Day 2- Needful Things- Re-claimed Seam Rippers
I fell in love with a gifted seam ripper I received from a quilting friend. When everyone raved at how awesome they were I thought they would be perfect for our Needful Things. Because let’s face it, seam rippers are needful. Ripping is much more enjoyable with a pretty ripper.
Now to find someone to make them for me. I have this uncanny ability to come up with something for my family member “to do”. My new brother-in-law, Doug is a concrete finisher for CRMeyer. He usually works out of state on a big job, long term, but right now he is being shuffled to smaller jobs here and there. He has a big beautiful shop so I asked him if he could make them for us! So for the last two months, we have been scouring the antique shop and thrift stores for chubby knife handles. You are doing us all a big service keeping Doug busy making ripppers!
We have a large selection but not many of one kind. So we have put them into 3 categories. Ornate Silver Unornate Gold
These will make perfect gifts for your sewing friends and for yourself. We will randomly pick it and put it in your order. I am sure you can understand for obvious reasons why we cannot let you pick. So we appreciate your understanding
222 responses to “12 Days of Needful Things…Day 2”
I want my family to be together for Christmas. With the help of the snow today we just might be able to have an outdoor sledding party this weekend. I loved the red and white bed turning yesterday. So festive.
My wish is for the pandemic to be controlled so we can go back to seeing friends and family.
Not much I want other than to see my three grand girls and give them a hug and kisses and for this pandemic to be over. Guess I made two wishes but then if I wish for this pandemic to be over I’ll get with number two too. Merry Christmas
I could see the new style seam rippers(reverse sewing aperatice) with an old table knife handle. Please keep up keeping the family and friends busy with all your good ideas.
Good morning. Love the seam rippers. They are beautiful. I asked Santa for a Rowenta Steam Station Iron this year. I sure hope he heard me. Merry Christmas to all!!
I am wishing to be able to spend time with family and friends and be able to hug them!
Last night I told my sons that all I really want for Christmas is to hug them! ❤️❤️❤️
I wish I was able to be with my family this year. But on the commercial level, I would love a selection of quilting threads!
OMG! I always feel bad when I go to art shows and see old silver ware turned into jewelry, and hope nobody ever does that to my precious silver from my Grandmother. But a seam ripper might be worth the sacrifice. Hmmmmm. That would motivate me to be more careful about “losing” them, too.
Wishing for a safe and healthy 2021. Did watch the bed turning and it was awesome.
Due to restrictions i will be spending christmas alone. So…if i could wish for one thing this christmas it would be that everyone would have a safe christmas this year so we can be together next year!
I wish for family gatherings again and I am eyeing the Juki machine. Happy Holidays everyone
I wish for peace & health for all!
Merry Christmas and thank you so much for all that you do’
Beautiful seam rippers. I am going to order two – one for me and one for my sister. I watched the red/white bed turning yesterday and was very inspired Red is my favorite color
Oh yeah. I forgot to say what I want for Christmas this year. I always ask for Peace on Earth. But practically, I asked for a new electric mixer.
All I want for Christmas is for my husbands health to improve. Beautiful seam rippers!
I’ve already got my best gift- seeing my grandbaby after a long time apart. The Christmas box will be a fun gift to myself. I am hoping for a stand mixer as well.
Oh Lisa you knocked it out of the park with these seam rippers. I really only want health and healing for everyone. It has been an extremely rough year.
I’ve asked for a long arm quilt class at our LQS. It would be lovely to take a class in person again!
For Christmas this year I want all my family to be healthy. I am so blessed, but would also love anything quilting or vintage.
I’d love for the Covid to be gone! That’s my Christmas wish
Love these seam rippers! So vintage. I would wish for my second year of retirement to be much better than 2020, which was my first. Wishing for happiness and good health for all.
I wish Covid would disappear!
My wish for Santa is to have the patience to outlast this pandemic. Living alone and not able to visit friends and family is really hard but I am grateful for my little dog.
