Good morning everyone (or more like afternoon for some of you)! How is your day going? I was up bright and early this morning and back at the retreat house as soon as I could be. As many of you know, Monday was the first day of my annual week-long Naughty or Nice retreat over at The Gathering. We’ve been having a great time getting to know each other, sharing stories, learning (teaching in my case), eating delicious food, and of course, working on some extra adorable Christmas projects. The projects include a reindeer-themed banner called “Reindeer Camp“ – a quick and easy project that makes decorating for the holiday super convenient, my latest pillow masterpiece “Oh Sh*t Pillow“ featuring everyone’s secret best friend – the seam ripper, and a charming quilt that Alysha designed featuring a snowman and snowflakes. Due to popular demand, I’ve decided to go ahead and make “Reindeer Camp” and the Oh Sh*t Pillow“ available to pre-order now so that they can ship as soon as we finalize the pattern. As far as the quilt goes, I’m keeping that one a secret for now but it will be available sometime in the future. Both the banner and the pillow are simple and fast projects that you can easily hammer out in a weekend if you put the effort into it. Sound like something you need in your life? Click the link below to pre-order now! Our goal is to have these items shipped by December 12th.How is your holiday shopping coming along? I hope you’ve been able to find some great stocking stuffers during our daily flash sales this month. Most of you know that instead of doing our usual 12 Days of Christmas event, due to the launch of our new website coming in January we decided to take a bit of a different route this Christmas. It’s been a real challenge getting everything ready over the last year in an attempt to hit the ground running with the new site on January 6th, so the time that it takes to pull off 12 Days of Christmas is just not there. To make up for it, this year we’re offering daily FLASH sales during most of the month of December as a way to not only welcome the Christmas season, but also to say thank you to all of our great customers and fans! To take advantage of these generous daily deals all you have to do is check our Facebook store page and/or the STITCH Facebook group each day, where we will be posting the details and a link that will take you directly to the sale for that day! Each daily deal will only be valid for 24 hours only, so if you see something you consider a must-have, don’t wait because it won’t last long! As I mentioned, we will be doing this for the duration of December – at least up until Christmas eve – so if you haven’t found that perfect deal yet, don’t worry. There’s more in store!
Now, I do realize that some of you are not on Facebook and that you don’t always catch our LIVE shows, so to make it easier for you to see the daily sale details going forward I will be making a brief post showing the deal for the day here on the blog. This will be in addition to any other posts I might have for that day, so please watch your emails for post alerts. Not signed up for my emailing list? It’s easy to do! Go to http://www.lisabongean.com and scroll to the bottom of the post. There will be a sign-up area on the right hand side of the page. Don’t miss out on future posts. Sign-up today!
I’m sure by now you’re ready to know what today’s FLASH sale is so with out further ado, here it is… Click the link below to get it while you can!
Alright gang, I’ve gotta get back over next door before they send the dogs to hunt me down. During long retreats like this one I can usually sneak away here and there without causing too much commotion, but I don’t like to stay away too long. We all know while the teacher’s away the students will play… LOL! Before I leave let’s give away some prizes. I’ve gotten so many nice comments lately I just want to keep saying thank you! Sending out a little something-something here in there is just about the least I can do. So, without further delay I’m happy to announce that this week’s lucky prize winners are Tammy W. and Joanne R.! As you know, I don’t post last names or email addresses for your privacy, so if you think you’re one of the lucky winners this week please be sure to check your email! You can also contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not already received a prize confirmation letter from her. She will use your email address to confirm that you are in fact the winner (if you think you are a winner but have not received a prize confirmation email, please be sure to check your spam folder – it’s not often but our emails occasionally will end up there)! Want to be considered for a prize? All you have to do is be like Tammy and Joanne and leave me a comment. It’s just that easy!
I will see you all again tomorrow when I go LIVE on my STITCH with Lisa Bongean YouTube channel at 1:00 p.m. CST. I will be talking all about tomorrow’s exclusive FLASH sale, my Garden Gatherings fabric line, and the pattern release of Stars All Around – one of my Blocks of the Week from last summer. Set your reminder now so you don’t forget! You don’t want to miss out on all the fun – click the button below to watch. See you tomorrow! ~Lisa