June 9, 2017

NEW FREE Block 6 Pattern & NEW Hexi DESIGNS& KITS

HEY!  It is a SUPER FANTASTIC "LUCKY" Friday over on our FB page!  We have outdid ourselves this week for you {even with being shorthanded!!}  Not only did we get the NEW Block #6 ready from our LIVE EACH SEASON "Mystery" BOM… we also pulled off getting caught up with our Hexi BOM's!  We have 2 NEW Hexi "Door" Greeters and 2 NEW Hexi Mats for you in the cutest themes!  May's designs feature SEWing themes, while June's feature HOME & hearth motifs!  These 5 NEW designs were so fun to create!  You know that is my FAV part!  With SEW many designs being released this week, it was hard to choose a LF Giveaway!  So… I decided on giving away KITS for Block #6 of the mystery bom!  So be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a sweet kit!!! 

 Speaking of the LIVE EACH SEASON BOM…  After realizing that people from all over the world are doing this "Mystery BOM" and ending up changing out the American flags for their country's flags - I decided to  pass on adding another flag, and instead snuck in a red, cream & blue flower!  Plus, who doesn’t love an old fashioned picnic basket filled with assorted flowers!!  This block is super summery!  We hope you enjoy it!
As I mentioned before, the new Hexi designs are cuter then ever!  I went old school on the "home" themed ones by including a few sheep, a pineapple & of course, a saltbox home!  This one will be a great one to stitch & keep up all year long!  I know many of you are just like me and gravitate towards anything for our sewing rooms!  The series would not be complete without a sewing themed design!  I don't know which is cuter - the mat of the door greeter!  Kits & patterns for all 5 designs are on the website now!!!!

This week we are starting to promote the "Biggest" & SUPER COOL FUN Handwork Event in the Midwest!  It is our 4th Annual WOOLSTOCK Event!  Each year this gets more and more exciting!  And.. each year, more and more people attend this 3 day hand work event.  This year we have NEW & EXCITING things planned!  Since we have expanded the shop, we are also expanding out in to the back with a large tent to offer up some FUN things "Under the BIG Tent" at the Basin!  We are also having a few of my FAV people creating for our "Maker's Market", also out it the back!  We just put more info on the website & will be following up with a slide show and much more in the days to come!  Registration is OPEN and we would LOVE to have you and your girlfriends attend!  Be sure to watch out for our annual tradition of designing & entering our  "Quilt- On- A- Stick" contest held during our  WOOLSTOCK event!  We will be releasing the theme next week!!!  There will be BIG prizes given away, to 3 LUCKY Winners!

This week was AMAZING on the home front as well!  My lovely daughter Hannah graduated from High School on Tuesday with honors, as you may have seen from a pic/post I shared!  What an emotional mother hen I was!  The harder I tried NOT to cry.. the more I did!!!!! But, that is how I role!   I LOVE my girls & love seeing them grow and embrace each "season" of their young lives!  I am also very excited that Hannah is now dating a new & very sweet… and oh, so caring guy!  There is nothing more exciting to me than seeing your daughter happy & confident!  Next weekend we will be having her grad party!  Exciting!  Grace also finished her last day of school today and had a great year academically, as well!  She is very excited to enjoy the summer making memories with her friends, to go to dance camp & of course, sleep!  Living the dream I tell ya!!!  OH, To be young again, right???!!!!

This weekend we are hitting a bunch of grad parties, including Jodi's son, Trevor's!!  We can't wait!  Then next week, I am taking off of work to prep for our Hannah's party, clean the house & get the yard etc done!  The excitement mounts!  HAHA!  Alright… "Chatty Cathy" here better hit the hay & post this baby!  I hope you all stay cool this weekend and enjoy your grad parties as well!  Please check out the new goods online & don't forget to print off your FREE block 6 pattern!  I will be checking our comments over the weekend {since I will need a break from outside to cool off}!!!  Have a great one everyone!!!!!!

June 2, 2017

NEW CHALK IT UP! July design & Pre 4th of JULY Sale!

What a GORGEOUS "LUCKY" Friday here in MN~! I am so excited to share our FINISHED version of our NEW, CHALK IT UP! Series for July! The details are what make such a difference! We also restocked out KITS!!! Last week I gave away 10 kits of it… this week I am giving away {24} that is 2 DOZEN patterns of it over on our FB page!! So if you are feeling "lucky" this could be YOUR week to WIN!!!! All you need to do is leave a comment below! Good LUCK!

