If you’re in paducah

If you’re lucky enough to be at the Paducah Quit Show this week, be sure and look for a kitty named Noel. She’s sweet and cute as can be. Don’t worry, she’s not lost, she has a wonderful home. She belongs to Pam Seaberg who has captured her in thread and stitched her on a quilt. You’ll find Noel in the quilt exhibits at Paducah! I call Pam my friend because we met through this blog and Bunny Hill, but she’s more than a friend. She’s an artist I look up to and I think you will too when you see her work.  If you go, be sure and take pictures for us, because neither Pam nor I can be at the show this week.

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful as Noel?  Well, Pam’s been entered in many quilt shows and who knows where you’ll find her next.  Here’s another one of her beauties to enjoy, she calls this one “The Sleeping Artist”:

The Sleeping Artist II

Someday I’m going to stand with Pam in front of one of her quilts and we’ll have our picture taken together.  I think we’ll both be grinning from ear to ear because of the excitment!

Now, here’s another one of my favorite pictures.  This was taken a few weeks ago when my son Doug and his family were here for a visit.  Babies are so brave when they hold Dad’s hand.  I wonder what Maya was thinking as that wave touched her toes? That’s a mighty big ocean for such a little girl, but when you’re 1-year-old, the world is yours to explore. I loved having Maya and Lily here for a few weeks.

Doug & Maya 2016-4824

Now that they’re back home in Germany, I’ve got some catching up to do.  I’ve fallen behind on my Splendid Sampler blocks, but hopefully I can catch up in just a few weekends.

If you’re doing the Splendid Sampler, I hope you’re enjoying it!  If you’re in Paducah look for Pat Sloan!  She’s 1/2 of The Splendid Sampler organizers and she’s teaching this week at Paducah.  Email me a picture of you and her together in Paducah holding a sampler block, You’ll be entered into my exclusive Bunny Hill contest.  You could win a basket of treats from Bunny Hill!  I’ll announce the winner and show your photo sometime next week.

Have a great week everyone.  Guess what’s shipping this week from Moda?  It’s Spooky Delights!



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  • mimi'sdarlins - Oh my, these are beautiful artistic quilts, and probably spectacular in person! I love this photo too, I’m sure you started missing them the moment they got on the plane, it’s so hard to have loved ones far away :(
    Just saw your Spooky Delights block on IG….so darn cute! Been enjoying all the Splendid Sampler blocks too, wish I had time for that one but can’t do everything I want ;)ReplyCancel

  • Mary salmon - Thanks and for posting Pam Seaberg’s work. Someday she will be recognized with a first place ribbon! She has been a good friend and has taught me so much that she has really raise the bar in my quilting adventure!

    Your babies are so sweet. What a lovely picture of your son holding Maya’s hand at the beach. I know you miss them terribly. I hope your animal babies are doing well.

  • Hildy - Love the cat quilts but then I love cats and quilts and both in one is the best! Or combined in fabric like in your new collection … I know I need some of the cat fabrics:-)
    Too sad that your family went back to Germany but it makes the time you spend together even more precious and special.
    Love all your Splendid Sampler blocks I’m behind with mine again but hope to catch up soon.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Melanson - I can’t wait to see Spooky Delights ..I hope my quilt shop has ordered it …perhaps I’ll pop in and mention it:)ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna Dodson - Oh, I love the cats! They look like my Eddie and my Petie.

    Love that photo of your son and granddaughter. Just lovely.

    Really love the bee fabric in your block, and I’m not usually an insect person. That’s just very pretty.

    Looking forward to seeing Spooky Delights. :DReplyCancel

  • Pam Seaberg - I am honored to know you Anne, and to be featured in your blog. We must meet in person soon.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - So lucky you are to be able to visit with your precious grandchildren. And I love your friends cat quilts I have to say I first thought photos then paintings then I read your words quilts Pam is indeed a talented artistReplyCancel

  • Susan Smith - Oh, I wish I was in Paducah this week! So glad you had an extended time to visit with your family! Love your Splendid Sampler blocks. I’m behind too but hope to catch up sometime in the next few weeks.ReplyCancel

  • Mama Spark - Thanks for turning me on to Pam. Her work is stunning! I love cats and her work is just gorgeous. Unfortunately I will not be in Paducah either but hope someone gets some photos for you.ReplyCancel

  • Barb R. - Pam’s quilts are spectacular! How I would love to see them in person! Honestly, I don’t even “get” how one does that – she is so talented and incredibly talented!! Thanks for showing us a bit of her art.

    I absolutely love the picture of your son and granddaughter – so beautiful!! I can only imagine how much you miss them and treasure the visit of your son and family. My wish for you is that you get to see them again very soon.

    Ooooo …. Spooky Delights is just wonderful! Can’t wait.

    xo – Barb R.ReplyCancel

  • tonia conner - Hey, your in my neck of the woods. I didn’t get to go this year, thanks for sharing these beautifully quilted and stitched Quilts. I would have loved to seen these. I just can’t imagine the work.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Martin - On my–those thread painted cats are beautiful and amazing! Love the photo of your son!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Godkin - Anne: so good to read your blog this month.
    I have seen the stitched portraits of dogs too. Amazing!
    I know how much the family visit meant to you with your sweet grand daughters.
    My son named the ocean waves as we walked along the beach, “the water that chases me”. I tell that one to my grand children today when we visit the beach.
    Your Splendid is looking good!
    Thinking of you this week as I am sewing up Winter Postcards for Cuties! I will be at Verna Mosquera’s retreat! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Anita - Love all the pics especially your blocks and your son and grand baby :)ReplyCancel