April 24, 2017

m beyond THRILLED to give you guys the "first look" at my NEW LINE{S}!

It's an AWESOME day!  Drum roll please...  

I'm beyond THRILLED to give you guys the "first look" at my NEW LINE{S}!  Yes!  I said LINES!  You won't believe it!!!  Not only did I get the wonderful opportunity to design Civil War reproductions, novelty prints and panels for Henry Glass Co, I also got to design WOOL for YOU {happy dance!!!!} and YARN DYES to coordinate with my fabric collection & line of designs!  You have no idea how thankful I am to Henry Glass Co for believing in me, my vision & for giving me this wonderful opportunity to become a "one stop shop" for all your needs!  I will be carrying all of these wonderful lines as soon as they become available!  And for all you excited shop owners, Henry Glass Co will be more than happy to take your pre-orders at market!!!!  I'm so flippin excited, I can hardly stand it!  I hope YOU all LOVE the lines as much as I do!!!!  We will have SEW much fun working with them!  And don't worry- better pics to come!  I just snapped these from a "mock up" quickly as I left the shop!  They are gorgeous!  Absolutely stunning!!!  And as always, thank YOU for all your love & support!  These were designed especially for YOU all!!!!  XO Make it a great day!!!!

April 14, 2017

BLOCK 4 Reveal! Live Each Season "MYstery" BOM * New WOOL Bundle

Hey!  Happy “LUCKY” Friday!!!!!  Today is the release of BLOCK #4 of our Live Each Season BOM!  So of course, we are giving away KITS of this darling summer themed block over on our FB page!  There is nothing like a cold glass of lemonade and fresh picked strawberries!  Both are so refreshing on a hot summer’s day!  We are loving this BOM as well as the NEW Sweet Olde Summertime BOM!  It is so fun to offer you exclusive projects that are designed just for YOU!!!  You gals are just the best!  SOOOO glad you are loving the BOM’s too!!!  Keep sharing your progress!  It always inspires someone {including me!}
This week we had BIG BIG BIG things going on at the Basin.  Again, {sorry} it is a secret and we can’t let anyone know until we get the word!  All I can say is that you gals are going LOVE it!  It is something very special – I am just tickled pink about it!  So know I am going to share it with you as soon as I can and we will make it a BIG BIG BIG BIG deal for YOU all too…. so we can all enjoy it together!!!!!!! 

Speaking of BIG deals!  You gals are always one of my FAV things to connect with during the week!  We love not only hearing from you on Fridays {or over the weekend} but through your emails, calls, comments on Instagram and all around!  The best part of my job is, and always will be, bringing you inspiration and enjoying my journey with you all!  I love hearing your stories, your struggles & being able to brighten, even your hardest days, through handwork!  We are so blessed to have one another! 

Guess what else in now on the website?  I just put the NEW April Basin WOOL Bundles on there!  The wool is flying off the website as fast as we can get it out!  We have restocked some wool, too, as many of you have noticed and ordered!  These SPRING wool bundles are so sweet!  They definitely capture the softer side of spring!  We hope you enjoy them!
From now until mid-May we will be working on models for the International Quilt Market!  I wish we were farther along – but you won’t believe the MAGIC we can make in a matter of a few weeks!  So be READY for some FUN things coming very soon!  I also received the salesman sample from my fabric company!  I am thinking that next week I FINALLY get to show you it {and remember… there is a twist on it – that you ALL will LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE}!  I will double check – but fingers crossed, we don’t have to wait any longer!!!! 
On the home front, my daughter is deciding on which college she will go to this weekend!  She will either be at the U of M here in Minneapolis or Iowa State in Ames.  Fingers crossed she is staying local for her momma!!! LOL!  I think her cat, Oscar, won’t be able to make it without her either!  They are too cute together!  He LOVES her!  Either way, we support her and if she ends up being in Iowa… shopping along the way will be a bonus!!!  She is also almost done with all her volunteer hours as a National Honors Society member.  Yesterday she volunteered at Feed My Starving Children.  That is one of her FAV places to volunteer!  Grace is patiently waiting for swimming to get over so she can dye her hair! LOL!  She is also trying to convince us to let her get a mini fridge & microwave put in her room!  She has big plans for good times with her girlfriends!  I love it!  Growing up I remember wanting to put a water fountain in my bedroom!  Like mother, like daughter! LOL!  Just love them both to pieces!

