Primitive Christmas Event…

The time has come…all the Elves have worked so hard…If you are reading this early I am on my way home from California…from a great retreat with 60 fabulous ladies… Here are the items I have contributed to our event…there are lots of items from other designers the shop girls have made so those will be on the Christmas Event tab too…

So onto the projects…while I was away…this quilt arrived home from Linda…thequiltedpineapple. I can already tell it’s going to be even more spectacular in person…This is the first of four patterns you will receive when you spend $30 in regular priced merchandise.

 Santa in the Pines…quilt.  IMG_7317



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Here is a close up of the jolly ol’ fella…This quilt or runner goes together quickly…Santa is made with full size templates, the tree blocks go together fast and they all get trimmed with the HRT loc-bloc rulers

For a scaled down version….Santa In the Pines Runner

Jake quilted the runner with a simple allover quilting design…We love it!



So remember you will get this pattern FREE! Oh…I almost forgot…we also did a primitive version of this guy using all of my Primitive Muslins…Jake is finishing the quilting up as I write this…lets hope it makes it to the store by Thursday…image


Up next…Santa Stitchery! I just taught this at the retreat….they ALL loved it…some finished it…stitch this with a #5 wt thread…it makes it go fast and we love the look of the 5 wt gives… You also can order a frame…Here is a link to go to the Santa Stitchery.  This project makes a perfect gift…IMG_7141

Peace Love Joy pillow….IMG_7155

This one was also a hit at the party/retreat this week…click here to order a kit….Peace   Love  Joy pillow

At last, the FREE pincushion kit!!!! You will automatically get one of these two designs, but if you want to choose which one you get, you have to purchase it. Click HERE to order another – or another or six – or some sand to fill them with! img_7241.jpg

So…now we have a bunch of new things for you so spend $30 on to get your free patterns and pincushion kit!…

Quilt Block Ornies!!!! You can make them with us at either the CA or WI shops….or you can order them and do them at home!  They are double-sided and easy as can be to make…mounted on a porcelain base with modge podge!  I’m kind of sad I won’t make it home in time to run the Make ‘n Take…so we made the project super simple so anyone can do them!


Bundt Cake Ornament…


I am not real happy with this pic…it looks much better in person….so keep that in mind…you’ll love this little bunt cake on the tree!  It is about 3 1/2″.

Winchester Rose…I love making mini’s and this 21″ quilt is perfect for Christmas – or anytime really!  HST papers are included in the pattern and three fabrics make it simple but still stunning!IMG_7220

Ornaments from the Old Green Cupboard….IMG_7231

My friend, Gloria, has made a gazillion ornaments this year…so I asked if I could take some of her patterns and remake them…I sized them all down under 6″ and the pattern and kit is only $35 for all six!  Lots of the retreaters went home with these after watching me make the set for the CA store…


Antique Christmas Past…


So…I can’t wait to get home and photograph this on my table with my red-ornament tinsel tree on it…Amy made this recreation from an antique in my collection – look for the original in an upcoming post…this beauty is easy and only 49-ish-inches…..

Life of a Snowman…


This is the 2nd in this series of three designs on the 6″ stands…I LOVED making these… you have the Fall Pumpkin Stand ones already? You can display them one at a time during the season…or keep one and give the other two away…or you can display them all!  Scott made a bunch of stands ahead of time so please order them as well!

Click this link for a bunch more items the girls have put together for you to choose from – for gifts or for you!

And…thanks to a bunch of you who have pre-ordered your 2019 Snowflake mug….img_5482

They turned out awesome and we have a limited number in the store…there will be no mugs in CA this year due to breakage during shipping last year…so they are only available in WI and we did the pre-order sale to guarantee that you will get them in time for Christmas…if you did not pre-order there may be chance they may come after if we have to order more than we have now…

So here ya go…lots to choose from…Have fun and let’s get the season started!

my best…






Mix It Up…give-away

Today is blog hop day for the MIX IT UP book…by Lissa Alexander…from Martingale…16 projects in this book by 16 Moda designers!!!! You must have this one in your Library collection! Moda-All-Stars-Mix-It-UpI love books….I can never get enough….I think I even need a book tattoo…and don’t think I haven’t been searching the web looking for great ideas…it is so much of who I am….I love reading/listening to books BUT then there are the Quilting/Sewing/ books…again…how many is too many?  Who cares….I LOVE my books…So….I know I did a post not too long ago about this book, but today we have goodies to give away….Father Moda AGAIN has given us goodies because he is the BEST and each and every designer in this book is probably giving something away…so go and check out them as well and enter to win…So…Pg68_StormyDay_B1502_WEBMaybe just one more time you need to look at our quilt in the book….Isn’t it just awesome!…now Father Moda has sent me ALL of these to give away…but I am thinking two winners…My newest fabric line that arrives in stores in Jan/Feb  1-Indigo Gatherings Layer Cake…1- Bella solid Layer Cake and a package of Cake Mix papers…each winner will get ALL 3 things!!!IMG_7095

Now here is the blog hop schedule…to go to and enter…

Monday- 11.4:
Susan Ache – @yardgrl60
Betsy Chutchian – @betsy_chutchian /
Martingale – @martingaletpp /

