April 11, 2010

What to Do at a Dandelion Party

This has been a fraught week, with little stitching but with much studying, since school will be wrapping up in a couple of weeks. I spent the entire weekend working on a paper (an in depth analysis of accounting fraud at AIG with respect to offshore accounts and finite risk insurance--don't you wish you were me?) and didn't so much as pick up a needle. So tonight I'm cranky, but because I finished the paper, I'm going to go stitch in just a moment. What I did accomplish was a little stitching on the Christmas ornament by Blackberry Lane Designs. I'm working it over one on 32 count cashel (I think) with DMC. I like the linen, because it's just stiff enough. And I love the design.

We did have a dandelion party. I groomed the garden bed (yay for planting perennials last year--the ultimate timesaver is to have your garden grow its own flowers and not have to go buy more and plant 'em) and plucked out the dandelions for the bunnies, who generally adore them, and had a little party.
Discovery. Pink: Woooo! Par-tay!

Pink: Look! I know a trick! I can pull the tablecloth out from under the food without breaking a wine glass!

Peaches: What wine glass? There's wine? Oh! Maybe dandelion wine!

Pink: Ok, now that the dandelions are gone, we'll eat the tablecloth!

Happy week ahead, and don't eat the tablecloth!

28 comments:

DK & The Fluffies said...

Great - now the buns want dandelion greens as well. Off to the store I go.

Hef's Mom said...

Darn! Audrey missed the party! She has plans to fly out on Tuesday.

bunnygirl said...

What a fun party! Cadbury would love an invitation to your next one.

Margaret said...

Bummer on having to do a paper the whole weekend. I hope the end of classes goes well! Love your over one piece so far! And what a great dandelion party!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Boy now they are enjoying there nom noms! LOL! Nice stitching too!

Vonna said...

All I can say is: I know how the bunnies feel because some days on this "lifestyle" change I'm so doggone hungry...ahem...I mean bunny-gone hungry I eat the tablecloth too after the rabbit food is gone! :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful stitching on your ornament so far! This will be so pretty when you finish.

The bunnies are having a good dandelion time, aren't they? That's how it looks when our kitties unroll a roll of paper towels at our house!

Cari-in-VA said...

hooray for school ending soon! I Sadly I have five more weeks to go before I get a break. Hope you had time to make lots of x's tonite

Stitch By Stitch said...

Hang in there! Semester is almost over! Have a great week!

April Mechelle said...

Your over one is looking good!!! Bunnies are cute. I have plenty of dandelions if you need more!! lol

Rabbits' Guy said...

"Young Bunns and Tablecloths, and Dandelion Wine" .. to paraphrase Tom T. Hall.

That is a great trick .. and - YES! to perennials. I have a huge area that is now overtaken by a variety of them. No more petunias (and weeds) in there!

Christine said...

beautiful rabbits !!!

Giovanna said...

Beautiful over-1 stitching!

Catherine said...

Your stitching looks wonderful! Good luck with wrapping up your school over the next few weeks.

Those bunnies and your added comments had me laughing - thanks for starting my day off right!

Loraine said...

Love the new start, and the dandelion party...too funny! Our little (not so little) bunny, would love some of those. Better send DD out to the yard to get some!
Take Care.

Deb said...

Love the pictures of the Dandelion party! It looks like a good time was had by your cute bunnies. That's nasty about the paper, but at least it's over with and hopefully you can get some stitching in.

mainely stitching said...

Just saw the first dandelion greens here yesterday. I am hoping for a great big bunch of them - for myself! They're yummy, and healthy. Sorry, bunnies, I'm not sharing!

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful party trick there Pink!

Daffycat said...

Wow, the buns made short work of those dandelions!

Katrina said...

Looks like the bunnies had a fun, fun time ;-).

Yuck on the paper, hope school work lets up soon so you can stitch.

Siobhan said...

Your buns could have a feast over here in Ireland!! My yarn is ripe with weeds of all kind. ;)

Lovely stitching... over one... I think all that course work has made you a little crazy. ;) Hang in there!!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Great start on the Christmas ornament! I love that one and can't wait to see your progress on it (I think I say that a lot about your WIPs, lol!). It's going to be gorgeous!!

Your bunnies are, as always, absolutely adorable!

Kellie said...

Hi Glenna, Congrats on finishing your paper and being in the homestretch of school. Just think how much stitching you will get to do when that is over. Your Christmas ornament is already looking beautiful. Those are such tiny pretty stitches! Gotta love the bunnies having a dandelion party, party tricks and all. :)
Have a great rest of the week!

Jan said...

What a feast for the sweet bunny tails!! Bet they were lovin' you, more then normal anyway!

I love all of things you are stitching, I just scrolled down and saw all that I have been missing!! Just gorgeous, hope you get plenty of time away from writing those dastardly papers to do lots of stitching on them!

Michelle said...

Your ornament is looking gorgeous. I need to get back to my Christmas ornaments that are over one on 32. This is going to be stunning!

Jeanne said...

Darn - too bad the bunnies can't go and dig up the dandelions themselves. :) Can't wait to see you ornie finished.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed you at the shop on Friday!

Melanie said...

Happy bunnies!!! Sooo cute. I miss having a bunny around the house. *sniff*