Day 9- more stitching needful things

Today we are featuring 2 items that go together…one is from another small company and then the second one is hand made by my cousin Scott here at Primitive Gatherings.


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Do you remember those Embroidery Stitch Templates and the Stunning Stitches Book for Crazy quilts shown above?   A lot of you have them because we ran the company out of them….and the owner was so thrilled! Embroidery Stitch Templates-500x500

I know if you got the book and templates you LOVE them!!! and now…..there are mini..25 seam shapes for smaller seams along with numbers, letters, hearts swirls and leaves…so the perfect companion for the one above …if you missed out on the book and the first Embroidery Shape templates above we have them in stock and just click on the links above and you can get those too but…Today we are featuring the mini new one!!!!  Which is the one I hope you need!


Here is a little peek at the templates….they are about 6″ square and have base designs for smaller stitches and seams...the ones above are different because they are for larger areas or seams.small templates

Here are the details Jess’s has put together for us…
Now what’s next?  When I stitch at home I sit in my chair and I have my feet up on my stool…but what do we do when we are going to class or retreat?  Here is the answer…
While I was teaching FL Katie showed me her stool that she used for rug hooking…It was also perfect for hand stitching too!
Why is it a traveling stool? Because it folds up and slides right in your bag and it has a handle for easy carrying to where ever you need to stitch!stool undersidestool collapsed
Mine is little beat up from use…but it works beautifully!
HINT!  The trick to these seam stitches is thicker thread…#8 and #5 work the best and they just happen to be on sale!!!! See previous post!image.png
And…did you follow along to see the finished project from the Stitch-A-Long (SAL)?  If not…here is the whole quilt…..Rhonda did an awesome job with the finished pattern…click the link below to go to Farmhouse Threads website if you want to order it…If want the individual blocks you need to contact the designers and that info is in my blog post HERE
All for now…How we doing on our Christmas/Holiday preparations?
I have a party tomorrow for my sewing group…I have been gone…I ran away with Nick for a couple of days to his favorite place..we just got home late last night, so lots to do to pull off a nice party…let’s make it an easy question today….Where do you think we  were?  Make your guess in the comment section….I will pick from the right answers…if you cannot guess. right….I will just pick a random winners for templates and a stool on Jan 1st! …… so Nick’s favorite place to visit is???

168 responses to “Day 9- more stitching needful things”

  1. Carol Garner Avatar
    Carol Garner

    I’d say Nicks favorite place would be anyplace with you, how about Las Vegas! Merry Christmas to you both and your amazing staff at Primitive Gatherings!

  2. Nancy Avatar

    I concur Las Vegas! And Merry Christmas to you and your staff at Primitive Gatherings!

  3. Gina Avatar

    Las Vegas!

  4. Patti O'Donnell Avatar
    Patti O’Donnell

    Las Vegas, you’ve mentioned it several times. He must love the bright lights and high energy.

  5. Marcia Avatar

    Somewhere on the water–maybe a bit warmer than Wisconsin.

  6. Carol Avatar

    I also vote Vegas, Baby! Because I follow your blog and do believe you’ve mentioned it once or twice! And… it’s probably the only warm place easily accessible for a quick rendezvous. I hope you won big and boy I sure I hope I win this prize, it’s right up there with the sheep medallion… my two favorite things so far!

  7. Linda E Avatar
    Linda E

    Since it is deer season, I would say you were at the deer camp!

  8. Cynthia Wood Avatar

    I think Nick loves to be wherever you and Jeter are.

  9. Susan Collier Avatar
    Susan Collier

    Las Vegas!!!

  10. Deborah K Avatar
    Deborah K

    I’m going to say someplace where camping and outdoors is involved! Probably Wisconsin!

  11. Debbie G Avatar
    Debbie G

    I have no idea what his favorite vacation spot is, but anytime you can get away for a few days is a bonus! I love the stool.

