August 31, 2015

BB is Nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made Award!!!

Hello!!!! I have exciting news... I am nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made Award!  Soo exciting!!!  Hopefully you could help me out by leaving me a super swell comment!  I would appreciate is so very much and would love to have your support as I would be THRILLED to make it as a finalist!  Thanks SEW much!  Stacy

Here is the link!!!!

August 29, 2015

Quilt Exhibits & Fair FUN!

Today was too nice not to go to the fair!  Of course, we weren't the only ones thinking that!  Not sure...but I think over 115,000 were in attendance!  It was crazy crowded!  We did manage to spend some time checking out the exhibits!  I LOVE looking at all the amazing entries from quilting to canning!  This year did not disappoint!  The displays were stunning & quality was amazing!  Just wish I could get more/better pics...  Everything is enclosed, so it's very hard to get decent pics!  Here are a few for you to enjoy!  We really just enjoyed some fair food, games, friends & family time!  I think this trip was just what we needed to get out and enjoy!!!  Hannah also tried a new 2015 fair food!  It was a mac and cheese cupcake!  She thought it was good!!!   I'm still pondering what new food I'm going to try!  It always amazes me how they keep coming up with so many new & creative foods!  They even had Typsy Pies!  Pies made with alcohol! Lol!  I think we should put our heads together and come up with a new fair food!  After all... Sweet Martha's Cookies grossed $3 million last year alone!  Not too shabby for 11 days of work!!!!! ������

August 28, 2015

Give Away, Harvest Goods, Fair Fun!

It is "LUCKY" Friday on our FB page!!!!!!  You know what else is cool?  Last week I gave away 33 patterns to 11 winners!  It can't get much better then that!  So be sure to head over to Facebook and leave a comment on our LUCKY Friday post for a chance to win!  I was thinking about it...and I give out 75-100+ goods every month!  How cool is that!!!!!!!??!?

This week was "mission WI Quilt Show & BARN Event"!  We were kitting, unpacking & pricing goods... Ordering trims, more trays & stars (want to make sure I have extra for you onliners!) and cutting-bundling wool, velvet etc!  Since I typically don't do much kitting, I now have a HUGE appreciation for the shops that do it!  I can't believe how little you really get out of a bolt and how much time it takes to cut & package them!  it's definitely been a learning curve and a huge investment!  Hope everyone loves kits...because I can't wait to move these!  My shop is crammed!!!!!!!  

On the home front...  It's been hard to juggle the back to school prep etc.  First off, Gracie got her braces off, her pink hair dyed back to blond & after taking her and her friends to the mall(s) numerous times - she still tells me she needs more jeans!  Oh my!!! Lol!!!!  Then Hannah has been volunteering at school helping some teachers get ready, had her 11th grade orientation & took her class pictures today!  I really struggled when I filled out her forms - 11th grade?  My baby!!!!  How can that be!!!??  I truly will miss them both so much when they go back to school!  Plus- I won't have Hannah working with me anymore!!!  ��

Today the Minnesota State Fair opened up for its wonderful MN Get-together!!!  So of course, after a long day of work, the girls and I headed there about 7:15.  We had a great time, bought our annual MNSF sweatshirts, radio station tees & sampled some of our FAV fair food!  I'm going to pre-warn you that my family LOVES the MNSF and I'll be posting more pics as we plan to go a few more times!  Lol!!!  I've been going every year since entering the 6th grade!  Every year I was fortunate to win numerous grand champions & reserve champions at my county fair thru 4-H.  This meant I would earn a trip down to the "big cities" where the state fair is held!  This was a HUGE deal to make the long 8 hour plus trip to the cities on a school bus!  I can still remember calling home "collect" on the pay phone at the 4-H building!  Such good memories!!!!!   

