Just some time with the girls…

It kinda feels like summer but not quite…but we had our annual Sit & Sew at my house today…and I just want to start blogging again…so right after the girls left I started this…If I do not list the pattern name or link I do not know it…

It is so nice so sit with a bunch of ladies and just get together and share, EAT, and just laugh…so It was a nice change to the hustle and bustle…but I will be catching up on my posting…matter of fact I will post about this groups May’s Sit & Sew as well…

Thanks ladies for a fun day!


Here is Lori…with her finished quilt top from the Hexi group that meets at the WI shop once a month…these ladies get stuff done!!!!  I know these are pieced hexes from a book.  Call the shop and ask for Debbie it is her group.

Then Kathy is the queen of WOOL Stitch-A-Longs…these pattern are free on 12 designers blogs- Jan 15-July 1st…

Kathy finishes these with her own magic touch of putting fabrics together to make hers original from all the others!  (and yes…that is my Wool Summer Block of the week on the table…block 2 shipping now!)


We all loved Kathy’s shirt in the photos!IMG_3598

Here is the list for this stitch along…

and…she still has time to do the Summer Block of the Week!!IMG_3597

Judy shared a Blackbird Design that she just finished quilting…1/8″ echo! Just fabulous…IMG_3602

Jean was sewing on her Wool Summer block as well and she has mastered the feather and fly stitches and now the bullion knots…IMG_3603

Isn’t this Lori Holt cross stitch the sweetest!  We framed it for her and we all loved how it turned out!


Kay shared a new  I spy baby quilt…WE all need ideas for those fast baby quilts…IMG_2539 2

MaryAnn is showing off all her Wool Subscription box goodies from #3..THEY WERE ALL DONE!IMG_3595

And she has finished a PG towel pattern….just LOVE IT!  A few good men pattern and towels…IMG_3596

The next set of photos is from our April Sit & Sew…It started off with these lovely heavenly scones…and sorry…do not even ask me for the recipe…it is as secret from my friend Tina from Bittersweet Quilt Shop in Pinconning MI…she trusted me to keep the recipe and not share it…these are made only for those who come to quilt class/sit & sew and so on…so come join in!  White Chocolate Raspberry Scones…YUM-OIMG_3006

This is from Donna……she is putting this in the center of the Dresden…some artist she knows drawings…how cool…


Donna’s thread birds…yes…thread!IMG_3008IMG_3010Super Chicken! The extra large version!  Pattern coming soon to shop…Donna made us Wisconsin Chickens!!!  With the new Shop Hop fabric!!


Here is Ms. Kathy again with her completed Stitch along from the Wooly block wonders…

IMG_3012and then here is her (Kathy) first loser award..HA!…that is what I call 2nd place…but she knows it is for sure a winner!!!! OH…did I mentions she quilts these herself!!!!  I’m kind of envious of this…but…hopefully I’ll get over it soon.


This quilt is called Somewhere in Time…we still have kits for this beauty…one of a kind masterpiece.  The link only brings you to the pattern…if you want the kit call the shop…It must not have made the site when we changed to the new site…we will get it on soon thoug, tomorrow morning…we are still finding some items that have been lost in the wicked world wide lost website realm…IMG_3014

We had some guests this time…and I a smuck and didn’t write down any names…but these girls stayed at The Gathering retreat house and I wish I could have crashed their party…next time!IMG_3015

Jodi with her Early Bird Pillow Project  looks like she added some fun embroidery!IMG_3016

Jodi sharing a simple but stunning nine patch quilt!!IMG_3018

Sorry Jean…I sometimes don’t capture the best smiles…but this is too cute not to share!IMG_3019IMG_3020

Got ya smiling now!


Kay…A few good men..towel is finished!!!IMG_3022

I do not know for sure but I think these hex’s were a sew along online…


Chris…sharing some Lori Smith Blocks done in wool…IMG_3024IMG_3025IMG_3026

Judy sharing Sunflower Gatherings!!! Yay!IMG_3027

MaryAnn is in the process of moving so she loves that the wool box is keeping here stitching when everything else is packed!f


More towel project finished as well from our last Primitive Christmas event!IMG_3031

Karen showing some of her work..IMG_3032

Wool blocks from the Wool box…Everlasting…DONE!IMG_3033

Our block from the Wooly block adventure 2017?IMG_3034

Finished quilt…IMG_3036

Judy has this awesome tin…Look at how those threads fit in there!!!  So perfect!  Judy you are a genius!…UPDATE…I just order this tin…actually 4 of them…b/c they are only $5.95 and they come with cookies in it!!! BONUS!!  HERE is the link if you have to have this tin!!   ps…I do not make any affiliate money off this…I do not want you I-balling my new tin when I decorate it all up…so I am sharing!

