March 22, 2015

Quilt Shop...Drop off!

Hello!  Yesterday I swung over to Four Season's Quilt Shop!  It's a great shop and my good friend (and stitcher) Joey works there!  Luckily, I can multi task when I am there!  I can shop and drop off!!!  I had to take a picture of this beautiful collection featured right when you walk in the door!  I wish you could see the entire circle because it was stunning and so perfect for spring!  The picture doesn't do it justice!  It really was a breath of fresh air!

Joann and the gals at the shop are all fabulous and super sweet!  She features something for everyone from Cival War (my FAV), flannels, baby, wool & so much more!  It's a great place to stop if you get to the Twin Cities!  Check out her awesome clubs to if you get a chance!
Everyone... Meet Joey!  She's my embroidery go to gal!  I hope you like Redwork because she's stitched up some beautiful pieces!  They will be released in May!  She's working on some machine quilting here at the shop!  A very talented gal!  
Here lies the Cival War sections!  Heaven!  Back to work!!!  Enjoy your Sunday everyone!  




March 20, 2015

Road Trippin with the gals!

Spring sure sprung today on our junkin road trip!  Kelly, Kathy, Hannah & I headed out early this morning for a day of laughing & junkin!  What a blast!  We hit numerous places, scored a few treasures, ate at the Lion's Tap (best burger joint in the cities), and wrapped up our trip at Nothing bundt Cakes!  All around a great day!  Hope you enjoy a few pics from our big day out in the town!




March 17, 2015

NEW Mystery BOM Reveal & Lucky Friday WInner!

Happy St. Patty's Day & welcome to Block #3 of our Buttermilk Basin FREE "Mystery" BOM & Stitch-a-Long! 
 
 If you are looking into working with wool... now is the time to try it! I know you will completely fall in love with it! If you have been following along ~ AWESOME! Keep sharing your pics with us! We love to share & inspire! Don't forget to share our page/pattern as well with your stitching group! We have received a couple pics of groups working on it! How cool! Again we will also be offering kits on our website at www.buttermilkbasin.com. Quantity is limited! Click the link gals and enjoy! And remember... everyone needs to be a "Queen Bee" for a day! Please stop back later as I will be posting a yummy St. Patty's Day Dessert (it is chillin' right now!!) Happy Stitching!!!
 
Also, I finally got time to read thru your awesome comments from the blog hop/lucky Friday!  It is important to me to read them all and them randomly pick the winners... I always read every comment!  So thanks for waiting on this one!  The 3 LUCKY Friday Winners are.....  {Please email us at orders@buttermilkbasin.com by Thursday 19th with your mailing info so we can send out your wool bundle to you!!!  Thanks again for joining in the fun!
 

Meredith said...
Meredith -It is your Lucky Day on St. Patty's Day!
March 13, 2015 at 5:49 AM
 annita flatland said...
Annita -I hope she does the towel for a 4-H project!  That would be awesome!  The BOM is up!
March 13, 2015 at 7:04 AM
 Brenda Jeffers said...
Brenda - I am GAME for the State Fair!!!! And Cat Rescue!!!!
March 13, 2015 at 8:39 AM

 
Hope you enjoy block 3!
 
Buttermilk Basin Mystery BOM * March Block 3 * Click link below for pattern!

 

March 14, 2015

Can it really be? Last hop day?

Happy Saturday! 
WOW!  As another blog hop comes to a close... I want to take this time to thank all my designer pals for their time, effort and fantastic designs they designed for the hop!  You know I think you all ROCK!  Also, a HUGE thank you goes out to you and your friends for taking time out of each of your days to follow and support our hop!  Without you all... there would be no hop!  Now just because the hop is over, doesn't mean we stop sharing, designing and blogging!  We are just getting started gals!  Since many of us are in the same industry the BIG quilt show is just around the corner which means new designs, new fabrics, new wools, new plans and new show circuits starting again... and MUCH MORE blogging!  Us gals need to keep you inspired and entice you to keep creating with our new designs!  So the party continues!  Please keep following us and sharing in our journeys! 
 
I hope you enjoyed my little bunny design!  I am anxiously awaiting your pics coming at me left and right as you finish it up!  I am betting someone has already completed it and will be sending it to me shortly!  I have been loving how fast some of you have jumped in on the hop and did each one as they were posted!  How cool is that!  And for those of you who have not had the started... just make sure you print off the pattern in case they get deleted at some point!  You can always save your copy and whip them up when you get a chance!
 
