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Monday, April 25, 2011

Squatters, stitching and a scissor fob

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend.  We were supposed to go over to my sister's for Easter but they were all sick so we just stayed home and had a relaxing day.  Ate a non-traditional dinner of steak, garlic bread, fruit salad, baked potatoes and strawberry shortcake for dessert.  Easter dinner was delayed quite a bit though due to unexpected visitors.  Adam had a flight to catch and needed to head to the airport by 3:30 so I had planned dinner for 2:00.  Dan went into work and was to be home by 1:30 to start the steaks.  I put the taters in the oven at 1:00 so they would be ready by 2:00, made the fruit salad, cut up the strawberries, buttered the garlic bread and was on target to serve dinner at 2:00 sharp.  Dan arrived home, I gave him the steaks and sent him out back to start grilling.  Only he wasn't out there but a minute before he came back inside, crossed his arms over his chest and said..."You're gonna want to take a picture of this".  I'm thinking, what, a picture of you grilling?  Been there, done that.  So I replied, a picture of what exactly?  "Just get your camera and come out here".  Aw shit.  It can't be anything good and I had a sneaky suspicion I knew what was coming...and I was right.  SQUATTERS!  Damn BIRD squatters!!  Are you freaking kidding me??





First the attic and now our grill.  Between the rabbits eating my car and the birds wanting to co-habitate with us I've about had it with wildlife!  It took us, and by us I mean Dan, an hour to move the nest, clean up all the debris and scrub down the grates. I mean, who wants to eat a steak that's been cooked on a grill full of bird crap and god knows what else!  Gross!! Nasty stuff I tell ya!

Adam had to eat and run due to the delay.  He left in such a hurry that he forgot his last load of laundry in the dryer.  That's nothing new though, he did that the last time too and he wasn't running late that time!  It was wonderful having the boy home but I think he was ready to leave by Sunday. 

Not much to show in the way of progress on Tuscan Rose.  Just more of the same but I will share it anyway. 



I also want to share the beaded scissor fob that was made by Abbie.  She attended our retreat and wanted to make everyone at retreat a scissor fob.  She had us all write down our color preference and address and then shortly after retreat fobs started showing up!  I had requested black and white.  It looks so cute attached to my black and white ginghers which are resting in my black and white shabby chic scissor beak bird! Thanks again Abbie!


I going to go sit down and stitch now since I am temporarily home alone.  Took Amy back to school this morning and Dan is still working.  The puppers are here though so I'm not lonely and they will snuggle up next to me once I am off the computer.  Have a great night everyone!

Take care till next time!

Julie

13 comments:

Yvonne..... said...

That is one nice house those birds made! OMG! Don't know about the rabbits eating your car but sounds like Wild Kingdom. I don't know if I would walk alone at night - LOL! Other than that - and it IS a memory - Easter sounded perfect!

Patty C. said...

The scissor beak bird is awesome !!!!

And I love you bird house - ROFLOL

Catherine said...

Oh my!

Robin said...

Wow. What a surprise to find! Be glad it wasn't mice! Stitching looks great.

staci said...

Talk about clashing with the wildlife, lol :) I'm sure you're not too happy about the birdies new home, but that's pretty creative~~I've never seen one like it!

Jennifer said...

Mice,bees,birds, raccoons, coyotes; we have it all here too. We even had a RAT move into the back of a reclining chair! The cats stared at the chair for days and we kept shooing them away. Then after one rather agressive 'recline' Mr. Rat came running out. A short scream-fset/battle ensued and he was removed to front yard.

Rachel S said...

Goodness. They seem to have been planning an extended stay!

Meari said...

THAT is too funny about the birds making a next in the grill. How did they get in there? That's a huge next!

Your black and white bird is adorable. How did you get the design on the body like that? (Yes, I'm nosey! Hee Hee)

mdgtjulie said...

Sounds like a lovely evening in, sitting with the pupper dogs. Your fob is cute, and I love the colors in your sampler. The green and cranberry floss is beautiful!!! I'm so sorry to hear about the birds in your grill. They make a nest wherever they can find room!! My mom removed a nest a few years ago, and the bird spent all it's time after that throwing itself at her window. Of course, every time it threw itself at the window and it it, bird poop would squirt everywhere. It was all over the window, all over the deck, made a huge mess. She was so tired of cleaning up bird poop. Finally she started putting down the shades and that helped, but boy it was a mess for a while!!

Kate said...

Wow. Those birds were busy. I like the colours in Tuscan Rose.
Cute scissors holder.

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh!!! I've heard of grilled chicken, but wow... ;)

I love the stitching! Great fob, too.

Margaret said...

I just love your tuscan rose! As for that bird's nest in your grill -- OMG! I can't believe they made their nest there! I love seeing bird's nests and eggs, but not in a grill! lol! Sorry you have to deal with that.....

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

ROFLMAO! Love the nest - not sure I'd want it on my grill either but the eggs are (were?) pretty.

Your Tuscan Rose is beautiful and your sweet bird is wonderful!