Clean the windows and bathe the cats!

Hurry clean the windows and bathe the cats. It’s not everyday that American Patchwork and Quilting comes to call! I love, love, love that magazine and guess what? The American Patchwork and Quilting team was just here at my house! (I’m dancing around right now as I try and sing that last line). Yep, right here in my house.

They took photos of so many things! It’s been a lot of fun! It’s for the June issue of 2009 and yes, I’ll remind you when it’s coming out, but it would be a lot easier if you’d all subscribe. This is one magazine that I’ll always renew my subscription to. It’s a quality publication and after watching them work I know why. They are so dedicated to their readers! A lot of thought and time goes into their magazines. Just wait until you see the other designers they’ve been to visit. It’s going to be so much fun! http://www.bhg.com/bhg/store/product.jsp?catid=cat120004&prodid=prod80002

Here’s a shot of my studio that you don’t normally get to see. I took it myself and it’s taken from the closet looking toward the front. You won’t see this in the magazine, it’s a bit too cluttery. Cluttery is my word for “in the process of cluttering” because that’s what I’m doing right now. See those fat packs on the shelves? Well, they are coming out this week and I’m about to rip them apart. The counter tops are about to become a mess and I’m getting down to work. I’ll be working into the night and chances are Law and Order will be on in the background LOL! I’ve seen all the episodes so if I miss something it doesn’t matter.

This morning this is what I did! Fabric along with rulers, scissors and marking pens all on the cutting mat. I’m back to normal and I feel like a quilter again!

Next up is my giveaway. Just give me a few days to get myself organized, or should I say unorganzied?

Thank you American Patchwork from the bottom of my heart!

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  • kjb139 - I just love your studio! You must smile everytime you step into it!
    Kathy B
    Westport, MAReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Ohhhhh Anne how fun!!! You’re studio in the magazine. It’s lovely so I can sure see why!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - I can’t wait to see the magazine! Your studio is always a treat to visit. ~Adrienne~ReplyCancel

  • Mar - Congratulations, beautiful studio, I’m seeing Red Romance fabric there, love red!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I agree with your comments about Better Homes and Gardens Patchwork Quilting. I am a long time subscriber and have never been disappointed in any issue. They do a quality job. Now all I have to do is be patient for the issue with your sewing room to come out. That sounds like quite a distance away…LouiseReplyCancel

  • mamabug - I do love your studio. It’s a dream of mine :) I especially love seeing Mooch sitting so proud and pretty perched atop one of the counters!!! He is certainly comfy there!! Congratulations I await the magazine and article about you. KathieReplyCancel

  • Suzan - I will look forward to “your” issue. It is my very favorite quilting magazine and the only one to which I still subscribe!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Anne, I WISH I had a studio like yours. It is beautiful. Love to see the photos. Can’t wait to see the issue.
    -Rebecka Lincoln, NEReplyCancel

  • Mary - Ditto with the APQ praise. I love every single issue … and truth be told, my favorite part is the profile with pictures of other quilters’ studios.

    June 2009? That’s planning ahead for you. I can’t wait to see it.ReplyCancel

  • Pam - Wow, this is very cool! I just recently came across your blog and am really enjoying it. I just wish you had taken pictures of bathing the cats :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - How excellent is that?!?! WooHoo!! Oh and exciting!! I can’t wait to get my issue, but I have to wait to 2009???? Mooch is very cute sitting on top of your counter.ReplyCancel

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - Your studio is totally awesome and I don’t use that word easily. It is beautiful like Monicas. I can’t even imagine what you must feel like having those people come to call. Congrats. What a good thing to look forward to seeing.ReplyCancel

  • Scottish Nanna - Your studio is Great How lucky are you I will look out for that Magazine next year.
    Hugs Mary.ReplyCancel

  • Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens - YOur studio is beautiful! And of course I subscribe to APQReplyCancel

  • the Material Girls Quilts - Anne,
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    I’ll look forward to that issue. (I wish it were sooner) Your studio is incredible. If that is slightly cluttered-mine would send you into a frenzy or worse.
    Nadine
    the material girls quiltsReplyCancel

