Day 3 Needful Things…



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…



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

ruler-tray-1 ruler-boxes


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 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.




We then have made some gift sets for you…

(pricing is valid for a limited time only)


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


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


36 Valdani in Project Box- $189


10 Juki Bobbins and 3 bobbin buddies-$16


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


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


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


to order the ruler boxes click HERE

The winner of the PG cutting mat is….

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 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?…

336 responses to “Day 3 Needful Things…”

  1. Nancy Zimmerman Avatar
    Nancy Zimmerman

    I absolutely love the ruler boxes! Please pick my name.

  2. Quilting In The Country Avatar

    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.

  3. Denise Gosselin Avatar
    Denise Gosselin

    I would love to spend one more day with my brother who passed away this time last year. I miss him.

  4. Grams Avatar

    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!!

  5. Nancy Zimmerman Avatar
    Nancy Zimmerman

    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.

  6. Bev Avatar

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

  7. merryl shapiro Avatar
    merryl shapiro

    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.

  8. Colleen Avatar

    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

  9. Amy McCaulley Avatar
    Amy McCaulley! 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.

  10. Deborah K Avatar
    Deborah K

    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!

  11. Lynn Holmes-Zane Avatar
    Lynn Holmes-Zane

    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.

  12. Linda Avatar

    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!

  13. Cecilia Avatar

    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!

  14. Sarah Paladino Avatar
    Sarah Paladino

    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.

  15. Anne thate Avatar
    Anne thate

    My family of course:) it wouldn’t be Christmas without them!
    Love the ruler boxes:)

  16. Judith Dietrich Avatar
    Judith Dietrich

    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…….

  17. Bev F Avatar
    Bev F

    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.

  18. Fran House Avatar
    Fran House

    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.

  19. Melanie Eiswerth Avatar
    Melanie Eiswerth

    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

  20. timbersmith63 Avatar

    I would spend it with my family! I love those ruler boxes…A cute way to put some organization in my life!

  21. Karen Avatar

    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. 😇

  22. Annie B Avatar
    Annie B

    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=:)

  23. Pauline Avatar

    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!

  24. ChrisI Avatar

    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!

  25. Mary Colley Avatar
    Mary Colley

    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.

  26. Vicki H Avatar
    Vicki H

    I would love to spend Christmas with my Grandma, she has been gone for about 30 years and I still miss her.

  27. linda melz Avatar
    linda melz

    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

  28. Cindy M Avatar
    Cindy M

    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:)

  29. Pat Braun Avatar
    Pat Braun

    I look forward to spending Christmas with my family and close friends who also are “family”.

  30. marysam817 Avatar

    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.

  31. Kathy h Avatar
    Kathy h

    I would spend Christmas with our family that live so far away.

  32. Sandy K Avatar
    Sandy K

    All my grandparents are gone, I would love to spend one more holiday with all of them.

  33. Ranae Avatar

    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!

  34. Betty Lockhart Avatar
    Betty Lockhart

    My Mom. She is 98 and just moved to Assisted Living – 850 miles away.

  35. Carmen Montmarquet Avatar
    Carmen Montmarquet

    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!!

  36. donnalevesque Avatar

    These are a must have for my room. Adorable!

  37. Patricia Gonzalez Carreon Avatar
    Patricia Gonzalez Carreon

    Love these. How do I order these?

  38. Natalie Rogers Avatar
    Natalie Rogers

    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.

  39. Sally Avatar

    I would love to spend Christmas Day with my Dad, he inspired the spirit of the season for me.

  40. Mary Anne Avatar
    Mary Anne

    My dad. I always miss my dad. M

  41. Cheryl Keown Avatar
    Cheryl Keown

    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.

  42. Patricia Scorgie Avatar
    Patricia Scorgie

    Lisa, How do I order a full set of boxes for $60? Thank you! Patty Scorgie

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. lisabongean Avatar

      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)

  43. Pam Uhan Avatar
    Pam Uhan

    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.

  44. Audrey Bretz Avatar
    Audrey Bretz

    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’!

  45. Connie Spalding Avatar
    Connie Spalding

    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.

  46. Carol joswick Avatar
    Carol joswick

    I would love to spend just one more Christmas with my Mom….she passed away in Oct.

  47. Leslie Knoop Avatar
    Leslie Knoop

    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!

  48. Jean Nolting Avatar
    Jean Nolting

    I need the ruler boxes.😇

  49. dquilts2 Avatar

    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.

  50. Carol Avatar

    My grandparents!

  51. marie Avatar

    Alf or Elf, i would love one of the yardstick boxes.

  52. Dana Foster Avatar
    Dana Foster

    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!

