Pine Island…NC Beach house…here we come, again!!!!

6 Days in this BEAUTY!!!!  Trust me most of will never stay in anything like this…

We’re going back!!!! This is actually the first house we stayed at a couple of years back….       it was in early March=no swimming….but we are going to heat the pool and hope for a 70-80 degree spring days!!!

We have 50 spots open….for April.13-19 2020! So eat that Easter ham and then the next day jump on a plane, in a car or Uber and come retreat with us!!!!!                                       We will have some wonderful times in this house…

This was us March 2017 on those decks shown above…we had some nice weather…but we will be one month closer toward summer this time!!!

I love getting to know these exceptional ladies…hanging out, bonding over our stitching, what books to read,  what’s cool in the world that we might have missed…what do they have that I don’t….what are they working one that we have to have….keeps me entertained for a long while with what I learn when attending something so intimate as this…This is nothing like staying at a hotel…this is true girlfriend bonding!

FOMO…we all have it…Don’t Miss Out on this trip…oh…and there will be no hurricane!!!!

FOMO=Fear Of Missing Out.

Here is the registration form and the details about classes and other important things…I know its a lot of words but please read it so you understand everything and Gloria doesn’t have to field 200 calls or emails with questions that are in this PDF she prepared below.

Pine Island Registration Form

Nick is unable to go on Vacation for 6 months…so…this is my get-away!!

All my best, Hope to see you there…

PS…we may do some things according to who signs up first…so it matters!

 Lisa

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Stitcher’s Gatherings…CA & WI

I spent a lovely day last Thursday with the CA girls…Such a lovely bunch of ladies…It is fun when you get to see them time after time and get to know them…and seeing their progress is very gratifying….

Barbara….I helped her with her border idea for setting her blocks…she pulled it off well!!!

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Caren…this a a project from a year or so ago…Grateful…it is now fininshed in time for Fall!

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Nest…is another Primitive Gatherings design…it is now a pattern but was in the Summer Gatherings book.

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Barbara…had another finished top for her son who teaching High School History…

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Marsha is making cover’s for her mugs, for Christmas presents with some kind of fancy stitching that I can’t remember the name of…but it will be very fun!   This is another reminder to get your mug order in for this year…they make wonderful gifts and I think this years mug is exceptionally beautiful!  2019 PG Mug

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Pat…showed off her Everyday Welcome Banner that she switch the background fabric to our Primitive Muslin…it love it!  Everyone loves this mottled background and we use a ton of it!  Hard to keep in stock!

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Kim…is working a quilt for her son made from a Layer Cake

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Terri really was excited to be working on her Old Glory mat,…even though I didn’t quite capture that here…and I know someone will ask me about the quilt in the background because it is too awesome to ignore…it is called Summer Breeze it was our 2015 pieced Summer block of the week…sorry you missed out on the kits…but this years is awesome as well and we will be offering them as a whole kit soon…Look for Square Deal quilt.

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Debora…making beautiful stitched words for a christmas present…this one of the blocks from a quilt called Covered with Love…from Farmhouse Gatherings.

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Just when you think you know everyone”s  name….I think… this is Patty…but if I’m wrong I hope she forgives me….She is working on a Heart to Hand pattern which spells HOME.

See photo below…and if you order say HI to Kathy from me…

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I also want to thank Debbie and Marsha for bringing Sylvia….who is a rug hooker and we are hoping she comes in January with some of her rugs…

now …almost two weeks ago we had Stitcher’s Gathering in WI….so here we go again…lots of inspiration for you here as well..

Judy is helping MaryAnn hold up her projects from the July’s wool box…MaryAnn just moved and her sewing room is all packed up…so she loves the wool box right now and that is what she is working on while she moves in to her new space…

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Karen is showing off how she made her wool box pincushion just a little bigger for a mat…

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oooohhh look at this one she says…..I’m almost finished!  Wild Sunflower Runner

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Teri is showing off her Lori Holt cross stitch…how sweet is this?  Quilter’s Cottage.

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Darci, is elated that her Home of the Brave   is finished and framed by Jake, who wouldn’t frame it until she fixed her flag stripes, which she thought was hilarious that he cared enough to notice and tell her about it.
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Jodi showed off her beautiful cross stitched pieces…

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I do not know the origin of this pumpkin mat but it’s a beauty!

