I think mice are endearing little creatures and I love seeing them outside in the garden but as far as I’m concerned that’s where they should stay – outside.
While I was preparing the house for Easter I went up into our attic to get down all my Easter decorations. I have a small collection of Tilda animals as well as beanbag hens and Springtime bunting, all of which help to make Easter special in our house.
You can probably guess what I’m going to say and yes you’re right. Mice had somehow got into our attic and been busy nibbling away at the decorations. These two Tilda softies were the first things I found which had been attacked.
The frog was beyond saving – he was partially stuffed with rice and so had been munched away, the rabbit’s tunic was chewed but she was fine.
We set traps and caught 4 mice who were relocated to a nearby park. Hubby has searched the attic for any evidence of more mice but so far things are looking good.
Goodness knows how they managed to get into the attic but I do hope they’ve gone. It was upsetting to find quite a few homemade decorations with holes in them.
One which made me smile was this Christmas cushion with the angel pointing to the nibbled hole as if to say, ‘How dare you!’
Looking on the bright side I will enjoy making rabbit a new outfit and maybe even replacing frog with another creature.
It’s not all doom and gloom in the house though, Dear Jane has been getting a bit of attention with these blocks now all done.
K9 Scout’s Honor – Foundation pieced.
A2 One-Two Buckle My shoe – Foundation pieced.
B6 Wild Goose Chase – foundation pieced and reverse appliqué. I used the method suggested by Carla of Granny Maud’s Girl and it worked like a charm – thank you Carla.
G10 Woven Meadow – Foundation pieced, this was pretty straight forward as nothing needed to match up!
D5 Cathedral Window – EPP. I altered the pattern in the book for this one.
G12 Gloriae – EPP and again I altered the pattern, dividing the large star into four so I could paper piece it easily.
H11 Piercing Rays – EPP.
What have you been up to lately?
Until next time,