Monday, May 20, 2013

CROCHET ROSEY BUNNY SEA GLASS PENDANT FROM SEAHAM UK MY MAY GARDEN WINDING LANE BRACELET STASH BUSTER CHALLENGE



HELLO EVERYONE,

Meet Rosey the Spring Bunny.... I think she is a very sweet Bunny, what do you all think??


She was created with Encore Plymouth Yarn Knitted Worsted Wt. in 4 shades of a lovely Pink.  
The Bunny is "The Green Dragonfly Tutorial".. The tutorial was a easy pattern to follow especially for a beginner like myself.


On "Attic 24" she was reading "Coming Home" by R. Pilcher a few weeks ago while she was on vacation.. I love reading and watching anything to do with the UK so I called up our local Library and to my great surprise they had several of her books.. Huge Smile

I was so captivated by this book I could hardly put it down.. LOVED it.

 I plan to check out another one to read when we go on our holiday this Summer. Does anyone have a Very favorite of R. Pilcher books you all would recommend??
 
  Oh, BTW the photo next to the book is a photo of our Lake Michigan Shoreline on a very gloomy, blustery cold day in May which turned into a snowy day..  You can see  the Thunder of the waves continuous  crashing onto the shore and then drawing away again..

I have "Never" seen it snow in May in Michigan..it only lasted a couple of hours but it was 2 hours to long. LOL


For the past year or so I've had a lovely obsession with Sea Glass. I love its sparkle, its colorful history and it many shapes and sizes.  This pendant was a gift to me all the way from Seaham, UK..

 I really Loved this special Heart pendant because it had rare "Pink" piece of sea glass in it.

The pendant was created by Paula and bought from her Etsy shop called, "Peblsrock" and Paula's blog called "Peblsrock"... At this site Paula also tells you about the history of this Sea Glass..

Emma has a blog called, "Silverpebble" and Emma Etsy shop also has many other lovely pieces of jewelery to show everyone.  Also she tells about the wonderful sea glass history of Seaham UK.


My fingers have been very busy crocheting of late.  I finally found a simple pretty dish cloth pattern I could make.. I used yarn found in my stash  called "Sugar and Cream" called Tie Dye Stripes.
  The colors reminded me of the "Sea" and the pattern to me looks like "Waves" and the white being the "white caps" foam hitting the beach.

 I found the pattern on a blog called "Crochet Attic"  by Eileen. It was her Stash Buster Challenge posting.  It was a very easy and simple pattern which is just what I needed. 
  
What do you all think?

I recently discovered a lovely new blog called,  Mr. Micawber's Recipe for Happiness".. aka Sue.

Sue's blog shows many lovely photos of her bike rides around Wisconsin and she always has her friend Tullulah the turtle with her.  vbg He is such a cutie. 

Sue also has this most wonderful video tutorial on how to created the "Winding Lane Bracelet".. it was a bit challenging for me as a beginner but with Sue's help I made 2 lovely bracelets.  Thanks a million Sue for the wonderful tutorial.

I used Paton Grace yarn I had in my stash for a very long time in the colors of Coral and Wildberry. 

What do you all think???


Today My Sweetie was mowing the lawn and edging when he came upon a wee baby bunny hiding behind my Snowball Bush.. He caught the wee bunny so he could show me and then he left him go to roam free again...Isn't she a sweet wee bunny??


Every Morning I take a walk around in my gardens and I always find something new blooming which always makes Me Happy. 
Last week My Tulip Tree or Magnolia Bush was so glorious with all its lovely blooms.

My Frilly Tulips were also in bloom.  They are so unique, I just love them.

I've had several people stop while they are walking by our yard and ask what the 3 different shade of purple balls are made from near the tulips.

Believe it or not they used to be "Black" bowling balls... Now they are my pretty shades of purple "Garden Art".... I always get a reply,"Really"!!!  and they always smile too..  

The other 2 bottom photos are Pottery Clay Balls I made several years ago in a My ONLY class I ever took in clay..   They were suppose to be perfectly "Round" but they are far from it.

I used wood stamp of roses and butterflies and pushed them into the clay.  My teacher was NOT impressed with my artistic ideas.. LOL

  Hence I never went back and 3 years later some nice lady encouraged me to finish them. Hence more unique Garden Art.  

I would also like to THANK all My Blogging Friends who so kindly stop by to visit my blog and leave your very lovely comments for me to read.  All very greatly appreciated.


I am linking to 



and

Happy Birthday Pink Saturday



Click Here to read about the "Stash-Buster Challenge" and  the
  MAY  LINK PARTY
Thanks to Linda and Ana for this wonderful idea. Greatly appreciated.



My beautiful White Lilac Bush is now blooming in all its glory..I just LOVE it.  
In My garden this year I am enjoying ALL the fruits of My Labor and it truly makes me Happy to see it everyday.

Hugs Judy
A very blustery snowy day along the shores of Lake Michigan..

40 comments:

by Teresa said...

