Saturday, April 18, 2009

Puzzled!?

Yesterday afternoon I looked outside and this is what I saw. The English daisy that I'd planted the day before no longer looked like it did. Almost every single flower had been neatly snipped off, their stems gone! Today the plant has a tall fence of chicken wire around it. Maybe it will bloom again?
Snipped!
Several days ago we spotted this cutie out in the yard. Sh/e is only about 6 inches long and has stayed pretty well hidden. Surely this is not the guilty party? Somehow though, I think one of its relatives may be wishing it could figure out how to get at the remaining two flowers with the tasty stems.
Snipper?
During the winter, Pat challenged folks to make some Crazy Quilt puzzle pieces, and I've been puzzling over how to do it ever since. The deadline is June 1, so pondering just wasnt' going to make it happen, and I took the plunge. Piecing such a small area was challenging as was finishing it. Stitching and embellishing the piece was fun though. I have 3 more to finish for Pat's Pieces of Friendship and then another set to exchange with Kathy
By then maybe I'll know what I'm doing!
Puzzle Piece 1

12 comments:

Dee said...

I think you have found your culprit, although s/he may not have been the ONLY guilty party.

Barbara C said...

The bunny's probably thinking, "yum, stems!" How can such cute creatures wreak such havoc? Your poor plant.

What a beautiful puzzle piece. Now that's thinking outside the CQ box.

Cat said...

She so neatly cut and left you the flowers... how sweet!

You puzzle piece is great!

Pat said...

One day DD and I planted gerber daisies around the house in Texas and the next morning the slugs had eaten every plant! crazy, eh?!

Love the puzzle piece~it looks like you already *know* what you are doing! :)

Plays with Needles said...

I can't believe the stems are SO tasty...doesn't it make you want to try them to see what all the fuss is about...
I loved your Easter bonnet too...You have been one busy knitter while I was away...

Wendy said...

I guess your bunny needed the stems to help it grow into a big bunny!lol. I really like your puzzle pieces. I may have to try one of those on a larger scale.hmmmm...... And you are one prolific knitter, I have enjoyed watching the baby bootie parade.

SueR said...

Baaaad bunny! Are you planning a vegetable garden this year? He'll love it! Great job on the puzzle piece, and what a cute idea!

Kathy said...

Hope your flower recovers. Love you puzzle piece. I better get busy.

Wendy said...

So funny that the bunny ate the stems and not the blossoms. I have a terrible problem with bunnies. When I put in a new rose bush I have to chicken wire it or else it will be skeletonized by morning. As it matures it grows less in danger of getting eaten because I don't think they like the older plants.
I am so happy to see your puzzle piece. I have seen Pat's and I think yours is definitely up to par. Fantastic.
Big Hugs,
Wendy

Carol B said...

Hope your plant blooms again.

I really like your puzzle piece and you sure fooled me, that you didn't know what you were doing. Looking forward to seeing the next ones.

BeadBag said...

Judy - We have a problem with squirrels - they tend to snap off flower heads - just for the fun of it! I have to net everything up, otherwise they dig their paws into the pots just to find out what's in there!(the pesky !******!s)
I love your tulip and daff pics.
Kind regards,
Shirley I.

Susan said...

But if that's the culprit, why didn't it eat the flowers? Interesting!

Another pretty puzzle! That dragonfly fit right on there.