Home again

Quilt Market was wonderful.   My booth was part of what Moda calls ” The Designer Studio”.  Many of the Moda designers shared space, making up 2 long rows of booth space with no walls in-between.   Being surround by my favorite Moda designers was so much fun and we had a great time.

Here’s a photo of one side of the Designer Studio.   Barb and Mary have a great blog post showing all the Moda designers at market.  Thank goodness Barb and Mary thought to take the photos of everyone.

Designer Row

Moda’s Designer Studio ended up winning a ribbon for Best Merchandising!

Booth Ribbon

And when I came home guess who came along for the ride to pick me up at the airport?  Chelsea!


She hates it when I’m on a trip.  She knows I’m leaving the minute she sees the suitcases come out of the closet.

She has a pink car seat that she loves, and when my husband pulled up to get me, there she was in her car seat.  I was so surprised.  I don’t know who was more excited, me or her!  It takes a little over an hour for us to get to the airport, so it wasn’t a short ride for her.

If you take your small dog in the car, it’s a good idea to get a car seat.  If you’re looking for a great safety car seat for your dog, here’s where I got hers: In The Company of Dogs  .  Expensive yes, but not much more than a fat quarter bundle.

Today is Lily’s Birthday!

I can’t believe my granddaughter Lily turns 2 today!  She’s celebrating in Germany, so far away!   I just got this photo of her a few minutes ago.  She’s turning into such a little girl!

Lily turns 2

I’ll be flying to Germany in the middle of June to visit and I’m taking my other two granddaughters with me!   This is the first time they’ve been to Germany so the excitement is building for all of us.

Hope you’re all having  a great weekend.  I’m cleaning up the studio and catching up on paperwork.  It’s good to be home!


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  • Marcia - Oh who would not melt coming home to that precious face. I’m sure Chelsea’s world is right when mamma comes home. Thank you for your kindness towards the most innocent among us.

    Have a wonderful time on your trip to see your grand toddler.ReplyCancel

  • PAtricia G Hayes - How fortunate you are to have her and your others also. So sweet to have little misses, with all you have that is so feminine, it is perfect that you have them. They are soooooo fortunate to have a great grandmother like you also. How wonderful for them to realize how special you are in their eyes and the fun projects you always have going for us and them too as they grow up.

    Glad you had a great time. Love your projects of course, just wish I had a staff to help me do all your special designs. hehe


  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Happy Birthday to Lily! The trip you have planned to Germany sounds perfect Anne – enjoy every minute.ReplyCancel

  • Pauline - It looks like Quilt Market was wonderful. I visited Barb and Mary’s blog, great pictures with lots of smiles. Lily is so sweet…she looks like her Grandma!! OMG they grow up so fast, it seems like only yesterday you were waiting her arrival. What fun you will have taking your 2 granddaughters with you to Germany…making memories with Grandma they will cherish forever. Chelsea sure is a cutie…love her big brown eyes. Have a wonderful time visiting your family in Germany. Hugs from Michigan, PaulineReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Langston - Welcome HOME! You must have had a wonderful time but it always is good to be home again! And what a surprise for CHELSEA and yourself. Lily looks lovely–our only granddaughter, Reagan, was just here celebrating her 2nd birthday also! What fun! And our oldest son was born in Frankfort,Germany so I indeed envy your travels back there. We loved it there. Take care!ReplyCancel

  • rosa - Happy Birthday to Lily and glad you had great time at market.Thanks for the pics!ReplyCancel

  • Melody - Happy birthday to sweet Lily. How could anyone resist Chelsea’s adorable little face – such a great picture of her.ReplyCancel

  • donna - It is always fun to go to market. But it sure feels good to come home. The booths look so cute. We travel with our little Duchess everywhere. Thank you for sharing the link I am heading over there to check out the car seats.

  • Linda - No worries Chelsea, even when mom is away, she is thinking of you!ReplyCancel

  • ina - Welcome home!! We have a LARGE dog and we always use a seatbelt harness that is connected to the shoulder strap of the car seatbelt. It’s not only for the dog’s protection but for the human. A large dog could easily fly forward and kill a passenger.

    They are in the process of creating a law that will require all dogs INSIDE of a car to be tethered. It’s for everyone’s safety.

    You can buy one for a very affordable price on Amazon. The company even has a youtube video that shows how to put it on and how it works. I was able to see that it met my criteria for safety before buying. I LOVE the internet! ;p Here’s the link to the one I bought:


  • Hildy - Happy birthday to Lily! And welcome soon to germany:-)ReplyCancel

  • Jan Richards - Anne your trip to Germany sounds wonderful….your grandgirls will love it. I really enjoy your market
    posts….almost like being there. Do you possibly remember where you found the pink rose vase/jars
    on line? I would like to buy one for each of my daughter’s homes…they are so beautiful with roses
    from the garden. Thanks for any help you can provide.ReplyCancel

  • Silvia - Your booth looks very nice!! And Chelsey is wonderful :)
    Happy birhday to Lily!! She’s so cute :)))ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - What a treat to have Chelsea meet you, I have just returned from Denver & Bailey & Poppy my Bichons were so thrilled to see me & I was equally delighted to see them I missed them so much, their love is always unconditional, I can even be cranky & they just don’t mind!
    Lilli looks so grown up, have a wonderful visit & I shall look forward to reading about it.
    Bailey & Poppy send barks to ChelseaReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Welcome home, Anne! Must be such fun seeing all the newest products and catching up with old friends. Happy Birthday, Lily! She is such a beautiful little girl, and yes, she is growing out of her baby years, isn’t she? I’m sure you must be counting the days for your Germany trip :)ReplyCancel