Thursday, November 19, 2009

First Stop on the NiftyKnits Meerkat World Tour: Rural Blounts Creek, NC!

Etta the Meerkat arrived here in rural Eastern NC all the way from England, and her creator Heather of Niftyknits! What a sweet little kat she is! After unpacking, we set off on a geeky fun adventure together: a trip to explore some of the sharks teeth that our area is internationally known for, at the Aurora Fossil Museum!
As you can see, Etta was in awe of this Great White replica and all the fossil sharks teeth!

Later, back at my house, Etta had a tour of our 75 acre property. My husband Howard is a ham radio operator and she was intrigued by the four huge radio towers in our fields. All of a sudden, Etta was gone! I guess her taste for adventure got the best of her, as I spotted her climbing the 130 footer! Bad Etta! By the time I got there, she was hanging on for dear life!
Luckily she managed to pull herself up and climb down

with no harm done... what a girl! Happily, we went on to safer pursuits.

I think Etta enjoyed seeing the gourd art from my Midnightcoiler shop, and some of my gourd harvest. She told me the egg gourds were her favorites! Tomorrow my little Meerkat friend leaves for her next stop. I'll always remember Etta and what a good time we had together! To see more of Nifty's fabulous Meerkats, check out her shop, NiftyKnits. Read her Blog and join the Meerkat World Tour Fan Page on Facebook to follow all of Etta's adventures, as well as her sibling, Treasure, who is also traveling the world!


niftyknits said...

Oh my goodness! I knew meerkats liked climbing to get to a good look-out, but that mast looks very very scary!
What fun! Good luck on your next adventure, Etta!

Glorious Hats said...

Oh my those fossil shark teeth are bigger than little Etta; and what a head for heights. She is a brave and daring young meerkat. Looks as though you all had fun on her first stop. Will keep watching to see where she lands next.

Pamela Zimmerman said...

such a fun trip!

FishStikks said...

What a great adventure little Etta seems to be having and how fun those sharks teeth are.

Love the shot of all those egg gourds too!

TeresaM said...

So nice to see Etta has arrived in the USA safely!! Looks like she is well on her way to a great time!!!

Waterrose said...

Glad she got to visit a museum while she was here...what is an adventure without a little knowledge seeking? Glad she made it here safely!

StudioCherie said...

Fun adventure!

Arosha said...

Glad to hear she arrived safely, and had some cultural experiment as well as fun up there! Great story!

Originals by Lauren said...

OMG, what an adventure! It sounds like so much fun, and your description was wonderful!

Adorn Me jewelry said...

Oh, this is so cute, Lynn and Heather! I love this! What a fun feature. :c)


My Mother's Garden said...

Looks like Etta had a great visit in North Carolina! What fun to take her to the museum to see all of the fossils. Can't wait to have her brother visit my part of the world.
I like the way she looks with all of your gourds and art.

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

How fabulous!! Etta is just adorable, and looks like you have treated her to a wonderful time in NC.

She sure seemed to enjoy the sharks! Very cool, Lynn!

CrazyDaisiesDesigns said...

WOW Etta looks like you gave Lynn quite a scare!

I'm happy you had so much fun and can't wait for you to arrive in NH to visit me and my family!

Love the egg gourds with Etta great shots and wonderful story!


Inbal Weisman said...

OMG what a brave little one!

Look like you all had great time together!

Here we have Her little brother, Treasure. He said:
Please send my Sis kisses and tell I am in Israel now!
She can see her brother here: