July 23, 2016

Christmas in July {Day 2}

Welcome back to another whimsical day on our {Christmas in July Event}!  We hope you are joining us and taking advantage of some fun new designs & great specials!


Today's patterns/kits, specials & Holiday tidbits are up & ready to enjoy!  You can go to our website at www.buttermilkbasin.com and get inspired!!!  

Don't forget!!!!  FREE Shipping ALL WEEK!  We will add your orders together and ship them in 1 box once the Christmas In July Event winds up!!!

Her's a sneak peek... Enjoy!





July 22, 2016

New July Truck, Christmas in July, CAMP BASIN & MORE!

Happy, Happy "Lucky" Friday everyone!  What a fantastic & creative week this has been!  I hope you all enjoyed the Summer Blog Hop, and my day yesterday on the hop!  If you were just getting comfortable & looking forward to my blogging... I am back with more good stuff!!

 

Today is the release of our {NEW} Vintage Truck thru the Year, July pattern/kits!  We geared this design up for an everyday patriotic themed one!   We know many of you love to keep Americana décor out all year long in your homes!  We love this one, too!  And as always, when it comes to our kits, you will get the same wool we used on our project!  But when the wool runs out… out kits will run out!  So be sure to hop on the website and order your kit asap so you don't miss out!


Today starts our Christmas in July Event! 
I am excited & in the Spirit of Giving!!!  So, for the next WEEK… I will be putting new kits, wool bundles, floss bundles, specials, patterns etc., on the website under {Christmas in July under Shop Online} that are "Christmas" related, for the next 7 days!  Quantities will be limited… so if you want it, order it before it sells out!  You can order any items, (not just the new goods or specials) any day, and we will ship them all to you in one package after our event wraps up for FREE, FREE, FREE anywhere in the US!  How cool is that, you can even order the NEW July Vintage Truck kits and we will ship it to you for FREE?!?!  Spread the word!  We hope it is well received, so we could consider doing it again!!!!  Tis the Season gals… Be ready to be inspired & have FUN!   

 

If that isn't enough… We have been busy behind the scenes for quite some time getting ready to introduce "CAMP BASIN" to you!  So…grab your girlfriends and join us as we celebrate "All Things Camping" at Camp BASIN!   This will be an adventurous journey filled with an array of designs including vintage trucks & travel trailers, campfires & camping in wool & cotton!  We hope to bring back those warm childhood memories & embark on new ones with our "campers" both at the shop & online!   As Camp Basin Counselor, I promise to make you all "Happy Campers"!!!!!!  It will be launching this September!!! Stay tuned….

WOOLSTOCK update!  We are filling up!  So if you are pondering coming… let us know ASAP!  We also are letting the "cat out of the bag" by letting you know my massage therapist will be providing those of you who are coming with chair massages if you would like on Saturday of the event!!!!  {You know I am going to enjoy spoiling you!!!!}



 As always, thanks for your business and working with us as we grow!  We LOVE you all and look forward to going into the shop each day to see what awaits us!  When you have a great group of gals working with you, like I do, they also, make each day exciting & fun!  This week was a blast!  We celebrated Taylor's {Jody's daughter} birthday!  She came and helped us out 2 days this week!  We enjoyed the meatballs {that I brought in…that were made from Debbie's recipe on the blog hop!} {Yummy!}  Kelly stitched up the July truck, while I worked on the blog posts, Christmas in July {that starts today!} & my Glory B project for the hop!  Good times, good times!!!  Let's keep the fun going! 

Have a great weekend and be sure to leave a comment over on our Facebook, as I am giving away NEW JULY Truck Patterns & Kits, too!!!!!!!!  Let me know if you enjoyed the hop, Anna's {hilarious} interviews with me, or are looking forward to any upcoming things at the BASIN!!!!!!

