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Snow Happy Hearts for May

Hopefully you’re busy stitching away on your Snow Happy Hearts snow lady for May.  I’m a little late blogging about her, because I’ve had so many last-minute things to do to get ready for quilt market.  Just in case you haven’t seen the pattern yet, I’ve linked you to it below.

Snow Happy Hearts for May

Snow Happy Hearts May

We’re still putting the binding on Merci La Vie, and the quilts are yet to be photographed for our pattern fronts, but we’re going to market and that’s what counts!  We’ll be closed for the week of May 13th so any orders placed on our website will ship starting Tuesday, May 19th.  I apologize in advance for the delay, and I promise to bring back some exciting things to make up for it.  Maybe I’ll have a market sample giveaway, and if you’ve followed my blog, you’ll remember I’m pretty sneaky when I do a giveaway.  :>)

My husband is jumping for joy that I’m leaving next week.  I’ve been impossible to live with for the past few weeks and he’s waiting for his peace and quiet around here.  He’ll eat like a king while I’m gone, having fish, red meat, and of course a little wine.

There are two family members who are not happy to see me leave.  Milkshake howls when I’m gone and she’s taught Chelsea to do it too.  Opps, there went hubby’s peace and quiet.  I communicate with my husband mostly through emails while I’m at market, because when I phone, Milkshake will start the howling if she hears my voice.

Milkshake and Chelsea

 Unfortunately for my sweet babies, these are the only dogs going to quilt market with me.

Lulu dogs for quilt marketLulu is our newest Bunny Hill Petite pattern and we’ll be adding her to the website today.  She’ll be ready to ship in just a few weeks.  She was inspired by my grand-baby dog, who is actually named Lulu.  Here’s a photo of my granddaughter Michaela (she turns 15 on Tuesday) and Lulu.

Michaela_&_Lulu_(1_of_1)Oh, and before I forget, we’ve noticed that once in a while our blog gets a “glitch” and the homepage changes to a different layout.  It seems to go back to normal if we give it time. ,If you’re visiting and you get a strange layout, just check back later.  We’ll be fixing it when we get back from market, once we can figure out what’s wrong.

Have a great week everyone.  I wish I could take you all with me to Quilt Market!



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May 9, 2015 - 11:32 am

DeAnna Dodson - This may be my favorite of your hearts patterns so far. Love the sweet garland of flowers. SO Spring!

Lulu is darling. :D

Can’t wait to hear about your Market experiences.

May 9, 2015 - 11:41 am

Hildy - Love your snow lady! I really need to start with this project but so far I’ve downloaded all the patterns and printed them. Perhaps next week (due to a holiday on thursday it’s a three day week for me:-)
To sad that Mark didn’t give in and let you bring your two troublemakers … perhaps you should name two of the Lulu dogs after them (of course, Chelsea needs a pink one;-)
Have a great time at market (and wish Michaela Happy Birthday on tuesday)!

May 9, 2015 - 1:46 pm

mary stiles - love May’s snow heart. I am hoping to get going on them all now that I have finished quilting my Grandson’s hockey quilt.
I have a huge dog and 2 cats and they all hate when I leave them. Yours are so cute and your grand daughter is beautiful.
Happy market to you!!!
Mary Stiles

May 9, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Mary T Salmon - Anne:
Michaela is going to be 15?? I can’t believe it! She is gorgeous, BTW…I love the little Lulu…I used to have doxies…
Thanks for the pattern for May. I have not started it yet. You are so generous. Have a blast at market. Yes, I wish I could go. I used to work market for a Peruvian import company. I loved meeting people and writing up orders!

