Welcome autumn! A cold front came through on Tuesday and the temperature dropped 10+ degrees. Our afternoon outing to Lyons Woods was very comfortable both for me to walk and for Stevens as he sat in the car. (He's unable to walk long distances -- especially at the pace I've developed over this past year of near-daily walks!)
Oriental bittersweet or spindleberry. The vine grew across a 2" gap (right photo) to wind around the tree trunk (left photo). I've only seen bittersweet at Lyons Woods.
Left: the rose hips from Japanese or Seven Sisters roses look more like berries than rose hips. It's a non-native rose with profuse white blossoms. Right: the rose hips from native rugosa (wild roses) are larger.
The sumac looks ready for Christmas with its red-and-green foliage.
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Thank you all who commented on the quilts I bought at the estate sale last weekend. An update on the signature quilt: I did some more Ancestry.com searching and figured out more relationships (grandmother, daughters, cousins). I couldn't get a definitive church affiliation. Then I discovered the Itawamba Historical Society which has a museum, archives, restored buildings, and a genealogical library. I wrote a letter explaining how and from whom I got the quilt, boxed it with the quilt, and send the package off to the historical society yesterday.
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In the studio: I prepped the back for the Christmas basket quilt. I'll deliver it to LeAnn tomorrow. She quilted the Magpie Hug a couple of months ago.
I usually cut scraps into predetermined sizes (squares and strips) except when I don't feel like it. Those go into a medium-sized plastic tub. The tub was getting pretty full so I made a bunch of slab blocks. They're 6.5" unfinished. I think I'm going to set them with topsy-turvy triangles (one sample on the wall).
You know better than to ask if I emptied the tub. <grin>
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P.S. One more flower photo. Field thistle.