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Jodi’s friend Kathy made her this duffle!!!!  Nice friend…

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Kathy…(Jodi’s friend who made the duffle) showing her Luna pumpkin mat from our         Wool Subscription Boxes…

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Kathy’s Crazy Seasons Quilt is all together as a top!!!! Here is our block in her quilt.

and….here is the link too the Facebook group where you can join and see everyone’s blocks…and here is a link to my post to see where to go to get all the other blocks…I can’t wait to see Kathy’s quilt quilted!!! It is already amazing!

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Donna and her Luna pumpkins…52 mini ways and pincushion…all from the Wool Box. IMG_5872

This is a lot of inspiration!!! I hope you enjoyed it!

If you want you can join us!!!

Call the shops and come stitch with me!

 920-722-7233 WI

951-304-9787 CA

Have a great rest of the week everyone…and find sometime to stitch!

LB

 

Another Awesome Book!!!

Here it is…another awesome Moda designer compilation book!

16 Quilt projects in this baby…Compiled by our leader Lissa Alexander.

The book is made up of quilts using Cake Mix papers…kind of like my triangle papers but these may have some squares and such…not just Half Square Triangles…So this means that they are super accurate!  You can see by the cover that there are lots of uses for different fabrics from your collections or your 10″ Layer cakes or 5″ Charm packs.  I know most of you have some of those just sitting pretty on the shelf…now is the time to get them made into a quilt(s)!

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Here is the list of the designers…does your favorite designer(s) have a quilt in this one?

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Here is our quilt in the book..STORMY DAY….We loved using anything we had that was blue, cream, grey and that little cheddar one, so it’s a mix of Primitive Gatherings lines…

Here’s how this one went…I picked the fabrics designed the quilt…Amy made the all the HSTs and I was supposed to help her but she had it done before I could….so she made the quilt in a snap using the Cake Mix papers…Maggie Honeyman’s (@sewmaggi) quilted it so beautiful…and looks it is so lovely on a bed…You could also make a smaller version by using smaller HSTs…hmmmm great idea!Pg68_StormyDay_B1502_WEB

Just 4 big pieced HST Xs make this quilt a stunner!thumbnail-8

The background grey is this Bella Solid   At this time I do not know how much of it you would need, but it a Bella (priced reasonable) and its a beautiful grey…so buy 6 yds…you’ll probably have enough for pillow cases too!

If I had to pic another favorite from the book I’d pick this one…can you guess who’s it is???  Carrie Nelson’s for sure!!!Pg10_BubbleFroth_B1502_WEB.jpg

Ok…it was hard to pick just one…so… there is something so sweet about this one to…I know this is Me & My Sister fabrics…I love the the design…maybe I love churn dashes -don’t ya think?Pg82_ChurnItUp_B1502_WEB

 

Mix It Up Book can be purchased HERE

Here are the Cake Mix papers

Here are the Cup Cake papers

So…does anyone want to win this book?  Please leave a comment and let me know how many of these moda compilation books you already own?  If you do not own any…please tell me why not?  I will pick three winners of the Mix it UP book and one of those winners will receive a fabric something from me that will add in to the making of our quilt in the Mix it up book..

Here are the all the Moda All-Star Books

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Join 15 of Moda’s all-star designers as they take scrap quilting to the next level with imaginative, eye-catching patterns created especially for your collection of precuts. Got a stash of fanciful fabrics you can’t wait to use? Or need an excuse to go shopping? Get inspired today!

What’s your favorite precut–fat quarters, fat eighths, 2 1/2-inch strips, Layer Cakes, or charm squares? You’ll find patterns for all of them!
Each designer shares “Scraps of Wisdom,” so your stash of precut purchases can become a stroke of genius. 96 pages

Must-make patterns from today’s top designers: Jenny Doan, Carrie Nelson, Edyta Sitar, Lissa Alexander, Lynne Hagmeier, Lisa Bongean, Sherri McConnell, Amy Smart, Corey Yoder, Sherri Falls, Amy Ellis, Laura Boehnke, Jan Ragaller, Susan Ache, and Lisa Call.

Click HERE to order SCRAPS MADE SIMPLE.

 

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Join the Moda All-Stars as they use 5-inch charm squares to make scrappy quilts with style. Got one charm pack, two packs, or three? Make the most out of them with quilts that use up nearly all of the charms in your favorite packs.

  • You don’t need a huge fabric stash to achieve a dynamic, scrappy look–just your choice of charm packs
  • Make a range of projects, from table runners to lap-sized quilts, all by top Moda designers
  • Tips and tricks from each designer are included to help you show off your unique collection of charm squares

CLICK HERE TO ORDER LUCKY CHARM QUILTS

 

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Join the Moda All-Stars as they use 5-inch charm squares to make scrappy quilts with style. Got one charm pack, two packs, or three? Make the most out of them with quilts that use up nearly all of the charms in your favorite packs.