Before I go... I hope you check out the pics with this post!  It shows the BOO & Jack patterns I'll be giving away, new & gorgeous products for the BARN Event & the vintage feedback collection/pics at the fair!  Seeing those vintage sacks was the highlight of tonight's trip to the fair!  They were stunning!  In the agriculture building they are celebrating the 100th year of the corn at the fair!  So they had hung hundreds of old feed sacks on the walls!  Also- check out the art pieces that were made with various crop seeds!  They are amazing!!!!!  Happy Friday ! ������

August 21, 2015

NEW Designs for the BARN EVENT! New FABRIC Packs!

Hey! I hope this note finds you doing well and enjoying these fabulous fall days!  Today was absolutely perfect, here in MN!  I am so excited for crisp fall autumn days ahead!!!!  Bring on the pumpkins & apple pies!!!!!
Speaking of fall days...  I have some very exciting news & pics to share with each of you!  So grab a cup of coffee or Diet Coke (lol!) and let's catch up on the latest here at the Basin!
The AUTUMN IN THE COUNTRY Barn Event is NEAR!  Things are coming together nicely!  We are starting to post pics on our Instagram & FB page of items that are arriving daily for this special event... in a vintage barn, out in the country!  Remember, this event is open to the public!  You can come and shop the at the barn without taking the workshops!!  And you can even sign up for the party Saturday evening which includes a pin cushion exchange, without taking the classes as well! However, if you would like to take the workshops & make it take it's.. we still have a few spots left!  We will have WOOL by the boat loads, all my new fabric line and wovens in various packs and bundles, patterns, kits, demos, tons of new thread, trunk shows, seasonal d├ęcor, vintage goods, guest designer/teacher... including Debbie Busby from Wooden Spool Designs & Sheri Glasscock from Calico Moon.  There will be a vendor who will be bringing farm fresh harvest goods for all your fall decorating needs!  She will also be bringing one of a kind primitive cupboards, garden carts, Indian corn wreaths and so much more!  I have designed numerous pieces that she has made especially for this event to go with my designs... like this fabulous heart shutter that is made for my snowman class project!  You won't want to miss this event!  We even have a baker setting up "POP up Bake Shop!"  It truly is a MUST for any one looking to be inspired thru handwork... Relax & enjoy a day out in the country shopping, visiting & feeding the goats & lamas!!!!  OH- if that wasn't enough to inspire you... here is sneak peek of projects I am working on & Debbie's Make It Take It project she will be teaching at the barn!  Be sure to watch the website for pics of the completed projects & more!!!!  Hope to see you there!  *Again, all info is on the website & more info will be added this weekend!
Check this out!!!  We teamed up with our fabric manufacturer to offer you some great textures to mix and match in your projects!  Each pack has 40 pieces of the Humble Beginning Fabrics or the Woven Coordinating fabrics! You can get both the 5X5 inch or 10X10 inch fabric packs!  Jelly rolls are also available but no on the site yet!  The packs can be found on the website under "shop online"! The wovens are also great for backgrounds for your wool applique projects!  Both are great stash builders!!! Head over to and see these beauties!
Also, I hope you are enjoying the "Mystery" BOM!  Have you seen block 8?!  If you haven't....please head over to the website at and click on the picture and print off you FREE pattern!  It is perfect for this time of year!  And - be sure to share pics of your progress on this BOM or any other BB projects you are working on, on our FB page!  Be sure to "like us" and check out all the other fun pics everyone has been posting!  And don't forget.... Today {and every Friday} is "LUCKY" Friday on there as well!

Hope you have a fantastic Friday and don't forget to head
over to the FB page for a chance to win some FREE goodies today!!!!

August 20, 2015

BIG Event!

It's a matter of a few weeks before the "BIG" Event!  Be sure to mark it on your calendar, gather your girlfriends and come spend an afternoon out in the country the with us!  We are working hard to make it a GREAT experience for everyone!!!  Look for more pics on Friday!!!!  Happy Thursday!

More info on our website at!

We're working away on kits for the event!!!  Good times!

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