Today’s my Birthday…and here is a present for you!

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It’s my birthday today, and I want to give you a fun, free download!  Thank you for being such a great customer and following me, supporting our store and being an awesome stitcher!  Your the best and that is why I’m giving you the gift on my special day!  

This fun pillow pattern called is called Esmerelda!  She easy to make and we have kits ready to ship if you want to make her just as you see it!  She only takes a couple of hours to stitch and three threads…I made her into this pillow using this awesome Houndstooth Flannel!  We also have an option if you wish for us to print the pattern.

Update: 10/25/2021-The above free pattern link is no long active…If you missed out visit us next year…or you can purchase the kit/and or pattern at the link below!  Thank You for the Birthday wishes!!!

Kit/ threads/pillow form Click HERE

Oh..I almost forgot…there is a bonus…if you carefully cut out Esmerelda’s facial features you can add them to another piece of wool for another pumpkin!  You will need a piece of wool for a pumpkin and stone wool for the stem and fabric for the back.

I also made another pattern for Fall…I know you all loved the We Three Gnomes, so I decided to make a Halloween version called Frightful Gnomes.I love stitching up these fun little projects and remember just because I am pillow obsessed doesn’t mean you have to make yours into a pillows…these can be wall hangings or framed pieces as well!  


 

Frightful Gnomes Kit &/or Pattern

I’ve roamed this great planet for 55 years…I love everything about it and it’s people…I am very blessed and hope to keep on roaming for another 55 years!      

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as a reminder there is also a coupon for 20% off one item for coupon holders as a special for my birthday!  If you are not a coupon holder join us next month for our Primitive Christmas event and you will qualify for next year’s coupons!

I went Birthday shopping yesterday and found some things I had to have…I hope you find something on our site as well!  

Click HERE to go to Primitive Gatherings

Party on…Lisa

PS…I know it’s more like Stitch On!!!

Book Blog Tour! Giveaway!

 
Let’s go on a tour?  A book tour….I know a lot of you are crazy about your embroidery… and who doesn’t have way too much going on and in need of some organization?  
 
This amazing planner by life long stitcher, Christen Brown is such a unique and great idea.

It is designed especially for embroiderers so that you can track multiple projects throughout the year—because let’s face it, who doesn’t have lots of projects going at once?! Set your project goals, track your progress, and manage your time and works-in-progress (WIPs). Each project has four pages to track and record all the critical details: the name of your project, the layout, the stitches and embellishments, due dates, supply lists and more. Plus, flip to the back of the planner for a reference section and even more handy tools.

  • Get inspired to start AND finish your projects with project sheets, tracking logs, and beautiful embroidery photos
  • Keep track of classes, gifts, contact info, and so much more
  • Spiral-bound and tabbed for ease of use
Are you ready to win your copy? Just leave a comment below and tell me how many projects you are currently working on and why you need this planner…I will pick a winner for the planner on Monday June 21st…
 
Also Christen has a couple of other books that I own…do you have these in your STITCH library?Click HERE to order these books for $10 off if you order both!!!

You will also have a chance to win the planner from the other participants on the blog tour, when you visit their sites.

The timing on this is perfect…are you following our Crazy Fall Stitch Along?

Follow along here…all the blocks are posted each week
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All for now…take care…and keep on STITCHING everyday!  Lisa

 

Let it Snow! Farmhouse Friends Mystery -FREE Patterns

Hey Everyone I am Lisa Bongean from Primtiive Gatherings…I am so glad you are here. Today is my day to post my block…I love how this stitch-along is coming along!!  My block is block 5…It is 121/2″x 12 1/2″ and features Moda grunge background and our wintery-looking wools from Primitive Gatherings….Let It Snow- playtime

Click HERE for FREE pattern

If the pattern doesn’t open for …it may go directly to your download folder. 
Check there…In some browsers it goes there directly…and if you keep pressing the link it downloads lots of times!  Also…we know some of you do not have printers or color ones and you want us to print it for you…all those options are below.

Click HERE to get yourself a KIT!

If this is all NEW to you…here are the previous blocks

BLOCK 1 is from our leader Rhonda who had designed the quilt and I love the layout!  All we have to do insert blocks…some of us have 12 x 12  some 12 x 18  some  6×42  or something like that… Farmhouse Friends BLK1

Click HERE to go to Rhonda’s site.

BLOCK 2 Is from Rita from Reets to Rags…These girls are so talented!Reets to Rags BLK3 Click HERE to go to REETS RAGS TO STITCHES

BLOCK 3 is from Kathy-Heart to Hand…How Fun!Kathy-Heart to Hand BLK2 Click HERE to go to HEART to HAND

BLOCK 4 is from Bits & Pieces by Joan…a nice winter night….

Block 4 Let it snow!

Click HERE to visit Bits & Pieces

BLOCK 5 is from Gloria at OLDE GREEN CUPBOARD   Even snowman must do laundry!OLDE GREEN CUPBOARD BLK4 Click HERE to go to OLDE GREEN CUPBOARD

There is so much going on…I hope you take advantage of the FREE downloads and also support the designers by purchasing their kits before they’re all sold out!  Or before we have to sub background fabrics!! LOL, good problems!

Please feel free to  join this blog  subscription and my YouTUBE &Facebook groupS STITCH with Lisa Bongean…we have lots of fun sharing quits and wool projects!  Last week we did a Spring bed turning…check it out here below!

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Sheep Drum Pincushion Tutorial

Hey!!! We have something fun for you all today!!! 

My stitching friend, Kathy Decker will be joining me LIVE today on YouTube AT 1PM CST!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-cq4Hks2qq8Wk8ckuyFxRA 

This is where Kathy will be showing us all how to make this awesome Sheep Drum Pincushion!!!!

