Do you want to give a quilt for a Chrismas present but you don’t have time to finish it???

Have I a deal for you…We have several finished quilts and projects (32 to be exact) on our Etsy site that are for sale…They would make the perfect Christmas gifts to give to someone..I won’t tell if you don’t that you didn’t make it…they desparately need homes!!!  

Click the link below and scroll down to view all the finished beauties!!!  Some of them would also make out of this world wedding quilts as well.  They are all previous shop samples and made by highly skilled quilters.

Take a peek…go here…ETSY SITEil_680x540.1196439669_3px2

Thanks to ALL who have participated in my spur of the moment St. Nick/Secret Santa idea!!!

We really appreciate it…also If you want to send me a pic if you win the Gift Card or you love whats in your tin…I’ll do a post on them with all your pics…

all for now…LB

St. Nick comes tonight…

Do you celebrate St. Nick?  We did growing up…We each hung our stocking in hopes for for a little pre-Christmas fun…St. Nick delivered small things like socks, crayons and   mostly candy…so with that in mind…

We decided that we were going to do something special at Primitive Gathering to honor good old St. Nick…We thought how fun would it be to offer a “secret” package for you to purchase…We found a vessel…not a stocking but just as good…how about a Christmas Tin?Christmas Tins_Santa

Christmas Tins_JoyWe packaged three tins..the going to be $25, but we have packed more than twice that amount in it, over $50 value!  Then the Medium tin is $20 with over $40 of goods…and then last one is the Small…that is only $15 and has over $30 worth of goodies in it…all of this does not even count the price of the tin!!! Here are quick links to our site… SANTA TINS        JOY TINS

We had so much fun stuffing the tins yesterday…There are over 60 of each size, but only 12 of red/cream each of the JOY tins with the words on them…so when they run out they run out…

You can buy them for you…your quilting friends, your long-armer, your quilting teacher, the person who hosts your sewing group, your hard working local quilt shop owner or anyone who loves to stitch!  Just a thought…if you are buying one for a gift…you might want to buy once for yourself too…cause you will keep it for yourself, I know you will!

We are also going to place several (like 6) $25 gift cards randomly in them for an little extra added FUN!!!

IMG_2498IMG_2827IMG_5815All stocked and ready for delivery…Who’s been a good girl or boy?

Happy St. Nick to you all!!!….Be someones Secret Santa & Make these Days be Merry & Bright!…..Lisa


Moda Blockheads-Good Intentions…Blocks 26 & 31 instead…


I had every intention on doing today’s block last night…but then when I sat down opened my pattern…it was Jan’s beautiful applique basket…Click HERE to go to the newest pattern…I did not have time to get this done in an evening…so I decided to post some of my “blocks that I have passed over”… I was going to post them all at once…but maybe it is better to release them slowly…This will help with those of you who are waiting on me…I do not want to leave you “just blowing in the wind”.  So here are two blocks.

Block 26 from Corey Yoder…Click HERE to get the pattern if you do not already have it…and then I did Vanessas Block 31


Block 31 can be found HERE on Vanessa’s blog…this one is not as hard as it looks…I am usually not a fan of curved piecing…but this was a piece of cake…It also made me look for that foot I bought to do curves a couple of years ago…and YES…I found it!!!

It is so good to be home…I am decorating for Christmas in my spare time…I love how it is looking…will do a post on it soon! Take care you Block Heads!!

Love LB

Good Morning…this is currently happening…

The Geese, are them welcoming me home?…I don’t know for sure but it does feel like it…the photo is deceiving…they are about 10 feet off our shoreline…

Wow…it was a jammed packed trip to CA…first off our Retreat in Temecula Valley (wine country, and yes…I did take a walk to the nearest winery for a couple of bottles, you have to support the local economy…and I took some pics of the roadside flowers….which I currently am missing in WI…

Our retreat was filled with projects with an emphasis on Stitchery…We made,                 Gingerbread Recipe…

This the season…

And Hilary the local Redwork expert helped teach our Gingerbread Towels

I also demo’d Bakers Dozen on how to make the cording and do the whole button thing….

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We had almost 50 ladies and we had a blast…I love it when I get to know them a little better…some have been coming for a couple of years and even if it was their first time…I felt I had a little more time with them this time…

Our Next retreat is scheduled for June 2019…Do you want to come? Dru will be taking reservations…you will need to send $100 to hold your spot …Or we will be holding another retreat this time of year next year as well…75 degrees felt good…considering…this is what I came home to…yes…I had to brave the wet/snowy day at Lambeau Field yesterday…I should have take an after photo of how wet we were!!!lol…

With 50 ladies I did not have time for any pics during our classes…but I did get some nice pics during our Show and Share…those that brought a Primitive Gatherings project we especially rewarded, with a NEW Release Martingale Book!!!

Maureen is sharing Happy Home which was the freebie last year Click on the links and it will take you to the details in the following text. Maureen also shared, Garden Blooms Table mat and Scappy Flower Baskets

Deb Thomas shared her last year’s pieced Summer Block of the Week…Starlit Skiesimg_6265

img_6264Along with her center block of this years wool Summer Block of the Week…Twighlight Garden which will be a BOM starting in February…no link to signup for this one…but make a note in your calendar in January to sign up for it if you missed out on it!

Shelly shared Flower Garden Crazy…in her wools…img_6261img_6262

and then she shared her basket made in a class at the Primitive Gatherings California Store…made with PG flannels and wools…

Shelly’s sister Adrian shared a bright kids quilt that had to get done…I think the baby quilt wansn’t done or something like that…we’ve all been there…img_6267

Deb shared her finished project from the June2018 retreat…precut Star Penny Mat pattern and Summer Welcome Banner img_6260

Becky shared her Summer Welcome Basket as well…


And Home of the Braveimg_6272

Sandy shared…Along the Trail…from the Autumn Gatherings Book(no longer in print) but I think we should do a pattern for this one!


Then Karen showed off…Whirlwind Flight…this was so lovely!!!I watched her piece it at serveral retreats…so nice to see it all done and quilted by Karen herself too!img_6266

Mary Jane showed off here wool cover door stopper…aka a brick!


Carrie showed off her Snowman for Hire mat…look at that crochet edge!!!

img_6275After the retreat we had a meeting do discuss some new changes coming to our CA store…big NEWS…as soon as I can tell you I will…and then out for dinner at my favorite place…the Goat & Vine…a farm to table restaurant…a couple of meeting with fabrics sales reps and it was on to home again with  6:40 am flight from San Deigo to Appleton…thank GOD I was upgraded…made it so much more enjoyable, I am very caught up on my movie watching…Now into my sewing room to sort and start up again!!!

Hope you all enjoyed OUR show and share from our CA Retreat…if you want to join us email Dru at: she will forward you a registration form…I am also working on a 2019 schedule of Events to share…

Have a great Monday!! Lisa