!
    Today I have my Christmas CD’s playing while I sew! I’m totally in the spirit of Christmas! LOVE this season! 🌲🌲

  99. sharon butera Avatar

    I really do enjoy adding the binding to my quilts but do not enjoy the blood seeping from my aging finger tips when the pins used to hold the binding in place sneak up on me. Ouch! Wonder clips have saved me. I only have a set of 10 and would love to add to my collection. Thanks for giving me a chance to win some. They’d be a lovely Christmas present……
    Oh and by the way, I never finish Christmas shopping and wrapping. I always want to give just a bit more and only stop when I run out of time. Don’t you just love giving gifts?
    As I’m typing this I think I see little bitty snowflakes floating by on the screen. Lovely.
    Glad you’re feeling well.

  100. Theresa Taylor Avatar
    Theresa Taylor

    Finished my Christmas shopping all my hand made ornaments are done for the girls in the family all I have left to do is make my fudge and peanut brittle.

  101. Linda Elliott Avatar
    Linda Elliott

    So excited, my favorite time of year, an email every day from Lisa. Love your snowmen art work, thx, Terri. I finished gift shopping before coming to the wonderful retreat in Nov. Baking and wrapping is left to do.

  102. Karen Sikes Avatar
    Karen Sikes

    I still have lots to do, but I am a procrastinator, what can I say. At least I have my list together!!!

  103. Rosa Youschak Avatar
    Rosa Youschak

    I need one more good day in the city to finish my shopping. What I do have bought is mostly wrapped. My cards went out last week. I have even did a tad of baking! Unfortunately I have Christmas Insomnia! I wake up early, like an hour before normal wake up time, thinking about all the things I need to do in the next 12 days! So I get up and get moving if anything to perpetuate the act of “doing” something!

  104. Sheila Avatar

    I have a few more gifts to buy but I think my sewing is finished and a few things have been wrapped so making progress .

  105. Sally S Avatar
    Sally S

    Just starting Christmas shopping. We celebrate 2 December birthdays first, then get the tree up, the start shopping. And this is a good place to start for me.

  106. Sandi Avatar

    I have some of my shopping done but it’s not wrapped yet. I have a few more gifts to buy but I know hat I need so it will be fun. Thank you for the giveaway. Hugs, Sandi

  107. Ann Post Avatar
    Ann Post

    I’m still shopping. Every year I say I will be finished early but that doesn’t happen. Very little decorating done and no presents wrapped. But I sure love to look at your decorations and blog posts.

  108. Katherine Avatar

    I love these clips! Most of my shopping is done, wrapped and sent out– for once! But I still have a bit of shopping to do for some small things for friends and stockings. Happy Christmas!!

  109. Sandra Pierson Avatar
    Sandra Pierson

    I am totally ready. All bought and wrapped. Just looking forward to the baking when we meet in Flagstaff next week! Let the memories begin!

  110. Susan Brown Avatar
    Susan Brown

    Over half way with the shopping but nothing is wrapped! It will all get done, it always does!

  111. Janan Avatar

    Ok I really did read all of it!
    I have not wrapped the first thing!!! I am still shopping! I did get a new needle threader today at my local quilt Shoppe, I just love these! And very useful! I hope maybe you have one of these on the 12 days shopping !!!!
    They make awesome, useful gifts!!!

  112. Glenna C. D. Avatar
    Glenna C. D.

    I still have two packages to mail, to my two sisters. Saving the best for last!

  113. Paula lambert Avatar
    Paula lambert

    I have to hopefully complete my shopping tomorrow. I haven’t even started wrapping yet!

  114. murphyfamily2@me.com Avatar

    done and wrapped! Yippee!

  115. Lavana Eidson Avatar
    Lavana Eidson

    I am not shopping, just going to give money. I have bought special cards for the money! DONE YA.

  116. Mary Avatar

    Wish I was done and wrapped! Still making some bags and aprons and a project with my hubby ( which isn’t progressing very quickly:)

  117. Laura Avatar

    I don’t have many to buy for, so I procrastinate and shop very slowly! I need to pick up just a few more things, then I’ll be finished.

  118. Julie Green Avatar
    Julie Green

    Finished my shopping today and even took my husband along for the ride !!! Will finish the wrapping next week as my Granddaughter wants to help me !!!!!!!!