I believe the tulips are a LilyAnna Stitches pattern…IMG_3040

Teri showing off this beauty!  A Timeless Tradition pattern.IMG_3041

Lori with a hand appliquéd runner…IMG_3044Wow…I am so glad I am sharing these with you…I have lots of photos from my OTHER adventures…but no time to post…so I will be back with more…

My phone takes some lovely photos of these sweet ladies…

All for now…stitch away!


33 responses to “Just some time with the girls…”

  1. Jacque Avatar

    Wow..beautiful projects

  2. Heidi Gorthy Avatar
    Heidi Gorthy

    What an amazing group of quilts and ladies. Gorgeous work

  3. masonmarlene Avatar

    I am so envious! I would love to come to your sewing group. The Show & Tell is awesome. I am inspired!!!

  4. Carol Currid Avatar
    Carol Currid

    Some amazing stitchers there! Wow!

  5. Lisa Avatar

    What a wonderful group of creative stitchers. In Alabama we call them enablers! Love all of your work – very inspiring!

  6. Jan Avatar

    Thanks for the Show & Tell. Talented ladies, beautiful work. Now to google those scones.

  7. Laurie Shain Avatar
    Laurie Shain

    If I don’t close my mouth the proverbial fly will come by and…..wowza!! I love show and tell!!! (I love scones too….).

  8. Patricia Ludwiczak Avatar

    Incredible photos of beautiful work. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. laddnlori Avatar

    Oh man!! I want to come over and sit and sew and eat and play! Looks like a great time! ❤️

  10. Gale Avatar

    These are some awesome talented ladies – do ya’ll ever sleep?!!

  11. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    wow wow wow… lovely projects! Those shortbread cookies are super yummmmmmmm

  12. ourlittleredhouseblog Avatar

    This was so fun to go through. All of them are so pretty, I could never pick a favorite because they all are beautiful.

  13. Judy Avatar

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful work ladies! Sure wish PG would have s store in upstate NY.

  14. Diedre Rahn Avatar
    Diedre Rahn

    Thanks for sharing. What beautiful projects and finishes!

  15. Sue H Avatar

    You sure hang out with some talented folks! Way to go, ladies!!!

  16. Deb Graber Avatar
    Deb Graber

    Those thread birds are AMAZING! I can’t stop looking at them-what incredible talent!

  17. Sandi Avatar

    Looks like a great time was had by all. The talent is overflowing! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Patricia Avatar

    Awesome post! Beautiful projects, thanks.

  19. Cathy Weatherford Avatar
    Cathy Weatherford

    That was such an awesome post. I am just blown away. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. How fun

  20. Lana Avatar

    So glad you are back to blogging! I love to hear and see everything. The sharing is 😎. I was at one of your sit and sew gatherings…before your house was finished…it was the best…it would be so nice toattend again, but live too far away. Thanks for all you do!!

  21. Peggy H. Avatar
    Peggy H.

    Love, love, love ALL these beautiful projects! Great job ladies and thanks for sharing.

  22. Krissy Butorac Avatar
    Krissy Butorac

    What a wonderful group! Everyone inspiring everyone else. Glad to see you having a FUN day.

  23. anita fitzsimmons Avatar
    anita fitzsimmons

    I truly enjoyed this blog. Solo many beautiful projects these women have done. Glad you are back to blogging. Love looking at all the projects. In fact I have watched it twice.

  24. Leslee Avatar

    This is a group of talented ladies. Also, look at the chicken pin cushion with crochet on the head and the cute tin that holds one ladies’ thread.

    Sent from my iPad


  25. Cathy Clark Avatar
    Cathy Clark

    WOW, you ladies are fabulous stitchers!!! Are you sure you aren’t all professional stitchers? Thank you Lisa for sharing all the photos. So much talent, beautiful work. And those scones… I know Tina and have tasted her scones, doesn’t matter what flavor she makes, they are delicious! She is an awesome cook too. Loved the blog Lisa, always so much fun to read!

  26. Diana Avatar

    Wow. Love seeing all of the pictures.
    Thank you for sharing them. Love your blog posts.
    I don’t always comment but I do always read them.
    I want to go on a sewing retreat!!!

  27. COLLEEN KOSKI Avatar

    Wow! I am so inspired!!! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Paula Philpot Avatar
    Paula Philpot

    Does your shop frame counted cross stitch? Paula in KY

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Yes we can make a frame for anything you give us dimensions for. thank you jessica

  29. Sharon Bell Avatar
    Sharon Bell

    Loved seeing all the beautiful projects! I looked for the Farmhouse Threads Crazy Patch on your website and could not find it. Could you please tell me how to search for it. Thank you so much

  30. Darci Strobel Avatar

    Oh man!! I got to catch up on the show & tell that I always miss!! So glad you took photos!!


    Such amazing talent ladies! Sew inspiring seeing all that you’ve accomplished. Everything is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing all of your photos. Keep up the great work ladies!


    I loved all the wonderful projects shown.  Lori’s table runner especially caught my eye and I am wondering if you could tell me where to purchase the pattern or a kit.  Thank you so much.Lois Spinelli

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