Day 3 Needful Things…

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DAY 3-RULER BOXES-MADE FROM PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS YARD STICKS!

I love yardsticks…and have been collecting old carpenters wood tapes for awhile too..I love anything that measures….img_9206 img_9205I did a yardstick wall in my new home sewing room…It turned out awesome…except one thing…I didn’t catch when they were building the house…the placement of the thermostat in my room..but I talked to the HVAC guys and they are going to come back and move it!!!  Then I can finish my wall of “little quits”.img_9204img_9201

I  wanted to be able to move my “little quilts” on and off the wall easily…so I hung them using metal hooks and where the yards sticks meet I added a 1 1/2″ square off cut up yard stick behind them…this creates a rod to hang the hooks…Here is a close-up of what I am trying to explain…

 

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So with this in mind we finally ordered Primitive Gatherings Yard sticks.   Al-f in his workshop is creating NEEDFUL things with them…These ruler boxes are beautiful as well as needful…we can show you…see the following pics…You can order them empty or full…many many choices…img_9168

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We have 4 sizes of ruler boxes…

1 3/4″x 3 7/8″….Bobbin Holder/3 Valdani Thread holder

1 3/4″x 8″ 6 Valdani Thread Holder

3 1/2″ x 8″ 12 Valdani Thread Holder

10″x 11 3/4″ Project Holder

Of course they can be used for other “things” as well but we had to name them something…

These boxes are hand made by our special Alf in his workshop…so please…we have a bunch made…but we do not know how many you ALL are going to order..so please allow us extra time to make our boxes if we get swamped…The boxes are prices $5, $10, $18 and $34… and  a special price of $60 if you order the set of 4. These are not going out until after Christmas…so keep that in mind.

 

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We then have made some gift sets for you…

(pricing is valid for a limited time only)

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Tweezers, White Clove Chalk Pen, 2 sets of PG needles in box $35

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#5,#8 or #12 wt. Valdanis in $70- your choice of weights.

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36 Valdani in Project Box- $189

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10 Juki Bobbins and 3 bobbin buddies-$16

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Light or Dark Version 5- #12 Valdani Threads –$35

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Box with 3 Auriful 5o wt. thread-$36.50

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Box with Small travel scissors, small seam ripper and 10 Juki bobbins-$20

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to order the ruler boxes click HERE

The winner of the PG cutting mat is….

Dede
December 21, 2016 at 5:13 pm
What do I want from Santa? Primitive gatherings gift cards of course, and a boyfriend who cooks and has a truck with a plow…

Dede Please email Amy to claim your prize!  ahoefler @new.rr.com you have until 12/22/16.

Please do not email Amy your comments to win todays prize…that has to be on the blog under comments…scroll to the end and leave your comment.  She is the prize coordinator!

Now we only have a few days left…but we still have some cool things to tell you about!!! So…hang in there with me…I wish I could send you all your Christmas wishes!

If you want to win a ruler box with some goodies in it…please comment…I will pick 4 winners one for each size!

If you spend Christmas Day with anyone you could…who would it be?…

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lisabongean

I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

336 thoughts on “Day 3 Needful Things…

  1. If I could spend Christmas with anyone, it would still be my family. These ruler boxes are pretty nifty and sure would be handy for organizing. May your Christmas be filled with love, laughter, and happiness.
    crazymtqt@aol.com

  2. A quilter can never have enough storage for all the things we find ourselves just having to have. Thanks for a great give away. Happy Holidays to everyone!!

  3. Oops. Pressed send to early, here’s the rest of the comment, I just want to spend Christmas with my husband, 3 boys, and my parents.

  4. I would love to spend time with my MOM there are so many things I wished I had asked her especially her holiday recipes.

  5. If I could have a Holiday Wish it would be to have all 5 of my children together. They are scattered allover the country. I love the ideas for the ruler boxes, the remind of the wooden pencil box I had as a child.

  6. If I could have one more Christmas with my brother, I would love that. He passed away 7 years ago at the age of 41. He was great fun. Hugs, Lisa. xo

  7. Oh.my.word! These are fabulous! L💗VE each one! Merry Christmas, Lisa. I wish you and your family the best.

    I would love to spend another Christmas with my quilting buddy, my mom. Third Christmas without her….miss her so much.

  8. My dad….sadly that never can be but he enjoyed the holidays so much when he was with us and they just aren’t the same without him. He was the glue that kept us together.

    I love the boxes…..I see so many possibilities of things that would fit in there and then you could move them room to room as you sewed!

  9. Love boxes. And rulers. I have a collection of vintage 6 inch and 12 inch rulers. I love the advertizing on them.
    I would love a ruler box from you to add to my collection.

  10. Wow….love your ruler wall. I would love to spend Christmas with my mom, gone now 45 years. She would love to see my home, decorations, and creations that she inspired all those years ago!

  11. I would love to spend Christmas with my Mom and Dad. My Dad has been gone 24 years and my Mom almost 7 years. I love your ruler boxes, so cute!

  12. I would spend Christmas Day with my Dad, sisters, brother, and nephews. Of course, I would want my hubby and kids there, too. Your ruler boxes are adorable.

  13. I would love to spend Christmas with Elton John!! I love his music & have never gotten to see a concert in person. I would just think it would be incredible to learn about him. To think of all the people he has met, and maybe hear a favorite song. Can’t happen, but you did say wish…….

  14. The best people to spend Christmas with is my family. They are spread out from MT to NJ to TX and we live in MI.
    So we always treasure the times we are together.
    Merry Christmas everyone.
    Lisa, love the ruler boxes they look handy.

  15. I would want to spend it with my husband , children and grandchildren. But wish my other son who’s birthday would have been today would be with me too .He He will be looking down on us from heaven.

  16. If I could spend Christmas with anyone, it would be my grandmothers, both gone for many years. But they both spent time with me as a young girl, teaching me to use needle and thread , and needles and yarn to create. I’d love for them to see how I I have grown with the seeds they planted. Miss them every day

  17. My son, Eric. He was only 15 when he left us
    17 years ago.
    Wonder what would be on his Christmas list now?
    He would have though these boxes were cool for guys also. 😇

  18. First, LOVE LOVE LOVE your ruler hanger idea!! Second, LOVE LOVE LOVE your ruler boxes!! Third, but not least I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to spend one more Christmas with my Grandma. Christmas just isn’t the same without her warmth. Here’s a hug for all you Grandmas out there=:)

  19. I would love to have my house full one Christmas with both of my children and their families. I love the look of your wall full of quilts!

  20. The ruler boxes are great! I once saw a coffee table made of a collection of yardsticks. It was so cute! Spending Christmas with my family is what I want and what I do. I would love another Christmas with my Mom. She’s been gone 35 years and I still miss her!

