There is an old British superstition of good luck that has many variations, including the following:
(1) It is believed that saying "Rabbit Rabbit" on the first day of the New Year will bring yearlong good luck [must be especially true in the Year of the Rabbit!].
(2) Being the first to say "rabbit rabbit" to a person on the first of the month will bring good luck.
(3) Instead of saying "rabbit, rabbit", saying just "rabbit", or "rabbits". Some also extend it to three rabbits: "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit", which has some of the earliest written references.
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Whichever Rabbit tale floats your boat, Happy Chinese New Year!
Only the quilty front, Judy selected Item #10 for the 2011 UFO Challenge and as luck would have it (bad rabbit pun intended), I had already worked on and finished the H-Blocks quilt in January that was listed as my #10 UFO. So I moved on to my second list of 12 and put the purple/yellow top on the frame to quilt and finish for this month. To make it even more child-friendly, the purple/yellow has a purple Dora the Explorer backing - way cute.
Then I remembered that I needed to have the frame free soon to quilt up something for a friend, so I went ahead and quilted and bound the purple/yellow. Wahoo! I'm finished with the UFOs for the February Challenge already .... quite an achievement for me. Here they are: