November 17, 2017

Blog Giveaway, NEW Hexi Patterns & Kits and more!

Hey!!! Happy "LUCKY" Friday! Can't believe it is Friday again! WHOOP WHOOP! Today I have some AWESOME goods to share with you! First off, we have our weekly giveaway design/kits for our "Chalk It Up" Series, November!  I am going to try to do a giveaway here too!  I wanted to make sure we released this before Thanksgiving! It reminds us to gather together and give thanks, which I know many of you will be doing next week! The wool & fabrics are gorgeous, as always! So be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a pattern/kit!!!

Next, we have the last block in our Sweet Olde Summertime BOM ready to ship! It is a cute one, I must say... especially for all you dog & vintage truck lovers! It is the perfect block to wrap up our set of 7 blocks! Next month we will have the finishing kit available! I am not sure when that will be released, as I am expecting my NEW Spirit of America fabric collection to come in and plan to use that right out of the gate for this BOM!~ It will be perfect!!! I can't wait!

If you are a fan of our Hexi "WORD" Door Greeters and Hexi Mats, you will LOVE these releases! They are SOOO PRETTY & festive for Christmas! They feature vintage bulbs, bells, candy canes & of course, Christmas trees! We have patterns & kits available for both hexi designs!!! If you order now, you can easily have it done for the Holidays!

Next week we will be putting a BUNCH of WOOL on our website! I had no clue our website was out of wool and Lord knows, we HAVE TONS OF WOOL! This week the gals have been busy kitting and next week they will get the wool bundles ready! We might even put some larger, single pieces on there too! I will either post them on Wed or Friday! So keep an eye out for them!!!!

Next Saturday {Nov 25th} we ARE OPEN for Small Business Saturday! So if you are in the area or traveling through... we have some GREAT deals waiting for you! We are also starting to get ready for our Christmas open House, which starts on Nov 30th! Did you also catch that we are having an "Ugly Sweater" Contest/Party? We LOVE having FUN here with our customers at the shop! We can't wait!

Now... for all you out of towners & online shoppers... We have an upcoming event, "12 Days of Christmas", coming up just for YOU! So no need to worry, we have lots of great deals, new designs and such that we are working on just for you! We appreciate YOU just as much and will do our best to make those 12 days just as fun!!! The 12 Days of Christmas starts December 1st and goes through the 12th! Can't wait for the festivities to begin!

On the home front... Last night we had supper with Hannah & her boyfriend's family! That was a fun time!!! Tonight we are heading down South of the cities to meet up with some family members for supper!! Tomorrow we will be off to watch Grace dance in her first comp! So excited to see her dance again! She modeled her dance outfit for us and it is soooo pretty this year!!! Then we will wrap up the weekend with a Timberwolves game!!! Should be a great weekend!

With that being said, I hope you all have a great weekend! The weather is getting chilly... might have to make some homemade soup this weekend? Do you have any good recipes to share with me!!!?? I know you do!!! Don't forget to leave a comment or show me a pic of your FAV pet for a chance to win a kit/pattern!!!! I love hearing from you all! Happy Stitching!

November 9, 2017

Trim the Tree Online Event, NEW "Mystery" Block Released & NEW Hexi Designs!

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Happy "LUCKY" Friday!!!! I'm BACK! Whoop whoop!!! I have SEW much to share with you! Before I begin... you know what today is??? It's the release {and GIVEAWAY TIME} of the sweetest & cutest block in our Live Each Season "Mystery" Block of the Month! Whether or not you're doing this with us... you should go to our website & print off block 11! Plus, it's FREE!!! If you prefer kits, we have them ready to go too for you!! Don't forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN a kit of this Holiday block!!!

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We have a BIG surprise for you!!! Since we've been so busy... we wanted to surprise you with another fantastic & spontaneous online event! Head over to our website & enjoy our "Trim the Tree" Online Event! I've been designing & the gals have been kitting up a BUNCH of NEW ornaments & a few NEW smaller Holiday projects just for you! You can buy 1 kit or a dozen! They also make great gifts for all your Stitching pals! They are all soooo cute!!!!