July 21, 2016

Summer Blog Hop {Day 14} * Christmas in July Event

Welcome to the final day... {Day 14} of our Summer Blog Hop! 
We hope you all had a fantastic time on our hop!  Thank you all SEW much for following along with us these past two weeks!!  We hope we brightened your days and provided you with plenty of projects & inspiration!!!  And...let's give ALL the designers participating in the hop, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU, for making this happen with me!  I am so grateful for each one of them & can't wait to start planning the next one!!!!!

Before I share my super cute project with you below, I would like to share some BIG NEWS with you!  First, tomorrow marks the start of our Christmas in July Event!  We have NEW designs, awesome specials, new products and so much more in store for you!  You will be able to order all of the items online!  Each day, I will post here and on FB with our Christmas in July daily happenings!  So... be sure to follow along! 

Next up... we will be starting CAMP BASIN in September!!!  Our "Camper Themed" Vintage Truck thru the Year design was such a hit, that we went ahead and designed more projects that we will start sharing with you in September!  Be sure to check back here tomorrow, as more info becomes available!


Don't forget... This starts tomorrow!!!!!

More info will be available starting tomorrow on here and then the website shortly....

My Summer Tidbits!
1.       Green thumb or not?  Green thumb all the way!  I grew up with my Great Grandma Lily who had many flower beds that I helped her weed!  I also was fortune to learn a lot from my mother, Linda who was a Master Gardener.  She could make anything grow to its full potential!  We just added a new shade garden {posted on Instagram!}.
2.       Average temperature where I live in the Summer?  MN is actually pretty nice!  Most days are in the 80' and not too humid!  The summers are too short though!!!
3.       How do you stay cool during the Summer?  Air conditioning everywhere!!!! LOL!
4.       Favorite Summer drink?  Arne Palmer or Strawberry Lemonade!
5.       How did you celebrate 4th of July?  We hit the longest parade in MN on the 4th, played Bingo, I worked at the shop & then we lit off "legal" fireworks and had s'mores!!! 
6.       What type of s’mores do you like?  Standard or?  I love the standard... but I am also a big fan of peanut butter cup ones, too!!!! YUM! 
7.       Do you frequent any farmer’s markets during the week?  I usually do.  This summer is the first summer that I haven't.  I better get on it!
8.       Favorite fruit?  My FAV fruit would be a yellow apple or a banana!
9.       Do you do any handwork outside during the week?  I usually stitch by the table.  However, my patio table is the perfect height so I have done some stitching out there this summer & love it! 
10.   Favorite Summer tradition?  My family and I are HUGE fair goers!  We go to many county fairs throughout the summer and count down the days for the MN Great Get Together, the State Fair!!! 

Click link below to go to our website to purchase your kit for $13.95!

Glory B Instructions:
Cut a piece of tan wool 3.25 X 9.25 inches.  Cut two pieces of red fabric 5.25 X 11.25 inches; set aside.  Using your favorite wool appliqué method, cut out each wool piece and position in place on the tan wool. Use coordinating floss to blanket stitch around each piece securing them in place.  Use 2 strands of red floss to chain stitch lines on flag.  Use 2 strands of black floss to stitch lines on bee & antennas.  Sew a small red button in the center of the flower.  After you have finished stitching the design, center the tan design piece on the right side of one piece of red fabric.  Use 3 strands of blue floss to blanket stitch the tan piece to the red fabric.  Put the right sides together of the tan design piece and the other piece of red fabric and using a 1/4 inch seam, sew around the rectangle leaving a 1.5 inch opening at the bottom.  Clip corners and turn right side out.  Press & enjoy!
Click link below for pattern!



Again, thank you all for following along!  Please be sure to "like" and follow us designers, ,so you don't miss out on our new releases, daily happenings and more! 
All My Best!  Stacy



July 20, 2016

Summer Blog Hop {Day 13}


Welcome back to our {Day 13} of our Summer Blog Hop!  We have a couple more exciting days left on the hop... so enjoy today before I wrap up the hop tomorrow with my complimentary design and tasty potluck recipe!  Hopefully, we will go out with a big bang!!!!

