Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Lady Hannah Goldenhare - Nothing Gold Can Stay

Hello dear friends,

It's been a minute hasn't it? My last post was over a year ago. I decided I wanted to stay in my bubble where it was safe and use the time to simply watch and listen to what was going on around me. It was a good time to be quiet and still, not to mention grow out my gray hair! LOL!

After taking the time to be present, listen to my inner voice and simply observe, I emerged from my bubble with 20/20 vision. Pun intended. ;) I knew I was ready to embark on a new adventure and start a new chapter of my life, but I wasn't quite sure about a few things. 

One of those things was closing this blog. I've been in this little space in the universe since the Fall of 2007. Oh how wonderful blogging was back then. The like minded friends, the creativity, the bunny bloggers, the hopping from one lovely person to the next. The warmth and love that was shared through the ether was the best. It was a place for me to share my stories and my little world with you. So many friends, family and beloved pets have all passed on over these last 14 years, but their memories remain on these pages. 

Alas, things change, people change, circumstances change and the world changes too. I wasn't sure how I wanted to end this blog. All I knew is that I would end it with my favorite poem from Robert Frost. Then, just as the many, many times before, the perfect story came to me. With tears in my eyes, I knew this was meant to be the final post and it would be delivered one last time to your email as the RSS feed from Google will end.

Last Wednesday, June 23rd, my precious Hannah (Lady Hannah Goldenhare), hopped across the rainbow bridge. She made it to 12 years old and I was blessed to have her for 10 of those years. She was the oldest bunny I have ever had and I had her the longest. 

I know she and Harrington are snuggling together again and sharing bananas chips. My heart smiles when I think of all their stories and shenanigans I shared with you here. 

Hannah will forever be my "dust bunny" and I will forever be grateful for everything she inspired me to create. 

This chapter in my story is closing, but another one begins. You can still find me hopping around on Facebook, Instagram all under The Raspberry Rabbits and you can also sign up for a new newsletter coming soon on my website. I will also leave this blog here for now for those who wish to hop back and visit an old story or two from this crazy bunny lady.

So, I bid you farewell from this blog dear friends and leave you with this poem that is perfect for my Lady Hannah Goldenhare, the unwanted Easter bunny who hopped into my heart and blessed my life 10 years ago.

Sending light and love to you always,


Michelle and the Bunnies




 




17 comments:

Jeanette said...

So sorry about Hannah. I shall miss seeing photo's of her. Sad to see the blog go but i do understand. Love & hugs, xx

JustGail said...

Sorry about Hannah, she'll certainly be missed. Also sorry about the blogging stopping, with no FB or IG account, often all I can see is a log in screen. :-(

Frog Quilter said...

So sorry for your loss. Our pets are family members. I hate to see you go as I always felt very special when reading your blog. Wishing you the best.

Vikki said...

Grateful for you and the bunnies in this space for so long. Thank you for doing your beautiful work in the world. Hall I’m so sorry about Hannah. May you, in time, hop into the next amazing thing. Much love to you and Henry.

speedyrabbit said...

it been a long time hasn't it? Harrington and Hannah both gone...Seems like the end of an era with Mr Mick,Wesley and Speedy also gone too....I know one thing with that little group back together heaven and the rainbow bridge will have to batten down the hatches cause the Pirate Bun Crew are in town! Wish I could see that is for sure,xx Rachel

Kris said...

Oh, dearest Shell - This is truly a sad, sad day!! I started my blog in February, 2010 and started following you shortly thereafter. I believe you were the first blog I followed!! I am sad and happy about Hannah!! Sad she had to leave you but soooooo very happy that you gave her 10 wonderful years!! And us as your Blog readers. I feel a special bond to you as your second Mom and you will remain a friend in my thoughts and love for always!! God's blessings on you for the new adventures you are about to dive into!! I love you, dear friend!! Kris

quazymama said...

I will surely miss seeing your bunny beauties - I have enjoyed your blog for so many years. And I LOVE Nothing Gold Can Stay. Poignant ending.

Sharon Decker said...

My heart goes out to you. Hannah will be missed. I will also miss the blog which I have followed since almost the beginning. I don't do social media so I will sign up for the newsletter when that is ready.

Dawn said...

Hi Michelle, so sad to read about Hannah, loved to read about her and the photos. That's a wonderful long life she's had with you. You posted a poem a long time ago the first line is "I thought of you with love today" and ends "I have you in my heart. This helped me so much when I lost my precious Muffy. Hannah - forever in your heart x

Kathy O in GA/AZ said...

sending you many bunny hugs Michelle. I look forward to hearing about your next adventures.
Kathy Oppelt now in AZ

Natureluvr57 said...

R.I.P. Hannah. Enjoy your new life to the fullest, over that rainbow bridge. So many bloggers have abandoned their blogs. All I can say is I enjoyed yours and theirs. Thank You for sharing so much with us. I'm not on IG or FB so this is definitely good bye. Take care and enjoy your new adventures.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Restful wishes for bunnies and you - gentle hugs and so happy to have known you thru blogger.

Kristy said...

Michelle- What a special ending post to your blog. I have missed this blog for the last year and especially Hannah. Now I see she has joined her beloved Harrington. I know it must be hard for you at this time and I wish I could give you a hug. You have inspired me over the years to try new things, especially in my applique and stitching. I started being interested in doing applique because of you! Your blog is a special, living, loving place. I will cherish the time we have to look at the past but I am hopeful you will have a wonderful future. I love reading blogs so much more than any other format. They are special and yours is just that, very special! May you be blessed. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

Petal49 said...

Robert Frost's beautiful poem is a fitting end to your blog. I have loved reading it over the years since I stumbled across it looking for information on a stray bunny that wandered into our yard. Fortunately her owners found her and I found the wonderful Raspberry Rabbits and Harrington and Hannah.
Reading about their antics made my day and introduced me to their very talented owner and her fabulous sewing. I then got my own two bunnies and fell in love. As you know both have passed over the rainbow bridge and it softens the pain to think they are frolicking happily together somewhere.
Like you we had a rescue cat and have now adopted another who has had a very hard start to life.
I wish you well and will keep following on Facebook and Instagram.

Crafty Green Poet said...

So sorry about Hannah, i always enjoyed reading about her. Sorry you're closing your blog too.

KaHolly said...

I was very sad to read about Hannah's passing after all these years. I was just lamenting this morning about how time has changed our blogging experience, how I miss my old friends, even though I still peek into their creative spaces on FB and IG. But it’s not the same! This was a great closing post!

~Laurie~ said...

I have loved taking this blog journey with you. It's been a wonderful ride. Getting to know you, seeing your business grow and flourish, visiting your neighborhood, going to quilt shows, making BOMs, loving your bunnies - ALL of it has been a joyous journey!
Thank you for taking us along - it has been a joy and comfort reading your blog all these years. I have subscribed to your newsletter to continue this creative journey with you in our chaosed life. You bring me peace - thank you with love from my heart. Thank you dear lady ❤️

Lady Hannah Goldenhare - Nothing Gold Can Stay

Hello dear friends, It's been a minute hasn't it? My last post was over a year ago. I decided I wanted to stay in my bubble where it...