No big plans for Easter… I will be burning the midnight oil doing taxes for BB.  This is the last year I will have to get the stuff ready… as I have a gal who started working for me in January!  YEEHAW!!!!  I think we decided that we will be making homemade pasties for Easter.  George’s dad taught me how to make them.  It starts with a triple homemade batch of pie crust dough.  It is a labor of love and oh, so good!  He made huge pasties – so, of course, I followed suit!  Two barely fit on a large cookie sheet!  I will try to post a pic on Sunday!  I hope you have a fantastic Easter weekend and enjoy some delicious food, sweet desserts & make memories with those you love!!!  Be sure to leave a comment over on our FB page for a chance to win a kit of block 4!!!  It is so cute & kick of the first block in our SUMMER ROW!!!! 

April 8, 2017

$50 Gift Certificates Giveaway & NEW Patterns/Kits

HOPPY Spring!  We are so excited to giveaway {3} $50.00 gift certificates to 3 "LUCKY" Friday WINNERS!  All you need to do is comment below with your guess on HOW MANY BUNNY TAILS are in the jar!!!  If we have dup guesses, we will draw names from a hat!  FUN!!!
What a fantastic week this has been!  I can't believe Saturday is here already!  It flew…. by!  This week we redid the shop!  It looks great!  We also added our coffee bar, our succulent display (that we are giving away to each customer), a "treat" station in the main area and found time to get the Hexi Door Greeter, Hexi Mat, 5 (Very limited quantity) spring wool bundles ready for you & we are also releasing Block 2 of our Bringing Home the Tree BOM!  So be sure to head over to our website for some awesome goods!  AND oh… We are also offering our 3 Spring Eggs/ Make it Take it KITS online (while supplies last)!    The FUN never ends at the BASIN!!!!!!!!!

We have been so busy at our retail shop these last 2 days!  Thanks everyone for coming out!  Today will be our busiest day, with 3 classes filling the day!  We LOVE seeing everyone!  The coffee bar is working out great!  Everyone is loving it!  As you walk in, you are now greeted with a table/chairs and a display of sweet treats!  We LOVE how that turned out!  We are also watering, wrapping & giving away succulents left and right!  You know me - I am always finding something new to give away!  Succulents are a FAV of mine…. why not share my love for them with everyone!!! We will be giving them away today too… so stop in!!!
The new HEXI designs are adorable!  I was not a huge spring fan… but this year has changed that!  I am having a blast designing "cute", softer designs that include bunnies, chicks & eggs!  These new HEXI designs may be my FAV yet!  We have patterns & KITS on the website now! 

We also added the next block (truck block) in our Bringing Home the Tree BOM.  The kit is stunning!  We are hearing so much great feedback from our kits!  Everyone LOVES our color palette and are excited to get a kit that looks like our model!  Always know that you will ALWAYS get a kit as close to our color palette as we can get!  That is something that we take pride in and will not waver on! 
Next week is a BIG week at the Basin! There are a couple things going on that I have to "keep under my hat"…  I can't wait to share it with you when I can!  In just 3 weeks, I am able to share some FANTASTIC news with you regarding my fabric line!  You will all be SUPER SURPRISED & VERY EXCITED!  So let the countdown begin!!!!!!   

On the home front, Hannah has a robotics comp this weekend.  Today GW and I went down and watched the matches.  George will go back today while I'm at the shop!  Grace is busy with Lacrosse, her social life & received an academic award.  Life is GOOD!  Very thankful!

