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Thankful

It’s that time of year again.  Thanksgiving, a day to give thanks for family, friends, and all the people who enrich our lives.  I love Thanksgiving, I love the tradition and I love cooking the feast.  I’m thankful that across the world my family in Germany enjoyed the same traditional food on their table.  Lily will […]

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November 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Mary salmon - Thanks for the lovely Thanksgiving wish. It will come true for we all have so much in which to give thanks. Have a wonderful year. Thank you for introducing me to the Bunny Hill family of fun, adventure and beauty. I am a kid again!
Love,
Mary

November 26, 2014 - 7:39 pm

liz n. - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Anne! Hope it’s a wonderful day for you, and, yes, we do all have so much to be thankful for!

November 26, 2014 - 10:43 pm

Tammy - That meal looks really yummy and is making my mouth water. I live in Canada so we had ore last month. I am really jealous that all my American relatives and friends will be getting that tomorrow while I probably eat some sort of leftovers. Happy Turkey Day everyone.

November 27, 2014 - 12:13 am

Hildy - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! And it would be beautiful if it was a holiday here in germany a day off work is always a good thing;-)

November 27, 2014 - 6:09 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne,
As we count our blessings today, I want to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

November 27, 2014 - 7:29 am

Betty Grove - Thank you for the good wishes and may they come to you and yours also. Bunny Hill is a happy place and I thank you for sharing your talents with me. I look forward to another great year of fun with the bunnies.

November 27, 2014 - 7:52 am

Miss Jean - I have a lot to be thankful for. One of them being is the many wonderful friends and acquaintances I have made by being involved in this crazy “hobby” called quilting! Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day, Anne!!

If you’re out and about

If you’re out and about this holiday season and you pass a Williams Sonoma store, turnaround and go back.  You’re in for a treat. Every year I recommend their Hot Chocolate (I make mine with milk).  It’s a treat that happens once a year, and it makes the season special.   This year they’ve added […]

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November 20, 2014 - 7:23 am

Sandy M - OMG. Those marshmallows are A-DO-RABLE! I love W&S. They have a wonderful stuffing that pops up for Thanksgiving. The Focacia and the Cornbread variations are so yummy. Oh, and their pumpkin butter… I don’t like pumpkin anything but I always get that because it’s delish.

November 20, 2014 - 7:34 am

mimi'sdarlins - Oh, I so agree about Wms Sonoma hot chocolate mix! The one with peppermint is super, too. We’ve had their roasted marshmallows, but these snowmen are so adorable, we’ll have to pick those up for all the kids. They also have some of the best sauces and salsas…ooh and cookies….just everything we get there is superb! Now I’ll be thinking of this all day…may have to make an unplanned drive. Plus, dark chocolate is good for us :)

November 20, 2014 - 7:39 am

Kathleen O'Grady - How precious!! I will be finding some of those, I hope! Thanks for sharing!!

November 20, 2014 - 8:53 am

Pat Godkin - Thanks for the tip! We love both hot chocolate and marshmallows-cannot resist those snowmen”

November 20, 2014 - 10:00 am

ina - those snowmen are ADORABLE! ;p

November 20, 2014 - 11:43 am

Hildy - Oh, these snowmen are too cute! I’m sure Lily loves them!

November 20, 2014 - 8:16 pm

Mary S - This looks scrumptious. Have to check and see if it is in this area. Thanks.

November 20, 2014 - 9:12 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, Lily will love those!

That looks delicious. :D

Psst, I have five flower centers and eight bunny eyes to do, and then I’ll finally be finished with my Baltimore Bunnies quilt.

Thanks so much for the beautiful design. It’s still my favorite.

November 21, 2014 - 2:08 am

Wendy Williams - So jealous, live in the UK and don’t have any Williams Sonoma stores, but maybe its a relative who owns the store and will send me some! x

November 21, 2014 - 5:21 am

Barb - Those snowmen marshmallows are too adorable! (Actually, I think they remind me of some of your snowmen designs – maybe WS got the idea from you!)

And who doesn’t love hot chocolate! I think a trip to WS is on my To Do list:-)

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Xo

November 21, 2014 - 6:09 am

Tricia L. - I’ll have to check this out! Thanks, I usually walk right by!

November 22, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Kathleen - Now I want hot chocolate!!

November 24, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Love, love, love the marshmallows, will try to make a couple for the grandkids, Lorraine

Look What’s Cooking

We’ve cooked up some aprons this week and now you can too.  It’s a free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop!    Kim, Robin and I each picked out fabric, a kitchen towel to go with it and we started sewing.  Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop made a video that guided us step by step. Robin made […]

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April 7, 2014 - 5:43 am

mimi'sdarlins - Such cute aprons, and I love the idea of attaching a half towel, very clever! These look so easy to make, I’m thinking about making several for gifts with matching potholders.

April 7, 2014 - 7:13 am

Pam - All your aprons are so cute! Love the addition of the hand towel, Genius!

April 7, 2014 - 7:50 am

Kathleen O'Grady - What adorable aprons! I love the towel sewn into the apron, what a smart idea! That would be very handy to have since I am always packing the hand towel with me when I am working in the kitchen and my husband is constantly chasing it down. I will be making a few of these, great gift idea too!

April 7, 2014 - 9:37 am

Sue H - What a great pattern!! I’m thinking it would make great holiday gifts! Thank you!

