Hi my friends! Well, a week turned into two, turned into three, turned into two months! It's how it is sometimes. I just can't keep up with everything I need to do. As I mentioned before, Facebook and Instagram are where I post because it just takes a few seconds to share something with you. So if you are on those, please follow me under The Raspberry Rabbits.
However, I still do love to keep up with my friends who enjoy reading my blog, so here we go with what has been going on here in Bunnyville.
First, I have to share a gift I received from my dear friend, Becky Bucci. I have long loved and admired the work of local artist Todd Carignan. He paints with oil and I find his work to have a dreamy effect. Becky commissioned him to paint my sweet Hannah bunny. Hannah is my oldest rescue bunny (near 11) and I've had her the longest of any of my bunnies (over 8 years).
I will treasure this painting always. I hung it in my guest bedroom.
Next, thirty years ago on July 1st, I asked David out on a date. Yes, I asked him out. I've always been a strong woman who goes after what she wants. Lucky for me, he said yes. We have been together ever since. I was 21 in this photo and David was 29. Funny how it seems like yesterday. Now, he is bald and I have four different prescriptions in my glasses and can't see crap without them. LOL!
I also received a lovely gift from my Sis-in-Laws, Robin and Lea. They went on a trip to Scotland and brought me back these beautiful handmade buttons. They are made from clay. I want to make something special and artsy with them. Perhaps a textile book???? Hmmmm... it's so fun thinking of ideas.
For the third year in a row, I'm honored to be selected as a teacher at the Houston, International Quilt Festival. One does not automatically get to teach at this festival. Every year, we must reapply. I am among 129 of the finest, most talented teachers in the world. There are over 550 classes available, not to mention lectures, demonstrations, 900 booths to shop in and of course, the display of the most breath taking quilts from all over the world. Every year, the artistry of quilts at this show truly amazes me. Put this show on your "quilting bucket list." Believe me, you won't be disappointed. I hope to see you in a class!
This is what is on my design board. I can't wait to share it with you. They will be new kits available the end of August. They are called, "Ready, Set Stitch" kits. They are designed to get your creativity flowing in a fun project that you can just pick up and take with you. No special skills needed and there will be videos to go along with them. Stay tuned!
Today, July 24, marks 5 years since I rescued Sabrina from my old neighborhood. By Sabrina, aka, Puddy Pants, Miss Meow Meow, Bri Bri is just the sweetest. I always wanted a cat and I'm grateful every day that she came into my life. If you're wondering, she is totally afraid of the bunnies. Henry would love to be her friend, but she runs away. Chicken kitty. LOL!
Hurricane Florence has claimed another tree in our yard. This magnificent beauty had to be cut down. It made me sooooooooo sad! I have had some work done to the yard and will show that in the next post.
I purchased this book and look forward to reading it. I believe everything is connected. Everything is energy.
I'm going to leave you with a little humor.
Light, love and hugs to you,
Michelle, the bunnies and Sabrina kitty too