Don't forget to leave our comment over on our FB with your "bunny tail" guess!!!  You could WIN BIG!  Have a super cool weekend and enjoy the sunshine!!!  Stacy

March 27, 2017

NEW WOOLapalooza & SUMMER Mystery BOM

Hey Everyone!  Happy "LUCKY" MONDAY!  I am sorry I missed getting the giveaway up on Friday - but I needed to spend a couple of days with the family before the girls go back to school!  I was so glad that the meds kicked in and we were able to enjoy some time together!  That darn virus (turned into something) hit the hubby again too… he did go in and is also on meds now!  What a tough winter!  I can't wait FOR SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!
Today I am giving away some of these darling With thy Needle Bunny/Tulip blocks over on our Facebook page!  You can frame it, hang it or make it into a pillow by simply adding a backing!  It will stitch up quick and you will have plenty of time to enjoy it for Easter or spring!  I will pick the winner on Tuesday night! 
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I've seen a lot of you are enjoying out WOOLapalooza!  Isn't the wool great!  When I was taking the pictures of the wool bundles… I couldn't decide which bundle I like the best!  I LOVED them all!  I am excited for them to head your way!  I know you will create something magical with them!  There is still wool left… so hop on over to our website and check them out!

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SWEET OLDE SUMMERTIME Mystery BOM is revealed!!!!
  I LOVE the first block!  I can't wait to see it complete!  Once it is finished, I will repost that picture so you can see what a difference the finishing touches make!  This will be 7 blocks.  It is all drawn and it only gets better as each block goes on!  I wish I could release all of them asap so you can see it!  But… that would take away all the FUN and  you know I LOVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!  There is more info on the website under the WOOLapalooza tab under SHOP ONLINE!  You can always call the shop too if you have any questions!  763-792-0638
Yesterday I finally felt like myself (with no sleep)… the steroids kept me wired and last night was the first night of good sleep I have had in days!  On Friday night I did not sleep AT ALL!  Crazy I tell you!!!!  Anyway… I drew and designed a bunch of new goods for spring quilt market!  The sewing machines will start rolling and the handwork will be in full swing!  I have never started this late so wish me LUCK!

I am also working on a couple new fabric lines… my April 1st deadline is just around the corner so I thought I better jump on it, while I am back in my groove and feeling creative!  When I was sick… it was hard.  I did not feel like doing anything and everything took soooo much energy.  I am so thankful for my health & strength again. 

On the shop front… the painter is coming on Thursday or Friday to paint a room and the entrance section on the shop!  I can't wait.  We will be getting the wall in next and then we will be redoing the shop.  I can't wait!  It should look a bit refreshed for the open house coming up - and even better by next month's shop opening!  The succulents and growing nicely!  We will be making them look cute for the open house when we are giving them away FREE with any purchase.  I also plan on having come great sweet treats for all 3 days and our coffee station will be ready for all to enjoy!  We want your experience at the Basin to be a GREAT one!  I am also working on the make it take it and plan to offer it online too!  You will LOVE it!  Think spring!!!  We also will be having a BIG giveaway at the shop & online!  There will also be a FREE gift with a purchase of some sort!  So be ready for more SPRING FUN in a couple of weeks!

I will keep it short since I will be back on Friday with our usual LUCKY Friday giveaway!  I hope you all had a GREAT weekend!  Are your bulbs popping up yet from the ground?  I seen some hens & chicks starting to pop out… but that is about it!  I would love to see pics, if so!  Please leave a comment over on our FB page for a chance to win a kit, just in time for SPRING!!!!!!!!!  Have a great week!!!! Stacy

March 17, 2017


Happy "LUCKY" St. Patty's DAY Friday!  WHO HOO!  We are giving away 17 {yes, 17!} Little Chick & Shamrock Bag kits today in honor of St. Patty's Day over on our Facebook Page!  How FUN is that!!!!  So be sure to comment on the FB post for a chance to WIN! 

Have you took a moment to "HOP" over to the website?  We have some of the CUTEST spring designs around!  You will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!!!  We have a limited amount of kits available, so be sure to check them out before they are gone!  We also put some fantastic aged muslin bundles on there, too!   

On the shop front… We keep meeting our deadlines, kitting TONS of new projects/kits & are having a blast doing it at the shop!  We are also getting in tons of wool, fabrics & more threads!  We can't wait to get these on the web for you to enjoy!  We also stumbled upon some fantastic trims that we know you will LOVE!!!   BTW- I typically don't mention anything… but we have been having BIG issues with receiving  your orders from our website… So just know we have many tickets in to our host, Like Sew Websites- to FIX our site to make everything work properly to avoid delays and much more!
SPRING CLEANING SALE NEXT WEEK:  I am running out of ROOM in the shop & the workroom!  So it is time to MOVE some AWESOME goods!  I will be starting to put some great deals on the website next week.  Many things are VERY LIMITED, but I will still be putting them on there!  We will be having pattern grab bags, half priced books, cheap pattern sets, great deals on kits that are out of season & more!  I will put things on whenever I have time!

