Last Chance to SAVE 30% on Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II!

Hey everyone! Staying warm out there? If you’re anywhere near the midwest you are definitely experiencing some frigid temps this afternoon. I woke up to a big fat 0º goose egg on the thermometer this morning and it really hasn’t moved. Perfect stitching weather to say the least! If you haven’t already heard, today is your last chance to get 30% OFF Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II pre-cuts and select pillow kits! Click below to SHOP! Sale ends at midnight (remember that FLASH Sale details are also posted daily by 6:30 a.m. on both the public PG Facebook page and my STITCH Facebook group. If you are not already a member of the STITCH group, you must request to join in order to see the posts. It’s easy! Just answer the admin questions, wait for approval, and you’re in!).

Next on the agenda for today is some scheduling details I’d like to go over. Thank you to everyone who’s been paying attention and taking note that our holiday hours over Christmas and New Years will be different than normal. As you’ve probably seen, we have been posting those hours on a regular basis to our Primitive Gatherings Facebook page, my STITCH with Lisa Facebook page, here on the blog, as well as announcing it during our LIVE shows. Unfortunately, after the excellent job my social media department did distributing that information, of course we now need to make a slight change to it. Murphy’s law!

Originally we planned for the launch of our new website to be January 6th, 2023, but due to unforeseen circumstances we have run into a bit of a…snafu, if you will – with how it’s running. In other words, we just need a bit more time to smooth things out so that when we do finally launch, it will be working like a well-oiled machine. We have our fingers crossed that will be happening sometime this coming February. So what does that mean for you? PLEASE BE AWARE that we will be CLOSED December 24th – December 26th, 2022. We will also be CLOSED January 1st through January 3rd, 2023. We will reopen for regular business hours on January 4th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. CST. The website will NOT be going down during this time and will remain up and running as usual until further notice. We will announce upcoming “website under construction” times closer to that date, hopefully in February.

If you didn’t already hear, you should also know that our winter hours are now in effect, and will be until April 2nd, 2023. Our regular winter hours are as follows:

Next up, due to some scheduling conflicts, we’ve also had some changes happen to our upcoming events calendar at The Gathering. Quilting for Beginners is CANCELED until further notice. We are hoping to add more classes in later winter or spring so please stay tuned for those details. If you have any questions, please call Gloria or Lori at The Gathering at 920.778.8031 for more information.

Unfortunately we also need to cancel our next Sit & Stitch session, which was scheduled for this Tuesday, December 27th, 2022. Our next available session will be January 10th, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 per person with lunch included. As usual, seating is limited so if you’d like to sign up or need more information, call The Gathering at 920.778.8031.Hopefully that will be it for a while, but as always if there are any other changes or announcements you can find those here on my blog and on our Primitive Gatherings Facebook page, my STITCH with Lisa Facebook page, and here on my blog. We also make important announcements during our LIVE show, so be sure to tune in for those, which you can do by clicking the STITCH button below! Speaking of LIVE, my next STITCH with Lisa Bongean broadcast will be at 1:00 p.m. CST on my YouTube channel and I can tell you right now that you reallllly don’t want to miss this one!

As you know we’ve had daily flash sales going on pretty much daily all month as a way to say thanks for being such great customers and loyal fans – and of course to say happy holidays from me and my crew here at Primitive Gatherings! Going forward, there will not be a FLASH sale tomorrow, but I will be giving a special announcement about what the rest of the month will entail tomorrow during STITCH with Lisa Bongean,” so don’t miss it! All you have to do to tune in is hit the STITCH button below!

Well friends, as I’m looking out my studio window I can definitely tell that winter storm Elliott is starting to approach. We started out so sunny and clear but now the cloud cover is starting thicken and the air seems balmy compared to what it was just a couple of hours ago. According to my weather app it might actually hit 10º by bed time tonight as the clouds continue to roll in and thicken. I’ve seen some pretty impressive snow total predictions throughout the day between all the different weather resources I use so it will be interesting to see if we actually get any. There have been a few too many times in recent winters where we’re promised a “doozy” of a storm and barely see a flurry, so I’m really hoping this isn’t one of those times. After all, there is something extra special about a blizzard over Christmas. It’s like magic!

Before we wrap it up for the day, in the true spirit of the giving season I think we should give away DOUBLE prizes this week! Judy D., Jenny M., Helen L., and Diane M. – Congratulations, Christmas just came early for you. You are the lucky winners! Like always I did not post last names or email addresses for your privacy, so if you made a comment here on the blog last week and think you’re one of the lucky winners, please be sure to check your email. You can also contact Heidi at 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? You know the drill! Leave me a comment for your chance to win. You can also win by commenting during STITCH with Lisa Bongean,” as well so be sure tomorrow when I spill the beans on what I have in store for you for the remainder of the year. Click below to watch. See you there ~Lisa

December 18th – Double Deal Day

Good morning from snowy and cold WI! It finally stopped snowing just a couple of hours ago after a three days storm, and man is it pretty out there! I’m excited to put all this perfect fresh snow to good use once I get my new skis in the next week or two. Heidi and I have narrowed it down to a couple of potential pairs, so now the next step is simply pulling the trigger. Once I make my final decision, they’ll need to be mounted and set for my weight and skill level. I’m getting VERY excited. It’s been a hot minute since I had new skis so this should be great – and if we continue to have snow like we just saw over the last couple of days, this season is going to be one for the books! I’ll keep you posted as we go!

