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Punchneedle, Bunny Hill Style

It’s a little bit country and a little bit sweet.  I’m talking about Punchneedle embroidery, Bunny Hill style!   Introducing 4 punchneedle patterns that I hope you’ll love.   Pockets, pillows and pictures, designed with a touch of softness.  I hope these little punchneedle petite rugs will become treasured heirlooms.  The looks are sweet and the […]

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June 2, 2014 - 12:28 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Awww, these are SO cute. Love the sheep especially.

Oh, how exciting!! FABRIC!!!!!!

You are so sweet and generous. Sending you an e-mail.

BTW, you should be getting a new book in about three weeks or so. I hope you like it. :D

June 2, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Aniva - I love your sweet and simple designs, they are so crisp and childlike.

June 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm

mimi'sdarlins - These are so, SO cute, this really takes me back. My sister and I used to love to do punch needle. I love the pink lamb and reindeer…only you would think of that :) I’m looking fwd to your new website, too!
And thank you so much in advance for the nice surprise, how thoughtful of you to reward us just for leaving a comment on your last post. I’m sending you an email right away!

June 2, 2014 - 1:19 pm

PAtricia G Hayes - Thanks for the generous thoughts, Anne. You are one heck of a talented lady. I imagine you do not sleep much and your little ole brain is just a planning along. haha

PGH

June 2, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Lee - How fun! I love Sweet Pea!

June 2, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Barb - Congratulations to the lucky winners – any fabric from your stash will be such a treat!

I’ve never tried punch needle, but your designs are so sweet, I think I’m going to have to give it a try. Once again, thank you so much for your wonderful, imaginative creativity!

June 2, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Terri M - I am so excited for your punch needle patterns. When you sent out the teaser I could hardly wait until they were available before commenting I raced over to get one on order. They are soooooo adorable.

June 2, 2014 - 7:19 pm

Joan - Those are adorable! I started doing needle punch years ago and that cute little rabbit on the scooter is all I need to get me going again.;)

I also just finished your christmas wheels pattern – what fun!

June 2, 2014 - 9:34 pm

Peggy M.pe - I love these adorable little needle punch patterns. I bought the tools from you to try this technique quite awhile ago and still haven’t done it. Maybe I’ll try the pink reindeer. She’s awesome.
I do read your blog just rarely comment. Sorry. I like your idea for your current giveaway. We need to let you know we are out here following you. Always inspired by your wonderful projects. I have four ready and waiting for me to dig in!

June 3, 2014 - 4:37 am

Donna Campbell - Recently started punch needle & glad to see a new source! Great designs!

June 3, 2014 - 6:19 am

Dottie Oestreich - These are really beautiful, Anne! You are inspiring me to try Punchneedle!

June 3, 2014 - 6:43 am

Lisa C. - I would love to do that little sheep for my soon-to–be born granddaughter!

June 3, 2014 - 6:58 am

Mary S - What delightfully cute gifts to make. Thank you for sharing. God certainly gave you a tremendous talent.

June 3, 2014 - 7:28 am

Dawn - These are all adorable….

June 3, 2014 - 10:02 am

Pauline - WOW…Anne, you always have a whole lot of cuteness at Bunny Hill…luv the sheep!! Years ago…I bought 2 different size needles and a snowman kit but haven’t tried it. I really should give it a try. Congratulations to your winners…lucky ladies!! Have a wonderful week…hugs and happy stitching, Pauline

June 3, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Louise - Love the punchneedle. I took a class a few years ago and haven’t made any thing since. I need to start again and I think your patterns are the inspiration

June 3, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Marcia - Awww, your punch needle patterns are adorable. And I like the way you are doing a give away to the people that posted on your last blog post. I didn’t but I’m sure there is someone there that never wins and will really appreciate this.

June 3, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Pat Godkin - These patterns are just so sweet! Love the displays & thrilled to have a video on how punch needle.

June 3, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Elizabeth Quigley - Hi Anne ,
I just love all you patterns and pretties. Is there a place I can see how to do the punch needle pretties? They look like so much fun.
XXOO
Elizabeth Q

June 3, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Karen Martin - Adorable! I love doing punch needle!

June 4, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Colleen - Great idea for sharing your extra fabrics! And getting those comments posted

June 5, 2014 - 9:18 am

ina - oh man! i love the Wild Hare punch needle pattern! ;p

June 5, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Mary Ann - Oh I love this pink reindeer. i keep telling myself, “No,new projects” and then something comes along that just shouts to me!!!

