July 24, 2011

Harriot and Peaches

Peaches and I went to the exotic vet yesterday, where she was given a clean bill of health. On the way home, we dropped by In Stitches to view their new wares. While Peaches was parked in her carrier in the framing room, contentedly chewing on hay, I roamed around, checking out the new goodies and samplers, one of which was this: Harriot Redfearn 1830 from Queenstown Samplers. Once home, an immediate start was called for! I'm stitching Harriot with the called for NPI silks on 40 count Lakeside Meadow Rue.



Aren't her colors grand? Harriot is a reproduction; you know, based on her exuberant design and use of color, that she'd have been a fun (12-year-old) girl.


The vet said there doesn't appear to be anything physically wrong with Peaches, although they ran blood tests to rule out any infection or hormonal abnormality. What that leaves us with is that Elvis is just a pistol who has decided that Peaches is his bunny and that Pink represents competition in that area. Since Peaches seems to prefer Pink, we're having to decide whether to allow one of the boys to shop for a new bunny girlfriend at Bright Eyes (rabbits prefer to choose their own mates, and rabbit dates are set up wherein the suitor declares his/her love--generally at first sight--and if the feeling is reciprocated, the newly bonded bunny comes home and joins the hutch, and second bunny household is set up in a separate space). BF, however, is not in favor of adopting a fourth rabbit, so we are at an impasse.

Peaches: I got a mani-pedi, had lunch and went to the needlework shop--it was a girl's day out.

Happy week ahead!

28 comments:

The Fab Furs said...

Glad Peaches enjoyed the girls' day out and seems to be OK. Won't Elvis feel lonely after having been part of a threesome for so long?

Cari said...

You always have the best samplers going Glenna! I love this one...Harriet was absolutely a darling child. The colors are spectacular!

Glad Peaches is doing OK and enjoyed the day with you Too cute.. Hugs

Chris said...

Great news about Peaches!
I thin Harriet is fabulous, the colors are so great. I may need to find this one.
Have a great week :)

mainely stitching said...

I want a girls' day out with you and Peaches! I'll even get a blood test done if that's the price of admission. ;)

Great new sampler start. i agree with Cari, you pick the best samplers!

I hope you can find a solution for your uneven ménage à trois.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am so glad Peaches is okay. The stitching is lovely. Maybe Elvis can plead his case for a mate of his own.

Melissa said...

Goodness, what a gorgeous, bright & happy sampler! Usually colours on reproductions (& also the design) are much more muted. This one should be fun to stitch!

Gosh, the Rabbit Drama continues! At least Peaches is ok. I think Elvis needs a GF!

Margaret said...

You have to stop this, Glenna. You keep showing these samplers and of course I want them as soon as I see them. Sigh. Is this one brand new? Gorgeous!

Peaches -- glad she's ok and she had fun on her day out. I wonder what's going to happen? Is Pink or Elvis going to get a new girlfriend? Poor Peaches, being fought over.

Gabi said...

Beautiful new sampler. Love those colors.
Great news that Peaches is doing fine and enjoyed the girls day out.

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

That is so nice Peaches got an outing and even better that she is a healthy girl. As you know we have had quite our share of as the bun world turns with relationships flip flopping with the 4Buns. We hold out hope that your BF will change his mind.....

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the hot pink flowers on Harriet. I'm so glad your inspire us with all that's new in the repro sampler world.
I'm relieved to hear that Peaches got a good health report.
I think you need to work on the BF. Elvis needs a girlfriend.

Catherine said...

Wow! Love this new start!! Glad to hear Peaches is okay!

marly said...

Whew! Hope Peaches' blood work comes back OK too. That is a beautiful shade of linen, as is Elizabeth's. Looks like Harriet will be delicious to watch! Did Peaches spend her entire allowance at the shop?

Rabbits' Guy said...

There is TRUBBLE in Bunny City - With a capital T and that rhymes with B and that stands for BUNNY!

Good luck ....

At the start I thought Peaches was going to escape in the stitch shop and undo more in 5 minutes than the whole staff could stitch up in a year!!!! A couple of well placed nips ....

Natalia said...

Glenna, I am so glad Peaches is well !! Nice goodies you got at the store :-)

valerie said...

What a happy sampler! Great start! Glad to hear that Peaches is well. Maybe Elvis is lonely and he wants a mate who will appreciate his luscious locks?

Karen said...

I'm glad to hear that little Peaches is ok. Your girls' day out sounds like a great time -- I'm envious!

Boy, isn't Harriot beautiful! I just love the bright colors. I think I need to add her to my list. It's so enabling, is reading your blog :-)

Giovanna said...

Great new start - what gorgeous colours!

Kristen said...

So glad to hear that little Peaches is OK! :) Of course, now I'm worried about poor Elvis. I hope it all works out.

Your stitching is beautiful, as always!

Deb said...

I need to remember to come to your blog with my eyes hidden behind my hand. You've picked out another great sampler.

And that's great news about Peaches. But poor Elvis. Maybe BF will go for the fourth bunny in time.

Karen M said...

Easy to see why the Boys would fight over Peaches. She is a little beauty. Glad the vet didn't find any problems.

Nancy said...

Harriot Redfearn is gorgeous, and I agree, the colors are fantastic! I look forward to watching you stitch this.

I'm so glad Peaches is fine, and that is interesting how rabbits like to choose their mate.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love the new sampler and you're right it's very colorful and will be beautiful when finished. Glad Peaches is ok.

woolwoman said...

I did not realize Harriot was out yet - you bad bad girl - already a start on this fantastic sampler which I LOVE!!!!!! Glad your bunny baby is doing fine and I hope you work out the 4th bunny problem. Enjoy ! Melody

Siobhan said...

I'm glad that Peaches is okay! It's like As The Rabbit Hutch Turns over there--I can't wait to hear if you get another rabbit or how you resolve things for the buns.

Harriot is soooo pretty--the colors are perfect for a summer stitch!

Katrina said...

Hope the bunnies work out their differences soon!!!!

Gorgeous new start, I always look forward to your posts :-).

Nicole said...

Beautiful start on Harriot! I'm loving those bright colors!

Katherine said...

Glad to hear Peaches is OK! YAY! That new sampler is really pretty.

Alice said...

I'm so glad Peaches is ok!