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

 

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

 

Lisa Bongean

travel adventures- part 2

 

Hey…When you have a long weekend in St. George UT what can you do?  Stitch, Hike,  Spa, Netflix and stitch some more…

THURSDAY:On our way to Zion!  Up early, bundled up in warm clothes for our 42 degree, winter hike on my first trip to Zion National Park.

I had so much fun and want to go back to do more trails…look at this rock I was at a rock shop..

FRIDAY: We stitched in the morning and had massage appointments at Red Mountian Spa…I had the best massage ever!  Ask for Trevor…he helped with my TMJ, Arms, hands and neck…It felt so amazing!  I just may have to stay there sometime!

SATURDAY: We stitched and in the afternoon we went to this trail…it was an off-road adventure for sure.

Inside that hole in the above pic…

Some deep breaths…some meditation…and some mind-clearing for what lies ahead…I know I will visit this place, again and again, this next year…I will just close my eyes and I will be there.  This is priceless.

Simple is best!

After our hike we stitched into the night while watching Bridgerton on Netflix.

SUNDAY- Another day of stitching while watching my Green Bay Packers lose the NFC playoff game…But the best team won that day…we beat ourselves.  We finished up watching the last couple of episodes of Brigerton.  I completed almost all of my projects I  took along for the trip.  I can’t wait for you to see or receive them!

MONDAY-We packed up and headed back to Las Vegas where I jumped on a plane and now I am in Minneapolis waiting to catch my last flight home….

I also want to acknowlege we had much to celebrate during this weekend…I’m so proud of you Val…two new knee surgeries and 35lbs gone.   I so happy that you are my friend….

Thanks for hanging out with me here,  I know it’s mostly rocks…but it was amazing in person…if you want to see more of my trip I did post a video of Zion in my Facebook group Stitch With Lisa Bongean.

Have a great week….Look for more videos, quilts and wool projects coming soon!

Take care of yourselves. Lisa

Lisa Bongean

travel adventures- part 1-revised

Hey Everyone…just stopping in to write about my travels…I just decided it was time to get back to normal for me.  I know it’s not the time for everyone, but it is for me.  I started with going to Atlanta to the world market to look for furniture for our new build (check out the progress here) and for new home dec for our store for fall and Christmas …as it will be that time just when we are moving in!  This table and stools will be our conference table..Also thought you might want to see that companies are still decorating with antique quilts…

There was so much to choose from…three skyscrapers full of shop owners to buy for their stores.

I really loved these jingle bells!

I did manage to stitch one thing in Atlanta…This will be a pillow in my book in April, Farmhouse Urban Patchwork Gatherings.Lisa Bongean After Atlanta…it was off to see the California store…after 1 year of not coming to CA…it was time.  Dru picked me up from the airport, and we went straight to my favorite eating place.  The Goat & Vine…(I think we ate there a total of 3x out of the 5 days I was there.  Then I went to Big Bear Lake on Saturday and Sunday with my friend Roxanne.  We hiked and sewed…I make 960 HSTs.   This is the ski hill from our hiking trail.

We might have shopped and eaten a little too!  We are in the famous breakfast place in town?  Anybody know where?

Then back to the CA store to do two Social virtual sewing zoom gatherings with a combined total of 50 customers.  It was so fun to see everyone, stitch, talk about what was going on, and even saw some sewing rooms!  Thank you to all who joined it…it was a fun day, and I hope to do it again soon!

Next up was a flight to Vegas…yes, I know I thought we were going to drive, but the flight was too reasonable, and then I didn’t put anyone out too much by driving all day.  Val picked me up at the airport, and we started on our way to St. George, UT, but we had a side stop at…Sherrie McConnell’s house!!!  Sherrie is my Moda sister.  I miss all my Moda sisters, and it was fun to see one of them, at least!  Val machine quilts for Sherrie too!

Sherri showing us her sewing room!

All the quilts….in the vault.  Follow Sherri (A Quilting Life)  on Youtube, where she has a podcast with her beautiful daughter Chelsi and lots of videos on quilting!

And here we are in her podcast studio… It is part of the spare bedroom…who knew????

We set the timer for the photo. We got nicer ones…but I like this one!

Sherri made us a delicious lunch of potato soup and chicken salad croissants and then sent us back on the trail..to St. George…I’ll post more on St. George…in part 2.

Happy Saturday…Hiking again today!

 

 

 

Primitive Christmas Event is HERE!

Jessica has written this post for you detailing all the goodies we have for you!  I hope you love ALL the projects we have made for you.  The following photos are all free patterns with a $40 purchase, a total of 5!  Kits are available and some will sell out…but PLEASE read all the info so you know what is all going on!  I hope you have a Blessed Holiday Season…enjoy everyday of it…Lisa

 

It is such a bummer that this year we must have our Primitive Christmas Event only onlinePrimitive Christmas Event Click HERE

this year. This is the Event that we all look forward to the most at the Shop! We love seeing each and everyone of you come out and “oohhh and ahh” over everything that we have done to make this event a success.  It almost feels bah-humbug that we do not get to see you all, have our make and takes and of course have those COOKIES!  (I, jessica, personally live off those for like 3 days straight! Lol.)

