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Today is the second snow day here in Texas in the DFW area. Keep in mind I lived in New Hampshire for a few years, so this:
does not really qualify as a reason to panic.
But, unusual enough for Texas. Even better the power compant decided to go on emergency status and do what is called "rolling blackouts." If you live north of here that may be business as usual, but not for Texas. And thank you very much, power company for letting us know in advance. I am trying to type this post before my next 15 minute outage arrives!
When the power did come back on, the heater started and I noticed this on the bathroom tile:
Ew. Unexpected. Weird. WTH did that come from?? I checked my dog and myself carefully. No wounds. Now I am totally freaked out. I wiped up the blood but when I came back a couple of minutes later there was more! I realized - WE ARE NOT ALONE IN THE HOUSE. Could it be one of these injured?
(It is groundhog day after all).
So me and my flashlight are looking around on the floor, in cabinets, under stuff. No more blood in any other rooms. I decide to look up at the ceiling in case it is creepily dripping blood like a B horror flick. There is a vent right above the area. Then I hear a chittering noise. So, I do what every dumb girl does in the just mentioned slasher movie - I go to the attic to investigate.
I am really hoping to find these (I love them, whole nother story)
But what I have found is.......
nothing...that I can see...but it's there...and it's hiding.
I will continue the investigation between outages and keep you updated. In the meantime if you have any ideas or ways to protect myself from cannibal, zombie, blood dripping bunnies please comment beacuse I am convinced there is one in my attic.
Do your part to help keep the old chickens warm. Make a hen jumper for a retired battery hen.
Some of the models showing off their knitted versions of the handcrafted (hencrafted?) creations.
From the Little Hen Rescue website: "We are running a non profit organisation that rescues battery barn hens and sometimes other poultry. Everything so far has been funded by ourselves. All our catchers and helpers come on a voluntary basis."
felt in 3 contrasting colors 2 copies of pattern embroidery needles embroidery floss in various colors scissors for both paper and fabric permanent marker fine tip or pencil paper safety pin
Trace bird and wing pattern on paper to make template Cut out bird shape from one color and and the wing from another Pin bird shape and wing to third fabric color Using the pattern as a guide, draw the branch and bird legs Embroider the wing and body to the base fabric - choose your stitch such as a back stitch Use two or three strands of embroidery floss. Use a buttonhole stitch to stitch edges of base fabric