January 22, 2016

NEW Patterns Coming! T-Shirt Giveaway & Teaching News!

Happy Friday!!!!  Oh my gosh!  You gals ROCK {as always!}... But we have been BLOWN away by the overwhelming response to the "Let it Snow" Mystery BOM and the finishing kit for the 2015 one!  My gals have all jumped in, worked late and are excited to come in and see how many orders came in overnight!  We appreciate being given the opportunity to cut, hand packaged, address and bring your goods to ship at the PO everyday!  We appreciate your business so much!  Our goal is never to be the "biggest"... we just want to bring you the BEST designs we can & share our journey with you! 

I am just going to jump right in...  Here is sneak peek of the 1st truck pattern for January!  We LOVE it!  I forgot to snap pics of it and the pillow shownof them finished...but you get the idea!  As much as I wanted to release it today, I need to respect my gals and wait until next Friday!  I can't make them work as hard as they have been lately!  {I need them!!! LOL!}  BUT... that means you can order this baby next week, along with the JOY Snowman Pillow!  We are in LOVE with these two designs!  These are also the designs that I will be teaching on the cruise!!!  *** And yes!  We even had to get the kits cut and shipped out for the cruise too this week!!!  I think I need a bigger staff!!!!!!!!!!!!! {Will pay in wool! LOL!}

I also have some exciting news that I have been waiting to share with you...  I am freaking out that it has finally worked out for me to go teach at one of my FAV quilt shops and teach at their BIG Event!  I will be heading to the Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe for their annual Homespun & Holly Event December 2-4!  I know many of you have been waiting for me to come out that way... So now is the chance to come and enjoy the weekend there with me and 3 other fabulous designers!!!!  To register go to: www.hollyhillquiltshoppe.com!  Spaces are limited... so snatch your spot while you can!!!  

Also - I am thrilled to be the teacher at this year's St. Joseph's Quilt Event in Rice Lake, WI.  This is a BIG & fantastic ONE day event  held on April 2!  To sign up for the class, email Patti at:  pattigram1@gmail.com.  I would also suggest contacting her before the info becomes live!!!!  I am soooo excited!!!

Speaking of SAVE THE DATE!  Everyone is asking about the annual Barn Event that I host!!!  The dates are SEPTEMBER 14-17, Wed-Sat!  I hope to have the info and sign up form on the website by next Friday!  AND... You aren't going to believe this.... but I am thrilled that we already have 10 amazing women coming all the way from AUSTRALIA with a very famous Australian designer that you have came to know through our blog hops!  She is Gail Pan, of Gail Pan Designs!  How cool is that!  I can't believe they are coming for my event!!!!!   {Insert Happy Dance!!!}  So... if you want... you can just sign up to be in a class with Gail!!!  Plus you get to sit and enjoy 3 days of their Australian accent!!!  What more could you ask for!!!!?

OK- This week... I am giving away 4 T-shirts to someone who does NOT have the opportunity to go one the cruise with Lisa Bongean and I in 2 weeks!  I had the pleasure of designing them and getting them printed... so I thought I would order a couple more and give them away!  Plus, it will be a sneak peek for those of you who are coming!!!!  I can't wait to see you all!!!  

OK- wayyyy to chatty... but sewwwww excited!  Please leave a comment over on our Buttermilk Basin Favebook Page for a chance to win EXCLUSIVE cruise gear that is not available except to the cruisers!!!  Good luck! Stacy XO

January 15, 2016

NEW FREE Mystery BOM! Quilt Revealed!

Welcome to a SUPER FANTASTIC "Lucky" Friday!  

TWO BIG things are happening today at the Basin!  First, the MYSTERY BOM Quilt/Instructions are now on the website!  We are finally getting our fabric in on Monday to cut kits up for you!  YEEHAWWWW!  Then it is REVEAL time!  Our NEW Mystery Bom will spell out the words... "Let it Snow"so  and will be worked up in wool & cotton!  Here is the first block "L"!  This is just too stinkin cute!  I can't believe my hubby thought of this idea!  You are all going to L*O*V*E this new BOM!  Kits are up on the site for BOTH projects!  Be sure to go {click your link}! 

There is so much to catch up on!  I couldn't post last week becuase my computer had to be rebaselined and my phone was out of storage!  As you can see I am so glad to be back in action!  I can't believe how much I missed you gals!!!!  Next off, things are changing at the Basin!  I hired another gal, Laura who will be working the phones on Tues & Thurs!  She will also be filling your orders!  She is off to a great start!  Joey is also coming in on Tuesdays!  She will be kitting and kitting and kitting!  Kelly is still putting in her time at the shop, stitching & quilting for me!  We really are rockin things at the shop!  2016 is off to a very prodcutive year!  Next, we we have another surprise for you!  Our first truck will be ready for you next wee!  I hope you gals are gathering your supplies, sharpening your needles and getting ready to stitch the days away with us at the Basin!  After all, it sure soothes the soul!