  12. Valerie brown Avatar
    Valerie brown

    Las Vegas, baby,

  13. Carol Avatar

    I’d agree with Las Vegas… I’m sure you’ve mentioned in earlier blogs that it’s Nick’s favorite getaway, and it’s probably the most easily accessed warm place (I’m sure you didn’t choose COLDER!). I hope you won big! This post includes two things I’d for sure call my favorite, fingers crossed I win big, too!

  14. Lorelei Stinson Avatar
    Lorelei Stinson

    I would have to say Las Vegas; it seems like such a great weekend getaway place!
    Happy holidays to you and your family.

  15. Michelle Avatar

    I think Nick loves Vegas! But also you and Jeter.

  16. Jodi Brown Avatar
    Jodi Brown

    A cabin in the woods

  17. suejean1 Avatar

    Have a wonderful time at your party. Wonderful that you were able to take time for a short get away. I’m going to guess you went to LasVegas.

  18. Joan Avatar

    I am guessing Vegas! I remember seeing your pictures from your last trip there and remembered you said he loves going there!

  19. Joleen Avatar

    Las Vegas….duh 😄. What I can’t answer is which place do you stay at…🤔 Days away together are always good days, and a chance to recharge and I hope you got to do that! Now, bring on the holidays!! Merry Christmas!!!

  20. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    Las Vegas? Enjoy your party. I love my quilt groups Christmas party.

  21. Kalen Avatar

    Las Vegas. Wonderful to be able to get away!

  22. Carol C Avatar
    Carol C

    Seems like I remember seeing Las Vegas trips on the blog so that would be my guess. Wherever it was, hope it was relaxing.

    1. cshelleyqbq Avatar

      Not sure where you were, but I will guess Florida. Or Las Vegas… where its warm!!!

  23. Betsy Avatar

    Vegas, Baby! Happy Holidays!

  24. Kathy Keough Avatar
    Kathy Keough

    Definitely Las Vegas where the fun begins!!

  25. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    Haha, looks like the majority is saying Las Vegas. I know its my husbands favorite place to go. Wherever it was, its nice to get away if only for a few days.

  26. Pam H Avatar
    Pam H

    Las Vegas.

  27. Bonnie Avatar

    Las Vegas!

  28. Anne Simpson Avatar
    Anne Simpson

    I’m guessing not too far away because it was short…so Chicago. And I love the stool.
    Also, are the special prices on the needful things only good for that day, and can multiple purchases (such as day 10 and day 9) be held until the end to ship together?

  29. deniserhines Avatar

    I’ll also go with LasVegas. Love the give always!

  30. Ellen Reibling Avatar
    Ellen Reibling

    I will say Vegas too but go one further and say you stayed at Bellagio…at least that is where I would have loved to go! At any rate I hope it was a great getaway. Thanks for the fun!

  31. Therese Avatar

    Las Vegas

  32. Laura B Avatar
    Laura B

    I have to go with majority and say Vegas. Second thought would be a “cheesehead “ game

  33. Cheryl Gherna Avatar
    Cheryl Gherna

    Well I’m not sure where nicks favorite place would be but I think it involves fishing 🎣. Hope you enjoyed the time off and being together.

  34. melody wood Avatar
    melody wood

    Las Vegas, Merry Christmas

  35. Mary Kolb Avatar

    It’s been too stinkin’ cold to go anywhere in the Midwest, so I’d guess for a quick trip Nick would fly you off to Las Vegas!

  36. Debby Krzyston Avatar
    Debby Krzyston

    I think Nick’s favorite place you both went to was Las Vegas! It’s warm and fun!

    1. Lu Calkins Avatar
      Lu Calkins

      Vegas for sure. It is decorated so wonderfully at Christmas time too

  37. Paula Philpot Avatar
    Paula Philpot

    I don’t have a clue. lol Paula in KY

  38. Jan Avatar

    Going to join everyone else in saying Las Vegas with a side trip to the Harley Davidson Store. A lady at church brings a similar stool to church for her feet to rest on since they don’t reach the floor when sitting. Her husband is over 6 feet. 🙂

  39. Maryella Avatar

    Sturgis, SD

  40. Kris Avatar

    Door County

    1. MollieAgnes Avatar

      Did you go to Chicago for Bears v Packers?

