I’ve been planning on making a few gifts this year as presents, but I am w-a-y behind schedule.  I’m now on The Christmas Gift Express riding full steam ahead!!  I can’t believe how fast Christmas is approaching and I have so much left to do.  One of the projects I’m planning on making this weekend is a little wool candle mat from none other than Primitive Gatherings

I made this one last year.  It’s so cute and super fast and easy to make!  I think it only took a few hours to make from start to finish.  It makes for a great gift.  The one I am making this weekend will be a gift, but I can’t say who it’s for because they might read this.

I’m a complete Lisa Bongean and Primitive Gatherings groupie.  I’ve never met a project I didn’t like from there!  Last Saturday was their annual Christmas Open House.  I’ve never been, but all the specials they have for the day apply to online customers too.  Lisa rewards her customers in a big way.  If you shopped that weekend, you got 3 FREE wool patterns (one was a kit for a pin cushion) AND a coupon book to use for the next year.  So of course, I did some shopping.  I purchased items to make as presents, a project for the girls and I to do and a project to do once my “Hop To It” is complete on Wednesday nights.  My package arrived yesterday and it was like Christmas morning!

Oh yes!  It was a wool wonderland here yesterday!  I opened each package to admire all the beautiful wool!  Hopefully, I can get my gifts done before Christmas!  I have to work all weekend, so I’ll be trying to get as much done in the few spare moments I have.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


  • Terry says:

    Oh my…look at all that wooly goodness! Love the candle mat! :0)

  • Yvette says:

    That mat is ADORABLE!!! I think it is time I get my wool out this weekend and play.

    OMG! I love your pile of goodies. Christmas is early at your house.

  • Joanne says:

    How wonderful!
    The candle mats looks great too!♥

  • WoolenSails says:

    Looks like some nice goodies to work with. I need to get better, so I can get out and shop, going nuts, lol.


  • Darlene says:

    Love that snowman mat – it's adorable.

    And, all your sweetness from Primitive Gatherings makes me SWOON!!!!! I didn't get to shop on Saturday – dang it. LOL

  • Carol says:

    Love the snowman mat! Oh what a wonderful package…I meant to do that Saturday…I want that kit for the Christmas quilt…love it!

  • Carrie P. says:

    OH, you lucky girl. I love everything they have too.
    We have snowman on our minds. lol thanks for stopping by my blog.

  • SewSew says:

    What a cute gift. Darling—and almost..instant gratification. Can't beat it. I'm still waiting for my order(s)from PG. Waiting for the mail—maybe today. It'll be like opening presents! Wish we had a store in our area that
    had the 'goodies' that Primitive Gatherings has.

  • Candace says:

    Wow – there are certain to be some very happy recipients of your gifts this year, Linda! Go over and see my friend Anne's post today, too

  • Anne says:

    Darn it! Now I wished I hadn't had so much self control last weekend during their open house. I LOVE everything they have in that store. It's pathetic! LOL

  • Mama Pea says:

    Oh, that candle mat is so cute. I really like their stuff, too. I did not know about their open house and specials. Will have to try to catch that next year. Looks like you got some great stuff! I am SOOO far behind on my gift making. I wish I could get on the express train with you, but it's not going to happen right now! haha

  • Joy McD says:

    Oh that is sooo cute! I love snowmen of any type!!

  • Cathy says:

    Those projects are sure to be a lot of fun! I've got to buckle down and work on my Christmas projects this weekend; I am so behind.

  • Lori says:

    I adore the snowman candlemat!! And a wooly wonderland for sure at your house!! So many goodies! I can't wait to see them all made up.

  • Anonymous says:

    Ooohhhh there is nothing like a Primitive Gathering spree! Nothing beats it… NOTHING!

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh gosh…anything Primitive Gatherings is a win win!! You won big! Okay…well you shopped big with huge success of scoring some lovelies!!

  • KeyQuilter says:

    Woolie goodness looks very interesting. I have yet to finish a wool project even though I've started several!

    Guess what? we both have the same banner artwork. Mine is

  • paulette says:

    I Love PG too!! I am up here in Canada drooling like crazy!! I read all about Lisa's sale…lucky you!! Thanks for sharing…your pennies are wonderful!!
    Take care!