Hello September!

It’s September 5th and if you read my newsletter today you know that we have 2 winners in the “I Love My Pet” contest!  What an exciting end to a wonderful month!

Congratulations Franklin & Terry!

Terry give Franklin a hug.  He won you a great first prize!

Then, drum roll please….

We also gave out a second prize!

Chelsea loves kids and she thought this picture was the cutest ever! So we added a second place prize for Ronnie and his best friend Jack!  Alyssa, Ronnie’s mom, submitted this photo and I think you’ll agree it’s a winner!

Speaking of winners, I had a dickens of a time trying to get Chelsea to pick one.  Truth be told I think she was a bit intimidated by the rabbit.   She was not about to put her paws up on that bunny.   The star of Bunny Hill has a mind of her own!

I even tried Bitsy and Mooch.  No luck at all!

I’m surrounded by pets at Bunny Hill and not one would co-operate!

Life is never dull around here! I had to go to a a random number drawing instead!

And now to bring our pet contest to a close, I have one more photo for you.  Meet “Sis” who belongs to Bernice, a special customer.  She sent us this darling photo in the mail.  Thank you Bernice for taking the time to share Sis with us!  She is adorable!  Love that little pink tongue!

This Pet contest been so much fun!  Thank you again to each and everyone!

And now are you ready for a bit more quilting?

It’s Snowbound Time!

Block Eight of Snowbound is ready to go!

If you’ve been keeping up with the Snowbound blocks, your quilt should be looking something like this:

Don’t jump ahead and look at block number ten! You didn’t really think I’d show it to you did you? You’ll have to wait until October!.  Three more blocks to go! It’s not too late if you haven’t already started!

New Notion!

I love notions and I love to share my favorite ones with you.  I tried this Omnigrid little rotary cutter when I was preparing the templates for my new block of the month.   Smooth templates mean smooth applique!  I fell in love with it.

Any drawing with a straight line, or a slightly curved edge can be cut accurate and smoothly with this little cutter.  It gives you great control and  the blade is pressure sensitive.  It retracts when you lift up the cutter!

Try it when cutting templates for houses, doors, windows, presents, etc. Use a ruler to guide you and cut away!  Then try cutting a curved piece by pressing down on the ruler and turning the template.   You’ll find it here on my web site and I think you’ll love it!

Tiny Town on Sale!

And don’t forget, Tiny Town is on sale this month for 25% off.  This applies to my wholesale customers also!  If you haven’t purchased this quilt, now is the time to do it!

Have a great weekend everyone!  Hope you get a lot of sewing done!


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  • mimi'sdarlins - Congrats to the two winners, your pets are adorable…so is little Ronnie :-) Ann, I love the new block, as usual, and can’t wait to get started, so thanks! Oh, and I’ve been using an Omnigrid retractable cutter for some time and it’s great!ReplyCancel

  • Linda P. - Congrats to the winners – loved the pics – Franklin with his fat tummy!! and Ronnie & Jack – who says you have to see the faces – that is an adorable picture! Love Sis’s tongue too!! I’m still enjoying all the other pics and pop over there when I get a few minutes – glad you posted them all!
    I really need to get started on my Snowbound, and really like the setting. You are making it awful tempting on Tiny Town – it’s my kind of place.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Congratulations to the winners! How generous of you to pick a second place.ReplyCancel

  • Denise - I love all of the pet pictures. There sure are a lot of pet lovers out there. Congratulations to the winner and the second place winner!! I hope everyone gives their pet an extra hug today for being such a joy in our lives. Maybe they bring a smile to your face each and every day. I know my 3 golden retrievers bring me joy and peace every day.ReplyCancel

  • Gale, Ky quilter - Congratulations to the winners!!!! Such a nice giveaway and so much fun to enter my beautiful Chloe and seeing all the other entries. Thanks for sharing pics and making this so much fun!!! Happy fall!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Congrats to the winners! I’d say all the pets are winners! And especially you, Anne, for having such a fun contest!ReplyCancel

  • Debra Grove - Congratulations to the adorable winners and to everyone else who has a pet in their lives to bring them unconditional PEACE & JOY! I too love that you generously gave a second prize to Alyssa’a adorable ittle Jack & Ronnie!!! Thank you for showing everyone’s pics! They are ALL precious! I have to admit I haven’t started my BOM yet either, but having the TWINS as the extra project will be my inspiration to start it TODAY and use the twin block as my BOM to celebrate my greatest gift in life of being Ron’s twin! Hugs & blessings to all!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - A big CONGRATULATIONS to the wonderful winners. Franklin is looking very content with the whole situation…I can’t quite tell what Ronnie and Jack think but they seem plenty humble to me, LOL. Great photos everyone! Anne I so enjoyed looking at all the wonderful pets, thank you so much for taking the time to share them with us. Snowbound Block 9 is great and I love the extra surprise block too. Thanks so much. I haven’t started mine yet but I think today is the day to do some tracing and get going. Oh and thank you for the snowbound preview (you’re so sneaky!!!…hiding block 10, LOL) Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • Laura Tawney - I loved seeing all of the pictures and the two winners are adorable. Thanks for the extra bonus block as I have twin daughters (very special)! I’m looking forward to the next three blocks for the finished quilt! What a fun and fabulous give-a-way for everyone and a fun way to start the fall season:)
    Laura TReplyCancel

  • Allie - Congratulations to the winners!!! I do love the pic of the child and dog hiding, so cute- the pics of your babies are so cute, and so is the kitty sticking out her tongue, lol!
    Love the new block and thank you for the surprise!ReplyCancel

  • pam duxbury - Thank you ever so much for the twins. My grandson and granddaughter who are twins will love them.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth McMahon - Congratulations to both winners, well deserved…

  • Louise - Thank you for the pet gallery photos. Loved them, one and all.
    Congratulations to the winners. Looking forward to your next block pattern for us. Quilt is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Congratulations to the lucky winners. This was such a fun contest and the behinds under the bed was my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Piecefully, Pam - Hooray and congratulations to the winners!!! : ) The pet pix were SO much fun and brought me many smiles and even laughs! Thanks for such a cute sojourn, Anne.

    Looking forward to working on this new Snowbound block. I MUST get busy!!! Happy September to you too. ; )ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - congrats to the winners. they both deserve to win. the picture with the child makes me smile.
    another cute block.ReplyCancel

  • Julia - Hi Anne!
    Just LOVE the picture of Ronnie & Jack…too cute and it could have been from a commercial or something like that.
    I so enjoyed the parade of pets and was so surprised to see *my* dogs in your last post…especially the final picture of my beloved late dog made me smile with a tear in my eyes…
    Hugs, Julia
    P.S.: the new block is sooo cute!ReplyCancel