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Bunnies are DONE!!!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I have been working on making Easter bunnies for almost a month. I have made my 3 granddaughters bunnies every spring. I used to use other people's patterns but about 3 years ago I decided to start drawing up my own patterns. We added another grand daughter so it meant I had to make 4 this year. Well then a friend of mine has an only grandson who has leukemia so decided I would make him one. I always try to make one for myself and then made an extra for an extra gift if I need one. So I've worked on 7 bunnies. All have pants or pantaloons and a shirt or dress...except for one. My 13 year old DGD didn't want any on hers. Hers is quite different anyway as I made it in a leopard print fleece. She is the one who loves all the dolls I give or make her. She has everyone I've done for her saved to one day give to her kids. They were fun to design and make but after 7 I'm ready for something different.

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DORATHYINMN. 4/4/2009 11:04PM


I like the bunnies you made your grandchilren.They are very colorful.I'm sure your family will truly enjoy your bunnies.I bet you had fun making them.

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ANGORA4 4/4/2009 12:04AM

    They are wonderful! You have such a gift!

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WYOBZM 4/3/2009 7:05PM

    What wonderful talent you have. I wish I was one of your granddaughters! emoticon

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7MARYJANE 4/2/2009 11:03PM

    Your Bunnies are wonderful! They will be treasured and loved by your grandchildren.

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HIKER7 4/2/2009 9:56PM

    OMG they're so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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SUSMAX 4/2/2009 8:36PM

    They are adorable!! I love the leopard print one! You are very talented!

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April Issue of Stitching Memories

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I will blog what happened to me yesterday later but finally was able to get here to post the April issue of Stitching Memories Magazine. It is free!! and be sure to let me know what you think of it. Hugs.


wild flower?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Not sure what this wildflower is but we have it everywhere now. I think it is a type of wild thrift, but maybe wrong. It is funny how it is blooming more profusely where we have cleared out some of the brush.

Just like this little flower does better when things are removed that choke it out, we need to remove those things that keep us from being the best we can be. One of my sparkfriends here is putting procrastination as one thing she wants to work on along with getting healthy. So too am I going to try to put this in my challenges to do. I will try to eliminate those things that hinder my progress.

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ANGORA4 4/2/2009 1:06AM

    Looks so dainty, how high is it?

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children's books

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I've become obsessed with wanting to design little characters from children's books. I am just trying to firm it up in my mind. My mind tends to go 100mph all the time and have to have some outlet for my creative urges. I have fallen in love with the little mice especially. Beatrice Potter's books come to mind as well as Wind in the Willow characters...and Uncle Wiggly. I have this idea to make the dolls and have Sonny make me a display stand like a tree and then display in the library with the characters and the book. I will let you know how this project goes later.

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ANGORA4 4/2/2009 1:08AM

    How wonderful! You have such imagination, what a wonderful way to bring them to life. As a Beatrix Potter fan, I love those illustrations.

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DORATHYINMN. 3/30/2009 6:33AM

  Dear Barb,

Yes ,I also like the little magical mice and also the rabbits.I never had any little books as a child so I enjoy them now. A person is never to old. emoticon Have a great Monday!


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Saturday, March 28, 2009

We had the family out today and this is a picture of 2 of my granddaughters. They are cousins. Taylor is the older one and it is her birthday. She turned 9. Baby Molly is 10 weeks old. Taylor is ADHD and can hardly sit still for any length of time. But today she was in love with Baby Molly and sat and held her for over an hour. She would sing to her and strange thing, Baby Molly never cried when she was sitting with Taylor either. And when Taylor would sing, Baby Molly would smile and croon along with her. It was amazing to watch these 2 together. My youngest son (the father of Baby Molly) adores Taylor and they have a great bond as well so guess it is just natural for his daughter to have that bond with her as well.

Love among family members is the best thing in the world.

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ANGORA4 4/2/2009 1:11AM

    What a sweet thing! On one hand you see the ADHD, on the other, such a gift with the baby. Funny how much of life is like that, one thing balancing another, special gifts/special trials.

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LKWQUILTER 3/29/2009 8:50AM

    Oh, what a great picture Barb. I know you love those grands dearly and they love each other. It is amazing how some just bond so deeply. All I have is granddaughters (6) and it is funny how they bond together. Enjoy them while they are so young cause they don't have as much time for grandparents when they get older, then come back when they get grown. Linda Kay

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DORATHYINMN. 3/29/2009 8:13AM


This is just an adorable picture of your grandaughters. I have 9 grandchildren and they such a plus to our lives. May you enjoy your sweeties, because they just grow up to fast.May you have a great day and thanks for your blog.

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    What a beautiful picture. I can see the love in their faces. I have 4 grands and I love them so much. I have 2 this weekend. We have been playing video games and it makes me feel so young. Of course they always tell me that I don't look 59. They always suck up to grandma. Have a great weekend. Pam

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