Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Sentimental Journey Block 5, Dreams, Friends and a Little Faith

Here we go! May already! Can you believe it??? This month my Sentiment is about Dreams. Since I'm embarking on a new chapter in my life (scroll down to Thursday's post if you missed it), I thought this was the perfect quote to start with.

Click here or on the link on my sidebar to take you to my website to collect your free stitchery.

I decided to make something for this months giveaway because my friends always make my life so wonderful and always bring me so much happiness. I'm truly blessed to be surrounded by incredible people in real life and in blogland. This stitchery was created for you!

Then I thought about how much bunnies mean to me and how much joy they bring to my life. In fact, today I am volunteering at the Cape Fear House Rabbit Society "bunny booth" at Paw Jam in Wilmington NC. I wanted to start off my new life doing something that is meaningful and at the same time makes me so happy!

So this is Faith. Isn't she just the cutest thing!?? She is Franklin's (from last months giveaway) little friend. I thought she was perfect for this month's giveaway as I will just have a little "Faith" that all will be well in the next chapter of my life as I follow my bliss. The bunnies will play a big part in it.

Ok...so all you have to do to register is leave a comment on This post. If you sign up to become a follower, (look at my sidebar on the left) you are counted twice. If you are a follower, you are counted twice. If you bring a friend and they become a follower, you will get counted again! That would be 3 times! So please be sure and say "I'm following" in your comment and if your friend becomes a follower, make sure they give you the credit by putting your name in the comment. This makes it easier for me to count! Remember, I don't like math! hee,hee,hee.

I will pick the winner on Sunday, May 9th, Mothers Day! Good Luck!

38 comments:

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Shell--hey I get to talk first in the month of May!!! I love this month's stitchery--cause I am doing the same thing--dreaming!!! I am about to make a location change--but do not really know where yet????
I also just did an order for some thread--so I am excited!!!
I am a follower--too!!!
best of wishes that all your dreams will come true!
hugs, Di

Snickerdoodlin' Journal said...

Huge hugs Michelle... I'm sure you will have a whole lot of new journey's and dreams in this next chapter. It can be scary but oh so fulfilling too. Sometimes it's just that little push needed to begin the new journey. I'm sure those dreams will include stitching and quilting... your patterns are beautiful - keep pursuing that dream too!

ps: you can come to Australia anytime and redecorate my home... all those pictures are just GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for becoming a new friend in my life... it's always a pleasure to have such friends no matter where they live in the world.

take care... have a wonderful day filled with creativity & inspiration

hugs
xoxo

sez said...

your stitchery is beautiful :) and faith is also a very beautiful bunny :) enjoy your weekend and mother's day :)

p.s. i'm a follower too ;)

Lisa Viger said...

lovely blog ... the bunnies are adorable!

i'm following ...

PomieMommie said...

Huge hugs to you,
Shell, and to the beautiful bunnies.(Oh how cuddly they look!!!!) I know how hard it is to make a change like this. I love you blog, and have been following for a while. I feel as if you are my "neighbor" and drop in for a chat every so often. Your posts really make my day, and I love your stitcheries!
Donna D

Jessica said...

Hi Michelle, I have just discovered your blog and webpage via Snickerdoodle dreams. It all looks fantastic. I have become a follower and I look forward to seeing what the next chapter in your life has in store for you.
Cheers, Jess

mossrosedesigns said...

I am following your adventures too. What a sweet rabbit. Thanks for the opportunity.
Sherrie

Karen M said...

Shell, that is the perfect sentiment for May! It is such an expectant month, what with new gardens, graduations, wedding plans, and of course, for you personally. This will be a good one to think on while stitching.
And yes, I'm following.

free indeed said...

I just can't believe it's already May!!! Wow. Faith is lovely...I would love her and her little 'wallhanging sentiment'.

Hef's Mom said...

it's all so adorable! Hef is crossing his bun toes that he wins! Of course we are loyal followers!

Ruth B said...

Lovely giveaway Michelle. I signed up to be a follower but I was already a subscriber so I don't miss a thing. I know that some wonderful opportunity will come your way and you will be happier than you were at your old job. Sounded like a stressful environment to me. All the kindness you show to others (giveaways!) will certainly bring good things your way.

Diane H said...

I already follow you with great pleasure, dear Shell. Thank you for this opportunity in your amazing giveaway. Keeping you in my thoughts and can't wait to see where you will land now that you will be able to spread your beautifully creative wings and fly.
http://sideroadstitcher.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

How lovely your little quilty is and it goes so well with the bunny. I am already following you.

Rebecka said...

Shell,
Your little quilt is lovely. It's perfect!! The bunnies on it are a nice touch! Hope you had a good day working at the bunny booth.

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Hi Shell, I hope that things work for you exactly the way you want them to be and that you do what you love.

