Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Strange Infestation

It's the oddest thing.
There I was, minding my own business, working on a couple of projects, like the back for Katie's Star Patch.  (You remember those stars from way back when.  You know, when that new ruler ran off with me purely in the spirit of scientific experimentation.)

And remember these little shooflies?  I made a few more and assembled them with a side project in mind.  I had just laid them out when I heard a strange sound.
It was a sort of "fffffffwoop..." sound.

Let me back up a little on that last photo:

See that little block in the upper right?  I have no idea where that came from.
Then I heard that sound again.


It came from the drawer where I keep my Leader/Ender squares.

I tried to concentrate and keep working.  You know, working on those projects that had my permission to be worked on.


I found that one in my shoe.

I went to the freezer to get some ice.

Well, it does have snowflakes on it.  I guess it makes sense in a cosmic sort of way.


One appeared over the door.

This one turned up in my lap.  That was kind of disturbing.


Oh, great.  Now they're going to be caffeinated?!?

I glanced over at the hallway and saw a whole trail of them.

I don't know if they're coming or going.  They don't move when you're watching them.

I did the only thing I could do.  I gathered them up and parked them on this orange fabric.  They seem fairly happy in captivity.

I guess I'll have to spray.

Though I think I'll wait until there are enough of them for a whole quilt...


Libby in TN said...

There's no cure, I can assure you!

kmkat said...

LOL! You are so funny!

Chantal said...

Oh That cracked me up lol. Too funny. Thanks for laugh, always in need of that! They must be pure breed because they all look so lovely.

LA Paylor said...

laughing, laughing snort laughing some more. Are they coming or going?? hahahaha

Don't spray they like it.

Cathy said...

Breeding Little Monkeys, huh??? Good for you! But you need to learn to keep them in line a little better. They might attack you while sleeping. Fwooop...

Joanne said...

Fantastic sense of humour. And I so hear you. although I do try to keep mine contained. There are so many Leader and Ender ideas floating around and for some reason I seem to need to try them all. Groan.

Vicki in MN said...

OMG Gayle, love your commentary!!! I really like them on the orange :-)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I wish adorable little blocks like those showed up around my house!

Thanks for the giggle and linking up with Oh Scrap!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Great post! Look forward to seeing the end result... if you can round them all up!