Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love, your wonderful company, your friendship and your gorgeous beauty.
We will not forget. We will never stop loving you.
Tears flowing down my face while I disinfected my hands and started feeding and inspecting all the other bunnies. They all seemed fine except Babe who was a bit quiet but still went for his food. No one else seemed to show any lethargy, disinterest or anything to alarm me. There was nothing I could do!
Last week, the politicians were all of a sudden in arms because some inhumane (hahaha, cynical word isn't it?) treatment of live exported cattle to Indonesia. Wake up: this has been going on for years! And not only to Indonesia! To the Middle East as well! But all of a sudden because of the public outcry and savage imagery, people decided no more and politicians were thinking of their ratings and votes, so there : all of a sudden some steps in the right direction were taken> Will it be enough? No , ofcourse not. Because as soon as those savage images and reports are slowly vanishing into the backgrounds of our minds and other disasters take their place, it’s forgotten about or deemed less important. We have to stay alarmed, stay vigilant, stay critical of processes that have been in place because it is good for somebody’s bankaccount. Status Quo of the way we treat nature, our animals, has to change . We have to think ethically and with compassion…and how can you possibly stand by while the department of primary industries and others are injecting wild populations with a manmade virus ? Where is the ethics and the animal friendliness that mankind professes to have?
I was going to update a bit with camelbunny yarn but I just can't at this time:I am too exhausted. It’s all too painful and there is still so much to do for the bunnies still with us. However I did promise you on my Ravelry group some silk ribbon so I took a photo of that. I still have some looooong repeat rainbow yarn left so I am repeating the offer and some twinkle bunny tops have left, In honour of the bunny souls lost.
I am also starting sign ups for the ixchel clubs starting again in July. All the information you will find below.
If there is anything you want to do to help us get back on our feet and you are able to physically help and don’t mind getting very dirty: email me if you want to help us clean and disinfect and repair. It will probably be next weekend but more details on my RAV group. Also, you can show your support by just keep doing what you have always done. You all have been such a tremendous help in dark times like these and I am so grateful to have you as my friends..you know who I am talking about :D
If you want to put a stop to the releasing of calici and myxo here are some petitions you can sign on line:
Thank you so much fro your help and support !
Twinkle Bunny Tops (70% 18m merino, 20% tencel, 10% angora)
(70%merino, 25%silk, 5%angora) 100g AU$22
4ply Rainbow yarn in two colourways
special loooooooooooooooooooong repeat dyed yarn in a 100% wool that knits up like a dream! See the citron I made for example ! Feltable as well and looks amazing ! Huge skeins of +/- 150grams at an amazing price of $26. Yardage per 100grams +/- 400meters !
handstitched ribbon to knit or crochet with, recycled silk fabric . handstitched silk ribbon
great for weaving (esp Saori weaving),knitting crochet,anything goes ! All skeins are predominantly silver and gold with flashes of colours in it.
The subscription is for a period of three months and you will receive one special hand dyed top/roving per month to the value of AU$20 or more !
All the tops will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of Ixchel Fibre Club !
Price to join the Ixchel Fibre Club #9 and receive your special hand dyed top :)) for three months is AU$60 + postage (parcel post or airmail). AND double and triple serves are available !!! So in short:
For Australia :
single serve $60+$18 postage (parcel post)
double serve $120+$21
triple serve $160+$33
For USA + Canada:
single serve AU$60+AU$35 (Airmail)
double serve AU$120+AU$60
For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$60+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve AU$120+AU$58
Single serve AU$60+AU$28 (airmail)
Double serve AU$120+AU$39
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FIBRE CLUB #10 now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for fibre club #10 is JUNE 30th ! And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid JULY:)
Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me your details :))
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Club
Here are all the details and just pm me when you have any questions or want to be part of the funky bunny batt club Movement ;-) Welcome to the blingy dark side ;-D
At the request of so many fibre fans and bunny lovers I am starting this thread so that everybody who wants to join the 10TH funky bunny batt club can put their name on the list.