  41. Jane K Avatar
    Jane K

    I’m going to go with Las Vegas – Hope you had fun oh wait you always do lol 🙂

  42. Debbie Avatar

    Lambeau Field!

  43. Lisa M Avatar
    Lisa M

    I would Vegas since you said a place to visit not people.

  44. LAURIE Shain Avatar
    LAURIE Shain

    A fishing cabin on a frozen lake??? I THINK the FloridaKeys would be good but what can I say?? It’s cold and snowing here!! I’m just glad you got to go somewhere with your date.😘

  45. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    It has to be Las Vegas! Who wouldn’t want to go there!

  46. Harriett Murray Avatar
    Harriett Murray

    I’m gonna guess Las Vegas. Hope it is😂

  47. Bonnie larson Avatar
    Bonnie larson

    Fishing cabin!!.


  48. Pat Braun Avatar
    Pat Braun

    I don’t have any idea! I’m so glad you had time away together!

  49. Mary L Avatar
    Mary L

    Hopefully you went where it is warm like Las Vegas, regardless of where you went you were spending time together.

  50. Joni Everson Avatar
    Joni Everson


  51. Cherie Reynolds Avatar
    Cherie Reynolds

    I know he likes to fish but it’s a little cold now, so i would pick Las Vegas!

  52. Linda Cates Avatar
    Linda Cates

    Las Vegas!!!

  53. Mary Ann Servi Avatar
    Mary Ann Servi

    I think it was Las Vegas! I hope you won!!

  54. nancyf18 Avatar

    Yellowstone National Park, Spending time with you in a quiet, beautiful place…

  55. Leta Avatar

    Nicks favorite place is las vegas

  56. Tamara Avatar

    A casino in Las Vegas!!

  57. Tana Riffel Avatar

    Someplace fishing?

  58. Lenore Avatar

    I’m going with the Harley Museum in WI. I seem to remember a post you wrote about going there awhile back. You both looked like you were having a wonderful time!

  59. Gail Heike Avatar

    Any place where the fish were biting!

  60. Kathy Johnson Avatar
    Kathy Johnson

    No idea where Nick’s favorite getaway is but if it’s Vegas hope you had fun!

  61. Susan Avatar

    What happed in Las Vegas will stay in Las Vegas! But that’s my guess. Merry Christmas!

  62. usmcmomtoogmailcom Avatar

    Any place that the fish are biting! What kind of knot do you use when you bait Nick’s hooks? LOL

  63. Kathy Avatar

    I’m going to guess Chicago or Minneapolis, since it was a quick trip. Looking forward to our party tomorrow!

    1. Bev F Avatar
      Bev F

      I think you and Nick went to the Harley Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee. So nice you could have a little getaway!!
      That little stool looks like a great idea!

  64. Barb Avatar

    With you ! I’d say Vegas! I just left and the Bellagio had fabulous decorations! Merry Christmas!

  65. Sharon Browne Avatar
    Sharon Browne

    Las Vegas!

  66. Pam Bo. Avatar
    Pam Bo.

    I think you had a staycation! One of these days we are going to pull the shades and lock the doors and tell everyone we are going away for a couple days. Home Sweet Home! I am new to the world of wool. I am building my stash from “reclaimed”, aka thrift stores. I have hooked a small mat, appliqued a pillow, made a small wool pocket, and a couple pin cushions, and a penny rug mat. Still trying to decide which I enjoy the most. Is that even possible?.Next on my list to try is some crazy quilting. I would love to have the embroidery book and stool.

  67. Melanie B Avatar
    Melanie B

    Up North!

  68. Charlotte Schindler Avatar
    Charlotte Schindler

    Las Vegas! Hope you won.

