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New Moda Dottie

Moda’s just shipped the most beautiful bundles of Dottie fabric ever. Dots and dots and more dots. The great thing about these new dots is they are part of Moda’s basic fabric line.  That means we’ll be able to get them for a long time.  I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of them.   […]

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April 3, 2014 - 7:15 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, I love, love, LOVE these! Especially the tiniest ones. So cute!

April 4, 2014 - 3:52 am

Frances - I love dots. Your fabric is so pretty.

April 4, 2014 - 3:59 am

Sharon Bennett - Love these! How about a dottie pinwheel quilt?

April 4, 2014 - 4:41 am

Staci - Oh, I think I’m about to fall off my fabric fast…………There’s little that I love more than polka dots……..

April 4, 2014 - 5:40 am

Judy d. - Just love those Dots! Whatever you do with them would be beautiful!

April 4, 2014 - 10:20 am

LINDA - HELLO,are these not the most colorful+bright+fun DOTS,you’ve ever seen! Just love them! HAPPY SPRING TO YOU!

April 4, 2014 - 10:34 am

Catherine - Loving all of the dots, but especially all of the grey dots. so many shades, makes a great neutral.

April 6, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Laura Lynch - Oh Anne . . . love those Moda dot too!! Just when I think fabric lines can’t possibly get any better . . . well they do!! I can’t wait for your new line to come out too! I think it’s going to be one of my favs . . . honey (husband), I think we need a new room addition for my quilt room :o)
Keep on designing Anne . . . you inspire me!
Laura

Stitching for a Cure

Yesterday was chemo day again and I spent the morning at the hospital with my daughter-in-law.  When I came home there was a package waiting for me from my friend Pauline. Just look at what she made using breast cancer fabric!  Exquisite little bags to hold sewing things, cosmetics or anything else we can dream […]

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March 29, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Pam in Indiana - What sweet gifts! One of my quilting friends is in the middle of her chemo. She will be with us next weekend. She is the third in our group who are breast cancer survivors and we support one another through this. Know that I’ve been praying for your daughter-in-law as well as for Paula. (((Hugs)))

March 29, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Cheryl in kansas - Sweet gifts! You, your daughter in law and family are in my thoughts and prayers continually….God can do mighty things, wishing He keeps you all in His loving arms and gives you all the strength to get through this tough time…
With love…Cheryl

March 29, 2014 - 8:16 pm

Sharon O - Is she selling these? I would order a few.

March 29, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Carmen - How lovely these are! The best gifts come from the heart. Our best to you & your family as you go through these difficult times.

March 30, 2014 - 3:54 am

Karen - These are beautiful. What a very special gift from Pauline.

March 30, 2014 - 5:01 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, what lovely gifts, and how sweet of your friend to show her support in this way. I’ve been praying for a complete recovery for your daughter-in-law and for strength for the family throughout her treatments.

March 30, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Donna Sparling - Wow! How cute and how nice to have a friend like that! They are truely special. Continuing to pray for your daughter in law for strength, peace and healing.

March 30, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Louise - Pauline is a very caring friend indeed. Your daughter in-law just had a little prayer said for her.

March 31, 2014 - 4:21 am

Karen - These are gorgeous. Pauline is wonderful!!

April 1, 2014 - 8:35 am

Pauline - Anne…you are very welcome and thank you for your sweet blog posting. I knew the moment I saw the posting about the cancer journey your family would be taking that I would make you two ‘Tammy’ bags with breast cancer fabric. I took the same journey with my sister and my son…no one should have to go down that road. They were young…45 and 23 years old and today they are 60 and 37. I will be mailing off another Tammy bag today…made with the same breast cancer fabric. We got back from Canada late Monday afternoon…it was a busy 4 days and a good trip back to Michigan…no snow was flying!! hugs Pauline

April 2, 2014 - 5:24 am

Ronda - so sweet! I would love for Pauline to share her pattern and where we could purchase. Such a thoughtful gift