Be sure to CELEBRATE St. Patty's Day with us as we reveal {BLOCK 3} in our "MYSTERY" BOM!  We plan on making it a fun day on blog and FB page as we reveal the block and give everyone a little more time to enjoy the wrapping up of the blog hop!  So please spread the word that St. Patty's day is the BIG day! 
 
 

Don't forget I will be posting the "LUCKY" Friday winners later today {since I wrote this post earlier...Friday in blog land is not over!}...  I also have not finished reading all the comments {busy day}, and like to take my time and enjoy them!  So I will get to that after the hope wraps up for the day! 



Let's get back to the Spring Thyme Blog Hop!!  My good friend Sheri, from Calico Moon will wrap up the last day of the hop!  I can't think of a cuter spring project to complete our hop with! Who doesn't love a good old fashioned chicken design! Maybe we should celebrate too and make her yummy bread recipe!  Here is her Q &A!  Enjoy!  Don't forget to click the link and head to her FB page for the pattern and recipe once you are done reading the post!  Thanks again for making our hop a fantastic one! 
 
Hi! I am Sheri from Calico Moon. I have been running our shop for 22 years with my mother. Our shop is an entire lifestyle, PRIMITIVE with home decor, reproduction fabrics, wool and rug hooking.
 
My favorite medium to work in is wool and quilting. 
 
I love to create a quilt and then hook a rug that compliments the quilt. I love different textures in my home from wood, metal and textiles. 
 
The most indispensable tool are SCISSORS. 
You need them for everything! Not just sewing! I have scissors everywhere in the house and I collect old ones as well. 
 
My design style is primitive, funky-junky. 
 
I love to collect things that are and were practical, like drying racks, brooms, scissors, galvanized buckets, ect. 
 
My next ambition would be to design and make cowboy boots!  I love my boots to have lots of stitch work on them as well as lots of inlays.  It reminds me of the work that goes into making a quilt, rug ,ect.  They are for sure works of art!
 
 


March 13, 2015

Hop this way!! Today is my day!

Spring Greetings my friends! 
After 12 days of prepping for everyone... {which I absolutely love!}Today is my day on the hop!  I am super excited!  Like you, I have been waiting with anticipation for the big "reveal" each day!  I have also enjoyed reading every one's tidbits, collecting their recipes & most importantly... hearing {from many of you} how much this hop continues to inspire you... and brighten your days! 
 If you all are enjoying it... I am a happy girl!
 
 When I thought about my project... I thought it would be neat to do something a little different for you.... So I decided to do an appliqued tea towel!  To continue with the "spring" theme.. Hannah & I chose these perfect Cadbury Egg Cookie recipe to make!  I thought it would be a fun way for her to also be a part of my hop!  I always enjoy seeing my girls learning and enjoying being in the kitchen! 

Before I forget... the link to Threadwork Primitives was not working... Please visit Nan at http://threadworkprimitives.blogspot.com/ if you missed her yesterday!
 
So let's get rolling... Here is my Q & A!  Hopefully you can learn a new tidbit or two about me! :)
 
Q & A
Tell us briefly about yourself... 
Minnesota girl born & raised * Grew up in a small town with only 1 stop light * Raised rabbits, chickens, cows, ducks & geese out in the country * 4-H girl & supporter * CAT Lover * Eat dessert first kinda girl * No coffee... Iced Diet Coke please! * Dreamer * Momma to two darling girls- Hannah & Grace * Happily married to Corporate George * BIG CITY girl now * Love to host parties & CrEaTe!
 
Favorite medium to work in?
Pencil, Ink & Wool!    
 
What inspires you?
Opportunities to follow your bliss!   
 
Indispensable tool? 
Good old fashioned pencil & paper!
 
Your design style in 3 words?
Creative * Original * Evolving 
 
On the drawing board?
New & exciting patterns designed around my fabric line, Humble Beginnings from Diamond Textiles!    
 
You collect?
Too much "good stuff"! {And yes, my husband knows I love to shop/collect!!! Usually he has to unload my "good stuff" for me! LOL!}  However... I love me a good vintage prop, old scissors, vintage Halloween & Christmas decorations, worn & loved quilts, memories and so much more!  
 
On your bucket list?
Publish a magazine * Attend other state's, State Fairs with my family * Rescue Cats/Cat Farm * Inspire Others!
 

