Monday, July 30, 2012

Busy Bunnies

Hi there! Did you have a good weekend? We've been busy little bunnies around here. We've got lots to tell ya, so let's hop right to it.


First, we want to show you a little sneaky peeky of a wool applique pattern that will be available next week. It's something totally different and lots of fun!

Next, we just got these two new Valdani 3 strand colorfast floss colors in the SHOP.
Yummy Pumpkin (can't wait till Fall!)


and Blakened Teal.


We will have some new Fall projects coming in August so stay tuned. Oh and don't forget, if you need a table stand for upcoming projects, they have been marked down 15% in my SHOP.

Next, David and I were actually away last week at his family reunion. We went to Asheville, NC and visited the Biltmore Estate. All I can say is WOW!!! For all my friends in other countries, Biltmore is the largest privately owned home in the United States. It's the closest thing we have to a castle. It was built by George W. Vanderbilt and he offically took occupancy in 1895. He was a bachelor at the time! It's truly magnificant.

Me in front of Biltmore. Pay no attention to those white chicken legs. hee,hee,hee. I don't get outside much.

It started raining and David got this great photo of the gargoyles. They are all around the house and on the roof. I think they are so cool!

Me and David with Biltmore in the background. They had lots of peeps swimming in the lake and all kinds of critters on the property. I loved it.


Next, we want to remind you that the Think Christmas blog hop starts today!  Hop over to Lesley's blog and get the master list of participants. Our day is Thursday and we have a fun project for you and a giveaway! Woo hoo!


Finally, hop back on Wednesday and join Harrington and Hannah as they present our post for the Pet's on Quilts hop. We are a prize sponsor for this event and there are lots of wonderful prizes to be won!


It's going to be a really fun week! We're looking forward to spending it with you!

xx, Michelle and the Bunnies

25 comments:

Lesley said...

Love that sneak peek with all those circles...the colors look so beautiful together. A pretty nice castle too! Looking forward to seeing you at Think Christmas and Pets on Quilts...a bust week coming up, I agree!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, sneak peeks! There never seems to be a break in on-line activities - so much fun, so little time. I think I need to visit the shop - want one of those triple hangers.

StitchinByTheLake said...

One of my goals is to see the Biltmore Shell, so I'm really jealous! blessings, marlene

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Michelle, you are SO PRETTY! DOn't worry about the legs dearest, I too have not been out in the sun much! You are so petite!!!

WOW, I have never been to the Vanderbilt mansion/castle/compound! But I have seen the Newport mansions and just gasped. I will be back on Wednesday to see what Hannah and Harrington have to report!

OUR WILD RABBITS have not been around lately! BUT today on our walk we did see 16 wild turkeys, here in MINNEAPOLIS!

Have fun! Anita

WoolenSails said...

We have a few of those types of places in Newport, haven't been over there in ages. I always avoid the beach areas in the summer, too many people;) Looks like a nice place to visit and relax.

Debbie

Jade said...

Sneaky Peekys are just the best!

My mom and my aunt went to the Biltmore last year on their way home from a trip to Alabama and Florida. They loved it as well.

I wish I could say I have been a busy bunny, but I have been putting things off and now am so far behind it's not funny. Looks like I'd better start getting busy!

Hugs to you from me and nose bonks and bunny kisses from your loving nephew!

KaHolly said...

You are such a tease, from sneak peeks to beautiful castles!! I can't imagine a 'bachelor' needing such an estate, Vanderbilt or not!

speedyrabbit said...

Thats a beaut of a house,mind you you shouls see some of the ones we have here.and don't worry your leg aren't that white nor do the resemble chicken's legs,you are fab and Pretty and don't think other wise!!!this is your pep talk and Speedy agree's with too don't you Speedy? "Oh yes a very pretty human" *giggles Speedy*

Natascha said...

My husband and I went to the Biltmore too and rode horses on the grounds. It was awesome. Loved it and would reccommend to anyone to go! I bet its pretty at Christmas. :)

Lisa said...

The Biltmore is incredible! I didn't even know it existed. Stunning.

PS, Did you darken your hair again?! Love it!

Jeanette said...

Love the sneak peek. Wow was all i could say about Biltmore. Thought you must have gone off to England for a quick visit at first. :) Hugs,

Melody said...

What a fabulous post with so much to share. My fabulous parcel arrived Friday. Your book is wonderful. Clever you.

Hef's Mom said...

I've been there1 I've been there! And Hef's dad is jealous, haha. It's a lovely place!

shez said...

what lovely pics Shell,enjoy your holiday.xx

bunnits said...

The Biltmore is awesome. Haven't been there in way too long!

Eagerly awaiting your new reveal!!

Kris said...

Wow!!! What great trip!! And did you get to go inside George's house?? Look how long your hair is getting!! :-)

Snoodles said...

Gorgeous scenery, but hey! You are rocking the summer-time look! You were "just up the mountain" from me! Looks like you had a blast. :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Don't let Mitt see it - he'll want it! Thanks for sharing! The oldest man-made thing in the Pacific NW is probably less than 150 years old and it will have a earth floor and 1 room! Everything was made of wood until about 1900 and most of it has burned down.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Such lovely colours in the sneak peek! What a castle, too big for a bachelor surely?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet one! Thank you so much for coming by! See you tomorrow to hear what the buns have to report! Anita

Allie said...

Great sneaky peek, Shell! Oh I'd love to visit that place, can you imagine a BACHELOR living there, lol! Talk about delusions of grandeur. Your pics of you are too cute...

Barb said...

What awesome pictures, glad you had a good time.

Carrie P. said...

looks like you had a nice mini vacation. The Biltmore is so fun to visit. I look forward to seeing all the surprises coming to your blog.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

Gorgeous photos of you and what an amazing Castle at the Biltmore Estate, very grand.
Love all the little sneak peeks too.

Hugs
Carolyn

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a cool trip! (And I'm loving your dark hair!)
xoxo
D