This year my wish was for a gas log fireplace. Santa came early and I’ve been enjoying it for about a week now. I should have asked Santa years ago. Have a Merry Christmas.
i am wishing for continued good health for my family and better 2021 for everyone!
I always ask for good kids and I have the best! They are all adults now, but I make the same wish every year and every year it comes true 🙂
I am wishing for a healthy year!
I am hoping for a quilt kit I asked for last year and didn’t get. Probably should of just bought it for myself!
I am wanting someone to organize my projects for me…LOL from Santa. I really don’t have a want this year from Santa. I am just praying we can go back to a real life again with no fear!
The seam rippers are awesome. I will definitely have to treat myself to one of those. My family know to purchase me anything quilt related and I am happy.
All I want for Christmas is for Peace on Earth and a safe, happy and healthy 2021. I will have 3 of my kids with me so I am triple blessed. The seam rippers are gorgeous, would love one. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
I already got my Christmas wish…my husband’s 3 year cancer CT scan came back clear! Everything else could go away and I’d still be happy because of that. If I wanted to get greedy, I would love to have “time” to do more sewing/stitching projects…or even win one of your give away prizes. I would settle for a new pair of ‘knock around’ shoes though. Merry Christmas!
I saw these on one of your previous posts and loved them. Perfect gift for a sewer/stitcher. I always say a sharp seam ripper is key. I buy them often as I seem to lose them somewhere. Would love to have one of these. Too late for Christmas gift but would be great birthday gift. Will hint loudly and often that I would like one.
Wishing everyone health and happiness and hoping this pandemic
is over soon. However those seam rippers are beautiful! Can’t seam to find mine. Hmmmm…
I am asking for good health and happiness for my family; especially, my sister who is battling ovarian cancer. I want to make her Christmas very special. Good health to everyone and blessings in the coming new year!
This kind of feels like the Miss Universe question: “What is your one wish?” and the stock answer, “World Peace!”
But seriously, the immediacy of the vaccine, who’d ever wish for two inoculations? Me! And 70% of the citizens of this country. That’s the one thing I want that can’t come soon enough. And a more normal life in 2021.
Nothing else seems that important. Delayed packages? No big deal. Not seeing you family for ten months, unconscionable. It won’t be long now…
(Love the seam rippers! If I knew how to send you a photo I would show you the beautiful little vase I bought, made from a knife handle. So lovely, I bought three!)
I am wishing for everyone to be careful and conscientious of other peoples needs and wants. Merry Christmas Lisa and Family!
Wishing that everyone stays healthy and that by next year this will all be behind us.
I would like Santa to rid Covid from the world. It would be the best gift!
Love to use pretty tools and this ripper is beautiful! Great gift to self!!
Those seam rippers are fantastic! Gorgeous! Anyway, from Santa I would like him to gift me a family reunion with ALL the family…my mom, siblings and their families, and my kids and grandkids. We’ve never all gotten together at once, but that would be so cool! A girl’s gotta dream, right?
I just want Normal again for Christmas!! It’s awful that we basically can’t see our parents this year and have no idea if they will be with us next year!
Love these seam rippers – I think I need to add 1 to my pile!
Maybe Santa will bring me lots of toys and goodies. Sewing stuff and fun sewing wool and fabric.
My Santa list also includes this pandemic moving towards a manageable state that we can perhaps again see family members and friends as well as for a world where we all have a grateful heart to each other.
For the seam rippers, these are gorgeous. I have looked for some on Etsy in the past as this was on a wish list. I love antiques and these would be perfect for my collection. I love vintage/antiques as it tells a story in a way of a period of time. Just like a quilt can share a story of a person’s life. This leads to the bed turning. That was amazing. I was able to view last evening (on the You Tube! 🙂 ). i find it inspiring and gives me ideas of where I may want to take a future project or look for my own quilt for my antique collection. Keep the videos coming as you can as I look forward to seeing the projects we may have an opportunity to participate in, the works of art and the stories both personal and about the business. We all need those connections right now.
