Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Molly, an odd marketing policy, quilting club and another infestation......

Discovered Molly doesn't like having her photo taken, strange doggie!! These were the best I could get of her.....


It's hard taking a photo of her, as she never stands still for any length of time when outside!!


We have a great store in town called TSC Stores if you click on the link, you will see it specializes in items that are especially useful in a rural setting, like items for your stock etc. When we moved to this house we used to get the TSC flyer and liked receiving it. However we haven't had it in a few months, so when I mentioned it in the store, they said to contact the newspaper to see why we weren't getting it.

Talked to the nicest lady at the newspaper and she said it was the Corporate office that decides who gets the flyer's and what area. It turns out that they have decided to only have it delivered in town and none in the rural areas. Don't you think that's a bit odd??? When the store specializes in rural items? Makes you wonder what they are thinking?

On Tuesday it was my first block of the month meeting. We got to see a quilt top finished, however after today, we will not see it any more. So I have to have the block finished by the third Tuesday of November. The first block is called Dove in the Window I still haven't decided what colours I am doing this quilt in. We get a free fat quarter everytime we go. I picked up a black and white print, as I thought I may do this quilt in black and white. Not 100% sure though about that though. They also have a red work club that meets once a month. I would love the learn how to do that, but I have so many other things on the go at the moment, that I think I will hold off joining that club.

Tuesday was a stunning day, so nice and warm. I spent most of the morning in the garden doing some odd jobs. However it brought out the cluster flies in droves. I mean there were hundreds of them in the attic and they spread right throughout the house. Then if that wasn't bad enough, there are hundreds and hundreds of ladybugs everywhere??? So they seem to be in the house as well now. I mean when does all this end? Its getting past a joke all these bugs wanting to live with us. The flies were driving me crazy, I hoovered up I don't know how many times on Tuesday. Fingers crossed things calm down soon.

7 comments:

Cathi said...

Molly is so adorable.
A few years ago we had a horrible time with ladybugs in the city. They were everywhere and they drove the cats mad. They eventually disappeared but they were not pleasant. I took to calling them less pleasant things than ladybugs!!

Lindsay said...

We had cluster flies the first year in our new-build house. I found a website (UK based) about infestations of all kinds and bought a smoke bomb to place in the roof void - it worked!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

We did have two dogs who would jump up and go outside and set, side by side, if I got one of my cameras out. And I would tell them to smile and they did. Dogs know more than we think they do.

Glad you liked the four starlings.

scrappy quilter said...

Molly is so cute. The ladybugs won't stay around for long. As to the flies, I think you're going to have to get the exterminator in there. Nice to see you've joined a couple of clubs. WTG!! Can't wait to see your block.

We have a TSC store in the closest city to us. Love that place. We are in the same boat, no flyers anymore. Crazy in my opinion.

scrappy quilter said...

Molly is so cute. The ladybugs won't stay around for long. As to the flies, I think you're going to have to get the exterminator in there. Nice to see you've joined a couple of clubs. WTG!! Can't wait to see your block.

We have a TSC store in the closest city to us. Love that place. We are in the same boat, no flyers anymore. Crazy in my opinion.

ChrisJ said...

Somebody I was reading recently was complaining about all the ladybugs having disappeared, so maybe they all went to your house!

CannedAm said...

Gil, that's so funny about the TSC flyers. We have to drive about an hour to get to one. I've never actually SEEN one in real life. We get 2, sometimes 3, flyers for TSC A WEEK!!! LOL! Hubby and I have been trying to figure out why on earth we get these flyers (although the neighbouring towns are all farming towns and it makes sense for them to get them) in this tiny cottage community! haha! Maybe a note to TSC would see some results. I know we can always look them up online, but I like to have the papers in my hands and turn the pages. Silly, I know...