Friday, February 15, 2013

It's Time! It's Time! For Mid-Month Madness!


Hellooooooooooooooooooo and welcome to Mid-Month Madness!

So this month, in the celebration of Love, I wanted to celebrate my love of stitching. I still remember the first cross stitch project I made and how proud I was of that completed project. I stitched all the time and made gifts for family and friends.

My stitching love has evolved over the years, but the basic love of needle and thread will always be there. I decided I wanted to create a project and put together a kit to inspire others to start stitching. Have you always wanted to try? Do you have a special young person in your life that you would love to share your stitching passion with?


Well, this is my Starter Stitching Kit. It has everything you need to make this heart hanger. Make it to hang on a door knob. Make it as an ornament. Make it just because it's fun!

I have twelve kits available in my SHOP. But wait! I know some of you already stitch and don't need a kit, but might enjoy the pattern. Well, let's see. How about, any order placed in my shop over $10 until next Friday, February 22, will receive this heart pattern for FREE! Yep, free.

What's that? You don't sew, you don't know anyone that makes things? You pretty much show up here because the bunnies are cute, I'm crazy mad and you just can't help yourself? hee,hee,hee. Well, ok. How about a giveaway? Let's give away my original hanging heart!


To enter the giveaway, simply do the following:
1. Leave a comment on this post = one chance
2. Leave a comment on this post and be an official follower (signed up under followers on the side bar) = two chances.
3. Leave a comment on this post, be an official follower and Like my FB page = 3 chances!

You don't need to leave separate comments. Doing everything in one comment is swell. The bunnies will use the random number generator to pick the winner next Wednesday, the 20th.

Ok, so now onto some madness and a little Hoppy Friday.

Every morning, unless it's raining, I go for a 30 minute walk. I talk to myself. I look at the sky. I plan my day. I enjoy the air. I make random comments to various wildlife I pass along the way. I smile and wave to neighbors and school kids on their way to start their days.


Well....I am not one for cold weather. I'm downright freezing until it hits 90 degrees! Plus I am, after all, a crazy bunny lady. When I found this winter hat, I knew it was perfect for my morning walks!


Oh yeah...David refuses to walk with me and the neighbors totally think I'm a nut job. The first day was the most fun freaking them all out. I laughed so hard at their faces. Men were the funniest. Several neighbors laughed and waived big. I knew I just started their day out on a happy note. Mission accomplished! It's really fun being mad. :)


Then I got to thinking that Louise really is my doppelganger. My friend, Lydia, say's I look just like her if I am forced to try on a dress. Add a pair of black socks and yep...doppelganger for sure. Thus the reason I don't do dresses. What do you think?

Hoppy Friday! Hoppy Mid-Month Madness and as always, your friendship is a treasured gift to me and the bunnies.

We'll see you next Wednesday. Monday we have a few things to do like drive 2 hours with Lydia to go fun food shopping at Whole Foods and Trader Joes. Country come to town! Woo hoo!

xx,
Michelle, Harrington and Hannah

79 comments:

shez said...

what a beautiful hear Shell and i so love that bunny hat and i am also a very happy follower.xx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Ha - I would have a good laugh and do a huge wave and a hello - The kids all wear those fun hats, so why not an adult? And you're the bunny lady, so why not? A follower who just loves ya.

Sowing Stitches said...

Love you ears and all! :)
Seriously, well can you be serious when having fun...?
Life is about living and enjoying every moment spreading joy unlocks the doors for love to invade. Thanks for the smiles this morning!

Juicybear said...

Great hat, I love it and I am a follower to. Kiss for Hannah and Harrington.
Greetz Anneke

Tina Eudora said...

Hey Shell!
I love the little kit, what a super idea to help get people started. Give my chance in the giveaway to some other sweet soul as I have LOADS of sewing stuff here at home!
Your bunny friends put a smile on my face this morning so a big hug to them! Oh and personally I LOVE the hat!!!
Tina xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE IT. I LOVE that you love rabbits, that YOU ARE A RABBIT in disguise, and that we "get each other!"

I will be back my dear; I have to rush off to teach fifth grade bunnies...(they hop around sometimes like mad rabbits! ) Love, Anita

Brenda said...

