July 13, 2008

Graybeard and His Grandbaby

Still here! I didn't go to the Cape after all. I realized, when I gashed my knee (nothing serious) and it was bleeding all down my leg and the kitchen floor and I couldn't find a bandaid and couldn't get it to stop and I was thinking furiously "there's no TIME for mopping up blood" the evening before I was to leave early in the a.m. that I just had no more energy for anything. That even on my vacation I was burning the candle at both ends and multitasking and that I was just depleted. So I called my mom and now I'll be going next month sometime between semesters and not wedging it in between 5 other things. I was disappointed but also relieved as I unwound all my various reservations.

So guess what came in the mail yesterday? Charlotte Clayton! I'm missing a few skeins of the NPI, which I'm going to go buy today (they warned me at the shop and being impatient to get it, I said "don't wait, just ship it" and I'll kit up the rest. I'm having reservations about the fabric. They chose the most wonderful Lakeside Linen, carefully choosing gentle mottling, and it's a beautiful piece of fabric. But it's 40 count (my request), and I'm wondering, since there's a little over-one stitching, if I should go to 32 or 34 count.

And the plane is there, behind the cat. I've decided it's the 7Bunny7 returning from the Oxbow Hay company in Nebraska. I've also decided that I'll add a few more small frolicking bunnies in the background to commemorate the little lives of Archi Ann, Stanley, Tidbit and my own Bunnyman. May they frolic together in a big field of timothy.

I got a little done over the last couple of days on Deb's RR:

And here's a picture of Graybeard. He's a bit scarred up looking. He's been around for quite a while. His favorite snack is my lilies and roses in the little flower patch out back. He can have them--I enjoy seeing him show up in the evening and early morning.

Graybeard seems to have a big family; I found one of his (great, great) grandbabies in my front garden under the fading stems of the bleeding heart bush. I didn't touch him, of course, although it's such a temptation to pick them up and cup them in your hand. After taking these pics, I left him alone.

11 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely chart and lovely stitching. I love wild rabbits1 We have some around here as well!

bunnygirl said...

I'm sorry you're not out looking for seals on Chatham Beach, but your new plan sounds much more sane.

I love your little wild bunnies, and I'm looking forward to seeing how your sampler progresses. How sweet of you to want to memorialize our recently departed friends!

Barbara said...

Well, if you're going to do over-one on 40 count, summer is the time to do it (with the extra hours of natural light). It will be stunning....

I love the bunny pics. My mom always has lots of wild bunnies around her house and my gosh, they are the cutest things.

Jan said...

I love the outdoor bunnies. My folks have tons of them on their property in PA.
On the 40 ct, use a magnifier and you'll be fine.

Rabbits' Guy said...

The 7-bunny-7 and our special bunny pals will be a delightful addition!

Some years from now that will add much to the story too!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Wild bunnies! How did you get so close? Goof off during vacation, space out and nap, that' what rabbits do.

Vonna said...

Well gray beard is a bit scarred up looking..probably all his great grandbabies wallering all over the poor guy :)

FrecklesandDeb said...

Beautiful picture -- sure it will make a great stitching project (looks a little complicated for me!) Great that it has the 7-Bunny-7 on it!

Your wild bunny pictures are wonderful! We had a little brown bunny in our driveway the other day. Let me walk pretty close to snap a picture, so not sure how "wild" it is. I haven't seen it since, so hope all is well! Those special moments that happen when we least expect them (like on the way to the mailbox) are the joys of life.

staci said...

The baby bunny is sooo cute! Great job getting a pic of him without scaring him off!

Good luck with the 40ct over 1~~that is absolutely not for me!

furrybutts said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see the finished product!

Cute wild bunny, and it's still so relaxed with a human nearby!

Wendy said...

That chart is lovely and I can see why you are so excited to get it! We have lots of bunnies in our backyard...until one of the doggies see them!