Things are great on the homefront!  The girls are wrapping up another semester, grades are looking sweet & their schedules are busier then ever!  We are so blessed with such great girls!  I have been baking & cooking for robotics {they are starting to build their robots for the competitions}... up next is hotdishes for Saturday!  I love me a good hotdish!  Grace is nearing the end of her dance season... We will be at a compettion all day again on Saturday!  The girls and Geroge have Monday off... so I am hoping my "boss" gives me at least part of the day off!!!! LOL!  She's a worker bee, so you never know!!!!

What is new with you all?  I have been so busy, I have no clue what I have been missing out on!  We must catch up via the comments!  I even missed National Dress Your Pet Day!  {I am sure my cats are happy about that one!!!}  That could have been so awesome!  BTW- This week brought many new customers to the Basin for some reason!  My FAV one, hands down, was Judy who is 80 years young and is starting her wool journey with our BOM!  Gotta love it!  How cool is that!  I feel pretty honored!  OK- I am on empty!  Haven't slept yet!  Had to make sure I took care of everything for you gals!  I am really excited and hope you LOVE the NEW BOM as much as we do!!!!!  Be sure to share it with your friends!!!!  Please pop me a comment for a chance to win a kit of the NEW Let it Snow BOM!!!!!!  Good luck!  Happy to be back!!!!!!

January 1, 2016

New Year, New BOM, Club & more!

Happy New Year!  I hope your first day of 2016 is off to a GREAT start, like mine is!  I slept in, hubby put a porketta in the crock pot....and this post got delayed.... because we were determined to finish a Wizard of Oz, 1000 piece puzzle!  We did it!  {In between playing fetch with Oliver & carefully keeping the cats off the table!}    

I have been so excited to connect back up with you all again!  I have to say "thank you" for allowing me 10 days off with my family to just enjoy!  You have no idea how much that meant to me to be "present" in the moments with them!  Each day has truly been a blessing & filled with much joy!  Plus... I am refreshed and ready to make 2016 ROCK for Buttermilk Basin, YOU & I!!!!  I hope you plan on making it ROCK for YOU, too!!!!!  We got this!!!!

Speaking of rocking... The new BOM is partially drawn and I will start stitching it this week!  It is stunning!  And - IF you like the Merrie Christmas or Merrie Halloween BOM, then you will L-O-V-E this one!!!!  I am not sure what I will be naming it, since others are following my lead with the wool/cotton "Mystery" BOM from last year!  How cool is it to be a trend setter!!!!  {EXCITING!!}  The coolest part for each of YOU is that mine will be DIFFERENT, FREE & you won't need to be a part of a group or pay a fee to participate!  My only focus of the BOM is making it AMAZING & FUN for YOU!!!!!  The NEW BOM will be starting on January 15th!  Get EXCITED & be ready!!!!!

Also... Due to the popularity of my Vintage TRUCK designs... I am thrilled to say that I will be releasing a series of 12 trucks thru the year starting on January 15th!!  I have a few drawn and will be fusing/stitching them, also, starting next week!  As you can see from the picture below... Bella was quite a helper drawing the first 2!  If you are taking the cruise... You will be the FIRST to get the 2nd truck pattern/kit in the series!  I will be teaching it on the cruise!!!!  T-shirts, name tags, little extras are also being worked on!  We will be shipping all our cruise "goods" this month to Florida!!!  It is almost time gals!  Lisa & I plan on having a great, fun & relaxed time with you all on the cruise!  Plus we have a BIG, I mean BIG surprise for you cruisers!!!!   I can't wait to tell you more about that!!!

I can't keep the "cat in the bag" any longer!  If the new BOM, designs & exciting cruise isn't enough...  We will be starting a CLUB!  All I will say today, is that it will be worth joining!  It is called... SEW Lucky!  This will be my "baby"!  I love that you inspire me to BE MORE & I LOVE, LOVE,  LOVE surprising you and being your source for CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!!!!  Cheers to US and a year filled with love, laughter & "LUCKY" Friday Giveaways!!!!   Let's get the new year party started... Please head over to our FB page and leave me a comment about your Holidays, your excitement over the new offerings or a pic for a chance to WIN these patterns!!!  It has been toooo long!!!  Glad we have a fresh start & are back in action!!!  YEEHAW!!!!!  All my best... Stacy!

