Thursday, April 30, 2009

Anyone for a trade? & Bunny Adventures


I got these darling fabrics from Keepsake in my Medley of the Month. They are very sweet but I have sworn off the baby quilt making until I have a grand kid of my own. My feathers are a little ruffled in that area. I should learn my lesson a long time ago but I still insist on making things for people and so my ruffled feathers are all my fault. Anyway, these darling Moda Pampered Pooch fabrics would be sweet for someone who is making a quilt for a little one. What I need is background fabrics in any type of off white, cream, beige, white on that. I will trade my 6 fat quarters for yours. Let me know.

The other day V of Bumble Beans took pictures of her city surroundings and reminded us to look up. It made me pay a little more attention to my own. I don't have skyscrapers and such but I do have the occasional interesting wildlife.

About 2 weeks ago Roger discovered a bunny feeding on bird seed in the yard. He's a good sized bunny and lives in the thicket along side our house. It's dense area that is alive with birds and chipmunks and such. Now it appears to be the home of Mr. Bunny, who by the way is quite adorable. As bunnies are wont to do, Mr. Bunny likes to eat the tender young things growing in the area. Since it is a large yard and full of green shoots and tender vines I suspect he really likes his new home a lot. A few days ago I noticed the hillside volunteer tulips had bloomed again this year. They are bright red and the squirrels must really like that color since they have moved a larger number of bulbs here over the last couple of years. We didn't plant them and, at this point, there isn't another tulip on our property so I know they were filched from another yard and brought here by furry little paws of some sort. Anyway, I thought they were so bright and pretty and then off to the grocery store I went. About an hour later I came home and 3 tulips were dead headed with only an errant red petal laying on the ground...hmmm. Yesterday, the bunch of 5 had two blooms left. Apparently, bunnies consider tulips something akin to Fritos in the people world. Nice little snacks. So here are the pictures of the remaining tulip petals and a shot of where I think Mr. Bunny has made his little house. The pics are clickable.

I really love watching the critters around here so it doesn't bother me that they lunch in my yard. I do think that the chances of growing tomatoes this year have become a little more slim. I hope they don't like Moon Flowers because it isn't really summer here unless we have our Moon Flowers. I guess we'll see how this develops since Mr Bunny is very brave and hangs out in the open where, I suspect that, Mr. Hawk is keeping a close watch on his lunch....nature often solves it's own problems for me around here. I'd be sad to lose him though.
That's all the news from the hill for now.
Let me know if you want to trade-I could send out a package on Monday.
Back to the sewing.


The Calico Cat said...

Me, Me, Me I will trade! Jumping up & down waving hands excitedly! (Not that my son needs another quilt or anything...)

Libby said...

Oh those critters! It's fun to watch them . . . . as long as they are not eating up my garden *s* I don't mind sharing, but they are greedy little buggers.

Debra said...

It all balances out in the long run but it's fun to see how it will turn. I would miss the bunny too.

Our neighbors have a pair of ducks sitting on a nest in their wild grasses by the pool. Dad swims in the pool and mom sits on the nest. They've come over to our pool a few times but our dog is not very willing to share his pool so they move on out. I would love for them to stay but I know that's not going to happen. I'll have to be content with the squirrels!

GARI said...

Sounds like everyone is enjoying the tulips in his/her own way. Cool!

Finn said...

Oh, for the love of tulips...LOL. They are food for the tummy as well as the eyes apparently, personally I've never eaten one.
Can't help you out with a trade, as I'm kind of sworn off that type of fabric for now...LOL, but Amy sounds willing. Hope it works out. Hugs, Finn

Cindra said...

If you are worried about certain flowers and don't want to hurt the bunny, spray some coyote urine around the area with flowers that you don't want touched. It will smell for a couple of hours and then it goes away, but the rabbits can still smell it. They will stay away. I did that for my lilies, they did like my Easter Lilies and that broke my heart one year.

I wish some squirrels would hide some tulip bulbs in my yard.