July 17, 2011

Fresh from the Lock-In

I spent today at In Stitches' Lock-In, admiring everyone's projects and working on one of mine ("Elizabeth Easdon" by The Essamplaire). The nice thing about this was that I had outlined lots of bricks and the center window, so I could easily talk and rubberneck at other people's projects and not lose my place.


I put a lot of time into my Christmas project this week. I love the bright colors.


A disquieting development in our rabbit family: Elvis has been pestering Peaches, following her around to mount her, although all of the rabbits are neutered. Pink, perhaps to protect Peaches, whom he shields and grooms, has been fighting with Elvis, so the three bunnies who used to sleep in a cozy little heap, now have to be separated. Patti, of Bright Eyes Sanctuary, who was Pink's foster mom, and has seen a ton of bunnies come and go, thinks that Peaches may have an illness that she's been concealing, and that Elvis may sense her weakness--humping among rabbits is about power and domination. So little Peaches is scheduled for an appointment at the exotic pet vet this week. Crossing our paws that all is well with her and that someday the rabbit family can live cozily together once again. In the meantime, Peaches and Pink room together in a large cage while Elvis is out, and Elvis spends time in a cage while they are out. Not perfect, certainly. Elvis is despondent and spends hours lying next to their cage sadly. Of course, when Pink gets close enough, the boys pull each other's hair through the bars. Sigh.

Uncle Ernie: "I can't help myself. But I wish things were the way they used to be."


Happy week ahead.

29 comments:

Tanya said...

Elizabeth is going to be a real beauty. It is nice to see your progress on your Christmas project. Christmas will be here before you know it. I hope Peaches is okay. Keep us posted.

Catherine said...

Lovely works-in-progress.

Awww....poor bunnies. I hope everything will be okay!

Margaret said...

Love Elizabeth!!! Gorgeous! Glad the lock-in was fun. Bummer about the bunnies. I hope Peaches is ok. :(

Laurie in Iowa said...

Elizabeth looks wonderful. Sorry to hear about the discord between the bun buns. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Peaches will be ok.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh so sorry to hear of trouble in bunny land. Praying all will be well again soon.
Your stitching is very lovely and I really like the colors. Glad you enjoyed your lock in!

bunnygirl said...

Oh, dear. Best wishes for Peaches. I hope it's just bunnies feeling their oats (so to speak) and not a more serious problem.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Poor Peaches! I hope you find bunny peace again soon!

Annemarie said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Peaches is okay and that peace will reign again very soon!

EE is lovely, Glenna! Gorgeous colours and beautiful stitching.

Mouse said...

lovely progress with your stitch in .. and fingers crossed that your bunnie peaches is better soon.... keep us posted :0 love mouse xxxxx

Giovanna said...

Elizabeth is a beauty, nice progress!

Gabi said...

Elizabeth is looking stunning. So is your Christmas project.
Hopefully the problems with the bunnies will evaporate.

Chris said...

I hope that Peaches is ok and that things settle down with your furry family.
Elizabeth is gorgeous!

The Sampler Girl said...

Sounds like a lot of fun and stitchy progress!! Love your picture topper - is that a Prairie Schooler? So beautiful.

Tanya

Siobhan said...

Awww, poor buns! I hope Peaches is okay. Let us know what the vet says! Did I ever tell you about my SIL and her "homosexual rabbits"?! Grainne bought what the pet store assured her were two brothers. She found them, uh, having relations, and went back to the store to tell them that they'd sold her homosexual rabbits. We were all in hysterics. Turns out that they were NOT brothers, and Grainne ended up with a bunch of rabbits from the two non-brothers. The male rabbit, Thomas, is now lovin' life up in Belfast with my other SIL, who went so far as to put up fencing and enclose her garden so that Thomas can have a stress free run about (always supervised) when the weather is good.

Your Elizabeth is gorgeous!! Love the Christmas project too. I bet the red is fun to work on after the more muted tones of most repro samplers.

VegasJilly said...

Your work looks great! That's so funny that you were at the lock in! My friend danielle and I were also there!

Kristen said...

I hope everything with Peaches and the boys works out. Poor Elvis. :(

Your stitching, as usual, is lovely.

The Fab Furs said...

I hope that Peaches passes muster at the vet's and that normal bun dynamics resume.

Karen M said...

Sending good vibes in Peaches direction. Hope all goes well at the vet.

Katrina said...

Both gorgeous pieces!!!! I am sorry you are having bunny issues, hope the vet can help you figure it out.

marly said...

Geez I hope Peaches is OK. Pink isn't bothering her so maybe Elvis is just going through the mid-life crap that most boys go through, even when their jewels are gone.
Elizabeth is looking mighty fine.

Deb said...

Oh, I hope that everything is okay with Peaches!

Love your progress on both of your pieces. Good thinking on doing the outlining of the bricks and window before going to the lock in. I never get things done when I'm in those types of situations. I always have to see what other people are doing....and then talking!

Karen said...

Lovely stitching!

Hope that all is well with little Peaches...keep us posted!

Melissa said...

Awww, I'm sorry about the bunnies not getting on. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon!

Love your progress on Elizabeth!

mainely stitching said...

You will keep us posted on the bunnies, won't you? I feel like I personally know Elvis, Peaches and Pink by now and I'll be worrying about them till you let us know. Paws and fingers crossed.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well, you certainly can't tell bunnies what to do or not do!

Good luck with the vet look-see.

Melody said...

Hope things get sorted out with the bunnies soon.

Love your Elizabeth sampler, especially the checkered house. I also think the colors on your christmas projects is beautiful.

Michelle said...

Elizabeth is gorgeous!!!! Bricks are always good for sampler gawking get-togethers. I do hope Peaches is ok, and you can get everyone sorted out.

Dona said...

How pretty Elizabeth is. I love that tree.

I hope the vet finds nothing wrong with Peaches!

Natalia said...

Nice progress on Elizabeth, and I like your Christmas project too. Poor Peaches.... I do hope she is well and all goes back to normal soon. Let us know what the vet says.