Click green link below for the pattern template!
 
Please share pictures of this project {or any other Buttermilk Basin design} on our Facebook Page, Blog or email us... and we will post it for everyone to see! 
Here are the pattern Instructions!
Note: Pattern is reversed, as we prefer to use the fusible web technique.  However, we encourage you to use your favorite wool appliqué method!  Next, cut out each wool piece in the color as shown in the picture.  Find the center of the towel and position the grass about 2 inches up from the bottom edge of the towel.  Use coordinating floss to blanket stitch around each piece; securing them in place.  Use brown floss to stitch whiskers on bunny and pink floss to stitch the nose also on the bunny.  Use 2 strands of tan floss to chain stitch the line between the bunny's ears.  Stitch a couple blades of grass on each end of the patch of grass.  Sew rick rack on near the bottom edge of your towel.  Tie a bow with tan ribbon and sew in place!  Hang and enjoy!
 
Spring Thyme Recipe from the Basin
BTW!  We did not put near the amount of chocolate chips in there are they were still very yummy!
 
 
"LUCKY" FRIDAY...Every FRIDAY!
For those of you who have took the time to read my post.... I have a little surprise for you!  Do you see those precious wool bundles in the picture above?  I am giving away 3 spring colored bundles to 3 "LUCKY" Chicks today!  To enter... simply leave a comment below for your chance to win!  Be sure to check back on Saturday to see if you are a winner! 
And remember... Every FRIDAY is "LUCKY" Friday! 
Good Luck!
 
 
Autumn in the Country... BARN EVENT {2}
DON'T FORGET!  Registration is now open for one of the most unique experiences in wool & thread!  Visit our website for more info and updates on the BARN EVENT {2} happenings!  Grab your girlfriend and come, enjoy a weekend in the country with us!


   See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...
 
March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives 
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico Moon






 

March 12, 2015

New Designer in the hop!!!!

Hello!!!  It's another fantastic day in our Spring Thyme Blog Hop!  Meg just shared her pansy needle keep with us and today I'm introducing you to a new and talented needle worker!!  {Keep reading and be sure to click her link below to head to her blog!}
Today we were commenting at the shop how fast this hop seems to be flying by!  I can't believe we are down to two of us after today!  Let's enjoy it while we can gals!!!

Today was a great day at the shop!  Jodi and I worked all day until we finished up 3 small quilts!  They are ready for the quilter!  Yeehaw!  I love progress!!!  I know you are going to love these quilts too!  They are a little different then the norm- so it will be fun to see what you think!!!  I'm back at the shop in the morning for another day of sewing/picking out binding etc with Kelly!  

I'm so excited for you to meet my sweet friend Nan, from Threadwork Primitives!  She's a very talented needle worker!  I know you will just love her and her work! 

Everyone, please welcome Nan to our fantastic hop!!! 

Q & A 

Tell usbriefly about yourself… 

Hello, I'm Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primtives and so happy to be apart of this Spring Thyme Blog Hop.

One of my favorite hobbies is gardening.  I wish I had more time for it, but I love to get out there and get my hands dirty.  So, I'm looking forward to some warmerweather.

Favorite Medium to work in?  Cross Stitch....oh how I love linen and floss

What inspires you?  Antique Needlework has always been a great inspiration to me.

Indispensable tool?  My 45-Degree Angle quilting ruler

Your Design style in 3 words? Perfectly Primitive

On the drawing board?  A funand easy cross stitch kit for Spring

Youcollect?  Too many things....but my most teasured are my antique sewing notions

On your bucket list?  To get out to visit as many cross stitch shops as I can this year. 

Please click her link and head over to her blog for your pattern & recipe!  Enjoy!!
www.threadworkprimitives.blogspot.com

See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...
 
March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives 
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin

March 14 * Calico Moon

March 11, 2015

Spring has sprung!!!

Hello Gals!  Today was just a fun day!  All the snow has melted at the shop!  I can't believe it! No more slipping on the ice as you try to unlock the door!!!  {Simple JOYS!} I also opened the windows in the house for the cats sit by and watch the birds fly and leaves blow... It is so great to be able to enjoy the fresh air after a long winter!  Spring really is such a blessing!
 