Did you enjoy Leonie's post?  Weren't her pictures beautiful and the project fantastic?  I loved the small quilt she did in wool & cotton!  The colors are so pretty!  Here it is!!!  {Darling!}  If you missed it, just go back to yesterday's post and click her link!  It will take you right there!

Blueberries and Cream

Today on {Day 13} is Ali, from Ali Strebel Designs!  As you have heard me mention before, Ali is a one of the Kindred Spirits gals from back in the day!  We owe a lot of gratitude to her and her partner for being a big influence in the primitive world! 

Ali loves to rug hook, hold classes/teach & and is known for her mixed mediums in her designs!  She very creative, has a unique primitive style and loves working with her hands!  Be sure to read her blog as your will get inspired to try a new technique or two!  Enjoy!

Ali's Summer Tidbits!
1. Green thumb or not?  I used to do a huge amount of container gardening, but the last couple of years have cut way back. I had to have someone come water when I was traveling and it just got to be to much trouble. Now I have a few containers and add color in with my perennials
2. Average temperature where I live in the Summer?  It is usually in the 80's!
3. How do you stay cool during the Summer?  Fans!
4. Favorite Summer drink?  We had a cookout and enjoyed fireworks.
5. How did you celebrate 4th of July?  We celebrated with a cookout and fireworks.
6. What type of s’mores do you like?  Standard or?  The standard is good for me!
7. Do you frequent any farmer’s markets during the week?  Just once and awhile.
8. Favorite fruit?    Watermelon!
9. Do you do any handwork outside during the week?   I love sitting on my deck in the early morning and evenings, when it's not so hot.
10. Favorite Summer tradition?  Heading off the beach, always the beach, and watching the grandkids play baseball.
RECIPE
Whenever I head out to a cookout I always just take a big bowl of cut up fruit. Watermelon, pineapple, grapes, strawberries, etc. My grandkids love it, and I always go home with an empty bowl.

Here is a sneak peek of Ali's great designs!  I can't wait to see what she has in store for us!!!!

Here is her link to click and head to her blog for the project! 

And DON"T forget to stop back for the last hurrah on the Summer Blog Hop!!!!


{Day 1}
July 8th * Quilts by Cheri
{Day 2}
July 9th * Calico Moon
{Day 3}
July 10th * Gail Pan Designs
{Day 4}
July 11th * Heartspun Quilts
{Day 5}
July 12th * Crabapple Hill
{Day 6}
July 13th * Notforgotten Farm
{Day 7}
July 14th * Wooden Spool Designs
{Day 8}
July 15th * Plum Cute Designs
{Day 9}
July16th * Lynette Anderson Designs
{Day 10}
July 17th * Kathy Schmitz
{Day 11}
July 18th * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
{Day 12}
July 19th Leonie Bateman Designs
{Day 13}
July 20th * Ali Strebel Designs
{Day 14}
July 21st * Buttermilk Basin

July 19, 2016

Summer Blog Hop {Day 12}



 Welcome Everyone!  Today is another "NEW" designer day, on {Day 12,} of our Summer Blog Hop!  I am so excited!  Before I introduce her... Did you enjoy the "slice of summer" from Kathy yesterday?  Who thinks of that!  I thought she was very clever... and the sewing keep was just sweet!  I am hoping you gals are all making up these goodies and sharing them on Instagram #summerbloghop #buttermilkbasin #(the designer who the project is from) and on our FB page!  We LOVE seeing your work and sharing the blog hop with as many peeps as we can!  After all, that is all this blog is intended for... to brighten these lazy days of summer for you all!!!!

If you missed Kathy's project... here it is!  {CUTE!} Remember, you can go back and check each day for ALL the wonderful designer's projects if  you are just joining us!

On to today's lovely designer.....
Today I am excited to welcome a NEW designer to the hop!  She is another Australian friend, Leonie, from Leonie Bateman Designs!  I can still remember when we first met at spring market, years ago!  We were down the same row!  And, since she flew in, she could not bring many props for her booth... so, if you know me... I tend to bring more props then I need {lol!}, so I was more than happy to lend her some for her display!  ***Not that she needed any... her work was lovely!!!   Since then, I always look forward to seeing her at market!!! 

