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Friday, 6 June 2008
A visitor and some potatoes

Yesterday I had a visitor. Isn't he just the cutest little fellow? He arrived at breakfast time and, after taking away the hazelnuts, he returned to eat the sunflower seeds. He eats so daintily, holding the seeds in his tiny paws. He posed readily for the camera and I got several shots of him!

And these are my potatoes in their patio bags which seem to grow inches overnight. You've heard of Jack and the Beanstalk? I hope there's no giant at the top of my potato plants! 

I have been exchange stitching so no pictures to show yet. I mailed my HOE freebie exchange piece early last week but I am starting to worry as it hasn't arrived yet. This exchange seems to have been ill-fated but, ever hopeful, it will arrive shortly. I made a start on my HOE Summer Quaker but when I realised that a friend has a birthday coming up, I decided to stitch it in my friend's favourite colour instead of the colour I had chosen for my partner, so I will have to re-stitch it for my exchange partner. I don't mind as it's a lovely pattern and I shall enjoy stitching it twice. 

Thank you for all your lovely comments - it makes blogging worthwhile.

Thanks for visiting
Take care     


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  • On 6 June 2008 at 13:51, Blogger Hazel

    What a cute chap. Your potatoes look great! I wish I was green fingered. xx

  • On 6 June 2008 at 14:17, OpenID mymarkdesigns

    Aw, cute little visitor!! My parents have squirrels that they feed (they actually buy a big bag of peanuts for them LOL) but we don't have any around here... I think the locals eat them-- we do live in the country.

  • On 6 June 2008 at 14:27, OpenID kvstitching

    What a sweet visitor! He certainly wasn't camera-shy ;)

    Your potatoes are coming along wonderfully!

  • On 6 June 2008 at 14:40, Blogger Yodamanda

    Thanks for your welcome Carol, I found your blog so I'm making improvements all the while! What a sweet little guy. I had a baby squirrel run into my dining room and up the wall once, it stayed for ages chattering away at me :) Your potatoes look fab by the way.

  • On 6 June 2008 at 14:42, Blogger Vonna

    I know some gardners and bird watchers despise the squirrell...but I think they are dainty and I love watching them! You're little fella is a handsome guy!
    And wow...those potatoes are looking lush!

  • On 6 June 2008 at 15:14, Blogger Carol


    Reminds me of Wednesday - I was at my office and my client had her 3 year old with her - the 3 year old was allowed to go into my bigger room while we were chatting. The room has gorgeous big windows (this is an old Victorian from the 1800's) and she came scrambling in to my smaller room, grabbed my hand and told me to come see something - there was a pair of groundhogs digging about in the garden below the window. She was enamoured :-) She called them "the pets" - it was drizzling out, and she was rather distressed when they had had enough and went down into their hole. Aww...

  • On 6 June 2008 at 18:37, Blogger Kim B

    What a sweet little critter! Your potato plants are out of control!

  • On 6 June 2008 at 19:22, OpenID litlaskvis

    I wish we had squirrels here in Iceland. I think they are so cute!

  • On 6 June 2008 at 21:49, Blogger Barbeeque4

    What a cute squirrel!!! We have tons of them in Golden Gate Park and are such fun to feed (although your not supposed to) I did't know you could grow potatoes in a bag - what a great idea!

  • On 6 June 2008 at 22:14, Blogger Daffycat

    Yay, potatoes! They are big...do they stay in the bags? What a cute squirrel!

  • On 7 June 2008 at 00:47, Blogger BeckySC

    Great pictures, Carol :)

  • On 7 June 2008 at 03:17, Blogger Rowyn

    What a fantastic photo of your little visitor! He's so cute. My Great Aunt in Canterbury has one that runs along her back fence, she can watch it from her kitchen - it keeps her (and her visitors, like me) very entertained.

    Your potato plants look so lush!

  • On 7 June 2008 at 05:17, Blogger All things beautiful

    Hello Carol. I just stumbled across your blog :-) and looking at your photos was reminded of the short span of time I spent in your beautiful country (Newcastle, to be exact) in the late 80s. Enjoyed looking at all your cross-stitch pieces too. Craft work is also my passion and I've been spending some time during this short break (school holidays in Malaysia)putting up an etui box. You are most welcomed to drop by for a visit... and thanks for your sharing :-)

  • On 7 June 2008 at 22:33, Blogger valerie

    Awwww, what a cute squirrel! I love watching them scamper...we have some near my building.

    The potatoes are growing! I don't understand how they grow in a bag but then I can barely keep my one plant alive.

    I will email soon...and blog more. Posts in the making =)

  • On 8 June 2008 at 02:26, Blogger Yuko

    Oh wow!
    What a lovely visitor you have had!
    I love the photo so much!!
    The potatos look wonderful!
    I'm looking forward to seeing them growing!