Enhance Your Holiday Joy… with SHOPPING!

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 Campand 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 heidin@primitivegatherings.us 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

22 responses to “Enhance Your Holiday Joy… with SHOPPING!”

  1. Janet Avatar


  2. An Cooper Avatar
    An Cooper

    Thank you for all the great deals in your flash sales! So much fun!

  3. Ruthann Lindsay Avatar
    Ruthann Lindsay

    So glad I get your emails as I can never get your live show. Timing is just not right for my schedule. Am looking forward to attending the Sue Spargo retreat in March.
    Thank you for all the lovely patterns.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hey Ruthann! You can always go back and watch the replay of any LIVE show we do. Just visit my YouTube channel and you will see them all listed there. Thanks for watching and reading my blog! ~Lisa

  4. Jodi usairdoll Avatar
    Jodi usairdoll

    Your retreat is definitely on my bucket list ! I can only imagine the fun you guys have. I’m always amazed at everything you get done, and do, lol. Happy Holidays !

  5. Rose B Avatar
    Rose B

    I love visiting your store. I’m looking forward to your next rug hooking class!

  6. Stephanie T Avatar
    Stephanie T

    The reindeer camp pattern is adorable. Thank you for releasing it.

  7. Lu Avatar

    Love all the options of new things to try. So wish I lived closer but definitely want to visit in person. The reindeer and all is calm wool mat- those are what I have my eye on currently! Thank you!!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Great choices Lu!

  8. Harriet Murray Avatar
    Harriet Murray

    You r one busy lady!

  9. Joyce Beenes Avatar
    Joyce Beenes

    Both new patterns are adorable. Wishing you and all of the staff a Very Merry Christmas.

  10. Diane Madison Avatar
    Diane Madison

    I wish y’all the best of luck switching to the new POS system. I have been through that before and it is no easy task. Thank you for all that you do for us, Lisa and gang! Merry Christmas!

  11. Kristi Castanette Avatar
    Kristi Castanette

    I’m amazed at how much you do for your customers and fans from designing fabrics and patterns to operating The Gathering! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  12. Mary Hawk Avatar
    Mary Hawk

    The retreat sounds so fun.

  13. Deb C. Avatar
    Deb C.

    One of my goals for 2023 is to visit your shop and retreat center and hope to take a class from you.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I sure hope you it your goal Deb. We’d love to have you!

  14. June K Avatar
    June K

    Sew busy!!! Love the Flash sales! Thanks so much for everything that you and your PG family do for us!

  15. Mary Ann Scanlon Avatar
    Mary Ann Scanlon

    Look forward to your posts! And I enjoy my am coffee in one of my holiday Primitive gathering mugs!

  16. Kristy Johnson Avatar
    Kristy Johnson

    I really enjoy receiving your emails! You have such a personable and friendly style, and I always get a smile on my face when I read them. Thanks for sharing all that you do!

  17. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    Hope to be able to keep up with your flash sales! Always loved your favorite things every December and hope to get to a retreat next year. Happy Holidays 🌲

  18. Tammy walters Avatar
    Tammy walters

    So excited I won! Thank you so much!
    Love the pillow and can’t wait until pattern comes out!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hi Tammy. Congrats on your prize – you deserve it! Hey just an fyi the pattern for the pillow is already released – you can get it here! https://www.primitivegatherings.us/oh-sh*t-pillow?search=oh&description=true. Happy stitching!

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