Now we have a bunch of the items Kathy used on our website HERE. 

We so appreciate you all that we are giving this pattern away FREE.  But we sure would also love it if you choose to purchase some of the items needed from us!!!!  I know you will not let us down!!!

CLICK TO PRINT SHEEP PIN DRUM  PATTERN

This is going to be so much fun….Don’t miss it!  See you all soon! LIsa

 

12 Days of Needful Things…Day 2

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                                   GoldReclaimed Seam ripper from Primitive Gatherings

Ornate SilverReclaimed Seam RipperReclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive GatheringsReclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive Gatherings

Unornate-(not so busy) Reclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive Gatherings

Reclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive Gatherings Gold.

Reclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive Gatherings

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

 
I know we are all busy so If you want a  chance to win a re-claimed ripper, just quickly leave me a comment here telling me what you are wishing for from Santa this year!
and if you are not busy take a  minute to watch our   Red & White bed turning live from the lakehouse yesterday!!!
Click this link to go to  YouTube and while you are there PLEASE subscribe! 
We are now getting a little ad revenue on YouTube!  This helps us buy equipment and pay for the production of more videos so please SUBSCRIBE and watch! 
Thank You! Lisa
Light Bulb Ornaments by Primitive Gatherings

Christmas in July…at Primitive Gatherings

Do you want to do a better job at being ready for Christmas?

Let’s face it when you give a hand made gift, the person who receives it…remembers it, cherishes it and maybe you think they might not like them, but I think as people evolve they do love those gifts made with love are way better than the gift card to the department store.  Are you someone who has given a hand made gift and have been let down when you don’t get the reaction you thought you were going to get?  I think this also hinders hand made gift giving…but remember…it’s a gift…give it freely and let it go after that…if they love it great!! if they don’t…that’s ok too…you gave it from your heart and someday it may mean a little more to them than it did at the time you gifted it…

With this in mind it is July and Christmas in July is a big topic, so let’s get going on the planning and working on what we want to give this Christmas…Do we want to make hand stitched ornaments to all?  Do we want to make Christmas quilt for the Grandbabies? What is it we want to give this year?

I hope Primitive Gatherings can give you some great ideas…some things will be on Sale, some will not, to stay in business we can’t always have everything on sale…We try to give you good decent prices ALL the time, instead of inflating and then being deceived by always having a sale…we have to re-train ourselves that because that may work for some companies…it does not work for small business aka…Mom and Pop shops…

This is a small recap of some of the wooly things I talked about in my LIVE facebook video in our group STITCH with Lisa Bongean on 7/14/2020 Here is the video..if the link does not work you need to join our group in which we would LOVE to have you…

Christmas in July Specials  Click the red button below to take you to the page where the book and all the kits can be found…if you do not want a book, a lot of the items are available in pattern form as well but our Book is on special for $22.50 in July for 20 projects- not just one….Also, if you place an order for 100$ or more you get a choice of one of these amazing books…Flannel Gatherings, Nine-Patch Gatherings and A Quilter’s Journal…you may put which one you want in the comment section on your order form, don’t forget!

Click to View CHRISTMAS GATHERINGS BOOK OFFERINGSChristmas Gatherings Book by Primitive Gatherings

Peace on earth…a nice mat for your table…for primitive or any decor this mat is a stunner on a nicely decorated table.  See more info HEREPeace On Earth Sheep…wool ornament…

I love this little wool sheep who is all decorated for the Christmas celebration…this is a nice ornament to make as a gift for your favorite woolie friend…Click HERE for more details.sheep ornament Perfect little tree skirt…or see my up coming post on making a full sized one for your next holiday tree….For more info click HERE

Angel Tree Skirt
Everyone needs a Christmas Journal to keep track of what gifts they bought who…what you made for that special Christmas dinner and who visited each year during the holidays….Has pocket for pictures, pencil and recipes…For more information click HERE.Christmas Journal by Primitive Gatherings

The reason for the season….another great idea for ornaments…sheperd and his sheep and the manger…perfect gifts and easy stitching…Click HERE for more details.oh holy night ornaments

Poinsettia table mat…You’ll have this stunning mat stitched in no time…the middle poinsettia is big easy stitching and then the 16 tongues will be done before you know it…Click HERE for more details.
Poinsettia table matJoy stocking…..updated wool stocking in todays more contemporary look….who wouldn’t love this stocking!  This stocking looks way more complicated then it really is…anyone can make this!!!  Click HERE for more info.Joy Stocking Light bulb ornies anyone…how cute? These are just irresistable..you’ll want to stitch many of these one for everyone…your hair dresser, the mailman…the ups guy/gal, your neighbors and your family…also would make nice addition as a tag on a gift…light up someones Christmas with these ornies!  Click HERE for more info.
light bulb ornies by primitive gatherings Chrismas in July

This Christmas picture will decorate the walls…a great quote from Hugh Downs…the famous broadcaster from an earlier time…this quote lines the salvage on each of the fabrics in Christmas Gatherings….Click HERE to for more details.Old Fashioned Christmas
Now how cute is this guy?  He is on two simple table mat/tree skirts…now these both stitch up pretty fast and then add a candle and it make the perfect center piece….or add you little tree and it adds just a simple touch to the little tree!  Click HERE for more details.
Holiday Table Mat Christmas in JulyYou can never have enough ornaments….these simple, simple stacked wool squares are fun and the whole family can make one, even Dad!!!! Click HERE to order lots of different colors

Stacked wool tree ornament
Stacked Tree Ornaments by Primitive Gatherings

Look for more Christmas in July coming soon…

STITCH Everyday!

Lisa