Wow, what a full and wonderful post full of great photos and showing all your gorgeous crochet work! Say, isn't the name of the lady from "Silverpebble" blog named Emma? I'm off to check some links you posted. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

linda said...

The spring bunny is lovely so cute! I love the sea pendant too I live just 3 miles from Seaham so I was very interested to see this! All your makes are lovely don't forget to link them to the May link party :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so excited about your post and seeing your precious bunny and beautiful bracelets. I will definitely try to make one of these. And girlfriend...find Shell Seekers by this author! You will LOVE it! There's a movie of it, too starring Angela Lansbury. It's wonderful! And what a precious little bunny! I'm going back now to follow your links! Sweet hugs my friend!

Jennifer said...

What a nice post, there's so much to see! I love sea glass too. I'm also a Rosamund Pilcher fan. :)

Quayceetatter said...

Lots of beautiful work and you have been busy!! Love the beautiful flowers and bunny..

kristieinbc said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is nice to discover your blog as well. I love the sea glass necklace! I am going to go visit that Etsy shop. And snow in May is one of the more depressing things the planet can throw our way. I live in Canada, so I speak from experience. :-)

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Judy!
What a great visit/post! I'd never heard of R. Pilcher, but I think I'll check to see if our library has some of her books. Thanks for the recommendation.

Those bracelets are very, very pretty. I think I'm going to have to make a few of those. Thank you for including them here.

I just love the sea glass. And your lilac is stunning - I love the white flowers. The bunny is adorable.
Have a great week!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Judy, You are so so so creative... Love your little Rosey!!!!

The sea glass pendant/necklace is beautiful. I like sea glass --but have never had any.

Cute little bunny... Bet he was scared! So tiny...

Love your lilac bush.. Bet is smells wonderful!!!!

Thanks for a great blog post..
Hugs,
Betsy

Jane Galley said...

I think we all need some spring bunnies, it's not been that warm here so far. Love the colour of your "sea" wash cloth

margaret said...

lots to read and see today Judy, will pop over and look at the instructions for the bracelet but I am very much a beginner.My frilly tulips have not appeared this year, hope they are just resting and will be back next year. Love the photo of your gloomy shoreline and the crochet bunny has turned out so well

baukje said...

I love this post, it's like we were sitting around the table to drink a cup of tea and you were telling all the things that happened lastw eek.You showed me pictures and we drank another cup of tea. then you came with your crochet work, I also showed mine and we had a wonderful afternoon in your garden!!!!
Hugs Baukje

Solstitches said...

I really enjoyed this lovely post Judy.
Your little bunny is so cute :) Love the crochet wash cloth in that gorgeous yarn.
The sea glass pendant is beautiful. I must check out the links you gave.
Lake Michigan looks magnificent in this wintry picture.
It is many years since I read the Rosamund Pilcher books but the one that stays with me is The Shellseekers. Hope you can get hold of it from the library.
I think you would also enjoy books by Marcia Willet
http://www.marciawillett.co.uk/
Hugs,
Margaret

Mosaic Magpie said...

R. Pilcher book "September" is great!
Deb

Frances Leate said...

I am a great fan of Rosamunde Pilcher and have most of her books - a particular favourite is "The Shell Seekers" and another "Winter Solstice" and also "September". I also have a series of DVDs based on her novels which are enjoyable. Take care.

Lilac Haven said...

Love the bunny. My white lilacs got frost bit and only lasted a day or so and were brownish. Disappointing. Your blog is just full of news. You sure are busy. I just posted about sea glass on my blog.

Mereknits said...

I love this post! I read The Shell Seekers and loved it, I recently downloaded the book you just read so I will try that one soon. The contrast of the stormy lake and beautiful lilacs is amazing. I love Sue's blog, she is so amazingly creative and that sweet bunny is adorable.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Mereknits said...

I love this post, the stormy lake the beautiful lilacs. Oh I miss them so much. Love the bunny. My favorite Pilcher book is The Shell Seekers, I read it years ago, but I downloaded the one you just finished a while back and will read it soon.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Rhondi said...

Hi Judy
My favorite Rosamunde Pilcher book is The Shellseekers. I've read it several times and enjoy it just as much each time.
I lve your white lilacs. Lilacs don't grow too well here and I miss them. We had a beautiful lilac bush by our back door growing up and I loved the smell!

Suztats said...

What a great post, CJ! So much to see, and I loved your garden pics, and baby bunny. Hope she doesn't eat your plants.......

Carola Bartz said...

Such a gorgeous lilac bush - fantastic. The little bunny is cute, and I also like your crochet bunny, s/he is sweet! I like your clay balls, no matter whether they are round or not - they are unique and they're beautiful. Just forget about that stinky teacher!
I've read so many of Rosamunde Pilcher's books. My all-time favorite by her is "The Shellseekers", I love that one! I also like "Winter Solstice" very much.

Mrs. Micawber said...

Wow, Judy, your post is just packed with fun and amazing things. Snow in May! Ack!

