January 19, 2009

Monday Bunday

I thought about going out today to the LNS, to the paint store, to Macy's for some socks. But I didn't. I hung out with Buckaroo and stitched instead. The light was pouring into the family room, which made it perfect for seeing a project done in 40 ct.

This is Midsummer Night Designs' "Peaceful Paradise," which I've been working on for a while and had put away because I was weary of it. Now it seems fresh again.

The design was not charted with this black bunny; I filled in a picture of my dear bunny, who died about a year ago, Bunnyman. I changed the color of the cat sitting next to him to look like Martha, our best-ever tabby, who hopefully is looking after the Bunnyman in heaven.

This is the section I'm working on--lots and lots of words. Sort of tedious, but not as tedious as my job.

Late in the afternoon I was tired of the little voice in my head urging me to go outside for a good walk. Do you have a naggy voice like that? Jeez, it wouldn't leave me alone, so out I went. It's cold, and I walked fast, so now I'm sort of sleepy. Something tells me I won't be stitching until 2 a.m. as I have the last two nights. I came home via the hill above my house, through the back yard and past the garden, which I'm planning to enlarge this year. Once inside, I got out the seed catalogues and started to put together an order.

Pink and Elvis, conferring. What a couple of bums!

12 comments:

The Bunns said...

Let's see ... some carrots here, some parsley along that side. Kale there, chard, some cilantro ... oh my .. we REALLY DO need a bigger garden.

Sue said...

Great snap of your kitty.

Bright Eyes Sanctuary said...

I love those bunny butt shots! What a great looking yellow tabby too! He looks like he is a very deep fellow and I'll be he's a great lap warmer.

Love to see the critters. Thanks for this blog.

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

Gosh, I never knew about Bunnyman, glad he is visually immortalized. We are having a warm snap and tried to find starts to throw in and see what happened, but lots of other people had the same idea. Let sleeping beds rest is the message.

michelle said...

I think you made a great choice to stay home and stitch with the furkids!

divakitty said...

It's a bun bum bonanza today!

FrecklesandDeb said...

Those buns look like they're planning something!

How wonderful you can remember your loved ones by stitching them into a project!

bunnygirl said...

How sweet that you put Bunnyman into your needlework! I'm sure I would do the same.

I love the pic of Pink and Elvis. Is that a magazine they're looking at? Might they be plotting a trip or a catlog order?

Michelle said...

What a pretty piece - I love these Midsummer pieces that she's designed recently. And how wonderful the Bunnyman has taken up residence there as well!

kellieps3 said...

Love that Midsummer Night design. And I like how you charted your bunny and cat in it. What a sweet tribute to your pets.

mainely stitching said...

I just love all the pictures - and your personalizations for Peaceful Paradise are absolutely wonderful!

Siobhan said...

Agh! I didn't need to see that Midsummer design... I keep thinking about stitching it & am trying to resist. I love your WIP pic of it, soooo pretty. That's wonderful how you immortalized your furbabies on it, too.