Thank you for everything in 2020. This group has been my virtual quilt guild and I hope in 2021 these new ways of thinking can continue.
I’m wishing Santa brings me lots of good quilting supplies and tools.
These are INCREDIBLE!!! I am wishing for a Juki and also money to order all the items I am drooling over from your list. You have really outdone yourself this year!!!
I am wishing for a more common sense year ahead. I want my family and friends to stay healthy and to prosper in the new year. I personally do not need anything. I have more quilting projects to do and with the boxes from PG coming in the mail next year I will have many more to do. I am planning a quilt for everyone in the family next year so I will be busy finishing up ufo’s and new project also.
Oooh, I’m now wishing for a re-claimed seam ripper! Super cute (and definitely needful)!
Holiday hugs to the PG team!
I wish for snow!
I wish Santa would bring me more storage space in my studio. I bet I’m not alone in my wish.
I’m really missing my extended family and friends this year, so my wish for Christmas is for this pandemic to be gone so we can meet with friends and family, go out to dinner and to hug my loved ones again. I love the vintage seam rippers and last year I started seeing them in California. I missed the bed turning yesterday but will go watch after I order a ripper. Merry Christmas to all and wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2021
Have watched all the videos. Like your hair from yesterday, cute! Hoping Santa will bring me the Juki!! 🤩
I am wishing for a healthier/safer new year! I miss my children and am looking forward to the time that we can be together again!
I really am looking forward to spending sometime with my grandsons. I am hoping for an updated picture of my boys
I wishing for an end to this virus pandemic this Christmas. And prayers for all that have been effected by it ❤️🙏
Wow, the seam rippers are so beautiful. Right now my wish for santa is to have a full recovery from falling and breaking my elbow so that I can get back to my love of quilting.
I am wishing for everyone to take the Covid vaccine, when available, so we can get this virus under control and get back to our normal lives. It takes a village! Merry Christmas!
I am wishing for the Covid virus to be over and have our lives back to normal.
I’m wishing for more sewing time and to try things out of my comfort zone or maybe new techniques. I love watching all of your informative videos. Thank you for teaching me some new things, your great at it.
Hopefully someday I’ll be able to travel to your retreat center, so I guess I’m also wishing for better health as well. Happy holidays! XOXOX
I am wishing for a new mother’s necklace from Santa! Those seam rippers are so beautiful! I’ve never seen anything like them. I watched the bed turning yesterday…so many beautiful quilts, a great way to honor the artisans who went before us.
My only wish is that I will be able to see my ten grandchildren very soon – I miss them so much.
I enjoyed your red and white bed turning event. I have ordered a fancy breadmachine for Christmas.
I really love the seam ripper, I cant wait to get it. I wish Santa could make all of covid and its problems go away, and no one else would lose a family member. Everything I asked for this year is Primitive Gatherings. I hope I get it all!
So enjoyed the bed turning……
My only Christmas wish is to see all of my ten grandchildren very soon,
I am wishing I can get my mojo back and start to get into a more healthy routine. The seam rippers are beautiful – what a great idea. I might just need one …
I am asking Santa to send me some elves to help with all these wonderful projects Lisa keeps creating. I’m sure I don’t have enough years left to finish them all! Merry Christmas to all and blessings for a safe Holiday season! ☃️🎄
Continued good health for our family, friends, & others and healing of the sick. We long for a time to truly have people working together, putting others needs before own own, and being thankful for all the good there is.
Live Life Happy!
Would like to be with my son and grandchildren but that can’t be this year. So I just want my family to stay healthy!!
What a great idea! The rippers are lovely and the fact that it is a recycle makes them special. Thanks Lisa and Doug! I’d take an ornate silver, please. Happy Holidays!
I want a Juki so bad.
We have been so fortunate this year compared to so many other people, that I feel a little guilty asking for anything. But I would really like for my dog Arlo to just be able to get around a little better.
Oops, forgot to say my wish for Christmas – is that covid does not strike close to home. Your rippers are just perfect.