  21. I would always choose my family as it is today but would also wish to be with my parents again. Christmas has always been such a family time.

    I love the ruler boxes and would love to have a set.

  22. I would spend time with Family always The ruler boxes are a cute way to hold things I Love youre ruler wall with the mini quilts Too fun

    linda m

  23. I would give anything to spend it with my son Tim, whether here or there. He passed just after Christmas 2 years ago at the age of 28. I miss him with every breath I take:)

  24. If I could spend Christmas with anyone it would be my dad. He left my life too early and didn’t get to see his granddaughter grow up. That would be the greatest treasure of my life, to be with him again.

  25. If I could spend Christmas with anyone it would be my dad who passed away. I love the ruler boxes and would love to win one!

  26. I would choose my husband hands down! We have been married 45 years and he will drop everything if i mention i need to go check out a new quilt shop, even though he knows i have many, many bins of fabric already? I can’t imagine Christmas without him!!

  27. I would spend it with my mom and sister for Living people, of not living would be both my Grandma Rene, and Grandma Honey. Still have all my baking to do tomorrow, should be a fun but messy day. Loved your boxes, especially the project holder one. so super cute. Loved your pictures of how you hang your mini quilts. I have an area I hang seasonal things above the washer and dryer, and it’s not always the same size quilt, so You usually see the screws in the wall, or the dowel which doesn’t look great. I love your idea. Will have to show my husband and make it happen. Love all your little quilts too. Have a Merry Christmas.

  28. I would love to spend one more Christmas with my Mom and Dad. Mom passed away 2 years ago on December 30 and Dad passed away this year in May. It is going to be hard to see their empty chairs at the table this year. Merry Christmas in Heaven Mom and Dad.

    1. Hi Pattie…thanks for letting us know they are not on the site…I email Judi and she will get it on…if you don’t want to wait you can always call the shop at 920-722-7233…they are open till 1 tomorrow (Friday)

  29. To spend one more Christmas with my Dad would be a dream come true. I have such a loving and wonderful family that it sometimes just doesn’t feel complete without him.

  30. As cliched as it sounds, I would give anything to spend one more day with my Mom and Dad. I miss them most at Christmas time. Thank you for all of your ‘needful things’!

  31. OMG…these boxes are something I can really use and I also collect yardsticks so they would add a special touch to my collection. I would definitely like to spend another Christmas with my Mom who passed away when I was only fourteen and my Dad who passed away nine years ago. I miss both of them dearly and especially at Christmastme.

  32. If I could spend Christmas with anyone… it would be with all of my family together… everyone…one place for at least a day. That would be an amazing Christmas Wish…hugs and love to all of you!

  33. If I could, I would spend Christmas Day with my Mom, it was also her birthday. She has been gone for 16 years and I miss her every day. I love your ruler boxes, they are so cute. thank you. Merry Christmas to you.

  34. Sew cute!!! I have my dads old folding ruler which I shaped it into a star as well and it hangs in my sewing room too! I don’t think I’ve seen those adorable boxes before in the store. I’ll be looking!!
    Always a treat to get your blogs!

  35. I want to spend Christmas with all my children and grandchildren, family is everything. Loving your little quilts wall, in my imagination I believe each tells a story.

  36. Those boxes set the “dang” meter a flyin”, as in dang, dang, dang, dang, dang cute!!! And your wall of quilts is awesome!
    Fortunately, I get to spend Christmas with my husband, kids and grandkids. I am so blessed.
    If it were a perfect world, I would have my parents there, too, both gone for too long.

  37. these boxes are so cute…..and how creative you are! I would love to have some just because…..Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Oh, forgot to answer the question….I would spend it with my family…..however many of them could be there! Would love my mom and dad there too, but they haven’t been here for a long while. Still always miss them!

  39. My family. Nothing better. Love these boxes. I also collect yardsticks. I must have 50. Love what you did with them on your display wall. I may try that.

  40. I would love to spend Christmas with my niece’s family in Zurich…can you imagine a more wonderful wonderland of snow!

  41. Would love to spend Christmas with my hubby who passed away 5 years ago. Dec. 26 would have been our 46th anniversary. Tough time of year, but so grateful for the fun times & memories! Would love one of these fun boxes under the tree.

  42. Love the boxes! I spend Christmas with my family but my mom lives in Florida and can’t be with us this year!

  43. I would spend Christmas with my family in MI. Due to being in the military I have not spent Christmas with them in 8 years. However, I just separated from the military and we are planning to move back to MI this summer. So hopefully next year we will be with them!

  44. Oh, these boxes are so cute. I’d love one or two or more.
    Love to spend Christmas with my entire family which hasn’t happened in over 30 years. Some are in heaven now.

  45. I would love to spend Christmas with my great great aunt Carrie. She was a quilter! I found this out when I read a copy of her will from the 1890s! She had several wool batts and unfinished tops in her personal inventory! I would love to be able to talk to her about quilting way back then!

  46. I would so love to spend Christmas with my Grandma Adele. She was such a beautiful person, never a harsh word from her. She adored all babies. I learned to cook, bake, can and sew from her. How wonderful it would be to relive those younger days again with her!

  47. I would spend Christmas with my family..which I am blessed to do! 🙂 Nothing better than all the grandchildren and my kids and my sisters and parents ALL together enjoying fellowship, laughter and good food!! The ruler boxes are adorable! I have a friend who would love them too!! Please bring them to Mid Atlantic in Feb.!!! I’m sure we would buy some!!! 🙂

  48. I wish I could go back in time and have one more Christmas morning with my mom, dad, sister and brother and our “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree! Great memories! The ruler boxes are awesome!

  49. Oh Lisa, I love, love the boxes. I also love old yard sticks and understand their allure. If I could have one Christmas wish , I’d spend the day with my mom and dad who I miss so much . Christmas was always such a wonderful day in our home. The Merriest of Christmas to you and yours

  50. Of course I would want to spend it with my family, but that would include my Dad who passed when I was 18. Oh, what a fun time that would be!!

  51. I would love for Santa to drop off some organizational helpers like those cute little ruler boxes… What a sweet idea… For me, I would use them to try and control those misbehaving Valdani threads that have a mind of their own once I take them out of their plastic storage boxes. If I were a Valdani spool, I would feel very special to get to sit inside a PG box… Merry Christmas to all!

  52. No doubt about it, I would spend it with my dad… gone for 14 years now. He was an ornery cuss and probably had more than one yard stick broke over his backside growing up! : ) I inherited my “spirit” from him and share his enthusiasm for life. He was a hard-working, tough-as-nails man and I miss him every day. Merry Christmas in heaven (or wherever you landed) Dad!