  53. Lisa Lehmann Avatar
    Lisa Lehmann

    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.

  54. Tina Avatar

    Dede’s comment really cracked me up!! Thanks for the great giveaways!!

  55. Mary D. Avatar
    Mary D.

    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.

  56. Helen G Avatar
    Helen G

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

  57. marie Avatar

    I love things that hold things, the boxes are perfect.

  58. Helen G Avatar
    Helen G

    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!

  59. Donna J Brewster Avatar
    Donna J Brewster

    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.

  60. JoAnn Winters Avatar
    JoAnn Winters

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

  61. Jane Hansen Avatar
    Jane Hansen

    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.

  62. Linda Baker Avatar
    Linda Baker

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

  63. Vickie Olsen Avatar
    Vickie Olsen

    The ruler boxes would add a special touch to anyone’s quilt room. Will need to get some of course.

  64. Ruth Ann Avatar
    Ruth Ann

    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!

  65. Sandy Avatar

    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.

  66. MS Barb Avatar
    MS Barb

    My grandparents, my parents, my oldest son, and then introduce them to my young grandsons, who are so much fun!

  67. Allison Avatar

    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!

  68. Deborah Avatar

    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!

  69. Chris O'Dorisio Avatar
    Chris O’Dorisio

    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!!! 🙂

  70. Karen Guimon Avatar
    Karen Guimon

    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!

  71. Linda Hespe Avatar
    Linda Hespe

    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

  72. Kathy Decker Avatar
    Kathy Decker

    I’m happy that I’ll get to spend Christmas with my family. The ruler boxes look fantastic!

  73. Marilyn Hopkins Avatar
    Marilyn Hopkins

    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!!

  74. Jacque Avatar

    I would like one more Christmas with my Mom and siblings.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  75. Robyn H. Avatar
    Robyn H.

    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!

  76. carol Avatar

    I want to spend Christmas Day with my husband. All my family would be my second wish.

  77. Julie Hess Avatar
    Julie Hess

    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!

  78. Marsha Avatar

    One more Christmas with my Dad, he’s been gone for 15 years, I still miss him.

  79. Janice Fechter Avatar
    Janice Fechter

    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!

  80. BAY Avatar

    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.

  81. Mary Avatar

    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!

  82. karenj7216 Avatar

    I wish I was spending Christmas with my grand babies that live in New Orleans. The ruler boxes are adorable. Merry Christmas.

  83. Denise Cabral Avatar
    Denise Cabral

    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?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Denise…it is a block from the quilt Evelyn’s Album

  84. bevquilter Avatar

    I would like to spend Christmas with my dad. He is no longer with us-miss him everyday. Merry Christmas!

  85. Sheila Avatar

    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!

  86. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    I would like to have one more Christmas with my Mom. I miss her 🙁
    Thank you for asking.

  87. Marian Allen Avatar
    Marian Allen

    I have always kept my fathers carpenters rules! Now I know how to use them

  88. Elizabeth Dickey Avatar
    Elizabeth Dickey

    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 ♡

  89. Carla J Avatar
    Carla J

    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.

  90. Sharon Ernst Avatar
    Sharon Ernst

    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!

  91. Susan Avatar

    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!

  92. Linda B Avatar
    Linda B

    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!

  93. Paula Avatar

    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

  94. Lisa Avatar

    My kids always !

  95. Glenna Denman Avatar
    Glenna Denman

    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.

  96. Sandra Close Avatar
    Sandra Close

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

    Love the big ruler box for projects and pearl cotton.

  97. Ellen Sharp Avatar
    Ellen Sharp

    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!!

  98. Judy Snider Avatar
    Judy Snider

    Such cute boxes!! We always spend Xmas as a family and it is always the best!!

  99. Karen McMahon Avatar
    Karen McMahon

    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.

  100. Charmaine Avatar

    My father who passed away 7 years ago. I really miss him.

  101. Michelle Mitchell Avatar
    Michelle Mitchell

    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.

  102. Geri Sherwood Avatar
    Geri Sherwood

    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.

  103. Sally Hurst Avatar
    Sally Hurst

    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.

  104. Cathy Avatar

    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!!

  105. Ellen R Avatar
    Ellen R

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

  106. DebrafromMD Avatar

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

  107. Sarah Francis Avatar
    Sarah Francis

    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.

  108. Miss Kitty Avatar
    Miss Kitty

    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.

  109. Barb Onnen Avatar
    Barb Onnen

    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,

    1. Brenda Davis Avatar
      Brenda Davis

      Love the ruler boxes…….so many ideas of how to use them!!