Alright, let’s get down to business and go over the real reason you’re here – FLASH Sale details! Looking for a simple, fun, and FAST Christmas project? Today is your day!!! TODAY ONLY get my Yuletide Gatherings Patchwork Panel for only $7.79 each! The panel can be used to create quilts, pillows, runners, hanging décor, and more! Click below to get it now!

Looking for something a bit more personal and challenging? Why not make a Christmas quilt from my Yuletide Gatherings collection? TODAY ONLY get 30% OFF select Yuletide Gatherings quilt kits! Quantities are limited so if you see something you like, don’t wait! We wouldn’t want you to miss out on your dream Christmas quilt. Click the button below to order!

If you love Christmas projects and don’t already have a copy of my Yuletide Gatherings project book I highly recommend it for you. It features a nice variety of projects perfect to celebrate the winter season. From stockings, to pillows, to star blocks and ornaments, this book has everything you need to complete your holiday decorating. You can grab a copy for yourself and a few for gifts by clicking here!

Please don’t hate me… I’m going to say it – Christmas eve is only six days away not counting today!  I hope you have your shopping under control and that things are going smoothy. I am proud of myself this year since despite getting off to a slow start, I think I have my list pretty well complete. Thankfully too, since I don’t have a lot of free time during the week and I’d really prefer not to waste it fighting with last minute shoppers. Not to mention, I just looked outside and the neighbor’s flag pole is whipping around like crazy so common sense is telling me to stay cuddled up indoors today. No problem there – that’s what blustery Sundays are for! I think I’ll make something hot and good to eat and maybe tackle some more candy and treats… After all, you can’t ever have too many goodies around the house during the holidays. Not if you’re a good mom and Mi-Mi, that is!

Alright gang! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Remember that due to the preparations for our new website launch on January 6th, we will not be airing Shop Talk for the remainder of the year. In other words, we will not be going LIVE this Tuesday from the shop so if you try tune in, let’s just say you’re going to be waiting for… a while. LOL! Take care and I will see you all soon! ~Lisa

December 17th – Double Deal Day!

Oh! Hey there… I suppose you’re here looking for today’s daily deal. Great news – there’s more than one today… Here are the details! TODAY ONLY! Custom cut Farmhouse Flannel 6″ x 10″ pre-cuts are ONLY $20.00! As if that’s not enough awesomeness in one day, select Farmhouse Gatherings pillows are 30% OFF! Click the link below to load up on these easy-to-make, versatile home décor hacks. At this great price, you can’t afford not to!

You know how I love pillows… and these are some of my all-time favorites! They are all patterns from my project book Farmhouse Gatherings, so remember if you’re purchasing the kits and don’t already have the book, you’ll need it in order to get the patterns. This fun collection really never gets old. It features rustic inspired patterns in calming neutral tones. The projects not only include pillows, but beautiful quilts and wall-hangings as well. Plus, it’s a really great book to have for anyone who likes to hand-make gifts. Need to pick up a copy? Hit the link below!

See you all tomorrow with the latest FLASH Sale release (FLASH Sale details are also posted daily by 6:30 a.m. on both the public PG Facebook page and my STITCH Facebook group. If you are not already a member of the STITCH group, you must request to join in order to see the posts. It’s easy! Just answer the admin questions, wait for approval, and you’re in!). You can also find them by visiting our website. Click “NEW ITEMS” and then “Flash Sale” to see the daily deal)!!! Take care! ~Lisa


December 16th – TODAY ONLY Take 30% OFF all Urban Homestead Gatherings Quilt Kits in Stock!

Hey, hey! Good morning and T.G.I.F.! I’m excited to kick off the weekend with today’s awesome December daily FLASH Sale! If you’ve had your eye on a favorite quilt from my Urban Homestead Gatherings collection, today is your lucky day! TODAY ONLY take 30% OFF all Urban Homestead Gatherings quilt kits! We have limited quantities so don’t wait… These kits are selling like hotcakes! Click the button below to order before they’re gone! I hope you have a great day everyone! Just a quick reminder that due to the snowstorm that blew in earlier this week, we have painfully decided to cancel today’s Sit & Stitch session and our Friday fish fry. Stay tuned to my blog and facebook pages for updates on when they will be back on the schedule. Alright gang! That’s it for now but I will be back here on the blog again later this afternoon with this week’s Sewcialites 2 block release. Until then, keep your eyes on the prize – it’s almost the weekend! See you later on! ~Lisa