Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Peter and Peter and 400 Followers and 3 Years of Blogging

I showed you a sneaky peaky the other week. Now here it is all finished! Peter and Peter!

Peter and Peter are pumpkin eaters. These two naughty boys love Fall and the crisp air. They sneak into the fields at night and sample all the pumpkins in the moonlight. Much to the dismay of the farmers of course.

This piece represents my new direction in my textile art. I have always loved Folk Art for it's fun and whimsical style and how it makes me smile everytime I look at it. But, staying true to myself and my more elegant home style, my folk art is full of soft, muted, tone on tone, colors and of course white! After all, white is my signature color. I love the mix of elegant and folky.

The background is my fushion method which is time consuming, but oh so fun to do. The pumpkin and the rabbits are white velvet which gives another element of texture. Peter and Peter measures 33" x 22". Original and one of a kind. Available in My Shop. There will be many more pieces to come. My mind is overflowing with ideas.

Next, I can't believe I have almost 400 followers! Oh my gosh!!! Never would I have imagined that my little tales, art and bunnies would bring so many friends together. I started blogging in September of 2007 and it opened up an entire world to me. So many wonderful people, so many places to visit and so much love and friendship. Thank you all so very much. You bring me incredible joy and happiness.

To celebrate 3 years and almost 400 friends, I'm going to have a fun giveaway. I'll select the winner on September 17th. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Sign up to be a follower because as always, my friends/followers will be entered twice! I'm going to keep the Prize a SECRET, but you will just love it and I promise you won't be disappointed.

Happy Fall Ya'll!

xx, shell and sugie bunny

98 comments:

Tess said...

hehe number one never wins! Anyway, congratulations on your bloggy achievement - best wishes.
tess

Just Ramblin' said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging! I am a follower and enjoy your blog so much. This new piece is so beautiful and what a wonderful gift for design you have. Nola

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
I love Peter and Peter. Your work is stunning, as usual, and looks perfectly "you". I'm sure they will go to a new home before you know it!
See you soon!
xoxo
Donna

Debora said...

I love Peter and Peter! What a lovely, whimsical piece...just the right touch of folksy, too. :o)

Doina said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging! I am a follower.

Jessica said...

The Peter's are so cute! My dad would love that - his name being Peter too!
Congrats on 3 yrs and 400 followers!
I am a follower too!

Crafty Green Poet said...

The Peters are adorable, such magnificent ears!

Megan Chamberlain said...

The two Peters are adorable and another of my favourite elements is the pumpkin. Hugs to Sugie, hope you are both well.

BubzRugz said...

Your new Peters design is lovely and fresh. 3 years and 400 are blogalific milestones - congrats. I am already a follower...
Hugz
Fiona

Anna said...

It looks so great, and I love those colors!!!
and congratulations to the 400 followers in 3 years...yeah!! you deserve it!
XXX Lots of rain overhere!

Barb said...

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable....I am in awe of you....just love it....(now do I win?....) HA!

Jane said...

Michelle I knew from the 'sneaky peak' this design would be something really special and that is exactly what these gorgeous pumpkins eaters are ~ love it, it's totally unique and so creative WOW! can't wait to see what follows.
Congratulations on your 3 fun-filled blogging years and big thank~yous from your 400 happy followers xxx
(Love to Sugie, one very adorable PA)

Jade said...

Ohhhhh, the temptation--if I didn't need my money for our trip, I'd be scooping up that lovely piece of art on the spot, because Peter is also the name of my dear hubby.

Just going to have to cross my fingers and hope it's still available when I get home. :)

Congrats on three years of blogging as well! Hugs to you and sweet Miss Sugie-bun. :)

Fiona said...

Just gorgeous Michelle - I have been a follower for ages and just love your designs.

ledamewood said...

congratulations on reaching such milestones. Found your blog through Jenny of Elefantz and I love it.

Diane Duda said...

oH! it's just lovely, michelle. :)
xo
Di

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, I had to pay you a visit before I go out the door to work. I love your Peter to Peter, It is awesome. It reminds me of the antique tapestry with the background the way that you do it. I would love to enter and I am a follwer and enjoy every moment of it. I don't always leave a comment especially if I am reading at work. Have a great day. Ours is starting at 58. Your Missouri Friend

Sherry Hogan said...

