Day 3- Sweets…the edible and the huggable kind…


I know I know…do we really need sweets?…Um yes…We left one day open in our line up of 12 days in case something came up that we wanted to promote…well…nothing did …so we thought we would help another little business and sell what we think is a great must have can’t live life without item…

In our Subscription Wooly Boxes we always include two of these  big caramels that are made by a local candy maker…Some of the box subscribers have stated they want to be able to buy more…cause two really aren’t enough…so…here they are..they are .45 cents each or 1lb for $10 approx 25 caramels...Order Caramels HERE.

Yesterday… It was sleep over at MiMi’s house…Jace came to trim the tree…and help me make candy…He wears his little elf hat and slippers that Sharon made him so proudly!IMG_8071



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Only a little chocolate on the face and shirt…

It’s bath time ALWAYS here and Mimi found some new glow thing-ies for the bath… (Thanks Kristi, he loved for more colors!!)

IMG_8074I hope you are enjoying getting ready for your Holiday(s)…I am baking cookies today with my Sister…we are making one of her Mom’s recipes…I’ll let you know how that goes…

So to make today easy…enter a name in the comment section of a person who is special to you…you just have to enter the name unless you want to give an explanation why…

I will be giving away a secret something (plus the caramels) I have from market for this post Jan 1st!

Have a sweet Sunday!!! LB

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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!

440 thoughts on “Day 3- Sweets…the edible and the huggable kind…

  1. My sister Karyn. She is always there for me! She is a quilter but I can’t seem to get her addicted to wool yet!! Merry Christmas.

  2. I cant believe how big your little man is getting! My special person is my dear friend Sharon who is the most caring and generous person I know.

  3. I am so grateful for my children and their loving support since their father died. He never got to meet his grandchildren but I am grateful to be a part of their lives.

  4. My sister, Priscilla. She was an angel. Lost her almost 5 years ago to lupus. Her charity, Pris-Zippity helps those patients in dialysis with a warm custom sweatshirt to stay warm during treatment. Her goodness lives on!

  5. My two daughter-in-laws Bridget and Michelle! They are so good for my son’s and wonderful Mom’s to my granddaughters!

    1. Michael, Johnna, Austin, Joshua, Haley, Kyle, Kendyl and Zachary…my hubby and our children…and my Mom and Dad, too!!

  6. my Irish girlfriend and quilter extraordinaire Mary…. through it all we have prevailed and are still
    doing the same although patience is often a challenge not between us of course!

  7. My granddaughter, Ellie, At 2 1/2, she has me absolutely smitten. Aren’t bath times the most fun?? Your mention of caramels, though, makes me think of another special person, my sister, Nancy. She loves them as much as I do. Merry Christmas!

  8. My mother. Even though she passed many years ago, she left us with so many wonderful memories and traditions.

  9. Oh this is hard..I have so many special people in my life! Has to be my husband Bill..he has always been the calm in my life and loves me unconditionally and is also such a very sweet and gentle father!

  10. My BFF Kelli. We met at my first job out of college. She was so friendly and helpful. We started doing craft nights at each other’s houses. 30+ years later and now hundreds of miles apart, we are always in touch and never miss a beat when we get to see each other in person.

    1. My mother Kathryn, who I am missing this christmas season. It was her favorite holiday. P.s. vandewalles is my employer!

  11. My son A.J. (Arthur Giles Potter IV) he is my heart and soul. We were married 1 month shy of 12 years when my favorite person in the world was born. When he was 6 yrs. old he gave me a reason to fight breast cancer and all it’s horrible lasting effects and setbacks. He’s now 20 in his 3rd yr. of college with a major in mechanical engineering. I’m so proud of him and the generous, caring, hardworking person he’s become.

  12. Making cookies with little ones is special, as is making them with a special sister. My young freshly graduated granddaughter left a couple of weeks ago to work at Powder King, a ski resort on the other side of our country in BC. It is heart wrenching, but everyone of us applaud her trying out her wings, and wish her the very best experience. This will be the first Christmas we will not see her open her gifts and enjoy her stocking from Santa. Love her forever

    1. Phyllis…I do have it in a kit for a smaller tree like 18” the pattern is in Christmas Gathering book..I enlarged it…the kit for wool tree skirts are expensive so that is why I do not have one…but if you want to enlarge the pattern and order about 2 yds of wool you can!