  69. needleminder Avatar

    Las Vegas Baby! 😆

  70. BarbBBQOnnen Avatar

    I have no clue where you went. But I do like the stitches template and the folding stool is great. I have a folding
    stool from the hardware store but it is higher and flat ( don’t use it to put my feet up. Yours looks perfect with the slant and it being lower

  71. Cheryl G Avatar
    Cheryl G

    It sounds funny but I think you went to the mountains for ice fishing. Wherever you went I hope it was awesome. Everyone deserves time alone with their loved ones.

  72. Maureen Fry Avatar
    Maureen Fry

    I’m guessing Vegas also!

  73. Cindy Avatar

    I think Vegas in the winter!! Hope it was warmer than WI!!!!!

  74. Annette F. Avatar
    Annette F.

    Viva Las Vegas!

  75. Terri Whitney Avatar
    Terri Whitney

    Nicks favorite place Pine island beach house NC?

  76. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    I’m thinking a trip that is Harley related, maybe to Milwaukee?

  77. Ruth Ann Avatar
    Ruth Ann

    Hmmm. Somewhere with a Harley Davidson store involved!

  78. Belinda Jones Avatar
    Belinda Jones

    I think Nick‘s favorite place to visit is Green Bay Wisconsin for a Packers game! Is that the right answer?

  79. Vickie Olsen Avatar
    Vickie Olsen

    Same place as my hubby’s. Vegas, Baby! If I listened to him, I would have no money for quilting, it would all be at the Black Jack Tables.

  80. sophieem03 Avatar

    I knew she was going to do a mini set at some point and I have been waiting for them. I can’t live without her templates when I’m doing my crazy stitching. I love them. This will be on the top of my Christmas list, well, at least on it, the list is getting bigger. Today, a thread order as I love 8 and 5 wt for Crazy Stitching

  81. moosebaymusings Avatar

    My first thought was Vegas, baby!

  82. Lori T Avatar
    Lori T

    I think you went to his hunting cabin. I know that is where my husband would want to go. The stitching guides look like something I should have, maybe that would send me from an average stitcher to a great stitcher. That stool may be a good investment as well. I do use a pillow to raise my handwork up a little I would think the stool would also help.

  83. Mary Howland Avatar
    Mary Howland

    Las Vegas gets my vote. Wherever it was I’m glad you had a chance to run away and play for a few days.

  84. Dortha Avatar

    I believe it was Las Vegas.

  85. Karen H Avatar
    Karen H

    Hmmm….. I cannot remember if/when you said Nick’s favorite place to go. Hope you had a great time together and that he is feeling well.

  86. Barb Avatar

    Las Vegas….and the Harley store.

  87. Maggie R. Avatar
    Maggie R.

    The Packers played the Bears in Green Bay so that’s my guess! And maybe there’s a Harley Store in Green Bay too 😜

  88. Robin T. Avatar
    Robin T.

    Viva Las Vegas !!! Where else for a quick getaway?

    1. Jakey Avatar

      Hi Lisa, that’s an easy question… Las Vegas!! Hope you both had fun! The templates are tempting! Enjoy your party, I’m sure if anyone can pull off a quick obe, you can! Hugs, Jakey

  89. Debra Miller Avatar

    Such an adorable little stool-just what I need because I am very short! A 4 day getaway anywhere would be wonderful-I’ll guess Vegas as I don’t have a clue!

  90. Robin T. Avatar
    Robin T.

    Viva Las Vegas! Where else would you go for a quick getaway you would both enjoy? I hope you were winnnnnnnerrs!!!

  91. Dee F Avatar
    Dee F

    Packer game in Green Bay! Have a Wonderful Holiday Season.

    1. Lj Avatar

      I remember your post about Las Vegas so will go with that! Hope you both enjoyed your get away!

  92. Jacqueline CELESTINE Avatar
    Jacqueline CELESTINE

    Las Vegas!

  93. Marie Avatar

    Vegas seems to be mentioned more than once on your blogs, so I’m going with Sin City. Hope you had some great fun!