  119. Deborah K Avatar
    Deborah K

    I haven’t started shopping yet…..but I’ve been making bulb ornaments from the Christmas Gathering book…..They are so stinking cute!

    1. Nancy Knight Avatar
      Nancy Knight

      I hadn’t seen the new mini clips – a must have! Just need a few stocking stuffers. All wrapped, just need to make a few awesome bows! Your 12 days will be my fun shopping for me! BTW – I don’t think you are counting backwards!

  120. suejean1 Avatar

    So happy you are doing the 12 days of Christmas again this year. It is always a joy to see the useful things you have for us. Most of my shopping is done and wrapped. I only have a couple more gifts to buy. Also have a couple more things to make. Every year I say I will start the Christmas projects earlier and it never seems to be early enough.

  121. Terry Powers Avatar
    Terry Powers

    I am done shopping. Now I need to wrap. Love your 12 days of Christmas! Your game your rules!

  122. Cheryl Juedes Avatar
    Cheryl Juedes

    I have almost all of my shopping done- just a couple of gift cards.

  123. candee Avatar

    As of today, just a couple of gift cards & some stocking stuffers left to get (and 3 pincushions to stuff & a wool appliqué to put some more stitches in.) All the wrapping is in my near future.
    Thanks for the Christmas fun!

  124. Wendy Avatar

    I’m about half done. Five kids with spouses and fourteen grands takes me a bit of time. Hubby doesn’t like to shop but I “suggest” that he get some of the guy gifts so I don’t buy the wrong tool. Will miss shopping for my parents. Both of them just recently passed within 5 weeks of each other. Finnish up and wrapping starts next week when I am off work for a few weeks.

  125. Geri Sherwood Avatar
    Geri Sherwood

    I have not done any of the shopping. My husband bought ornaments for the kids and wrapped them. I wanted to bake cookies this week but I have a sinus infection so no baking. I am just going to enjoy Christmas and buy cookies !!

  126. Lona Avatar

    I love the Wonder Clips and the cute little containers that they come in- I am not a gadget person, but I do love tins, jars, and containers of all kinds. I am about 1/3 the way through shopping- although I don’t get in a hurry to wrap the gifts. We put no names on the gifts and play a guessing game- therefore, I have to remember what I have wrapped and who it is for! I hope bake later in the week. Thanks for a chance to win! Merry Christmas! 🙂

  127. Karen Martin Avatar
    Karen Martin

    I love my Wonder Clips–I only have red ones though–I think I need more colors and sizes–lol! I have been doing lots of online shopping…all for me! I’ve only purchased one gift so I’ll be in panic mode soon.

  128. Laura Williams Avatar
    Laura Williams

    Let’s see. How is my Christmas prep? This is my 2nd Christmas retired and I am so far behind. I’m busier now than when I was working. But I am spending more time in my sewing room. Love wonder clips of all sizes and I use them every day.

  129. Sharon Avatar

    I am done with my shopping – done most of it online. I am still working on one homemade project and when I finish in the next couple days, we will be completely finished. wrapping — not much on that! I generally buy extra large gift bags for my grandsons – triplets almost 5 – they love pulling all that “stuff” out and looking at everything and comparing colors and such – so much fun. That is pretty much the extent of my Christmas except for a few friends/family for which i generally make something. And I wanted to thank you very much for sharing the Magic of Christmas pattern with all of us. I can’t wait to get started — it will be a gift next year — there’s nothing like planning ahead. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  130. Cathy Avatar

    I love your 12 days of Christmas! It gives me a chance to see all the really cool stuff and I think your timing is right on. Not backwards at all. I don’t have any wonder clips and therefore must ask, are they very different from using clothes pins? I’ve used those and hair clips. As far as Christmas shopping- got 2 packages sent, still need to buy for husband, 2 sons and 2 daughter in laws. Oh and bake cookies for neighbor kids and…. well it goes on. Plus I can’t wait to go tobogganing on the 24th. Weeeeee!

  131. DebrafromMD Avatar

    Shopping is done but nothing is wrapped yet. I will start that tonight.

  132. Kathy Drovdal Avatar
    Kathy Drovdal

    I have a few stocking stuffers left to get & a couple aprons to make! Everything is wrapped!