Both your bunnies are adorable, and what a pretty dishcloth pattern. I like those bracelets too.... ;)

What fun garden art - and kudos on your creativity with the clay! It's lovely, no matter what your teacher said. (I love pink and purple too.)

White lilacs are so beautiful.

Thanks for the link and the shout out, and hope your weather is better now! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Judy, How I love to wander through your blog. the wee bunny is so cute and look how gently Bill is holding it, I also love the Shell Seekers aand if I'm not mistaken Angela Lansbery played the main role in the movie of the same name. Judy each time I wander your blog and see you front fence I smile, I like the structure and flow of it, your white lilac bush is divine, if I close my eyes I can almost smeel the perfume coming from it, I had a deep purple one. And how could I not comment on the blustery conditions on Lake Michigan it looks fabulous so you find and glass along it's shores.
hugs Lyn Carnegie AU

Linda said...

Some lovely things going on in your life right now - love the white lilac! I think everyone has mentioned The Shell Seekers as one of Rosamunde Pilcher's most well-known books. She was a favourite author of my mother.

Yarni Gras! said...

what lovely photos.....the surf is spectacular! That baby bunny is precious and all your creations are perfect...

Linda Gilbert said...

The Shell. Seekers by Roasamunde Pilcher is my all time favourite book. Thanks for a lovely visit ay your blog

Deb H said...

Hey Judy, I love seeing the photos of the Lake. Makes me homesick. We're going down to Homer this weekend, so I'll get to enjoy some ocean time, but they don't get waves like the big lake. Thanks for the post.

Thanks for the book recommendation too. Always looking for a good read

We are having a cold spring too.

Olga said...

That crochet bunny is so adorable, and so is the one found in your garden. Love the pictures of your white lilacs.
Have a nice day!

Betsy said...

I love your photo of the lake-it looks almost like the ocean. How sweet of your sweetie to show you the bunny. It's darling. I would have never thought of using bowling balls for garden art but I really like them. Especially because lavender/purple are my favorite colors.
Blessings,
Betsy

Vagabonde said...

I like your bunny – you are talented. I finished my baby blanket in time before my daughter had her baby girl and while we were visiting her in Tennessee I had time to crochet a lap blanket (pictures of them on my current post.) Now my youngest grandson wishes to have a lap blanket too and my 2nd grandson wishes a blanket in the colors of his father’s university (Ga. Tech) so I am going to be busy. Several years ago I found a Rosamunde Pilcher book. I liked it so much that I bought several others in second-hand bookshops – I still have a couple to read (I must have bought 6 or more.) She is a great writer – I liked “September” and “Wild Mountain Thyme” – she writes great escape style books. Now I am going to go back and read those books I have not read yet, like the Shell Seekers which has been on my shelf for a while.

Astri said...

Aw Judy, so much good stuff all in one post. Bunnies, Mrs. M, lilacs and those bowling balls may be my favorite! What a great idea! What process did you use to get the paint to not chip, especially in the garden?

You live in a beautiful place...in spite of the snow. :-)

Hilde said...

So much loveliness in one post :) The spring bunny is very sweet, and I love the beautiful flowers in your garden.

Ali said...

Wow Judy there's always so much to see on your blog! Your pink bunny is cute and so is the furry one! Your dishcloths are very atmospheric, though the lake's a bit wild! Great sea pendant and story. Love your garden art - so creative - and the winding lane bracelets are fab - well done!

Ali

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I came back to see your lilac bushes! They are gorgeous my friend! Enjoy your weekend! Sweet hugs!

serendipity said...

What a lovely blog. The baby bunny is very sweet. We are plagued with them in our garden, they eat everything that's not fenced off, but I still love watching them, especially when they've got little ones :)

Judy S. said...

Lake Michigan is cold in the summer, too, I remember. Great photos, Judy, especially the little bunny. Too bad they grow up with an appetite to match, eh? Your crocheted bunny is really cute. Was that bracelet crocheted or knitted. It looks like an interesting project.

A tale from toadstool house said...

Hi Judy,thankyou so much for stopping by and saying hi!
Its lovely to meet You,i'm looking forward to reading lots of here too.
Have a happy day,lots of love juliexxx

Dianne said...

Wow what a wonderful post, Judy. I wish I could smell that lilac bush, it is very pretty. Both bunnies are cute:-) The lake looks really wild but truly a wonderful sight - great photo! Your crochet is really good and the wash cloths are a good idea. Have fun in your beautiful garden over summer, much love, Di.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Hi Judy!
So many wonderful and pretty things to see in this post. Especially the little bunny. ;)
It looks so cold along the lake. I can't even imagine snow in May. We hardly ever have snow here.
All your projects are lovely and so is your yard.
Hugs to you!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday 5th Birthday. I am so glad you joined us, and I hope you will be back again.

You have been busy. Your pink bunny is adorable, and so is that darling real bunny. Love your bowling ball.♥

Jenny's Heart said...

Oh my, you are quite creative and talented!
I LOVE the sea glass pendant.

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