  94. Bobbi Doll Avatar
    Bobbi Doll


  95. LeAnne K Avatar
    LeAnne K


  96. Alison Krall Avatar
    Alison Krall

    I am truly not sure. The consensus seems to be Las Vegas. Anytime you have alone time with your significant other, it is a winner. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  97. Kristi Avatar

    Sorry, I really don’t have clue so I’ll copy others and say Las Vegas. I hope you both had fun wherever you went!

  98. Wendy L Avatar
    Wendy L

    My guess would be the Windy City…Chicago!

    1. shadesofrandom Avatar

      I think it is Las Vegas too.

  99. Cheryl Keown Avatar
    Cheryl Keown

    Las Vegas, Baby!!

  100. Stephanie Kluk Avatar
    Stephanie Kluk

    Green Bay Packers game!

  101. Ann Weaver Avatar
    Ann Weaver


  102. Donna Kieler Avatar
    Donna Kieler

    Las Vegas

  103. Sandi McDaniel Avatar
    Sandi McDaniel


  104. terri mulinix Avatar
    terri mulinix

    Las Vegas

  105. Vicki Sprain Avatar
    Vicki Sprain

    Green Bay to see the Packers!

  106. Vicki Sprain Avatar
    Vicki Sprain

    Green Bay to see the Packers win!!!

  107. Cathy C Avatar
    Cathy C

    Las Vegas! Something for everyone in that playground. How wonderful that you two could take a well deserved get away!

  108. Sarah Avatar

    I agree, Las Vegas – and if it isn’t, it should be!

  109. Shirley Avatar

    A cabin in the woods

  110. carol thomas Avatar

    Fishing mini get away.

  111. Maria L Zook Avatar

    I guess Las Vegas. Hope you had a great time, wherever you did end up.

  112. Alvina Avatar

    Las Vegas, much warmer than WI, but there no place like home!

  113. Cindy G. Avatar
    Cindy G.

    Las Vegas.

  114. Kristy A Soard Avatar

    I was going to say his ice house for some fishing with you….away from the hustle and bustle!

  115. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    I’m guessing Vegas (since you’ve mentioned going before) and I’m guessing it’s so cold the HOG’s are probably nestled someplace warm for some winter hibernation. That stool is adorable! Glad you had some fun time, enjoy your party

  116. Dede benson Avatar
    Dede benson

    Vegas baby

  117. Krissy Butorac Avatar
    Krissy Butorac

    Las Vegas or hopefully somewhere warm and fun…and romantic. Love the templates and the stool sure could help with the posture issues. Thank you for all that you do. Have fun at the party.

  118. Sandy Paskiet Avatar
    Sandy Paskiet

    Green Bay or Las Vegas…….Packers had a noon game so getting home late was mentioned so I’d have to go with Las Vegas for his favorite place.

  119. Dede Snead Avatar
    Dede Snead

    Western Colorado of course! If Nick hasn’t ever been here it would be his favorite place if he came!

  120. quiltermary Avatar

    Las Vegas!

  121. Sue Bennett Avatar
    Sue Bennett

    I’m going to say that Lake house you get away to. And fish. Las Vegas is also a good one.

  122. Juareen Castillo Avatar
    Juareen Castillo

    I know you guys like Las Vegas but for us it’s been cold. But for anyone else from your neck of the woods. Not cold.

  123. Paula Avatar

    Vegas for sure!

  124. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts Avatar

    I think Nick’s favorite place is with you. Was it Las Vegas? I really don’t know, but my guess is anywhere with you! 🙂

  125. terri s Avatar
    terri s

    I would guess Las Vegas!!!

  126. April Avatar

    Imma say, Las Vegas. You mentioned it last year when you went about it’s his favorite place, and you showed us your awesome dessert. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  127. Gretchen Greiner Avatar
    Gretchen Greiner

    Has to be Las Vegas – easy to get to a a quick getaway!

  128. Natalie Rogers Avatar
    Natalie Rogers

    I would have to guess Vegas too. I hope wherever you went you had a great time away.

