Monday, February 22, 2010

I've had a few small finishes. When cleaning my sewing rooms I found some things that were close to completion. This was part of Lynette Anderson's Noah's ark pattern. I enlarged the block and framed it ready for spring.

Some wool applique recently finished. I love working with wool. I couldn't resist this pattern. Once it's framed all I'll need is some yellow flowers to match. It shouldn't be too much longer -all of my daffodils are up and have buds on them!

Sometimes, when I really love a fabric I need to use every little scrap

Here's the front - a pincushion using a little design from Cinderberry Stitches .

I'm putting this at the end of this post so if you are squemish - stop reading.
Here's a tip for those of you who burn firewood. Don't just scoop up a big armful of logs and put them next to your fireplace. You may have an unwelcome visitor.
Apparently this little fellow crawled into the woodpile to hibernate.
When I brought the logs into the house, he must have warmed up and woken up. My daughter was looking at the bricks above the fireplace and asked "what's that?" Luckily my husband was home, and I am proud to report that I came out of hiding long enough to help. In my opinion one of the benefits of being married is having someone to get rid of spiders, catch mice, kill cooperheads , and now bats. This is what a terrific man I'm married too: first he stood there with it until I could take a picture of it; then he let it go outside. But there was snow on the ground and the bat was obviously struggling and couldn't fly. Just a moment before I was ready for him to kill it, but then I felt sorry for it. So he scooped it up again and took it to a covered place where at least it wouldn't get wet and maybe go back to it's nap.
So now I bring in one log at a time and make sure I check it thoroughly.


Shakerwood said...

That's been an ongoing argument in our house for years. Dear Hubby wants to bring in the firewood and stack enough for a month. I want to bring it in and throw it straight on the fire. If it isn't being burned right away, it should stay outside.

Amanda said...

The Noah's Ark block looks so sweet in that little white frame, and your wool stitchery is very springlike. I've noticed that some of our daffodil bulbs are beginning to bend over now, so it shouldn't be long before they start to flower. I don't know what we'd do if we found a bat, as they're a protected species here; I think we'd probably have to contact the RSPCA. Poor thing though, having his winter nap interrupted like that.

Marilyn said...

Your framed Noah's Ark piece is adorable...and I love the pincushion too!!
Now, that bat...not so much, yikes!

Judy S. said...

Gosh, Lynn, you've been busy lately. Did you make the whole Noah quilt too? (I can't remember.) That's one of my UFOs... Your solution was great! That bat is very interesting; I've never seen a live one.

qltmom9 said...

Ew, ew, ew. We had a nest of praying mantises come in and wake and go ALLLLLL over. I hate firewood! Where is the romance?

Anonymous said...

Awww what a cute bat- so sleepy I expect. I'm glad you put him somewhere safe and under cover. We had some rare ones live in the walls of the old farm house- fantastic at killing midges and insects at dusk.

Lovely work on the wool- I keep looking foldly at wool felts at the moment- so snuggly. We had a snow flurry today.

Gorgeous cherry scrap- lovely use for it.

Carrie P. said...

Great little finishes. I like bats and I think they are endangered around here so I am glad your hubby found a safe place for it.

Jan said...

OMG ~ It's a good thing your daughter saw that bat or it may have been flying around the house later that night while you were sleeping. LOL Ahhhhh, can't even stand the thought of it!!!