  53. I would love to spend my Christmas with my father. He was so much fun! We used to play rummy and Trouble….such fond memories!

  54. If I could spend Christmas with someone it would be my MOM, who I lost in Feb. I miss her so much, she created great memories that will live in my heart forever. Your boxes are so cute, I would like to order enough for all my threads or new ones.

  55. I’d love to spend Christmas with my Mom & Dad, feels like they’ve both been gone so long and it would be so good to see them. Love these ruler boxes, they’re all so cute!

  56. I hope you carry these boxes at a later date. We moved and my stuff is all in storage. What is the cute flower quilt block? I love it! Is it new?

  57. My 4 year old grandaughter will be with us this Christmas so it cant get any more special that that. Those boxes are way beyond cute! Want them all. Merry Christmas!

  58. Fun boxes ♡ being a retired physics teacher rulers make my heart smile! As for the question….that’s really hits the heart hard♡ more than mere thoughts or words could say is I wish we could have are little Kari back with us all…we lost her at age 13 from brain tumor. ..really that’s what I want for Christmas…to be with her & hear/ see that incredible smile 🙂 Special thoughts & prayers go out to all this season as well as every day for the little ones that have left us all too early ♡

  59. All of children, grand children, and extended family in a place that has a foot or two of snow for snowman making and sledding. This past Thanksgiving was the first in 20 yrs with our boys and us in the same place, we were missing 2 grandchildren though. My Christmas wish may never happen, but it would be fun to see all of our grand enjoy the snow as much as their dads did growing up.

  60. These ruler boxes are beyond cool!! Empty or full – I’d be thrilled to get them! And I’d think of you every time I look at them!

  61. I would like to spend Christmas Eve with my grandma who taught me to sew (and so much more). She was a practical seamstress, sewing her own clothes, but I think she would approve of my efforts at quilting – one size fits all!

  62. My daughter, son in law and two grand children! I have not seen my daughter for Christmas in over 10 yrs. we don’t travel during holidays because we have both of our mom’s with us (95 yrs old) and we don’t want to leave them alone. It makes me sad not to be able to spend the holiday with them, but it warms my heart when they call and tell me what Santa left! That project box is quite awesome!

  63. I wd like to spend Christmas again with some of my family who has passed on. I would love to win a box from u. Paula in KY

  64. How clever are those ruler boxes?! My dad was a master carpenter and cabinet maker, I wonder what happened to his carpenter’s rule? If I could spend Christmas with anyone at all, it would be my mother , who is 95 and doesn’t have a lot of Christmases left. Because of weather , we will wait until spring and hope she continues in good health – and good health and Merry Christmas to you, your family and staff.

  65. Christmas is a wonderful time for family and friends to spend time together.

    Love the big ruler box for projects and pearl cotton.

  66. What wonderful boxes!! So pleased to be able to enter this giveaway!! My Christmas wish is for PEACE….for children not to grow up in a town in the midst of war!! Makes me so sad!! And also another Christmas with my sweet Dad…been gone 2 years….but so blessed to have my 93 year old Mom!!

  67. I would love to spend Christmas with my whole family. Last Christmas Eve my family was all together, every child, grandchild & great grand child. A month later my Dad was dead. Family is everything.

  68. Love your ruler wall and the ruler boxes!! Missing my family members that are no longer with me. My dad would have had fun making me some ruler projects of my own inspirations.

  69. The boxes are adorable!!
    I love all my family so much. How I wish I could spend one day and ask all the questions about their growing up. My dad passed when I was 16. How I wish I could have one more day. So many questions? I miss my family that is gon but treasure those who are still with us.

  70. I would like to spend Christmas with my older sister who lives in another state far from me. She is ill and I miss her a lot. I plan to see her in January but I will miss being with her this Christmas.

  71. Hmmm…, I would spend Christmas with my mom (she’s deceased) and my new Grand Baby (he is 3 months old). Beautiful boxes. I could use them in organizing my sewing room. Have a great Christmas!!

  72. Christmas day with family would be lovely. It isn’t happening this year unfortunately but we will see each other in February. Beautiful boxes!

  73. I wish my baby sister and her family could join us for Christmas. It has been too long since we celebrated together.

  74. I would spend the day with my granddad. He passed away when I was 9 mos. old. He owned a hardware store and would have lots of yardsticks around to do something like your boxes. I have this containment gene and love things like the yardstick boxes. Thanks for the chance to win.

  75. I love your ruler boxes but that comes as no surprise! I love everything you think of to share with us! I would spend Christmas with my grandmothers. They were best friends and shared the passion of quilting…. back in those days I had no interest in quilting other than to play under the frames that hung from the ceiling…. I had tea parties with my baby dolls and it was the safest, most loving place on earth.

  76. I would love to have my husband here for Christmas. He passed away suddenly 25 years ago at the age of 40 in April 1991. Our daughter married on December 28 that year. Th holidays have not been the same for the last 25 years. Would love to be remembered with a gift from you. Your large box look so useful,

  77. Totally happy to be celebrating Christmas with my dear hubby and our sons. Would love if my Mom and Dad were still here to join us

  78. I would love to spend another day with my Grandma Sarah – she died much to young in her 60s – but she is the one that taught me all things sewing – hand – machine – and to be resourceful – I wish I could share with her some of my projects – she would be delighted – I am young (78) and am busy each and every day doing what I love – hand wool sewing and quilting – I have done so many of your projects and have a few more to complete – you are like one of my best friends – thank you for all you do for us – Merry Christmas –

  79. I would love to be able to have one more Christmas with my grandma!!! I would like for her to meet all of her great grandchildren and great gread grandchildren. She past away 6 weeks after I had my first son. She would be so happy to see how her family has multiplied.

  80. I would love to spend Christmas with my family that is in WI. My husband and I and our 5 kids live in AZ and we have never had a Christmas with everyone all together.

  81. I would probably want to spend time with my dad, mom and mom’s friend Harriett. Christmas was always important for mom and dad and we always had people who were alone at Christmas over for supper and also for treats after midnight mass. I love the ruler boxes.

  82. Now I know what can be done with yard sticks I won at an auction a few years ago. I love the little box/drawer with the valdani thread. Great way to see all the colors.

  83. These ruler boxes are wonderful! And I will borrow your idea for my living room wall and my mini quilts.
    Great way of hanging them! If wonderful to have many ideas from quilts friends. Thanks!!

  84. I would want to spend that day just like I spend every Christmas…with my family…that is what it is all about…family.

  85. I love, love love the idea of the ruler project box. Actually I think each of the boxes is great, but I am partial to the project box. No longer will I stuff my block and supplies in a ziplock bag! I feel like a true quilter now–product is soooo important!