      1. Debi, my dear friend who recently passed away from cancer. She is with Jesus for Christmas this year and now is my guardian angel.

  13. My sweet sister, Valerie! She’s 19 years older than me and we are as close as 2 sisters could possibly be!

  14. Eboni, Monica, Nicole, Diane, Heidi, Carolyn, Pam – my mother’s caregivers – wonderful women!

  15. My husband, Doug, is very special to me. We met when we were 12 & 15 years old and were best friends first & always! We celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in June!

  16. Carla, my best friend, my shoulder to cry on, my supporter of all things I do, my get out of jail card (if I needed it, not that I ever have, lol)

  17. My sweet grandbabies – Theodore, Augustine, Nathanael, Isaiah and Gianna. Love these caramels!

  18. My mom, my role model and my quilting buddy. Now the roles are reversed. My siblings and I are her caregivers, trying to provide for her the love and support and security that she gave all of us for most of her life.

    1. Sheryl F. She is my dad’s cousin but has been a great friend to me, especially in the last 4 weeks. Always available to talk and pray. Life has been very stressful due to recent rotator cuff surgery and the sudden death of the mom of my 16 and 17 yr old stepkids. Sheryl has been there for me.

  19. Reva – she inspires me, she supports my wacky ideas, we laugh until it hurts. A true friend and confidant

  20. Wow. Thanks Lisa. My husband and I actually visited Menasha in September to visit Primitive Gatherings and to buy some caramels. We brought back 2 lbs for a friend and 2 lbs for us. Still have some. My husband and I share the caramel from the wool box each time. Will there be candy in the Christmas box too? Am hoping it arrives before Christmas, feel like a kid again waiting for Santa. Thanks for making Christmas so special this year.

    Just got your book “Wool, Needle and Thread” yesterday from a local quilt shop 12 days of Christmas promotion. Absolutely love it. Will be using it as a resource for sure.

    Merry Christmas and a very happy new year.

    Vangie Brake, Ontario, Canada


  21. My friends Denise and Gail are special to me. They don’t judge and we share a weird sense of humor.

  22. My sweet someone is Sandy who inspires me to be a better person. She’s a loving & giving wife, mother, & friend. And she’s a quilter!😂.

  23. Thank you so much for making this possible Lisa. Hope to see you again in a class soon.
    My sweet is my husband Ron. He is so sweet to put up with my many many hours of stitching wool addiction.I would share the caramels with him if I could.
    Merry Christmas!

  24. This is not easy! There are so many people in my life who are special to me, including the obvious choice of my husband, who I’m not going to name. My choice of all of them today, is my Uncle- Beryl Carney. I hope he knows how much he’s loved!
    Thanks for asking this question- it made me stop and think about all of the wonderful people in my life at a time of year I often think of those that are no longer a part of it

  25. My husband Raymond because he supports my quilting habit by letting me plan vacations around quilt stores, doesn’t mind that my quilting supplies have spread throughout the house and never asks how much I spend on qulting.

  26. My Dad, WW “Bob” Roberts, is special too me…he is my hero. He is gone now but forever with me.
    Love the glow bath lights…need to find them for my grandkids.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Lisa Bongeon, you are special to me. You are an inspiration and mentor from afar to so many. Although we don’t get together in person, you share so much with me without even knowing it! Question: is there a pattern/kit for the tree skirt under your Christmas tree? I have a an all angel tree that it would be perfect under. Wish I could share a picture of it. I put it up this year after 14 years of storage. Lots of ornaments given and made by my daughters when they were young is what makes it extra special. Thank you

  28. My one and only grandchild – Kaden. I waited 13 years for him and I love to me around him, even at 15!

  29. My son who serves this country by being a Police Officer and is also in the National Guard, is very proud of him!

  30. Lisa, being a grandma yourself, I’m sure you know who I will say…my grandsons! They have my ❤️!
    Merry Christmas!

  31. My husband, Bob. I have had several surgeries in the last 18 months and he has been so wonderful to me. He did all the cooking, shopping, cleaning, and most of all, kept my spirits up.