May 9, 2015 - 8:06 pm

kshackabq - Your granddaughter is beautiful! Have fun at market. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

May 9, 2015 - 9:18 pm

Christine B. - I loved this post all about the doggies in your life! Your granddaughter is lovely and I hope she has a lovely day for her birthday. Thank you for another lovely Snow Happy Hearts pattern…. she is very cute! Have a wonderful time at Quilt Market! :) x

May 9, 2015 - 9:57 pm

Beth - Wonderful little snowlady, darling puppies, beautiful granddaughter, adorable pattern! This blog has so much happy :) Have fun at Market!

May 9, 2015 - 10:39 pm

Colleen - Beautiful granddaughter and her dog is lovely too. Your howling Milkshake made me laugh then cry we had a wonderful dog (over the rainbow bridge now) who would bark when the door bell rang at home or on TV. She didn’t go to the door she just barked until we asked her to stop or she tried of barking. She also was the dog that walked on the TV remote and turned the TV on or off or changed channels. She was wonderful she lost her hearing we knew because she stopped barking at the door bell sound she got cataracts and couldn’t see we found out when we moved and she got lost on the patio. She never stopped changing the TV though

May 10, 2015 - 12:31 am

Laura Lynch - Anne, Thank you for posting the daring Snow Gal pattern this month… she’s so cute… love the red check fabric background… I think I might have something similar in my stash. Michaela is beautiful & looks so grown up. Lulu is really cute (both the furry & fabric Lulu)! You’ve worked so hard to get ready for the show & I can’t wait to see pics of the show too! Have fun with all your designing friends!


May 10, 2015 - 5:00 am

Sue - Have a wonderful time at market. Thank you for the darling snowman heart.

May 10, 2015 - 5:05 am

Lee - I adore the new pattern! The pic of your granddaughter and Lulu is lovely! I love doxies!

May 10, 2015 - 5:34 am

Julie - Me & My Stitches - I have to laugh when you say your husband is looking forward to you leaving! Mine is the same way when I am getting ready for a show – but at least I know my kitties miss me!

May 10, 2015 - 5:50 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne,
Chelsea and Milkshake were obviously upset about not going along to Market after all their planning and scheming. You’ll have to bring back a special treat for them so they’ll know you were thinking of them. Your granddaughter is so beautiful, and how she’s growing! I can see why her sweet little dog inspired you….I love the new petite pattern and so does my youngest granddaughter :)

May 10, 2015 - 8:04 am

Kay - Your dogs are so sweet. I am sure you will miss them too, but still have lots of fun. x

May 10, 2015 - 9:30 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Lulu is adorable–reminds me of the dogs we used to autograph at the end of the school year. I guess that kind of dates me–oops!

May 10, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Vicky - Lulu and Michaela are adorable! Love your newest little critter!

May 11, 2015 - 6:16 am

Barb R. - Oh Miss Michaela is just beautiful! A very Happy Birthday to her. I hope she has a wonderful year ahead of her. And, of course, Lulu is so adorable.

Then there is Milkshake & Chelsea – just about the two sweetest doggies ever! You can see how disappointed they are that they can’t go to Market. They’ll have to take care of your husband while you’re gone – oh, I can tell there will be mischief while you’re away!!! LOL!

Have a wonderful time at Market – looking forward to reading all about it and lots of pictures.

And, of course, thanks again for the May Snow Happy Heart – soooo cute!!!

May 11, 2015 - 7:11 am

Pat Godkin - Thank you for a great blog update! Lots of news.
Lucky Lulu’s going to market.
Michaela is growing into a beautiful young woman! Her Lulu is a sweet companion too.

May 15, 2015 - 7:31 pm

Malinda - The pups look so sad that you are leaving! Looking forward to the market report!

May 16, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Peggy - Hope you are enjoying Market! Can’t wait to hear your market recap.

May 17, 2015 - 10:41 am

Gale - Your granddaughter is absolutely beautiful and the cute little dog sure deserves to have a pattern of her. Good Luck with market and I look forward to seeing photo’s in the near future.

