In the middle of the braid and border dilemma, I decided it would be a good time to go in search of the wonderful sweet corn that is grown in our area. After a short drive south, I found a delightful little stand at the edge of a cornfield, with it's money box glued to the top, and the corn already picked, waiting to be bagged by the customer. Totally self-serve. So I brought 4 dozen ears home.
First there's this:
Then there's this:
And then there's this (times three more times):
Nothing is better in the dead of winter than sweet corn that has been frozen in the dog days of summer. I have a friend who has provided me with her frozen corn for the last two years. This year, I tried making my own. Whadda mess! At the end of MY mess, she called and offered me 40 pints of hers that she had just made. Did I take her up on them? You betcha! So now, we have enough corn to ration out one pint per week for the rest of the year. Ha! Think that will last? Read on for more on crop circles....
I put away the Block Exchange and those delightful borders. What to do, what to do? Well, as you know - I am totally addicted to circles these days, so I brought the few out that I had, and quickly made some more. I sure felt better afterwards, too!
Another friend on the web recently reminded me of something I used to do. She takes a digital photo, changes it to black and white to check her color values. I thought it would be fun to see what these flip circles look like without all their colors.
They sure look like the crop circles in western Kansas that show so well in aerial views. Oh gosh, my brain just has another idea! How quickly can I shift gears and go play with that? Stay tuned for the results!