  • You don’t need a huge fabric stash to achieve a dynamic, scrappy look–just your choice of charm packs
  • Make a range of projects, from table runners to lap-sized quilts, all by top Moda designers
  • Tips and tricks from each designer are included to help you show off your unique collection of charm squares

CLICK HERE TO ORDER MINI-CHARM QUILTS

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Join 15 of Moda’s all-star designers as they explore creative small quilt patterns that you’ll love to stitch. These mini-quilts are tailor-made for scraps. With designs ranging from easy to intricate–plus many make-in-a-day designs–these fun little quilts are showcased in photos that will inspire you to display your mini creations as artful accents to your decor. 

This collection features patterns by your favorite Moda designers: Pat Sloan, Carrie Nelson, Brigitte Heitland, Camille Roskelley, Me and My Sister Designs, Sherri McConnell, Sandy Gervais, Edyta Sitar, Lynne Hagmeier, Vanessa Christenson, Anne Sutton, Laurie Simpson, Jen Kingwell, Lisa Bongean, and Betsy Chutchian.
  • Many of the quilts are quick to finish; all are fun to make
  • Each mini project offers an opportunity to try a different technique–traditional piecing, applique, paper piecing, and even embroidery

CLICK HERE TO ORDER LUCKY CHARM QUILTS

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Start with the winter season, sprinkle in some holiday hues, add a smidgen of gift giving, and what do you get? The Merry Makers–also known as the Moda All-Stars! This best-selling series returns to celebrate Christmas with 15+ quick handmade gifts to give or keep. Choose from speedy stockings, pincushions, and coasters to make in multiples, or pick a patchwork project–lap quilts, table runners, and other deck-the-halls designs abound. Most projects can be completed in a weekend or quicker, so there’s no need to fear the Christmas time crunch. The All-Stars share their holiday traditions in a series of Q & As too, so quilters will find inspiration in more ways than one. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. 96 pages

CLICK HERE TO ORDER MERRY MAKERS

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The All-Stars are back with sparkling projects for irresistible Jelly Rolls–coordinating precut 2-1/2″ strips of fabric that slash cutting time and speed up sewing time.

Patchwork reigns in 14 quilt patterns created by favorite Moda designers, including Lisa Bongean, Betsy Chutchian, Joanna Figueroa, Sandy Klop, and Anne Sutton. From simple and classic to fresh and contemporary, beautiful quilts will inspire you to get the ball rolling!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER ON A ROLL

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Discover the mix-and-match possibilities for fabulous quilts with row patterns by your favorite Moda designers, including Lissa Alexander of Moda Lissa, Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters, Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, Pat Sloan, and many more.

  • 24 row designs in three appealing categories: Classic Patchwork (tried-and-true favorites), Well Seasoned (fresh quilts for every season), and A Bit of Whimsy (playful, carefree designs)
  • Perfect for a row-robin quilt-along with your friends, the rows can be put together in many different combinations
  • Includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations, plus a quilt gallery that provides inspiration for various combinations and using stand-alone rows

CLICK HERE TO ORDER ROW BY ROW

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Every row is showcased as a finished table runner for tons of ideas and inspiration! Corey Yoder; Jen Kingwell; Pat Sloan; Janet Clare; Laurie Simpson; Lynne Hagmeier; Stacy Iest Hsu; Anne Sutton; Deb Strain; Kathy Schmitz; Sandy Klop; Sandy Gervais; Brenda Riddle; Barbara Groves; Mary Jacobson; Kate Spain; Karla Eisenach; Camille Roskelley; Sherri Mcconnell; Lisa Bongean; Betsy Chutchian; Jo Morton andLissa Alexander

  • 23 row designs in three appealing categories: Classic Patchwork (tried-and-true favorites), Well Seasoned (fresh quilts for every season), and A Bit of Whimsy (playful, carefree designs)
  • Perfect for a row-robin quilt-along with your friends, the rows can be put together in many different combinations
  • Includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations, plus a quilt gallery that provides inspiration for various combinations and using stand-alone rows

CLICK HERE TO ORDER ROW BY ROW AGAIN

Thanks again for hanging around here right up til the end….I truly love everyone of these books…Martingale published a great book….so it’s really a no brainer…put them on your list and buy them as you can…They also look really good on the shelf together…

my best, LB

Wooly Block Adventure 2019-Celebrations…

Our free pattern has been removed, our pattern was available October 5 & 6th….it is now available to purchase along with our kit in this post…

Thank you to all who have ordered yours! We appreciate your support of our efforts and are truly thankful to be in business and still doing what we love!  The best way to support a designer/business is to buy from them…we can only do so many things for Free….and we love participating in these events.  But please don’t ask us to send you the pattern free because you missed out.  

