Monday, June 17, 2013

Bugs, Chicago and the Hat

Hi ya! I hope you had a fun weekend. It was gorgeous here in NC. I spent some time stitching on the back porch and finished up my "Lord and Lady Bugs."  hee,hee,hee. That still makes me laugh.



Here it is! I'm really thrilled with how it turned out. It makes me smile! David is making the hanger for it so I'll show you another photo soon.


Each bug is it's own quilt.


Then the four quilts are attached with the floating leaves and the center flower. (A special thanks to Captain for cutting out the bug parts and leaves for me. So nice to have helpers!)


The center flower is actually what I'll be teaching in Chicago! Yep. I'll be teaching on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each workshop is only an hour. It's $10 and that includes the complete kit.  Fun!

I'll also be participating in Open Studio's on Saturday and Sunday. There are 4 "studio's" as you enter the festival. There, artists will be demonstrating techniques and chatting with festival goers. I'll be showing all the pieces from my new book, Fabled Fusions and giving a demo on Folk Art Fusion (TM).


You can click HERE to get more information on dates and time.

OK, I've told you about the bugs and about Chicago. So what's this about a hat? Well, I've had lots of emails from bloggy friends who will be attending the show. They all want to know how to find me. After all, it's a big show with lots and lots of happy quilters running around. Plus, David and my friend, Lydia, always say they can NEVER find me in a store. They say I'm too short and blend in with the clothes racks. LOL!


So how do you find a short, crazy, bunny, lady, at a quilt show? You look for the bunny hat of course!

I found this absolutely fun and fabulous hat from Angie of Little Miss Hattitude. The minute I saw it in her shop, I knew it would be perfect! Thanks so much Angie! (She is such a doll! Hop over and visit her.)


I'll be around the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-2. I truly hope I get to meet you and hug your neck! :)

Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway on the post below. See ya back here on Wednesday.

xx,
Michelle (aka) crazy bunny lady

35 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh you are just too cute!! Love the new hat - wish I was able to attend, would love to hug your neck.

Fiona said...

Love the new hat... perfect.... and your bugs are just gorgeous.... have a wonderful time ...
Hugz

Jeanette said...

Love the lady bugs. Gorgeous hat - you looks so cute in it. Hugs,xx

Jules Woolford said...

It's so, so you! (I should probably get one as Andy is always complaining he looses me in the supermarket because I'm too short:)) So, so excited about your trip to Chicago,and can't wait to hear how it goes!xxx

KaHolly said...

I am just loving the ladybugs. I have to count my pennies, but that's one pattern/kit? I may have to splurge on!! Well done. It doesn't surprise me at all that you would weat that hat out in public. You are adorable!

Jindi's Cottage said...

The ladybugs are so cute...as is your new hat...enjoy the show...

Mosaic Magpie said...

The hat is just perfect and everyone should be able to spot you or at least remember seeing you!
Deb

Jacqueline said...

The hat is so you, cute as can be. Hope you have a wonderful time in Chicago. Wish I lived closer.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU ARE SO PRETTY! AND....I think we may be the same size...hmmm.....

I have a question. Do rabbits eat bugs? teehehehehehhe

Our rabbits in the yard seem to eat TREES! YES, in the winter, they do eat the bark, but we had a large twig/branch fall from the honey locust tree and we watched Carlos literally nibble that twig to NOTHING, in about 10 minutes! So do they eat bugs too? teehee

LOVE YOUR DESIGN, and we will be thinking of all the fun you are going to create in Chicago! Wish I could be there...Anita

tink's mom said...

The hat is perfect on you. You will be a hit and definetly memorible. The bugs finished up beautifully. Great job. Have fun.

Angie Demers said...

Hi Michelle!

Thank you so much for the shout out. You look great with the hat! Hope you have a great time in Chicago and have fun!

Angie ;)

sunny said...

Cute hat! Looks like you have lots of fun coming up. How is it possible that you did a post with no bunnies?!?!? Are H&H on vacation?

speedyrabbit said...

love the Hat Shell...its so you!xx Rachel

Loris said...

Lord and Lady Bugs is lovely and a great way to bide our time till we get to watch the next season of DA.
Lucky bugs that get to come visit you in Chicago. Hope you have fun!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You are just too cute! Love the brooch! Twyla

kristie said...

Michelle that hat is too cute on you! Have fun in Chicago...you will be a hit.

heavy hedonist said...

Great chapeau-- very Alice meets the Mad Hatter.

Madame Samm said...

YOu are just as cute as your bunnies and your new piece is breathtaking..

belarmina said...

me gustan las mariquitas!!! nosotros creemos que traen suerte
¡¡¡estas muy guapa!!!
saludos

Createology said...

Oh Shell you are adorable and that new hat will be just the right draw. Love Lord and Lady Bugs. Brilliant to have each one its own quilt and then connected together with the vines and flower. It would also be easy to make them all one length to run a table. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

lauraluvsloons said...

That is such a cute hat for a funny bunny lover like yourself.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, God, you're killin' me, Shelby! You're so dang cute in your new hat...and I wish like crazy that I could be in Chi-town to see you. I'm greeeeeen with envy! I'd love to take your Make and Take class!!! boo hoo
I love your new Lord and Lady, too.
You're truly gifted my friend. Isn't it fun when one design just fosters ideas for more and more?
Gotta go!
Love you,
Deece

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Shell,

Lovely to catch up with you dear friend and see your sweet face in the darling hat. You will stand out and a good way for friends to find you.
Love the ladybugs, they are so sweet.
Enjoy the show dear friend and your week
hugs
Carolyn

Kris said...

I love your bugs!!! Wish I could find you and your darling hat in Chicago - oh wait, I won't be there!! Well, have a marvelous time without me!! And tell Captain her bug parts are so cool!! Love you lots!!!

Roberta Johnson said...

Have fun at the show. Love the hat!

Chris said...

The ladybugs are so gorgeous. They just make you smile.
I love your hat. Your class is going to be great and such a wonderful project!

Sharon Decker said...

Love the hat. It is sooooo you!!!

Joy Burkhart said...

Hey Michelle!
Just LOVE the ladybugs. It would be perfect for our g-niece! Her name is Lilly, and ever since she was born, her nickname has been Lilly Bug. I made her a quilt (delectable mountains) and named it Lilly Bug Mountains. Do you have a kit for the ladybugs pictured, or did I miss it?
xoxo
Joy in S. Indiana

Karen said...

The quilt blocks are gorgeous and so are you! Love the hat. I wish I could go.

Cindy Sharp said...

Squeeeee! You look adorable in that hat.

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Rabbits' Guy said...

Hey! Look! Maybe I should put a dime on Muhammad there! Nah - I'm retired.

Enjoy Chicago - that will be quite the show!

Starr White said...

So very cute - you and your hat!

Kathinca said...

LOL you are very funny! Love that hat!

Carrie P. said...

I know you had a blast in Chicago. I know you made some new friends too.