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Olivia likes Halloween

You’re probably not thinking about Halloween now, but I am.  Olivia made me do it!  I started wondering what she’d look like in Halloween fabric, maybe holding a candy bar… So we stitched up one Olivia and then had to stitch more.       Olivia would look pretty cute surrounded with pumpkins on your […]

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August 5, 2014 - 7:57 am

mimi'sdarlins - Such darling fabrics, and I love this little owl! Olivia looks like she’d be at home just about anywhere, perched on a table or sitting by the fireplace. I just saw your newsletter, enticing us with another sale :)

August 5, 2014 - 8:05 am

rosa - Those fabrics reminds me Fall days and the owls are super cute.Have a great week!!

August 5, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Carole crane - Olivia ia adorable- in all of the fabrics!

August 5, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Susan - Love Olivia and the fabric you made her with……<3

August 5, 2014 - 3:48 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, so cute! Love the Dottie one especially!

Now I have to go look at your site and see what I didn’t know I had to have. :D

August 7, 2014 - 6:11 am

donna - Olive is so cute. Love the fabrics and the idea.

August 8, 2014 - 10:56 am

Elizabeth - Oh Ann I love Halloween . These are just too cute.


Our house is filled to the brim with family now.  I’ve had 2 of my granddaughters staying with me for the past 2 weeks and last night my son, his wife and Lily arrived from Germany.    Every bed is taken, the dishwasher runs everyday, along with the washer and dryer.  There are gifts to wrap […]

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December 24, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Lynette - What a fantastic idea to make the photo-tag ornaments!

December 24, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Hildy - Merry xmas to you and your family! Love your cute ornaments. Hildy

December 24, 2012 - 1:51 pm

sondra - What a beautifully decorated tree! Christmas is a time for making wonderful memories with friends and family. Sure makes the bittersweet ones easier to take, doesn’t it? Merry Christmas! Love your blog! Wish I had more time to sew!

December 24, 2012 - 7:41 pm

BJ - Your decorations are wonderful and so perfect with little ones around. Christmas is a time to enjoy what’s most important without all the “don’t touch” words! Enjoy your wonderful family.

December 24, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Sharon McQuistion - Thank you for the wonderful Christmas wishes!! I love the little woodland animal ornaments on the tree. Are they from Europe? I would love to find them myself. They’re adorable! Thank you for sharing your family and your wonderful talents with us. Happy New Year!

December 24, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Jeanne Langston - I so enjoy your blog, your lovely pictures, and your store full of goodies !
your Christmas decorations are so sweet . I love your woodland ornaments!
and picture name tags . I just love everything you do ! Merry Christmas and thank you so much for sharing all your ideas . (And MOLLY MAKES!)
Jeanne L in Missouri

December 24, 2012 - 11:20 pm

Joanne Moore - Merry Christmas Anne! ENjoy your beautiful family! Love the tag ornament idea! I have been grousing that I wish I had picked up ornaments over the years from travels and outings. I was thinking of using photos somehow…the tags are a darling idea!! Plus they wont break and wont pull down the branches. May you be blessed with a healthy, creative New Year!

December 25, 2012 - 6:48 am

mimi'sdarlins - Hi, Anne. I’ve had little time for internet lately, as December is devoted to all things family and holidays. Your tree is lovely and so meaningful with the photos. I love the feathery little owl….I made wool owls for my ornaments this year, which I give to family members each year. I am sitting here with my hubby, fire warming our toes, enjoying the lights on the tree, and the aroma of turkey is already filling the air. Soon our children, DILs and grandkids will be arriving to open gifts. A very Blessed and Happy Christmas to you and yours, I know how precious it is to have your children with you at Christmas.
Hugs :)

December 25, 2012 - 7:04 am

Janet - Merry Christmas, Anne. Enjoy your time with family!!

December 25, 2012 - 7:05 am

SandyD - Merry Christmas.I love the tag ornaments
three of our four Daughters 6 grandkiddies and SIL will be arriving soon. Daughter number 4 is a police officer 5 hours away and will not be home.