Peter and Peter is so lovely.
3years and 400 followers WOW

I'm a follower

Jindi's Cottage said...

Peter and Peter is (are?) Gorgeous...
I see that your followers are now 401! Wahoo!!! Big congrats on your milestones...
PS Already a follower...don't wanna miss out on the bunny adventures :)

Katie :o) said...

Congrats on such a great following! I love your funny tales and the bunnies! (You know how much white is in my colorful house...) And, of course, I follow :o)

kathy said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging. I always enjoy your updates.

I am already a follower.

Kathy

Hef's Mom said...

The 17th? Thats almost my birthday!! Teehee! Lovely design as always. I'm glad I didn't plant pumpkin in the garden or Hef would be out of control!

Sea Witch said...

Rabbits and pumpkins...a winning combination. This is my favorite piece you have offered so far. The SEa Witch NEEDS IT!!!!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Very cool, the background is esp. gorgeous....

moramargaritaster said...

the two peter are awesome!!.
Congrats on three years of blogging and hope it`ll be more.

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh that is just soooooooo pretty! I love the background too. Very calming piece. I'm already a follower and love coming here to see your new creations!

Jillayne said...

This is such a beautiful piece Michelle! I love the soft muted tones too and wish I could see it in person - the velvet must make it even more stunning than the photo does justice to. Three years blogging is no small feat - congratulations on that big milestone!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Shell, I am totally enamored of your Peter & Peter! I love folk art and this just tops it!
Brenda

The Fab Furs said...

So do the Peters wait in the pumpkin patch on Halloween to see the Great Rabbit? So much detail on the quilt, yet so restrained, great piece!

free indeed said...

That Peter Peter wallhanging is lovely. I love the all neutral palette..very chic! I need to try that sometime...

Rebecca P said...

Oh my goodness, that piece is so classy & beautiful.
I am one of your 401 followers. That is alot, just shows you how wonderful your blog is.
Congratulations.

Nicki Lundeen said...

Your wall hanging is gorgeous!

I am already a follower.

The French Bear said...

Shell, this is truly the most beautiful work ever!!! I love the design and the texture and the velvet....so pretty....
Thanks for the sweet words of encouragement...I just need a good rest!
Hugs,
Mags
xo

Annie Louise said...

Peter Peter is stunning. I love the coloring-so beautiful! I can't wait to see more designs. Congratulations on your blog achievements. I would love to be entered in your giveaway, and I am already a follower.
Thanks for sharing your exquisite art work.
Jeanette

Lisa said...

Peter Peter is SO beautiful. I love your fusion background, so much detail, amazing.

No surprise here about your blog popularity. Congrats!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Michelle I think this piece is the most beautiful one you've ever made - and I love everything you do. I can almost feel the velvet. I would certainly never have thought of using it but it adds so much richness to the piece. blessings, marlene

lips said...

Congrats on three years and 400 posts! That is wonderful!
you have a great blog!
colleen

Janet said...

Congratulations from a new blogger on your longevity of 3 years and your collection of 400 followers. I'm pleased to be a follower and love your blog. You are a sweet generous person and I'm so glad to know you. Hugs.........

Dina said...

Michelle,
How amazing you are at your craft. Congratulations on so many followers. keep on bloggin'.

Lavender Rabbit said...

Simply gorgeous design! And the bunnies are the best ( of course :))

Diane H said...

Love the Peters', Shell! It's wonderful to see your creations coming from your 'new direction'. Follow you with pleasure of course.

Pink Velvet Bird said...

Congrats! You rock!

joanne May said...

Congratulations Shell and happy blog birthday! :-)
This is such a beautiful piece of work. Just incredible!
It also looks great as the new Raspberry Rabbit banner. ;-)
I'm not surprised you have so many followers. You are a lovely lady with a kind heart.
Sweet greetings dear friend.
Love.
Jo.xx
P.S. Thanks again for the lovely post on Monday Meeting! :-)

Linda K said...

Oh My! Your Peter and Peter are awesome! I'm watching a bunny in my garden right now- funny he should show up at this moment! Congrats on your anniversary! I follow you on Google Reader.