Hugs to Chelsea and Milkshake, they look so sad :(

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April 27, 2015 - 3:36 am

Barb - What a hoot! After all the effort Milkshake and Chelsea have gone to, to get taken to quilt market I think they deserve their own seats on the plane hehehehe maybe even a seat next to the pilot! Who could resist those cute, pleading puppy faces, not me that’s for sure so Mr.Dunn if you do read this letter please let them come to market :) Barb.

April 27, 2015 - 6:32 am

Susan - I agree – Milkshake and Chelsea have worked hard to go. Besides, everyone will want to meet them! Have fun and looking forward to pictures soon!

April 27, 2015 - 6:33 am

Barb (a different Barb :-) ) - Since Chelsea & Milkshake have gone to so much trouble planning their trip to Market, I think we can all agree that they would be the ***Stars*** of the show! They will be great ambassadors for Bunny Hill Designs and your booth will be the best attended – definitely!

They are so cute – and obviously great company on the plane, in your hotel room & at Market.

Best wishes to all of you !

p.s. – when do the grandchildren get here from Germany?

April 27, 2015 - 6:34 am

Pam Seaberg - Anne,
You crack me up!!! You are so creative, I love this. We have to meet someday. Fondly, Pam

April 27, 2015 - 6:40 am

Mary T Salmon - I vote they go to Market!

April 27, 2015 - 7:12 am

Pat Godkin - Tuning in this morning to follow the doggy duo & their adorable efforts to get to Market. Hoping they will soon be sitting on a stack of bolts of your pretty new collection! (Just a hint)

April 27, 2015 - 8:05 am

sunny - I think you two should be allowed to go! I think I should be allowed to go, too, but that’s another blog post. Will be watching to see your exploits if you make it to the show.

April 27, 2015 - 8:13 am

Christine B. - Hope you get your wish and tag along to Quilt Market…. it looks like a lot of fun! :) x

April 27, 2015 - 8:42 am

Hildy - I think you really need to take these two to market! Imagine what they’ll do to your home when they relize you’re not taking them along!?!

April 27, 2015 - 8:52 am

Gale - Dear Mr. Dunn,
How can you not help these two sweethearts??? Oh how I wish I could be at spring market and meet them.

Way to go, Chelsea and Milkshake XO

April 27, 2015 - 10:36 am

Ina - lol, hope they get to go….many hotels allow dogs these days. ;p

April 27, 2015 - 10:44 am

Melissa - That was so cute!! What fun ;)

April 27, 2015 - 10:59 am

Becky M - This is hilarious and adorable! I think we need to start #teamChelseaAndMilkshake!

April 27, 2015 - 11:48 am

Colleen - LOL, How cute… nobody could resist those two!

April 27, 2015 - 11:54 am

DeAnna Dodson - Aww! I’ll take them! I’ll take them both!

But you wouldn’t get them back. ;)

April 27, 2015 - 11:59 am

Janan Doster - Anne,
These darling pups stole my heart today. This post was the cutest ever!

April 27, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Dawn - Awww, this is just so lovely, who could resist them. Sending extra hugs to Chelsea and Milkshake – they make a brilliant team x

April 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Susan K - You do know that dogs get all the attention and Milkshake and Chelsea will bring so much more traffic to your booth. They’ll help you sell so much more fabric because no one will want them to go without food and treats!

April 27, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Elizabeth - Dying of laughter here! Thanks, Chelsea and Milkshake–you have my vote.

April 27, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Deb F - Who could say no to these darling pups They would be an asset at the show.

April 27, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Tina - Anne, you have a great sense of humor and are just so funny!!! How can anyone resist Chelsea and Milkshake? I think they should get to go to Market with you ;o)

April 27, 2015 - 9:08 pm

Karen Seitz - Of course, Chelsea and Milkshake should go to Market. Theirs are the update from Market that I want to read most! Love how they fit naturally into every photo. They are definitely Moda pups.

April 27, 2015 - 9:52 pm

Karen in Breezy Point - I hope Mr. Dunn comes through for you both–it’s obvious you need to be there!

