Fabric and Fresh Vegetables!

Fabric in production and fresh vegetables. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

My first set of strike-offs for Angel Houses has come and gone. Now I’m anxiously awaiting the second set. I have to say I LOVE this fabric. I had a few color adjustments, but the fabric itself feels so wonderful. This is my first line milled in Korea and I am jumping for joy! There’s something that the Korean mills do right, that makes so many American companies use them. I should have the second set of strike-offs any day now and (keep your fingers crossed for me), fabric to design with in about 5 weeks. Wait until you see what I have planned for this fabric. Lots of fun little things to make!


And wait until you hear this next story! If you ever doubt the power of a blog, don’t! I just hired the sweetest person ever, and I found her from my blog! That’s right, Brigette is a blog reader who is now working for Bunny Hill! Turns out she lives less than 1/2 mile from me and she is going to be putting together all those fabric bundles and things I keep promising but never have time to do! She’s starting with the Japanese fabric that I used on my Angel quilt, so by this time next week we should have bundles on our web site! I have lots of things for her to do and I’m excited to have found her! Thanks Brigette! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog!

If you’re playing in Long Beach this weekend at the first ever International Quilt Festival/Long Beach have a great time! It’s so exciting that Quilts.Inc has brought this convention to the west coast. Many of my friends are going, and almost all of our local shops. If you’re there be sure and stop by the In Between Stitches booth to see my quilts. They have kits, kits, kits available!

Some of the groups from Northern California are even flying down for the day and coming right back. Doesn’t that sound like fun? I can’t wait to hear all about it and see some photos. A lot of the designers I see at Quilt Market have booths. If you’re going, say hi for me!

So what am I doing this weekend? Well, in-between working I’ll be visiting our local fruit stands. Remember I said I lived in farm country? No, not on a farm, but there are farms all around me. I visit the local stands to stock up on the best veggies and fruits. Organic tomatoes for $2.00 lb. can you believe it? They must have 10 varieties!

The Smith Family Farm is one of my favorites and sometimes you can even pick your own! People come from all over to visit this farm and I live about 5 minutes away!
Have a great weekend everyone! Have fun at the quilt show if you’re going (:

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  • PamKittyMorning - Ohh can’t wait to see it. And exciting about your quilts and kits. I know lots of people are going.. wow, just too dang crowded for me.

    Tell Brigette hi, and that its definately a katydid.ReplyCancel

  • Mar - your new fabric is looking so good! how nice to find new friends.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - That little tease of your new fabrics looks divine. How wonderful that you have your new helper, and via your blog. I’m jealous that you have those lovely fresh fruit stand so close to your home.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We are also fortunate to live in farm country. We are the raspberry capital of the country. I am so anxious to see what is in store for us on your website. Been checking it daily…Have a wonderful time in Long Beach

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - I anxiously await everything you do! Exciting. I just made a basket with my Emma fabric.ReplyCancel

  • Sinta - Ooo’s and awww’s here for the new fabric line! That’s great news-finding a teammate who also lives close by! Good for you both!ReplyCancel

  • brigette - well thanks for the nice welcome anne. i didn’t want to spill the beans, so i was saying things like “i was at a neighbor’s house the other day”… i had fun cutting that gorgeous fabric and can’t wait until it’s all put together.
    that new fabric is beautiful, can’t wait to see it!
    and yes, we are terribly spoiled by all of the amazing produce around us. i went to smith farms the other day and picked up 150 pounds of tomatoes! i have marinara sauce coming out my ears!
    see you next week!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Exciting stuff, Anne! The new fabric line looks wonderful! Oh, and I’ll be sure to tell every booth I visit in Long Beach that Anne said HI!ReplyCancel

  • mamabug - Your new fabric looks to be a winner!!! I know what you mean about fruit stands. The tomatoes aren’t ready here yet but someday soon. I’ve been eating alot of berries (straw, blue, black and raspberries too) out of my own garden. Who doesn’t like that fresh goodness off the vine :)ReplyCancel

  • Helz - Looking forward to seeing your new fabrics when they arrive… Brigette sounds like a godsend !!! Gotta Luv Blogging… So Wish we had a local version of your Smith Family Farm here the Fruit & Vege just look so Crisp & Fresh !!!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Wow Anne, those fabrics look yummy! I can’t wait to see what you have planned and to see them in person. Congrats on finding someone so close by to help you. Isn’t it truly a small world. Don’t you just love local farm stands, my favorite picks for the summer are the tomatoes, corn, fresh peaches and plums….YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - Yum. We spend lots of time at the Smith Family Farm. My husband is a tomato addict : )ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - Oooohhhh I love the colors in your new fabrics — can’t wait to see what you have in store for it. And I’m SOOOO envious that you get to see and have fun with Brigette — we’re e-mail pals and she cracks me up ALL the time — what a hoot she is!ReplyCancel

  • Mary's Cottage Quilts - I can’t wait to see your fabric! It looks very pretty. I went to Festival(just as a person not as a vendor)! It seemed like there were a lot of people there. I got to chat with all our designer friends – which is cool, because we ususally only see eachother twice a year. Like Pam said, it was crowded though..
    I am envious of the nice veggies you can get so close to home! My tomato plants are pathetic!!!ReplyCancel