Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fellowship of the Flowers week 16

Week 16 already!

This week's flower and last week's flower will be the only two used in our September project (which will be here before we know it).

I have been enjoying watching Mama and Papa bird build a nest in the berry bush in front of my office window.

I decided to take a few pieces of thread and some bits of yarn and lay them on surrounding bushes in the hopes that the birds will pick them up and use them for their nests.

These flowers are so much fun to make. Each one really is a perfect little take along project.

Once "pollen season" is finished here, I plan on sitting on the back porch and stitching some new projects. I can't wait to show you what they are.

 If you are new to our blog and would like to join us, simply click the Fellowship of the Flowers tab at the top of the blog for more information.

Until then, I hope you are continuing to work on your flowers.

See ya back here on Friday.

Michelle and the Bunnies

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival Wrap Up

Well, we are at the end of our journey with the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival. I do hope you enjoyed seeing these quilts. There were tons more, but one really needs more than one day at this festival to take everything in.

I will start off the final tour with a quilt from my friend and fellow Quilting Arts TV artist, Diane Doran.

She has a new DVD out where she teaches you how to make quilts like this. Stunning! You can hop over to Quilting Arts TV to find it. She is a great teacher and a really wonderful lady.

Enjoy the rest of the show!

 Riding a snail!! I love this!!

I remember when there use to be lots and lots of dolls at this festival. Where did all the doll artists go?

 Doesn't it look like the cat is scared of "The Crazy Bunny Lady?" hee,hee,hee.

This one was one of my most favorites.

 I think this is so magical!

 This little quilt was made by my dear friend and fellow "bunny lady," Shannon Shirley.

See you back here on Wednesday. Now I'm off to have some tea.

Michelle and the Bunnies

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hoppy Friday!

Sooooooooooo, did ya have a good week? Did it go as fast as mine? Has Spring finally started to show up in your neck of the woods?

This week I'm hoppy and grateful for having a job that inspires others to have fun and create.

My new friend/customer, Lilia saw my little Conrad on episode 1305 of Quilting Arts TV.

She was so excited to make him and asked me if I had a wool and floss kit for sale. It was her birthday and she wanted to make this as a birthday gift for herself.

Here is how her Conrad turned out! Isn't this darling? I love how she added her touch with the pinked edge around Conrad and the carrot tops. Sweet!

I love the little stand he sits on. So cute! Great job Lilia and happiest of birthdays to you my friend!

You can go HERE and get the pattern. It's FREE! There are also lots of other fun patterns from me and my fellow artists on this series.

I have two kits left in my SHOP until next month if you want one.

This past Saturday, I was invited to a "Mad Housewife Wine/Apron" party in my favorite place, Wilmington, NC. We were to wear an apron for the party.

Here I am with the apron I made (and finished 5 minutes before I had to leave!). I made this apron as a work apron when I teach etc. The glasses I'm wearing are not mine. We were all having our picture taken wearing them with the Mad Housewife lady. I'm thinking I may have to get some of these though. They are pretty fun!

This is Linda (now sporting the glasses) who hosted this delightful day. She is so talented, kind, funny and really knows how to throw a party!

Check out the centerpiece on her table. Cool huh?

We all went home with handmade gifts, full bellies and lots of smiles. Spending time with friends is always something that makes me happy.

So, what made you happy this week?

Michelle and the Bunnies

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Week 15 of the Fellowship of the Flowers

Well, even though Spring is rapidly approaching, this flower has an icy and wintery feel to me.

I decided to add lots of beads to this rose, which is one of two flowers which will be used in the September, yes September project.

I got the beads from Walmart and the yarn from Michaels Arts and Crafts (the jar is one I had already. Cute isn't it?).  I know a bunch of stores carry all of this.

I guess by September we will be ready for a cooler looking project after the heat of the Summer.

Of course, I can take heat any day over being cold. My boney, old lady hands hurt when it's cold. Not good for stitching!

How are you coming with your flowers? Have you made a project yet? Click the tab at the top of the blog to scroll through the past 13 weeks. I do hope you are having fun. I know I am.

See ya back here on Friday.
Michelle and the Bunnies