April 28, 2015 - 1:26 am

Nicola - Well, that’s made my morning!! Chelsea & Milkshake are very welcome to come and stay with me: we’d have lots of fun! x

April 28, 2015 - 2:29 am

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April 28, 2015 - 3:33 am

Patrici - How clever this is. So so cute.

April 28, 2015 - 4:14 am

Susan - Awwww…….They want to go so bad! That was precious! I completely understand how they feel! I want to go to market too and help that Cheryl lady.

April 28, 2015 - 5:07 am

Patricia Cash - Funny, funny. Have fun at market.

April 28, 2015 - 5:22 am

Lisa - You have the best blog takeover!!

April 28, 2015 - 7:24 am

Mary ann - Oh yes, these guys will sell miles of Moda fabric!

April 28, 2015 - 8:14 am

Jackie - Chelsea and Milkshake’s post made me laugh!!

April 28, 2015 - 9:27 am

Gail - Dear Dogs- thanks for the chuckle. You can spend your vacation with me, central Virginia is gorgeous at this time of the year and I’m a SAHM who can be around to pamper you while mamma is away on business.

April 28, 2015 - 10:50 am

Susan - This is just so cute……….I hope your mama will take you…I know you would both be a hit!! :)

April 28, 2015 - 12:28 pm

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April 28, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Michele Dickinson - Chelsea and Milkshake, maybe you could let me tag along too.

April 28, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Sandie - Well, They for got to say that if it would help at all, they have a friend who would be willing to go along to Market with them, and see to their puppy needs… ME! great post, and have a great time at Market!

April 29, 2015 - 12:26 am

Anita - they are too cute! You could just imagine them saying all those things :)

April 29, 2015 - 3:41 am

bekki - What cuties.

April 29, 2015 - 11:41 am

Lorraine Isaac - I think they fit perfectly in with the fabrics and who can say no to those sweet little faces, lol

April 29, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Helen LeBrett - Hee Hee Hee!!! Too cute!! I think they should go too: they could massage your tired toes at the end of each day!!”-) And they are so cute that more people would stay in your booth longer and order more fabric! Sounds like a win-win to me!! Have a great time at market!! Great post: loved it!!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

April 29, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Charlotte - Great post. Very creative and obviously you know your way around the computer and photoshop or whatever it takes to put your puppies in those photos. Well done.


April 30, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Laura Lynch - Dogs just make everything so much more fun!! I think Mr. Dunn should let Chelsea & Milkshake be this year’s Moda Mascots!! Each year a different designer can have a chance to have their beloved “pet person” as the Moda Mascot! I’d vote for that! Good luck Anne . . . I’m rooting for ya! I love all you fabric designs . . . and thanks for the darling snowmen designs! You rock!

May 1, 2015 - 6:24 am

mimi'sdarlins - Well, if this doesn’t get these two scheming pups a couple of tickets, I don’t know what will! Be sure to keep us posted :)

May 5, 2015 - 9:46 am

Ina - those pins you had made for market are the BEST!!! love them! ;p

May 7, 2015 - 2:07 pm

تور کیش - Ina – those pins you had made for market are the BEST!!! love them! ;p


May 14, 2015 - 7:46 am

Barb H. - I loved Chelsea and Milkshake’s quilt market storyboard. This was hilarious. It’s funny how animals know when you are leaving and so glad to see you when you get home!

May 15, 2015 - 7:35 pm

Malinda - What a fun post! Now we really know what’s going on in those furry little minds!

May 16, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Peggy - I’m with these sweet puppies! I’d love to go to market. Following you online with your market pics. Have fun!

