"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

GQA Voting and Adventures in Squirrelville.

Yesterday Moxie was jumping from window to window facing the backyard so I looked out and saw a squirrel hanging like a monkey by his tail in the redbud tree.  I was thinking "wow, I didn't know squirrels could loop their tails around and hang like that" (duh) when I realized it was in distress.  Now the snow was still mid-thigh high, but I put on boots, hat, scarf, coat and gloves (mostly to protect myself in case he got violent), went out with branch clippers and tried to help it.  The poor guy had gotten his tail caught in the Y of a branch, but I could not cut it.  However, because I had lowered the branch he was hanging on, he could get his forepaws on another branch and pull, which he did, and suddenly he was loose and running for cover.  This was left in the tree:
That's fur and it's still there today, so it's caught really well.  He removed the bark trying to get free.  I think that should make up for the squirrel who jumped under my moving tire a few months ago. 

It's time to cast your votes in SewCalGal's 2013 Golden Quilters Awards. http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2013/02/2013-golden-quilter-awards-voting.html
The thing to remember is that not only can you vote for someone you want to acknowledge in the quilting world or for something that you rate highly, but you give yourself a chance to win prizes donated by sponsors who support SewCalGal's event.  There are gift certificates, fabric, quilting tools, thread, books, and a neat set of lotions.  You can vote until 2/28/13.  When I first began quilting and blogging a few years ago, few of the faces and names meant anything to me, but I am happy to say that I recognize many of them now so it's a bit of a challenge to choose.  The easy ones are those I nominated.

This morning I intended to drive to the library, post office and drug store.  But, parking is a mess what with snow mounds covering any parking spaces, so all I got done was the drug store.  However, we've been lucky in that fog has eaten up some of the snow and it's sunny and warm today, so maybe tomorrow will be better day for doing errands. 
God bless you.


Barb said...

Thanks for the reminder about voting.

Jeanne said...

Glad you were able to rescue the squirrel!

Hazel said...

Well done for rescuing the squirrel - they really are pests over here, but I couldn't have left him dangling either!