Bugs and Flys

As I have gotten closer to finishing several stories I found I needed to stop and make the small bugs and flies called for in several stories.  There are no patterns for these but I have been doing so many different ones with the crocheting I figured I could make up patterns and come up with something that would pass.  Here is what I got .  Photo on 5-14-16 at 12.33 PM

This is the giant dragon fly for the story of the Swagman. Most of the others come from Froggy goes a Courting.  Photo on 5-14-16 at 12.32 PM

First to come to the wedding supper was a flying moth who laid out the table cloth.  Here is the moth.Photo on 5-14-16 at 12.35 PM #2

This is the table cloth.  Shirley gave me a dozen or more of these and I knew as soon as I saw them that I had my table cloth.  Photo on 5-14-16 at 12.34 PM #2

The wedding supper was a fried mosquito and black eyed pea.  This is as close as I could come to a fried mosquito.Photo on 5-14-16 at 12.34 PM #4

This is the black eyed pea, I think I got that one good.  Next to come was a Juney bug who brought the water jug.Photo on 5-14-16 at 12.34 PM #3

I call this my Juney bug but it ism’t too close to a June bug.  I am now working on the bumble bee who dances with the broken back flea.  Photo on 5-14-16 at 12.35 PM

Here is my flea.  As you see I was getting tired and my imagination had pretty much run out.  Photo on 5-14-16 at 12.34 PM

This is the tick who ate so much she got sick.  You can see why my imagination failed me.  After a while they all look alike. I still have to make the wedding cake, the big black snake that ate the wedding cake, Mrs Cow who tried to dance but didn’t know how and the white dove that swallowed up Froggy.  And of course I need the little piece of corn bread that was left on the shelf.  Now I am back to working on Dyhana’s sweater as that is much more relaxing.  Have a great day.Photo on 5-14-16 at 5.28 PM

I forgot to press publish so I got the bumble bee finished and here he comes.  Good night

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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2 Responses to Bugs and Flys

  1. Nancy O'Grady says:

    Carol, you are just too, too funny!!!! Your place must be getting quite the interesting place. Are there kids in your neighborhood or is it a retirement area? I can picture you starting a story hour and the kids loving to come and visit all the animals and you. Remember when I always wanted to visit the parrot when I came to Harrisville? What about the local library…..bet they’d like to have you come with a story each week for the kids. Bet you’d have a blast too.
    Always busy here and enjoying the Spring weather. Peter and I manage to stay well and planning a week in Maine the 1st. week in June. Will write more soon or call since it is easier.
    Love you, Nancy

    • Hi Nancy, No the kids are our great grand kids. Mostly Patty’s grand children, Gina, James and Colby the twins. I have not taken any books over to their house yet to read but will when school is out. Gina has been over to see my animals once since I started. I am trying to get back into her good graces. When she came here for tutoring we had quite a falling out because she did NOT want to do any home work and I told her that was what she was coming here to do and that we could only play when she had her home work done. Well, she never finished the home work because she never finished her work at school either and had so much home work to do after school then. She got so that anything that sounded like school work made her bock. We were reading Dick and Jane and each day I made her read three chapters. She resented it so much that when Patty read her Charlottes Web and said that they would only read two chapters a night Gina yelled “Oh NO a chapter book” That was when I stopped tutoring her. Even now when she comes here she won’t come into the house until I agree there is no school work. I just felt I needed to become a grand mother again and let the teacher at school worry about getting her to learn anything. School now is crazy anyways. They don’t teach in any order just the test at the end of the year. So there is no natural order to the things they learn. This is even true up into the High School. The girl next door is taking Geometry and needed some help so she spent an afternoon with me and I taught her Trig. I thought that was funny but she got it and didn’t need any more help. I saw her later going to the bus as I was taking my walk and I ask her how Geometry was going. She said fine, so I asked her if she understood the proofs? I knew most girls had trouble with those. When I explained what proofs were she said, “Oh, we didn’t do much of that because they are not on the test at the end of the year.” I am so glad I don’t teach now!!
      Enjoy your trip to Maine. I hope you have good weather. June can be so iffy. Rosemary wrote to say they are forecasting a very cool summer this year because of the melting of the polar icecap. I hope that doesn’t extend into Maine too.
      Love you Carol

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