  86. Those boxes are just adorable! So very cute-and useful too!
    I would like to have another Christmas with loved ones who are no longer with us.

  87. If I could spend Christmas with anyone it would actually be 4 anyones – all 4 of my children under one roof! Oh and my daughter in law and grandson. That sounds like 6 people but it is actually just one family!!!

  88. My Christmas Day is not complete without my grand kids. I hate having to move Holidays to work around everyone’s schedules. Life used to be so much simpler. I love the boxes made with yard sticks, how cool is that!

  89. If I could spend Christmas with anyone it would be my Mom. It was her favorite season and this will be #9 without her. But she’s with me in my heart and the rest of my family will be here!

  90. I would spend it with my family. No better way to celebrate the holidays! Of course I wouldn’t send George Clooney home😊😊

  91. Oh my gosh! I love these boxes! I love spending Christmas with family. My kids especially but it would be fun to have Christmas with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We haven’t done that since my grandma passed away 19 yrs ago.

  92. If I could spend Christmas with anyone it would be my dad! I met him in 1973, I was 26, we never got to spend any Christmas together or birthdays or Father’s Day. My husband , son and I drove to California from Florida to meet him! One of my most wonderful memories. We did meet each other many times during the course of the next 30 some years till his passing at 92. I was blessed , dad was wonderful and his wife was so kind to me! Merry Christmas to all and a blessed new year.

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  93. The one person I would spend Christmas with once again would be my Mom in Milwaukee who has been gone for several years now. But it seems like yesterday when it was Christmas with Mom, Dad and sis.

  94. Oh my. Those are fabulous boxes, and it is so cool they show “Primitive Gatherings.” I’m going to spend Christmas Day with my husband–that’s the best! Merry Christmas to you and yours, and thank you for all you do for us quilters.

  95. I would spend it with my entire extended family. I love the ruler boxes and especially the thread. Thanks for the chance to win. Marry Christmas to you and you family.

  96. I love both rulers and boxes. this would be a wonderful surprise IF I were to win. thank you for the possibility of doing so.

  97. If I could spend Christmas Day with anyone….I would spend it with my hubby, my best friend. We’ll be making lefse on Christmas day and I can’t wait! Boxes are AWESOME! Kudos to Primitive Gatherings!!

  98. I would love to spend Christmas with my mom. She would love her little great granddaughters that she never got to meet. I love the large ruler box.

  99. Love your small quilt wall. That is such a clever display. My husband and I are blessed to get to spend Christmas with my daughters and son-in-laws. It would be perfect if my son, daughter-in-law and grandkids could join us. They live out in AZ and he is deploying right after Christmas.

  100. I would love to spend Christmas with my husband who only saw 3 of our 7 wonderful grandchildren.
    You have had some wonderful surprises for us. I will miss them when it’s all over UNTIL next year.

  101. I’d love to have Christmas once again with my husband who passed away 14 months ago. Then it’d be fun to add our parents and children – just like in the “old” days! Such fond memories —
    I love the ruler boxes. I desperately need more storage!! Such a cute idea – might inspire me to organize my quilt studio!!

  102. I would love to spend Christmas Day with the Savior of course! After all, it IS His Birthday! Wouldn’t that be the ultimate gift???

  103. I would like to spend Christmas with my sister, Kathy. She passed 22 years ago at age 42 after a five year battle with cancer. Much too young, but I know you understand that completely. Your ruler boxes are “immeasurably” magnificent, and I would feel like a queen who could “rule” the world, if only I could win one! (puns intended) Merry Christmas to your and yours!

  104. I would love to spend Christmas with my mom and the rest of my family. Miss my mom so much. I love the ruler boxes and your ruler hanging rods. I have a few old yardsticks that I treasure and maybe they need to be repurposed!

  105. OMG! The boxes are so cute. Please tell your Elf he or she is doing a great job. I have a feeling your elf will be putting in overtime when the orders start coming in. Would love to win one. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  106. I LOVE the boxes! You always have such fabulous stuff. I love spending Christmas with my family. However if I could pick anyone it would be my mother. She passed away when I was 8 and the older I get the more I miss her. I have a very good life with a wonderful husband and children and now grandchildren but I would love to have just one day with her.

  107. I would give anything to be able to spend another Christmas with my grandmother who passed away many years ago. I still miss her terribly.

  108. Love the idea of hanging the quilts on the yardsticks! Awesome idea! I would love to spend Christmas with all those who are no longer with us and share old memories.
    These yardstick boxes would be great for so many things and I bet even my son would like one. Can’t decide on which size to get.

  109. I am blessed to be able to spend Christmas with my favorites each year, my kids and grandkids. ❤️❤️❤️ Them all to pieces. I also love the ruler boxes. You can never have too many storage containers!!! Merry Christmas to you all.

  110. I feel so blessed to be able to spend Christmas with all my family. I wish my grandma was still alive to join us. She always had a joke or two to tell :-). She was the one that taught me how to sew and I know she would love to go to the quilt shops shopping for fabric with me.
    Happy Holidays 🎄

  111. OMG, we must be kindred spirits. I have been collecting old rulers and carpenter rulers for a while now, with the same boxes in mind. Mine aren’t made yet :-). Would love, love, love one of your boxes. I really like the ruler hanging idea as well. It may show up in my studio!

  112. My family is so important to me so that who I want to spend Christmas with. After I get done with the food prep, then to be able to sit down and play board games with the kids. These ruler boxes are so neat. Lots of great ways to use them.

  113. Opps forgot to say who I would spend Christmas with. I’d need a time machine and spend my Christmas will all my cousins when we were young — always at my Grandma Ruby’s house.

  114. I’m lucky that my kids, grandkids and my Mom will join my husband and I for Christmas but it would be wonderful if my Dad who has passed on could be with us all again. Love how you hung your little quilts, thanks for the photos!

  115. My own mom is In Heaven but I am very blessed to have a wonderful mother-in Law. We drove up to northern North Dakota to spend Christmas with her. We will be back in January when she turns 100 years old!

  116. Without a doubt I would choose to spend Christmas with my Father who died earlier this year. I sure do miss my Daddy (but he’s in a much better place). Love, love, LOVE your ruler boxes! And they’d be even cooler with goodies!

  117. Would love to spend the day with all my kids and grandkids in one place! These are awesome boxes – I ❤ them!

  118. Without a doubt I would choose to spend Christmas with my Father who died earlier this year. I sure do miss my Daddy (but he’s in a much better place). Love, love, LOVE your ruler boxes! And they’d be even cooler with goodies!

  119. Hi Lisa! I would love to bring back my deceased parents to enjoy another Christmas with them and to share my growing family with them. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  120. I would love to spend Christmas in the mountains with my family and it be snowing since I never get any snow where I live on the coastal part of North Carolina. I could really use your ruler boxes, lots of uses. Merry Christmas!

