Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Update - Rabbit,Rabbit,Rabbit

Hello my friends! Well, here we are August already. I must say that every year by August, I'm ready for Summer to end. I've never been a Summer person. Now Fall is a totally different story. So even though I'm sweating and walking around in flip flops, in my mind I'm wearing jeans, a sweater, cowgirl boots and I'm breathing in cool, crisp air..... ahhhhh. :)

Ok, back to reality. Let's catch up from last month shall we?

First off, I'm teaching three classes this year! I would love to see you there!


I'm teaching my "Beekeeper" Pincushion



My Heart Felt Notes


and my Peter's Pumpkin. We're going to have so much fun!



I was at quilt guild the other week and had a visit from my little fan girl and fellow bunny lover, Katy. She had her grandma, Candy, bring her over so she could show me her shirt. Isn't she adorable? She is a future quilter for sure as her grandma is super talented.


And if you are wondering about the brace on my hand, it's because our cottage is finally painted!!! Wooooooo hooooo! I think it turned out really nice and the neighbors have thought so too. I do have a basket with flowers hanging on the door, but it's hard to see from this photo. It's going to be fun to take photos every year and watch as the shrubs and tree grow.


The full moon the other night was incredible. David and I went to the beach with our friends, Patty and Jim to look at it. It was so beautiful watching it come up over the ocean. The rain clouds parted just long enough for us to enjoy it.


I'm making a quilt for my brother in law, Mitchell, as a thank you for all the help he gave us on our cottage. He's a master carpenter and wouldn't accept any payment, so I thought a quilt in colors he likes would be a nice gift. Sabrina gave it the snuggle, roll and nap test. She approved.


My "Within and Inch of my Life" project is growing and growing. I haven't missed a day since my birthday on March 27th!



Here are a few of my favorites from July.




I love this tree swing in a neighbor's yard. I'm always tempted to swing on it. hee,hee,hee.




The rain has brought us many mushroom houses and villages. I could live in this one. Magical!





This month also marked four years since I rescued Sabrina from the streets in our old neighborhood.




Speaking of anniversaries, the Cuddle Puddle has turned four!
Sabrina when I rescued her and the kittens she had three days later...


Sabrina now... how a loving home can make all the difference. ;)   She's my precious girl and I'm so lucky to have her in my life.



Every time I need a smile, I go back and watch a video of my cuddle puddle. Sweeeeeeeeeeet!


Deeks top, Miss Tiggy Wiggins below. They were always sleeping together and hanging out with each other as kittens.


Here are Deeks and Tiggy now. They are still as close as ever. Their mom, Jen, moved in with my friend, Shannon and life is so good for all of them!


Zeva, aka "Ziggy the Great" was the littlest and most adventures of them.


She still enjoys an adventure, but also loves taking a nap with her roommate, Allie. She's a princess living with Keith and Kim.


However, I do have some incredibly sad news to share. One of the cuddle puddle is no longer with us. I'm not going to get into what happened, but I will say that I'm so upset and feel truly betrayed by someone I trusted as a friend to care for one of my little cuddles. I guess my definition of friend and hers is different.

Shamus was such a beautiful kitten. He was the biggest of the cuddle puddle and had crossed eyes. He also loved to play the most.


His story didn't need to end.




I'm sooooooo sorry Shamus, you beautiful boy. My heart is broken.


I've learned so much about people over the past few years. They've hurt me, they've lied to me, they've betrayed me and they've used me. At 50 I have realized I can let go of people who bring me pain and I no longer have the energy to care that they are gone. I'm choosing to surround myself with people who really love me and who truly want to be in my life. One thing I've learned for sure is that sometimes, I just need to be my own superhero. The only one I can really save is myself. Wonderbun to the rescue.


See ya back here next month. Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit


Hugs,
Michelle