Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pets on Quilts Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pet's on Quilts Blog Hop! It's wonderful to have you here with us! We would like to give a very special "Thank You!" to Snoodles for hosting this event! We invite you to hop over and visit her for the list of pet and quilt participants and to view all the wonderful prizes you can win! We are delighted to be a prize sponsor for this very fun event! Woo hoo!

I will now pass this over to my assistants, Harrington and Hannah who will tell you about "The Adventures of Harrington and Hannah."

"Now? Is it time? Harrington wake up, it's our turn."

"Once upon a time there were two little bunnies who were ship wrecked and alone on a deserted island where they had to sleep in a stick tent."

"Hannah!!!"

"What? You said to tell an adventure story."


"I was really liking that adventure story Hannah."
"Me too Harrington. Mama can be such a poo."

"No you two ding dong's. Tell the story about "The Adventures of Harrington and Hannah" free BOM we've been doing this year. Harrington, why don't you try?"

"OK. So let's see. Every year Mama designs a Free BOM to share with all of her fun friends in Bloglandia. She gathers fabrics and starts designing in July for the new patterns that will begin in January."

"This year she decided to combine wool applique, stitchery and patchwork together. On the 15th of every month, she gives you a new free pattern in our SHOP. Each month, Hannah and I are doing something regarding friendship, kindness and giving. Mama chose this theme because she believes strongly in all of those and thinks we are just 'so darn cute.' Oh, I'm the one on the left with the wonky ear."


"This is us doing one of our 'so darn cute' poses. It get's her every time. She's a total sucker for critter cuteness."

"That is also the pose we use when we have just nibbled the furniture in Bunnyville for the 700th time. But I digress."

"Here are a few of the blocks in 'The Adventures of Harrington and Hannah'."
"Be Sweet to your Honey"

"Good friends weather the storms together."

"Plant seeds of kindess. Water them with hugs and kisses and watch love grow."


"This is what all the blocks look like so far."


"We sell the National Nonwoven wool kits, Valdani 3 strand colorfast Floss kits and the fabric kits in our SHOP. You can join us anytime and the patterns are always FREE."

"We have lots of friends that are stitching along with us and share their photos in our FLICKR group. (see the sidebar) Mama really likes that."

"What about Mama's book Harrington?"

"Oh yes, I almost forgot!"

"Mama invented a quilting method called 'Folk Art Fusion.' She wrote her first book on the method and it's called Briarside Lane. It has ten fun projects in it. Most of which feature critters of some kind."
"Here's what her book looks like. You can find it and kits for the projects in our shop too."








"Ok, that wraps it up. Thank you so very much for joining us today. Thank you very much to all our friends who stitch along with us and support our little business as Mama supports rabbit rescues around the United States with money from sales, and thank you again Snoodles for this wonderful event. We sure did have lots of fun!"


"The End."

xx,
Michelle, Harrington and Hannah
The Raspberry Rabbits

51 comments:

Petal49 said...

Beautiful bunnies and great story. Must catch up with my adventures of Harrington & Hannah.

shez said...

oh those bunnies are so cute and your new book looks fantastic Shell.xx

Jade said...

Great work, bunnehs! You two are just too cute, just like all the adorable stuff your mama makes! Now make sure she gives you some extra treats for all your hard work, and tell her Auntie Jade said you can have a party in the poopoo bucket just this once! :)

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

They are just soooo cute! And those lovely little tails!
Great tale, too :9

brandi b said...

Snarky Hannah, LOVE HER! Do you have baby pictures of them, Michelle?
Pets on Quilts...what ELSE would anybun WANT to put on a quilt??

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teeeeheeee...I love a good ENDing!!!!

Oh Michelle, what can I say but that I love your cuteness, the bunnies' cuteness and I am a kindred spirit when it comes to animals and ART! BRAVO MY DEAR for your book and all of your successes! LOVE IT! Anita

Chris said...

Yayyyyy! Harrington and Hannah, you are stars. Thank you for the story.

WoolenSails said...

They are so cute and love that they hosted the post.

Debbie

Loris said...

These are the cutest balls of fur! I can see how you get inspired :-)

speedyrabbit said...

What a fab story I feel inspired to so tomorrow I shall make a friut oat crumble with home grown blackcurrants and apples and pears,maybe I'll post it tomorrow.Speedy's Mum

Barb said...

Just awesome...you are amazing!

bunnits said...

Cute. Cute and adorable.

Allie said...

Love the pics and the story - and that darling pic at the end just slays me!

Jeanette said...

Oh i just love those gorgeous bunnies. Hugs from me Hannah & Harrington. Hugs,

Cynthia said...