Gari said...

What fun. I can't even imagine having 400 followers. But you know you got me, here every time you post, even if I am sometimes late.

Natascha said...

Oh wow, I LOVE this wall hanging. I love the flow and the swirls of the ears and the vines. So glad to have met you. You have inspired me!

:) Natascha

Allie said...

I love it - oh I could look at this all day! How stunning. Congrats on three years and 404 followers, and counting!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love it I love it---and once more I love it!!!!! I is a beautiful piece---
Ah--a prize to win--love that tooooo!!!
Hugs Di

Wendy said...

Your work is stunning! I love it! Congrats on three yrs and 400 followers. May you have many more yrs and followers to come.

Kris said...

Michelle - I KNOW why you have 400 hundred followers!!! Hee! Hee!! As I have told you before, your blog is my VERY, VERY favorite and I check on you daily!!! I love your new Peter and Peter bunny piece!! So elegant!!!

The Bunns said...

Those are two impish looking fellows all right! Nice work.

Karena said...

Shell this is absolutely amazing!! I am amazed and would love to hear more about your fusion method!

I have a New Giveaway I think you will love!

Karena
Art by Karena

Jules said...

52 comments so far! Now 53, well doesn't that say something about this fabulous piece of art?!!! I think the new direction is perfect. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful new pieces you will create.x

Julia Harrison said...

love it! Peter and Peter is a beautiful piece of work. I enjoy your blogs so much. It has opened up my world as well. So much, I was thinking about starting my own blog, but my life isn't as interesting as yours. I'm just a county girl.

Tudy said...

I thought I was a follower but did not see my picture so I signed up today. I follow you on my Google reader every day. Would love to win you surprise giveaway.

Rebecka said...

I'm liking your new direction! But, I have always liked what you make. Your wallhanging is beautiful!

WvHmmngbrd said...

Congrats! and thanks for the chance to win!

WvHmmngbrd said...

I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

Congradulations! I am a follower, I love your blog, so much that I went back to almost the beginning and read it all!
I love surprises, especially when they arrive at my mailbox. LOL

Ann

Maggey and Jim said...

Hey,
Love how that backgroud melts and the bunnys are awesome. Your work is so soothing and artful..
Bunny Hugs,
Maggey

Tina said...

GREAT WORK on 400 followers! I received my package yesterday from you and it was wonderful. I love the "cute" little floss spools-OMG-I could not stop pawing at them-they are so cute!

I really love the embroideried BOM and will be starting mine soon since I got my supplies yesterday!

thanks, Tina

Sabine said...

Hi Michelle, your quilt looks really nice. I like the background effect and I can imagine the velvet :-) thanks for sharing.

Christine M said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging Michelle.

Jo in TAS said...

Peter and Peter look fabulous! I love your style, it's so calming!!
Congratulations on 400 followers and 3 years of blogging, I can't believe I only just found you this year! Cheers to many more years of blogging bliss!
Hugs
Jo

Sue Barreau said...

Oh what beautiful work you do! I am sooo glad I found your Blog. I think it is amazing and a real compliment to you that your Blog has gone on for 3 years, and that you have 400 followers! Well actually 401 now, since I have found you too. I also thank you for that beautiful free BOM with all the gorgeous words on it. I want to do that next! Keep up your fabulous work - you are doing it so beautifully. Hugs & Blessings, Sue (country-blossoms.blogspot.com)

Edna said...

I really like Peter and Peter! It is such a gentle piece... Congrats on your 3 years of blogging.

Clovie Boy said...

Congrats on 3 years and 400+ followers! Your energy and upbeat and thoughtful personality really shine through in both your blog and your work.

Sue

quiltmom said...

HI Shell,
A mystery gift for one of your followers - how fun- It is easy to be one of your followers- I love reading your beautiful blog- Your pictures are of things so elegant and classic looking- You do make white gorgeous..
Congratulations on 400 followers.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Pokey said...

I'm glad for you, and glad to be one of yours!!

SheilaC said...

Congrats on 400!!! I am not surprised that so many people love you and your buns and blog :)

Whether you are happy or sad, your posts are always something special... and a little window into your heart.