Your hat made me laugh! Love it. I am a follower.

Annette Schultz said...

I just love those bunny ears..... and I would go for a walk with you too.
I an a follower as well,
Your posts always bring a smile to my morning.
in stitches

Gill said...

I love the bunny hat!
I'm a happy follower!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love your bunny hat and I'm glad I'm not the only one who makes random comments to wildlife, when I'm walking round!

Dee said...

Love your blog - love the ornament - would love to give it a whirl. Happy Valentines Day!

Dee said...

I like you on facebook

Dee said...

I have been following you for a bit:)

Charlene S said...

In our neighborhood, you would fit in perfectly with the tigers, bears, monkeys, and skunks that all walk each morning.

momid5 said...

how very nice of you to make outdoor people smile; we already know the bunnies smile!
thanks for the chance to win, I am also a follower. =^^=

Lilac Haven said...

Happy Friday!

The Slow Quilter said...

I am just learning to stitch, even though I am a quilter I do little hand stitiching, but I am become a fast learner. Love the hat.

The Slow Quilter said...

I am a follower on google reader.

The Slow Quilter said...

I have liked you on Facebook and left a comment.

krislovesfabric said...

I didn't think you could outdo the first hat...but you did, thanks for the smile :) Great idea for a kit!

Jade and Mr. Mick said...

Heehee, LOVE the hat--it is so very you. :)

I believe I get the "stalker" entries. ;)

The French Bear said...

Oh Shell you crack me up!!! I love the heart and the starter kit they are fabulous!!! You make stitching so much fun and blogging even better!!!!
Have a hoppy weekend!!! I would walk with you, I would wear my snowman hat!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Lindi said...

I follow you ...or is it "I do (will) follow you..."
I LOVE the hat as I tend to wear ..(not the norm) hats myself!!!
Have a great day. L

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

You are too cute! Love the hat! I have to tell you a story relating to the fact your hubs won't walk with you when you wear that bunny hat! Cute heart hanging!!

Tanya Rachelle said...

Love the hat! Such light fun! Made me smile too. I am also a follower for a while- although I stitch- the items would be well used, loved, or shared with a friend! Great post.
~Tanya

Loris said...

Love the hat :-) Sounds like a great way to start the day...for you And the neighborhood! I like to entertain my neighbors with dressing my dogs in raincoats when it's raining. School bus yellow :-)
The heart is lovely! I'm a follower but I'm not on FB.
Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Sallie said...

I love your bunny hat! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Sallie said...

I'm a hoppy follower. :)

tink's mom said...

The hat is wonderful. All that's missing is the scarf with the bunny feet on the ends like gloves. Ok the heart's cute too, and I am a follower.

Sallie said...

I like you on FB, too.

Judy1522 said...

I love the bunny hat it is perfect on you. I am a follower.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the bunny ears!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower.

Fiona said...

yup.. the mad hare for sure... we are together on this... nice to be mad .... we can understand other mad nutters!
Hugz

Marla's Crafts said...

That heart is so cute and what a nice give away. That looks like fun to make.

Jeanette said...

Too funny Shell. You look so cute in your bunny ears. You already know i follow your blog & also have you on Facebook. :) Hugs,xx.

tfangel said...

That's awesome, i should get a hat like that. ;)

Lyn said...

Hi, You are a kick!!! I love the hat. I am a follower and a FB follower too. Thanks and have a great shopping day on Monday. Hugs, Lyn

Lesley said...

Oh, you are just too cute! I am a follower and totally enjoy seeing what you and the bunnies are up to! Great little kit!

Cindy Sharp said...

Love your hat. I have a pair of slippers that would look lovely with it. (Their named Montique and Capulet).

Jo James said...

You're adorable! And I love that hat!!

Connie said...

What a cute, cute hat Michelle and a beautiful pattern! I'm a follower of your blog and FB!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Happy follower here too. Love your hat! :-) And the heart hanger is adorable. Thanks for the chance!

Lee said...

I love the hats :) I love to follow your blog too! thanks!

Sharon Decker said...

How about a BOM that shows the monthly exploits of the "Bunny Hat Lady". Love the hat and love the heart.