I am SWAMPED!  All I seem to do is "HOP" from deadline to deadline! LOL!  I just finish one and 2 more are sprung on me!  I just got notification that I have to submit 2 more lines of fabric by April 1st!  YIKES!  There is SEW much that goes on behind the scenes!  One day I would LOVE to share that with you!  The shop is also getting a couple of facelifts here and there!  Every once and awhile you just need to refresh things!
NEW BLOCK OF THE MONTHS COMING!  Next week we will be releasing the 1st Block of our SUMMER BOM!   It will be a 7 block quilt.  We will be offering it for 6 months!  We will not be releasing it in pattern form… you will only be able to purchase it as a kit.  It is an exclusive just for YOU!!!!  I don't have a NAME for it… so I am hoping you gals will help me come up with an awesome SUMMER themed name for it!

INTERNATIONAL SPRING MARKET!  Well…. I was going, then I was not… and now I AM exhibiting!  You know what that means… MORE NEW GOODS!  Market is in St. Louis and always falls on my daughter's birthday, prom & robotics competition.  I PROMISED my daughter that we will be here for it this year so… we will be driving down, setting up the booth, flying back, enjoying all the moments we can with her, including helping her get ready for prom and then fly back for the last day, work the show and drive back!  It will be expensive & chaotic… but SOOOO worth it!  First off, I am a MOMMA… and I LOVE being one!!!!!!!!!!

On the HOME front!  The girls are on SPRING BREAK!  Grace and her friend Elsie are working for some "cha ching" over the break!  They both have BIG plans of buying a car for when they get their licenses!!! LOL!  They even beat me to work today!!!!  Hannah is under the weather and resting!  We have no big plans… just looking forward to spending time together!  We are so busy…. so this will be a nice blessing!  George and I are going to the Miranda Lambert concert tonight if we are both are up for it!  The viruses are still lingering in us!  But, it would be nice to enjoy an evening with my honey!!!!

I LOVE YOU GUYS!  Thanks so much for brightening my days!  I hope you all have a FANTASTIC St. Patty's Day and enjoy your weekend!  Please head over to our FB page and leave me a comment below for a chance to WIN 1 of 17 kits!  And don't forget… I am looking for a great name for the SUMMER BOM!  XO Stacy

March 10, 2017

Mystery Block 3 Revealed * NEW KITS * NEW PATTERNS!

Happy "LUCKY" Friday!  AND… Guess what today is?  It is the release of our next block {block 3} in our LIVE EACH SEASON "Mystery" BOM!  This one is the perfect block to end our 1st row!  It features a clay pot of tulips & daffodils!  Can you believe we are moving on to the 2nd row soon!  Next month we will be starting the "Summer" row!  It sure felt like summer with all the thunderstorms we've had lately!  Unfortunately, we even had a tornado touchdown not too far away here in MN, on Monday. 

SPRING!  Spring has sprung at the BASIN!  We are starting to share a few of our NEW spring designs with you on our website!  We are loving working with our vintage look wools!  They lend themselves so nicely to spring themed designs!  We also have designed some fantastic "LUCKY" Clover & Chick designs for this time of year!  They will blend in nicely with other spring designs and are able to be kept out throughout the entire spring!  Plus… you can never have to many "LUCKY" Clovers around!!!  I LOVE 4 leaf clovers!  AND - since I am talking about the 4 leaf clover…. I have also added the project that we are making at the shop this weekend to our website for you!  I want to be sure you all have the opportunity to make this darling little sack!  It is so cute!!!!   All these new designs are available on the website under  shop online!
If you are local, we do have 3 sessions for our make it take it.  We are pretty full, but you are welcome to see if we can sneak you in!  We also have the best dessert this month from Shelly!  It features crushed Oreos, cheesecake, mint & so much more!  We will also have more goodies and giveaways!  Shop is open 10-4 today and 10-4 on Saturday!
On the home front, I am sick {again}…sign!  However, I am on the mend!  I had high fevers and I was smoking hot…  And not in the sexy way!!!!  LOL!  I continue to be reassured that one will never be too old for popsicles and a little tlc!  Luckily, George has been cooking, taking/picking up the kiddos, and even worked from a coffee shop this afternoon - as he had to take Hannah and a few kids {along with "Hornet" the robot}  to Target for an event.   I'm blessed with great kids & an awesome husband!!!

