I’ve had this idea in my head since last fall for a spring design with bunnies in a carrot garden.
It’s inspired by my husband’s Aunt Ethel.
Aunt Ethel used to be what we now call a “neat freak” . Her house and property were perfectly maintained with a spotless home and an absolutely picture perfect yard and garden.
Aunt Ethel love nature and especially the bunnies and birds. She complained about them though, as one would complain about their children. She didn’t want them in her garden! To keep the bunnies out , she had a small wire fence around her perfect garden.
Aunt Ethel complained and complained about the bunnies figuring out a way into her garden in spite of the perfectly installed garden fence. Every time we visited, she’d have a different story to tell about the animals in her garden.
We’d laugh as she told us how she’d stand and scold the bunnies when she found them feasting on her perfect vegetable plants. She’d threaten them with her perfectly shiny clean shovel, as one would threaten a child with a paddling. But she could never hurt them, even though they caused massive damage to her carrots and lettuce. I think they must have known that, which is why they kept coming back for more
I miss Aunt Ethel…. and her stories.
But anyway, I had this idea for a penny rug design with a bunny getting caught by Aunt Ethel in her carrot garden.
I had to figure out how to make the bunny so here’s the first sketch…
I wanted the carrots to look like they were growing out of the ground with the bunny chewing on the carrot greens ….
I will be dyeing the wools that I need for these colors and in the next few days, I’ll show my progress.
I’ll be back soon with more Caught In Carrots pictures …
Happy Day everyone!