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

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