We revisited Sedge Meadow along the Des Plaines River on Tuesday afternoon.
Right: interesting fungus, busy beavers.
This is a phenomenon called witch's broom. Wikipedia says it is “a deformity in a woody plant, typically a tree, when the natural structure is change. A dense mass of shoots grows from a single point, with the resulting structure resembling a broom…It is sometimes caused by pathogens.” I’ve only seen it in this forest preserve on the river willows.
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In the studio: I finished all the units for My Blue Heaven and I'm nearly finished with the blocks. I tamed the mess in the blue bin.
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The stash report for November:
Fabric IN: 48-1/8 yards, $34, average .71 per yard.
Fabric OUT: 51-/14 yards.
YTD fabric IN: 1766-1/2 yards,$1165, average .66 per yard
YTD fabric OUT: 284-1/8 yards
As I've said, if I can't not acquire fabric I can at least get bargains!
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My One Monthly Goal for December -- again, multi-part:
a) Make an ornament for the exchange at the guild meeting next week
b) Complete the first three months of the guild BOM
c) Begin plans for the MQG modern mini swap. It's a 24 x 24 quilt, due in February. I've learned that the design/thought process takes a long time.d) Bonus: assemble My Blue Heaven.
P.S. The hogs were out in the field at the farm on the state line road about a half mile from our house. They are a heritage breed called Red Wattle because they have wattles on their cheeks. The breed thrive with foraging. Good way to recycle those Halloween pumpkins! We haven't ordered meat from them yet. (50 yrs ago Stevens had a small farm and raised a few pigs and he is still partial to them.)