Countdown with a little help from my best friends!


It’s countdown week at Bunny Hill.   Everything that we’ve been working on for the past six months has to be pulled together for market.   We’re getting ready for a photo shoot this week, booth poles have to be ordered, things come out of the garage for shipping, patterns have to be finished, barcodes assigned, and there’s printing to be done.   To say it is hectic is an understatement. 

I have lists and more lists. It’s to the point where I can’t find my lists. Last minute sewing is still being done and we’re getting ready to graph out our booth.  Oh baby it’s crazy here!   

In the middle of all this insanity my pets are the one thing that keep me sane!  No matter how crazy it gets, they are always there with a tail wag, a snuggle, or a little lick to let me know things are going to be OK. 

This bassinet is waiting for a new skirt.  Chelsea thought it was pretty great.  We couldn’t resist, we put her in, she laid right down and made herself comfortable.  She really liked that Snuggle fabric from Moda!  Once the skirt is done and we start packing the bassinet, she’ll know that something’s up. 

Bitsy’s by my side morning and night.  She knows something’s up but she’s not sure what.  She’s  looking at me with that look;  the one that says “what’s up mom”?  When the suitcases come out in a few weeks they’ll both know it’s happening again, mom’s leaving.  Funny how pets are in tune with us isn’t it?  Oh if I could only take them to market with me! 

And to think the 5th of March May will be here soon!  It’s almost time for another “Snowbound” block and I think I forgot to post my last one on Flickr!  Oh my goodness we are busy!  I’ll catch up after market I promise. 

If you’ve been patiently waiting for a “Snowbound” kit, we finally have them available on our web site!  The kit has all the fabric you’ll need for the quilt, including the backing.  We’ve even included the embellishement kit.  I have to say it’s pretty cute!  The only thing you’ll have to buy is the embroidery floss!

 My own “Snowbound” quilt  is at the quilter’s this week and before I sent it off I took this picture.  It’s a sneak peek of the border just for my blog readers!   


Since this week is so crazy here, I won’t have much time for posting.  It’s a good time for me to show you some wonderful quilts from “A Tisket, A Tasket”.  Wait until you see these cuties!  I’ll show you in my next post.



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  • Jen in NY - Look at Chelsea in the bassinet! Toooooo cute! Oh I love the Snowbound kit, it’s beautiful. You sure know how to put fabrics together!

    Good luck getting ready for Market…it sounds pretty hectic but fun! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Lorid - Pets are so good at keeping us sane and bringing a smile to our face when we need it.
    I’m sure everything will fall right into place for you at market. Have fun!!ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - Your little dogs are sooooooo cute! I think they know before we do that something is up. I love the border in the sneak peek for the Snowbound quilt. Love those stars ! ! ! Can’t wait for the 5th of each month for the new block, too. Have fun at market!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - Anne, it’s worse than you think — the 5th of March has come and gone! (Sorry, couldn’t resist – teehee) Once again, wish I could fit myself into a corner of your suitcase — it just seems like a dream come true to go to market and see all that wonderful stuff. I’m sure your booth will be over-the-top cute. Snowbound is looking great — those stars!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - I wish I could go to the market with you to ,it would just be simply marvelous to see all of that fabric and all the new things for quilting. I know it must be hectic but it must be exciting too. Have fun at market and tell us about all the wonderful things when you come home.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - My Abby is my therapy. Always makes me smile no matter what. Chelsea and Bitsy would be instant celebrities at market. They could go as carry on luggage, right?ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie - Awwhh, Bitsy and Chelsea are so cute! They are truly patient and the ever faithful companions. So, let’s give them extra treats because they also make the perfect models :0)

    See you at Market! I can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Tina - The picture of Chelsea in the bassinet is HYSTERICAL!! What an absolute cutie! I really cracked up – thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • jacqueline - Chelsea is adorable and i adore those gorgeous photos! That Snowbound Quilt Kit looks so pretty! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!ReplyCancel

  • Mickie - Chelsea looks adorable in the bassinnet :D See these dogs really ARE our babies ;)
    The quilt border looks great, can’t wait to see the rest! Take care and hope things slip easily into place!ReplyCancel

  • Ronda - Have a great time at market anne and team cant wait till your back and can share all your new patterns and fabric line. I know your babies will miss you but Ill bet after the last few years they have this all fugured out and may be planning a party of their own while you’re away!!!! Have a great time!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Hope that all goes well at market and there are no glitches. Your buddies are sweet and it is surprising how our pets can calm us down. Everything will be fine.ReplyCancel

  • Debra - I really think that Chelsea is so adorable in the bassinnet that she should have one of her own. You could even decorate it with some fancy pink dog bones at the ruffle ;-).

    I hope you have a great time at market! I know that everyone will love your fabrics & products as much as we do. Your hands are going to be sore from taking all those orders!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - That’s a great border for Snowbound, I can hardly wait to see the May block! The kit is darling, too. Can’t you sneak Chelsea and Bitsy into one of your Market bags? Just tell them not to bark, and no one will be any the wiser :-)ReplyCancel

  • Linda - Your pets are adorable. Every time I leave for a show or retreat, my pets try to get into my suitcase. I miss them away, but find that absence really does make the heart grow fonder, on both sides of the fence.ReplyCancel

  • Christie - What a pair of cuties! I know how tough it is to leave our furkids at home – but oh how welcome those kisses are when we return!!
    Happy Packing!
    Quilty hugs,
    Christie & ShellieReplyCancel

  • fiberdoodles - Your little helpers are just adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • anna lee - ~~waving~~ hi to Bitsy, have not seen as much of Bitsy for a while. Good to see all is well., I remember a while back when she was not doing so good. I Love, Love , Love the sneak peak of the block… love it!!! & the varigated colors of threads..oh my…yummyReplyCancel

  • Jean - Good luck with all of your market preparations. Don’t forget to take the time to slow down and smell the “fabric”!

    Kisses to Chelsea and !ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Have fun at market……it certainly is a lot of work but I hope you get some new inspirations, much appreciation for all you have added to the quilting world, and time to enjoy your talents in this world of new products.

    Happy sewing and safe travelsReplyCancel

  • Jan M - Pets know just what we need and they give us unconditional love—I would really miss my doggie if he wasn’t here!
    Have fun at market!ReplyCancel

  • Silvia - Your pets are so adorable!! Good luck in the market!ReplyCancel