My wishes are for good health for us all and an end to political division. May we all soon be able to gather safely with family and loved ones.
I’m wishing Santa would bring me a little elf to organize my sewing space. That way i can keep sewing while the little elf keeps everything neat and tidy.
My wish is that the pandemic will pass! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!
Loved the bed turning! I’d like the plague to be over.
I ordered the light and iron you suggested last year in your 12 Days of Christmas event. Wow!!! You were SOOOOOOO right!! The light is fantastic. Wish I’d ordered it sooner now!! I don’t know how I lived without it. Santa (AKA Primitive Gatherings) is sending me the iron this year. Hurray!!! I can hardly wait!! Thank you Primitive Gatherings. Merry Christmas!
The rippers are nice. Watched Bed Turning. O f course loved all the red and white quilts. Especially liked the first one, the Irish Chain Variation. My wish from Santa is that my niece who is Special Needs and having a very hard time during this pandemic, is that she would find some peace and joy during this time, as it is very hard for her to fully understand and comprehend, why she can’t see me as much, since I am isolated due to my heart condition.
For kindness and decency to become the normal. Along with recovery from this horrible pandemic in all facets of our lives. I have everything I need and more, so helping others is what I’m going to do.
My wish is for life to return to normal and Covid to go away!
My granddaughter and her husband just moved to Alaska and I wound like to travel there to see them in the new year. Peace and joy to you and your family, Lisa.
Lol – I’d like a new job! Santa? Are you listening?? These rippers are genius, Doug, very creative! I watched (and subscribed) the live bed turning yesterday, so fun! I’ve never been to one IRL so it was especially cool for me 😀
I am wishing for all my family to stay healthy, free from Covid and Cancer. And I hope Santa brings me the Jane Austin coverlet quilt kit !!! It looks complicated so I will definitely need one of these beautiful seam rippers!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family and praying for a prosperous year ahead.
I just want peace and love for all! Material things seem rather insignificant at this time but I’m still shopping!???🥴
Loved the quilt turning yesterday. You have a lovely collection. They are lucky to have made their way to you so they will continue to be loved on.
What do I want for Christmas this year, I have a few very big asks… I am wishing for a healing for a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I also would like to see a healing for our country and the world – we have all been through so much in 2020. It has been a year of chaos, distress and illness. I
Pray we are all granted a reprieve and that we have a calmer, more peaceful and prosperous 2021.
Merry Christmas to all the PG crew and to you and yours Lisa. Thanks for all you give to us Lady! You may be responsible for some of us retaining our sanity in 2020… ❤️😘🎄
The seam rippers are beautiful. I wish for a peaceful year and healthy as the last two have been anything but.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
My wish is that this pandemic ends and that we all join together in recovery. I also thank the healthcare workers and wish that they can continue to find the strength to carry on!
For Christmas this year I am asking for my daughter who is deployed right now to make it home safely. Also wishing for peace and health. The bed turning was awesome and I love the seam rippers!
I’m with Deb….just wanting peace and kindness for all! Love the ripper 🙂
Dear Santa, for Christmas this year I would love a new ironing board cover. A new iron, mister, and wool mat would be helpful to improve my quilting skills. I could probably use all three styles of those beautiful seam rippers. I love you sew much!
Just wishing to be able to hug my Dad again. He’s in assisted living. He will be 91 the end of January.
Clever idea and they are gorgeous!!
I asked for a new sewing chair, with quarantine I’m doing more sewing than ever. I loved the bed turning. Picking out patterns to start red and white quilts.
Just enjoyed the red and white bed turning. I am overstimulated!! I would like to add a request for the second to last quilt to be patterned. Tiny pieces and heavy quilting! I would make good use of the fancy seam rippers. Thanks for sharing your talent with.us!
The seam rippers are so unique! I love the creative ways people come up with to repurpose items. What I’d really would like to receive from Santa is getting to visit my family. I haven’t seen my mom or the rest of my family since last Christmas. My husband & I are staying home this year. Now if Ohio would be having a heat wave on Christmas, we’d think about going home & celebrating outside.