  121. I would love to have some time with my grandfather, whom we called “pizelli” for his skill at eating peas off his knife at our Italian Sunday afternoon dinners. He died of Alzheimer’s soon after I married. Now that I am around the age he was then, I would love to talk to him about his family and career in Naples, growing up during the reunification of Italy, and why he emigrated. He was my only birth grandparent, although his second wife was a loving grandmother to all his brood, and he was a part of history. I missed the opportunity to have interacted with him as an adult. His unconditional love was the anchor in my turbulent childhood. Ok, now I’m tearing up.

    Merry Christmas, Lisa and family, and the wonderful staff at both PGs.

  122. If I could spend Christmas with anyone, it would have to be my Dad. He died when I was 13; he was my mentor, my guiding light and the first man I loved. 50 years have gone by and sometimes it still feels like yesterday.

  123. My mom, I lost her some 18 years ago, it still seams like yesterday. She is the one person who taught me how to sew. Thanks mom.
    As for the rulers, I grew up in a house of carpenters, they are a flash back of childhood days.
    Merry Christmas
    Gail

  124. You and your elf work so hard all year long making so many things I just have to have. . I do find it hard to “measure” up to so much talent.

  125. Spending time with my family is what makes Christmas so special. As I get older I appreciate that time more and more. Those boxes are cuter than cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

  126. I would spend it with my 2 daughters. They are beautiful, intelligent, and amazing women who are trying to make a positive change in the world. I am very proud that f them!

  127. The ruler boxes would add a bit of charm to any sewing room! I would love to spend Christmas with all my children, gathered around the tree and listening to carols.

  128. I would love to spend Christmas with my family that is now with all that are deceased, make it a super big joyous occasion and of course would love to spend it with the first Christmas baby Jesus. You are a very generous lady, thanks for doing this wonderful countdown

  129. My Granddaughter of course! She is 6 months old – our first – but this is not going to happen this year. I think
    you know how I feel from your loving comments about Little Man. ☹️️

  130. I would spend time with my family. Love those ruler boxes and love your the rulers for hanging minis. Thanks for the idea.

  131. You are the reason that all I do now is wool appliqué and only from your designs and your shop. You made me fall in love with the “A” word…lol

  132. I wish I could go back and spend Christmas with my Mom and Dad. Such peaceful memories and I don’t remember any hurry up about it.

  133. If I could spend Christmas with anyone it would be with my dad who passed away in April. We miss him so much. This will be our first Christmas with him in heaven.

    Such a cute idea… love all the ruler boxes.

  134. I dream of the day when I am retired and will really really enjoy Chirstmas. The business I am in takes a toll on being jolly. I would love to spend Christmas morning with our grandson.

  135. I will spend Christmas with my husband, my children and their spouses and 7 grandchildren under the age of 10. Who could ask for more!! Merry Christmas to you all.

  136. I would spend it with my mom again. She’s been gone for 12 Christmases and although we still have great holidays, I still miss her terribly. She also would have LOVED those PG boxes!!

  137. I would love one more Christmas with my Mom. She has been gone from us for 6 years now. But each year as I decorate my home for the Holidays, I imagine she is watching and admiring what I do. After all, she is,the one who taught me to love all things needle related and fiber related. She was my biggest fan when I finished a project. I miss her understanding. No one else quite gets it, even though they love me anyway. Merry Christmas, Mom.

  138. If I had the chance, I would love to spend Christmas with my dear sister-in-law, Judy. She was such a wonderful person and loving aunt to my children. There is so much I never got to tell her before she passed. She loved old treasures and antiques. Your primitive boxes would be perfect catchall piece in my sewing room or I’m sure she would have hung it with a primitive inside.

  139. I love the ruler boxes, especially the large size. I think it would be fun to spend Christmas with my parents, my siblings, their children and grandchildren. I just would not want to be the hostess since that would involve about 80 people. Take out, anyone!

  140. Ok….well those are a have to have

    On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 7:45 PM Lisa Bongean’s Weblog wrote:

    lisabongean posted: ”

    DAY 3-RULER BOXES-MADE FROM PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS YARD STICKS!

    I love yardsticks…and have been collecting old carpenters wood tapes for awhile too..I love anything that measures…. I did a yardstick wall in my new home sewing room…It turned out”

  141. Those ruler boxes are so fabulous! I would love to win one. I’m so looking forward to spending time with my kids this year. They are all teenagers but the sweetest ones I know. Merry Christmas to all of you at PG!

  142. I would love to spend Christmas with all my family. We were a military family for 25 years and we were not always able to be near family for Christmas and now two of our daughters live states away and so we celebrate the times we can be together – whenever it happens! p.s. The ruler boxes are absolutely adorable!! I could think of many used for them!!

  143. These boxes are just great. I have my Valdani thread balls in a ziplock bag, how cute they look in these vintage boxes. Whoever thought to make these, it was a terrific idea. How I wish I could spend one more Christmas with my Mom & Dad. It would be a dream to show them how my 2 kids have grown to be lovely young adults, they would be so proud.

  144. Wow. Your small quilts wall is amazing! If I could spend Xmas with anyone I’d pick my husband and 2 dogs. I’d always pick him first.

  145. We’re spending this Christmas with our daughter and grandsons for the first time in several years … couldn’t ask for anything better! Love the boxes!

  146. I am fortunate to be spending Christmas with my husband, two kids and their significant others. Will visit other family members who are in town as well. Love the ruler boxes. Will have to order a few to share with my 81 year old mother whom I recently introduced to quilting. 🙂 Thanks for all you do.

  147. My Dad. It’s been 10 yrs and I miss him dearly. To hear his voice on Christmas would be an incredible gift. One more day.
    I have a Swedish wooden ruler and Love it. And from a yardstick, I made a frame for a small sampler I made years ago. The storage boxes are a great idea!❤️️

  148. Getting together with all our families for Christmas is always wonderful but for one time, one year I would love to spend Christmas with my husband all by ourselves.

  149. If my Dear Mother of 92 years strong could enjoy Christmas like we used to share I would be so happy. But that is not possible because the last 5 years Alzheimer has got her . So I shed a few tears every day and pray a lot.

  150. I would love to spend time with my son who is going to grad school on the opposite side of the country. He’s just had surgery and is unable to travel. I just love having all of my children under my roof all together . It hasn’t hasn’t happened in a while, this is our second Christmas he’s had to stay on the west coast.
    Thanks you for for sharing your yardstick little quilt wall, it’s beautiful. What a great idea !! Love the little boxes you have designed!

  151. Those boxes are sooooo cool. Definately worth waiting for. Thanks for the idea and pictures how you hung your quilts on the yard sticks. It helps to have an up close and personal view. I can’t wait to add these boxes to my order.