April 2, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Mary T Salmon - Anne:
Pauline is very talented and even more thoughtful. This is a wonderful gift for your DIL.
You and your family will continue to be in my prayers. Tell your DIL she is loved by someone in Texas.
Mary

Orchids

Last October I purchased two live orchids from Pottery Barn.  I ordered two plants, thinking it would increase my chance of success.  The plants bloomed for almost two months and I was thrilled, but of course eventually the blooms died and I was left with two plants to care for.  The Pottery Barn website gives […]

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March 26, 2014 - 7:58 am

Paula - Very pretty. Orchids are one of the few plants that thrive in my house, because all my plants either thrive on neglect or die.

March 26, 2014 - 10:00 am

Jenni - My boss has hundreds of orchids in her backyard hanging along her fence. No lie…hundreds. She will give me a few now and then due to lack of room. She has taught me to give them 5 ice cubes a week and leave it at that. It works! That is all you have to do. 5 ice cubes a week.

March 26, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Katherine Schaffer - Anne -
Your orchids are just lovely; so glad you were able to get them to bloom again! But as always, you are quick to share some helpful tips with those of us out here in “Bunnyland”, whether it be on quilting, working with felt, embroidery … and now.. indoor gardening! You’re a sweetie and deserve those new bloom!

March 27, 2014 - 3:21 am

Pat - My girlfriend has orchids and she puts 3 ice cubes on the plant every week and that is it and her orchids are beautiful. Your orchids are beautiful. Maybe it is finally my time to buy myself one.

March 27, 2014 - 7:56 am

Mary Jane - Isn’t it great fun to have one rebloom! We received one for Christmas two years ago and when it finished it was moved to our bathroom and since it has rebloomed twice (it is into it’s second bloom). Obviously it likes the humidity and the indirect light. Congratulations on your success.

March 27, 2014 - 11:07 am

kathleen Solomi - I have 2 plants sleeping at present
Congratulations , they don’t always oblige with a second flowering

March 30, 2014 - 5:49 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I started growing orchids about nine yrs ago, with trepidation, but found them to be so rewarding, I wouldn’t be without them! I’m continually surprised at how many times a year they will bloom. I have one just like yours happily flowering since early March.
I find phalaenopsis to be the easiest to keep reblooming, some of the more exotic varieties not so much.

April 6, 2014 - 6:32 am

Barb haakonson - Hi, every time I think about watering my orchid, I just use an ice cube. I received an orchid and this info from granddaughter Ashley. I mostly neglect it.

Miniature Garden

A friend gave me the prettiest glass jar that’s the perfect size for a spring terrarium.   I just couldn’t resist making one!   I found everything I needed on Amazon.  I ordered a terrarium kit with activated charcoal, little rocks, potting soil and moss.  Then I ordered some little miniature plants, just the perfect size! […]

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March 19, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Janan - These two bunnies are sew cute!

March 19, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Donna Liljegren - I’ve never tried a terrarium, Anne, but I have to admit it looks like fun. I love your little bunnies! (I’d need a squirrel or a miniature Corgi in mine!)
Thanks for the inspiration.
xo
Donna

March 20, 2014 - 3:30 am

Jane - I love your terrarium! How big is you jar? Is the opening wide enough for you hand to go into?

March 20, 2014 - 2:43 pm

vicky - How pretty! Love your little bunnies tucked in! Someone gave me a rather larger terrarium for my 21st birthday. I gave it to someone else when I moved to CA 20 years ago at age 43. I hear it’s still thriving. Here’s wishing a long life for yours!! :)

March 21, 2014 - 4:25 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, this is so sweet! I remember when terrariums first became popular in the 70s, I had two of them. Still love them, still have the glass containers, have been thinking of making one for several months….maybe I’ll finally do it :)

March 27, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Mary T Salmon - Anne:
I have 6 of these apothecary jars. I have yet to use them. Thanks ever-so-much for the wonderful idea! I can make gifts…one for me, of course.

Love,
Mary