  129. Bev F Avatar
    Bev F

    I think you and Nick went to the Harley Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee and also to Green Bay to catch Packers game.
    So glad you could have a little getaway.
    Love that little footstool!

  130. terifisher Avatar

    Somewhere on Route 66!!!

  131. Chrissy Altelaar Avatar
    Chrissy Altelaar

    I am going to guess his camp. Gord has been hunting, one of our guys favorite things to do.

  132. Donna Watson Avatar
    Donna Watson

    Las Vegas!

  133. Martha Avatar

    Nick Loves Las Vegas!

  134. Dorothy Hopko Avatar
    Dorothy Hopko

    I think it is the casino….that is a great choice to unwind….

  135. Mary Durham Avatar

    I’m going to be a copycat and say Las Vegas like everyone else. Wherever you went, I hope it was fun and relaxing!

  136. see mary quilt Avatar
    see mary quilt

    I’m guessing Las Vegas.

  137. Pamela McLellan Avatar
    Pamela McLellan

    I think it is also my favorite place Las Vegas

  138. Deb G in VA Avatar
    Deb G in VA

    Las Vegas sounds like a good guess to me!

  139. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

    Las Vegas is my guess. Hope you had a great time.

  140. Marcy Avatar

    Las Vegas of course!!

  141. Becki Avatar

    I really think that stool would be handy. I am not sure where your getaway would be but sure hope you had fun👍

  142. usairdoll Avatar

    Great items today! Both I definitely need ;-D

    I’m not sure where you both went so I’ll say Vegas like the gang, hehe

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

  143. Jane Avatar

    Las Vegas!, sure hope you had fun there, so much to see and do. Enjoy your party!

  144. Linda Liquin Avatar

    I’m going with either Hayward, WI or Marco Island, FL.

  145. Robin Crittenden Avatar
    Robin Crittenden

    Las Vegas

  146. Candee Avatar

    Las Vegas

  147. Toni Anne Potter Avatar
    Toni Anne Potter

    Las Vegas

  148. quiltedgarden Avatar

    Wonderful day with fellow quilters at your besutiful home. Thank you and have a great holiday. Karen

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

  149. Janet Avatar

    I was gonna say a Packers game…..but looks like that would be wrong. jmh

  150. SARA Snelling Avatar
    SARA Snelling

    I am guessing you went with Nick fishing somewhere, somewhere warm or maybe ice fishing? Final answer: fishing 🙂 Merry Christmas! I love the little foot stool idea! I bet it helps relieve back discomfort.

  151. Nicole Hanson Avatar

    Nick’s favorite place to visit is. . . .Las Vegas!! Mine too, but I’m not as lucky as he! LOVE the little sheep and hope to give myself the Christmas present of the sew a long! Thank you for all the creative and fun items you create for us! LOVE my wool boxes! Have to get speedier at getting them completed!

  152. Deb Girotti Avatar
    Deb Girotti

    No clue….but seems like most people know you to pick Las Vegas.

  153. cshelleyqbq Avatar

    Not sure where you were, but I will guess Florida.

  154. Lori Albrechtsen Avatar
    Lori Albrechtsen

    Las Vegas? Wherever it was I hope you had fun!

  155. Kd Brown Avatar
    Kd Brown

    I’m seeing a lot of Vegas answers, but I’ll say Hawaii!

  156. Christi Avatar

    Vegas maybe but I would choose a cabin in the woods.

  157. Gale C. Avatar
    Gale C.

    Las Vegas.

  158. Kim Anderson Hugo Avatar
    Kim Anderson Hugo

    Las Vegas is Nick’s favorite place to visit.

  159. Kayla Gunter Avatar
    Kayla Gunter

    Las Vegas!

  160. Joni S. Avatar
    Joni S.

    What happens there — stays there.

  161. Carol Ann Currid Avatar
    Carol Ann Currid

    Hi Lisa. Will you have any of the plastic templates for the crazy quilting stitches at Road to CA? There are a couple of us in my quilting group who have been looking for them! Thanks, Carol Currid

    Sent from my iPhone


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