I finally had a couple moments to pull together a Star Spangled PRE-4th of July Celebration Sale! It has been awhile so I thought I would get started early on it! We have a pretty floss bundle, some gorgeous patriotic toweling, new kits & sale kits! We even put the July Vintage Truck kit on sale so you can get it done in time for the 4th! Be sure to check back next week as I will be adding to this event and putting the market gear t-shirts & hats on there that you all have been dying to have!!!! I just love that you love our gear!!!!!

There has been SEW much shakin at the shop, that I can barely get away! We have 2 "secret" projects that we are working on. Again- so not fair that I can't let the cat out of the bag! BUT - you will hear about both of them very soon! What I can tell you is that we are getting a bunch of WOOLSTOCK signups {so if you want to attend one of the "coolest" events of the year} you might want to sign up as space is limited! PLUS, this year it will be EXTRA special! Those attending will play a BIG part of this very exciting "thing' (for lack of better words!) LOL! If you ever wanted to make a trip to our BIG event… this is the year! We will also be getting a tent to put outside at the shop and plan on having exciting things there as well!

More things going on include… We have our "NEW" June Basin Bundle on the website for purchase! It is lovely and is called "Potted Geraniums". It will be perfect for all your upcoming patriotic & geranium needs. We have included reds, greens, cream & gold in this gorgeous bundle! We will be releasing 2 MONTHS {both May & June} of our Hexi "Door" Greeters & Hexi Mats thru the Year. One will be sewing themed and the other "HOME" themed!!! If that is not enough… we will also be releasing the last block in our summer row of "LIVE EACH SEASON" Mystery BOM! So it will be a BIG weekend online!!! So exciting!!!

On the home front… HANNAH had her last day of high school today! She will graduate on Tuesday! WOW! She is out enjoying ice cream & a movie with friends!!! Her summer has officially began! Grace on the other hand has 1 more week and then she is done! We are diligently getting things ready for the grad party! We did a taste test of the brick oven pizza {from the food truck} and it was amazing! Jodi has her son's grad party next week & ten on the 17th, we will celebrate Hannah's!!!!!!!! YEEHAW!

OH! We are HIRING again!!!!! We are looking for FULL-TIME help! So if you or someone you know would be interested in working with us at the Basin, please email us with your resume at info@buttermilkbasin.com! Don't forget to get out and enjoy these warm summer days… they go by so fast! And… I know it's your "LUCKY" day so leave a comment for a chance to win a NEW unreleased pattern!!!! Hope to read about your weekend plans or see your flowers!!!!! XO Stacy

May 16, 2017

Hey Guys!  Here is the wool selection {color palette} for block 5!  As promised- it's just are gorgeous as I knew it would be!  Jodi got it ready and Kelly will stitch it while I am at market!  I'll get the finishing instructions on the website for you as soon as it is finished!!!  Hope this inspires you to start working on it!  Stacy! 😉

May 12, 2017

LIVE EACH SEASON Block 5 NOW on our website!

Hey!  It's "LUCKY" Friday!  YEEHAW!  I am even on time!  I am so excited to share BLOCK 5 of our "LIVE EACH SEASON" Mystery BOM!  Did I mention it is FREE?  So if you haven't joined us… now is the time to jump in and stitch a long with us!  This one is just cute!  It features a sheep pulling a cart full of summer FUN!  I am sorry there is no color photo yet!  We are in our final weekend before we head to St. Louis, for the International Quilt Market!  So you gals will have to get creative with your color choices until next week, when Kel fuse the pieces & stitches it up for me!  If you want, you can be patient and wait until then… just wanted to make sure I came through on my end with the design for you all to ENJOY!!!  As always, I am giving away a dozen kits for this darling block over on our Facebook page, so be sure leave a comment below for a chance to win a KIT!!!!!!!!