Speaking of spring... Did you all go to Lori's blog yesterday and see her darling project (below) and all her spring pictures!  She also posted this chicken one and I just fell in love with it!  It reminds me so much of home... We raised chickens in all varieties & colors! I even got them all clean and shiny for their trip to the annual Roseau County Fair for 4-H!  Such good memories!!!  Please visit her blog if you haven't already done so! 
 
Notforgotten Farm's Project
Notforgotten Farm's Chickens!  Too cute!

Up next is Meg from Crabapple Hill!  Here is a sneak peek of her cute little needle case... I also know she has a fantastic pie recipe that we all need to try! 
If only we lived closer!!  Enjoy!
Click the link and hop over her way!
 

See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...
 
March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico Moon
 
 


March 10, 2015

Keep Hopping... Easter Goodies!

Easter Book Page Bunting


Happy Spring!  I can not believe how amazing the weather has been the last couple of days!  It is almost time to bring out the flip flops and start getting ready for Easter!  Since Easter is also right around the corner... I thought I would share a couple of ideas with you that I plan on making!  I think this garland is darling!  You could make it as primitive or as simple as you would like!  Then I have been anxiously awaiting to make this angel cake!  It looks so light and tasty!



Lemon Meringue Angel Cake @Deborah Harroun {Taste and Tell}
http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/lemon-meringue-angel-cake-recipe/
 Are you keeping up with the blog hop?  Each day it is just a joy to be able to share some wonderful designers & their talents with you!  Here's yesterday's project from Pam!  I love that this piece could be made in any color!  So if you would like to make this in pastels for spring - go for it!  However... if you want to get ahead of the game... then these colors would be perfect for the 4th of July!  Either way - you can't go wrong!



Up for today on the hop is Lori, from Notforgotten Farm!  I am crossing my fingers she has made a darling cross stitch piece for you cross stitch lovers!  You will have to click the link below and see!!!  But before you head her way...  Here's some fun tidbits about Lori!  I love that she mentions her indispensable tool is her farm-wife hands!  What a fantastic tool!  We should be ever so thankful for our hands!  Without them... we would not be able to create these great works of the heart!

Q & A
 
Tell us briefly about yourself…         
I am Lori ~ wife, mother, daughter, sister…friend. I play with needles & thread, cut paper & like to draw {a lot}. 

Favorite medium to work in? 
textiles

What inspires you?
 i gain most of my inspiration from our surroundings here on the farm, and PA German heritage ~

Indispensable tool?
my farm-wife hands

Your design style in 3 words?
 I like to describe my style in one word:  "PRIMSICAL"  
{well, I guess that would be a combination of two words then... primitive & whimsical}

On the drawing board?
a new line of hand embroidery patterns ~

You collect?
early children's shoes, early white baskets, oh ...& sock darners too.

On your bucket list?

produce, direct & host my own TV Show for needleworkers!!!

Keep Calm and Hop On Easter Bunny Original by brownpapervintage, $1.00
  Click the link and hop on over to her blog! 
http://farmhousenotforgotten.blogspot.com/

See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...
 
March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico Moon
 

March 9, 2015

Spring Thyme Blog Hop Day 9!!

Happy Monday! 
No need to let this Monday bring you down! 
Our hop is still going on... so we plan on making Monday GREAT for you with a cute little design from Heartspun Quilts!  I loved Debbie's darling basket ornament and her spring fever pictures!!!  Another fun part about this hop -besides the variety of mediums... is that each of you get small, doable and different shaped designs!  I love it!  And for those of you in the Midwest...like I am... we get small signs of "hope" that spring is on it's way like as shown in this picture of Debbi's!!!  I am so ready for spring!!!! 
 

Spring is happening in Oregon!!!
Wooden Spool Designs Project

Also, if you are new to our blog hop, please go all the way back to March 1st (1st day of our hop!) and click on Quilts by Cheri and follow up to today's post!  Be sure to print off both their patterns and projects designed just for our Spring Thyme Blog Hop!  You can always print them out and work on them later!!!
 
Up next we have Pam from Heartspun Quilts!  Here is her Q & A!  I am dying to see her antique sampler collection!  WOW!  She has one that date backs to 1767!!!!  Can you imagine what they had to work with back then and to think that they are some of the most amazing pieces of work to date!  It always blows me away to see old quilts or samplers done with such precision and care! 
 
