Sunday, 15 January 2012


Friday the 13th ~ good or bad?

** GOOD **
 Mr. Postie rang the doorbell just before lunchtime and delivered some packages ~ a chart and some threads from the SewandSo sale, a couple of craft books from Amazon which were not due to arrive until middle of next week YIPEE!, 3 gorgeous charts I just couldn't resist buying from Sally but ... hold on ... another package? ... an unexpected one!

Ummmm?  Fragile? Glass?
Ahhh! I recognise that name on the back ..... Barb  ~ I know this is going to be ** GOOD **
Just look at this . . .

a handcrafted glass and lead bunny

 Barb said she had asked her better half to make me a lop-ear bunny to remind me of Buttons and this he successfully did just before Christmas but then ..... wait for it ...... he dropped it ~ ahhhhhh :(  so this is his second bunny and isn't it just gorgeous?  I have it hanging from my study window where the sun shines most of the day and the colour and light reflection is just beautiful.
I've given Barb strict instructions to spoil her DH rotten on my behalf so I'm hoping that as you read this he is sitting comfy and warm in his favourite chair in his favourite slippers with relentless cups of tea and coffee regularly coming his way!!!

Barb also included this cute chart by The Victoria Sampler of a bunny with a bunch of mistletoe carrots above his head, it did make me giggle, I've never seen it before and I love it!
Thank you to both of you for making Friday 13th a very ** GOOD ** and lucky day for me ~ your kindness means everything to me and your gifts will be treasured always xxx

Now, talking of Bunnies!  Remember a couple of posts ago my photo of Tilly and Oscar's new wicker house?  At that time they had already started their refurbishing project
this is really taking it a bit too far!!!
By the end of this week I reckon I will have 2 homeless bundles of furry fun!

And finally .... shoes on, I have my first Happy Dance of 2012 to celebrate with you . . .

'Such Delight' by Homespun Elegance stitched on 30-ct 'Irish Creme' R&R Linen with Gentle Art and Weeks threads

I'm so pleased to have at least one completion under my belt and I can transfer this design from the 'Stash to Stitch' list to the '2012 Happy Dance' list but as I transfer one, this week has seen another 5 added on ~ OUCH!
I'm stitching a little 'can't reveal yet' design this weekend and then it's back to the Winter/Christmas list ~ trouble is there are so many on the list, I can't decide which to do next!

Thanks for stopping by


Cath said...

What a gorgeous bunny , you lucky thing .X
Love your finish , and hte bunny hcart is sooo cute .
Enjoy .XXX

Teresa said...

Love your finish "Such Delight".
What a lovely gift of the stained glass, jut beautiful.
Sorry about the bunny houses. I guess their next ones won't be wicker.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Pumpkin said...

Now that IS a wonderful surprise!!!! What a gorgeous job! No wonder you are so happy :o)

LOL! I guess they just want to tear it all down and build again.

Lovely! What a sweet pattern. Congrats on your first finish :o)

Michelle May said...

What a wonderful pressie!
Love how the fuzzies redecorated their house. Lots of structural damage for sure!
Congrat's on your finish. Beautiful!

Mindi said...

Your finish is so cute, I love that design. But the stained glass bunny! He's so cute, and he looks like he'd just hop over to get some carrots.

Lesleyanne said...

A beautiful gift received. I love your finish. Oh dear I think the bunnies need a new house.

Mouse said...

ohhhhhh :) he is gorgeous .... just love him :0 and woooooo hoooo on the finish I can see that wiggle from here ...
poor wicker baskets didn't last long did they
hope you have a wonderful week stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

Sarah said...

What a sweet gift and a gorgeous finish. Looks like your bunnies are wrecking absolute destruction!

Ma Teakettle said...

I just adore your bunny, it is gorgeous! The chart is a great one...what a lucky gal you are :) Enjoy it.
Your finish is awesome, Jane, and I just love the fabric!
I think that the bunnies are trying to tell you something, perhaps it is your house that they prefer to roam in? :)

Myra said...

I was married on Friday the 13th so it is a good day for me too. :o) Lovely gifts for a lovely lady. That bunny is awesome! Hmmmm, homeless bunnies? I don't think you'll let that be for long.

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness! I love the bunny from Barb! It's beautiful!
Congrats on your finish too!
Oh my! The bunnies were quite the homewreckers!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a precious bunny!! Isn't happy mail fun??? I love your new finish, too. Good luck choosing your next project!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a gorgeous stained glass bunny and chart. I love the carrots too.
Congrats on the Happy Dance, it looks great.

Barb said...

So pleased you like your bunny and the chart Jane, now the other half has retired he has to be kept busy!!!
Love your Such Delight ,it is on my list to do.
Oh dear Tilly and Oscar have become demolition experts, perhaps you had better build their next house of bricks lol.
Take care .

Sally said...

I love the bunny that Barb's DH made for you. It is so sweet. Love the chart she sent you too.

Love your first finish of 2012!

Ooops what are Tilly and Oscar trying to tell you???? Lol!

Lois said...

What a gorgeous bunny and that chart is lovely too. Congrats on your first finish of 2012 - a lovely one it is too!! Friday 13th certainly wasn't an unlucky one!

Lynn said...

The bunny chart is adorable and I know you'll love stitching that one!

I had no idea that bunnies could tear down their homes like that. Maybe they should pair up with some beavers who could rebuild theirs for them!

Your HE finish is fabulous Jane! Makes me want to add this fine fellow to my stash.