Lovely seam rippers! I would ask Santa to take all of my quilt tops to his quilting elves so they would quilt them on their North Pole longarm, and then return them back to me for binding. More importantly, I would wish for peace and relief in these covid times. Thanks for your generous giveaways! They keep the Christmas spirit alive!
Would love if Santa would bring me a Juki. But I guess would have had to ask for it 🤷♀️ Maybe he can read my mind.
i would wish for this pandemic to be controlled so we could all visit with our friends and family again.
My Christmas wish is to some day go to a retreat in Lisa’s new building. Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful red and white quilts with us. Such a clever idea for these seam rippers. Merry Christmas!
This year I wish from Santa to keep my family and friends safe during these COVID times. I really don’t need anything else. Merry Christmas!!!
Honestly, I am wishing for an end to the corona virus so we can all go back to a normal life, and to spend time with my loved ones.
Well, I gotta say, I am way impressed. My husband and I collect old sterling silver bits. We have seen a few using antique silverware, but never a seam ripper. They are really really cool. Now I know what Santa to bring. One of those seam rippers. My Santa is at work, so I better put it inn my wish list
I have always admired those seam rippers! From Santa I would like a week with my granddaughter who wants to learn to sew – with no distractions – mental or physical. Now that would be grand!!!
Health for all so we can get back to our daily activities. I want to be able to come to your new store and retreat center. Merry Christmas!
My only wish and need is for COVID to be over! I also hope and wish you all have a Merry Christmas, think positive thoughts, and love one another!
Health is the number one. Covid to go away. Mery Christmas everyone.
Wow these rippers are so clever. I am so impressed with how people are pivoting and repurposing in the midst of COVID. My wish from Santa is a bigger bookshelf for my quilty purchases…
WoW!! What beautiful seam rippers!! Definitely going on my wish list 😊 I’d love to be around my family and anything for sewing. like an ornate silver seam ripper 🤞
Health for people suffering, peace for the United States government and citizens, and time to work on primative gathering so I can donate to causes.
I wish for our world to turn back to normal. I wish for all the hate and violence to turn to love.
I know I am getting a few kids from your shop and wishing for a new Kitchenaid mixer from “Santa”. Mine is almost dead.
What a beautiful & genius idea. I would love to have one of these rippers and also more uninterrupted time to stitch & sew. Happy Holidays to all
Wishing to be my three boys and their families, all together. Need some hugs!!
These seam rippers are gorgeous! What a great idea!!! I plan to watch the Red and White quilt turning video tonight as a reward for all gifts being wrapped, cards mailed and baking complete (except for the peppermint cheesecake I’m making tomorrow to have on Christmas. I’ve been doing a good job of being Santa to myself since COVID hit. Like so many of the other comments, my biggest Christmas wish is to be with family again. My mother-in-law is in a nursing home. Praying she stays strong until both doses of the vaccine are administered and we can see her in person. My biggest wish is to see my 5 grandkids without needing to be socially distant. We’ve been grateful for window visits and a few socially distant backyard visits this summer, but being able to give them hugs, cuddle and read stories on the couch, etc. will be awesome. I’ll pray for the vaccines to be successful in controlling the virus so this Christmas wish can come true. Merry Christmas to you and your family Lisa. You have done an amazing job pivoting during this pandemic. Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!
My wish from Santa is a new juki😂
Merry Christmas to all🎄
Those rippers are awesome! All I really want from Santa is to be able to spend Christmas with my kids. I’ve been staying home for weeks to avoid any possible exposure to the virus. So I’ve been getting lots of stitching done, and did considerable damage shopping for myself at PG!
Lisa, you never disappoint! The 12 Days of Needful Things is always a grand slam! Love today’s, something special and it will help make reserve sewing a little easier!
My wish is for our country to come together and LOVE ONE ANOTHER.❤️
I’m wishing for some AccuQuilt cube sets.
