On a positive note, I did look at my stats and I'm happy that the Russians are no longer reading things here. Yes, you read that right. I had a huge amount of traffic from Russia over the past two years and it has finally gone back to normal. I guess reading about bunnies, home decor and quilting was not their cup of tea. Of course, I'm sure there is some Google algorithm that will see I typed Russia and they heathens will come back. ;) I will be spending this summer learning how to transfer my blog over to my website where I have control over everything. I think Google, Facebook and Amazon have gotten too big and have too much control over the average person. Ok, there is my rant for this post. Just frustrated by the all the hacking and "Big Brother." They are total morons.
Henry is tired of them too. Doesn't it make you feel better just looking at his sweet face? It does me. My friend, Patricia always use to say, "The world is going to hell. Here are some bunny photos." ;)
After I got all that fixed, worked out and paid for and learned a new email system, I had to get ready to teach in Hilton Head Island for the Palmetto Quilters. Now that was FUN!!! With all the digital everything nowadays, there is still something so special about meeting with friends for a day of play and creativity in real life. I absolutely LOVE it!
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In class, Jeanette was working on this embroidery treatment to her flower. I get totally geeked out over everyone's creativity. It's amazing what happens when ones imagination has permission to play.
This is a finished pincushion from Deb Johnson. I love how she put her own spin on the finished piece by not adding border fabric and by using the grosgrain ribbon. I also really love the couching she did around the center of her flower.
Here are my fun friends in my class. Everyone with their bunny ears of course. ;)
We actually had tornado sirens going off during class! I was cracking up as nobody was worried and thought we should move to the center of the building. They were having too much fun!! No stinkin tornado was going to ruin our Play Date! hee,hee,hee
Thank you to Cathy and Terri for inviting me to your guild. I had such a wonderful time!
Back home at my local guild, my dear friend, Candy Lord, showed off my "Seamore the Seahorse" design. Her home was damaged by hurricane Florence and she still has not moved back in. She decided to make Seamore for her new blue bathroom.
Candy is an amazing quilter and I think she did a great job on this! Bunny ears crossed her home will be ready soon.
Next, whenever I see a beautifully decorated envelope with "air mail" on it, I know it will contain something extra special from Jules!
As always, I was not disappointed. Jules painted Henry the VII for me! She used Henry's details and combined them with portraits of the real Henry the VII. She added a crown as it is more regal than a hat. Don't you just love how he is clenching Timothy Hay? hee,hee,hee. It's fabulous!
Jules and I were talking a while back and I told her I would love to have all my bunnies painted by her in royal attire as they have all had royal names. Here are Sir Walter Harrington and Lady Hannah Goldenhare that I already have and treasure.
Now, I'm super excited to add Henry the VII to my collection. I named him that because he is my eighth rescue rabbit. I'm one lucky bunny to have a best friend in England who is also one of my most favorite artists. Thank you Jules! Love you!!!
I also had a visit from the little bunny, Greyson Howser, who lives across the street from me. He's so darn cute! I can't believe how big he has gotten since August. He and his mom and dad will be moving the middle of next month. I sure will miss them. I'm forever grateful that I met them and got to teach Brandee to quilt. I know she will go on to make more quilts.
So how was your Easter? We had a lovely, delicious and peaceful time with our friends, Patty and Jim. David and I truly enjoy their company.
Oh, I have to show you my birthday/Easter present to myself. I call it my "bunny trophy." hee,hee,hee I just had to have it. It's perfect with my European Cottage Style. Now you know why I love all my rabbit paintings from Jules too. :)
Well, that is all for this week. I hope you are well. Hannah is doing her Henry imitation with one ear up. ;)
Light, love and hugs,