I wish you were closer to me so that my CB (mini lop) could have a play date with Harrington and Hannah. He'd love that because his dog passed away in March and the cats are too lazy to play with him like Woody did.:-) Most people are surprised to know that the dog and rabbit were best friends. But they loved playing with each other.

We are both excited about Harrington and Hannah's BOM. I think CB feels left out because my sewing and quilting is usually for the grandchildren. I'll let him thing this is for him. LOL

Lesley said...

What a wonderful story! Lots of smiles when I read it. And of course, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the blog hop. Hope Hannah and Harrington are getting their rest!

CaroleM said...

What a great artist you are!! Those bunnies though - look like trouble!! :)

Needled Mom said...

Your work is amazing and the rabbits are gorgeous.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Hanna and Harrington ALWAYS make me smile - they tell the BEST stories! And your work, as always, amazing!

Snoodles said...

Thank you Hannah and Harrington -- you did such a great job for mama! (And I hope you will go back to the adventure story on another post. LOL)
Thanks for being a sponsor, Michelle, and partying along with us!!

Agnes B Bullock said...

Bunnies- so cute! Have not tried wool yet, but your BOMs look like they would be the perfect place to start! Thank you for sharing!

Rabbits' Guy said...

The Endz - what a fine story and advertisment and general view of two dandy bunnies. Are you sure you guys don't work for an Ad. Agency?

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

So when does the "H-Team" go out on the road??? I will be the first to buy a ticket! Thanks for the entertaining post! Good luck in the contest.

Carrie P. said...

We love sharing in your adventures. your mama is so talented.

SewCalGal said...

So very cute. I'm delighted to see your cute bunnies & quilts in the 2012 Pets on Quilts Show. They are all so very cute. Love, love, love them all!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

quiltmom said...

Your two rabbits Hannah and Harrington are lovely rabbits. You told a wonderful story on this post- they are lucky rabbits to have a mom like you. How long have you had rabbits-
I love your beautiful wall hangings too.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Gene Black said...

Cute bunnies and a great design element too.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, you funny, bunnies! I just adore you - lucky mamma.

Missy Shay said...

I love your rabbits!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the post H&H! I get to see your profile on a pillow every day! Your Mom is talented.

Dana Gaffney said...

"The End" still has me laughing. Adorable post and the two of them are wonderful. I've had two rescue bunnies and they make wonderful pets. Thank you.

Joanna said...

They look so soft and cuddly, and the blocks you have designed are very sweet.

Joyce said...

just love bunnies as we used to raise them when I was real young and again after we retired from the military

Elly D said...

This pair are just too cute for words! Gorgeous gorgeous bunnies!! Harrington reminds me of our dearly departed Malachi.
I see you have some designer furniture as well, heee heee :)))
I enjoyed the fun story :) Ellyx

Elly D said...

Ooopsy! I meant to mention how FABULOUS your new book is :)) Ellyxx

SpartanBabe said...

Two...Cute!!!

Marianne said...

Cute rabbits. Do they make good pets?

Kimberly Cassie said...

The bunnies are so adorable. They look so soft and fluffy and sweet....but I'm scared my cat would try to eat them!

Mimi said...

I love rabbits too! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell, Harrington and Hannah,

Huge congratulations on your book!
Well done and what a remarkable feat to have done this.
Hope all is well with you and I always love to come and see you all, and want to give you adorable fluffy rabbits, a cuddle.

Hugs
Carolyn

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell, Harrington and Hannah,

Huge congratulations on your book!
Well done and what a remarkable feat to have done this.
Hope all is well with you and I always love to come and see you all, and want to give you adorable fluffy rabbits, a cuddle.

Hugs
Carolyn

QuiltSue said...

Thank you Hannah and Harrington. I always specially like stories with pictures,

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Harrington and Hannah:
Your story is wonderful, and your mama sure makes pretty things to honor her love for you. Thank you for the great "good night"story for Smooches (and The End),
Tag

Rebeckah Austin said...

Sweet bunnies!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

such a sweet post and good looking little bunnies.

Mhairi said...

Hugs to the two bunnies and thanks for sharing the gorgeous quilts too.

Junebug613 said...

Harrington and Hannah are fantastic! I loved this post and the quilt blocks are wonderful!! Thank you for your fun post!

Marjorie said...

Wonderful story and even more wonderful bunnies. The book and quilts are beautiful. I'm so glad to have visited and discovered your blog.

Lyndsey said...

What a great pair of bunnies. The quilt blocks are amazing.

Pat said...

Your bunnies are so cute!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Just making the rounds...
Hey, Shell! Love the story... and the "end." Such cute bunny butts. ;-)