The Build


I found a little time to start this journal of building our DREAM shop, warehouse and Retreat house…I will try and share all the details each week…and now that a month or so has gone by there is some things to show…

The first picture is Brandon and I….He is the man with money…He was in my corner from the beginning to sell my dream to the bank board and make this happen…

Corey,  from Keller, the builder…Collin, site panning and surveying. Jim and Keith from Keller…Mike and Brad…my brothers from August Winter who will take care of the HVAC…This is the crew that will be hands on building the actual building.

Everyone who came to the Ground Breaking..

Most of our Awesome Employees…


The Town of Winchester crew..they were on-board from the beginning and made this easily happen with zoning and permitting..I could not wait to run up this hill and let the excavating begin!

Here, we brought the boys out to have some fun…

We tried flying the dragon kite…no wind…

My grandson’s had a blast with the big trucks….one is a little more cooperative for pictures than the other.

The first of the footing’s going in…

and the here is the current situation as of this week. 11/24/2020..walls and footing’s all the way around!


Pads for the interior columns…

Here is a 360 view…

all for now…until next time…LB

55 responses to “The Build”

  1. Deborah Thomas Avatar
    Deborah Thomas

    So great to see the progress. How exciting!

  2. Sara Tondini Avatar
    Sara Tondini

    So exciting to watch this with you. It will be so wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Laurilea Gibbs Avatar
    Laurilea Gibbs

    That is so exciting!!! Congratulations 🎉🍾🎊🎈 I hope to someday be able to join you at a retreat!!

  4. Rose Bullen Avatar

    The kiddies are way too cute!
    I’ll have to make another trip to Wisconsin when you open your new store….something to look forward to….
    Thanks for the pictures.

  5. Vicki Sprain Avatar
    Vicki Sprain

    Very excited for you!! Looking forward to seeing it all next year!

  6. Priscilla Frappier Avatar
    Priscilla Frappier


    1. Karen Sharlein Avatar
      Karen Sharlein

      Your grandchildren are adorable. So glad forvyoubin this new adventure to your life. I’m so glad my husband and I moved from northern Win to Malone. We will be rather close. Love your shop. Happy Thanksgiving to you are your family. Looking forward to more updates.

  7. Mary Andra Avatar
    Mary Andra

    Congratulations to all of you. The Build is so deserving. All your hard work is paying off. Much success ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  8. Renee L Berry Avatar
    Renee L Berry

    Soooo exciting!!! Can’t wait till it’s all done. Adorable kiddos!!

  9. Robin Schmidt Avatar
    Robin Schmidt

    Congratulations! I hope some day I can make the trip from NJ to tour new shop.

  10. bobbie rumler Avatar
    bobbie rumler

    congratulations big under taking….good luck with great progress….happy thanksgiving bobbie

  11. honeysmailboxattnet Avatar

    Wow! How exciting! So Happy for you! You deserve a new build! You work so hard!

  12. KathyNiemann Avatar

    You are BOLD!

  13. Bernice Avatar

    Congrats!! Would love to visit, one of these days.

  14. maryruthmoran Avatar

    Exciting to see this take shape. Congratulations! Planning to head your way when it’s completed… Can’t wait!

  15. Sue Glirch Avatar
    Sue Glirch

    Awesome!!! I’m so happy for you Lisa!

  16. Kimberly Lusin Avatar
    Kimberly Lusin

    This is so exciting! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your pictures. Your grandsons are adorable.

  17. Sue Sawyers Avatar
    Sue Sawyers

    How wonderful to have your dreams come true!

  18. Patti Kaplan Avatar
    Patti Kaplan

    So happy for you! Can’t wait to visit the store and retreat!

  19. Penny Mills Avatar
    Penny Mills

    That is so so exciting! Congratulations!

  20. Lisa Fliss Avatar
    Lisa Fliss

    No one deserves this dream more then you Lisa. You are being rewarded for all your hard work and dedication. I’m so proud of you.

  21. Jakey Avatar

    I am so happy for you Lisa! and excited! 🎉Congratulations!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Big Hugs, Jakey

  22. Belva Hipp Avatar
    Belva Hipp

    Happy Thanksgiving. May God bless you and your family in this new endeavor.

  23. Barbara G Avatar
    Barbara G

    Congratulations! How exciting for you. Will be interesting to see this building take shape.
    Please, WEAR A MASK!!! Social distance.

  24. Debbi duckworth Avatar
    Debbi duckworth

    I am so excited for you and loving seeing your dreams being built! 💙🦆

  25. Carrie Cameron Avatar
    Carrie Cameron

    I think this is just Amazing for you and all your crew. You have been truly Blessed. I know from your story that the road has had many twists and turns. Much Happiness and some terrible Sad times. Never doubt that you deserve this.

