Easter is Here!

Can you believe Easter is this Sunday? Even though we’ve been talking about it and I knew it was coming up fast, it still somehow took me totally by surprise. Where does the time go? The last time we talked about Easter was back in March when it still felt like I had plenty of time to think about it. If I recall correctly, I was still in FL with my grandson Jace, enjoying Disney and the beach. Sunny blue skies and warm weather seem a world away at this point, especially after a nasty hail storm Tuesday and more snow in the forecast for tomorrow. As Nick and I walked out to retrieve the retreat house patio furniture from the garden Tuesday night, I reminded myself of how much I enjoy the variety and adventure of having four seasons – and that this too shall pass. In the meantime, the ugly weather is giving me the on-going perfect excuse to stay inside and stitch!

I couldn’t let this meaningful holiday pass us by without celebrating with you all somehow, so Jess and I came up with a fun little Easter game that we’re calling, Primitive Gatherings “EGG-Stravaganza!” Let me explain how it works! Now through April 17th, 2022 (April 16th for retail store purchases – we are closed Easter Sunday), with a $40.00 or more purchase (before tax and shipping) eligible customers customers can “Pick an Egg” from our lucky egg prize bin! Inside each egg is one of a variety of prizes that are sure to be a welcomed addition to your Easter basket this year. Prize possibilities include but are not limited to: a discount on your purchase that day, wool or fabric charms, Primitive Gatherings gift certificates, and more! There is a chance for 2 lucky winners (one from the Shop and one from Online) to receive 50% off their purchase!!!! Check out the official details below…

What are your plans for Easter Sunday? Will you be going out for brunch or cooking a big dinner at home? I love cooking for my family and have made many wonderful Easter dinners over the years. I do like to switch it up every once in a while though, so this year we decided to let someone else do all the work. Nick and I have a favorite spot that we love to go for country-style chicken dinner called Van Able’s. In fact, I want to give a little shout out to them for having what I consider hands-down, the best broasted chicken dinner in Wisconsin – and that’s saying a lot! This nostalgic supper club is known for miles around for their extensive menu and excellent service – not to mention they make my most favorite creamed green beans on the planet, “Bernice’s Beans”… Oof! I can’t wait. Just set the whole bowl in front of me… I should probably start fasting now to make room for it all!

Despite a busy holiday weekend coming up, I hope you find time to get some stitching in. I know I’ll be sneaking away to my sewing room any chance I get! If you’re looking for something fun to watch while you work, tune in today for my latest trunk show on Stitch with Lisa Bongean at 1PM CST! I’ll be taking a detailed look at each quilt in my brand new Garden Gatherings collection, as well as revisiting some pattern designs from one of my previous but similar lines, Flower Garden Gatherings.” If you’re hunting for a spring project to tackle or just love these fabrics, make sure to watch for some fun and fresh ideas by clicking the link below!Want a chance to win a prize? Leave me a comment below! Tell me what your favorite Easter treats are. What are your plans for the big day? We love to give away prizes to show our loyal fans and customers how much we appreciate them. I’d like to say congratulations to Kelly C. and Leann B. – you are our lucky blog prize winners this week! As always, I don’t want to post last names or email addresses for your privacy, so if you think you’re one of these lucky winners please check your email! You can also contact Heidi at heidin@primitivegatherings.us if you have not already received an email from her. She will use your email address to confirm that you are in fact the winner (in the case that there is someone with the same initials, she will determine the correct person with matching email credentials)! If you’re not a winner this week, please keep trying. You could be next! Take care everyone. ~Lisa