  152. If I could spend Christmas with anyone it would be my da and grandma just once more. They have both past away. They both had a love for Christmas. Mya grandma would bake and cook all the things we loved, and my dad just loved being with family because he didn’t have that when he was a child. I remember on year after I was married he and my mom and sister went away for Christmas. When they got home he came to our house. When he walked in he gave me a hug and whispered in my ear ” I will never be gone on Christmas again” . He was unable to keep that promise because he past away before the next Christmas. They may not be here in body but they are always on my heart. Merry Christmas.

  153. If I could spend Christmas Day with anyone, it would be my Dad. He passed away in October 2015 and he had a bunch of those rulers….my sister and I saved them all to make something to remind us of him. He was 90 and a veteran, handy with anything and everything, hence his rulers. I’ve seen a cute picture of a ruler Christmas tree where you start with a small piece of ruler at the top, then the next row is a little longer and so on, then the small piece of a ruler for the trunk at the bottom. It used all different kinds and sizes of rulers. It was framed to be a picture….like in the old whitewashed frames….
    Yup it would be my Dad.

  154. I love the ruler boxes. They’re so cute. If I could spend Christmas with anyone, it would be to have an actual Christmas with ALL my kids and grandkids together at the same time. Have a blessed Christmas!

  155. If I could spend Christmas with anyone it would be my Mom. She had such a way of making Christmas special. She’s Bern gone five years now and I still miss her every day.

  156. I wish I could spend one more Christmas with my grandma who was my inspiration to learn to sew. I would love to show her all the things I have made. I always wanted to be able to sew like she did. She would be proud of me.

  157. Love the boxes, they are so cute. If I could spend one more Christmas with
    My Mom, I would be so happy. She passed away six years ago on Dec 16 from an accident. I didn’t get to tell her goodbye and how much I love her and how much I appreciated all that she did not only for me but so many others. And I’d include my mother-in-law too because she was also a Psalm 31 woman, raising thirteen children, doing for others and a wonderful mentor to those who asked. Yep, another Christmas with them would be wonderful. Thanks for the time you spend with us, encouraging and giving of your creative self. Merry Christmas!! 🎄❄️🎄

  158. That’s an easy question! My daughter who passed away three years ago at the age of 25. Oh to be shopping for her right now and wrapping gifts and baking and preparing for Christmas and just having her sitting by my side…. sigh…. It is just a wish for sure. I do love the ruler boxes, having been in the hardware business for years, it is right in my wheel house! Sure wish I had kept all of the rulers over the years, darn!

  159. We’re going to the beach with friends this year! It’s very unusual but we’re in Florida and away from home so we’re going to start a new tradition!!

  160. I will get to spend Christmas with my husband, our children and their spouses and our eight grandchildren. I will also get another celebration with my parents and my brothers and their families. I do treasure each family holiday now with my parents, as my dad is 88 and mom is 85. I just hope they will know how much I appreciate them.

  161. Since my mother didn’t live long enough to see my children, I would love to spend Christmas wth her. She would love our big, happy family. I love your wall of little quilts and the yardstick boxes are sweet!

  162. I would love to spend Christmas Day with my three grandsons instead of driving 500 miles to visit out-of-state relatives. They are the greatest little guys ever and make life so wonderful! I just love them!

  163. I would love to spend Christmas with all of my family; including those no longer with us. The yardstick boxes look great!

  164. I’ve been collecting yardsticks with a similar idea in mind. Yours are MUCH cooler though. These boxes are just sew special. They make my heart flutter, lol!

    IF I could spend Christmas day with anyone, I’d choose my mom and her mother. They passed on two years apart, almost 20 years ago and I miss them both so much. As they say, not a day goes by . . . My second choice for who to spend Christmas with (aside from my loving family of course) would be a group of quilters. We would play all day with our new Christmas treats and laugh and eat. Our stitches would be lovely and none of the food would cause anyone to gain an ounce. Oh don’t wake me. I’m really enjoying this.

    Thanks Lisa, for all you do to enhance our pleasure in our beloved projects.

  165. Ahhh…Christmas Day definitely with my husband and with our sons and their families, my mom and my dad. My folks are no longer with us, but I am looking forward to spending the day with my sons and family! How dreamy it would be to have everyone together again.

  166. I would love to spend one more Christmas with my dad. He passed away 20 years ago and wasn’t able to see his two grandsons grow up to be amazing young men. I would also love to have one more Christmas with my sister who passed away 2 years ago next month. Miss them both dearly.

  167. I would love to have Christmas with my two older granddaughters. The ruler boxes are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win one.
    Mary

  168. The ruler boxes are so cute…especially the one with Aurafil in it!!! I would spend christmas with my immediate family, 7 dogs, 1 cat, 14 chickens husband, son and beloved horse of 18 years, the only one of these that will not be with us this year is Dakota, the horse. I miss her tremendously.

  169. Lisa, what a cute, unique way to display your mini quilts. You give us some much inspiration. I am lucky I can spend this Christmas with most of my wonderful family, I thankful for each and everyday now after having a health scare a few months ago. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  170. OMG. I love, love the ruler boxes. I love anything that will help me get my “stuff” more organized. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas. I have loved ones that are no longer with us that I would love to spend one more Christmas with. I would love for them to meet my/our granddaughter. May 2017 be good to us all.

  171. Hi Lisa, you got me on that one… if I could I would spend Christmas with my Grandma. Sadly I had to say goodbye to her this September and I miss her terribly. Jakey.

  172. I would love to have another Christmas with my aunts, uncles and grandparents like I did growing up~ you never appreciate those gatherings until the special people are gone. I have one ruler box, but would love at least half a dozen more. They are so cute!!

  173. If I could spend Christmas with anyone – it would be my beloved father. I am an only child and spent many a day farming with him on the farm. However, I’m very close to my mom too. She taught me how to sew!! My wish would be that dad was here with us – to see the daughters-in-love my sons chose and to see his 2 great-grandkids.

  174. I would spend time with my dad, who passed away in April and my mom, who passed away 4 years ago. They always made Christmas so much fun even though there was not alot of money. I miss them so much.

  175. I feel fortunate to have had my parents around so long (both lived into their 90s), but, guess I will always want to spend the holidays with them.
    I have several yardsticks, and love what you’ve done with them. Pretty cool.

  176. After being married for 45 years I can’t think of anyone else I would want to spend the day with but my husband.

  177. My dad. He’s been gone 29 years. Christmas hasn’t been the same without him. He would cart us kids all over town, we lived in Racine, looking for the perfect tree at all the tree lots, then end up at the first place we stopped and I swear we would get the first tree we looked at ! He would put all the lights on just so before we could decorate it with our homemade decorations, stringed popcorn and all that tinsel! Sure do miss him. Merry Christmas Dad. You’re the best!

