Well hi ya! How are you? Did you wonder where I hopped off to last week? Well, my computer decided to totally crash. My hard drive bit the bullet and my computer went to the doctor. It's still there undergoing some surgery. Boo hoo! I have a laptop, which I'm using right now, but it didn't have all my files and photos on it and I didn't have time to transfer everything because I was running around like a crazy bunny getting ready for our local quilt show. Why is it that everything goes crazy all at once? Why is it that technology changes and changes and you have to learn everything all over again. Can't they keep some things the same for those of us who don't feel like learning new computer programs when they have work to do? hee,hee,hee. I digress.
The Quilters By The Sea put on a wonderful show. It was held at the Brooklyn Arts Center at the old St. Andrews Church. It wasn't a typical quilt show. It was done in a "gallery/art" style. There were mixed emotions from a lot of the visitors as the quilts were all hung high up in the ceiling. I thought it showcased the work as "art" and us as "artists," which I feel we all are, but at the same time, I really do enjoy reading the story behind the piece, seeing who made it and most of all, seeing the details up close. It will be interesting to see what happens next year.
Here are some photos of the quilts. What do you think of them being hung up like this? Some appear closer because I zoomed in with the camera.
My "Peter and Peter Pumpkin Eaters" was juried into the show.
These were the guild's challenge quilts. The theme was "A Circle of Friends."
Here are some more of the quilts.
I was a vendor at this show and had a total blast. My sweet peeps from my old guild came to visit me. What a wonderful surprise. Of course, I forgot to get a picture of us!!! Dag nab it! I also got a visit from students/friends from a class I taught in August. It was so great to see everybunny! I love you and miss you!!!
I think my little booth looked cute and I was thrilled that so many people enjoyed my work. I'm keeping bunny ears crossed that some future "Playdate/classes" come to fruition. I love teaching and sharing Folk Art Fusion with friends.
My dear friend, Jean, was a tremendous help. First, she made us these adorable aprons with this black and white bunny fabric which I have been coveting. Aren't they cute? This apron will come in handy when I teach and it's so comfortable. Jean is so good to me and is going to help me at more shows. YAY!!!
One of my favorite vendors is Julie of Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe. Julie is such a sweet person and I have looooooooooooved her booth and all her goodies forever! Like...FOREVER!
Isn't her booth gorgeous? Before you ask, the framed pieces are from Jane Mott of Crane Designs. Fabulous!!! Julie hand dyes some gorgeous wool and I'm excited to share that I will be partnering with her on some future projects. I will be using her gorgeous 100% wool for some new classes and designs coming this Fall. Happy Bunny Dance!!!!
Oh, I also have to share these shoes!! My talented friend, Arlene, made these. She makes the coolest things!!!
Can you tell who this one is for? The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.
I looooooooooove these shoes!
I am going to visit Arlene (on the right, her friend Mary on the left) in the near future for a tour of her home and her creations. Of course, I will take you along for the adventure! I know we are in for a real treat.
Finally, I want to share what I got for my birthday/Easter!! A new Bunny Mobile!!! Yes, I feel totally spoiled with a new house and a new car, but the car wasn't planned. David's work truck was on it's last leg and Honda had a really good deal on the CRV, which I adore. So now David is driving my old Bunny Mobile, which he calls Bunny One. We are waiting for the new license plate to get here so we can trade. He said he feels like a dork driving around with a "Bunnyvil" license plate. hee,hee,hee. What I find even funnier is all the guys he works with said, "Hey, how come you're driving the Bunny Mobile?" Cracks me up that grown men call it that!!!
Well my friend, that's what has been going on these past few weeks. Captain is coming to visit me this weekend and I'm so excited!! She gets to be the first person in the Captain's Quarters, which is only fitting don't you think?
Light, love and hugs to you. See you next week!