December 26, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Pam in Indiana - Hi Anne!
So happy to see that you are enjoying having your family with you, too, this Christmas! I love the idea for ornaments that are ‘kid friendly’! When my children were small, I had them put their hands behind their backs when looking at Christmas ornaments. When our eldest, Meaghan, was about three, would obediently put her hands behind her back but she would manage to ‘touch’ the ornaments with her chubby tummy!
We have three of our kids home from college — the older kids had to work over Christmas — and we have had tons of their high school friends come to visit, play old Mario video games, spend the night and eat! I love having them home and reminiscing about growing up together. Right now we are in the midst of a blizzard — so we are staying in and eating all of the food I have been cooking all week!!

I am especially delighted to see what you did with the pink lights I sent! Thanks for posting the picture! You can NEVER have too much pink, can you??? :0)


December 27, 2012 - 6:44 pm

Renee - Everything is beautiful! Enjoy this special time with your family. Many blessings!

December 29, 2012 - 8:23 am

Sinta - Happiest of holidays to you Anne… sweet and simple is a great idea! It gives you more time to enjoy all those special people filling up your house with laughter and making new memories of time together! May you continue to be blessed in the new year! xxoo

December 29, 2012 - 11:45 am

Irene - Happy holiday Anne to you and your lovely family. I love the photo tags on your Christmas tree and the lovely ornaments. The candles look very special. Happy New Year. Bless you

December 29, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Silvia - What a beautiful decorationsa ! Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas!! I wish you have a Happy New Year!! Hugs

January 1, 2013 - 5:14 am

Donna - I will copy your 2012 tree decorations for sure. Little folks will come to Grandma’s for 2013 holidays and the family pictures will be so appropriate for new family members.

Christmas at Holly Hill

Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe opened up its classroom this weekend for the annual Homespun and Holly event.   Fresh trees filled the room and the scent and spirit of Christmas was everywhere. Have you ever seen a quilt shop classroom decked out like this?  It was amazing. Table centerpieces were perfect little boxwood trees carefully planted […]

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November 20, 2012 - 5:18 am

mimi'sdarlins - Oh, this looks so cozy and inviting! I love those old fashioned, happily imperfect, almost sparse trees. I’ve never seen a shop so beautifully decorated for Christmas. Thanks for the great photos, really puts me in the holiday mood :)

November 20, 2012 - 6:05 am

andrea - that shop looks like an absolute dream! How gorgeous, and to be there taking a class with you? perfection.

November 20, 2012 - 8:46 am

SuzK - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a wonderful, wonderful book that takes place right after WWII – best book I’ve read in years.

November 20, 2012 - 9:41 am

Marcha - Wow, what terrific! That’s how you create the absolute christmas-quilt-dream! Love it!

November 20, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Barb - Holly Hill looks like so much fun!! Lucky, lucky attendees!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and friends!

November 20, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Faye - Oh, I want to be there. It’s beautiful.

November 20, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Louise - Would love to visit Holly Hill! Love the red and white quilt. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2012 - 7:01 am

Jo - Like you write … it’s just amazing !!!!!!!!!
Happy thanksgiving ..

Merry Christmas!

Wishing You A Very…

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December 24, 2010 - 11:57 am

Mary on Lake Pulaski - Merry Christmas Anne and family!

December 24, 2010 - 12:05 pm

Marsha B - Merry Christmas Anne, enjoy a wonderful holiday with your family. I have my Snowbound together and ready to quilt but that may take a while. Thank you for all the fun in 2010 and I’m looking forward to 2011!

December 24, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Veronica - Merry Christmas to you too.

December 24, 2010 - 12:42 pm

Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, I hope your Christmas is filled with joy and love. Thank you for making my year brighter. Merry Christmas to you and yours and a special Christmas wish from my furry babies to yours!