  178. As many others have said….if I could spend Christmas with anyone, I would wish to have my parents here. It’s been 20 years and there’s still not a day that passes when I don’t think of them. Family is truly what matters. Wishing everyone a joyous holiday with those you love.

  179. I’m spending Christmas with the person I want! I live in Ohio but am in Wyoming spending the holidays with my mom. 🙂 We are having a great visit and treasuring every moment.

  180. I should get a prize for making all the magic of Christmas blocks dispite all the corrections, reprinting of patterns. A nice quilting friend gave me a ream of paper, sweet! I needed it!

  181. Although I miss my dad, father in law, and grandparents, I feel blessed to be able to spend some time with all of my family this Christmas including my husband, my mom, mother in law, sisters, brothers, their spouses and children and grandchildren as well as my daughters, their husbands, and my amazing grandchildren.

  182. I would love to spend Christmas with ALL our Kiddo’s Home.. ‘Specialy the NC daughter…(miss her sooooo much!) Time with Family is always First choice 🙂

    Thank you for chance to win! Your ruler boxes are AWESOME!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS!!

  183. Mary, Joseph and the baby, Jesus right in the stable. The quiet, the calmness–it must have been something. Your quilt wall is very clever. The boxes remind me of those vintage cheese boxes from long ago. I find measuring utensils fascinating. Any quilter would be thrilled with those cute boxes–including me. Thanks for your great blog. Blessings to you and your family.

  184. I want to spend Christmas with of my husband, our three children and their families. Various other relatives will join us but we will all miss my 91 year old mom (my quilting buddy). She is too frail and confused to join us but we will all visit her over the next few weeks. It’s the cycle of life. We should try to enjoy and appreciate what we have.
    Your Ruler boxes are so cute. I’m a retired math teacher so you know that I love numbers.

  185. Love these ruler boxes. They remind me of my father. He was a carpenter and always wore overalls which always had a fold up ruler in one of the pockets.

  186. I am lucky to be able to spend Christmas Eve with my extended family – 3 sisters and their families and our four children, and grandchildren – and Christmas with my husband’s extended family and our family. Having our son in the military home from South Korea makes it all extra special. The ruler boxes are a great way for quilters to store things and I love your “little quilt” collection.

  187. We will be spending Christmas with 3 of our 4 children and their families. I really wish our son in CA could join us and then our immediate family would be complete. If I were to really wish to celebrate with someone extra special it would be my Mom. She has been gone from my own siblings and me for 21 years now, but she made Christmas so joyful. What fun to be able to be with her and celebrate together again.
    Your ruler boxes are the best! I love measuring tools too. They would make such unique storage for my ‘quilty’ things. Thanks!

  188. I would choose to have all my family together to spend Christmas with. I think i need a chef—or a caterer even for the 10 of us in our immediate family. My daughter in law is getting the wonderful Snowman for Hire runner-all finished–my daughter is getting it with one end finished!! I can work on it the week after Christmas as we visit after the kids are in bed. Have a joyful blessed Christmas!!

  189. My wish would be to spend another Christmas with my beautiful husband Gilbert and my two wonderful children. We lost Gilbert to cancer in 2004 and the holidays have not been the same without him here. But life goes on and I know that I will once again spend Christ’s birthday with Gilbert. Merry Christmas Lisa and may the Lord bless you and your family throughout the years.

  190. I would like to spend Chritsmas with Jesus since He is the reason Christmas exists. What a gift it would be to listen to the Savior of the world share His perspective as we celebrate His birth.

  191. These boxes are awesome!! I would love to spend one more Christmas with my grandma, she would have loved these too!!

  192. If it were possible, I would love to spend Christmas with my brother. He passed in 2001. I always believed he was the real Santa…. Al-f has made some beautiful ruler boxes. Merry Christmas to the PG Crew.

  193. I would love to have one more Christmas with my Parents. I miss them so much. Thank you for a chance to win. These boxes are so cute and practical. I could see me using one by my chair while I stitch to hold my threads. Those little balls have a way of rolling away and getting lost.

  194. I would spend with my family my whole family, brothers, in laws etc. We would need a hall, but how great that would be. Ok love the boxes. Ordering for sure.

  195. Love the ruler boxes. What a neat way to use old yard sticks. If I could spend Christmas with anyone, it would be with my Grandfather who has been gone almost 40 years.

  196. Wishing you and yours a blessed and joy filled Christmas. I would spend it with my husband and the rest of my family both living and decreased.

  197. If I could spend Christmas Day with anyone it would be with my father. He died coming up on 7 years ago and was the one who backed me up 100% ALWAYS! He totally understood my need for creativity and was actually the one who inspired me to create by teaching me to crochet when I was about 8. Love & miss him every day…

  198. I love the ruler boxes. They are so cute. I would spend it with my mom. We lost her last Feb and this is the first Christmas without her, so I am feeling quite a hole that cannot be filled.

  199. I would like to spend just one more day with my deceased family members. Just think how special that day would be…if only.

  200. Your ruler wall is beautiful, I will have to do one in my sewing room! I love your ruler boxes. My wish for a special Christmas Day would be to spend the day with my husband, he passed about 1 1/2 yr ago. Miss him so much!

  201. Your wall display is groom worthy!!! Love your idea for hanging them, that is so cool!! I would love it if our dog, Buddy, could spend Christmas with us. He passed away Halloween night and our kids did not see him since they left for college and it they were too far away to come home to say goodbye 😥

  202. Christmas I believe is all about family and spending time with those you love. I will be doing just that!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  203. Spending time with my family, my Dad passed away this year and would love to spend more time with him, miss him a lot.

  204. If I could spend Christmas with anyone, it would be my Dad. He was a very wise man. A man of few words. I miss him.

  205. Spending time with our family is most important. During the Christmas season, I always take time to remember my early childhood with memories of my grandparents. Such neat uses for yardsticks and other wooden measuring tools! So creative!

  206. These ruler boxes are cute as a, shall we say ruler!!! What a clever idea Alf! One would be lovely in my sewing riom🎄😘🎅🏽

  207. If I could spend Christmas with anyone it would be my mom and dad. My dad’s been gone for 25 years and my mom for 7 and it would so much fun to have them be with us and all the grandkids and great-grandkids. Love your ruler idea for hanging the little quilts. So creative!

  208. Oh my…the uses for these sweet yardstick boxes are immeasurable! I am so fortunate that I get to spend Christmas with my family…however, I would dearly love to hear my dad sing “Silver Bells” one more time.

