Not even half this storycloth has been quilted . I worked my way around the edge on both sides. I reached P for Pumpkin. Good timing. And M for Mushroom on the far side. There is still a lot of Just Quilting left here. Winter work.
Only the maple leaves have fallen so far. Fallen leaves are layered just like a quilt. Here, the neighbors don't mind that I leave them. They mostly blow down into the forest as winter rolls on. This first layer remains , breaking down into soil by spring. I mulch, cut, twice this year. Once in early spring before wildflowers began, to discourage ticks. Once in early fall to create a layer for the compost and to cut the tall grasses back. I found patches of wild thyme growing among the mosses. I will mulch once more after all the leaves have fallen. Spread a blanket on the garden.
But today I will bring Alphabet Soup outside. To meet October's Blanket. Which has me asking myself, what if I make a blanket for each month? A way to give form to the change that might hold us. Imagine a blanket of leaves.