Baby it’s Really, REALLY Cold Outside!

Hey everyone – welcome back! If you are anywhere near me, I hope you’re making the most of this blustery and frigid day. I’m sure you heard by now that we decided to close the shop before it even had a chance to open this morning, due to some seriously nasty weather out there. Much to Nick’s delight, the snow seems to have subsided – at least for the moment – but that’s not really the issue either way. The real danger of a storm like this is the sub-zero temps paired up with some super strong winds, resulting in wind chill temperatures in the negative 40’s (yes, seriously). What makes it even crazier, is that the forecast is saying that by mid-week next week we’ll be up in the 40’s. I’m not even kidding – check it out! I really feel sorry for the arthritis sufferers out there – Nick included. He has not let me forget how much drastic changes in the weather make him ache all over, especially his shoulder. I do feel bad for him, especially since he’s been doing all the snow removal between Primitive Gatherings and Anchor Point. For those of you who aren’t from a snowy climate, what that basically means is he has to be up around 3-4:00 a.m. to start the first of many rounds of plowing the parking lot and clearing entry ways and sidewalks so our customers and staff can park and get into the building safely. He also has our house to worry about in between so that I can get where I need to go. It’s no wonder he’s pooped by mid-afternoon! Whether or not he gets any rest is always up to Mother Nature considering he’s at her mercy depending on how much snow she decides to send. I hope he knows I appreciate him. In fact, I feel like I might have a little crush… LOL Shout out to Nick – thank you for all you do!!!

Despite the shop being closed I hope you were all able to hop online and take advantage of the on-going 25% OFF FLASH Sale, going on now through Monday December 26th, 2022. If you missed out on all the great deals we had going on throughout the month of December, now is your time to do some catching up! Get 25% OFF store and site-wide (new items are not included and have been removed from the website until after the sale is over). Click the button below to shop til your heart’s content!

As I mentioned above, there are several new items we did not include in the sale because they are so new, so if you can’t find something on the website you know was just there yesterday, that’s most likely the reason (sewing machines and subscription boxes are also not included in the sale).

Well folks, you’d have to be absolutely crazy to be outdoors voluntarily for any extended period of time on a day like today. I mean, we’re no strangers to lots of snow and temps below zero but this is extreme and could be deadly in a matter of minutes. I spent my day inside with my family, cozy and happy as a clam. I managed to get some baking and a bit of present wrapping done, along with the finishing touches on my decorating. We don’t have any big plans for Christmas, just hanging out at home where we belong. I’ve learned just how over-rated traveling can be over the years and I really don’t need it anymore. I mean, I work hard all week to pay for this shack, so I like to spend time in it when I can!

Even Jax who usually gets the immediate zoomies in the snow is like… no thanks when it’s time to let him out in this garbage. I can’t say I blame him but on the other hand, I think he’s learning to enjoy the good life a little too much sometimes. Diva much? He’s certainly made himself right at home not only in our house but in our hearts… and has even won over the grooming lady by being the best dog ever during his first spa trip yesterday. Look at that face! He really is a great dog. They don’t come any better!

Alright everyone, I have cookies in the oven that I need to check on. Don’t forget, if you haven’t gotten everything off your wish list you still have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 26th to get 25% off everything in stock at Primitive Gatherings! Want even more insight on what’s on sale? If you didn’t already watch, you can catch the replay of this week’s STITCH with Lisa Bongean on YouTube by hitting the link below. There is a lot of great information on upcoming events, subscriptions, what’s on sale, and more! Click below to watch! Have a wonderful Christmas eve eve friends. Stay warm and get some stitching in if you can. We all know it’s good for the soul! I will see you all back here soon. Happy holidays from me, Nick, and my entire staff at Primitive Gatherings! ~Lisa



Tuesday, December 13th – Large Primitive Gatherings Tote Bags Are Only $8.00!

Good morning once again friends! Here we go again with another great Primitive Gatherings FLASH Sale! Today I’m offering my large canvas PG Logo Tote Bags for only $8.00 each (regularly $12.00)! These bags are quality built with super sturdy, durable canvas. They’re great for carrying your projects around from place to place, plus a ton of other uses like shopping, the beach, or if you’re like us in WI – extra winter clothing for the car in case of an emergency. The possibilities are endless. I even have one packed and ready to go for when I take the boys to the water park!Who needs a stocking to stuff when you have one of these Primitive Gatherings Totes to fill? These also make great gifts for that hard-to-shop-for fellow stitcher in your life. Fill it will fabric, notions, apparel, and more – all of which you can find at Primitive Gatherings, of course! Already have a stocking going but need more to go in it? One of these rolls up small enough to add to the mix. Whatever way you choose is sure to be a hit for Christmas or any time of the year. Click above to get yours – and a few for your friends – while the gettin’ is good!

