Wednesday, August 24, 2011

bun-bun's bid for freedom and lightning 2.0

Things have been pretty hectic around here lately, and there hasn't been a lot of time for sewing or making things. Plus there was something else that was bothering me and making me in a not-so-crafty mood.

Monday morning I went outside to let out the chickens, feed the bunny, etc., when I noticed something odd. The screen door to the pool deck was wide open. And the bunny was nowhere to be found. The sound of hawks screeching filled the air. I burst into tears. It was just a bad morning. The day before we'd been playing with her inside, and she was being so funny...all I could think about was this as I searched the yard for any sign of her:



She lounged like this on the gumdrop pillow for ages, half upside down and looking like some kind of bad taxidermy experiment. It was hysterical.

Needless to say everyone was upset by the awol bunny. My husband (who left the door open) felt guilty. The middlest made his usual comment of "Well, we can just buy another one" (always pragmatic, that one).

And then last night at about 8pm, a knock sounded on our door. Our neighbor was standing there holding a VERY muddy, hideous looking Guinevere. We were so happy! She got a bath (and a lot of junk picked out of her fur) and seemed none the worse for the wear. Although...maybe some mongrel bunnies will be born next month? There are a LOT of manly little bunnies in our woods. Maybe she left cause she was just lookin' for love in all the wrong places. 


Anyway, with the bunny back safely I felt like sewing again, so this morning I finished up Lightning 2.0. Yay!

lightning 2.0

I opted for multi-colored hand quilting, and bound it up in some green Farmdale fabric. Love! I'm so glad that the tutorial gave me an excuse to make one for myself. :)

lightning 2.0 detail

Hope you're all have a good week! We're starting homeschooling next week so things will likely be pretty crazy around here. But I'm SO ready for fall.

12 comments:

Jacey said...

I'm so glad your bunny is okay! The picture of her lounging is hilarious. :) And your second lightning quilt is so cool!

SewAmy said...

I am so happy your bunny rabbit is ok. And I love # 2.o.

Andrea said...

to scare the rabbit! thankfully it's OK

Wendy said...

Oh I'm glad bun is OK! Poor little thing, and you of course! I'd really recommend having her neutered, even if she doesn't usually come into contact with male bunnies. Apparently 80% of female bunnies who aren't neutered contract ovarian cancer...

Rachel Hauser said...

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Oh my gosh, I cannot stop laughing.

Lisaleh said...

Wow! I think I love this even more than the original!

crazyhorse said...

Jenn, what sort of thread do you use to hand quilt this? I love how thick the stitches look!

Jenn Grigoryev (jenn of all trades) said...

I used embroidery floss for this, all six strands together. I'd love to try perle cotton one day, too!

daisy said...

so glad the bunny's back - great photo - ps love love love the quilt

mrs.deane said...

So glad for that your neighbor brought her home to you!

crazyhorse said...

It looks great!

Jennifer said...

i LOVE THIS - any chance you could be persuaded for a block tutorial of some kind?? :)
its totally fabulous, I found your blog via pinterest of the one you made for your DQS partner..