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A Stitching Faery's Ramblings...
May you always be blessed with walls for the wind and a roof for the rain
and drinks beside the fire ~ Laughter to cheer you and those you love near you ~
and all that your heart may desire...

Monday, March 19, 2007

I'm late... I'm late...


For a very important date... with my bed that is! ;-) I can remember when I was a kid and saw Alice In Wonderland for the first time and was so enthralled with the White Rabbit... I thought he was the most amazing creature! I've since wondered if he somehow implanted a subliminal message that lies buried somewhere deep in my subconscious... for it never fails that I am late for something, somewhere, sometime... if not all the time! lol... Not intentionally mind you, no, it is never planned, as I do run around willy-nilly much like the Rabbit on his mad dash through the looking glass into Wonderland...and yes, I am sure it must be a comical site to behold... much akin to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party... Yet no matter how I may dash about... or plan ahead... it never fails I end up racing to my destination... clock/watch in hand... muttering *I'm late, I'm late* to myself along the way... Alas...only to end up racing through the door in the nick of time... or not! ;-)

And to add to my certainty that it truly must be my fate or destiny... is the memory of a picture my Mother had hanging in her kitchen when I was a teenager... It was a Lady Rabbit dressed in a frilly pink apron bustling about in her sweet country kitchen, broom in hand... dishes piled willy-nilly, et cetera... and printed on the picture were the words... *The hurrier I go the behinder I get*... I have since thought of this saying many, many times... amazed at how true it is for me. Now my Mother, mind you, is a stickler for punctuality... and she never has understood why I can not seem to accomplish this simple feat... hmmm... curiouser and curiouser...

Starting Easter Avenue brought all of this to the fore... and now that I think about it... I have quite a lot of rabbit charts in my stash... though this will be the first one I have stitched for myself... Oh, which reminds me... I fell in love with La-D-Da's In the Forest when it was released at Nashville... The stash faery dropped the chart and fabby off last week.... I'm just waiting on the Needlepoint Silks... :-) I am so in love with this design... My first two thoughts when I saw it of course were the White Rabbit from AIW ... as well as Harvey from the Jimmy Stewart film... Oh, I love that film... I always have... Hmmmm I wonder why? I also have on order The Bunny Parade by The Workbasket and Easter Parade by BlackBird Designs ... {You can see a lovely WIP of this one on Vonna's blog...} and there is no telling how many other bunny charts I have in my stash... If I see one I love, it goes on my Wish List or immediately into my collection... And the weird thing about it is that it really didn't dawn on me that I was slowly building a collection of bunny related charts until the other day when my order came and I sat drooling over In The Forest and Easter Avenue... Hmmmm... curiouser and curiouser... this could be getting rather serious... ;-)

Rabbits seem to have followed me throughout my life in some form or fashion... my eldest son's fave books as a child were Alice In Wonderland, The Velveteen Rabbit and Home for a Bunny {as well as Snow White... no rabbits there tho'}... I can't tell you how many times I read them to him, as he never grew tired of hearing the stories... many is the time I'd finish Home for a Bunny and he'd beg me to read it again... one more time, Momma... please, one more time... My youngest son's favourite cartoon throughout child-hood and to this day, is Bugs Bunny... and my daughter has begged me for years to buy some bunnies for pets... but with all of our cats... I'd so hate to traumatise the wee darlings... thus I have resisted the temptation...

Oh, my... but I have rambled yet again... and must now hurry to my bed as it's midnight and my alarm will start chiming at 4:00 AM for work... So without further ado... my progress on Easter Avenue... it's not much, but I am so loving it! :-)


Thank you all for visiting... Your kind and lovely thoughts are ever rays of sunshine filtering through the mist...

Until next time... Love in stitches...

I am thankful for precious moments and precious memories... and bunnies... mythical or otherwise... for who's to say what is real?

17 comments:

Lana said...

Looks like you have a good start on Easter Avenue!
~Lana~

Isabelle said...

Isn't it great when a project spurs so much memories and inspiration?
Your stitching on Easter Avenue is lovely - cute bunny ears! :)
Have a lovely day :)

Vonna said...

Wow, that's a great start on Easter Avenue and I much enjoyed reading your post! Nice people and friends that leave comments is a ray of sunshine through the mist too! What a lovely way to put it :)
Thank you for your compliments on my Easter Parade, I have Bunny Parade by the WB too, never started it tho'.....someday!
Hugs!

Nancy said...

Hi Lizzy! What a captivating post. Hmmmm. . .do you think the White Rabbit has put his spell on you? The next time you are hugging your cats look at their back feet. What animal does that remind you of? I always say mine are descendants of, yes, rabbits! I love the ears on your new stitching endeavor.

Nancy

Jamie said...

Loving the start! Alice in Wonderland was one of those movies that scared me as a child. Hope you got some sleep. -Jamie

Sally said...

Love your start on Easter Avenue Lizzy. The colours are so pretty.

Carolyn said...

I wonder what the bunny represents and how cool you love them and always have and your son and daughter also cared for them. It must be something and I think its really cool. Maybe if you didn't think about being late you could be on time? You have a great start to Easter Avenue and can't wait to see more progress.

Solstitches said...

Hi Lizzy,
I just discovered and enjoyed your blog.
Your stitching is beautiful and I enjoy the humour in your posts.
I shouldn't have looked at that Workbasket chart with the bunnies cos now I want it too!
Hugs,
Margaret

Hazel said...

I like the Blackbird design one the best!! Great start on Easter Avenue.

stitcherw said...

Your start on Easter Ave. looks great, love the fabric. This one is seriously looking like it may need to be added to my stash, as it looks like a really fun stitch.

I've never seen the movie Harvey, but am going to see if I can find it to rent. Recently I went to a community theater group that put it on, and it was such fun.

Glad that you are enjoying your new projects.
Sue

Juls said...

I love your new start! And I love your rambling......it's so conversational and in the moment! I loved Alice as a child as well....memories are great...I'm late wherever I go as well...I try but oh well...

Heidi said...

Hmm a bunny collection huh? Guess it could be worse right? Great start on Easter Ave. :o)

Sharon said...

Lizzy, I do the very same thing. Thats so funny, I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date. LOL
Love your blog. Such beautiful stitching.

Hugs, Sharon
http://sharonstitches.blogspot.com

dragonxser said...

I think those words rumble thru my unconscious mind as well "I'm late, I'm late"..... truly the stuff of nightmares! Hope your sleep was sweet - and I love the bunnies :)

quiltorstitch said...

Hi there! I have not seen The Prestige yet, I am waiting for it to come in the mail, I can't wait! Eragon is coming too, I'll let you know what I think. Have you seen The Illusionist yet? That was a good one too :D

Lucy said...

Hope your not too tired to read this (4 hours sleep...ohhhh. Can't wait to see the finished Easter Avenue...looks like you've got a lot of goodies coming too!

Lauren said...

Very cute bunny ears! Love the saying from your mom's kitchen!

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