On the shop note… I am LUCKY there too!  The gals have been doing a great job getting ahead of things!  I think you will notice your orders are getting out much faster!  If you are coming to the shop this weekend… they are also holding that down for me while I am laying low!  I am hoping to stop in for a bit tomorrow!?!?   Either way, Saturday everyone will have their St. Patty's green hats & necklaces on!   Be ready for stitching, shopping, snacking & FUN!!!!  We can't wait!!!!
Hope you all are staying creative!  I can't believe how many projects have been shared to our FB page!   They are sooooo awesome!!!!   It makes me sooo happy to see all your work and creativity!  Keep up the good work everyone!  And please head over to our FB page and leave a comment for a chance to win the NEW BLOCK 3 KIT!!!!!!  Have a great weekend!  Stacy!!!

March 3, 2017

NEW Hexi Kits * NEW Bringing Home the Tree BOM * St. Patty's Party * SHOP OPEN

Happy "LUCKY" Friday!  Today we are giving away kits of the NEW MARCH HEXI Mat over on our FB page!  We know you all have been waiting for the release of this pattern/kit as well as our companion project, Hexi "WORD" Door Greeter March!  These were SOO fun to design!  I know many of us don't have much d├ęcor for St. Patty's Day… so these will be great pieces to make and enjoy!!!!  Don't forget… next weekend we will have more March "themed" projects too, as we celebrate St. Patty's Day at the shop and ONLINE! 

I hear many of you have missed my posts over the last couple of weeks!  You know I LOVE YOU guys!!!  I have missed you too!!!!  As many of you know, I am also a momma to two beautiful girls…. Hannah & Gracie!  And… since Han is graduating, I am making sure I enjoy these last few months with her before she leaves the nest!  It is bittersweet!  It seemed most of my time over the last two weeks was spent with them!  For starters, Gracie turned 15 and took her drivers written test on Monday & passed!!!!  {Now I have 2 girls with permits!  Double the worry!}  Grace also had her dance banquet, where she lettered as a Freshman & received a few awards!  She also needed help with a senior board for her "big sister" in dance and is now Lacrosse has started!  Hannah has kept me the busiest with robotics, appointments, reveal nights, orchestra & college stuff!! LOL!  She just found out she got into the University or MN, as well as, Iowa State.  We have been getting the ducks in a row for college and started to think about her grad party!  And yes, I am also working on the house!  I totally need to STOP watching Joanna!  Now I am in the process of making a wood wall!  Say what?  LOL!  Last weekend Hannah's team had their 1st robotics practice comp and today started their 1st "real" regional competition!  So I am writing this from the hotel room in Duluth, MN!  We can't wait to watch them today and Saturday!

Of course, the shop has been keeping me busy too!  We are knee deep in spring designs!  In the next two weeks you will see a lot of new chicks, bunnies, tulips and of course, new wool bundles!   We also have finally received fabric to offer a SMALLER amount of kits then we had hoped for -  for our Bringing Home the Tree BOM!  Starting now, we will be offering this as a BOM.  Each month, we will release the kits for the next block, ending with a finishing kit!  You will receive the pattern for that block and the kit each month.  We know many of you have struggled with getting the same color palette or "look" of our quilt… so we are THRILLED to make this happen for you!  You can order it online under the NEW! NEW! NEW! category!  We would LOVE to offer MORE kits, but we just can't get enough of the woven fabrics to make it happen!  That is why we have had to wait soooo long to start this BOM!  It has been a struggle to get supplies lately…. 

