Thursday, July 12, 2007

Rabbits!



I have a bit of a "thing" for rabbits. Not all rabbits, and I have no desire to see rabbits everywhere I look, but I DO like the occasional rabbit here and there. I'm not all that excited about "real" live rabbits either--I've heard about rabbits that have been litter trained and I think that would be pretty cool, but I don't have the patience to do the training, so the real thing is probably out for me.

That rabbit at the top of today's post is a ceramic rabbit my mom gave me a few years ago when I admired it in her china hutch. She said someone had made it and given it to her, and she thought it was pretty ugly, so she didn't mind me adopting it. Ugly? No way! I think it's just about one of my favorite things!

Anyway, today I was looking through The Quilter magazine and saw a quilt made with rabbit panels. The rabbits were taken from vintage/antique rabbit illustrations, and I thought they were pretty darn cute.

Remember the other day, that $75 spool of thread I bought? Remember I said I bought some bunny fabric but didn't know why since I don't have kids around to make anything for? Well, I guess I lied to you just a little bit because of course I KNEW I bought it because it was bunnies! Still, why that fabric, I haven't a clue.

But THIS fabric that I saw today--yep, this is right up my alley. And yes, yes, as a matter of fact, I did indeed put my order in despite the price tag for a panel. And no, I have no idea what I'll do with it but I really felt I MUST have it! Besides, it's my birthday month, so I DESERVE it, don't you think? I'll show you a photo and give you the link to the shop, but I'm telling you right now that if you're susceptible to MEGGING--and you know who you are!--just turn away right now because I'm not going to take the blame if you feel you MUST HAVE IT too, okay? (They also sell entire kits in three colorways--click on the photo to see the rabbits better.)



Imagine here some sort of legal disclaimer which I should be able to whip right out, given my profession as a legal secretary, but I really want to do a little quilting tonight and I'm tired of the legal blah, blah, blah, so I'll just repeat that I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for your purchases if you feel a need to click HERE.

Now I'm going to go hop on down the bunny trail into the Sweat Shop. I swear there's fabric in there that seems to multiply like rabbits despite the fact that I try--I really DO--to not buy much!

4 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh no, oh no! I absolutely adore rabbits (hence wabbit - teehee). I used to buy them and then one day - years ago in a land faraway someone gave me a sock rabbit - like those ugly sock monkeys. I was very dismayed and unhappy so I quit 'collecting'. I have such a weakness for them, though!

And, and, it's your birthday month? Mine too! Of course, this is my +3 birthday month so I'm a bit older but that's ok.

So, happy birthday to you - soon, I'm sure!

Vicky said...

I love rabbits, too. Such cute little buggers, whether in cloth or 3D. Of course, when they were munching on my garden, I didn't like them quite so much! LOL

I've got my customized Kim-proof anti-megging suit on today. One meg a week is all I'm allowing you, young lady! :) And, BTW, next time meg me with just an FQ, will you?

Happy Valley Quilter said...

We're a little partial to rabbits in my family...the story goes way back. Many years ago my father was researching our family crest. He was certain that it would include something incredible like a lion or an eagle. But no...you guessed it...our family crest contains a rabbit. Obviously, we're not a family to be reconded with! ROFLOL!

atet said...

Luckily bunnies are not on my must have list -- otherwise I might be in trouble. Besides, I can get in enough trouble ALL on my own thank you very much!