Thank you for sharing a give away! And many more fun followers and posts. I LOVE that new quilt in your shop!

SheilaC

Butterfly Dreams said...

Hi Shell,

I also love Peter and Peter! The colors you used look so elegant,I really love them.Great work!
Congrats on three years of blogging! I'm looking forward to the next year :)

xx,Barbara

Annette F Tait said...

congratulations Shell!!
that quilt is beautiful and I love those stylised rabbits.
so glad that you and Sugie have found happiness with your new bun Sir Harrington
best wishes for the future, always,
Annette

Pilar said...
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Pilar said...

Congratulations!! I would like to enter in your mistery giveaway.

Do you like to participate in my giveaway?

Hugs

Vintage Sandy said...

What a wonderful blog you have and I found it through Donna's blog so happy I did Sugie & Sir Harrington are so adorable what great pets they make please enter me in your giveway and I will be back often♥

bunnythreads said...

I love Peter & Peter SOOO much..
adorable..soothing. I do not know how you capture `them' so beautifully..I have had have had bunnies my almost my entire life so love them like you. It isw a gift to have them.

E Roach said...

I love your blog so much!!! I'm hereby entering to win =)

Penny said...

You have been in my sidebar for a looong time. Now, it's official I'm a follower too! Thanks for putting my name in the draw.

Nancy said...

Wow, 3 years. I'm impressed. Congratulations. And I love surprises almost as much as I love prizes!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Glad I found your blog! It's wonderful! I'm now a follower, also!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

Congratulations on 400 followers and 3 years of blogging!
Such a wonderful achievement and I love your sweet quilt.

Hope that you are having a great week.
Hugs
Carolyn

Briarside Lane said...

Yeah... I am not too late for this one! Warm wishes and congrats on 400+ followers and 3 years of blogging. You have a lot of words, girlfriend! Glad to see and read that you are back to your old self again... Karen

Patty C. said...

Congrats Michelle
I have always enjoyed your blog - old or new direction ;)
400 followers -wow - that's definitely an accomplishment - but not surprising with such creativity displayed here !!
I would love to be included in your secret giveaway - how fun
Take Care

PomieMommie said...

Michelle,
I love your blog. I have been a follower for a while, congratulations of 400 followers! Your patterns are the best! and so are your give-aways!
big hugs
Donna

Lorna said...

Sage Bunny thinks I'm a procrastinating slacker. She thinks I should have congratulated you LONG ago. She just has to much trouble training her humom..

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! And how generous to pass something you spent so much time on to one of your lucky readers! I love folk art. Thanks for the chance!

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

Wow that is a huge accomplishment, congrats, love your quilt, the rabbits are so beautiful

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary and over 400 follower! Thanks for entering me :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am already a follower of your sweet blog!

Debbie B said...

Love checking in on you and the bunnies now & then. Congrats!

Suzann said...

Your work is beautiful!!!
I am a new blogger and I follow your blog!
Congrats on the 400+ followers and three years of blogging!

Suzann

Before The Dawn said...

Congrats on 3 years and over 400 followers! Wow!

Your Peter and Peter piece is wonderful!

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter your surprise giveaway - I am already a follower :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Jade said...

Just thought I'd let you know that the Peters arrived safely on my doorstep today, and they are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tea-and-chocolate bonus giftie as well--I will be having the tea tonight and hubby has snagged the chocolate as an "installation fee" for when he puts up the brackets so I can properly display the Peters. :)

kathy said...

Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway! I'm already a follower.

Kathy

Joanne said...

Congratulations on your new bunny with the amazing name, 400 followers and 3 years of blogging. I have read your blog for well over a year but, have never commented. I really enjoy your beautiful stitchery and adorable bunnies. They sure have it made in Bunnyville!

GlitzyMe@tampabay.rr.com said...

I'm thinking that new bunny has the best home there is.....and a very talented Mom. You can almost see how soft he is in the photos.
Chris

Inkpunk Artworks said...

Michelle,

I come to you via Joanne May's blog and wanted to voice my interest in your giveaway. I hope I'm not too late!

Such a great spot you have here, and I look forward to your posts.

Take care,
Brian