This week has been my FAV week at the shop so far!  The gals and I are having an absolute blast with our NEW line of designs!  And more importantly, we are having FUN working together seeing each piece come together!  Each day we have a "new fav"!  I honestly can't believe we are pulling it off as we just started a few weeks ago!  You gals are in for a BIG surprise!  I don't want to let the cat out of the bag… but I will tell you it is a very FUN & FESTIVE themed line complete with NEW {SUPER COOL}  Buttermilk Basin gear ranging from hats, shirts to buttons!  The gals are in LOVE with the NEW gear!  We have most of it in our hands… but the rest will be shipped to market!  CAN'T WAIT to share everything with you!  NEXT WEEK {for LUCKY FRIDAY or before…} I will be sharing it all with you!  I might even give  you guys the first SNEAK PEAK if I can swing it!  How cool would that be!!!!??
MY NEW fabric, wool & yarn dyed lines are already a BIG hit and shop owners are ordering them!  That makes my heart so happy!  I am always thrilled when you gals enjoy my offerings!  Henry Glass has a fantastic promotion going on at market!  I hope those of you who are attending market will stop by their booth and at my booth for more info!  I will also be handing out 4 FREE projects to the shop owners to bring back to their shops for you to make & enjoy!  I will try to see if I can get my hands on any wool etc to giveaway!  I actually haven't seen it - so I, too, am EXCITED to see it!!!!  Unfortunately, we will be missing a lovely dinner with them and the other designers, since we are flying back home for a day to be with my daughter {she has prom, a robotics comp & it is her 18th birthday!!!}  However, this is a SPECIAL day for her and I wouldn't miss it for the world!  I have missed most of her later birthdays since market always falls on her birthday weekend! 
I am so excited… I SOOO want to show you pics etc of the new stuff… I need to refocus here for a minute!!!!!  Today I ran home to grab my computer (the one day I didn't bring it as we have one here at the shop!) and I seen her grad party invites came!  They are just so sweet!  Hannah and I had a fun time designing them and will be sending them out {hopefully} before I go to market on Monday?!?!  Once I return, it will be time to ROCK the GRAD party!  I think I mentioned we are having a food truck!  We are having oven baked pizza and baked mini donuts from them.  After that - not a thing is decided! LOL!  So wish me luck as I work my magic in 3 weeks!!!!!!!!

Before I get back to work, I want to wish each of you a Happy Mother's day!  {That includes you pet mommas!!}  I hope you all have a lovely weekend with those you love!  Since it is our annual tradition to go to market this weekend… we have no plans!  We will be working, getting the trailer and packing it up!!!!  However, I am hoping to hit a garden center!  Since I have been at the shop every day/night… I have missed the flower run trips!  I told the hubby - I am taking a 2 hour break to enjoy the sunshine and garden center!!!!  Before I go, I want to remind you to not only leave a comment below, but to make sure and follow us on all our social media next week!  You know I am a social butterfly, so I will be sharing some of your FAV designers booths, patterns & market chaos!!!!!  Have a great weekend!!!!!!  Hope you enjoy block 5!!!!

May 5, 2017

Giveaway Time! New designs coming!

Happy "LUCKY" Friday!  We are so EXCITED!  We are over 19,000 followers!!!!  I can't believe it!!!  Let's celebrate by giving away {19} sets of these May flower themed patterns over on our FB page!!!  All you need to do is leave a comment below for a chance to WIN!!!

Where in the world have I been, you ask?!  Well... we were in St. Louis for World Robotics Comp for Hannah last weekend.  It was bittersweet, as it was her last comp!  While we were there, we went out for supper with Sheri & Dan.  Sheri and her mom own Calico Moon!  I was also able to sneak away between matches and go hang out at the shop with them for a few hours!  Always a GREAT time!  We did shop a bit on Saturday since the team lost in the semi finals.  Check out the pics for a few of my finds!!!!  Wish I had more time to shop!!!

Many of you have asked for a pic of the new wall in the shop!!  I snapped a pic!!  We love it!  It is sooo pretty!  We are also starting to prep for Hannah's grad party and made this cute barn door/counter stand to display pics and other fun things!  Then we also got to take our nephew and his wife out for lunch!  It was a snuggle fest with little Wesley!!!!  He is sooo sweet and growing so fast!  

You may have noticed that it's been pretty quiet on our social media & on our website...All my waking moments are filled with market prep!  Drawing, fusing, cutting, stitching, sewing & quilting!  I've been putting in 12-14 hour days!  All I can say is I'm loving what we've came up with!  You will be surprised at our new line of designs!!!  Definitely out of the box & very fresh and fun!!!   We only have 1 more week before we pack up the trailer and head to the International Quilt Market, back in St. Louis!  Wish I had a couple more weeks to prep!  I currently only have 2 things completely finished!  😳😳😳 It's going to be a busy week!!!  We got this!!!

On the home front we are working on the yard, ordering tents, tables & chairs etc, for the grad party!  Once we get back from market, we only have 3 weeks until her party!  We are going to have a food truck!  It should be a blast!  

We promise, after market, things will be back to "normal"!  We will be back in action here and restocking/adding new goods to our website!!  Thanks for following my journey.... even when we are busy working!!!  In the meantime, we hope you gals are enjoying our current boms and this gorgeous weather!  I can't wait to enjoy it tomorrow when I stitch outside!!!!  Have a fantastic weekend & let me know what I've missed!!!!  Please leave a comment below for a chance to win a set of these pretty patterns!!!! XO Stacy

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