August 24, 2008

Sheepish Sunday

I have acquired a ridiculous amount of stash lately, but here's something I'd like to get just as soon as I finish one of the projects I'm currently working on--probably "Lemon Tree." This is Shepard's Care, designed by Little by Little. As Edgar once noted about L by L, their designs are generally a little "off" in an interesting and charming way. I think I would have to correct the spelling of "shepherd" though.

The design reminds me of friend I made when I was on the Isle of Skye. In many cases there, the sheep aren't fenced--I don't know if people don't worry about their sheep wandering away, or if the sheep get out. Certainly there aren't many cars on the road on Skye. Skye is wonderful, and very worth visiting. I mentioned how much I've missed going to Scotland, in part because there are many places you can go (especially off season when we tend to travel) that are unspoiled and lightly traveled. We're planning a vacation for late spring next year though, and it looks like we'll be going to Wales. It's thanks to this woman's wonderful blog called We Three Ginger Cats Tales, that we'll be spending some time in St. Davids. She writes a lovely blog and photographs her cats, who seem to enjoy going for walks along the wild Welsh coast. It's a mystical-looking place. She's a children's book illustrator; be sure to look at her illustrations and her art, which is sold by a gallery in Wales.

Here's my progress on "Lemon Tree Sampler."

And here are the guys, having a nice nap together. There are two boxes, but they prefer to share one at all times. They do that no matter where they choose to sleep: the open cage, the bath rug, one box or the other--they are always tucked around each other.

Off to roast a chicken and see what I can do about bringing some order to the house. Have a lovely week.

13 comments:

Redwitch said...

The L&L design is a cutie, I agree about the spelling though, that would bug me!

Oooh the Isle of Skye is just magical isn't it? We are going back to Scotland soon :0)

I hope you enjoy your visit to Wales and that it stops raining for a while! Bring your brolly though just in case! :)

bunnygirl said...

The L&L design is cute, but it looks at first glance like some of those sheep are falling off a cliff. Oops!

I love it that your buns sleep together like that. I wish I could have a bonded pair, but I don't know if I'd be up for double trouble.

Annemarie said...

Beware of wandering sheep in Wales, too, Glenna! I nearly ran into one once or twice when I lived there...
The sampler by LL is fabulous!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Beautiful stitchy stuff! I like the sheep too. Adorable pic of the bunny boys!

furrybutts said...

What an elegant looking sheep!

Aww, loving bunnies.. aren't they the cutest!!

Tammy said...

Loved this post! Your bunnies are simply adorable.

Barbeeque4 said...

That is one L&L that I have seen and wanted....I don;t know about that spelling - would it bother me or not??? I just love that Welsh blog !! great snaps!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Your stitching progress and variety is always welcome to see!

So we now have Pink and Elvis doing Lemon Tree! What an act ... snug as two bunns in a box, too!

Wendy said...

Great new design - I don't know how you find these! I'm going to have to look up that designer. And I would leave the spelling the way it is myself!

Michelle said...

Your Lemon Tree Sampler is looking lovely!

Barbara said...

I love this design and have almost bought it several times. Can't wait to see you working on it! Lemon Tree looks fab, btw!

Nachtegaal came home today from "Grandma and Grandpa's" and seemed quite relieved to find herself finally back in Max's room. :)

Cricketstitch said...

The L&L design is a wonderful choice, I would love to see your pics as your work on that one.

I love the "Lemon Tree Sampler", I may have to put that on my To Do List. Great work!

Love the bunny pics, they always make me smile!

YowlYY said...

Wow...your stitching is incredible..hat off to you, and being able to stitch until 3am?? I am yawning like there's no tomorrow at 11pm already..LOL!
Pink and Elvis are adorable! They behave just like my two, where one goes, the other must follow (and if it is only to avoid that the one gets one treat more!).