April 7, 2014 - 9:47 am

Miss Jean - I watched the video and they are super easy! I love yours made out of Printemps!!!

April 7, 2014 - 12:09 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Very cute!

April 7, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Barb - Oh, these are just too cute! The fabrics all of you selected are so much fun. Thanks for sharing these.

April 7, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Jacque (aka Snoodles) - Love all of these….two standouts for me are the one with the Sandy Gervais panel for the pockets, and the one with the hand towel conveniently sewn on! Genius!

April 7, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Libby - Too cute. Love them all

April 8, 2014 - 5:09 am

Janie - Love your apron with the towel attached!

April 8, 2014 - 8:43 am

Debbie I - Adorable! I love that the cookware matches the aprons.

April 8, 2014 - 10:14 am

liz n. - AAAAAGGHHH!!!
Too cute! TOO CUTE!! I can’t even…

April 8, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Books_Bound - The aprons are all cute, but I’m blown away by your styling! Lovely job.

April 9, 2014 - 12:10 am

Diane Nagle - What darling aprons! Love all the different styles and colors. Very cute indeed!

April 9, 2014 - 1:45 pm

ina - DANG!!! THose are just gorgeous! I love the idea of the hand towel to go along with the aprons. we seem to go through a lot of kitchen towels around here. ;p

April 10, 2014 - 1:39 am

Laura Lynch - Oh my goodness . . . I love them all! I’ll have to watch the video & print the pattern! Thanks for passing on such a great pattern.
Laura

National Smore’s Day!

Did you know today is National Smore Day?  Can you believe it?  Really, I don’t make this stuff up.  Every August 10th is Smore Day. It would take an act of Congress to make it an official holiday…the kind where  everyone gets a day off to stay home and make Smores.  We all know Congress […]

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August 10, 2011 - 7:13 am

Dandelion Quilts - I was a campfire girl and later a camp fire leader. Go Campfire!

August 10, 2011 - 8:27 am

Jean - I was a Bluebird!!!!!

August 10, 2011 - 9:19 am

Anne - Oh my gosh you are funny! We are turning this into a Bluebird/Campfire Girl reunion LOL!

August 10, 2011 - 10:59 am

Stephanie - I eat these each and every Summer. LOVE them. I double up on the marshmallows to make them extra messy and sticky. Thank goodness for simple pleasures.

August 10, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Anne - Double marshmallows…count me in!

August 10, 2011 - 5:35 pm

ina - Hey, I KNEW today was special…just didn’t know why! ;0

August 10, 2011 - 6:10 pm

Vicky - I signed up for Brownies once and then forgot all about it. They kicked me out after no-showing for three meetings! Story of my life! Love the stories. Smore, please! :)

August 10, 2011 - 6:22 pm

Anne - So far we have 3 Campfire girls, 1 ex Brownie. I think we’re becoming an endangered species. LOL! Good thing we all like Smores!

August 10, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Carolyn Hosier - I was a Blue Bird and Camp Fire girl also! My mother was the Leader. Lot’s of good times and love those smores too! :) YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Carolyn

August 10, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Catherine Z - Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! What a wonderful idea for a day! I love the plate you served it on!!!!!!!!!!!!

Found this on Wikipedia though:

While the origin of the dessert is unclear, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts” of 1927!!!!!!!!!!! You can read the rest on Widipedia under S’more but it does say that Girl Scouts did have the first known report!

August 11, 2011 - 4:45 am

Barb - I guess it doesn’t really matter who first started S’mores – I’m just happy that whoever it was – did!!

They are so good and always make me think of summer!! YUM!

August 11, 2011 - 11:52 am

Bridget - Celebrated this at work…it has continued on till today as we had leftover…cant let the goodness go uneaten.

August 11, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Thimbleanna - Hi Anne — I’ve had this comment problem for about a year now and it drives me crazy. For my wordpress it’s totally random — I get about half of my comments forwarded to my e-mail. When I have time I sit and go through them and individually reply to them, but it’s a big time suck. Good Luck — and if you find a solution, please share!

August 12, 2011 - 6:22 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I love those microwave s’mores! I find it hard to eat just one!!

August 13, 2011 - 4:48 am

Linda P. - Yum!!! Did you know they have flat marshmallows now to make this easier!!!

August 14, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Madonna Kay - A few weeks ago several of the nurses that I work with realized that we’d all been Camp Fire Girls. Of course there are some Girl Scouts amoung us as well. Anyway, we were remembering some of the songs and making sit upons… We ended up looking something up and found information about “Wo-He-Lo” and how work is life. We decided that Camp Fire Girls and the values of work, health and love was why we are still working nights in a NICU!? I even found my Blue Bird ring and took my ceremonial gown, beads and all, to work for ‘show and tell’. Then I saw your post about S’mores. I didn’t have time to get the ingredients to make S’mores on the 10th, but we’re planning a little S’mores event next weekend when we work together. I was challenged to bring my sit upon (it’s long gone to mulch) so now I have to try and remember how to make one… The S’mores post was so timely and we’re getting a good laugh out of our Camp Fire past. We refuse to acknowlege the Girl Scout myth of being the originators of the S’more, but we will share with them. We were shocked by how much a ‘vintage’ Blue Bird pin was going for on E-Bay!