  110. Becky Rabalais Avatar
    Becky Rabalais

    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

  111. Karen Qualls Avatar

    The yard stick boxes are so cool. Love them. If I could choose who to spend Christmas with it would be
    Jesus Christ.

  112. Sarah Dostal Avatar
    Sarah Dostal

    The ruler boxes are very clever and I would love to be a winner of one

  113. Dorothy Hopko Avatar
    Dorothy Hopko

    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 –

  114. Karen Sikes Avatar
    Karen Sikes

    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.

  115. Vicki Sprain Avatar
    Vicki Sprain

    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.

  116. Barbara Lotthammer Avatar
    Barbara Lotthammer

    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.

  117. Sue Keller Avatar
    Sue Keller

    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.

  118. Tammy P Avatar
    Tammy P

    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!!

  119. Lenore Williams Avatar
    Lenore Williams

    These boxes are. so cute! I especially like the project box!

  120. Kathy Grahek Avatar
    Kathy Grahek

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

  121. Christine Baxter Avatar

    Rulers…Rule!! What really cute boxes…I’m not sure you can ever have too many!! Have a Wonderful Christmas!!!

  122. Marcia Connor Avatar
    Marcia Connor

    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!

  123. amy Avatar

    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.

  124. Jackie Avatar

    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!!!

  125. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    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!

  126. Stacy McDaniel Avatar
    Stacy McDaniel

    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!

  127. Sue Collier Avatar
    Sue Collier

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

  128. Debbie Metzner Avatar
    Debbie Metzner

    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.

  129. Sharon Crandall Avatar
    Sharon Crandall

    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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  130. Nancy Avatar

    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.

  131. Joan Richards Avatar
    Joan Richards

    I would want to spend it with Mary. Yes, that Mary!

  132. kshackabq Avatar

    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.

  133. Diann Avatar

    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.

  134. jean f Avatar
    jean f

    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.

  135. Jackie Huizen Avatar

    Love the boxes. Which one would I pick I pick all of them. The best thing about Christmas is spending it with family and friends.

  136. annita Avatar

    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!!

  137. Barbara P. Avatar
    Barbara P.

    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.

  138. Sheila Beins Avatar
    Sheila Beins

    The grandkids! Their parents could come to if they want.

  139. suejean1 Avatar

    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.

  140. Maryella Avatar

    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.

  141. Debra Gutenson Avatar
    Debra Gutenson

    Oh my gosh! These boxes are wonderful!! I want one of each!

  142. Diane Avatar

    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!!

  143. laddnlori Avatar

    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???

  144. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    All my family under one roof

  145. Mary Avatar

    I love these boxes, they are so cute!!! Thank you for the giveaway.

  146. Kristy Avatar

    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!

  147. Joyce Beenes Avatar
    Joyce Beenes

    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!

  148. Carol Gouveia Avatar
    Carol Gouveia

    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.

  149. Kathie M Avatar
    Kathie M

    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.

  150. Sharon Avatar

    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.

  151. Karen W Avatar
    Karen W

    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.

  152. Beth robinette Avatar
    Beth robinette

    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.

  153. Alice Avatar

    Love these boxes! Have three of them. Can always use more! My grandchildren in MN.

  154. Leanne Mal Avatar
    Leanne Mal

    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 🎄

  155. Amanda G Avatar

    My Grandma. She passed away in September and everyone misses her terribly. I have a heart necklace with her thumbprint and birthstone.

  156. Lori McCleary Avatar
    Lori McCleary

    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!

  157. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    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.

  158. Laura Greig Avatar
    Laura Greig

    It would be my mom, she passed away in January and I will miss her more than ever on Christmas.

  159. Lori McCleary Avatar
    Lori McCleary

    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.

  160. Jody Randall Avatar
    Jody Randall

    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!

  161. Diane Rose Avatar
    Diane Rose

    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!

  162. Kathleen B Avatar
    Kathleen B

    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!

  163. Katherine S Avatar
    Katherine S

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

  164. artquiltor Avatar

    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!

  165. Lynn in Madison Avatar
    Lynn in Madison

    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!

  166. Angela Brady Avatar
    Angela Brady

    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!

  167. Joni Giancola Avatar
    Joni Giancola

    All my children and my only grandchild–we never have been all together for Christmas….

  168. Sandy Wilcox Avatar
    Sandy Wilcox

    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.

  169. eileenkny Avatar

    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.

  170. Gail turcotte Avatar
    Gail turcotte

    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

  171. elaine Avatar

    I would love a ruler box of Aurifil thread, plus a bucket list trip to Primitive Gatherings! Thanks so much !

  172. Lois Spinelli Avatar
    Lois Spinelli

    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.

  173. Judyk Avatar

    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.

