hurry…two more days for NEEDFUL Things….


Wow…I want to THANK all of you who made the 2016 Needful Things a huge success…I want to tell you that we are just 2 machine sales away from our goal of selling 50!!! So one lucky Quilter will be getting theirs FREE this year again even if we don’t make the 50 its close enough for me!!! I’m so blessed that you all love what we do and Primitive Gatherings and that you spend your hard earned dollars at our store…Please know that I am very Thankful for this and very pleased at your response to our Primitive Christmas Event and the 12 Days of Needful Things…It’s truly Amazing!!! So again…Thank You, Thank You…Thank you ALL!

I also want to give you a gentle reminder that today and tomorrow are the last days to purchase these great NEEDFUL Things…I don’t want you to miss out if you were busy…busy…busy…Had to laugh at my little reminder I got today…from the shop…always thinking ahead…12 DAYS OF NEEDFULTHINGS…img_9323

Speaking of busy…I forgot to show some of our Christmas decorating!!!img_9097

From the front entry door…


 Close-up of antique quilts in cabinet….looks like there’s still some spots open??

Also..never got to fill those buckets….hmmmimg_9093


Kitchen…just a few poinsettias….img_9316

and some wool gingerbread men


Stitch & B*tch night at Anchor Point…



Christmas Punch from Pinterest…a success…no fail on this one..

img_9313The living room…img_9315 img_9078 img_9077 img_9080and some close ups of the shelves…img_9314

The little living room tree…

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The hall behind the kitchen..


 Two of my guys…always wrestling on the bed….all for now…we are having our “old” neighbors over tonight…gotta run!!!

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

56 thoughts on “hurry…two more days for NEEDFUL Things….

  1. Thanks for sharing. Your home is Beautiful, and all your lovely quilts inspire me.
    Sylvia the Starch Convert

  2. My favorite photo? Either the beautiful bannister or the lovely bedroom. Could it be the puppy enhances the shots?! Excited to hear who wins the Juki…you know I’m hoping me! Win or not, I’m excited to receive it, I’ve waited a long, long time to gift myself at Christmas time…I’m feeling blessed. Thank you again for the work that went into your twelve days of Christmas again this year.

  3. Every picture is So beautiful. Still thinking on being number 49. I’ll decide tomorrow. Need to make sure I could fit it in my sewing room. 🙂

    Wishing you an absolutely fabulous 2017.


  4. Hi Lisa,
    How do you win the sewing machine? Usually you instruct your fans on having us tell you something…Being great full or what we like… and on this occasion I did not see any direction from you…Every day I have read your blog from the 12 days….Well, I was hoping to win the sewing machine because I was one of your customers from San Diego and in August 2016, I moved from San Diego to Washington state after being unemployed for 2 years…all of my belongings are in storage in San Diego including my sewing machine…My beautiful fabric, kits from your store and tons of patterns…So until the time I can afford to go get my stuff, all I can do is be patient until I can get back the thing that brings me the most joy…quilting. Happy Quilting to you and your staff.
    Faith Ortiz

    1. You are eligible to win a Juki if you buy a Juki during the 12 Days of Christmas sale. Lisa gives away a $999.00 machine if 50 people buy one at her special price of $899.00. I believe the information was stated within the lengthy discussion of why Lisa believes in the Juki, on day 12. I have wanted the machine since Lisa started offering it at Christmas, this year I treated myself! But I’d love to win it!

  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with all of us. For all your wonderful quilt and wool patterns that I hope to make on my new Juki in years to come. May your New Year be happy and bright.
    Best to all

  6. Fabulous decorations in that beautiful home of yours. You are truly blessed; and what a wonderful collection of antique red and white quilts!

  7. Your house is just so very lovely! I especially love the picture of your dog on the steps – sweet, sweet, sweet! I wonder if you know any of the pattern names of your beautiful red and white quilts? I have always wanted to make a red and white quilt and I wasn’t able to participate in your free patterns these last few months – life got in the way :(( Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

  8. Beautiful home and lovely decorations!!!
    Thank you for all the great ideas and wonderful patterns from Primitive Gatherings!