June 5, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Mary Ann - Oh!! And most important, thank you for the fun surprise for commenting. I so appreciate all the work it takes to blog and take cute photos and share with us so I always try and comment. xoxo

June 6, 2014 - 11:06 am

Cheryl - So cute. I have all the tools for this but haven’t learned it yet. I’m inspired to get busy on it now.

June 6, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Mary T Salmon - Anne:
I have never tried this but does not look difficult.
Since my nickname is Wamb (supposed to be lamb but I could not pronounce the “L.”), I will have to try the lamb…but the bunny is so cute!
Love,
Mary

And The House Became a Home

Sometimes I’m inspired by unexpected things.  I’ve been watching house renovation shows like “Love It Or List It” and “The Property Brothers” on HGTV.  They got me thinking about what makes a house a home, nesting, and how much love we all put into our homes. Soon I was sketching out a quilt and “The […]

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May 25, 2014 - 12:14 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Awww, isn’t that sweet? :)

May 25, 2014 - 12:48 pm

PAtricia G Hayes - HI Anne, Good for you, oh to be so talented as you. However I will enjoy the fruits of your labors.

I, too, sit and do handwork while watching the very same shows as you. In fact grandson just called and told me how he wants to learn to do what those people do and I suggested to him that he watch those shows also. haha apropos

Do you get kumquats out there also. We had a kumquat festival here in FL a few months ago, and I now have several peat pots growing with the seeds. Hopeful I will have some someday. I also love calamondins, neither of which I can get locally only the kums once a year.

How wonderful that you have the other farms so close by.

Happy Memorial Day PGH

May 25, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Carole Crane - Thank you for sharing your weekend with us! I can remember as a child slipping into our neighbors yard and picking cherries from their trees. Nothing better!

May 25, 2014 - 6:31 pm

sunny - I love your little quilt! Enjoy your cherries. We’re having a perfect weekend in Maryland, with perfect weather.

May 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Mary Ann - Such a lovely quilt. I will be looking forward to the kits.

May 25, 2014 - 10:38 pm

Denise - Omg! We live I. Antioch! We are neighbors!

May 26, 2014 - 11:42 am

Mary T Salmon - Wow…sea bass…what a treat. I would love some fresh! Have a wonderful day.
I love your new pattern.
Love,
Mary

May 28, 2014 - 9:59 am

mimi'sdarlins - What a darling quilt! Love the colors (you can’t lose with French General), and your design is so sweet, as always.

May 30, 2014 - 9:42 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Love the house quilt, I will be doing it for sure, thanks, Lorraine

June 3, 2014 - 12:25 am

Martha Cook - Your supper sounds yummy. In the state of Maine we have lobster and strawberry rhubarb pies. Wow, traffic there looks crazy! Love your talent.

June 5, 2014 - 6:52 pm

Bev Hernandez - The punchneedle critters are so cute!
And, I’m drooling over the leftovers and scraps from your previous projects.
Bev H.

June 6, 2014 - 10:35 am

Mary T Salmon - Anne:
I am floating on air. Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful bag of scraps and FQs. I will use them in my House/Home quilt when I get the pattern. It will be a gift for my daughter and husband when they buy their first home.
Thanks again!
Love,
Mary

Introducing Simple Pleasures

When life gets crazy I turn to applique.   Give me fabric, thread, and a needle and I can relax.   My newest block of the month, “Simple Pleasures” is 12 months of handwork that’s portable and easy to stitch.  Once you’ve prepared a block, it’s perfect to take to along to stitch anywhere you […]

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May 23, 2014 - 5:34 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Awww, isn’t that sweet? I love it.

And, yes, the lamb is just darling. I wish you’d design a whole lamb quilt! :D

Of course, I’m still plugging away on Baltimore Bunnies, but I’ve finished all the blocks and one border, so I’m getting there. Whew!

May 23, 2014 - 9:29 pm

RuthB - Love it Anne! The fabrics are awesome and its great that money is going to Libby Lehman.

May 24, 2014 - 7:40 am

mimi'sdarlins - I love this new pattern, Anne! All of the Moda ‘Cause’ collections are so beautiful, too. Your applique patterns have a quietness about them that I find appealing. I have several applique quilts in progress, many of them yours…it’s so nice to pick up a block and stitch as you mentioned.

