Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Is this poisonous- oops- Venomous?

(First of all, I have a new visitor & I am not happy about it at all.   My husband is at work; so I need to know if this little critter is venomous:

 Doesn't it look like he just ate something - eek
Anyway - I am now nervous to go outside because he is lurking in my garden.

On a brighter note - Looking out my window - lol - I can see it is a lovely day - Beautiful weather & my Azaleas are trying to bloom:


And this got me in the mood to refurbish my Bird Houses - Something enhanced the little opening in this box so my husband fixed it for me:

And when I am the happiest I stitch - So here is a new finish - I still need to add the buttons, but the threads are all in place:
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Design: Snowman '10 Snippet
Fiber: Recommended DMC
Fabric: 32 Count Raw Linen
I know it is a Christmas pattern - But all of you have been stitching it and got me hooked - So technically it's your fault - :) !!!!!
So......
Don't forget I will announce the next Traveling Stitcher Friday -
I am off to do housework (dishes, laundry......)
Have a great week !!!!!!!!

22 comments:

Nancy said...

Not loving that visitor to your garden but I think he is harmless. Your stitchy finsh is so cute!!!

Nan said...

Holy Cow! I am so impressed that you would get close enough to that SNAKE to take pictures. I am absolutely phobic of snakes and would be trembling in my house with the doors locked and towels stuff under the doors so he couldn't get in. And then I would never step foot in my garden again. Lol! Your flowers are lovely and so is your Snowman. Its never the wrong time of year to stitch for Christmas.

gracie said...

that snake certainly looks as though it ate something!

Anna van Schurman said...

It's a garter snake. Nothing to worry about! I love that Snowman. I'm hearing the siren call...

Jules said...

In response to your first question, no he is not poisonous. There is no such thing as a poisonous snake. They are either venomous or non-venomous (something I learned during my trip to Silver Springs earlier this year). With that said, it looks like a regular 'ole yard snake, quite lucky for you as it will keep the rodents away from your fabulous azaleas - and other flowers!!!

That snowman is precious! Nice work!!

Mouse said...

oooo nice snake :) but not sure what kind sorry and ooooo love your snowman finish and yep I have seen it done on a lot of blogs recently and am tempted myself too ..lol love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish - it is gorgeous. I have this little cutie to stitch too after seeing so many gorgeous finishes of him. Not so keen on your other visitor lol.

Pumpkin said...

Okay, that's just gross!!!! I've never seen a snake that just ate something before :oS

Lovely pictures Patty!

Congrats on your adorable finish! He's on my to-do list too ;o)

Khris said...

ewwww yukky....I so don't like snakes of any kind....even if they aren't venomous...I so hope it isn't. Hugs Khris

Tricia said...

I have that snowman all kitted up... how dare you tempt me to start it!!!! :-) LOL!! It's adorable. Pretty snake, too!

Jackie said...

Whether it's venomous or poisonous would not make a difference to me. I'd keep my distance and have it removed!

diamondc said...

Hi Patty: This looks like a garter snake they are great for gardens they eat mice rats and moles I have several living in my gardens I have even picked them up no fear.
They shed their skin once a year, I have found many of the skins around very soft it kind of feels like a silk scarf.
I love your snowman finish the bird house is simply beautiful.
Happy Easter
Catherine

Catherine said...

Completely harmless - to you, but not to the poor critter that was lunch! They are actually very good to have in your garden!

staci said...

Ewww, snakes!

Love your Snowman Snippet finish...he's adorable no matter what the season!

Rebecca said...

Cool picture of the snake Patti. He certainly ate something and that is most likely really good for you garden.
You tested my memory with this. I thought it was a garden snake and when I google pictured garden snake that's what came up. It's certainly normal to be a bit skiddish at first and I'm sure it probably scared the (##@$%# out of you it certainly would me at first. You are a great photographer, you should be very proud of yourself.

Christine said...

Love your finish, hate your garden visitor ;D

Sally said...

Oooh no I would be nowhere near a snake of any kind! I hate them so much. They really scare me.

Lovely L*K finish. Love this one.

Stray Stitches said...

I would be staying inside away from that slithering creature! Love your snowman stitchery - it's adorable!!

Lelia said...

oh, ick. snakes are just gross. my boyz + DH aren't bothered by them, which is another reason, THEY can garden!

Debbie said...

I agree with the others...just a beneficial garter snake. However, it's a great reminder to always wear closed-toe shoes and gloves when gardening! A few years ago I was working in my rock garden and uncovered a black widow spiders and her babies!! They are very venomous! I had gloves on, and they tried to run away but always remember the gloves!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great pic of the snake - wonder what it ate?

Love you LK finish and your garden is really looking pretty. I miss my dad's garden in the spring and summer - he grows beautiful azaleas, too!

judy said...

I thought your snake had snacked on my totally useless threads. But, yep, there they still are in the pretty glass jar. Have great day, brave woman. :-)

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