Bear With Me!

Hi everyone!

Please “bear” with me for another few days…

I’m working SO hard right now to get a fabric line out the door and on it’s way to New York. I am obsessed with getting it finished and I’m almost done. Just another day or two and it will be on an airplane, hopefully carefully tucked inside a UPS plane. I like to think they have a special compartment for Express mail. If you work for UPS tell me it’s so.

 

Until then I’ve found a few “left-over” photos for you to see. Not that you should have “left-over’s at all. You deserve so much more dear readers.

 

Here’s a photo of a guest room in our house in Bend, Oregon. We’ve made the decision we are going to sell this house and maybe find something a bit closer to home. If you have a magic ball and can forecast this economy, please let me know. And if you’ve always wanted a house in Bend, Oregon and you have a house in California you want to trade…

The quilt on the wall is the original “Confetti” quilt dating back to the early 1930’s. If you love this quilt you can make one! You’ll find the pattern on my web site. The bed quilts are from Eddie Bauer so no, I don’t have a pattern. The pineapple bed is my husband’s great grand-mother’s.

Hanging on the wall in this room is one of my first attempts at machine embroidery. When embroidery machines first came out I HAD to have one. I bought the Janome and believe it or not I used it! I made this picture by repeating an embroidery pattern 4 times. Then I hand-quilted around each design or should I say I “tried” to hand quilt around each design. ( :

 

And my very favorite bunny in the whole world used to reside in our Bend house, but I just brought him home. He now resides in my studio. He’s filled with Tanya Whelan’s new fabric “Ava Rose”. You’ll see this fabric in a future Bunny Hill pattern.

Bear with me….I’m almost done!

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  • Peddlecar Quilts - Would you care to trade for a house in Vegas?!! It is 107 today and that Oregon weather sounds wonderful!!! I love the confetti quilt, so beautiful! I am sure your new line will be stunning–keep up the good work!
    DianeReplyCancel

  • Helz - Just Luv the Twin Quilts Anne Fresh & Vintagey… Perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - That is quite the handsome rabbit I must say. Go easy on yourself we will wait for the finished product.
    LouiseReplyCancel

  • Mary - I can’t wait to see the new line … but in the meantime, I am sure you’d love to trade for a house in Scottsdale. Right?ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Can’t wait to see your new line of fabrics. Love your bunny!ReplyCancel

  • Bumpkin Bears - Hi there, I just found your blog from Rachael Rabbit, love those quilts – really lovely :) Catherine xReplyCancel

  • Scottish Nanna - LOve everything in your house That rabbit dish is something to die for he is Gorgeous And I like your framed embroidery vary nice.
    Hugs Mary.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - Your confetti quilt is beautiful, the other two are lovely as well, it looks like a gorgeous house, bit far away for me though, my home is in Australia, and that rabbit is a real treasure.ReplyCancel

  • yellowfarmhouse - I love the guest room and all the quilts in there – what a pretty room. I love that little rabbit also – he could come live at the farmhouse if he would like to. Take your time – you know will be here when your done with your project.

    Hugs – KarenReplyCancel

  • the Material Girls Quilts - Anne
    How about trading in Utah! I would so move back to Oregon, but you would also have to man my shop???
    Love the quilt on the wall. I’m sure the new line will be fantastic!!
    Nadine
    the material girls quiltsReplyCancel

  • julia - Anne – if my left-over or on-purpose pictures would be as inspirings as yours I’d be a happy girl! I just love the Confetti quilt! Already showed my better half your website – my birthday is approaching fast (I hope he understood this broad hint).
    Good luck with finishing your new fabric line (how exciting!).
    Cheers, JuliaReplyCancel

  • Dandelion Quilts - What a cute bunny. You just keep focused. I know how a looming project can make a person feel like finishing something.ReplyCancel

  • ozjane - That guest bedroom is very tempting and I am trusting the bunny to deal with blog guilt and keep you nice and focused on what has yet to be done.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Russell - I really like your confetti quilt and bunny.ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - Your guest room is adorable — I love the focus on all the quilts!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon (Aunt Bunny) - Montana???
    Would you like a home in Montana?
    If not…could you just come up here and help me decorate? I love the pictures of both your houses :)

    Shannon~ReplyCancel

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - I absolutely love that machine applique. Don’t you think that pattern would make great fabric!ReplyCancel