Something’s going on around here

Something’s going on around here and no one’s telling me about it.  Milkshake and Chelsea keep meeting when I’m not around, and then when I walk in the room they get all hush hush.  I tell you those dogs are planning something.  Self Portrait

Don’t they look guilty as can be?  What do they know that I don’t?  I’m so busy trying to get everything ready for market, and new patterns written, that I don’t have time to get side-tracked by these dogs!Milkshake

I just have to keep working and pray that they are really good dogs.  If I don’t focus I’ll be the only one at market without quilts finished.  Too bad I can’t teach them to sew.  Humm, where did I put those treats?


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April 25, 2015 - 7:15 am

Hildy - Now what are these two planning? I hope it’s something good that involves fabrics … and chocolates would be great, too:-)

April 25, 2015 - 8:13 am

Pay Godkin - Oh Anne! you make me smile and first thing in the morning too!
Your little dogs definitely look like they are up to something! I would hide my sewing basket before it goes missing.

April 25, 2015 - 8:28 am

DeAnna Dodson - Heh heh . . . they’re just so darn cute! They are most certainly up to something. Do keep us posted! ;)

April 25, 2015 - 8:41 am

Julie Zaloudek - They are planning their own patterns so they can go to Market with you!

April 25, 2015 - 9:20 am

Miss Jean - You better be careful. They’ll change your blog to “Puppy Hill” before you know it!!! Can’t wait to see your new patterns.

April 25, 2015 - 10:33 am

SandyG - They know you are planning to go to Market!
Dogs always know when you are planning a
trip without them…

April 25, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Karen in Breezy Point - i love Milkshake’s face — there does seem to be something fishy going on!

April 26, 2015 - 2:14 am

Christine B. - They certainly seem to have that ‘Who me?!’ look on their faces… I would keep a close eye on them!! Good luck with all your market sewing… can’t wait to see your new fabrics and patterns! :) x

April 26, 2015 - 11:04 am

Colleen - Love your fur babies and that you ah they have rescued you . We were loved by an Australian Shepard for 16 years then when she went over the rainbow bridge we had to change breeds so we rescued 6 chihuahuas over the years each was so different from each other. Now we are loved by 2 cats one of which would prefer to be our only fur baby …. So while she is with us we will not add any fur babies. But once she visits the rainbow bridge we will see what four legged fur baby chooses us
Thanks for what you do for fur babies and our sewing world

April 26, 2015 - 10:19 pm

Pauline - They are sweet…Chelsea with the cutest smile…and Milkshake with the guilty look!! Breathe…you can do it!!! Have fun at market…wish I could say “I’ll see you there”. Happy stitching!! hugs Pauline

April 27, 2015 - 6:26 am

Barb - Oh Anne, as much as I love, love, love all,of your beautiful designs (& I truly do!!), I absolutely adore Chelsea & Milkshake. They are so much fun to see in these photos – we can never, ever have too much “pupsters” to keep us up-to-date at Bunny Hill. Give them both a snuggle &’a scratch from me.

Xo – barb

April 29, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Kathy g in nc - Too adorable they are the airline to take these sweet dreams
They have helped many Members of the military&Retired War Dogs returning from service being adopted to forever homes-they have helped with flights in the seat for the ‘soldier’ with his partner arrf

snow happy hearts for April

Can you believe we are 1/3 rd of the way through Snow Happy Hearts?  It surprised me too!  I’m thrilled how much some of you are enjoying these hearts.  There’s some really creative ones showing up in my Facebook Snow Happy Hearts group.


Snow Happy Hearts April

Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with these little patterns.  If you’re not planing on making them right away, make sure that you print off the patterns each month to save for the future.

If you missed the sneak peek in my newsletter yesterday, here’s a picture of what’s coming from Bunny Hill… Kindred Spirits  is in the studio and we’re working like crazy to get every thing made and patterns done.   


 I am in love with this fabric line and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve got planned for it.  I hope I can tempt you with some applique! basket_(1_of_1)

Have a wonderful Easter everyone!  Hope that bunny brings you lots of chocolate!



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April 5, 2015 - 9:46 am

liz n. - PIIIIINNNNNNK!!!!!