Despite all the changes that we have had to make for this Event, I think this is going to be one of our BEST yet!  We literally have dozens of designs from Lisa to share with you all.  Some of these products a few of you might recognize from our being in our exclusive Wool Subscription Boxes.  We are releasing about a dozen of those patterns and kits to everyone for the first time. (Openings for the Wool Box starting in January will be up the first of December) We also will have just about a dozen NEW designs from Lisa that none of you have ever seen….unless you have been following her on our Stitch With Lisa Bongean Facebook Page, where she has given you a sneak peak at some of the designs.  And I think you can agree with me that they are bound to put the Holiday Spirit into you!

Lets get down to business!  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED!!

This is IMPORTANT:  If you are planning on coming to our Wisconsin Shop for the Event….YOU CAN’T! �� WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL DECEMBER 2!  This Event is All Virtual this year, our Shop is small and we can not social distance properly, therefor we have chosen to keep you and our employees safe by doing our event virtual.  If you are local and place an order with us and would like to pick up your order when we reopen, please put that in the comment section and we will call you when your order is ready to be picked up.

Where Will you find Everything?

You will find all the projects and goodies on our site under New Items and then there will be a little icon that says Primitive Christmas Event, click on that and you will be whisked away to Santa’s Primitive Gatherings Workshop!

How do I get the freebies this year?

Here is where somethings change from previous years.  This year when you spend $40 or more you will receive a collection of freebie patterns, a kit for our pincushion New Beginnings and a coupon book for the coming years sales exclusive to YOU.  (excludes BOMs, Pre-orders,  American Gatherings) This year we are doing downloadable patterns for all of our freebies and coupon book, by doing so you will receive 1 MORE FREE Pattern as a “Thank You” for not having to print all of the papers that normally went into your package, you do not need to do anything they will automatically come to you. You will receive the Downloads as soon as we process your order….you will receive a message from us on how to find your downloads. Now if you still would like a hard copy of the freebies and coupon book you will need to put that in your cart so that we know to send those to you. You will find the hard copy under the Primitive Christmas Icon…it is called 2020 Primitive Christmas Event Hardcopy of Free Patterns (primitivegatherings.us).  Just a REMINDER though, you will receive 1 LESS free pattern.

What are the Free kit and Patterns this year?

You will receive one Free pattern and kit for the deer pincushion called New Beginnings. Your free kit will be selected at random, and will automatically be put into your package when it is sent, meaning you DO NOT have to put it into your cart to receive it.  If you are purchasing for a friend and would like for them to be able to make it, we also have patterns available for you to purchase. ONCE AGAIN, you do not have to purchase or put the pattern in your cart if it is only for you; it will automatically go into your package. 

Donner is our super cute reindeer leading our Primitive Christmas Event this year. Donners antlers are too big for the project and go right off the project! He is 7.5″ x 12.5″ when finished, we have 2 different ways to finish him. Scottie has made a white wash board that you can hang on the wall or one that you can have him sit on a table with our white wash stand. Both you will be able to find in his product information.

Happy Holiday Pillow has the classic Christmas look with a blue-grey background and a white and taupe wool applique and stitching. I could also see the Happy Holiday pillow as a framed piece as well!

Merry and Bright Christmas Quilt is 60″x70″ and uses a wide variety of Christmas fabric that we have available at the Shop. We used 2 1/2″ triangle papers to create all of the half square triangles in this quilt.

If you choose to download the patterns this year and NOT get a hard copy you will also be receiving the pattern for We Three Gnomes!!! If you do not want to download and want a Hard Copy from us, this pattern is available to purchase.

We also have so many other projects on the site that you are going to love. I just wanted to give you all an overview on how the program is working this year.

Please let us know by email if you have any questions, we would be happy to help you any way we can!

Thank you, Jessica and the Primitive Gatherings Staff

Merry Christmas Wreath Pillow

12 Weeks of Christmas!

I hope you all have been following along with our 12 Weeks of Christmas! 

I think I am number 5 in the line up this time…

Here is what is happening for this event…All 12 designer design a Christmas project…which you can download the pattern for $1.  Yes only one dollar!!!  This $1 will support all the hard work that goes into something like this…so if you think about it…you will have 12 Christmas patterns and support all 12 designers for ONLY $12. Visit the links at the bottom for the schedule.

But…if you want to go further and buy our kits…we have pulled together another project as a reward that links together…we are making a Village…I guess it is a Christmas village…(I missed that memo) that we are including kits for when you order our project kit…So you get two kits and only pay for one.  The patterns for the village blocks are not available any other way right now…So that is the scoop for this event…here are the 4 previous Village blocks…they are all AWESOME!

now on to MY Christmas project!

This 22″ pillow is beautiful and easy to stitch pattern…The words are hand stitched and as well as some of the accents…Primitive Gatherings beautiful hand dyed wools make this project come alive for a perfect gift or addition to your own decorating!

Here is a YOUTube video  for you to view on how I stitch words on fabric!  Please subscribe to our YOUTube Channel…STITCH with Lisa Bongean…we would love to have you and help us build our channel on this teaching platform.

Merry Christmas Wreath Pillow
This fun pillow is an awesome addition to you Christmas Decor, on a bed, the couch or a chair…you’ll love it anywhere!

Click HERE to Download the Pattern!

Click to ORDER the kit that includes the free Village kit/pattern

 

The Quilt ShopIf you need the same threads we used, those are also offered for your convenience as an option.  Click HEREto visit and join the Facebook group to see all the other projects and village blocks. 

Join in the fun you will be glad you did!  Also remember you will be supporting designers who usually have quilt shows to go to, to support their business but we all know they have all been cancelled and who knows when they will resume…and you can help tremendously with just $12 for the downloads!

Here is the rest of the schedule…

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