Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Moda Country Fair Blog Hop Day 2

Yesterday there were some problems with my link. I now have a new link. Go back to my blog and get the new link from there or click here to download the project.

Welcome to Day 2 of the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop.

Today's featured designer is Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.
Hop on over and see what FREE project she has to offer.

The quote of the day is:
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate bunny now and then doesn't hurt!"

Lucy Van Pelt

Have you ever wondered why we eat chocolate bunnies at Easter time?
Since there are more than 60 million chocolate bunnies sold in America every year,
I thought it was worth investigating why we even have chocolate bunnies to begin with.
It is said the celebration of spring originated with a celebration of Eostre (Easter), the ancient goddess of fertility.
And what animal is known for being extremely fertile? Bunnies!
Passed down from generation to generation,
Bunnies and Easter have remained synonymous with each other,
so it was only natural to create chocolate in the image of this
everlasting symbol of spring and fertility, and thus the Chocolate Bunny was born.

How do you eat your chocolate bunny?
Ears first, or tail first?
Seventy-six percent of Americans think the ears should be eaten first.
Five percent think bunnies should be eaten feet first,
while 4% favor eating the tail first.
(I'm not sure what the other 15 percent do??)

Tomorrows featured designers will be Barb and Mary

of Me and My Sister Designs.
Not sure what their post is all about
but I bet before you are done reading their post you will be laughing.

Wishing you a chocolate bunny kind of day.

From my heart,
September 6th Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart
September 7th Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
September 8th Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister Designs
September 9th Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms
September 10th Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
September 11th Basic Grey
September 12th Polly and Laurie from Minick and Simpson
September 13th Sandy Klop from American Jane (Post will be featured on Moda's blog)
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 15th Joanna from Fig Tree and Co.
September 16th Lynne from Kansas Troubles
September 17th Barb and Alma from Blackbird Designs
September 18th Aneela Hoey from
September 19th Barbara Brackman from Barbara Brackman, of course.
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 21st Christina from Cabbages and Roses
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 23rd Jan Patek of Brannock and Patek
September 24th Lauren and Jessi Jung
September 25th Stephanie from Lily Ashbury
September 26th Julie from Cosmo Cricket
September 27th Kate Spain
September 28th Karla, Susan and Lisa from Sweetwater
September 29th Kaari from French General
September 30th Lisa from Primitive Gatherings
and the fun continues into October
October 1st Kathy from Kathy Schmitz Studio
October 2nd Liz from Liz Scott Designs


  1. Thank you Sandy...for the lesson on the chocolate Easter bunny. I eat the ears first...have a great day!

  2. What fun Sandy!!! I like to bite the nose first, ha! Thanks for the fun project.

  3. I thought I had left a message yesterday but don't think it posted. Love the blog idea... more time to dream of things to make. Keep inspiring us please.

  4. I eat the ears first. Love the chocolate bunny story. Thanks foe the project. I love bunnie hill patterns. Nancy S

  5. Chocolate bunnies. I don't even dare! Good thing Easter is a ways off. But Halloween looms.

  6. Always eat the ears first...but savor the hollow parts!

  7. Sandy:
    Keep at it...Keep at it!! That is so true. I have learned that in my old age...I really want to learn things that I have failed at.
    Thanks for the free pattern.

  8. Sandy,
    Love the little bag pattern, thanks for sharing

  9. Love your site. Cannot wait until the next line of fabric comes out I'm a real fan.

  10. Hello, Sandy.
    Thanks for the repost of the link to your project. I was disappointed last night when I could print the directions.
    It's been a long time since I ate a chocolate bunny--can't remember the order of bits, only know mine lasted longer than my brothers!

    Just made a tablerunner from Gobble, Gobble. I'm ready for Fall.

  11. I never eat chic bunnies before :(

  12. Love your designs. Thanks for all you do :)

  13. You are amazing!!! What a talented, busy lady. Thanks for starting us out Sandy. I was going to leave a message on Tuesday, but WOW! what a response.

  14. Hi Sandy,
    I love chocolate in any form! It is a main food group for me.

  15. Am loving the little extra info you add to your blog regarding the next designer. Such fun trivia info (e.g.-the percentage of the way people eat a chocolate bunny)! I eat the ears first so I am in top percent!!! lol
    Thanks for providing us with such an fun and informative blog!