  26. Patricia Streeter Avatar
    Patricia Streeter

    Thanks for sharing your joy and dreams. Happy Thanksgiving. Patricia Streeter

  27. Sharon Zabransky Avatar
    Sharon Zabransky

    Wow! They’re really moving along! Love keeping up on the progress. Enjoy the journey! 🐑

  28. Jan Avatar

    How exciting to see dreams being fulfilled in this tough year. Congratulations. Wishing good health, good weather & no building delays for everyone involved.

  29. dianne61 Avatar

    Lisa, wishing all your dreams come true. You have a great vision!

  30. RondaDranter Avatar

    Wowza! Great start! Can’t wait to see the finished complex. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Karen N. Avatar
    Karen N.

    Can you even sleep at night?? That is so exciting to see progress!! Thank you for sharing with us. Looking forward to watching as you move along!! =:)

  32. Ann Post Avatar
    Ann Post

    This says so much of who you are and the business that you have built. I can’t wait to shop there and I also hope to take some classes at the retreat.

  33. Carol Joswick Avatar
    Carol Joswick

    Wow… the pics, especially the sweet boys. Congratulations! Nice to see dreams come true…Happy Thanksgiving…

  34. Sharon S Avatar
    Sharon S

    I can feel your joy coming through- so exciting! All your dedicated years and hard work. It is so nice to see your dream come true.

  35. Sharon Philippe Avatar
    Sharon Philippe

    I love your stuff. I am continually inspired by your story and stores. I am thrilled that you are expanding and growing when we have lost so many inspirational shops.

    That being said, you’re representing something so many of us love…please be an example and require that masks be worn. This is not a hoax. Hundreds of thousands are ill and dying. I want you and your talent to be around for me. Yes, I am selfish…. and I care.

  36. Janet Arnott Avatar
    Janet Arnott

    I wish you all the luck in the world! A fantastic project. My husband set up an animal hospital from scratch a few years ago and we know all the joys and pitfalls of such an undertaking, it’s hard work but worth it in the end! Stay sane!

  37. Felice Avatar

    congratulations!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family:)

  38. Dawn Schoening Avatar
    Dawn Schoening

    Amazing,praying that everyone on the crew is safe and your dream comes true

  39. Karen S Avatar
    Karen S

    So wonderful to see. Congratulations again!! Enjoy the process . . .

  40. Diane Corder Avatar
    Diane Corder

    Congratulations, Lisa! You’ve worked so hard to build your business and it’s nice to see it continuing to flourish.
    I am hoping some day to get back to your neck of the woods and check your new digs out!!

  41. Linda Cates Avatar
    Linda Cates

    This is so awesome!! You have opened up a new world of wool appliqué for me that I absolutely love. I would love to travel to Wisconsin from Texas to see what you are creating. Thank you for sharing your progress and connecting with all of us. Best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving.

  42. June M. Bielli Avatar
    June M. Bielli

    Congratulations to you Lisa! A blessed and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  43. Audrey Bretz Avatar
    Audrey Bretz

    This is going to be so AWESOME! I hope someday I can come visit!

  44. kathyreeves Avatar

    Congratulations to all of you,

  45. usairdoll Avatar

    So happy for you! Congratulations!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  46. Sue H Avatar
    Sue H

    very exciting! going to be wonderful!!

  47. Sharon Bennett Avatar
    Sharon Bennett

    Gentlemen…..start your engines!!!! lol! Congrats! Fun for us to watch the progress from a distance…but this whole process is going to be a lot of hard work for you and your dream team! Wishing you all the best (and a lot of energy)!

  48. Susie Guerin Avatar
    Susie Guerin

    How excited you must be! Congratulations on getting to see your dream take shape. Life is always full of joy when you have littles in your life! They have a different way of seeing things and are so forthcoming with their thoughts. This is definitely worth looking forward to.

  49. Cathy C Avatar
    Cathy C

    Wow! Impressive. Those footings look to be much deeper then residential footings. So interesting.

  50. Leann Baumhover Avatar
    Leann Baumhover

    So excited for you and your Primitive Gatherings family! This is so exciting for all of us too!! Thank you for sharing pics of the progress. This will be fun to watch! Glad our Midwest weather is cooperating so far!!

  51. Anna Avatar

    It is nice to see something positive happening in our stitchy lives…you go girl!

  52. JaneK Avatar

    This is so awesome for all of you PG!! So glad your sharing with us! Enjoy and take care.

  53. see mary stamp Avatar
    see mary stamp

    It will be so much fun to see dream turn into reality!

  54. Rosemary B Avatar
    Rosemary B

    wow, amazing and exciting. I wish you were close by

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