    Sent from my iPad

  133. Karen Baldauf Avatar
    Karen Baldauf

    All shopped and wrapped. Dec is for cooking and playing with grandkids!

  134. Amy Avatar

    I am done! Woohoo! I wanted to give myself some sewing time between now and Christmas to enjoy this time of year. Done. Check!

  135. Judy Donovan Avatar
    Judy Donovan

    Almost done. I have to bind a quilt and write some checks😀 Christmas decorations are minimal. Mostly I decorate for the season started lots of snowmen are out and about☃

  136. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    I hand make 99% of my Christmas gifts and I have yet to wrap them. I have only one more gift to buy and thats for my brother in law and have no clue what to get him. He is a hard one to buy for or make something for. As for your 12 days of Christmas; backward, forward, any way you deliver it, I always enjoy reading your posts.

  137. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts Avatar

    I have finished the shopping part, but not the sewing part! I need an elf to help! Not a thing is wrapped. 😮

  138. Judy Lane Avatar
    Judy Lane

    Hi, Lisa. I am bought and wrapped except for the weiner dog quilt I am making for an engineer friend of mine that I am still quilting.

  139. Jackie Avatar

    I love the clips I do have some, but can always use more. Yes my shopping is done and wrapped. I do have to grocery shop for xmas eve and day!

  140. Michelle Cole Avatar
    Michelle Cole

    I have 2 presents to buy and NONE are wrapped. 😳 I still need to do some baking too.
    Love the blog and do not get why someone thinks it’s backwards?

  141. Dawn steele Avatar
    Dawn steele

    Can’t believe Christmas is almost here. Just got the tree up and started shopping.

  142. Rebecca Avatar

    I need to buy one more gift …and find the wrappping fairy!

  143. Judy D, Avatar
    Judy D,

    I am as done as I can be, cards and money are ready, cookies and candy are baked and decorating is done. Think I will set back and have a glass of wine. Thanks for your giveaway! i am still stitching some on wool projects.

  144. Jill McCaughey. From Calgary, Alberta, CANADA and Phoenix, AZ Avatar
    Jill McCaughey. From Calgary, Alberta, CANADA and Phoenix, AZ

    I have made 25 pillowcases for little kids, 2 lap quilts for Veterans, 6 Hexie table centrepieces and q queen-sized batik quilt and 4 matching pillowcases…I think I am finished!

  145. Barbara G. Avatar
    Barbara G.

    I am about half way through shopping, nothing wrapped and several Button Boats to finish! Have to get working!

  146. Nancy Pleimann Avatar
    Nancy Pleimann

    I’m done shopping. Except for the food and cookie making supply’s. I guess I better get going on that. Nancy P.

  147. Kathy h Avatar
    Kathy h

    I have a few more things to get and haven’t done any wrapping yet.

  148. Betsy Avatar

    I’m done shopping but not wrapped

  149. TAMMY HARTMAN Avatar

    I have 2 more people to shop for. One is easy, the other is not. I still need to wrap and bake. I so behind this year.

  150. jrp53 Avatar

    Since a gift from me means its quilted, I don’t have all of mine done. We draw names in my family so that helps a bit. I know exactly WHAT I’m doin’, just haven’t done it yet. the grandchildren come firs though and they are mostly done. Minimal wrapping in my world. I love the bags with tissue paper stuffed in the top. Call me lazy but by the time I’ve quilted and tugged and sewed all that I do, the wrapping is the last thing I worry about. Merry Christmas to you and yours and thanks so much for the fabulous BOM this year!

  151. Jean Pope Avatar
    Jean Pope

    I love my clips I use them a lot for binding and holding paper. I am not done Chrias shopping. I have all 5 of my children coming home and 3 grand children. I am very excited..
    I love your 12 days of Christmas.

  152. Doreen T Avatar
    Doreen T

    Husband just pulled the last quilt ( present) from the long arm. Shopping done but all the wrapping left to do. Need to pump up the Christmas music and grab a glass of wine and get to it. Happy Holidays to all.

  153. Deborah Thomas Avatar
    Deborah Thomas

    I am finished with my shopping, nearly all wrapped. I do want to make large snowflakes to hang from the ceiling. It’ll look like a winter wonderland.