  9. Beautiful home Lisa!! Gotta get me some red and black buffalo pillows and make more red and white quilts. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  10. Happy new year! Love the grand tour, what a lovely home you have. Could you show the quilt rack with the red and white quilt hanging behind the tree. Is it a swing arm type? I would like my husband to make one for me but I need more detail for him. A picture would help . Thanks
    Susan S.

  11. Thank YOU for sharing your talent and for appreciating your customers. What a win, win –I am so happy you have enriched my life. You and Primitive Gatherings make my heart sing!

  12. Beautiful home. Really enjoyed watching the progress. I bought a few kits at your California store. Can’t wait to start.

  13. Very pretty decorations in your beautiful home! What a talent you have for decorating and putting things together! I also really like the painted wooden candy cane sign too! Did you make it? I could really see it made with fabric into a quilt! I am a red and white quilt lover as well.

  14. Wow! What lovely decorations and beautiful home!! Thank you for your talent and inspiration! I made the stockings this year for my family finally and they loved the them! I’d love to share a picture. I grow to love everything you do more each day..Happy New Year to you and your family!!

  15. Your home is beautiful❣️ Thanks for sharing your pictures and your talents❣️ Wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year🍾

  16. What a beautiful home. Lovely, but comfortable. Love the kitchen!! Thank you for all you do and for sharing your love to so many others. We are blessed. Looking forward to the NewYear.

  17. Your decorations are so you! They embody Primitive Gatherings style with some great family stories mixed in I bet! Thanks for sharing them…much better than Pinterest!!!

  18. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home. Each photo is more beautiful than the last one, but the sweet expression of the guy on the stairway tugs at my heart.

  19. Thank You for sharing you beautiful home during your busy holiday! Have a Happy New Year and keep up the beautiful work!

  20. Love the simplicity of your beautifully decorated house-after all you’ve done for your fans-enjoy it & Happy New Year!

  21. Love the pictures of your home. Can you share where you purchased the wooden candy cane sign? It is stunning!

  22. Love, love, ❤️ all your red and white quilts!! And your new home and Christmas decorations are beautiful! So happy for you and your family that you get to celebrate together and in your new home! Happy New Years to you all!

  23. Thank you for inviting us into your beautiful home and sharing your Christmas with everyone. It’s nice to see your pooch enjoying the new house too. Happy New Year Lisa!

  24. I love the Needful Things you recommend every year. It gives me a chance to see new (& old) things that might help me in my beginning quilting. I have a 50 something year old sewing machine that my parents bought for me at the state fair years ago. Now that I’m retired & learning to quilt (never too old), I splurged on a Juki, on your recommendation. Can’t wait! Have a very happy & healthy New Year!

  25. Happy new year to you and your shop. I love the pics of you Christmas house. Incredible job, thank you for inviting us into it.
    And today my husband told me to order a juki!!! I was in shock, but he told me that I handle so much of our life, all the details of our house selling and buying a cottage, selling my pottery business etc etc. It was time to have this special gift! I didn’t wait but jumped on the store’s website! Can’t wait to see it.

  26. Thanks for sharing….both your beautiful new home AND your remarkable talents:) Happiest of New Years from a warm and sunny Florida!!!!!!

  27. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your new home. It looks so warm and welcoming with all your decorations. You truly have made your new house a home.

    I finally did it. After a few years of desperately needing a new machine and talking to Lisa about the good (a lot) and the bad (virtually none) of the Juki, I took the leap. I want nothing more than to get back to enjoy machine quilting. I cannot wait to get my new machine!!

  28. Loved your red and white quilts! Gonna make a couple this year and look for unquilted antique tops. Where did you get that fab candy cane sign? So, so cute. Happy New Year to you Lisa and your family.

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