Tuesday – 11.5:
Zen Chic-Brigitte – @zenchicmoda /
Laurie Simpson – @minickandsimpson /
Moda – @modafabrics /

Wednesday – 11.6:
Kansas Troubles-Lynne – @lynnektq /
Brenda Riddle – @brengr /
Corey Yoder – @corianderquilts /

Thursday – 11.7:
Bunny Hill-Anne – @bunnyhilldesigns /
Lisa Bongean – @lisabongean /
Me & My Sister – @meandmysisterdesigns /
Sherri McConnell – @aquiltinglife /

Friday – 11.8:
Janet Clare – @janeteclare /
Pretty by Hand-Kristyne Czepuryk – @prettybyhand /
Sweetwater – @sweetwaterfabrics /
American Jane-Sandy – @sandyklop /

If you wish to order this book you can do so HERE

If you wish to start collecting fabrics like the ones in our quilt start HERE

For the Bella Solid fabric in our quilt click HERE


To win one my two prizes…Comment and let me know how many books of mine do you own…or books that I have been a contributor to….if you don’t own any don’t be afraid to say so….this might be your chance! PS go to Instagram for another chance to win!

All for now…I am still whipped from Houston…waiting for my battery to recharge to full.

PS…I know I need to pick a winner for the book and pillow give-away for Urban Farmhouse Gatherings…I will pick all the winners on MONDAY!

Stitch on…LB

Limited Edition Christmas Box..

So…I’m super excited about our Christmas Box…This is the new wrapper for our Christmas Wool Box!Limited Edition Holiday Wool Box

This is a one time box- you have to sign up for it…even if you are already getting our regular wool subscription boxes…

If you are not getting our wool boxes and you can get just this one!

We are having so much fun curating this box for you…Anyone who loves wool is going to LOVE IT!

Many of you are subscribed to our every other month wool box and know what they are all about, and some of you may be wondering what it is all about, now is your chance to try our Wool Box out!  This is going to be a Holiday Edition that will have items and projects to you at a discounted price.  This box is worth around $150.00 we are offering it to you for $105.00 ($115 for International orders), it will come in a protected plain box and this price includes shipping.

You will be CHARGED at the time that you place this order, due to many of the items being custom ordered from several small businesses we need to charge at the time of purchase.  This box will be shipped around the 15th of December so that it will arrive to you before it needs to go under the tree.  Let your loved ones know about this box that you would like for a gift, or buy one as a gift for yourself!

Do not delay in purchasing the box as we have ordered a limited quantity of our custom made items and do not want you to miss out.

You have until November 15 to sign up…and then it will come off the site and you will not be able to order it!! Don’t miss out!  ORDER HERE NOW!

Lots of you have signed up already!!!! Thank you!!!!

I promise you won’t be disappointed!!!

my best! Lisa


What a deal!!!!

Are you looking for a new block of the month? or a winter project?  This might be the perfect one for you…

Introducing Square Deal…this was our 2019 Summer Block of the week project…Amy produced this masterpiece this summer and it is just stunning!!!!


It is inspired by an antique quilt in my collection….here they are side by side…The quilts are 85×85.  The antique is a little more mellow but I bet in 150 years our reproduction will be as well! lol….. You are only seeing half the quilt here is it folded exactly in half and hung over the railing…I wish I could just leave them here….IMG_6617It’s not quite the right season for them here at home..but….what is that???….notice the photo bomber?  He’s trouble I tell ya…always wants to be near what you doing but he’s sneaky about it…not ever  a pest..and everyone who has met Jeter L-O-V-E-S him…he has recently had some guests over and he looks forward to waking them up every morning for a little snuggle…


Wait…I got off track a little…here are some of the details from our website… You can get this quilt as a Block of the Month or all at once full kit.  Click underlined links for pricing and more details…

Here are the details if you want to get it MONTHLY.

Each month you will receive 24-lights and 48-dark fabrics in your kit, and will make 48 blocks.  Which means you will be doing a total of 576 – 2 ½” Finished blocks! Potentially that means that there will be more than 800 different fabrics in your kits! Your Essentials in month 1 will be the 5 yards of Muslin 1040-23, which will be used for your setting blocks and your first month will be more because of this large piece of fabric.   There will be NO Finishing Kit needed for this quilt; you will have everything you need to finish this quilt minus the Backing Fabric, as that is optional…s…oRemember you need month 1 essentials and then the monthly installments, so put both in your cart and click if you are US resident or International.  The backing is an optional item…click yes or no…add everything to the cart each option at a time…you’ll figure it out..

Helpful Hint: For squaring up your blocks we strongly encourage you to use the Itty Bitty Eighths Ruler in either the 3”x 7” it is perfect for the size blocks you are making.  Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 7 yards of backing fabric to complete your quilt. Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you!

Click HERE to order just the pattern or a whole kit all at once… .This quilt was a big hit in Houston and we have a very limited amount of them leftover from cutting the Summer Block of the week…we never go back and cut them again…as 800 fabrics is a lot to handle and cut!

Thanks to everyone who purchased this pattern and kit in Houston as we sold everything we brought with us….

Time to start thinking about next years Summer Block of the week Pieced quilt.

Take care everyone…I’m still kinda tired from being in Houston for 11 days….so to bed early for me…Lisa