Friday, November 2, 2018

November is Here!

Helloooooooooo! Hannah here. Mama apologizes for being a day late with this post. Sometimes her life doesn't go according to plan and she has to go with the flow. This month she asked me to give you an update. So let's hop to it shall we?

First, we are very hoppy that Fall is finally arriving here in Bunnyville. It's been dreadfully hot and Sabrina kitty and I have shed our fur all over the place. Mama said she could have three more bunnies and kitties with the amount of fur that came off us. The humidity has been really bad too. It makes me want to mush down into the floor as much as possible and not move.

However, since it is Fall according to the calendar, I wanted to showcase one of Mama's favorite designs, "Falling for You." It's two squirrels getting married under a giant acorn. If you have ever attended one of Mama's chats, you know the silly story behind it. This is a fun project to make and features Mama's signature "Reverse Wool Applique." Hop on over to our SHOP to get the instant gratification PDF pattern. We truly appreciate your friendship and support of our small business.

Mama took this photo one morning on her return from her morning walk. She loves how the light beams were casting a magical glow over our Bayfield Cottage. She knew it was going to be a wonderful day.

She was also pleased that her beloved Gandalf tree had survived hurricane Florence. That's a  Lowes store in the back to give you some idea of how big and mighty Gandalf is. Such an old and wise fella. Mama really wants to sit under him and read a book and drink her latte, but nobody is allowed in there.  Probably a good thing as not everybunny is kind to nature.

Speaking of nature, Daddy brought Mama this beautiful bouquet of flowers. She said it was perfect as she loves all the simple colors and wild elements.

She said that these remind her of tiny French knots in her embroidery.

Next, she went on a little outing with her friends. They ate lunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe. She fell in love with these metal, cutout, lighted panels and

even their lovely napkins. The food was absolutely delicious and she can't wait to go there again!

Here she is with her friend Patty, aka "Pattykins." Mama, Daddy, Pattykins and Jim had a wonderful evening out in downtown Wilmington. Everyone needed a break from the weeks of hard work cleaning up after the storm. There is still so much damage everywhere. It will take months, if not a year or so to get things back to normal.

Speaking of clean up. Here is the Fema truck picking our two large trees that fell over.

Mama went to visit Mommy Syl and Captain too. It was a nice and relaxing visit. She loves her friends who became her family.

Mama and Daddy also went to visit Auntie Robin and Auntie Lea at their new home. Auntie Robin is Daddy's sister. It was a really wonderful visit!

They want to the Conservator Center here in NC. They took a tour and learned about all the wonderful, well loved and well cared for animals there. They highly recommend it!

Mama loved this white lion.

She also loved the Curious Peddler shop! She spotted Sunny the cat in the window. Sunny was taking a nap in this planter. She is a rescue kitty that was dumped downtown as a kitten. She is such a sweetie and brought in many a customer to see if she was real. Mama and Daddy loved the shop. It was filled with beautiful and unique items and felt like a warm hug inside. The owner Teresa Dallas is so friendly and kind and has gift for arranging displays. Of course, they purchased a treasure or two and will show you them next month as they are for Christmas. They love supporting small businesses full of care and kindness.

Next, Mama kept finding the bird feeders empty and all sorts of a mess.

She finally found the bandit early one morning. Of course, Mama was super excited as she normally is about critters and named her Rita. Many many years ago there was a Smokey the Bear commercial that featured a singing raccoon named Rita. There is a huge tree on the other side of the fence and Rita lives there. Rita shows up late at night or really early in the morning to finish up the birdseed before she heads back to her tree. To quote Mama, "She is just so precious!!!!!"

Moving on to more of "Within and Inch of my Life" project. Here are a few favorites from October. This first one is about those Oui yogurt jars.

Mama has become a bit of a hoarder with the jars. LOL!!! She says she's going to do something with them, but I haven't seen anything yet.

Next, this one is about the ice cream truck that went through the neighborhood in the middle of October.

It was so weird as it was so hot like Summer outside, but there was the pumpkin on the porch for Halloween. Mother Nature sure has been nuts this year.

Next is a little bunny from our friend, Babs.

Babs purchased this wooden bunny when she was a little girl back in the 50's. She remembers being so excited to go into the "Japanese" shop that was filled with all sorts of goodies. She had a quarter in her pocket and was ready to buy a treasure. It's funny how little, inexpensive things made kids so excited back then. Simpler times for sure.

Scissors, scissors, scissors. How many pairs do you have?

Of course, the bunny ones are our favorites.

Our neighborhood goes all out for Halloween. They weren't about to let the storm ruin their fun.

So even though many houses still had blue tarps on their roofs, the decorations were out in full force!

Daddy loves to carve our pumpkin every year. This is what he did this year.

There has been so much violence and hatred in the world. It is all so exhausting and upsetting.

Mama has been trying to meditate on Peace. It's not always easy when there are days that are still utterly shocking and make her cry.

Well, the project continues to grow! Seven months down and five to go. She hasn't missed a day yet.

Mama heads to the International Quilt Festival in Houston to teach on November 7th. She spent over a month packaging kits, goody bags and supplies for her students. Here she is with the five boxes that made their way to Houston. It cost her over $355 to ship them. Yikes!

Well, this finishes up my duties posting for Mama this month.

I'll leave you with this photo of lazy Sabrina kitty who decided to take a nap in a sunbeam instead of helping me with this post. Cats.... ;)

See ya next month if not before! Remember, you can follow Mama on her Facebook and Instagram pages, The Raspberry Rabbits. She posts there every day!

Love always,
Hannah bunny

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