December 24, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Vickie E - Merry Christmas Anne, I hope all is well :)

December 24, 2010 - 1:29 pm

annie - …and to you and yours sweet Anne. Can’t wait for the New Year and even more of your wonderful posts!!!! XXX

December 24, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Jackie - Merry Christmas to you too, Anne!! Looking forward to great stuff from you next year!! Have a wonderful weekend!

December 24, 2010 - 3:05 pm

Sue - Merry Christmas to you and your family!

December 24, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Donna Liljegren - Merry Christmas, Anne!
Thank you so much for your Snowbound year. I love each square and look forward to creating them myself. Your generosity shines through all year long.
Wishing you a safe, joyful and restful holiday season, and a prosperous new year.
From our home to yours,
Donna, Kes and Fezzik

December 24, 2010 - 8:39 pm

pam seaberg - Thank you for a great year, I am working on the last Snowbound block, and found the perfect blue border for it today. Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2010 - 2:53 am

AnneMarieke - Merry Christmas to you and our loved ones, Anne.

December 25, 2010 - 3:02 am

Martine - Merry Christmas Anne

December 25, 2010 - 5:12 am

Julie - Merry Christmas, Anne! Thank you so much for the Snowbound BOM – it is so adorable. Who wouldn’t love a snowman? You’ve brought joy to so many people thru your blogs and designs. I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

December 25, 2010 - 5:29 am

Anna - Have a wonderful Christmas! Next time you come to Bend you’ll have to come to our Woolie group and see Snowbound in wool!


December 25, 2010 - 5:31 am

janan doster - Merry Christmas!
Thanks for sharing your babies (pets)!! I know they all must be spoiled rotten!

Could you share the “spray starch” method of applique that you use. In your photos of the past few posts, your applique looks so crisp! So ready to stitch!

December 25, 2010 - 5:40 am

Melanie - Snuggle Up and have the Happiest Christmas ever….

December 25, 2010 - 6:00 am

Mickie - Merry Christmas Anne and family! Thanks for all the joy you bring to us! :)

December 25, 2010 - 8:32 am

KatieQ - Thank you for sharing the photos of your furry children especially dear Mooch.
May the kindness you share with others return to surround you and your family.

December 25, 2010 - 3:54 pm

mimi'sdarlins - Merry Christmas, Anne, to you and yours! Lovely couple of days spent with our families, and more to come. Thank you for all your sharing throughout the year :-)

December 25, 2010 - 5:50 pm

Nancy - Merry Christmas to you as well. Love your blog and so thankful for Bunnyhill. And so proud of my Christmas applique quilts from BH that I have hanging on my walls

May 2011 bring you lots and lots of joy, good health, peace and tons of inspiration!!

December 26, 2010 - 6:55 am

Ronda - Merry Christmas Anne!!!!!! Hoping you had a wonderful Day and a very happy New Year!!!

December 26, 2010 - 7:15 am

Julie Zaloudek - A very Happy Holiday to you and your family.
I really enjoy your blog and enjoyed being able to stop by your booth at Quilt Market. At the time I didn’t realize your booth-mate was “Cotton n ‘Wool”–another favorite stop in my blog reading.
All the best in 2011.

December 26, 2010 - 5:27 pm

corinne demonstoy - Merry Christmas, just finished the snowbound blocks. Thank you for the design. Love the photos

December 27, 2010 - 10:34 am

Sinta Renee - I hope you had a wonderful holiday Anne! Thank you so much for all you do and for all the beautiful things you creat! You are such an inspiration! Wishing you blessings in the new year! xxoo

December 30, 2010 - 2:46 pm

Juanita in Ohio - Each and every photo is ultra-fabulous, Anne! It looks like a perfect Christmas Card to me…TFS and I hope you had a fabulous holiday season.

December 6, 2011 - 10:00 am

Marie Blash - Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!Your photos are absolutely fabulous. They make me want to cozy up to the fire with a cup of hot chocolate (in a pink cup from my childhood, of course)!