Super Squirrel!


Ok, she’s not really a squirrel, but that’s our neighbor’s nick name for Chelsea. She’s about the right size, and I have to admit she’s beginning to look like she’s storing up for winter! Yes, I’m still trying to control her eating and I’ve added two walks a day. Walks as long as those little legs can go.

Both Chelsea & Bitsy are loving all the names coming in for the real Bunny Hill squirrel. Some clever names out there! I’ve received lots of emails with the cutest stories! Seems feeding squirrels is a popular past time. Amazing how many of you have them eating from your hand!

Here’s a handful of names so far: Calli, Olivia, Butternut, Muffin, Netty, Ginger, Clover, MiraBelle, Fleur, Hershey, Hazel Nut, Tillie, Sadyee Squirrel, Topher, Daisy, Miss Nellie, and on and on! This is so much fun! Thank you one and all. Keep them coming!

Remember, you have lots of time to think of a name. Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away. Yes, you can submit more than one name and it can be on any blog post through November 24th.

I’m sewing all weekend and finishing up my first “little” pattern for spring market! Hope your plans include some sewing time. Remember the holidays are coming! Think of the things you still have time to make! Here’s an idea of something to make; hop over and look at at Rebecka’s stocking using the bunny from “Rabbits Prefer Embroidery”! Really cute Rebecka!

And, if you’d like to know more about photographing your own dog, click on the link below, enjoy the pictures, then click on the “how to photograph pets” link. You’ll get some great tips! (Scroll down into the comment section and you’ll see the cutest hot dog!)

25 Inspirational Dog Portrait Photos

Have a great weekend everyone!



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  • TheHeatherGirl - How about Stitches for the squirrel name?ReplyCancel

  • Mary Grace McNamara - What a cute little dog! Looking a bit embarrassed standing on that scale though!

    How about Acorn for the squirrel's name, or Sally? I like Sally!


  • Connie - How about Scramble. The squirrels in my Mom's yard are always scrambling around burying treasures or finding them.

  • smorie - She looks so sweet on her scale:)
    That stocking is a really good idea..I finished my take on rabbits prefer embroidery too and had lots of fun making it! Thanks for the great patterns.
    If you wanna take a look its on my flicker page

  • darcey - How about 'Sassy' for the squirrel's name.

  • Taffin - We had a flying squirrel named Amelia, many years ago, courtesy of our Siamese cat, Happi. Happi captured Amelia in our yard, brought her to my husband, who despite confrontation from both cat and squirrel decided to keep her as she was just a baby. Amelia had her own house (a cage) but was allowed to run up and down the curtains, around the bed (teasing the cat and standard poodle- who never caught her). I would love for you to name the Bunnyhill squirrel for a Louisiana squirrel named, AmeliaReplyCancel

  • Contented Caroline - My dad has always had a name for squirrels and has always called them Squiggley's – it must be a Northern thing! My hubby and I now both call them that and our dog Henri knows just what we're talking about when he hears the word. Therefore my name to submit for yours is 'squiggley'.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - Chelsea is adorable! Good for you for walking her.

    The bunny stocking is so sweet – makes me want to make one too!ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - You forgot Sally! Ok, I might not be good at names, but I do have a good squirrel story. One night my mom and dad were eating dinner and they heard this scritch-scratching in the wall. Dad took a piece of paneling off, and there in the wall was a mother squirrel with two little babies. The mother had apparently just died so they took the babies out and put them in a dog kennel. One of them didn't make it, but Dad bottle fed the other one until it was old enough to be turned loose. Dad sure loved that squirrel and he used to watch the squirrels in his backyard and wonder if one of them was his little friend. The End. ;-) Now, you should vote for Sally.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Hi my name choice for your adorable little squirrel would be scrappy. Just like a scrappy quilt! Warm and cozy and cute!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I don't know, Anne. She looks like a Maizy (or Maizie) to me!

    Hugs for Chelsea! Not everyone has to have her weight struggles talked about so publicly! Poor baby! :-)
    Terri G in OregonReplyCancel

  • Stasia - You can do it, Chelsea!

    (I wonder if, maybe, her toenails were a tiny bit shorter, she would be more likely to want to be more active on her footies? Maybe her vet can clip them back a bit for her? I know when our little old man's toenails get a tidge long, he doesn't like his walks as much – that's how I remember to trim them!)ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Oh I really think the name Chloe (Kloeeeeee) fits her really well….


  • QuiltKorner - I thought the name Pearl the Squirrel would be a good name. KoyeReplyCancel

  • Diane - Wow, with all those walks, you and Chelsea are both going to be in fine fettle! She's still adorable to me :-)ReplyCancel

  • AnnieO - I need a twice daily walk too, and definitely less food :)

    Those are all cute names for your perky squirrel. I don't know if this one has been suggested yet, but I like Ginny.ReplyCancel

  • Grandma and Grandpa - I think you should name the squirrel Serendiptious. Everything about quilting has that serendipity quality about it.