The subscription is for a period of three months (july-august-september!) and you will receive one special hand dyed funky bunny batt per month to the value of AU$32 or more . The batts will range in weight from 100grams to 150grams with luxury fibres like camel , angora, cashmere, silk, yak, llama even buffalo and wolf this time ! is on the cards for the next funky bunny club!! )
All the batts will be hand dyed and will be especially made for the members of Ixchel funky bunny Club ! Every month you will receive a HUGE luxury funky bunny batt !
Sign up now and you will receive an Ixchel Hand dyed , super luxurious funky bunny batt in july-august-september 2011 !
Price to join the Ixchel Funky bunny #10 :)) for three months is AU$96 + postage (parcel post or airmail). So in short:
For Australia : $96+$18postage (parcel post)
For USA + Canada: AU$96+AU$35 (Airmail)
For UK,Europe, rest of the world: AU$96+AU$38 (airmail)
For Asia: AU$96+AU$28 (airmail)
If you want to receive a fibre surprise every month then join the IXCHEL FUNKY BUNNY Batt CLUB now. Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the funky bunny batt club #10 is JUNE30th! And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid JULY 2011 :)
What is the deal? hmmm it is sooo good and fun and sockaliscious you just will HAVE to join :)
Here are the details:
Every month for three months you will receive:
1. enough hand dyed luscious yummy yarn to make a pair of socks; (the hand dyed yarn will be exclusive for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB and will range from a sockweight yarn or a 3ply or a 4 ply);
2. Every month a new sock pattern, tips and instructions ! Now is that GOOD or is that GOOD ??! :) I will even offer a double serve for those of you who like their socks extra long :)
Here is the nitty gritty:
For Australia :
single serve $78+$18 postage (parcel post)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +$21
For USA + Canada:
single serve AU$78+AU$35 (Airmail)
double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$49
For UK,Europe, rest of the world:
Single serve AU$78+AU$38 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$57
Single serve AU$78+AU$28 (airmail)
Double serve $130 (= one skein FREE!!!) +AU$42
Numbers are strictly limited ! Deadline for signing up for the Ixchelbunny SOCK-IT-TO-ME Yarn CLUB! is JUNE 30th ! And the first installment is going to be shipped out mid July 2011 :) Payment via direct deposit or credit card. Just PM or email me your details :))
By the way: you don’t HAVE to knit socks if you don’t want to.. the hand dyed yarn is amazingly nice for scarves, cowls, beanies and even tops ! Anything goes :)
Email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to adopt any of these Yaaaarns! or fibres : message me on Ravelry or facebook where I am Ixchelbunny !
Dates to Remember:
Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm (11am-5pm)
Saturday, June 18th (please please email me beforehand to secure a seat)
Bring your wheel, spindle, knitting, crocheting and a plate to share with everybody. There is cake and coffee and tea and a lovely bunny to cuddle and lots of fibres and yarn!) very important ! : Please, please let me now beforehand by email or message that you would like to come and visit so I can prepare the infrastructure and cake ofcourse !
Contact me on Ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny, message me on facebook there or email me on Ixchelbunny@yahoo.com.au
The BENDI PARTY is ON!
15-16-17th of July !
Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show (with a big dash of Rabbit from yours truly)
see website ; www.sheepshow.com
Woolcraft entries close june 10th. Contact Dot Vallence at the Woolcraft committee for more info or come to one of the Bunny Spin ins to g et your copy oif the woolcraft schedule book.
Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show is NOT to miss in this year of the rabbit !
Lots of special goodies on offer, prizes to be won and a super competition of “Bunny dress up”again this year! Make a a statement ! This year there’s a “Rock-a-Billy Bunny-dress up competition”and win a super duper Bunny Spin or Yarn bunny Prize! C’mon be a rockin”Fibre Bunny! You know you want to J and everybody who spends over $50 to support the IxCHeL fibre farm will have a chance of winning amazing prizes !
All the preperations are already on their way to make this years Bendi show an amazingly FUN FIBRE EVENT !!!!!
Bunny invasion in Queensland planned again just after Bendigo ! @ Mapleton Camp of the Queensland Spinners & Weavers
Mapleton Camp July 22-24 !
Contact the QSW&FA if you want to be part of this awesome weekend of fun !! I will be doing workshops on Art yarn (my nip ‘n’tuck special and Jewellery Sculpture Art yarn)
RABBIT ON !