Every week should be quilt show week!

I’m writing this from beautiful Bend, Oregon. We have a vacation home here and I’ve not had a “vacation” in a long time. It feels so good to get away and enjoy the beautiful country. Here’s where I am tonight as I write this…in our great room with all the things I love. The day bed is my very favorite place to curl up and watch TV, read a book or even chat with friends. The house is a bit more cluttered with sewing “stuff” since I’ve arrived. Wish you could all be here!


We even have a bunny bed. Don’t think that I sleep in this bed because my company is Bunny Hill….just guests and grandkids. The grandkids love it, and what can guests say? Not a thing !

Today my friend Anne and I went shopping at the Goodwill store. We are so proud of ourselves! I always go thrift shopping when I come here because they have great “finds”. Vicki Bellino http://www.bloomcreek.blogspot.com/ called just as we were going into the store. She was whining about not being here yet, until she heard where we were headed and then she wanted no part of it! She’ll be jealous, because look at what I bought for $3.99!

It’s a rare, antique cabbage bowl and some Good and Plenty candies that I don’t think are antique. OK, maybe the bowl isn’t antique either, but it’s sure cute with a “bunny” style! It’s china from England and will be perfect next to my Porcelain bunnies on the hutch at home. Goodwill does it again and Vicki aren’t you jealous?

Then it was over to one of the local quilt shops and I HAD to buy some fat quaters of Alex Anderson’s redwork fabric. I LOVE it!


Now, before I say goodnight, turn your American Patchwork and Quilting Calendar to July if you haven’t done so yet, and you’ll see my “Candy Cobblestone” quilt! That’s right, it’s me and I bet you didn’t know it, because who reads a calendar? Here’s a picture as I was designing it…no staging, no lighting, and no side triangles! But you can see the design and the striped sashing . I loved that striped fabric SO much that I could have used it forever. I have no idea why this quilt is in July…must be the red sashing posts, do you think?

More tomorrow. It’s past my bed time! Goodnight everyone!

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  • CJ - What a lovely post. The picture of your hideaway and the bunny bed…so relaxing and calming. The Goodwill find – WOW! Except for the candy…ewww, antique or not. ;) LOVE the redwork fabric and the glimpse of your quilt. I do read calendars but alas I do not have that one to read. Enjoy your vacation.ReplyCancel

  • chook - oh Anne your pics are beautiful
    love love love the bunny bed and the red fabric is yummy
    I hope you have a wonderful time away
    hugs BethReplyCancel

  • CJ - So after reading Vicki’s blog I am assuming you are going to the quilt show in Sisters too. Is this true?? Maybe I will get to meet you next year at that event. Please take pictures and post them!ReplyCancel

  • Scottish Nanna - HI ANNE
    Hope you have a great Holiday I Love your bunny Bed Its great.I like your cabbage pot you never know what you can find at a goodwill shop.
    Huss Mary.
    Ps On my blog it comes up that you have not posted in 5 month I think its the same on my daughter Beths do you know why this is.ReplyCancel

  • Helz - How absolutely adorable is your Bunny Bed ?!?! Thrifting is an adventure on it’s own so much fun…ReplyCancel

  • Donna - Well Anne, you were so right. I had not read my calendar. I hope you have a great vacation. What a lovely place to get away. Love those redwork fabrics!ReplyCancel

  • vickibellino - I can only imagine how many fun-filled hours I missed out on to watch you end up with a $3.99 bowl! I’m hoping you spend today inside your beautiful vacation get-away and save everything else for when I arrive!! Quit having fun without me!ReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Looks like fun!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - What I think looks absolutely fabulous is your color scheme in your living/family room. Very nice room,could really curl up and relax there!
    And those bunny pillows….soo cute!

    : )ReplyCancel

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - I made that quilt for a customer. She brought me the fabric and everything. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Beth - I will be in Bend on Thursday to visit my mom and family, but also to hit up the quilt shops and then hit the Sisters quilt show. I have been saying every year I’m going, and this year I finally am. I can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • yellowfarmhouse - I love that bunny bed – tooo cute and your living room looks like a great place to hang out. I’m not a thrift store person because I NEVER find cute things like your bowl. Maybe I just need to shop with you and Anne. Cute quilt also. Have a great time


  • The Christmas Shoppe - Anne – Every year since I turned 50 (guess how many??), I’ve wanted to go to Sisters for the quilt show because it is usually right around my birthday. So maybe next year when I won’t have to hop (literally)from shop to shop.

    Hope you are having fun and not getting into too much trouble with Anne the 2nd and Vicki!

    Mary JaneReplyCancel

  • Rachael Rabbit - Your vacation home looks so totally dreamy …. can I come and stay? Can I sleep on the bunny bed? ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Such a gorgeous room! So is the quilt! Oh, BTW, your package arrived yesterday! Thank you, Anne! The pattern is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Jill -Forever and Ever House - Oh! I soooo love the colours in your quilt on your day bed! The bunny pillows are also so sweet! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Peddlecar Quilts - What a cozy, lovely home to spend some nice relaxing time in and laze around on that great bed! The bunny bed is adorable, and love those red fabrics. I made a quilt from Alex’s first line years ago and it is still one of my favorites. You will have so much fun at the show! Send pics!

  • anne from finland - Hi! I would like to sleep in the bunny bed! Your livingroom looks so good. Happy holidays!ReplyCancel

  • julia - Hi Anne,
    oh it’s great that you’re enjoying your vacation – and the house is just PERFECT (I could imagine to snuggle up in the day bed, too…seems to be such a cozy place ;o) )
    Hope the rest of your weekend is just as good as the start!
    Hugs, JuliaReplyCancel

  • Simply This That and the Other... - Have SO MUCH fun ! And yes, Take LOTS of pictures. I received my give away yesterday! Oh my heck! LOVE it all ! Right down to the little carrot stickers and pink tissue. THANK YOU!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - What a sweet bunny bed. I can see why the grandkids love it. Wonderful vacation to you!ReplyCancel

  • Sweet Cottage Dreams - What a lovely vacation home! I wouldn’t want to leave. The bunny bed is fabulous as is your Goodwill find!

    have fun,