FABRIC LINE!  I can finally say that today I sent the last package off to Henry Glass for my fabric line!  YIPPEE!  My work is complete!  My panel turned out cooler then I had expected!  {Happy dance!}  I can also let you know that it will be available to order at spring market, in May!  It will hit the shops by fall!  It is very different then my last line!  I think you all will be pleasantly surprised!  Of, course, it still has some great prints that I know you will love!  There is a bit more to this line, but I am not allowed to share it until market with you!  I am so sorry!  I guarantee you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next week I will be doing a trunk show and teaching in New Ulm, MN.  They have allowed me to open it up to any of you who would love to have any of you come!  It is on Thursday, March 9th.  Class is 12:30 to 4:30 and the trunk show is at 7:00 pm.  You can call Bonnie at 507-228-8536 to sign up.  It is held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 N. State Street, New Ulm MN.  I'd love to see you there!!!
Thanks for meeting back up here today!  I hope you all have had a great week and have a fantastic weekend!  Don't forget to leave a comment over on our FB for a chance to win the new kits!   Don't forget the shop is open next week {Thurs-Sat}!  We will also be having our St. Patty's Party/Workshop at the shop!  You can sign up for 1 of 3 sessions!  We will also be celebrating online as well!  Happy Stitching!!!!!!!!  Stacy

February 10, 2017

New Mystery Block Reveal * New Patterns * Wool & More

Happy "LUCKY" Friday!!!! I can't believe I am on time today! Yippee!!! I am also soooo excited to GIVEAWAY 12 BLOCK 2 KITS! It really has been a fantastic week here at the Basin! I am blessed to have awesome help & great customers who have been coming in while we are open this weekend! Tomorrow is the "BIG" PARTY DAY at the shop! We have our make it take it's ready and Shelly will be bringing in her delicious Valentine homemade treats!!! So be ready for some FUN tomorrow starting at 10 am at the shop!

Have you seen the NEW LIVE EACH SEASON "Mystery" BOM Block 2? I know some of you have because orders were coming in when I was uploading the new products! I just love that you gals are so excited about it! Thanks for joining us in our bom!!! Don't forget we have kits available, as well as the thread kit for row #1 to purchase on our website!

NEW PRODUCTS for VALENTINE'S Day! If you are like me… nothing excites me more than wool & patterns! So in case you want to spoil yourself this Valentine's day… I designed some darling heart themed projects just for you in mind! The best part is that the colors are gorgeous in our kits and you will be able to keep them out all year long! Plus… they are calorie free!!!! LOL!!! These kits are limited so head over and enjoy them while they are available!

I also put together another gorgeous wool bundle that is full of the shades of "sweethearts"! We have a nice assortment of pinks, reds, warm purples & cream textured wools in this bundle! It really is a lovely & fresh bundle of joy! To keep in the spirit of Valentine's day… I put together a luscious collection of hand over dyed floss & a cute little button pack to use in your "sweet heart" projects!!!! I hope you enjoy them!

WOOLSTOCK! The dates are set and we are opening up registration for our BIG & EXCITING 3 DAY EVENT! The price is $325.00 for all 3 days including patterns, kits, breakfast, lunch, a party on Friday night & much more! We are limited due to the size of our space - so sign up early to guarantee your spot! As you recall, people flew in from all over the country! We hope to have just as big of a turn out this year and hope for much more! We will also be having FUN EVENTS at the shop & getting a BIG tent for make it takes and more!!!! We will have our flyer available by next Friday with all the deets!!!! All I can say… is it's my FAV event of the year and I can't wait to make it a GREAT one for all of you who attend! Oh… You can sign up online! It is under "shop online"!!!!! Feel free to call the shop for any other questions you may have! 763-792-0638

Before I wrap up… I have to share the best news of the week with you all! Yesterday I became a "Great Auntie"! Our Godson Tyler & his wife Cassy, had a baby boy and his name is Wesley! He is adorable and both he and mommy are doing great! I can't wait to meet & SPOIL him!!!! … I am about to close up the shop & go run a couple errands before George and I are head out to the Timberwolves Game tonight! It should be FUN!!!! As always… I hope you all have a great weekend! Please leave me a comment over on our FB page for a chance to win a kit....and let me know what's shaking in your part of town!!!! Take care!!! Enjoy the block! Stacy
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