Thursday, May 10, 2007

Pillow Madness and Squirrel Rescue.....

We`ve only got one vehicle on the road at the moment. I`ve been keeping up with driving still so I don`t forget LOL Hubby worked nearby in winter and drove me because I was too chicken to drive in the ice and snow mess. They have cut back largely on salting the roads. Now his van needs tending to and he has to find some time to repair it, so my Mum took me over to Lens Mill Warehouse to the their other little building and I got more pillows! We dug and we dug and I stood on a wire shopping basket upside down (the basket, not me) and dug some more to the bottom of the three huge boxes. They aren`t feather like I thought, but feel and lay like feather and for $2.50 a pop, who could resist? The one at the bottom on the far right will definately be recovered and probably a couple of the light green ones and maybe the top left one too, unless it matches okay. Still nicer and cheaper than buying pillow forms. Another piece of fabric, top right to recover one with. They said "Euro Trend" on the tags if that means anything. Made for pennies of course, sadly by people who only recieve a few pennies to make them most likey. Seems everythings that way now. And here I am contributing to it :(

Last night I kept hearing a rattling sound and couldn`t think where it was coming from. This morning I saw Isobell up on the beam at the wall and a little brown squirrel actually walking across the wall! "Oh my god, D, quick! Come here!" I yelled to my hubby in the kitchen. Nothing much we could do at 6 am in the morning and the squirrel gone into the attic to hide. We had visions of the poor creature starving to death.
I went into the barn and grabbed a long and a short fish net, just in case.
Later on before I was leaving with my Mum, the squirrel made another appearance. With another silent prayer I pleaded that I could catch the poor little guy. He eventually ran up top of the kitchen cupboards, whilst Elvis and Teddy looked on anxiously. Then onto the counter after much of my previous useless pursuit of grabbing chairs to reach the beams where he hid in the hall. I plopped the small net over him on the counter, grabbed his tail through it and took him squealing all the way.... him, not me :O), outside and put him in the willow tree. Two prayers answered in a matter of a few days!
Off to work the late shift soon. But I have all my fabric and pillows and the squirrel was rescued from those beastly cats :)
No possible way to take a picture by myself so I scooped this one for you....

12 comments:

Tricia said...

glad to hear squirrely is safe!
remember the squirrel in Christmas Vacation, reminded me of this!
he's a cutie!
cute pillows!
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james higham said...

They look divine and the squirrel's not bad either. This one's definitely in the Focus this evening.

smilnsigh said...

"Made for pennies of course, sadly by people who only recieve a few pennies to make them most likey. Seems everythings that way now. And here I am contributing to it :("

-sigh- I feel/think this same thought. And it hurts, doesn't it? And yet, how do we deal with it? -sigh-

Mari-Nanci

Kilroy_60 said...

I enjoyed the post. And love the squirrel...I gotta say, that's just nuts!!

I'd like to invite you to Exercise Your Brain and Get In The Game

jessica said...

oh what excitement with the squirrel.
lovely pillows.

carolyn said...

So glad you managed to rescue the squirrel though I'm pretty sure your cats were thinking, "There goes breakfast".

tongue in cheek said...

Those are pretty pillows, and the thought you added was heartfelt and sobbering.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I go away for a week and you have all kinds of adventures!!! I am glad you saved the little squirrel - I am sure he will be much happier outside than in the attic anyway!

BTW, I made your penne recipe while I was away. It turned out well but since my family likes spicy food, I am going to make it with hot Italian sausage along with the bacon next time. It will be a good and fast dinner to have on hand for company at the cottage I think!

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

In the south you know what some people would have done with that squirrel?
He's a very lucky fellow!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

sandie....yep, but I guess if ones hungry..... :( LOL

PG said...

Even so it is a lovely set of cushions. Very oceanic. We don't have brown squirrels over here, just greys which have infected most of our native reds with a virus. 'Squirrel Nutkin' is still around, but he lives up in Scotland now in reserves.

judypatooote said...

You are one brave sole....I don't know what I'd do if one got in my house....I freaked out when a bird got in.....Love all your pillows...