My life as a quiltmaker and a foster mom for an animal rescue group.
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
The Tree We Used to Have
I admit I've been looking for new things to photograph daily for my blog, but what I woke up to this morning, I could have done without. My beautiful 30' globe willow is now history. They're fast growing, soft-wooded trees, and we knew when we planted it six years ago that it had about a 15-year life span. We were going for shade and not longevity. We've had lots of rain lately and I think the wood got too saturated and heavy. The tree just spit into thirds like a Bloomin' Onion. We can't get out the patio door, and the top 4' of branches are against my sewing room windows. Neither John nor I heard a thing. I've been wanting a new fence for several years. This may do it.
I'm a foster mom with Heartland Humane Society based in O'Fallon, MO. In my other life, I'm a quiltmaker, quilting teacher, long-arm quilter, and do programs and lectures for quilt guilds. John and I have one daughter, Laura, who is married and living with her husband, Jason, in Chicago. I have two grandcats, Dexter and Zelda. Laura and her friend, Sallie, have the Vintage Kitchen Recipe blog. If you like cooking, please visit their site. You can reach me by email at: barbqwilts at gmail dot com (with @ symbol and no spaces).