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If that's not enough... we also have the November Hexi Door Greeter and Hexi Mat Patterns & kits available on our website now too! We LOVE how these turned out! We have the kits made & ready to ship! The wool is so warm & gorgeous in these kits! We are also working on the December models... so we plan to bring those to you sooner than later, so you can get them stitched up before Christmas!!

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Where have I been?!? Well... working, hosting Santa's Workshop, pulling all nighters {which aren't as easy as they used to be!!} & exhibiting in Houston! We have also been working on a few "secret" projects! We also had Carole, the Quilt Mania/Simply Vintage editor fly in from France for a photo shoot for a book they are publishing for me! I promise... I'm not "slacking"!!! Lol! I also designed a super cute project for my friend Anna, to teach at Sisters, Oregon, during the quilt show! So be sure to watch for that coming out and sign up for her class! The project is themed around that event! I've also been working on 2 more fabric lines! It's nothing but exciting here for us at the Basin! We can't wait to share more with you when we can!!!!

Before I forget, I'd like to say "welcome" to all our new followers & "thank you" to our faithful supporters! You gals are just the best! Thanks for the emails, likes & for sharing your work with us!!! We love our BB community!!!

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Our retail shop is getting busier & busier! Today we even had 2 gals stop in to shop when we weren't open! So... we are thinking about being open more & starting up the clubs we've always dreamt of in the new year! IF this is something you would like to see happen... please let us know! It could be hard to juggle- but we sure could give it a whirl!!!!

On the home front... Grace & Hannah are doing great!!! Grace has a timer set on her phone that is counting down the days until she gets her license! Lol! It's not until Feb!!! She's busy dancing, meeting up with friends at Caribou & recently got the cutest hair cut/color! Han is enjoying college! She's spoiled with us being so close! {But- I wouldn't have it any other way!}. She enjoyed her first deer hunting experience with her boyfriend & his family last weekend! {No, she'd never shoot a deer!}. She's going out again with them this weekend! Can't believe she's doing it!!! Lol! On a sad note... we had to put down one of Grace's guinea pigs, Pia. Poor little girl got so sick. We are hoping her other guinea pig, Oreo, doesn't get lonely!!!

Time to wrap this up! I'll be back in action posting & sharing again on a regular basis! I'm super excited!!!! Hope you head over to the website and check out the NEW goods!!!! Don't forget to comment over on our FB Page for a chance to win!!!!! Have a great weekend!!!!

October 14, 2017

Giveaway, New BOM, NEW Fabric & Wool Line, New Block of the Month & More!

Happy "LUCKY" Friday!!! Have you seen our TWO exciting releases for this week? Our first one is what we will be giving away today! It's our first block in our last row of our LIVE EACH SEASON “Mystery” Block of the Month!! I can't believe we just hit the last row! This row will not disappoint! I can’t wait to reveal it to you in the next couple of months! SEW… be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a kit of Block #10 which features a pair of woolen mittens hanging on a branch!

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Can you say "Haunting Halloween Pumpkin Quilt?" (That is the name of our NEW & EXCLUSIVE Block of the Month that we just revealed & started taking signups for!!!!} After Kelly dropped it off today, I did a quick video showing you the entire quilt (including some close ups of the blocks)! If you haven’t seen it… you SEW need to check it out!!! Kelly did a great job quilting it & then she finished it off with feather stitches between each block! I wish you could see this SPOOKTACULAR quilt in person!!! It is STUNNING! All the extra little finishes make it so FUN!!! We hope you enjoy it and consider signing up for this NEW block of the month! I put info about it on the website and here on FB. Act quick, as we bought out all the fabric and wools used in this BOM! So if you want our original version (like what you see), I would sign up asap! The cost is $39.95 + shipping for 7 months and each shipment includes kits for 2 blocks. Then we will have a different amount for the center section and for the finishing kit. The finishing kit will include everything except the backing! We also are offering a thread kit & a button pack for the quilt! Please call the shop at 763-792-0638 M-F from 8am-4pm to sign up.