I also just wanted to say that I love your home. You have completed your home and I am still in the process. I am de-cluttering and simplifing my home but it is a work in progress. You give me hope as to what it will eventually look like.

Take care and enjoy the wine, Maureen

Briarside Lane said...

Took me a bit to catch up! My goodness!
Turn the page and begin that new chapter, Shell.

I love the "hint of blue" post. And the BOM stitchery today is lovely. The "friends" stitchery would be perfect in my home as I am a "green" person. Franklin's little friend Faith would be a bonus.

I'm a follower, too.

"Let the wine of friendship never run dry..."

Pokey said...

The Lord will bless your positive outlook during this time of change. Keep your faith and dream of things to come, hopefully days will be happy ones. Interesting how the cut backs can help us prepare! Thank you for the giveaway, I'm a follower.

Sherry said...

I am so happy I found your blog. I love your needlework and would like to catch up on your block of the month. I have just become a follower.

sandyb said...

hi shell, please add me to your list, i am a follower. i do love the bunny and your new pattern....

SheilaC said...

Your friends stitchery is beautiful!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Have fun volunteering with the bunnies. I knew that you wouldn't sit still long after your "retirement"!!

I am a follower!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, girlfriend!

SheilaC

Jade said...

Already following, so now I'm commenting. Love the bunny stitchery--I've done embroidery, but I'm not very good at it. I'm more of a needlepoint person myself, and I do have bunny needlepoint that I've done (which I'll be showing off in my blog sometime soon). I just wish I could find more needlepoint patterns that are rabbit-related.

Anonymous said...

I have been here before.. I am a SD member and came to visit again as you are in the newsletter....

Your give away items are gorgeous.. I have become a follower.. will also add you on my blog for this give away...
Cath's Blog
Cath Ü

bunnythreads said...

my bunnie ia a velveteen named Chcoclate Chip I love you site & you dedcation to bunnies. I adore your stitchery.

Christine M said...

Faith is just gorgeous. And so is your stitchery.

Shirley said...

Your stitchery is so pretty and I love the designs that you make. I would love to win Faith to go with her friend Franklin, who sits on a table close to my work station. I have a spot I would like to put him outside, but I am afraid someone would steal him, so I keep him close. I keep you in my thoughts and keep hoping for that new job for you will arrive just when you want it to most. Have a wonderful week. Your Missouri Friend.

gail said...

Hi Shell,,, what a sweetie bunny! I hope things are going great for you. I have been thinking of you! I know how it is. But great things are going to be happening for you. I know it truly is Zen in 2010!

I am a happy follower! (()) gail

Anonymous said...

Sometime life deals us curves to allow ourselves to really find out what we are made of. Over the past several months you have become a true inspiration to me and I've never met you. I know you will do well where ever life leads you.

I love your stitchery designs and Faith.

...I'm a follower

Julia

Maggey and Jim said...

Hello, Cath sent me to your blog. I really like it and new to bloggin myself.. I am follower now and love bunnies. I have over 20 different ones in my gardens and some real ones too.. Love the giveaway and your stitchings. Jenny of Elefantz got me back to embroidery again and I am enjoying it.. Love Faith, she is a sweetie..
Happy DAy
Maggey

Mistea said...

Enjoy this part of your trip through life - new adventures always bring the best opportunities with them, especialy as we are not too busy to see!

Love the bunnies.

Your block is beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I really think it's my turn to win. :) Well, maybe not but I want it to be! And of course I'm a follower. blessings, marlene

Fleurette said...

I love the quote on block 5!
I was always dreaming about what I wanted to do " one day ", dreaming of having more time for family, to quilt, stitch, read, spending more time with my 3 dogs, gardening, to do all the things I love, so after working for 28 years, I took a leap of faith and I've never looked back. Life is great!
Faith is sooooo cute, I love her!

Oh yes, been following a while!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love all your little hangings Shell.....

Darlene said...

Faith is adorable and the stitchery is so elegant. That's what I love about your work! Simple elegance! And, yes, I am a follower.

-Darlene

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Shell I love your blok I have been following you for A while now.Have A happy Mothers Day
Hugs Mary.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That is the sweetest bunny! I love your BOM, so simple yet beautiful, something to be treasured when it is done. :-)
I am following. :-)
Hugs
Jenny

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Shell:
How could this have happened? I was sure I left a comment before now...alas I was mistaken! Of course, I'd love to be included in your drawing. I can't imagine anything better than winning a giveaway from The Raspberry Rabbits, my dear!
xoxo
Donna

Laila L S said...

I came to your blog from Snickerdoodle Dreams. I have to say I love your beautiful blog and your sweet bunnies, and I have become a follower. I would love to win adorable Faith and the sweet stitchery.

Diana said...

Hi Shell,

I am already a follower and love your blog. I always anticipate your great giveaways. I really love your projects. Thanks!