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Wvdaisy
Buffalo, WV
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2007
6:05 AM

Post #4128046

Kathleen, you are so artistic and your artwork so beautiful. Loved this article, gave me some great ideas :~) You know I didn't know about ironing the leaves between sheets of wax paper. If there's any leaves left on the trees when they dry out in a couple days I'm going to try it, thanks for the idea! I remember the wall hanging you made for JustmeLisa to welcome her to her KY home and bring together the things in her life. Do you have a picture of that wallhanging? I'm sure everyone would love to see a pic of your quilted barn, too! LOL It's BEAUTIFUL. Wish we could have made it to the KY RU to meet you, Lisa and all the others I've known online for years. It really broke my heart to miss that one but heard y'all had a wonderful time. TTYL

Lana

I took this pic last weekend in the side yard. Shades the dog kennel in summer and puts on a show in the fall.

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 27, 2007
1:19 PM

Post #4128445

I can't wait till this time of year. Just can't resist those leaves.They scan beautifully too!

Great article my friend! Loved it!
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2007
2:31 PM

Post #4128634

Nice Work Kathleen!

The artwork is fantastic too!

This week is our fall color officially setting in here in TX~

debnes
McGlory
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2007
3:37 PM

Post #4128876

Loved the article, Kathleen. Just yesterday I picked up some leaves and catalpa pods for no particular reason. Your artwork is stunning. Had forgotten all about leaves and waxed paper. My kids are too old to be impressed, so I'll have to wait for grandchildren I guess. Thank you!
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2007
6:51 PM

Post #4129354

Absolutely beautiful. Both the writing and the artwork...
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

October 27, 2007
7:30 PM

Post #4129463

What a wonderful journey you took us on through the fall colors...great uses for leaves, and a lovely way of telling the story.
Horseshoe
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2007
10:57 PM

Post #4130011

Yay! Great topic! Great fun! Thanks!

12 phone books full of leaves, eh? Best use of phone books I've ever heard of!

Thanks for sharing!

Shoe
ceeadsalaskazone3
Seward, AK

October 28, 2007
5:54 AM

Post #4131193

Kathleen, in Alaska, we go from green to brown to white. So when I encounter a tree planted years ago by some thoughtful, future thinking soul, I collect the leaves, such as "Norway Maple", an unknown oak, a red maple.. all strangers to this north country, I collect them. Now I know what to do with them, my sister feeds lots of birds on her porch (she's on the Audubon list of places welcome to all birders), I'll paste them to windows to keep the birds from flushing from a shrike, stellar's blue jay or merlin into the windows and hurting themselves! Ava, my sister, has a "hospital" (cardboard box w/screen on top to let the concussion victims rest until revived. Hopefully she won't have as many "patients."
Carol
Laurie1
Burwash Weald
United Kingdom
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2007
7:50 AM

Post #4131264

Lovely article. manythanks.

gwen21

gwen21
Gurnee, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 8, 2009
12:57 PM

Post #7147503

You brought back memories of those wax paper works of art. That quilt is going to be stunning!
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
1:04 PM

Post #7147531

: )
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #7147956

Ha. Sounds familiar. But I only have 7 filled books, not phone books, just old dictionaries. Our phone books are about 1/4 inch thick, they wouldn't flatten melted butter.

Not that I've tried the butter thing..

Great article, K.
Thanks.
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
7:26 PM

Post #7148640

Gee, who'd a thought. Ours are only about 1/2 an inch, and that's most of the county and a ways into PA. Just set something heavy on them, or cram 6 into a shelf where only 4 should fit nicely. I have at least 4 more since 2007, maybe 5, and a 1997 Erie PA phone book that's a couple of inches thick. It has ferns in it.

Hmm, I can think of better ways to flatten melted butter, but then I'm a Yankee.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2009
8:12 PM

Post #7148744

You, a Yankee?
Nah...just a misplaced Southerner at heart.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 8, 2009
8:14 PM

Post #7148746

;o)
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2009
10:32 PM

Post #7149159

Nah, not me, I NEED the snow!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 8, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #7149204

So she says in mid October...let's see if she sings the same tune when she's still got a foot of the stuff...and we're all barefoot!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #7149386

Oh yeah...we'll see.
We'll see when we're out dancin' barefoot in the April showers...
And she's still scrapin' ice off her boots.
And when we're sniffin' daylilies,
And she's diggin' for the first signs of helleborus.

But then there's that nawthen maple syrup...
hmmmmmmm.
justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #7149872

mmmm nawthen maple syrup..I sure could go for a jug right about now.

Kathleen, I don't know how I missed this article last time, but it sure is a good one. The leaves you sent me years ago are still in their box and made the move to Kentucky. I now find myself collecting beautiful leaves and sending them to friends back home.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #7149877

kinda like suthen praHlines...
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2009
10:17 AM

Post #7150453

Unh huh, and when I'm sipping a nice warm cuppa on a coolish morning in mid July I'll think of all you darlings sitting with your bare feet in ice trying to keep from vanishing in a puddle of perspiration!

hehehe, we only had 25 feet of the white stuff last year, that's what makes the maple syrup sooooooo sweet - - -
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #7151214

Was that 25 feet all at one time, K, or was it spread from October till your coolish morning in mid July?
Kathleen
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2009
4:54 PM

Post #7151649

Yes, to both!

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