I hope you enjoy your day! I will see you tomorrow with another great Primitive Gatherings FLASH Sale! Until then, happy shopping everyone! ~Lisa


Monday, December 12th – Check Me Out Quilt Kits ONLY $200!

Hey everyone, good morning and happy Monday to you! Here are today’s FLASH SALE details… You might remember Check Me Out from my Summer Block of the Week from 2020. If you loved that quilt but missed out on participating in the BOW, now’s your chance to grab the full pattern and kit for this stunning quilt for the crazy low price of only $200.00 – TODAY ONLY!

Available in two color ways – Urban Scrappy or Homestead Scrappy – this stunner of a quilt measures 79″ x 81″ when finished, making it a nice size to display as a bed cover or over the back of your favorite loveseat. Grab it now at the best price of the year by clicking the button above to order!

Have a great day and I will see you back here on the blog later this afternoon when I got over the latest Meet Me in the Garden Sew-Along round release (quilt assembly). See you then! ~Lisa

Cure Your Holiday Hangover with 25% OFF Store-Wide at Primitive Gatherings!

Hey everyone, and welcome back! As usual, there is a lot going on around here today after taking some much-needed time off to celebrate the holiday. Isn’t it amazing how fast a few days can go by? It really is crazy how time flies. As most of you know, I was happy to be home at Anchor Point with Nick and my family this Thanksgiving where we spent time together relaxing and eating entirely too much – it was perfect. Good company, an abundance of delicious home-cooked food, and being able to crawl into my own bed when it’s all said and done are just about all I need to feel like I’ve celebrated appropriately. Then, just when I think I can’t stand to look at another piece of turkey, mashed potatoes, or pumpkin pie for one more second, “Project Leftovers” ensues immediately the next day… Gluttons for punishment we are. Ahh, and how glorious it is.

Anyway, I hope you had a great celebration with your friends and family as well. It’s always kind of tough to get back into the swing of work related things after a big holiday like that (believe me I know), but for whatever reason I was up early chomping at the bit this morning, ready to get back at it. We just have SO much going on that I get anxious in the gate if I sit around for too long. Because of the crazy amount of activity happening last week, I was pretty busy all the days leading up to Thanksgiving. I didn’t really have much time to think about Black Friday or Cyber Monday so I thought heck, let’s do something fun on Tuesday to help cure everyone’s holiday hangover. That’s why tomorrow, Tuesday November 29th we are having what I’m calling my Cyber Tuesday Hangover Sale at Primitive Gatherings! Let me give you the details… Starting at midnight, you will receive 25% OFF everything in stock – both in-store and online (offer includes regularly priced items only – offer does not include pre-ordered items, the Red & White Gatherings fabric line, Bernina products, or any other sewing machines)!

This is my way of celebrating Thanksgiving and showing how much I am thankful for all of YOU! That pretty much means that now is the perfect time for you to put a dent in your holiday shopping list and stock up on last-minute Christmas projects, stocking stuffers, and other gifts! The best news is, this sale is both in-store and online, so if you can’t make it into the shop, simply shop online!

Sometimes shopping for my fellow stitching friends can be a bit challenging, considering it seems like most of them already have everything they need. When this happens, I usually turn to our apparel and home décor items. We offer things like t-shirts and other unique tops, jewelry, home décor, festive socks, stoneware mugs, tumblers, paper goods, soaps, caramels, Christmas items, and more to choose from! You can find a great selection on our website under the GIFTS/HOME tab! You can also click the button below to check it out. And remember, if you shop tomorrow you get %25 OFF. Can’t lose!

Are you ready to shop all night? I don’t know about you, but I do some of my best gift selecting in the wee hours of the morning when nobody else is awake to bother me. That also helps to keep my purchases a secret as well – LOL! Alright everybody, I’m going to head home but we’ll be back tomorrow LIVE with Shop Talk at 9:30 a.m. Jess is going to steal the show and talk all about some more super exciting news: Red & White Gatherings has finally arrived! We’re also going to be discussing another one of my recent lines, Rustic Gatherings so you don’t want to miss that. Set your reminders now and I will there in the comment section! Simply click the button below to tune in. Have a great night and see you soon! ~Lisa