Friday, 27 April 2012

"EEEK!!" And "AAAH!!"

It's a rainy, icky grey day here on top of our 'hill' and after a morning of running errands and getting a hair cut (I was starting to look as fluffy as a dandelion!!) I was looking forward to spending an afternoon in my sewing room. I'd barely got going when I needed to get something out of my cupboard. I opened the door and ... spied a large patch, clump, group, army ... what DO you call a whole lot of ANTS in one spot???? ... well ... whatever you call them, I spotted them ... in my SEWING CUPBOARD! Oh no you don't!! So being a good Aussie gal, I reached for the 'can of Mortein' and sprayed them. Then ... I spotted ANOTHER  patch, clump, group, army  on the shelf below, so I sprayed them too! Just when I thought the insect invasion had been thwarted, I began to be aware of a 'clicking' sort of sound ... coming from my CUPBOARD!! On closer inspection ... and with no small amount of horror!!! ... I found that the ants had in fact decided to invade the human world ... starting with my CUPBOARD!!!!! OH NO!!!!! EEEEEEEEEK!!!!! Man, did that can of Mortein get a work out!!! When I finally stepped back to get clear of the fumes, this is what I saw ...

EEEEEEEWWWWWW!!! Dead ants! Can you see the pile of deaded ones on the floor ... there were several of these piles around the cupboard.

NOT Happy Jan!!!!! Here they are, pouring out of my cupboard. GRRRR! So now my Saturday, which WAS to be spent happily sewing, will have to be spent cleaning out my cupboard. SIGH!!!!

For now, though, the fumes have given me a headache and driven me to abandon the battlefield in favour of the couch, my flannel blankie, a nice cup of tea and a blog post with something MUCH nicer than a cupboardful of ants!!

You see, last week I was the lucky (and very excited!!) recipient of TWO lovely "Just Because" gifties .... AAAAAAAAAAHH!! :0) So to balance out the ickiness of the ant invasion, I thought I'd share them with you ...

How spoilt am I!!!! :0) The little green Depression Glass bowl was a surprise giftie from my dancing buddy Lynda. She was strolling around a local market and spotted this little pretty ... and knew I'd love to add it to my collection ... THANKS LYNDA!!!! :0) The GORGEOUS bear wall hanger was a giftie from the super-talented Miss Toni from the Red Boot Quilt Co. Isn't it FABULOUS!!! I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOVE Toni's applique designs and I keep telling her that if I wasn't kept so busy stitching samples for my own pattern designs, I'd certainly be whipping up some of her GORGEOUS quilt designs. THANK YOU TONI!!!! Oh I do feel spoilt ... and it does balance out the icky ant invasion ... though I am NOT looking forward to cleaning out that cupboard tomorrow ... SIGH!!!!

So ... how has YOUR Friday been this week?? Hope you've had more "Nice" surprises than "Nasty" today. :0) And I hope you all have a fantastic weekend that DOESN'T include unscheduled cleaning!!!! GRRR!!! I'll just sip my tea and blog hop for a while to calm down I think ... and then some therapeutic stitching on a surprise gift for a friend ... that should cheer me up! :0) Til next time...

BEAR HUGS!
CHEERS!
KRIS





20 comments:

Fiona said...

Oh no.... what a horror surprise... I hope there is nothing spoiled in the cupboard! Love the applique Toni made you.. it is perfect and lovely little bowl.... yucky weather... off to find some coffee!
Hugz

Lyn said...

That was an awful discovery for you..hope it doesn't mean too much work for you tomorrow...what lovely gifts to sit down and admire with your cup of tea

Christine M said...

Ooooo How awful! Wonder where they all came from. Hopefully you'll get it clean up quickly and then you can relax and enjoy your sewing. Lovely goodies from special friends.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Oh no! Yuck! Hope you got them all. Maybe you need an ant-eater pet? Nasty job having to clean that up ... you deserve a cuppa, a bar of chocolate and something to sew!
Hugs!

Kayly said...

With respect to your cupboard - you are not alone.
By coincidence, today I did battle with a number of ant highways going through my house that have appeared in the last few weeks. I surfaced sprayed every skirting board and door jamb. I know the fumes can't be good for me when they are disguised as oranges!

tillymint said...

Eww... ants.. eww... eww!!! How dare they invade your sewing room, don't they know that sewing rooms are sacred?? Hope you manage to get rid of them all. Lovely presses from your friends :)

Mistea said...

Hope you weren't saving snacks in your cupboard. Uninvited guests deserve their fate.
Lovely teddy hanging and pretty bowl.
Enjoy the tea and stitching with your blankie.

shez said...

OMG i have never seen so many ants Kris,i think you have your own ant farm.oh not nice.
Love your 2 gifties,that wall hanging is gorgeous.xx

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Eewwwww... that really was a big ant invasion!!
You know ants are attracted to sweet things, and you are one sweetie of a friend Kris... so the ants must have come visiting hoping to find you at home.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Not the best visitors to have Kris....your gifts are fantastic,,

Astrid said...

:((( War on ants! :(( I hate ants and I'm after them wherever I see them in the house, because they become an army! Hope you killed them all? Perhaps an idea to empty the cupboard? Here I have noticed they try to enter our house after lots of rain... What a cute little gift! Love it!

Lynn said...

Eeek is right, I hate ants. We had them coming out of the electrical socket, they were impossible to get rid of. But they finally went away.
Lovely gifts!

Maria said...

OH No!!!! Would you beleive I"ve had ant invasions over here in the West too. I have also sprayed and sprayed. Still have a few. Hope you get rid of yours Kris.

Lovely gifties you received to mke you feel better...

Grethe said...

Can`t believe what I`m seeing,Poor you!Really hope you have the best of sprays;building a small wall with the worst spray, they`ll die when they cross,then hover?? Lovely gifts:-)

Jo in TAS said...

Wow it looks like those ants had well and truly moved in, they must haved marched in one by one hoorah! It looks like it was a huge army you have defeated, you deserve a medal !

Maricarmen said...

The ants think you are so sweets...Ants are attracted by the preparations of the wet clothes on ...Do not forget that aerosols only kill the ants you see, not those that are in the nest ...Place salted water in a spray bottle and cover all the furniture ... You can also put packets of herbs inside ...
It also serves to place pieces of orange or tangerine peel in the cabinet, or near the nest ....



Place salted water in a spray bottle and cover all the furniture ... You can also put packets of herbs inside ...

Michelle Ridgway said...

I knew we were in for my rain as I had them winding their way up the outside of my house in thousands last week... bit yukky having to get rid of the bodies. Lovley pressies though.

Maddy said...

Ants: Normally if you keep the ground around your home moist they will not enter and on the occasion that they do, sprinkle around some talcum powder this confuses them and the go away. Better than all those fumes.

Love your work.

Sheryl said...

Quick! call the spiderman!.... yuk... you poor thing what an awful find....
Cute bear quilt and love the green glass dish at least they made your day a bit better....

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Kris...just to let you know I LOVE the Paris quilt in the latest Homespun...just beautiful xo

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