All Dressed Up and Pouring Rain

It’s pouring rain here today.  The kind of rain that brings high winds along with it.  California is definitely starting the New Year with a bang!  Watching the rain outside, made me dream of my trip to Paris last June, when a much more gentle rain brought out the umbrellas!  It was wonderful to watch.

Then looking at the umbrellas made me think of  all the shopping I did in Paris…ohh la la!

And then I wondered what Paris was like on New Year’s Eve so I went to Google to find out!

“In Paris, an estimated 235,000 people were on the Champs-Elysees with a further 35,000 around the Eiffel Tower.”

Not really so bad when you think that “NEARLY a million New Year’s Eve revelers crowded into New York’s Times Square to witness the traditional dazzling ball drop”!  The amazing thing is that the ball itself has 32,000 lights!  Almost as many lights as there were people around the Eiffel Tower.  Wow!  I can’t even image numbers like this!  And don’t you wonder who does the counting?  Were you a part of these amazing numbers?  If so did you take pictures?

Everyone at Bunny Hill had a very quiet New Year’s Eve day.  We cut 12 of these Bella Bundles.  It took us FOREVER  to cut 12 but we did have a lot of fun!  It made us love Moda a little bit more.  Once the bundles were packaged we realized how beautiful they look!

All dressed up and nowhere to go!  Oh my! You’ll find 12 of these bundles on my web site and it will be awhile before we cut more!

As we begin 2011 I just couldn’t be more excited!  Do you feel it too?  2011 is going to be a very good year!

Is the jar 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?

Join me on my web site and blog on the 5th of January and start filling your jar with fun!  Make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter.  You’ll find it on the home page of my web site!

Happy New Year everyone!



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  • Dya - A very healthy and happy new year to you, your family and everone at BunnyHill, including a Dutch hug for your 4-legged friends of course ;-)

    Concerning the question about the glass, half full or half empty: mine is always half full , I’m an optimist through and through .ReplyCancel

  • The Chocolate Cat - Those Bella bundles are just so pretty! I am pretty sure 2011 is going to be a glass 1/2 full kind of year! Happy New Year to you and your family especially your furry friends!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Happy New Year Anne!!! I’m looking forward to a delightful year filled with lots of quilting and hopefully my health will allow a little bit of travel with my hubby on our huge Goldwing motorcycle. Most of all, I’m looking forward to some beautiful and delightful BOMs from my favorite designers *hint*, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! I’m all signed up and ready except for getting my sewing room dusted and in order. It’s been very sad lately that I haven’t spent too much time there but the new year and the finishing of our little remodel will change that. Now I’m off to check out those beautiful Bella Bundles. I don’t just want one, I NEED one so I’m going to ponder the finances and decide what to do about it. Of course, my hubby’s birthday is the 6th, just 5 days away! Do you think he would be happy with a Bella Bundle???….hmmm….maybe not! BUT, I remember a few Christmas’s and birthdays when I got “tools” from him, LOL. Though I grew up helping my dad do carpenter work, plumbing, you name it, and I know very well how to use those tools but somehow, I just don’t think that’s what he had in mind all those years ago, LOL. Bless his little heart! So, with that in mind, I’m heading over to look at the bundles, ya just never know, hehehe! Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • chickie - Thank you Anne for another beautiful, inspiring blog,even while I was in Paris i went on your blog everyday,you are one of the most giving people I know, thank you again so much, love chicke.ReplyCancel

  • Melody - Wishing you, your family and your dear little pets a wonderful 2011. The jar is half full now but hopefully it will be filled to the brim before the end of the year.ReplyCancel

  • Pauline - Looking forward to January 5:)….I would say the jar is half full….
    You are sEw right….the Bella Bundles are sEw beautiful!
    Wishing you and your family good health, happiness and your best year ever! hugs from Michigan!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Happy New Year, Anne!

    I too am dreaming of my Paris trip last summer. But I spent New Years with good friends and family here in snowy Edmonton.

