Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and twenty of that project.
When I was about 10 we lived in a corner lot in west Denver for a year.
There was a huge weeping willow tree outside. I found it really interesting because we don’t have them here and I thought it was very cool how the branches “wept” clear to the ground, leaving a hollow space underneath.
It was like a giant umbrella.
One day when I was walking by I saw the most hideous creature I had ever seen (I swear I just had an involuntary shiver). On the end of a branch, about a foot off the ground was a horned tomato worm.
They are HUGE and UGLY. At the time I thought maybe it was from outer space.
My father was away on a business trip. I didn’t want him to miss this momentous event.
I put it in a pickle jar so he could see it when he got home. Of course, this had to be accomplished without touching the creature.
If you look close you will see a tomato worm on this weeping willow too.