Hi, again! Today's WIP is Miriam Chilvers 1833 by Samplers Remembered. I've been working on Miriam very slowly, partly due to the crush of all the other WIPs, but also because she's a tad boring. I want to finish her this year though, especially because of her very pretty, restful colors.
Here's a photo of the chart design. I'm saving the woman in the striped dress for last.
Yes, there really is a bunny spa! It's owned and run by Mary Ellen of Bunny Lu, a bunny care, education and adoption organization. Bunny-Lu is located in pretty Haymarket, where we journeyed yesterday with everyone in a carrier. This is the Haymarket museum.
This is the entrance to the bunny spa. Note the welcoming crowd of bunny statuary on the bench.
Check-in. Mary Ellen herself, checking in the new guests, and Maxine the welcome committee cat. I've been asked before: cats and bunnies get along very well and don't take much notice of each other. In fact, Maxine was probably smelling our cats on the carriers, since they do double duty taking the cats to their vet.
One of Mary Ellen's own rabbits. He's (she's?) a giant-size lop, as large as a springer spaniel. I believe he's possibly a french or English lop. Very impressive.
Some of Bunny-Lu's adoptable rabbits. I adored this lop and would have taken him home, if BF hadn't been saying quietly "no no no no no." The rabbit was totally engaging and so badly wanted to be hugged. I could tell! (Mary Ellen confirmed it.)
I liked this guy too.
Having a little timothy snack. Mary Ellen sells hay, for much less (and of a better quality) than the stuff from the pet store. We'll be buying her hay (by the pound) from now on.
Note the bunnies on the side of the SUV:
Which hauls this trailer to adoption events:
Doesn't this guy look like an exclamation point?
What fun our trip was to see Mary Ellen and all the adoptables, as well as the other cast of characters. I'm hoping that Pink, Elvis and Peaches are enjoying their stay. I think I'd like to stay there myself if I could quietly stitch and cuddle the rabbits.
See you in a few days!