In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Thursday, September 7, 2023


 If you look very, very closely, you may be able to see the shiny thread that now outlines both of the creepy crawlies.

My plan for today was to start the snail that will make up the other part of this set. However, most of the day was taken up with dealing with Wildlife Rescue and the critter in the wall of the condo we're renting.

Apparently it came through the opening between the flue of the fireplace and the chimney itself and has been scrambling to find a way out since. It is most disconcerting hearing something run around inside a wall, and even more disconcerting to hear what will have to be done to remove the critter if it doesn't find its own way out.

We had a squirrel in the attic of the previous abode, and the Wildlife people could trap it with ease and little fanfare. Dearly Beloved's geezermobile was attacked by a squirrel who liked to chew on wires, and the mechanic advised putting mothballs under the hood. That repelled the squirrel. However, we've never had one running around inside a wall.

They say that new experiences help us grow and learn to adapt. I would have preferred to have a different type of new experience.


  1. Oh no!!! Hope you can get this taken care of quickly. My husband did home inspections when we lived in WV and had an infra red camera as one of his tools of the trade. Twice he was asked to try to find pets, once a small dog and once a cat, that had somehow gotten into the walls. Found the dog, couldn't find the cat.

  2. Oh my! That doesn't sound fun at all. I hope they are able to get the critter out without it or them creating too much damage. Happy Friday, Ann!