Sunday, March 16, 2014

Flying by with some Slow Stitching on Sunday

Yesterday Spring was teasing us with sunshine and 60 degree temperatures. Today Winter is taunting up with clouds, wind and 30 degree temperatures with a threat of snow -ugh! So combat the grayness of this day I'm stitching on this piece.


I started this last Wednesday when I wasn't feeling great and the weather outside was pretty much a carbon copy of today (do kids today know what a carbon copy was? oh I'm feeling old) Anyway I found this piece here on Pinterest.



I have my misgivings about this as it is on a Russian language site and I know that lots of the stuff there is pirated. So I spent several hours trying to find this graph somewhere, anywhere in the great vast internet with no success. If anyone knows where I can purchase a copy please let me know.

Now this isn't an easy graph to follow. I printed it out and I'm pretty sure if I try to enlarge it, it will only get fuzzier. So I'm making do with the blurry copy I have. I love the colors of this butterfly, and normally they aren't on my radar of motifs I gravitate toward. I think the bright colors are an antidote to the weather and I need it, heck we all need it.

So yesterday I splurged on a big pot of pansies at Costco. So pretty,about 5 different varieties in one pot. But I made a mistake, a BIG mistake. I left them outside last night and this morning about 95% of the pot was GONE!!! At first I thought it was the wind that blew the blooms off but with closer inspection I saw they had been eaten. I suspect it was the deer as we have a ton of them and you don't think they would be so numerous in a neighborhood with small yards and houses close together, very near a business area with lots of traffic. And yet the neighborhood is called Deer Park - one should pay attention to these clues. The daffodils I planted are up about 2 inches. Hopefully they won't be too tasty. I need to do more research on plants that deer don't like. I have a feeling the like pretty much everything - darn it.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

13 comments:

  1. Pretty much everything is right Carol! Normally they leave daffs alone, but eat tulips. Lavender is deer proof.

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  2. Such a pretty design and springy colours.
    Some creatures are giving thanks today for your lovely snack :)
    Enjoy your slow stitching today - thanks for linking up!

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  3. No fear, deer do not like daffodils. Tulips on the other hand, are like candy. Hostas can go either way and they love roses - the pricklier the better. Crazy deer. Love the stitching. My favorite color combo.

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  4. The stitching is so pretty. I'm so sorry to hear about the pansies. I liked deer until one summer they ate all my roses !

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  5. That is right that deer do not like daffodils so they should be safe. They love tulips. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh no!! Bummer on your flowers! We are at least a month away ...Still a foot of snow on the ground here in WI! Pretty stitching, yes..wonder what is up with the Russian sites, they do a lot with softies and knit/crochet too. Had to laugh at carbon copy..it was noooot that long ago!

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  7. Love the butterfly. Don't think those deer eat holly's pansies. Yours must taste better.

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  8. Love the bright colors of the butterfly! Shame on those deer for eating your pretty flowers! I know from experience, that they will indeed eat things they are not known to eat if they get hungry enough!

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  9. A very beautiful butterfly.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  10. Lovely project Carol. I hope that you can find some of the other charts too.
    I don't thing the deer will eat your daffodils :)I hope that you see some blooms soon!

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  11. Nice stitching! Love the butterfly. With the winter we have had I think the deer will eat the siding off the house!

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  12. Beautiful butterfly! There is a bulb that deer don't like called Fritillia I believe. When we lived in Maine I planted them and they didn't bother any of my flowers. Maybe the deer just stopped by for a quick bite an won't return.

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