TheStylishHome said...

I follow you here (google and email) and on FB..... Love that you Love the hat!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Way down here at the bottom I am going to try to get BL to buy a kit for one of the kids ... we'll see.

BL goes for her walk almost every day too, but I'll not get her to wear the hat! She is too conservative!

Rabbits' Guy said...

We get to go to Trader Joes and Whole Foods now and again too - they are both 3/4 to 1 hr away. But I always like what other people buy there and bring us than what we are able to find there! I guess we are too conservative!

usagypsy said...

Love the heart! I'm a follower, via Google reader!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

You are so sweet and love the photos of you wearing your cute hat.
I go for a 30 minute walk in the morning and shall think of you when I am out and about.
Love the sweet heart.
Wishing you a happy weekend
hugs to you, Harrington and Hannah
Carolyn

jjthor said...

Love your patterns. I have just finished 2012 bom and it is off to the quilters now. Your heart kit is really cute. Thank you for all your designs that you have given us.!

quiltma said...

I am a FB follower.

quiltma said...

I am a follower

quiltma said...

The heart is to die for.

Judy B said...

Had me scared for a second Shell! Thought Hannah was sitting on your head, LOL! I follow via email.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Sarah Beth said...

The hats are so cute. I think you must be part bunny yourself:-) I am a follower and I liked you on Facebook:-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just had to come back to see your lovely face, to enjoy your post, and to just connect. It has been wildly busy here, but all is well. Have a lovely day my friend! Anita

JudyCinNC said...

Thanks Shell for making me laugh out loud, living life is so darn fun. The hat is so Shell and I love it on you. Beautiful heart project and I think it would be a lot of fun to stitch up. Keep on spreading your joy - a devoted follower really appreciates you. Judy C in NC

Shebandowan said...

Love your hat. Love the heart. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower.

Janet

Heather said...

Haha, you are truly a delight!

Nine Patch said...

Love the bunny ears! What fun!

Amy C said...

How Cute!!
I'm an email subscriber
campbellamyd at gmail dot com

speedyrabbit said...

great bunny ears Auntie Shell,xx Speedy

sslydon said...

Love the Bunny hat....love the HEART. Enjoy your Bunnyful day ! Slydon

DebbieM said...

Love your hat, Shell! It would make me smile, laugh, and start my day off right. I love your heart stitchery. I'm a follower and I'm liking u on FB.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Your hat is just too cute!!! Love the heart and thanks for the sweet giveaway.

I'm a 'Hoppy' follower :o)

Susanne said...

Hi Shell, just love your bunny hat, you must just be yourself, mad or not, you are just you and I love you for that. Add me in for 3 chances for your lovely heart.

Sherry said...

I love the bunny hat and your heart pattern is so pretty. I noticed that you take a walk every morning, that is something I must start doing again.

manos de chicureo said...

Me gusta el fieltro y también tus diseños. Quizás yo tenga suerte y me gane tu lindo obsequio. Gracias, Yasmin

Carol Jordan said...

Are you going to the Mancuso Show in Hampton this week? I will be there all week. If you have a spare minute, call me at 757-424-4650 and we can meet each other.
Carol Jordan
Virginia Beach

Barb said...

You just crack me up...I am sorry but I would refuse to walk with you too...sorry...

but I would love to win this heart, to have something you made would be soooo awesome (is that a beg? Brown nosing?)....

Rosa said...

I'm still smiling. Your bunny hat is very fun!!.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning kindred spirit of the rabbit world! teehee

Thank you ever so much for treading on cool waters with me at my translation post. I look forward another post with your and the bunnies and all of your gorgeous creations sweet friend! LOVE! Anita

Jeri Landers said...

We need a gal like you in our neighborhood to liven things up a bit! I love your silliness, it is contagious. Now, where did I put my donkey ears......

Zuzu said...

LOVE the hat!!! :)
Have a happy one, Michelle!

apple blossom said...

thanks for chance to win

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

gfc follower
apple blossom

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Carrie P. said...

Well, that is the way to get your neighbors in a good mood and to smile. Too cute!
Have you gotten any snow?

Kris said...

You crack me up!!