  • Kim D. - I've thought of another name How about "Sunny" I love it. Sunny just seems like a happy name and perfect for a squirrel.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - Chester squirrel!ReplyCancel

  • MahSistersQuiltTrunk - I like
    1."Little Bit of Fluff" for your Squirrel's name.
    2.Better yet….Miss Pinkie Hill.ReplyCancel

  • AngelDoll - How about BUSHY for the squirrel'sname? Bushy referring to her tail.ReplyCancel

  • wendybird - Shirley the SquirrleyReplyCancel

  • Sue from sunny Cyprus - Hi Anne

    How about Scruffy the Squirrel… or Scampy the Squirrel or even Sunny the Squirrel?

    Love Sue from sunny Cyprus x x xReplyCancel

  • Bari Jo - How about Providence for your cute little squirrel's name? :o)ReplyCancel

  • Candace - Hi Anne, we used to call one of our squirrels "Peanut"! He was the same color as a peanut and would eat them over corn any day!

  • Teah - What about Stash,Stasher, Stasha, or Stashalotta. We quilters all love our stash. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jantine - Since we call a squirrel an eekhoorn I think you should call her Eekie or Eeky if you prefer.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Poor Chelsea. It's so degrading having to be weighed isn't it! How about Squirrel Nutkin? This was the name that Beatrix Potter chose for her delightful book about squirrels. There's a picture of him on this link: which is the front cover of her book. As I said under my November block the red squirrels have almost gone from the UK, they're only found in the North of England and Scotland so he needs all the help he can get.
    Loved doing the block. Thanks again Anne.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - I had a squirrel who came to my office window every day for two years to get his sunflower seeds. If I didn't open the window right away and put the seeds out, he'd really start rapping on the windowpane and squawking up a storm! His name was Claude – but that's a terrible name for a squirrel, so don't pick that one!ReplyCancel

  • JudiW - Serena Squirrel seems an apt name, don't you think?ReplyCancel

  • DawnB - How about Hazel, Hattie or Petunia?ReplyCancel

  • Melamoo - Hey Anne:
    I can't remember where heard/saw this name, but I think "Sew Nutty" would fit your squirrel perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia P - Lets see. what would be a nice squirrel name. How about Bitsa, Patchy, stashette (as in stash her nuts for the winter) or plain ole missy as in missy squirrel.ReplyCancel

  • Janelle J - I noticed a Beatrix Potter book, Squirrel Nutkin. Nutkin sounds like a cute name for her.
    Chelsea is so cute standing there on the scale!ReplyCancel

  • KatieQ - When my daughter Patricia (now a Junior at Wellesley College in MA) was young, she had very long wavy red hair that she loved to have in a pony tail. When she ran, the pony tail would stream out behind her like a squirrel's tail.
    Her father's nickname for her is Trixie. I think she would be willing to share her name with your squirrel.ReplyCancel

  • judycinnc - My selection will be "Chaos" for all the rascally squirrels in my big old Oak tree. Judy C in NCReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I said Chester before – but I've noticed that the squirrel is a girl. So how bout chrysthanthemum? Chirpy? Twinkleberry (that was the name of the brother to Squirrel Nutkin in Beatrix Potter's book) or little fellow who damages the wiring in my attic, digs holes in my yard, destroys all my bird feeders and bring his family to consume 10 pounds of birdseed in 1 day (really just kidding – that name is way too long).ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - A full-figured squirrel should have a delicate name. Is she a Tulip? Daisy? How about Blossom? My squirrels just adore eating my Apple tree blossoms every spring, so much so that this year our tree didn't have one apple ;}ReplyCancel

  • The Chicken Lady - Girl, if you want to see a really fat squirrel, go check out my blog here.. But your little squirrely pup is adorable. I hope her weight gets to be a healthy weight soon. :)

    My suggestion for the name of your little scrappy squirrel is Bear. :) It's my sick sense of humor workin'.ReplyCancel

  • Amy O. - How about "Whimsy" ?ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - How about Celeste the Squirrel?ReplyCancel

  • Amy O. - Oh My Gosh! I just thought up…

    "Squilty" the Squirrel :)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Well since you ask, in addition to the 2 names I already submitted which were ((Bunnykins and Charlotte Brownie)) , I think (( Mrs. Chatelaine)) would be cute !
    Thanks.. Izzy

  • Bonnie E - I thought of another suggestion for the Bunny Hill Squirrel. How about Chelybits? Kind of a mix of Chelsea and Bitsy. They will then have a special place in all your patterns.ReplyCancel

  • Brynwood Needleworks - Hi Anne:
    I've really been thinking on this squirrely name, being an acorn lover and all. I listened to our resident critters chattering back and forth today, and I honestly find myself smiling while I sew when I catch of glimpse of their silly antics. So, here's my entry in your Name The Pincushion Contest: CHIPPER. Works for a boy or girl and means happy, too! (fingers crossed)

  • Lissa Jane - We dont have squirrels here in Australia, but I did see them when I went to the US many years ago (in Muir Woods I think) they were super friendly, probably cause they wanted feeding I guess! I think Seraphina (girlie squirrel) or Scruff (for a boy squirrel).. we name our pets after alcohol usually here, so if I followed that theme, it would have to be Moet or Sherry…ReplyCancel