Thursday, May 07, 2009

Isn't this a sad sight?
The squirrel assault on the garden has begun and the green beans were the first casualty. As I recall from last year, it was the green beans that started it all. When I saw the first evidence of foliage pilfering, I chose to just pull up my tender little spouts in hopes that once the delicacy was gone further dining would be avoided. The beans didn't seem to mind 'taking one for the team' and I haven't seen a squirrel since.
In good garden news, I've begun prepping my worm bin to harvest the compost.
Not much to it. I just pushed them all to one side of the bin. Next I'll prepare a new little bedding/next for them on the other side. A few tasty tidbits over on the clean side will be all it takes for my little wormies to move on over. Then it will be easy to remove the castings and begin again.
On the quilting front, I finished up a little quilt I had been working on.
The pattern is called Polka Dots, Paisleys and Plaids by Vogies Patterns. It went together quickly and easily and brought some welcome relief from stitching hexagons. I think it's going to look great on the dinner table. Making quilts is such fun!

24 comments:

Yvonne said...

I love your quilt! Those squirrels sure are a pita and they are just too smart for their own good.

Quilt Hollow said...

Dang it Libby! What are you doing to me?!! I have to make this one...I just have to I tell you! I think I'll sit down and draft out this pattern soon! I've got a little note here next to the computer for this quilt! Dang it!!

Jeanette said...

Love the quilt!

KC Quilter said...

What a precious, precious quilt!!! And darn those pesky squirrels!!!

Guðrún said...

Arrrrg, squirrels again. Love your new quilt.

Milah said...

Love the quilt! All your quilts look warm and cozy.;D

Squirrels don't usually bother us here except for teasing our dogs. We have problems with muskrats and beavers. Those guys can do a lot of damage!

Sharon said...

I love your quilt top and yes, it will make a fantastic tabletopper. I love having a quilt on my kitchen table. Thanks for sharing.
Sharon

Candace said...

Durn squirrels! The worms are really working out, though - yay! Love the table topper, Libby - I can just see it with a pitcher of iced tea and fresh flowers on top of it!
Cheers!

Screen Door said...

Love your header. We have to get a game plan for the squirrels.I'll research. Harper needs to be working double duty....(Ransom could take the off-shifts!!!!). Your new quilt is beautiful--- I studied the pattern... couldn't you just picture it in pastel plaids for a baby quilt???? Or for a grown up???

paula, the quilter said...

I was out at my employer's ranch today planting flowers and it was fun watching one of the dogs. Odin had a squirrel treed and, of course, the squirrel was just teasing him. Cute quilt! Too bad about the green beans.

MARCIE said...

I am happy to see your worms doing so well. I must be an Earth Girl, as I am facinated by this whole process. And you know what they say about Earth Girls? We are EASY-ly amused!
Also, love the quilt! Sweet and simple!

Karen said...

Oh, a good quilt! And I didn't even know you were working on it. I had forgotten about Vogies patterns. Have to look and see what's new.

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Libby--I bet he was just trying to taste the beans to see if they would be ok for you to eat!! We had fun with a tiny rabbit last year that lived in the garden, he didn't eat alot--but he made his home under the bean leaves, and he'd sit there and let you talk to him--you actually felt like he was listening to you!! I love the quilt--good work.
Have a good day--Oh and if you will email me your address I have a gift for you, for leaving me a message on my birthday--thanks
Just, Di

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

SOOO cute Libby! Love that quilt. And good luck keeping the little invaders out of your gardens this summer :o)

AnnieO said...

Gardening, squirrels, worms and quilting. Whew, you covered a lot of subjects! lol

Love the plaids in your quilt!

loulee said...

Your quilt looks great. I may have to have a go at that one.
So sorry your garden was the target of squirrels. Lets hope you have seen the last of them for this year.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Darn those pesty squirrels! You have to watch for them!

Another great quilt! You are on a roll!

Cathi said...

Another great quilt finish by Libby!!! You go, girl! Cubby must be ready for a break. We have plenty of squirrels but they don't bother the garden....that's what the deer and rabbits are for!!

Sherry said...

Hi Libby. Love the quilt!

Stephanie D. said...

Why do squirrels like green beans?? Just doesn't seem right, does it? So far, so good with my garden.

my7kids said...

Plant a marigold with your beans and the animals will leave them alone. Animals hate the smell of marigolds, and while marigold petals are edible (and good in salads), the greens are poisonous.

Pretty quilt

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Judy said...

I like the color combinations of the quilt, the dark black but the rich colors of the 4 patches! Very pretty.

Hobbygåsa said...

Wow what a beautiful quilt you have made! Sadly I'm not good with my sewingmachine, I wish I was able to sew like that! When it comes to worms I know nothing :-) Happy Sunday!

Stina said...

You just threw that one together ..did you.. amazing Libby...:o) The new quilt is wonderful!!
Ans Ahh.. Im so sorry to hear about the squirrels.. I hoped they had moved to another house... at least that is what they ought to do... before... hmmm...they find out what you have in mind for them... :o)