  32. Your photos of your house decorated are so beautiful! It must be so special for you to be able to say, “making cookies with my sister”. What a special treat after all these years for you to have a sister. Sisters are the best! I have been blessed with so many special people in my life/family but will name my sister CAROL as my special person in this note. Merry Christmas to you Lisa.

  33. I am very fortunate to have many dearly loved people in my life but by far my hubby is the most special person in my life.

  34. Barbara. A very good friend who, many-many years ago, taught me how to cross-stich. That began my world of stitching & crafting.

  35. My maternal grandmother holds a very special place in my heart. I would visit my grandparents on their farm every summer and spent m as by hours with grandma in her kitchen, garden and at her sewing machine. Although she passed away while I was in college, she would see those lessons I learned by watching her were put to use. She was a quilter, too, and I would like to think she would be proud that I am a quilter too and have used the lessons I learned by watching her.

  36. Leah and Benjamin are special to me! I adopted them as infants. I couldn’t ask for anything better than these two. They are now 10 and 7 and fill my days with activity – baking cookies, playing games, sports, and so on. Adoption – such a blessing.

  37. My mom!!! She’s 92 years old and hanging on with fairly good health and she loves sweets, in moderation, of course.

  38. My husband, Mike, who never complains about me buying more fabric or kits even though I haven’t finished the one I’m working on! I’m always thinking about my next project! 😊

  39. My dear husband JIm … after 60 years of marriage he is now one of the angels that will be singing
    “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” to us on Christmas Eve.

  40. My Grandchildren!! They are so very special and oh so much fun to be with. Each one brings a different kind of joy to our lives!! That the lord for giving us these precious ones

  41. My dear husband JIm of 60 years, who is now one of the angels in heaven singing “Hark the Hearld Angels Sing” to all of us on Christmas Eve.

  42. I love reading your blog Lisa… our grandson Nolan loves those glow in the dark bits for the bath too! (We’re in Texas with him, his baby brother, and his mommy and daddy for Christmas.) I have many people who are special to me but today I’m thankful for Nolan & baby Clyde’s mommy… my daughter Lindsey. She is kind and caring, and a great mom & wife. (I tell her frequently what a good mom she is.) She’s also become a wonderful friend as we have transitioned to an adult relationship. Lindsey is a wonderful quilter and I love sharing our passion for all things quilty. I’m excited for Christmas morning as I have a lovely surprise for her.

  43. A person most important to me is Lisa Bongean. She has invited me into her life – yes, we are related – and MY life has never been the same. She’s funny, smart, a great businesswoman and talented. I truly enjoy spending any time with her that I can because her confidence is infectious. She handles what life throws at her with grace and patience. Lisa is my sister (even though she’s my cousin!) and I’m so happy to have her in my life. Rock on sista!!!!!

  44. My 82 year young dad, Ron!!!! Just found out he has lung cancer, never been sick a day in his life, and is taking this with an amazing attitude!!! ❤️❤️

  45. My Mom, Gloria.

    I want to take this opportunity to say we love your window seat cushion. Pattern in the future??? Happy Holidays to you and your fav person. HO HO HO.

  46. Lucile. My dear granny who taught me to embroider. Her rule was it had to look as good on the back as it did on the front.

  47. My husband who for over 47 years has stood by my side and never let me down, he is my biggest cheerleader!!! Even though i may have bins and bins of fabric and wool he gets it when i get more, he may shake his head in disbelief but says nothing!!! Now what more could i ask for!

  48. Vickie
    I’m curious about the glow-thingies. I’m pretty sure my grandson would love them too! Any chance you could let me know where to find them? I’m looking forward to my box of caramels to arrive — one of my favorite candies! I even ordered a box for my cousin!!! Fabulous Day 3!

  49. Shirley M is a VERY special person to me. She has been there for me through thick and thin. We are 16 years apart, but it doesn’t feel like it. We are like sisters and I love her! ♥