December 18, 2015

Giveaway, NEW Kits & Wool!!!

Tis' the Season... It's LUCKY" Friday Holiday edition!!  I'm wanting nothing more then to "make it merry" for some of my amazing bb peeps!!  This week, I have the NEW Winter Simply Vintage magazine & the most gorgeous Holiday colored wool bundle up for grabs over on our Facebook page!  Both of these, along with NEW Kits & Patterns are NOW on the website under Shop Online, NEW! Patterns & Kits!  Quantities are limited!  Oh- I also kitted up around 24 more Truck Full of Joy kits as I know many of you are waiting for those!!!  The Barn Event Snowman Heart {Exclusive} is also available as a kit on the website!  Head over there for a Jolly Ol' time!!!  www.buttermilkbasin.com

This week we were "happy little elves" at the shop!  We were excited to bundle up patterns & kits to be given as gifts!  We even had husbands, daughters & friends ordering for gifts!  Talk about the perfect gift!!!  I'd LOVE to have my sock filled up with patterns & wool!!!!! ������

On the home front... No "Holiday Magic" has happened YET this week!No elves have baked, decorated or wrapped... The only action here seems to be deliveries left at the door, cats playing around the tree & messes made in the kitchen, while I'm at work!  Starting after work {today} I will start decking the halls!!!  Better late, then never!  Next year- I am starting in July!!!!  OR I could just keep my decorations up all year long!!!! ������ What do you think?!?!

Oh...  I have exciting NEWS!  Today I rented two spaces!  One will be for.... MARK your CALENDARS... An {After Market Party}!  Each spring we design & exhibit at the International Quilt Market!  This year we plan on sharing that excitement with you!  We will have a "pop up shop" here in the Twin Cities right after market!  We will have make it take its and much more!   

Then we rented a NEW space for the {BARN} Event!  I will be switching the name, because it will not be in a barn this year {unless I find one to buy between now & then}!!!  It will still be over the top & amazing (with new fun things added) and the new location is awesome!  It is right here, close to the shop!  That also means it will only be about 20-25 minutes from the airport for those of you who fly in!  And there are hotels, food & shopping galore here in the Twin Cities!  We have so many new ideas & concepts for this event!  I can't wait!  If you have any "new name" suggestions... Let me know!  

Ok... One more thing!  I loved all the comments & suggestions last week about the new Mystery project for next year!  So many great ideas... I'm keeping them all in mind!  I have decided on the project!  The funny part... It was my husband's idea!  {I hate to admit it!!!! Lol}  I LOVE the idea and I am thrilled to be able to offer it to you VERY SOON!!!  So much fun & excitement going on here at the Basin, I can hardly stand it gals!!!!  Can I mention again how much I love YOU all & love what I do!!!!  Make it a merry & bright weekend!  Don't forget to comment on our FB page!  I want you to win these goodies to put in your sock!!!!!!!  HO, HO, HO... Santa Stacy!������������

December 15, 2015

What could the FINAL Mystery Block be?!?

SEW excited!!!!!  The FINAL "Mystery" BOM is revealed!!!  It is darling!  I can't think of a better block to wrap up our BOM with, then with this sweet little snowman mitten fellow~!  How cute is he?  Please head over to our website www.buttermilkbasin.com and click the link and print off your FREE pattern!  Kits are also up on the website under shop online, Mystery BOM and are ready to ship!  If you order THIS week, you can have it to stitch over the Holidays!  If you have enjoyed our FREE bom, we would LOVE it if you would follow our blog, like our FB page &/or share our company with your peeps!!!  If you follow us on FB...,We're still hoping to hit 10K before we ring in the new year!  You know we are going to celebrate when that happens!!!    Get ready gals!!!!

Finishing Instructions:  Since the Holidays are around the corner and we will be taking time off from Dec 21st - Jan 4th... to spend time with family & the girls... we thought we would wait and share it next month with you as we start a new {undecided} monthly project!  We would LOVE to hear what you would like me to design for you starting in January!  I really had such a blast designing, giving back and sharing this with you each month... I know you all enjoyed it, too, very much!  Plus... I would miss you all waaayyy toooo much!!!!  I really looked forward to our monthly meet-ups at the Basin!

Hope this makes your day MERRY & BRIGHT!!!!!!  Oh, don't forget to share your work with us here on our FB page and check us out on Instagram #buttermilkbasin!!!! HO HO HO... Happy Holidays!!!!!!!  Stacy!  
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