    I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for this year. You always have the BEST surprises!ReplyCancel

  • Diane R. - The jar is definitely half full. Anne, I’ve enjoyed your blog so much. You’ve played such a major role in my quilting journey this year. I love my Tisket a Tasket quilt which is predomdinantly displayed in my quilt room (with two ribbons pinned on the front, I might add). I’m just assembling Le Jardin, and anxiously looking forward to the arrival of the first installment of The Night Before Christmas from Shabby Fabrics. Rabbits Prefer Chocolate is waiting in the wings, so this has definitely been the Year of Anne Sutton for me. Happy New Year, Anne — looking forward to whatever’s coming next!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Looking forward to all the creative goodness you have to share in the New Year. I hope it a healthy and happy 2011 for you and your loved ones–including the Bunny Tales critters too.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Anne you are so wonderful about sharing…and so I look forward to 2011 hopping along with the bunny!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Mobunny - Now that I think about it, the jar is half empty AND half full. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. It can be both.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie - I would say the jar is half full, and I would try to fill it,
    The fabric are just beautiful and your presentation is great,,
    Hope you have a fabulous New YearReplyCancel

  • Martine - Anne,
    I wish you a happy new year and hope that 2011 brings you much success and prosperity in all your projects.
    health, happiness, peace and 2011 big kisses to share with those you love.
    Martine – FRANCEReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Happy New Year, Anne! I’m looking forward to 2011 and all of your wonderful new designs! As far that jar, it’s like blessings. It will never be completely empty and will often overflow!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - The jar is half full…always be optimistic! Those new Bella bundles are gorgeous, I’ve got some of those colors in my stash and just love them…wouldn’t it be lovely to have the whole set!!
    Happy New Year, Anne, to you and your entire ‘family’ :-)ReplyCancel


  • Piecefully, Pam - A wonderful and HAPPY New Year to you and yours, Anne…those four legged family members too! Half FULL for sure. Always. ; ) Looking forward to the 5th…?!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Happy New Year to you……..Will there be a new block of the month quilt for 2011?ReplyCancel

  • AnneMarieke - Happy New Year, Anne! Thanks for a great year with lovely designs and a gorgeous ‘freebie’.

    Could it be that the surprise on January 5th will include…………..jars? ;o)ReplyCancel

  • Lois Fiskness - The “Bella’s” are beautiful and it definately a half-full kind of start to the year!ReplyCancel

  • SuzK - The jar is definitely half-full this year. I’m in a new place and have a strong urge to do some serious sewing. This past weekend I folded Bella fabric – I love the colors! Can’t wait until the 5th to see what you have in store. You are always so generous with your talents. Thank you and happy new year!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - The jar is half full and needs to be filled with wonderful,beautiful projects. I received a new cutting table for christmas made to measure and I have been busy filling the eight drawers. I can hardly wait to start cutting on it because it has been made to measure for me so hopefully no more backaches.
    Happy New Year blessings SandraReplyCancel

  • Darcey - Aaah, Anne, the jar is full of sparkle!
    Happy New Year!

  • Mariade - Hello Anne…Happy new year!!!. I think the jar is half full (always…), with wonderful projects, friends, and love…Thank youReplyCancel

  • Louise - Happy New Year as well to you and Bitsy and Chelsea..and all of your little elves that make your website and blog possible. I also wanted to thank you for the patterns of the month this year. Each one is so unique and cute! I am looking forward to a year full of new quilts to make as they are already stacked up in my sewing room..just not sure which order they will be in for completion! What a pretty half full jar and I think you need to keep filling it up…also loved the photo of you in Paris. I remember when you went and I would truly love one of everything there…Again, best wishes and keep up the wonderful creations you design.ReplyCancel

  • Ronda - Anne have you seen the Easter Dress Dawn at Olabelhe created with fabric from your Lilly and Will collection? it is beautiful!!! I got the pattern and I have to make my grandaughters one they are 2 and 4. Hope over and look at the dress you will love it!ReplyCancel