I rarely think I need an entire fabric collection, but THIS one, oh my!!

I will be using the “honey, you spent $200 on golf balls” argument when my husband asks if I “really need all that fabric.”

Any idea when they’ll be available?

April 5, 2015 - 10:50 am

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, this is darling. Thanks so much for these precious patterns. I always look forward to getting them. :D

April 5, 2015 - 10:58 am

leratdesfils - Joyeuses Pâques !

April 5, 2015 - 11:56 am

Judi - Thank you for pinks and blues! I so prefer your pinks and blues for my baby quilts. It seems EVERY Mom-to-Be wants either punk or blue with grey or taupe! Since the vast majority already know who is coming, I rarely ( not one in the last 3 years ) am asked about yellow, green or primaries! The one out of 18 who didn’t want to know the gender, brought the sealed results to her store so they would happier he pink or blue ready for pick up! I needed to make one of each!

April 5, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Hildy - Anne, Happy Easter to you and your family! I love your new collection the colors are gorgous:-) And thanks for another cute little snowman I really need to start with mine.

April 5, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Pat Godkin - Anne: I love the colors in the collection.
I’m on pins n needles to see a quilt pattern!!

April 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Barb - Oh Anne, this fabric line is just too beautiful! I don’t know how you do this – every time you come up with the Most Lovely Designs. I think these are “swoon worthy”. I cannot wait to see more.

April 5, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Peggy Mead - I absolutely love Kindred Spirits! The colors are beautiful! That fat quarter bundle is calling my name!!! So soft and pretty! Wow!

April 5, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Sara - I love the Kindred Spirits line!!!

April 5, 2015 - 7:14 pm

SandyK - I can’t believe we have to wait until August for this fabric!!! It is absolutely beautiful.

April 5, 2015 - 8:12 pm

Jean - Oh, be still my heart!!! I was putting fabrics together for a quilt for a two year old yesterday. Just yesterday! I needed pink, teal, gray and yellow. I couldn’t find teal so I am going another direction! This would have worked great if I could have found some soft yellow and some of your grays to mix with it. I may still have to do that. What’s better than a quilt? Two quilts!!

April 5, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Colleen - Lovely just lovely

April 6, 2015 - 1:28 am

Christine B. - Oh wow! That new line of fabric is absolutely beautiful! I love it! Can’t wait to see what you make with it! Hope you had a Happy Easter and thank you for the beautiful Snow Happy Hearts patterns, they are adorable! :) x

April 6, 2015 - 3:53 am

Susan Smith - WOW! What a beautiful, soft collection! And I love the new heart pattern. Hope you had a beautiful Easter.

April 6, 2015 - 4:14 am

Dorian - This is such a beautiful line! So pretty and sweet.

April 6, 2015 - 7:13 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Oh my–Kindred Spirits is gorgeous–the print in the body of the applique basket–wow!!

April 6, 2015 - 7:49 am

mimi'sdarlins - Oh Anne, these colors remind me of when I was a little girl, that perfect shade of pink with cocoa brown and turquoise :) I can’t wait to see the line up close…and what could be better than some of your darling applique to present it!

April 6, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Lynne Tilley - I cannot wait to see more of this fabric! So wonderful!!

April 6, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Susan - That fabric looks beautiful……all the soft colors….want to add this to my collection!! thank you for sharing!! :)

April 13, 2015 - 1:18 pm

Lorraine Isaac - I love the new fabric line, the colours are soft but vibrant, the blocks you have shown are beautiful, can hardly wait, Lorraine

April 13, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Lorraine Isaac - I just saw a picture of the new pattern for the new line of fabric and it is to die for,Lorraine Isaac

April 13, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Mary T Salmon - Anne!

This block is adorable. This is right up my alley! When can we start?

April 26, 2015 - 10:13 am

Sandra Daugherty - Such a beautiful color palette.