  • Anita - Can’t wait for the June 2009 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and I love to sew to Law and Order too!ReplyCancel

  • CogdillDJ@gmail.com - So, how on earth did you get any sleep the night b/4 they came? Or for that matter now that they are gone… how on earth will you sleep tonight? Well Done!!! Your studio is so fun… love all the nooks and cranny’s you’ve got to put stuff. And it’s so nice and bright.
    Looks like you are up to fun now!
    Congrats on the magazine spread!ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - It would be more than just clean the windows and wash the cat if it were my house they were visiting (in some parallel universe). It would be scrape myself off the floor and call Merry Maids!!!

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the magzine!ReplyCancel

  • Deb Silva - Oh I love that magazine too! June 2009 you say – I can’t wait! Wonderful studio pic.ReplyCancel

  • bev - Hello!

    I recently started blogging and your blog is just so wonderful that I have added it to my favorites. It’s beautiful! Please stop by any time! Of course, my blog can’t compare to yours but I would love any suggestions!

    I love your studio and your pattern line. I’m a quilter too!

    Cheery wave from

    Bev
    http://comfycollars.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Red Geranium Cottage - Love your studio that is awesome. Can’t wait to see the magazine with you in it.ReplyCancel

  • Gina Halladay - You rock Bunny Hill girl! Congrats.ReplyCancel

  • julia - Congratulations, Anne! These are great news!
    I’m getting a little bit green (just a tiny bit) because of your beautiful studio…
    Cheers, JuliaReplyCancel

  • Helz - Such an Organized Studio… *Cluttery* … I'm liking that word… Well Done on surviving the Window Cleaning & Bathing of Felines !!!ReplyCancel

  • Living on the Spit - Absolutely GORGEOUS! I am so jealous. I love you blog and all your designs as they speak to the little girl I love to keep alive in me! L-O-V-E it!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - How exciting for you Anne, you have every right to be over the moon. congratulations. Just love your studio, just as I imagined it, soft, pretty and feminine.ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi Walker - CONGRATULATIONS ANNE!!!! How exciting and I love looking at your studio. It’s always that tidy and beautiful right? :)ReplyCancel

  • sara - Congrats!! But June 2009?? That is so far away!! I can’t wait!!ReplyCancel

  • Minick and Simpson - Congrats! Aren’t photo shoots fascinating?! Can’t wait to see it all next June.

    LaurieReplyCancel

  • CJ - What a lovely room! So big and cheery. I love the white shelving. Congratulations on being in the magazine! That is so exciting!!!! I will be sure to get that issue :D
    I can’t wait to see what you mess up your studio with.ReplyCancel

  • Peddlecar Quilts - Oh Anne, how exciting to have Amer Patchwork and Quilting in your house!!!! That is wonderful, and I’m sure they really enjoyed your beautiful home too. I adore your sewing room. I think it is bigger than my living room!! lol! What a dream of a space to work in. Fantastic and very inspiring. I’ll watch for your issue in June!
    DianeReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Wow! your studio is fantastic. Can’t wait to see the magazine. Such a tease.ReplyCancel

  • Bumpkin Bears - oooo what an exciting day you had, love your studio :) CatherineReplyCancel

  • Erin - CONGRATS on American Patchwork being at your home!! I am so happy for you..I guess I should subscribe to them …why not! Your studio is just gorgeous! Mooch is adorable as usual!!ReplyCancel

  • Sipiweske Quilts - Very nice space to work in – it looks so organized and bright. I was just at the APQ website and they had a 2 for 1 deal – even for Canada this time! I subscribed right away and can’t wait to see the issue that features you and your space. P.S. How is Chelsea doing with the 2 lbs? – MarleneReplyCancel

  • yellowfarmhouse - A BIG congrats on you being in that magazine. It is my #1 favorite and I never let my subscription run out. I WANT your studio, LOL. What a dream spot for designing and sewing. I’m pretty sure I could live there, LOL. Can’t wait to see how it looks on the pages. Good luck on your designing. I’m sure with market coming up it’s pedal to the metal now.

    Hugs – karenReplyCancel