It’s The Weekend!

Ah, weekend sweet weekend. Just me, Mooch, Chelsea and occasionally Bitsy in the studio.

I love the weekends without any plans. The ones where I can sew, catch up on projects and do what ever my heart desires. Not all my weekends are like this, so when I have one I take full advantage of it. I choose the most comfortable clothes I can find and I settle in for a weekend of sewing. It’s not work, it’s fun, and it’s why I work for myself.

I found a box of vintage trims I had put away in the closet. I bought this box on Ebay and it was like a grab bag. I wasn’t sure what I was getting. But inside I found lots of ribbons, lace, old thread etc. It was such a find!

Then I turned on the TV and I watched the shows I’ve recorded over the past three weeks; 48 Hours, In Plain Sight and Without a Trace. I usually work in silence so TV is a luxury. I’m actually getting things done! I’ve been working on my new fabric line. Drawing and re-drawing again and again, letting the ideas come in and out of my head. I selected colors and then selected them again. It’s not a quick process this fabric thing, but when it’s finished I have such a feeling of accomplishment! I hope to have it in New York by the end of next week.

Mooch changed positions and slept some more…

And then I went blog hopping. It’s been awhile since I have visited any blogs. I’ve missed you all! And look what I found! Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures has a new blog! It’s wonderful and you can see lots of pictures of her studio. Wow Heather, it’s a beautiful studio AND a beautiful blog! Heather and I both design fabric for Henry Glass Fabrics. You’ll find me right next to her at Quilt Market. Visit her blog and say hi! Then be sure and get the next issue of American Patchwork and Quilting to see more of Heather!

How’s your weekend going? Did you make time for sewing? Did you go to the quilt show in Long Beach?

Hope it’s a great one!


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  • Jackie - Hi Anne,
    I love your pictures of Mooch! My cat Rolo does the same stretching position, how funny is that? I am glad to hear that you have had some time to sew for yourself. I am hoping and crossing my fingers to do the same sometime soon. Have a terrific weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte - I went to the Long Beach convention today. It was my first quilt convention, and it was wonderful! I got so many great ideas, and bought some beautiful fabric.ReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Cute cat! And fun pictures from the studio. Thanks for the tip on Heather’s blog. Happy Weekend!ReplyCancel

  • sarahmurray - Your cat is so funny! Don’t you love it when you get into a sewing groove and everything just flows? Looking forward to your new fabric line, your designs are beautiful. xReplyCancel

  • cook - Hi, Enjoyed the LB show but mostly meeting Noreiko in the Lecien booth. She was so kind to help pick fabric for Angels. Your real life Angel quilt is beautiful! Can’t wait to get started. JanetReplyCancel

  • Simply This That and the Other... - Wanted to sew this weekend. No such luck. grrrr. LOL. Thanks so much for posting about Heather’s blog! I’m so excited! I love her patterns and have hoped she’d start a blog someday. Too fun. Looks like you’re enjoying the new addition to your family. Have a Great Week!ReplyCancel

  • My LIttle Family: - I just love grey/blue cats. Since mine won’t submit to brushing, we shave her once a year. I just posted photos of her before and after shave on my blog. They are quite funny. (But don’t tell Annie I am snickering).


  • Vicky - I went to Long Beach yesterday. Saw your gorgeous quilts in the In Between Stitches booth. In fact, a lot of the booths had your quilt patterns for sale! I told everyone you said hello! :) :)ReplyCancel

  • Pam - Anne… love your kitty pics!! :0)
    so much fun..
    Went to LB yesterday for the day..
    was Big and tiring…. but it was a great new show to go visit
    I heard that the conv. center in Long Beach, was not prepared for us quilters! They did not expect the crowds.. and ran out of food etc!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our golden retriever, Lydia lays the same way with her back legs stretched out and also her front ones and of course she is right in my path from kitchen to pantry. Of course I do not disturb her but rather I step over her!! Spoiled little princess that she is. Love her anyway. I too am finishing two quilt tops this weekend. One in soft shabbys and one for my Little Women group..good weekend, good stuff. LouiseReplyCancel

  • ozjane - It must be a common post for something. Miss Moggie adopts it.
    Often when she has to move away from the fire a little………buy yeah after 10 days of an extra cold Aussie winter my gas heater has been rebuilt.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - What a lovely cat you have – even lazier than mine by the sound of it – and that is hard to beat.
    That was a lovely Ebay find, all vintagey looking :)ReplyCancel

  • vickibellino - Mooch is a perfect addition to your studio! You’ll never guess what I did over the weekend. . . yep, more English paper piecing!!ReplyCancel

  • Peddlecar Quilts - That silly cat—he looks like a very happy kitty—and so lucky to have you! You are an inspiration, I know how hard you work, and yet to have time to relax is something to strive for! I never think I can get it all done, so I work, work, work! And yet when you can really relax, isn’t that when all the ideas come flooding in!? Love your goodies from ebay. The surprise is half the fun!! Looking forward to your next line and thanks for the tip on Heather’s blog. I will definitely check it out!

  • TamiC - Well since i have no cats – although when i was a youngin -we had a rescued cat named noah who looks just like mooch – the same beautiful eye color and coat colr -Noah loved to lay on my electric scooter (wheelchair) chair when i was not in it, hwe would curl up like the 2nd pic- but re: the first pic with him all stretched out – my boxer dog lays like that all the time with his little tiny tail -stretched out as can be! our animals are so cute and wondeful! aaaaghh have to go send my aon order or i will be charged a late fee

    Later =oh i wantee to comment abouty your ebay finds – i have a lot of trims and buttons from my grandma who passed away about 8 yrs ago at like 84! so they are very old items -love them – u make me want to go to ebay and find some treaures
    Tami from tucsonReplyCancel

  • Gillian L. - This is my first visit to your blog which I have really enjoyed. I love your cat Mooch!


  • AverettLadyNana - Love the picture of your kitty with legs out behind him/her. I had a Westie once who used to lay like around in that position.ReplyCancel