Please subscribe to this blog to not miss out on the next big thing!  You do so by entering your emai on our site…if you are on a computer it is on the left sidebar…if you are on a mobile device you have to keep scrolling until you find it on the bottom. Thanks again…

This year’s theme…Celebrations…

I love summer, and my country…can’t think of anything “cool-er”than being an American Quilt Designer and here is our Wooly Block for 2019!IMG_6102

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Close-up…If you need help with your stitching click the link to order my book…Wool Needle & Thread The Go-To Guide for Wool Stitchery.  It is now in stock and everyone is loving it!!!

IMG_6209I hope you are excited to stitch our block!!!!! We sure love how it turned out!!!

If you wish to buy our kit we sure would appreciate it!!!!

Pattern is not available as a free download Our pattern was free on October 5 &6…Pattern only is available for $5

Pattern comes with the kit purchase Click HERE to purchase yours and get started on it right away!  Kit is only $18  Thread kits will be available as well.

Threads used are: #120O775, 16455,  135, O515, 117, 6 M68, M49, M90

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#5- O519

3SF-P5- only use one strand I think this might have been listed as a #12 in the directions…but either will work…the #12 will just be a little clunkier

If you just want JUST the pattern you will be able to print it here on October 5-6 for 

FREE-God Bless American Pattern-2-link has been disarmed….sorry you missed it…please subscribe to this blog to make sure you do not miss any other great things we have going on!

remember- we are giving you the printed pattern alone with your kit when/ if you order our kit, see how hopeful I am?

Thank you for stopping by…We really appreciate you…Please follow us on all our social media…

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Can’t wait to see your blocks!   LB

 

 

Did you see this? Word- transfer tutorial

Just want to do a quick post and tutorial on this adorable quilt…and how to transfer a word you wish to stitch on to a dark fabric…and any of the underlined content here are links to bring you on where you can find out more info and prices…

On the Farm….is a quilt with an option for wool or flannel appliqués… You can buy it as a FULL KIT or we are running as a Block of the Month.on-the-farm-500x500

But I’d love to show you how easy it was to stitch these words…

The names of the animals are on black flannel…and it sometimes is hard to see the letters through the light box…so  what do we do then?

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Trace the words on the top non-tacky side of the Press n Seal…this its what it looks like…image.png

use a permanent fine marker

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Cut them out and center the word on the fabric and press it securely in place.

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I stitched the little ends of the letters first…

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Once the ends are finished…then stitch the long lines…

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Once it is all stitched…use this tweezer  because it is super sharp and has a nice contact at the point for picking and grabbing.  Trust me it matters…your eyebrow tweezer will not do a great job…

Now using your scissors cut between the letters

Then pull out the P &S in a sideways motion to pull it out from under the thread without pulling it up and pulling the threads…It will take a bit to get started but then when you get the hang of it is it much easier…

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Now if your stem stitch does not look as nice as mine…you might want to get my just released book…after 20 years of teaching wool work and stitchery…I have put all the little secrets in here to make you the best stitcher possible!!!!

This book just shipped in the last week to all my pre-orders..(I thank you so much)…if you received it…I would love if you could take a minute and make an honest comment at the end of this post…then those of you who are on the fence…can read them and see if you have to have this in your library!!!! Here is a link to order the book.   Wool, Needle & Thread BookB1524-WoolNeedleThread-WEB

I will do another post soon about what’s inside the book soon!  Thanks so much and I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial…

Have a great weekend! LB

 

2019 Mug! Did you see this? Please read the details…

This year we are offering our Christmas Mug as a Pre-Order, this ensures that we will be able to have enough mugs for everyone who orders.  This also ensures that we are not sitting on large quantities of mugs from previous years.
THIS MUST BE THE ONLY ITEM IN YOUR CART.  MUGS HAVE A LEAD TIME OF 5-7 WEEKS.  WHEN THEY COME IN WE WILL SHIP YOUR MUG AND A BOUNCE BACK COUPON FOR THE CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE.  $10.00 OFF A $60.00 PURCHASE OR MORE DURING OUR CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 21-24.
ONE COUPON PER PERSON

Click HERE to order yours!

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