  174. Sheila Avatar

    If I could spend Christmas with anyone, it would be my Dad , however he has passed away three years ago now and I miss him each and every day .

  175. Paulette M. Avatar
    Paulette M.

    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!

  176. Maureen Avatar

    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.

  177. Karolyn Heck Avatar
    Karolyn Heck

    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

  178. Marianne Snowden Avatar
    Marianne Snowden

    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. ☹️️

  179. Nicole Mays Avatar
    Nicole Mays

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

  180. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

    I love the ruler boxes, so cute. I would spend Christmas with all my family.

  181. Audrea Constancio Avatar
    Audrea Constancio

    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

  182. Sandy Avatar

    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.

  183. Audrea Constancio Avatar
    Audrea Constancio

    If I could spend the day with with my Daddy and my Ama and my Tia Billie. RIP

  184. Kris Hebbring Avatar
    Kris Hebbring

    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.

  185. Robin Avatar

    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.

  186. Phyllis Avatar

    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.

  187. Carol Garner Avatar

    I would love to spend time with my mom and for her to see how amazing her grandchildren and great grandchildren are. She would be so happy.

  188. Kathy Bradbury Avatar
    Kathy Bradbury

    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!!

  189. moosebaymusings Avatar

    The ruler boxes are adorable! I would love to spend Christmas with my entire family–not just the local family members.

  190. Linda M Avatar
    Linda M

    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.

  191. Martha C. Avatar
    Martha C.

    I want to spend Christmas with my husband and my three sons and their families! I am soooo blessed!

  192. Cheri Avatar

    Love the boxes! Christmas with my children when they were young once again would be amazing (they are 47 & 52 now)

  193. Kim Avatar

    I would spend Christmas with my family, all gathered together, from near and far!

  194. Mary Smith Avatar
    Mary Smith

    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.

  195. Charlotte Avatar

    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!

  196. Andee Andriole Avatar
    Andee Andriole

    Ok….well those are a have to have

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

    lisabongean posted: ”


    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”

  197. Lisa Durst Avatar
    Lisa Durst

    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!

  198. Cheryl Baker Avatar
    Cheryl Baker

    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!!

  199. Robin Schlager Avatar
    Robin Schlager

    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.

  200. Carol Avatar

    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.

  201. Stephanie Smith Avatar
    Stephanie Smith

    I would spend Christmas with my sister and brother and their families, along with mine.

  202. Kathy Casavant Avatar
    Kathy Casavant

    I would spend it with our daughter. She is in Florida and not coming home this year. Will miss her!

  203. Donna Kelly Avatar
    Donna Kelly

    I would spend Christmas day with my granddaughters 💕

  204. Deb Avatar

    All 4 of my children, and two grandchildren.

  205. sipiweske Avatar

    Love them! I would love to spend Christmas with all of my family home – it seems to get harder and harder.

  206. Candy Avatar

    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!

  207. Kathleen Winslow Avatar
    Kathleen Winslow

    I’d be with my dad…. Sitting on the swing on his front yard…just listening to his stories.

  208. Pam Knight Avatar
    Pam Knight

    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.

  209. Karen gibson Avatar
    Karen gibson

    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!❤️️

  210. Donna Watson Avatar
    Donna Watson

    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.

  211. Janet Brooks Avatar
    Janet Brooks

    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.

  212. Dorie Avatar

    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!

  213. Stacey Larson Avatar

    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.

  214. Lori Thomas Avatar
    Lori Thomas

    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.

  215. Sandy Paskiet Avatar
    Sandy Paskiet

    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.

  216. Debby Avatar

    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!

  217. Diane Haun Avatar
    Diane Haun

    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.

  218. dlbean4 Avatar

    These boxes are so cute! Would be fun to have a couple sets of them. Can’t wait to visit Primitive Gatherings.

  219. DEBRA S GOAD Avatar

    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.

  220. balletmom50 Avatar

    Oh those boxes are immeasurably beautiful. Great idea and so clever. Love to win me some. Have a blessed Christmas all!

  221. Teri LaVoy Avatar
    Teri LaVoy

    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!! 🎄❄️🎄

  222. Joleen Avatar

    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!

  223. Maggie Reintges Avatar
    Maggie Reintges

    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!!

  224. Maria Zook Avatar
    Maria Zook

    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.

  225. Ann Liebner Avatar
    Ann Liebner

    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!

  226. jules1957 Avatar

    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!

  227. Martha H Avatar
    Martha H

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

  228. jules1957 Avatar

    P.S. That giant ruler above the little quilts is AWESOME!!

  229. Cyndy Ward Avatar
    Cyndy Ward

    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 stit