May 24, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Jean - I just love the new pattern!!!! The Community fabric is gorgeous and I so appreciate Moda doing that for LIbbby!

May 25, 2014 - 6:49 am

Mary T Salmon - Anne!
How could you post this now?? I have to wait until September for the pattern and October for the fabrics? How could you be so cruel! :)
Can’t I be a tester or something? I love lambs (my nick name) and the entire pattern is very, very cool. I will do anything for Libby. I am so glad this is taking place.
Love,
Mary

May 26, 2014 - 7:10 am

Vicky - It’s beautiful, Anne! I adore your BOMs. Some day soon I hope to jump in and finish up all the ones I’ve started. But this one is definitely on my to-do list!

May 30, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Lorraine Isaac - A beautiful quilt, we are so lucky to have such talented designers to design quilts for our pleasure, thank you, Lorraine

June 5, 2014 - 6:43 am

tammy spencer - Love this new pattern and the fabrics are wonderful. Another great pattern to add to my future quilts.

June 20, 2014 - 4:29 pm

PATRICIA G HAYES - HI ANNE, FINALLY, BEEN TRYING ALL DIFFERENT WAYS TO GET THIS TO YOU.
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Living Quilt Market Vicariously

It’s quilt market weekend and I’m living it vicariously through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  You can too, if you put in the hashtags, #quiltmarket or #showmethemoda in one of your apps.  Here’s a picture I found on Twitter just a bit ago.  It’s 2 of my friends, Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop and Doug Leko […]

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May 17, 2014 - 5:54 pm

Patricia G Hayes - Wow, sounds like you are truly busy however a fun time with all your new projects soon to be shown to us. I would like to have my doggie but as we are still traveling some after my back surgery heals I cannot have one as yet. Boo Hoo am so anxious to have a pet doggie too, Anne. HUbbie want to travel some more, especially to NH and PA.

I am in the middle of a project adding my Sticky Fabri-Solvy and ran out tonight, Sat night, so that is why I sent that quick message to you. I will manage just fine till I hear from you.’

So I shall manage till I hear whether you are still selling it. PGH, Florida

May 17, 2014 - 6:05 pm

SandyG - Congratulations, one more chemo treatment to go for your DIL and all of you. That is exciting news!
We look forward to seeing the new patterns. xx

May 17, 2014 - 7:22 pm

Anita - Where do you go for your farmers market? I’m local and would love to check it out :) thanks!

May 17, 2014 - 7:40 pm

Miss Jean - Our local farmer’s market is a treasure trove of doggies being walked! Not sure why they wouldn’t allow them there. Chelsea and Milkshake would be good! Boy, those cherries look amazing! We just started getting them here. I found some in the store the other day – pitiful looking! I can’t wait to see your new patterns. I love market time. Do you happen to know the link to the video Moda does every time with all the designers? I always look forward to it.

Take care and Mollie and Maggie send their best.

May 17, 2014 - 8:23 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Wow! You’ve been busy! Looking forward to seeing all your new stuff when it’s available.

What beautiful produce. Delicious. And Milkshake sure looks cute. :D

May 18, 2014 - 6:23 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne! I was surprised to see Doug’s picture at the top of your post. I met him when he was just 12 or 13, already designing quilts at that young age. His family used to own/operate a local quilt shop. Such a nice young man and so talented. I’ll miss seeing your quilt booth this time around but look fwd to all the new patterns. I’m so glad that your DIL is near the end of treatments.

May 18, 2014 - 10:19 pm

pam - I’m with you Anne, watched social media all weekend. I missed the people for sure, but seeing postings about cancelled and delayed flights and the hot setup, not so sad. Glad to hear that your DIL is at the end of her treatment and hope that she is responding well. She’s lucky to have a nice mother-in-law like you. Love the pictures of the dogs. That name, Milkshake, just cracks me up. So cute. xop

May 19, 2014 - 10:41 am

ina - our favorite strawberry guy is back at the farmer’s market near us….we’ve missed him all winter! yay for fresh fruit other than an apple or banana! ;p

May 19, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Barb - Can’t wait to see your new patterns. Based on everything you’ve ever designed /made in the past I just know they will all be too, too wonderful!!

I’m so happy to read that your precious DIL is nearing the end of chemo – I’m sending my prayers to all of you. Blessings and strength.