Leonie loves to work with both cottons {from her fabric lines} & wool!  Her color combinations are so unique, yet stunning, as you will see in her complimentary project!   Speaking of stunning... check out the view below!  Breathtaking!!!  AND... it is just a little stroll down the road from her!!! 


Leonie's Summer FUN Tidbits....

1.   Green thumb or not?  In my previous life (before it became super hectic!) I’d like to think that I was! I did have a beautiful cottage garden here in Australia where I used to spend a lot of time with my two girls when they were little. Now, in our new home in New Town, which is just a couple of minutes from the capital city of Hobart, my garden looks sad and is just begging for some love and attention! When time allows, I will pull out the ugly overgrown ivy and replace it with beautiful Iceberg roses and pretty sea-side daisies, both of which grow very well here in Tasmania and when I do, I shall show the world!!
2.   Average temperature where I live in the Summer?  The warmest months are December, January, February and March with average temperatures of around 21°C. We can get it as hot as 38-40°C here, but not very often, although on Christmas Day last year, it was a hot 36°C and I was cooking a hot lunch with no air-con!! Not very pleasant at all! Hobart is Australia's second-driest capital city.
3.   How do you stay cool during the Summer?  Only a ten minute walk from our home is a walking track that winds its way along the Derwent River, down into the city of Hobart. It’s always lovely and cool, as the breeze comes in off of the water . . . or sometimes a stroll through the Botanical Gardens full of huge shade trees and the softest green grass you’ll ever find . . . still only five minutes from home.
4.   Favorite Summer drink?   Ok I have to confess, I do love to have a nice cold beer on a stinking hot day! It’s a real thirst quencher for me. Another fave of mine is iced water with slices of lemon and sprigs of mint. . .
5.   How did you celebrate 4th of July?  Here in Australia we don’t celebrate the 4th of July as you do in the US. But I did have dinner with a bunch of girlfriends at our favourite Italian Restaurant on the evening of the 4th and it was a real hoot, let me tell you! 
6.   What type of s’mores do you like? Standard or?  S’More? Never had one! I’m certainly a newbie to the world of s'mores – there’s quite an extensive and can I say, impressive amount of information out there on how to make them, I think this Summer I need to try my hand at them! 
7.   Do you frequent any farmer’s markets during the week?  Absolutely! There’s one just down the road from where I live (yes, everything is pretty close by in Hobart!). They have the most amazing produce to choose from, all locally grown and we come home with way more than we need!
8.   Favourite fruit?   I can’t pick just one so I’d have to say blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, mangoes and pineapple! Scrumdidlyumptious!
9.   Do you do any handwork outside during the week?  I don’t venture outside with my handwork as I tend to sew only in the evenings after I’ve finished work in the studio – and besides there are too many bugs in the Summer here! Urrrrgh!
10.   Favourite Summer tradition?  Heading off with the family to sit on the grassy hill complete with a picnic lunch to watch Australia play cricket at Bellerive oval – nothing beats a good game of Aussie cricket in Summer!

Doesn't this look delicious?!?!  Such a pretty dish, too!!!!


Please click the link below and enjoy Leonie's day on the hop!


See you again tomorrow!!!!

{Day 1}
July 8th * Quilts by Cheri
{Day 2}
July 9th * Calico Moon
{Day 3}
July 10th * Gail Pan Designs
{Day 4}
July 11th * Heartspun Quilts
{Day 5}
July 12th * Crabapple Hill
{Day 6}
July 13th * Notforgotten Farm
{Day 7}
July 14th * Wooden Spool Designs
{Day 8}
July 15th * Plum Cute Designs
{Day 9}

July16th * Lynette Anderson Designs
{Day 10}
July 17th * Kathy Schmitz
{Day 11}
July 18th * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
{Day 12}
July 19th Leonie Bateman Designs
{Day 13}
July 20th * Ali Strebel Designs
{Day 14}
July 21st * Buttermilk Basin




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