I’ve been asking Santa for the Twilight Garden BOM kit for weeks now. He (my husband) told me yesterday I better get it ordered so I won’t get behind! Yay!!!! I was so so excited!!! And He loves that it will be the gift that keeps giving and making me happy for 15 months!!!
Peace on Earth!
PS Those are the most beautiful rippers I have ever seen!
My wish for Christmas is for people to all get along. We seem to be so unhappy and sad. Need mor laughter and fun. Merry Christmas 🎄
Covid begone! That is my Christmas wish!
My Christmas wish is time to work on my beautiful PG projects! Merry Christmas to you all!!
What I would like for Christmas is a cabinet where I can store all my fabic in one place to see what I really have.
My wish would be more free time for SEWING!!! Quilting is my passion.
Got my Christmas wish, we pick up a 1year old shelter dog. Her name is Luna! We thought she was a doodle, until we had her groomed! Turns out she is a beautiful standard poodle with the sweetest temperament!
I just want to spend a nice day with my family and 9 month old granddaughter.
All I really want is a nice relaxing day with my immediate family together, along with some good food (and no thoughts about calories). A gift certificate for my LQS would be good too.
Didn’t ask Santa for anything specific. Just hoping and praying for a better year next year. Your red and white quilts are glorious!
The seam rippers are beautiful! Loved watching those red/white quilts turning down off your bed. Such beautiful quilts! I am hoping Santa brings me a joyous day filled with hubby, three sons, sweet daughter-in-law and twin grandsons. We have all been keeping ourselves healthy so we can be together this Christmas. Having a son and daughter in law that are teachers with in- person learning, so far this year, has kept them in and out of quarantine when students or staff has been confirmed with the virus. Right now all are healthy and we pray it stays that way! We plan to visit my 95 yr. old Mom outside her window over the phone as well. Merry Christmas everyone!
So pretty! I have other accessories also made from silverware. Number 1 on my Christmas list is time with my grand baby ,Lily.
A gift card from my favorite quilt shop
I would love Santa to bring a end to COVID so I can see my kids and grandkids. Secondly. I would like to learn a new skill .I’ve chosen wool this year, I signed up for the wool box. Thank you for the inspiration.
Those seam rippers are gorgeous! Makes me think Victorian Era. If Santa can wrap up peace and health and send it to my family and friends that would be my most fervent wish.
I hope Santa brings me a box of Sees chocolates and a fat quarter bundle of fabric.
I too wish for a lovely family gathering and to hug everyone of my kids and grandchildren. I wouldn’t mind having the large Karen Buckley scissors! Love the way her scissors grab fabric. These are amazing seam rippers. So unique! The Red quilt bed turning was eye candy entertainment!
I wish for the country to come together again. On the me list I’d love to have a new sewing machine as parts are no longer available for mine but that isn’t going to happen. The seam rippers are beautiful.
Marry Christmas! All I want is a Happy Healthy 2021! Loved the red and white quilts!
I think this might be a good year for DIAMONDS!! lol….jmh
Love these seam rippers and enjoyed the bed turning yesterday. A gift for me would be people working to be kinder to others and focusing on the positive in life and the blessings we do have.
I know it’s a real 2020 thing. I’m honestly praying for my parents, my son and husbands healthy and safety for Christmas this year. That’s it that’s all I could possibly hope for. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I must be strange but I don’t need or want any gifts. I’m pretty content. I wish everyone a safe,healthy holiday. This has been a hard year- lost my brother suddenly last January- as well as the nationwide house arrest. So lucky to have my stitching, reading and the internet for show and tells and all the projects shared. Looking forward to a new year. Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks for sharing!
I know I won’t get it, but I’m wishing for a visit from my brother and sister-in-law.
I’m wishing for Covid to be over and I am wanting some of the Quilted Pineapple rulers. I wonder if my quilting will ever look like hers. Merry Christmas!
Santa can’t really afford anything this year so being with my family will be my gift!! Love the seam rippers!!
Loved your red & white quilt turning.
That family could be together for Christmas…health to those that are sick.