  209. If there was one person I could spend Christmas with it would be my brother. He passed away a year ago at the age of 32. Love you brother💜

  210. If I could spend Christmas with anyone I would like to spend it with my Grandmother. She once told me, after seeing a drawing of mine, that I had talent and it would be a shame to waste it. I have fallen in love with wool appliqué and am designing quilts-I think she would be pleased. I sure do miss her!

  211. I love to spend Christmas with my children and grandchildren, any of them I can and preferable all! Your rulers and ruler boxes are beautiful, love them all, especially the project box! Love your little quilts wall in your new home utilizing rulers for hanging, great design!

  212. I love, love, love your ruler boxes…..
    Christmas’ past are great memories of those in our lives and what they meant to us.
    Merry Christmas Lisa and family!

  213. So many family members have passed on I would like a big family gathering like we use to have at the farm i grew up on.

  214. If I could spend Christmas with anyone……..other than my husband, son and daughter-in-law……it would be GARTH BROOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) Merry Christmas!!!!

  215. Oh my goodness….these are so cute! I think I could find many uses for these boxes. They remind me of my father, he was a woodworker. Measure twice, cut once was his mantra. I miss his sweet smile. Wishing you and your family a very Blessed Christmas season.

  216. Super CUTE boxes. Great design. I’d love to spend Christmas with my dad. He passed away 5 years ago. Still miss him.

  217. Our daughters are 10 & 12 and I cherish these years that we have them with us and they are still so excited for Christmas. We live far away from family & many friends. It would be so fun if we could celebrate with them too.
    Love these ruler boxes!

  218. I would spend it with my daughter that lives in Chicago- she won’t be home this year and I sure do miss her. Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you for the chance to win.

  219. I love to spend Christmas with my husband and children. I would love to have another Christmas with my oldest son who passed away many years ago. The ruler boxes are fabulous! Thank you for an opportunity to win one. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  220. If I could spend Christmas with anyone I would choose to spend it with my Dad. He has been gone for 40 years and there are many things I wish I could ask him. He was a wise man and a loving man. I’m in the planning stages of making a quilt from a picture of Dad and my son. Dad tied a milk crate into a sled and stuffed Hunter in it with blankets and toys so he could haul him around over the snow as he did his chores. Hunter turns 50 this year, so this will be his gift of love from me.

  221. Just love the ruler boxes and your wall of little quilts!!! Quite a beautiful display wall!!! Would love to spend my Christmas with my Mom and Dad who have long since passed away and enjoy the old time holidays we used to enjoy when I was a kid. Thanks for a chance to win. Love all your designs!!!!!

  222. Merry Christmas. Love the ruler boxes. I would like to know where you found the metal hooks to hang your little quilts?

    Thank you,
    Pamela Tasker
    Dexter, MI

  223. Merry Christmas, love the ruler boxes and how you are hanging your small quilts. I would love to spend Christmas with my dear mother Stephanie and Godmother. They encouraged me so much in developing my love of quilting and making things. Although I can’t be physically with them, they will be so in my heart on Christmas,

  224. I would love to spend one more Christmas with my Grandmothers who shared their love of creating handmade items. Whether it be knitting, crocheting, embroidery, baking or gardening. Merry Christmas!

  225. My grandmas! They were both amazing cooks and one was handy with all things fiber–crocheting, cross stitch, and of course, quilting. Unfortunately, she passed away before I could learn from her. And they both loved Christmas! Love you with my whole heart Grandma Johnson and Grandma Francis, and miss you so.

  226. We always say family is most important, but you really start to realize it as time passes and we are far apart. Thankfully, this year, we are almost all together and that is the best Christmas of all….but don’t get me wrong, your amazing ruler boxes would make this year even more special!

  227. Oh, I am drooling over your yardstick wall of little quilts. It is like my little wall on steroids!! Love it. I would just sit and stare!!
    The ruler boxes are wonderful! I would love to even just have a PG yardstick to add to my wall!
    I will be spending Christmas with my parents, most of my children and grandchildren. Since we didn’t think Dad would still be alive at the end of this year, I can’t think of a greater Christmas blessing–other than if the daughter in Oregon and her family could have joined us. : )

  228. I love how you’re hanging your little quilts! Such a great idea, and so easy to move them around. I would love a ruler box. I was just looking around my room last night for something to corral my 2-1/2″ squares I’m using for a postage stamp quilt.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  229. Our younger daughter is here in FLorida from NYC, and we are thrilled! A perfect Christmas would also include my older daugher, her husband and grandson and granddaughter from Sweden, and my son, his wife, and granddaughter from Japan. Maybe some Christmas soon? Merry Christmas!

  230. MERRY CHRISTMAS! It would be my Dear Husband, to share another Beautiful Christmas together! Thank You for a neat Giveaway!

  231. Way too many people. But they are all family. Some of them are gone and left me with some very special Christmas memories. I love an miss my mom and all my grandparents because they always provided a great Christmas. So to the living it still would be my family who I spend every Christmas with.

  232. It would be my mom & dad. My mother passed away when I was 10 & I miss her so much! Love, love, love your ruler boxes and quilt hanger use! Gave me so many ideas!

  233. I would love to spend this Christmas with my husband. He passed away suddenly in July of a massive heart attack. Just to see him and hug him would mean the world to me.

  234. I wish I could spend Christmas with all my kids and grandchildren. It would mean so much!
    I love your ruler boxes, would love to win! I must order after Christmas. Would you believe that my husband made small ruler boxes (3 each) for our kids and grandkids for Christmas from yardsticks advertising his business. They are so cute and very fun to wrap

  235. I love ❤️ what you’ve done with the rulers! I started collecting yardsticks and rulers years ago and couldn’t bear the thought of doing anything to them.
    Merry Christmas 🎄

  236. I realize I am late commenting, but just have to say I am so content and happy. Moved back to Nv Thanksgiving day. Just so happy to be spending Christmas with my family. I have 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Will see them all but 3 of the grand children. How blessed I am. Thank you for asking the question.

  237. I just saw your blog on how i spend or wish to spend Christmas. I spend Christmas on call for my hospital emergency surgery dept. I have done this job for45 years. Since i have no more small children in the group i have chosen to take call so others can spend the day with their small children. This may seem like a thankless gesture but the day after to hear all their family stories and the smiles on my co workers faces. It was worth it. Thank you for your inspiring thoughts. MERRY CHRISTMAS! CINDY

  238. If I could spend Christmas with anyone I want it would have to be my husband and my grown children!.. We won’t all be together until late on Boxing day but then we’ll celebrate on the 27th. This year we’re so blessed to also have our brand new first Grandchild, Jackson …. it will be such a reminder of what Christmas is all about …. the baby Jesus!!! Merry Christmas and many blessings in 2017!

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