Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Lizard, then a Spider, now a Snake...

Well, not really a snake, just his skin.  Andy called me into our bathroom this morning...he met me at the door and said "Something just caught my eye"...I followed him into the bathroom and he pointed out the window over the tub...YIKES! 
Yes I screamed...scared the dogs...they came running in barking.  If they could talk I'm sure they would have been saying "What the heck is going on?  Why are you screaming?  You woke us up!"  Once I caught my breath again, I had to run outside and take pictures.  We took a stool out so I could stand on it since I couldn't get a shot of it on top of the hedge...the neighbors probably think I'm nuts...but you know we bloggers do what we have to do.  I loved this one...you can see right where his eyes were...
he slid right out of his skin...another one of nature's amazements.

I did do a little sewing this weekend...more Farmer's Wife blocks...These are just so darn much fun to do.  I was planning on doing 2 and just couldn't quit so I ended up with 3.  #15 Buzzards Roost...
and # 29 Economy and # 108 Windmill...

I wonder what excitement I'll have this week?

29 comments:

Angie said...

W.O.W.! I would much prefer a 'vacated' snake ... LOL

Gretchen said...

How did the skin get on top of the hedge? Climbing snake?? Hope not!! Love your FW blocks:)

Darlene said...

Oh ick!!!!!! Nature is amazing but seriously ICK!!!! LOL

Love the blocks!

Sue said...

I love your farmer's wife blocks! That first one really caught my eye.

NOT a fan of snakes at all and we've had our fair share of them around here. It's been a weird summer in Michigan for awful critters. *shudder*

Ladybug said...

Oh Yes .... it's looks like a
nasty rattlers about 6 to 8 ft...
time of the year... better vacated
.... Good Title Carol :-) got
my attention
Ladybug

Barb said...

Yes, definitely prefer that to a live one....

Cheryl said...

YIKES is right...I probably would have fainted (I'm such a snake whimp)!!! Great sewing!!

Fiesta said...

Carol your blocks are a delight but that snake skin would have given me a fright!!! Yikes!!

sunny said...

See, you just have to blog about what life throws your way, and it's seldom all matchy/quilty things. Makes life much more interesting! I'm getting ready to start on Fw quilt blocks next week.

Maddy said...

Sorry to say this but, where is the snake that belongs to that skin. Love your farmers wife blocks.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Eeewwww!

Love your Farmer's Wife blocks. I think I need a kick in the rear to get me started on mine again. :-)

suemac said...

Love your blocks. I ended up making three myself. Just couldn't stop myself. He He.

Carol said...

And the punchline is . . . . Lol. I would have screemed too.

Allie said...

YIKES!!! You are so much braver than me, I never would have gotten close enough to take pics. Even a skin would freak me out. Love all your blocks, Carol! And I hope you have a quiet week, lol.

Quilts And Pieces said...

It is amazing how they do that, but even the skins creep me out.

QuiltSue said...

OMG, I'm still shuddering from just seeing the picture.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I am not a fan of snakes. Yuck. LOve those blocks.

Thimbleanna said...

Ewwwww, I'd scream too. At least it's owner wasn't there for your picture taking! Your blocks are looking great!

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Oh how I dislike snakes... they are, well just yucky...LOL how bizarre that you can see where his eyes were. That is just bizarre.

Nedra said...

So where did the snake end up? I might be a little more nervous about that!
Your FW blocks are coming along nicely!

Libby said...

*ewwwww*

Barb said...

creep-a-licisou!

Quilt Hollow said...

I found a snake skin out back by the AC just the other day...AND get this Carol....hubby comes screaming for me as a big black snack slithers OUT OF OUR GARAGE as he was working on his jalopy! He says he had just caught it in the corner of his eye....yuck!!!

deb said...

omg I just got a chill!!!!!!!!

Teresa said...

Ah, if only we could get new skin so easily. Hmmm, wonder if anyone would take a picture of my cast off skin, LOL...NOT

Anne Heidi said...

Such a cool picture! And your blocks are lovely!

Jeanne said...

Have you seen the rest of him? Totally amazing how much detail is in that skin. Love your FW blocks.

Linda said...

Wow!!! I would have been just thankful the snake wasn't still there! :-) Scott, however thought you were the luckiest people ever to have such a find!!!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, that looks like a very long snake used to own that skin. I saw a black snake in my garden the other day. Glad he is gone.