  154. Barbara Lotthammer Avatar
    Barbara Lotthammer

    Thought I was done but when I started wrapping everything found out I was really lacking for one grandkid and one of my kids. What I have is wrapped but better hit the stores again to even things up a bit

  155. Cindi P Avatar
    Cindi P

    I was gone out of town for 2 weeks, so only have 3 presents bought and nothing wrapped. I better get busy.

  156. VivM Avatar

    I just finished today! But I still have a few handmade items to finish. No wrapping done yet.

  157. Pam Knight Avatar
    Pam Knight

    Wonder clips are very useful. Because they are colorful and cute, I use them to hang small quilts or orphan quilt block in my decorating. A few gifts to buy, and then on to the wrapping. I love to wrap and get creative with my package trims. My family just laughs…oh well. At least I’m entertaining. 🙂

  158. Abbie Simons Avatar
    Abbie Simons

    I am through with my Christmas shopping and wrapping all but one and I am waiting for it to be delivered. I’m having a total knee replacement Thursday. So I need to have everything finished! Merry Christmas Lisa!

  159. Jane Avatar

    Only 2more people to buy for and then have to wrap. So far behind this year!

  160. Denise S Avatar
    Denise S

    I’m doing very little shopping this year. Fifteen members of my extended family are visiting over the Christmas holiday, and we’re skiing, snowshoeing, and just enjoying each other’s company! Only gifts left to buy are Sub for Santa! Merry, Merry!

  161. Terry Avatar

    I am done with my shopping. I have my presents in a pile in the living room so I can wrap them while watching a movie. So far they have been sitting there for four days. I forgot I need to make some fabric balls (stuffed with polyfill and catnip, of course) for my cats and my sisters cats. I need to make four batches of cookies too. So really, I guess I’m still not finished.

  162. Laura Wohlfarth Avatar
    Laura Wohlfarth

    I love these clips! I came across them at my first quilt show earlier this year in Paducah. I also met you too Lisa. It was a great experiance.

  163. mary h Avatar

    I’m almost done shopping and not one thing is wrapped. I love using the clips to hold zippers in place instead of pins when getting ready to sew a zipper. They don’t distort the fabric and zipper like a pin does.

  164. Gillian Avatar

    I thought I was done then I thought I was almost done now I am not sure! Better start wrapping1

  165. Jody Randall Avatar
    Jody Randall

    Shopping done? I wish! Presents wrapped, since not done shopping I’ll let you guess on that one. 🙂 I do have the house all decorated so there’s hope. Don’t have any wonder clips but these do look extremely useful.

  166. Jan B Avatar
    Jan B

    I think I’m done shopping. Haven’t started to wrap yet. Will mail a few things to IL & MI Thursday. It’ll all get done eventually. Ha!

  167. Pat dubois Avatar
    Pat dubois

    Not much done yet….its a difficult year….gonna get it done for the grandkids tho!

  168. Sue knill Avatar
    Sue knill

    I am all done shopping and all is wrapped in Michigan we are getting our third snow storm tomorrow so now I can sew.

  169. Cindy M Avatar
    Cindy M

    Shopping is done, still have to finish up a few things I’m making but as usual I’ll be wrapping on Christmas Eve!

  170. BAY Avatar

    I think I’m dong shopping however always that last minute items that trick my eyes. I love the 12 Days of Christmas and I have to say I like the way it is counted. Merry Christmas Lisa and glad you are feeling better.

  171. Barbara Rodin Avatar
    Barbara Rodin

    I made a queen size quilt for my grandson (10) and granddaughter (8) that the quilter just finished, so now
    I have to put the binding on each of them. Merry Christmas to Johnathan & Joey, hope they love them!

  172. donnalevesque Avatar

    Shopping is done, but much wrapping to do. In my old age I am really getting to HATE wrapping.

  173. Tammy Whaley Avatar

    My Christmas shopping is almost done, Thank Goodness…but WRAPPING, is another story!

  174. Pat McMullin Avatar
    Pat McMullin

    After moving last summer and two eye surgeries this fall – I had a hole in my retina – I’m still trying to find all the decorations! I haven’t tried Wonder Clips yet but they look very helpful.

  175. Cathy King Avatar
    Cathy King

    Did a big shopping binge today to finish up. Half of the presents are wrapped. Baking Christmas cookies Sunday, looks like I will get it all done. Somehow always manage to pull it off, even though a couple of weeks ago didn’t think it would happen.