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I had hoped to get pics taken of the Quilts-On-A-Stick winners for today… unfortunately, it didn’t happen – but I am working on and off this weekend and that is on my to do list! It is family weekend at the University of MN, so we have a few things going on with Hannah including a Chili Cook off/tail gating before we head to the the UofM football game! It is supposed to rain… so keep your fingers crossed for me that it doesn’t!!! LOL! I took a couple afternoon’s off this week to spend time with her…. as I have 3 busy weeks coming up where the shop is open twice & I am flying out to a trade show in Houston! Gotta make times for my girls!!! We sure enjoyed hanging out, shopping & going out for supper! Good times!!!
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Guess what? It’s time to share my NEW fabric, wool & yarn dyes line with you all!!! I am so excited about this collection! It is GORGEOUS! It is called Buttermilk Basin’s Pumpkin Farm! It features fall on the farm! The colors are rich; the wools are yummy & the yarn dyes are festive! You can mix and match! I just had a blast working on this line! It premieres at the International Quilt Market in 2 weeks! I can’t wait to get the real files and put them on my website so you can see how pretty they are! The samples in the pics I am sharing are just to give you an idea! I hope you love it!!! I really can’t wait to get my hands on that wool! YEEHAW!!!!!!!!!

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I am going to keep this short as I am going to snuggle with my kitties! It has been a busy week and they need some love!!! I have all 4 on the bed here with me! Doesn’t get any better than that!!!! I hope you all have a great weekend, find some time to stitch and enjoy the beauty of the season!!! (My sil sent me a photo of one of one of the prettiest trees on the property where I grew up… I am sharing that with you! It is just stunning!!!) Don’t forget to leave a comment over on our FB page for a chance to win a kit!!! Stacy

October 6, 2017

Welcome Back to our Fall Into Autumn Event!

Welcome back to our "Fall Into Autumn" Event!  We are so glad to hear you are enjoying our event and loving the new designs, kits & recipes!!  We are too!  

Today we have some of the prettiest array of Fall/autumn offerings just for you!  We have flannels, harvest designs... toweling & one of the yummiest desserts of the season!  

We adore flannels, plaids & homespun and have combined them in a 3 piece fat quarter bundle!   Keep them all wrapped up to admire, or work them into your next sewing project!

Harvest!  You know I LOVE to design around seasonal words!  It's become one of my trademarks!  This Harvest Wool Runner was one of the class projects that I taught at WOOLSTOCK!  It's very large and oh, so gorgeous!  The wools and homespun backing compliment each other so perfectly!  This one is a must in my books!

Of course, Fall wouldn't be Fall without squirrels, pumpkins & cornstalks!  If you enjoy working on smaller projects, these 7 X 12 inch Frame it UP! designs are so fun to do!  Again, the combination of wool & homespuns are so appealing!

We just got in some fun toweling by the yard and have cut it into 1 yard pieces.  This autumn colored toweling can stand alone or you can add a wool appliqué design on it like we love to do!

It's always fun to stitch up a design and attach it to a basket to hang on your front door to welcome guests!  Our Crow on Acorn pattern & wool kit whips up quick & easy and could also be made into a pillow to place on an old bench.  

Of course fall is also pumpkin season!  So we had to share one of our shop's fav recipes with you!  It's called Pumpkin Lush Dessert!  It's a keeper!  We just love this dessert and know you will too!

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by!  Please visit our website for these wonderful autumn goods we are offering! Don't forget- each day we are giving away a $50 gift certificate!  Your name automatically goes into a drawing when you place an order!  Have a fall-tactic day!!!! 


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