Q & A
Tell us briefly about yourself… Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts.  I have three passions in my life (besides home and family, of course!)  I've always loved the needle and taught myself to stitch embroidery when I was 10 years old.  So, love, love, love stitching of all kinds.  Secondly, I love nineteenth century antiques and the hunt to find them.  Lastly, of all nineteenth century antiques, Samplers are my favorite.  I have a growing collection of around 16, with the oldest dated 1767. 

Favorite medium to work in? Piecing with cottons.

What inspires you? Many things, but mainly quilt blocks.  I am inspired just looking at them.

Indispensable tool?  Electric Quilt

Your design style in 3 words?  Traditional, classic, reproduction

On the drawing board? A new BOM for Marcus Fabrics

You collect?  Samplers

On your bucket list? A Dear Jane quilt.


Here is a sneak peek of Pam's project for you all!  I love it!  Please click the link and hop over to her blog and get all your goodies!!!



See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...
 
March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico Moon







 

March 8, 2015

Shamrocks, 4 Leaf Clover, Blog Hop & A Recipe!

Hello Everyone!
 
Thanks for the comments! I love that you are all enjoying the hop and that you appreciate us taking the time to do that!  It's so cool that you are learning new techniques or trying other mediums thru the blog hop or Mystery BOM!  That is what makes it all worth while!!  Thank you all for your patience waiting for the "LUCKY" Friday winner to be announced!!!!  Here is the winner!!!  Congratulations!  Please email us at orders@buttermilkbasin.com with you mailing address by Tuesday so we can mail you out your patterns! 
 
WINNER * WINNER * WINNER!
Blogger Becca * March 6, 2015 at 12:39 PM
 
Next up I have a couple little fun St. Patty's Day treats for you!!!  Here is what the girls and I will be making for St. Patty's Day! She even includes a downloadable printable for the tags! Plus mint + chocolate = Yummy! Link below! Enjoy!
 
 
Looking for a great picture to show how to make a shamrock or 4 leaf clover? Here you go! Quick & easy! These would be great to make into a garland or add on a pin cushion!! Hope it sparks your creativity!  Link below! 

 
 
Spring Thyme Blog Hop Continues!!!!!
Up next is Debbie Busby from Wooden Spool Designs!  How cool is it that she was married on the 1st day of spring!  What a neat anniversary date!!  Here is her Q & A!!!
 
Q & A
 Tell us briefly about yourself… Hey everybody…. I’m Debbie Busby of Wooden Spool Designs. I’ve lived in the Northwest my whole life and love living here. I’ve been married for 39 years; have two married children, 6 adorable grandchildren, and two labs.
 
Life is always busy around here and each day is filled with something new!!! In other words…there is NEVER A DULL MOMENT!!!
Favorite medium to work in?  WOOL!!!! My absolute favorite medium to work with is 100%wool. Hand dyed wool. I dye my own wool and love seeing the changes the wool goes through and the transformation it takes during the dying process. 
 
 What inspires you?  My mom inspired me to start my business which I will always be grateful for. Everyday things that I see, the shapes and colors of the different seasons, spending time in the quiet late nights at my sewing table is my favorite time to create.
 
I am also inspired by my family, friends, and all the other wonderful people who LOVE to work with wool!! There is nothing more inspiring than to be around others who love to stitch with wool!!
 
Indispensable tool?  Fortunately not many tools are required for wool applique and would not be possible without a needle. I use Piecemaker #8 embroidery needles but always tell my students that there is really NO WRONG needle. Use what you like….what you can thread…..and make sure you have an extra!! (I always lose mine)!!
 
Your design style in 3 words?  Heartwarming, Folksy, Whimsical
 
On the drawing board?  I seem to never be able to stitch faster than the list of projects I have lined up!! Spring Quilt Market is coming up in May so I am working on new designs!!
 
You collect?  My favorite things to collect are old buttons in jars, tomato pincushions, and Ironstone pitchers. I love old rustic style things!!
 
On your bucket list? I would love to take a fall trip to the New England States!!!
Click the link to head on over to Debbie's blog to print off her recipe & this darling little tulip basket!
 
See you tomorrow as the "HOP" continues...
March 1 * Quilts By Cheri
March 2 * Plumcute Designs
March 3 * Gail Pan Designs
March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs
March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs
March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
March 7 * Sew Unique Creations
March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs
March 9 * Heartspun Quilts
March 10 * Notforgotten Farm
March 11 * Crabapple Hill
March 12 * Threadwork Primitives
March 13 * Buttermilk Basin
March 14 * Calico Moon
 
 
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