Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What would you use this sewing notion for?

I went downstairs to my sewing room to press my black skirt. I couldn't find my pressing cloth in its usual place, so I started opening all the drawers in my sewing desk to see if I had inadvertently put it away. This is the drawer that holds shoulder pads and large chunky zips, so I don't open it very often.
This is a brown tree snake, commonly known as a night tiger. They won't kill you, but their venom packs a punch, so children, the elderly or people with weak hearts will get pretty sick. The picture doesn't do him justice as they are the most lovely shimmery bronze with a salmon coloured, very glossy belly. Whilst I have no fear of snakes and will happily pick them up and move them, finding this one in my sewing desk made me jump. I have loads of these all over the house, but I have never found one in a cupboard before. As I haven't opened this drawer for ages, I don't know if he is a new resident or if he comes here often. I shut the drawer and left him in peace.

23 comments:

Kathi said...

OH my goodness -- I am generally a calm person, but finding that in my drawer would not be a good thing!!

kbenco said...

Medusa costume maybe? I don't mind snakes, but definitely prefer them outside and at a distance. I would not like that sort of surprise in my sewing drawer - snake poo is pretty awful.

AllisonC said...

Eek, I don't think I would be able to get any sewing done with that notion in my collection!

awami said...

I can't stand snakes (must be an Eden compley or something like that). I'd've run out the room screaming and called the firefighters in a minute!

treva e said...

Holy Crap! I don't think I could use that sewing cabinet anymore. Snakes have their place but not in my sewing stuff! You are so calm about it- my oh my.

Jenny said...

Shut the drawer and left him in peace? Wow. You're a nice human! I would have let animal control make that call. :-) Especially if I needed a zipper!

Sharon said...

That is why I'm a city girl, they make my skin crawl just looking at the photos.

Will you be checking tomorrow to see if he is still there?

gwensews said...

OMG!!! EEk!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Wow! I don't mind snakes either, but a venemous snake (in Texas we had harmless grass snakes, though i never saw one in the house) in my zippers would certainly give me a turn!

Elaray said...

I think he'd make a beautiful belt.

Sew Shy said...

Did you just say you "have loads of these all over the house"? I think I'm about to pass out...

Bunny said...

Yikes, oh my!

Faye Lewis said...

Now I'm afraid to open a drawer!

Sarah C said...

I am utterly speechless! I must give you props for being calm, as that would be the last time I ever open that drawer or even enter that room.

Audrey said...

Yikes, He and those big zippers in the drawer with him have a similar shape and texture. My heart would have been pounding

Handmade said...

That's funny .... but you didn't tell us whether or not you found the pressing cloth??????

Lindsay T said...

Ooh, not a big snake fan here. That would have kept me out of my sewing room for a long time!

Carole said...

I'm so glad you left your little houseguest in peace, but I hope he found a new home soon. How about transporting the whole drawer outside?

Adrienne said...

ACK!!!!

Vicki said...

OMG - you are going to leave him there?

Cennetta said...

Absolutely NOTHING! I would have run out of the house screaming!

Rose said...

Yikes! I would have freaked out. When you have the chance, it would be great if you could expand on what it means to have what it means to have "loads of these around the house." If it means what I *think*, it means that you don't any sort of rodent problem. Personally, I would rather get a cat.. :)

Rose in SV

Vera Charles said...

HOLY SH**!!!!!!!!!

Slithery kisses,
Vera